Who Owns the High Country?: The controversial story of tenure review in New Zealand
by: Ann Brower
Who Owns the High Country? is a startling expose of bureaucracy gone wrong. This controversial story tells how large areas of high country in the South Island were sold off to runholders for knock-down prices, in a process that was hidden from public view.
The author of this book, Dr Ann Brower, came to New Zealand on a Fulbright scholarship and, through her research into the politics of land reform, exposed this quiet scandal. She discovered that the Crown had been paying the runholders of South Island high-country stations to freehold parts of their pastoral lease farms, subsequently leaving them to subdivide their newly-owned land for massive profits.
Available in the Law Library at call number: HD 1120.5 B76 2008