Construction

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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2 Mar 18, 11:21am
Encouraging start to year with building consents up strongly in Auckland compared to a year ago
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1 Mar 18, 9:07am
New research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research finds a very dynamic construction sector with a lot of staff changing firms and many companies both entering and exiting the industry
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28 Feb 18, 2:59pm
New Reserve Bank paper puts estimate of Auckland housing shortage far higher than previous RBNZ estimates; says if construction worker shortfall continues it will be 'difficult' to overcome the shortage
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21 Feb 18, 9:13am
Beleaguered Fletcher Building puts all of the losses from its building and interior division in its result for the first half of the year; reports after tax loss of $322 million
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19 Feb 18, 11:35am
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says he's planning a workshopping event for representatives of the finance community and players in the development and construction sector to help crack NZ’s problems around infrastructure financing
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14 Feb 18, 2:46pm
David Hargreaves says the latest update from embattled construction giant Fletcher Building gives some clarity around where the company is right now - but the immediate future still looks decidedly murky
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14 Feb 18, 8:43am
Strife-torn Fletcher Building says it will lose another $486 mln from its Building and Interiors Division; Chairman Norris will go; Company is still in negotiation with private lenders over lending covenant breaches; no dividend
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12 Feb 18, 8:44am
Beleaguered Fletcher Building has delayed its return to share trading till Wednesday and says it will now update the market then about expected further losses in its building and interiors division; in discussion with lenders
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8 Feb 18, 1:54pm
As an employer of 10,000 Kiwis, Fletcher Building's health is rather important to the health of the country
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8 Feb 18, 10:59am
Building giant Fletcher Building puts its shares into a trading halt after disclosing it sees even more financial problems emerging in its accident-prone building and interiors division
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13 Nov 17, 2:50pm
Local Government New Zealand keen to work with the new Government as a 'matter of urgency' to find alternative methods of funding new infrastructure
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8 Nov 17, 12:16pm
Speech from the throne pledges that Auckland's urban limit will be removed and density controls will be freed up in this term of Government
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