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High net worth individuals find bolthole in New Zealand

Terror threats in Europe and political uncertainty in UK, US have helped make it a refuge for ultra rich

New Zealand ranks high on international surveys of desirable places to live, placing among the top 10 for democracy, lack of corruption, peace and satisfaction.


WHEN Hong Kong-based financier Michael Nock wanted a place to escape in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, he looked beyond the traditional havens of the rich to a land at the edge of the world, where cows outnumber people two to one.

Mr Nock, the founder of...

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