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Timber industry ready to contribute to home building catch-up

The timber industry believes the government’s announced boost to home construction, through a Housing Infrastructure Fund, needs to have a timber focus.

Counties Manukau land proposed for housing

Ten hectares of Counties Manukau Health land is being considered for the Government's Crown land housing programme, with consultation starting today, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

Consents granted for 60 homes in Whangaparaoa

Existing Whangaparaoa Peninsula residents and people wanting to buy a slice of the area’s coastal lifestyle are set to be benefit from the transformation of two open spaces in Stanmore Bay with resource consents now granted for both sites.

Main centre growth 'will see more small town commuters'

"The latest Quotable Value figures showing house values rising by 5.6% nationwide in the last three months alone - the fastest three-month increase in 12 years - will see many country towns and districts in proximity to New Zealand’s increasingly expensive centres becoming the next hot property

Auckland house prices still out of control - Greens

Out of control house price rises in Auckland and around the country further highlight how the National Government’s tinkering is failing to address the housing crisis, the Green Party said today.

$1b fund to accelerate housing infrastructure

The Prime Minister today announced a new $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund to accelerate the supply of new housing where it’s needed most, Finance Minister Bill English and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith say.

Warmer, drier, safer rental law kicks in

Tenancy law changes covering smoke alarms, insulation, enforcement of standards and property abandonment come into effect tomorrow, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

House consents up, but total dwellings trend flat

Building consents for new dwellings are at a higher level than in 2015, but there has been little growth in recent months, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Kiwis paying $1000 more a year to rent - Trade Me

The median weekly rent across New Zealand continued to climb steadily in the year to May, but growth was slower than last month according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index.

Auckland building activity at all-time high

Building activity in Auckland has topped an all-time high of $6 billion per year, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown said today in releasing the latest Auckland Housing Accord monitoring report.

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