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John Tookey says one year on from Cyclone Gabrielle, NZ still needs a plan to fix its failing infrastructure
7th Feb 24, 8:41am
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John Tookey says one year on from Cyclone Gabrielle, NZ still needs a plan to fix its failing infrastructure
CoreLogic reports that residential housing costs grew their slowest in Q4-2023 on an annual basis since 2016, and their second slowest since they started tracking these costs
11th Jan 24, 12:02am
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CoreLogic reports that residential housing costs grew their slowest in Q4-2023 on an annual basis since 2016, and their second slowest since they started tracking these costs
ASB's latest housing confidence survey shows that for the first time in 18 months more Kiwis are expecting house prices to rise than fall; ASB economists say 'it's an important watershed'
19th Dec 23, 11:14am
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ASB's latest housing confidence survey shows that for the first time in 18 months more Kiwis are expecting house prices to rise than fall; ASB economists say 'it's an important watershed'
Kiwibank's chief economist Jarrod Kerr fires up the summer BBQ chat by saying everything wrong with the kiwi property market can be put down to supply and a lack of it - but most policy makers focus on demand because it's what they can influence
11th Dec 23, 2:07pm
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Kiwibank's chief economist Jarrod Kerr fires up the summer BBQ chat by saying everything wrong with the kiwi property market can be put down to supply and a lack of it - but most policy makers focus on demand because it's what they can influence
Credit bureau Centrix says company liquidations are on the rise, with credit defaults climbing 'across the board' in September
1st Nov 23, 5:00am
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Credit bureau Centrix says company liquidations are on the rise, with credit defaults climbing 'across the board' in September
BNZ chief economist Mike Jones says the currently wide cost gap between building and buying a house should reduce, but much of this is expected to come via higher house prices
30th Oct 23, 1:50pm
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BNZ chief economist Mike Jones says the currently wide cost gap between building and buying a house should reduce, but much of this is expected to come via higher house prices
Building materials cost pressures are easing but rising wages are still driving up construction costs
11th Oct 23, 1:00am
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Building materials cost pressures are easing but rising wages are still driving up construction costs
Debt stress among young people and businesses rising, Centrix says, with borrowers aged under 25 appearing 'to be struggling quite consistently'
1st Sep 23, 5:00am
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Debt stress among young people and businesses rising, Centrix says, with borrowers aged under 25 appearing 'to be struggling quite consistently'
Credit bureau Centrix says while homeowners contend with rising mortgage interest rates and the financial squeeze, business owners are grappling with lower activity and spending
4th Jul 23, 5:00am
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Credit bureau Centrix says while homeowners contend with rising mortgage interest rates and the financial squeeze, business owners are grappling with lower activity and spending
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RBNZ says the risks to financial stability posed by high-LVR lending have reduced to a level where the current restrictions may be unnecessarily reducing efficiency
26th Apr 23, 9:20am
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RBNZ says the risks to financial stability posed by high-LVR lending have reduced to a level where the current restrictions may be unnecessarily reducing efficiency
Krishanu Roy says ‘build back better’ requires a framework that focuses on the full life of a house – from materials to its end of life
14th Apr 23, 9:36am
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Krishanu Roy says ‘build back better’ requires a framework that focuses on the full life of a house – from materials to its end of life
Credit bureau Centrix says the current economic climate is 'putting pressure on households across New Zealand'
1st Mar 23, 5:00am
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Credit bureau Centrix says the current economic climate is 'putting pressure on households across New Zealand'
Productivity Commission to probe NZ's supply chain resilience at the same time the Ministry of Transport develops national supply chain strategy
28th Feb 23, 11:00am
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Productivity Commission to probe NZ's supply chain resilience at the same time the Ministry of Transport develops national supply chain strategy
RBNZ Deputy Governor Christian Hawkesby says the only impact from higher interest rates so far is falling house prices and a cooling construction pipeline
14th Dec 22, 4:42pm
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RBNZ Deputy Governor Christian Hawkesby says the only impact from higher interest rates so far is falling house prices and a cooling construction pipeline
New warehouses and factories the stars of the commercial construction sector with 1.4 million sqm of new space consented
10th Nov 22, 11:54am
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New warehouses and factories the stars of the commercial construction sector with 1.4 million sqm of new space consented
Given that it is increasingly difficult to get affordable earthquake insurance, we may have to radically revise the system, economist Brian Easton says
31st Oct 22, 8:40am
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Given that it is increasingly difficult to get affordable earthquake insurance, we may have to radically revise the system, economist Brian Easton says
Centrix managing director Keith McLaughlin says anticipation of a recession is affecting consumers' payment behaviour
4th Oct 22, 5:00am
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Centrix managing director Keith McLaughlin says anticipation of a recession is affecting consumers' payment behaviour
New NZCTU strategy paper also calls for creation of a new Kiwisaver provider
27th Sep 22, 8:48am
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New NZCTU strategy paper also calls for creation of a new Kiwisaver provider
Westpac economists say an 'abundant' supply of housing in Auckland would help to stem the 'exodus' from the city and bring demand and supply back towards balance 
5th Sep 22, 11:45am
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Westpac economists say an 'abundant' supply of housing in Auckland would help to stem the 'exodus' from the city and bring demand and supply back towards balance 
Centrix managing director Keith McLaughlin says a simultaneous increase in demand for credit, and in arrears, points to people being under pressure to meet repayment obligations
1st Sep 22, 5:00am
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Centrix managing director Keith McLaughlin says a simultaneous increase in demand for credit, and in arrears, points to people being under pressure to meet repayment obligations
Kiwibank economists now see house prices falling 13% by the end of the year followed by a 'slow' recovery
24th Aug 22, 11:29am
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Kiwibank economists now see house prices falling 13% by the end of the year followed by a 'slow' recovery
BRANZ-Pacifecon annual forecast of building pipeline sees $11b slump in housebuilding by 2025 driving overall construction fall of $9b; infrastructure and non-residential still solid
16th Aug 22, 12:04pm
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BRANZ-Pacifecon annual forecast of building pipeline sees $11b slump in housebuilding by 2025 driving overall construction fall of $9b; infrastructure and non-residential still solid
David Hargreaves bemoans the lack of foresight of NZ governments - which is about to be demonstrated again with a forthcoming downturn in housing construction
2nd Aug 22, 12:37pm
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David Hargreaves bemoans the lack of foresight of NZ governments - which is about to be demonstrated again with a forthcoming downturn in housing construction