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Growing up in Auckland: mapping drivers of residential land growth

NZIER’s Public Good discussion paper Growing up in Auckland? Mapping drivers of residential land growth was released today. In this paper we decomposed growth in residential land into population growth, household size, and land use per capita.

Property asking prices 'show signs of easing'

The average asking price for a New Zealand property hit a new high of $590,850 in June but the rate of increase is easing, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index.

Labour's housing plan: A possible game-changer?

Property Council welcomes the release of Labour’s Comprehensive Housing Plan and sees it as a possible game-change in alleviating the housing affordability crisis.

Property Institute questions timing of Reserve Bank statement

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, has questioned the wisdom of the timing of this evenings Reserve Bank statement to the Wellington Branch of the Institute of Valuers - warning that it will almost certainly lead to another 'frantic burst' of Investor buying which w

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.

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