Apartments, including retirement units, drive building consents

Tue, 29 Jan 2013

Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Consents for 127 retirement village units is one feature of strong building consents data for December. They were among the 232 new apartments that received consents in December, a 57 percent rise on the same month a year ago. The seasonally adjusted number of consents for new houses, including apartments, increased 9.4 percent in December from the same month a year ago. Consents for houses decreased 1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis. Statistics NZ said its estimate of the trend on the data has risen for 21 co...

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