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Near six-year high for building activity

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Building consents for new houses, excluding apartments, rose 3% in February, according to Statistics New Zealand

Applauding the Govt's community housing initiatives

Rodney Dickens likes what he has seen of the new community focus for providing social housing, aiming for a 20% share

In the dark on housing

David Hargreaves says much more independent information is needed about the New Zealand housing market

House building growth pauses

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Building consents for new houses, excluding apartments, fell 1.3% in January, according to Statistics New Zealand

Real estate's dangerous brinksmanship

David Hargreaves says the real estate industry has a lot more to lose than Trade Me

House building activity surges

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Building consents for new houses, excluding apartments, shot up 10.7% in December, according to Statistics New Zealand

OCR unchanged, but rises expected

RBNZ keeps Official Cash Rate at 2.5% but says rises expected 'soon'; NZ dollar falls

'NZ’s housing market is slowing'

Last year’s house prices reflected 2013’s interest rates says Westpac's Dominick Stephens. This year higher rates will change affordability, renting & property investment decisions

Prices up, volumes down in Auckland housing market

Barfoots average Auckland sale price in December exceeds $700,000 for first time; volumes sold decline

Surprise fall in building activity

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David Cunliffe says fall in building consent figures has 'blown a hole' in Govt's housing policy