Housing Supply

20 Jul 18, 10:00am
Liz Kendall and Miles Workman look at the Top 10 things keeping ANZ economists up at night, which include expensive houses, underwhelming productivity, the cost of an ageing population, anxious businesses and more
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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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4 Jul 18, 11:52am
The IMF is calling on the Tax Working Group to introduce a land taxes in a bid to help give the Government’s KiwiBuild project a leg up
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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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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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5 Jun 18, 12:51pm
The new policy as proposed by the Government would triple the amount of no-strings work time degree-level students would enjoy in NZ
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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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17 May 18, 3:25pm
Our compilation of some of the key comments made in response to the 2018 Budget
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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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7 May 18, 3:24pm
ANZ economists see immigration likely reducing to 40,000 a year by 2020 but say the migration outlook 'provides risks on both sides at the moment'
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1 May 18, 11:09am
Statistics New Zealand says there were 2926 new homes consented nationally in March, up 5.3% on the same month a year earlier; Auckland had 1082 consents, up 14.9%
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24 Apr 18, 4:24pm
David Hargreaves says the tweaks the National Government made to immigration settings towards the end of its tenure have turned the migration tide
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