Days to the General Election: 19
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Housing Supply

1st Sep 20, 2:19pm
New dwelling consents particularly strong in Auckland although there's been a slide in the number of retirement village units being consented
New dwelling consents particularly strong in Auckland although there's been a slide in the number of retirement village units being consented
1st Sep 20, 2:19pm
13th Aug 20, 11:57am
Migration's impact on housing demand is now almost negligible, which should ease housing supply pressures over coming months
Migration's impact on housing demand is now almost negligible, which should ease housing supply pressures over coming months
13th Aug 20, 11:57am
30th Jul 20, 11:32am
The number of new homes consented in the lockdown-affected second quarter of this year was just three less than the same period of last year
The number of new homes consented in the lockdown-affected second quarter of this year was just three less than the same period of last year
30th Jul 20, 11:32am
1st Jul 20, 11:38am
Consents for 3554 new homes were issued in May, the highest number since May last year
Consents for 3554 new homes were issued in May, the highest number since May last year
1st Jul 20, 11:38am
20th Jun 20, 6:33am
Although the Unitec site is listed for fast track consenting this is just a small part of the project. The full development is expected to take 10 to 15 years to be fully complete
Although the Unitec site is listed for fast track consenting this is just a small part of the project. The full development is expected to take 10 to 15 years to be fully complete
20th Jun 20, 6:33am
27th May 20, 10:59am
Westpac report says residential construction activity likely to fall 20% next year, commercial construction to be down 15%
Westpac report says residential construction activity likely to fall 20% next year, commercial construction to be down 15%
27th May 20, 10:59am
14th May 20, 5:32pm
Government funding for 8000 new homes will not necessarily increase the total number of homes being built but it will likely change the mix by increasing the supply at the bottom of the market
Government funding for 8000 new homes will not necessarily increase the total number of homes being built but it will likely change the mix by increasing the supply at the bottom of the market
14th May 20, 5:32pm
7th May 20, 10:29am
Infometrics says we should look to the 1930s for a solution to help the economy recover from a COVID-19 recession by building more state houses
Infometrics says we should look to the 1930s for a solution to help the economy recover from a COVID-19 recession by building more state houses
7th May 20, 10:29am
5th May 20, 11:38am
Much bigger drop in commercial building consents than residential building consents
Much bigger drop in commercial building consents than residential building consents
5th May 20, 11:38am
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31st Mar 20, 11:46am
Most regions recorded double digit growth in new dwelling consents in year to February, Statistics NZ says
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Most regions recorded double digit growth in new dwelling consents in year to February, Statistics NZ says
31st Mar 20, 11:46am
4th Mar 20, 1:03pm
The total value of building consents hit $23.2 billion in the year to January - up 8% on the previous 12 months
The total value of building consents hit $23.2 billion in the year to January - up 8% on the previous 12 months
4th Mar 20, 1:03pm
19th Feb 20, 6:31am
National wants to make it easier for foreigners to buy land to build houses on, but can't yet specify how
National wants to make it easier for foreigners to buy land to build houses on, but can't yet specify how
19th Feb 20, 6:31am
12th Feb 20, 5:00am
Salvation Army questions how we're building more houses, but low income earners are still struggling to put roofs over their heads
Salvation Army questions how we're building more houses, but low income earners are still struggling to put roofs over their heads
12th Feb 20, 5:00am
10th Feb 20, 1:50pm
The average size of new dwellings dropped from 200 square metres in 2010 to 158 square metres in 2019 while the average construction cost rose by a third
The average size of new dwellings dropped from 200 square metres in 2010 to 158 square metres in 2019 while the average construction cost rose by a third
10th Feb 20, 1:50pm
4th Feb 20, 11:48am
The number of new dwellings consented in Auckland in December was up 30.7% on the same month of 2018
The number of new dwellings consented in Auckland in December was up 30.7% on the same month of 2018
4th Feb 20, 11:48am
21st Jan 20, 8:30am
We should see some solid sales activity over the next few months and look out for some big announcements from KiwiBuild and Kainga Ora, but those expecting another price boom may be disappointed
We should see some solid sales activity over the next few months and look out for some big announcements from KiwiBuild and Kainga Ora, but those expecting another price boom may be disappointed
21st Jan 20, 8:30am
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14th Jan 20, 11:23am
Stats NZ reports that a 2.7% lift in monthly building consents for November saw the annual level of consents around the country hit over 37,000 for the first time since the 1970s
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Stats NZ reports that a 2.7% lift in monthly building consents for November saw the annual level of consents around the country hit over 37,000 for the first time since the 1970s
14th Jan 20, 11:23am
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12th Dec 19, 2:00pm
Tax Working Group proposal for vacant land tax that was referred for further investigation by Finance Minister Grant Robertson has been given a firm thumbs-down
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Tax Working Group proposal for vacant land tax that was referred for further investigation by Finance Minister Grant Robertson has been given a firm thumbs-down
12th Dec 19, 2:00pm
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29th Nov 19, 11:34am
New dwelling consents surge ahead in Auckland but remain sluggish in the Bay of Plenty while the Waikato plays catch up
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New dwelling consents surge ahead in Auckland but remain sluggish in the Bay of Plenty while the Waikato plays catch up
29th Nov 19, 11:34am
28th Nov 19, 10:10am
Fletcher Building looking at modular timber and steel construction methods to crack the apartment market
Fletcher Building looking at modular timber and steel construction methods to crack the apartment market
28th Nov 19, 10:10am
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31st Oct 19, 11:27am
Most regions showing double digit annual growth in new dwelling consents
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Most regions showing double digit annual growth in new dwelling consents
31st Oct 19, 11:27am
12th Oct 19, 11:26am
A wrap of the not so politically sexy work underway to increase the supply of houses... eventually
A wrap of the not so politically sexy work underway to increase the supply of houses... eventually
12th Oct 19, 11:26am
9th Oct 19, 8:56am
Waikato and Bay of Plenty should be at the top of the list for property investors chasing growth with Taranaki, West Coast and Southland at the bottom, Greg Ninness says
Waikato and Bay of Plenty should be at the top of the list for property investors chasing growth with Taranaki, West Coast and Southland at the bottom, Greg Ninness says
9th Oct 19, 8:56am
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30th Sep 19, 11:16am
New dwelling consents were up strongly in Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury in August
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New dwelling consents were up strongly in Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury in August
30th Sep 19, 11:16am
26th Sep 19, 1:33pm
The Auckland Unitary Plan has kick-started more apartment development after a decade of lost opportunities, a response to the inefficient use of land, high infrastructure costs and externalities of sprawl
The Auckland Unitary Plan has kick-started more apartment development after a decade of lost opportunities, a response to the inefficient use of land, high infrastructure costs and externalities of sprawl
26th Sep 19, 1:33pm

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Days to the General Election: 19
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