Days to the General Election: 36
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Building Consents

25th 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
Assuming National does lead the next Government, it needs to urgently address the dog's breakfast it had created with the housing portfolio
25th Sep 17, 3:47pm
19th 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
The housing market is bearing up surprisingly well; the real question now is whether it will be 'left alone' or not after the election
19th Sep 17, 12:01pm
11th 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
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
11th Sep 17, 4:20pm
4th 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
Latest figures suggest that the Auckland house building market is going to need a whole lot more than words and political posturing
4th Sep 17, 4:28pm
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4th Sep 17, 12:35pm
National says new 'fit for purpose' urban planning laws separate from RMA would encourage more responsive planning and faster development
[Updated]
National says new 'fit for purpose' urban planning laws separate from RMA would encourage more responsive planning and faster development
4th Sep 17, 12:35pm
4th 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
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
4th Sep 17, 10:49am
30th Aug 17, 3:06pm
Auckland’s property market looks set to stay weak for some time yet, even as housing shortage worsens, CoreLogic says
Auckland’s property market looks set to stay weak for some time yet, even as housing shortage worsens, CoreLogic says
30th Aug 17, 3:06pm
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30th Aug 17, 11:10am
Number of residential building consents issued in July down compared to last year 
[Updated]
Number of residential building consents issued in July down compared to last year 
30th Aug 17, 11:10am
24th 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
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
24th Aug 17, 8:19am
8th 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
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
8th Aug 17, 7:33am
7th 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?
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?
7th Aug 17, 2:55pm
4th 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)
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)
4th Aug 17, 7:21am
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31st Jul 17, 11:15am
Auckland has little to cheer about in new dwelling consent figures, with June numbers lower than a year ago
[Updated]
Auckland has little to cheer about in new dwelling consent figures, with June numbers lower than a year ago
31st Jul 17, 11:15am
13th 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
David Hargreaves suggests a subdued housing market in the run-up to the election may ultimately work against the Reserve Bank
13th Jul 17, 12:40pm
3rd Jul 17, 3:40pm
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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
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
3rd Jul 17, 3:40pm
3rd 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
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
3rd Jul 17, 1:21pm
30th Jun 17, 11:35am
New dwelling consents are increasing but still lag well behind growing demand in Auckland where housing shortage continues to worsen
New dwelling consents are increasing but still lag well behind growing demand in Auckland where housing shortage continues to worsen
30th Jun 17, 11:35am
22nd Jun 17, 8:04am
David Hargreaves wonders, given the national obsession for housing, whether there could be better 'official' information available on market trends
David Hargreaves wonders, given the national obsession for housing, whether there could be better 'official' information available on market trends
22nd Jun 17, 8:04am
17th 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
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
17th Jun 17, 8:18am
8th 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
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
8th Jun 17, 7:22am

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Days to the General Election: 36
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