Construction

19 Jul 18, 2:45pm
Three quarters of the people who have applied for a KiwiBuild home are from Auckland
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12 Jul 18, 10:49am
Westpac economists revise upwards their forecasts for house construction in the country's largest city; say Auckland getting close to building enough houses to keep up with population growth
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5 Jul 18, 4:27pm
The Government's willingly put itself under enormous pressure by inviting registrations for KiwiBuild houses - and getting loads of responses - at such an early stage
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3 Jul 18, 12:03pm
David Hargreaves crunches the building consents numbers - particularly for Auckland - and wonders whether this is as good as it gets or whether activity can go to a higher level still
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27 Jun 18, 12:00pm
A ‘KiwiBuild Skill Shortage’ list is being created, after a Minister’s warning to Cabinet that NZ simply does not have the labour force to deal with the pipeline of construction projects
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25 Jun 18, 4:31pm
David Hargreaves argues that the Government's difficulty getting traction with Kiwibuild points to a need for industry-wide overhaul of house building
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20 Jun 18, 1:20pm
Latest QV Costbuilder report shows average cost of building a home in the main centres rose 3.4% in the year to April; Christchurch followed by Auckland are the most expensive places to build
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18 Jun 18, 1:07pm
David Hargreaves argues that the Government needs to commit 'all in' to the Kiwibuild programme to ensure our chronic housing shortage is resolved
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13 Jun 18, 12:24pm
Housing Minister coy on actual numbers of houses to result from the Kiwibuild 'Buying off the Plans' tender
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3 Jun 18, 9:40am
Rodney Dickens says higher construction demand will soon attract building capacity, so KiwiBuild's demands will be responded to by industry without starving other sectors for long
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28 May 18, 3:13pm
Salvation Army questions ability of government departments to handle the flagship house building plan; seeks establishment of group to deliver houses 'quickly and at affordable cost'
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28 May 18, 12:01pm
Westpac economists say the stepping up of Kiwibuild activity will be even 'more gradual' than Treasury's forecasts that have been criticised by the Housing Minister
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14 May 18, 9:55am
David Hargreaves says the Government needs to decide whether or not it is prepared to fully commit to a policy that was a key election platform
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10 May 18, 10:50am
David Hargreaves sees bad signs from the Government's so-called Kiwibuild 'buying off the plans' scheme
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9 May 18, 3:33pm
Some 80% of the 'Kiwibuild' houses planned for completion in the 2019 financial year will be constructed by private developers underwritten by the taxpayer
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9 May 18, 12:16pm
Despite all the talk of big public infrastructure projects, the construction industry seems to be in a downward track with significantly less concrete being poured in the first quarter of 2018
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18 Apr 18, 4:24pm
ANZ economists say the cost of building a new house has become more attractive relative to the cost of buying an existing one
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13 Apr 18, 12:09pm
Westpac report says Auckland housing shortage will get worse before it gets better - fixing problems will 'be a slow grind'
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29 Mar 18, 10:28am
Two-thirds of all New Zealand construction cranes are now operating in Auckland with most focused on an expanding project list in the central city
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25 Mar 18, 1:26pm
Housing and Urban Development Minister says 29 hectares of Unitec land at Mt Albert will be transferred to Crown ownership; between 3000 and 4000 homes to be constructed
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