Construction

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, 12:05pm
The updated RLB survey of construction cranes shows rising growth in Auckland, and resurgent growth in Christchurch
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12 Sep 18, 10:21am
Bankers' Association Acting CEO Antony Buick-Constable rejects suggestions banks are not playing their part in the construction sector and says bank lending to the sector is at its highest since the GFC
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29 Aug 18, 2:01pm
Paper for UN sustainable development project sets out why and how the ways energy, transport, food and housing are produced and consumed should be transformed
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22 Aug 18, 10:22am
Fletcher Building CEO says the Government's flagship housing programme is both a threat and an opportunity for his company
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6 Aug 18, 4:06pm
ANZ economists expect building industry to 'muddle through' at still-high activity levels, but it's not an easy road ahead
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1 Aug 18, 10:45am
'Poorly performing' Auckland projects blamed for tipping construction company over the edge
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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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