Registered Master Builders Federation is concerned about the impact of the Reserve Bank’s restrictions on high LVR lending on the construction of new homes.
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The standard of housing in New Zealand needs to be significantly improved to reduce demands on the health system, according to the NZ College of Public Health Medicine.
Building consents issued for new houses hit a five-year high in the June 2013 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today.
A total of 5,213 new houses, including apartments, were consented between April and June - the most since the June 2008 quarter.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government will seek to have an audit of recent building consents issued by Christchurch City Council to ensure they’re up to the required standards.
The largest-ever worldwide study linking damp housing to respiratory and allergy problems paints a grim picture for New Zealand children says Child Poverty Action Group spokesperson Associate Professor Nikki Turner.
Christchurch City Council staff have reduced the backlog of 500 building consents to 371 in just four working days.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Canterbury Home Repair Programme is approaching the half way mark, with more than 38,000 of around 80,000 full residential repairs completed.
The Budget’s projection that house prices will rise between 23 percent and 46 percent by 2017 exposes the National Government’s lack of action on affordable housing, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today.
The volume of residential property sales in April reached the highest level in six years with sales compared to April 2012 up by just over 25 per cent.
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