Asian property buyers are now setting their eyes on Oamaru in New Zealand's South Island, reports the New Zealand Herald (5 March 2017). A former Ray White agent said he had seen an increase in foreign buyers, especially from Australia, China, Vietnam, and South Korea. This concurs with data from, China's largest international property website, which showed Oamaru to have jumped to fourth place on's list of '2016 Top 10 New Zealand Cities Viewed By Chinese Buyers'.