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RBNZ Bulletin looks at divergence in house prices between Auckland and regions

The Reserve Bank today published a Bulletin article, ‘New Zealand house prices: a historical perspective’ that provides historical context to the current divergence between house price inflation in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand.

Dwelling consents grow in 2015

Building consents for new dwellings continued to increase in 2015, although not as strongly as in the previous three years, Statistics New Zealand said today.

The complete answer for warm dry homes

Community Housing Aotearoa says that insulation is only half the answer in improving rental housing and that you still need to heat the house.

Auckland housing 'not affordable' since July 2013

Auckland housing has not been affordable for typical first home buyers since July 2013, according to's latest Home Loan Affordability Report.

Certified Builders introduces mandatory building guarantees

Certified Builders Association of New Zealand has gone one step further than recent law changes that enhanced consumer protections for building work, by introducing mandatory building guarantees.

NZ the hardest place in the world to buy a house - Greens

The National Government’s hands-off approach to the housing crisis over the past seven years has led to New Zealand becoming the most unaffordable place in the world to buy a house, the Green Party said today.

Year-end sees Auckland housing market slow, others rise

Nationwide residential property values surged ahead in the year to December 2015 at a rate of more than 10% faster than for the same period the previous year.

Auckland '59% less affordable than rest of NZ'

While there has been a modest improvement in the affordability of housing in most regions, the latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows Auckland is now 59 per cent less affordable than the rest of the country.

Housing construction hits one billion dollars per month

The growth in residential building hit an all-time record of a billion dollars of work consented in a month for the first time ever, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith noted today in response to Statistics New Zealand building consent data.

New dwelling consents reach 10-year high

The number of new dwellings consented reached a 10-year high in November 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today.

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