Building Consents

2 Feb 18, 11:34am
New dwelling consents took a dip in December but were up 3.4% for the year
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
30 Nov 17, 11:28am
The number of new dwelling consents issued in October was below where it was 12 months ago
29 Nov 17, 3:28pm
Building practitioners who just lost their licences after spending a week building a house, powering a property with a cord from a neighbour, and failing 10 building inspections can reapply for their licences next year
31 Oct 17, 11:36am
New dwelling consents dropped 12.5% nationwide last month and slumped 26.7% in Auckland
24 Oct 17, 12:12pm
Migration accounted for two thirds of Auckland's population growth in the year to June
29 Sep 17, 11:24am
New dwelling consents up strongly in Auckland, but still short of what's needed
25 Sep 17, 3:47pm
Assuming National does lead the next Government, it needs to urgently address the dog's breakfast it had created with the housing portfolio
19 Sep 17, 12:01pm
The housing market is bearing up surprisingly well; the real question now is whether it will be 'left alone' or not after the election
11 Sep 17, 4:20pm
After years of hands-off tactics from central government, whatever hue of administration takes over after September 23 is likely to be more interventionist in the housing market
4 Sep 17, 4:28pm
Latest figures suggest that the Auckland house building market is going to need a whole lot more than words and political posturing
4 Sep 17, 12:35pm
National says new 'fit for purpose' urban planning laws separate from RMA would encourage more responsive planning and faster development
4 Sep 17, 10:49am
Westpac economists point to recent softening in Auckland house building activity; dwelling consents numbers have 'flat-lined' at levels well short of those needed to keep up with population growth
30 Aug 17, 3:06pm
Auckland’s property market looks set to stay weak for some time yet, even as housing shortage worsens, CoreLogic says
30 Aug 17, 11:10am
Number of residential building consents issued in July down compared to last year 
24 Aug 17, 8:19am
There needs to be an enduring solution found to the issue of ramping up - and indeed down - house building activity so that we are building the right numbers of houses for the market
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


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