Building Consents

18 Sep 18, 2:25pm
Independent report into Auckland Council's Building Consents Department finds major shortcomings resulting in poor customer service
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16 Sep 18, 6:31am
A record $1.84 billion of housing alterations was consented in June year as big numbers of homeowners do up their houses
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30 Aug 18, 11:20am
New dwelling consents were at elevated levels in Auckland last month, but down in most other main centres
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28 Aug 18, 7:16am
Rodney Dickens criticises Auckland Council's economists, claiming their desire for higher density housing near rapid transport routes taints their analysis
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23 Aug 18, 9:53am
What if we magically increased the number of houses in Auckland by 20% and dropped population growth by 25%? We'd still have a housing shortage, concludes Auckland Council's chief economist 
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10 Aug 18, 11:45am
Falling construction costs rather than a reduction in size is the likely reason for a drop in the average value of new apartments consented in Auckland
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7 Aug 18, 2:56pm
Auckland Council figures suggest around 98% of new dwellings consented in the region actually get built
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31 Jul 18, 11:33am
New dwelling consents slipped in most parts of the country in June but rose strongly in Wellington
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29 Jun 18, 11:25am
Surge in new dwelling consents in Auckland could be the beginning of the end for the region's housing shortage
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5 Jun 18, 2:21pm
There's been a drop in the average size of new houses and townhouses being built in Auckland, which may help bring prices down
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30 May 18, 11:21am
Good news for Aucklanders with the number of new dwelling consents up and average values falling, suggesting a shift towards more affordable new housing
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7 May 18, 3:24pm
ANZ economists see immigration likely reducing to 40,000 a year by 2020 but say the migration outlook 'provides risks on both sides at the moment'
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1 May 18, 11:09am
Statistics New Zealand says there were 2926 new homes consented nationally in March, up 5.3% on the same month a year earlier; Auckland had 1082 consents, up 14.9%
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24 Apr 18, 4:24pm
David Hargreaves says the tweaks the National Government made to immigration settings towards the end of its tenure have turned the migration tide
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29 Mar 18, 11:17am
The number of new homes consented in February fell year-on-year and the annual growth rate is slowing
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11 Mar 18, 5:02am
Rodney Dickens says section prices are the key to solving the housing affordability problem, not higher density around transport hubs. He warns against force-feeding in areas that won't deliver the intended outcome
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2 Mar 18, 11:21am
Encouraging start to year with building consents up strongly in Auckland compared to a year ago
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2 Feb 18, 11:34am
New dwelling consents took a dip in December but were up 3.4% for the year
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16 Jan 18, 1:51pm
We report on how active Housing NZ Corporation has been in seeking housing consents, and how concentrated this has been in Auckland
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30 Nov 17, 11:28am
The number of new dwelling consents issued in October was below where it was 12 months ago
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