- The super-rich snapping up luxurious properties in New Zealand – but many don’t plan to move there anytime soon
- Instead, they are holding onto the homes as possible ‘boltholes’, should the west go into meltdown in the future
- Global leaders at Davos hinted they would want an escape route if the poor rose up against the growing super-rich
- New Zealand is rated the third safest country in the world, according to the 2013 Global Peace Index
- The buyers will also get to enjoy some of the world’s best scenery, a great quality of life and a favourable tax system
As world events threaten the comfortable lifestyles of the West’s super-rich they have begun buying up fabulous ‘bolt hole’ properties in the far-away safe haven of New Zealand.
The world’s elite are snapping up properties in the tiny country, which they see as a shelter from the threat of terrorism, civil unrest and instabilities in the financial markets.
Interest in pricey land and homes in the North and South Islands has soared in recent years following terrorist strikes and civil disobedience in North America, the UK and Europe.