Tourists are seen near New Zealand’s Lake Tekapo in this 2018 file photo. Photo: AP
Tourists are seen near New Zealand’s Lake Tekapo in this 2018 file photo. Photo: AP

Let rich Americans into New Zealand if they want to build houses, former PM says

  • John Key, who held the top job from 2008 to 2016, said it was ‘crazy’ to ban foreigners from buying property in the country
  • He also called on the government to loosen border restrictions so foreign students and overseas workers could enter

Tourists are seen near New Zealand’s Lake Tekapo in this 2018 file photo. Photo: AP
Tourists are seen near New Zealand’s Lake Tekapo in this 2018 file photo. Photo: AP
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