The attached article may be helpful in answering some questions for those Australians considering investing in New Zealand property. Given the NZD/AUD exchange rate at the moment, it is well worth considering. Note that this article was sourced some time ago from another website (source is acknowldeged at top of article) and as such no responsibility is accepted for its accuracy or otherwise. Given that tax laws etc can change you are also advised to obtain professional legal and taxation advice should you wish to invest. I am able to provide you with a list of local (NZ) accountants, who may be able to assist, if you wish.