Building Consents

8 Aug 17, 7:33am
Steadier path to later & higher Auckland house building peak could be better for first home buyers, construction industry and high school leavers looking to enter the trades, PM English says
7 Aug 17, 2:55pm
David Hargreaves says the Auckland housing market has gone cold at exactly the wrong time. And does the sudden focus by politicians on our largest city's infrastructure imply a sense of defeat on housing?
4 Aug 17, 7:21am
An existential Auckland housing debate during Parliament's Question Time: Do land bankers even exist? Also, building consents vs code compliance certificates (and Nick Smith's defective knob)
31 Jul 17, 11:15am
Auckland has little to cheer about in new dwelling consent figures, with June numbers lower than a year ago
13 Jul 17, 12:40pm
David Hargreaves suggests a subdued housing market in the run-up to the election may ultimately work against the Reserve Bank
3 Jul 17, 3:40pm
Westpac's economists say the pace of new dwelling consents in Auckland is falling well short of what is required, although a lot more apartments may be in the pipeline
3 Jul 17, 1:21pm
New Statistics NZ population projections suggest it is possible Auckland's population could virtually double in the next 25 years; NZ total population could hit 6 million in only about 10 years' time
30 Jun 17, 11:35am
New dwelling consents are increasing but still lag well behind growing demand in Auckland where housing shortage continues to worsen
22 Jun 17, 8:04am
David Hargreaves wonders, given the national obsession for housing, whether there could be better 'official' information available on market trends
17 Jun 17, 8:18am
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff calls for the introduction of a building warranty or insurance scheme to avoid ratepayers forking out another $600m in a leaky homes saga; Govt to release paper on this soon
8 Jun 17, 7:22am
Nick Smith vs Phil Twyford on housing shortage figures, episode 56. The one where advice isn't accepted, the market is king and no one can get it right. Not the RBNZ, not Auckland Council, not Shamubeel, not MBIE; No one
30 May 17, 11:37am
There was a sharp decline in the number of new dwelling consents issued across NZ in April, Auckland's housing supply crisis worsening
24 May 17, 1:33pm
Subdued house prices in the run up to the election are likely to lead to complacency when it comes to some much-needed tightening up measures
8 May 17, 2:35pm
BNZ economists now predict rate hikes early next year and the RBNZ will be 'negligent' if it doesn't explicitly indicate higher interest rates in future when it reviews the OCR ths week
28 Apr 17, 11:39am
New dwelling consents pick up in March, but still not enough to solve Auckland's housing shortage
28 Apr 17, 11:34am
Broad based rise in non-residential building consents pushes the focus to the construction industry's capacity to deliver all this new work
20 Apr 17, 1:38pm
Latest figures show Government spent $550 mln of taxpayers' money in past three months to put roofs over the heads of Kiwis - but the waiting list for houses is still getting bigger; Labour slams 'expensive band aid' emergency grants
19 Apr 17, 4:02pm
The Government's changes to migration settings are a move in the right direction - but much more is needed
19 Apr 17, 7:59am
The housing market looks set to be quiet in the run up to the election, but David Hargreaves wonders if that's necessarily a good thing
6 Apr 17, 12:00pm
Shamubeel Eaqub rails against govt failures that led to an undersupply of 500,000 homes over 30 years, and rising societal gaps as social housing was ignored


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