By: Steve Dellar | 08-20-2018 | News
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New Zealand - Did Matt Lauer Prompt Ban On Foreigners Buying Real Estate? (Audio)

Disgraced celebrity Mr Matt Lauer (who was dismissed from his job hosting NBC's Today Show over sexual misconduct allegations) is now being blamed on New Zealand’s social media for the ban on foreigners buying real estate.

Last week, responding to the crazy pricing they were witnessing from foreigners swooping in to purchase New Zealand real estate, the leftwing government of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern voted to bar most non-citizens from investing in homes.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">New Zealand bans foreigners from buying homes, but not Matt Lauer because there wasn’t enough evidence he’d breached a “good character” condition. <a href=""></a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NZ</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NZpoli</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#realestate</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#sexualmisconduct</a></p>&mdash; Lu Korte (@homewithlu) <a href="">August 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

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That vote remarkably came three weeks after Mr Lauer (pictured with Harvey Weinstein) appeared in an interview on Radio New Zealand where he defended his ownership of Hunter Valley Station, a 27,000-acre sheep and cattle ranch on a mountain lake that can only be reached by a dirt road and now denies the public access to a believed wilderness area.

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Radio New Zealand presenter Mr John Campbell stated: “Isn’t it actually that you want to control this beautiful piece of land?”

“Why the hell should Matt Lauer have access to this land when we Kiwis have to jump through hoops to get onto it?”

A caller joined into the discussion, stating: “Matt Lauer is the poster child for the kind of absentee foreign owners the Kiwis don’t want. But he is just one of thousands.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">TRENDING: International Real Estate - Did Matt Lauer Drama Spark New Zealand&#39;s Ban on Foreign Home Buyers? <a href="">@jennyvlenz</a> <a href="">@DollyLenzRE</a> <a href="">@FoxBusiness</a> <a href=""></a> via <a href="">@pagesix</a></p>&mdash; I. Dolly Lenz (@IDollyLenz) <a href="">August 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr Lauer responded to the criticism, which he said was because of the timing of the sexual assault allegations he received, which he named as a ‘difficult time’: "This easement that's been proposed is being proposed to solve a problem that does not exist, and that's the misinformation that's out there and it's out there on purpose.”

"Show me the logs of the people, of Walking Access Commission and other people, of all the people who they say have been denied? They don't exist."

The New Zealand government over the summer finished an investigation of whether Mr Lauer was “of good character” (as is required in his lease agreement under New Zealand law) and decided he could keep the ranch, to the outrage of many.

A government spokeswoman said, “Mr. Lauer has not been charged with any offense, nor convicted, and the evidence does not establish that Mr. Lauer is unfit to continue to hold the asset.”

Today, as many Kiwis state they were hoping to sell their home and can’t anymore, angry voices on social media say this is because of Mr Lauer’s actions.


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Anonymous No. 34549 2018-08-20 : 11:58

Why, because he wants to build an Epstein like place there…. Look it up.

Anonymous No. 34551 2018-08-20 : 12:26

Trying to stop the commieislamic take over of NZ?Too late they already control the public discourse if not the govt . Stephan molyneux ring any bells Nz?Wonder what he was trying to warn the public of

Tab No. 34552 2018-08-20 : 12:27

Creepy Uncle, Matty…

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