Housing Supply

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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23 Apr 18, 5:18pm
Tex Edwards cooks up a multi course recipe to improve housing affordability in New Zealand. With market failure more government involvement is required, he argues 
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29 Mar 18, 11:17am
The number of new homes consented in February fell year-on-year and the annual growth rate is slowing
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27 Mar 18, 5:00am
Research by Auckland Council's economists shows an Auckland property's value is influenced by size, school zone, amenity access and cladding just as much as location
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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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12 Mar 18, 3:58pm
Auckland Council's economists say the early signs are the new Urban Plan is encouraging much more brownfield development that is infrastructure-efficient
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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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25 Feb 18, 7:24am
Eric Crampton argues fixing problems constraining infrastructure financing and with local government housing supply incentives must be the Govt's most important task
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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, 2:43pm
Housing Minister Phil Twyford has hit back at claims his Government is not ambitious enough with its KiwiBuild policy and says expect ‘far more’ than 100,000 new houses over the next decade
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