New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern plans to implement restrictions on foreign property buyers, reports Reuters (26 October 2017). This is especially so for homebuyers from China, whose interest in New Zealand has led to its current rank as sixth-most popular market for Chinese property buyers on China-based real estate portal According to Jane Lu, Head of Australia and New Zealand, Chinese buyers have shown a tendency in the past to speed up their purchase of overseas properties before such restrictions take effect.