Auckland: Housing crisis or no housing crisis — that is the question

Cameron Bagrie
Fri, 26 Feb 2021

Things could get interesting for the construction sector in Auckland in 2022 if borders are still closed.
Cameron Bagrie
Fri, 26 Feb 2021
Could we end up building too many houses in Auckland?That seems like blasphemy amid all the calls of severe housing shortages. A housing shortage is different from a shortage of affordable houses though. The latter is not going away soon.     Here are some numbers to think about on the former.Auckland's resident population has increased by 600,000 between 1996 and 2020. Over that period, 213,000 new dwelling units were consented. That is a ratio of 2.8 and the highest across New Zealand. That is too high, hence the legacy of...

Use the information you’ve already given Google to create your subscription.

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Pet food millionaire snaffles Taupō racetrack
Pattrick Smellie | Sat, 17 Apr 2021

Tony Quinn is adding Taupō's Bruce McLean Park to the motorsport facilities he already owns at Hampton Downs and Highlands.

Markets Exclusive
Market regulator blasts Australian 'culture of leaks'
Dan Brunskill | Sat, 17 Apr 2021

Leaks are threatening market integrity and should not be tolerated, NZ RegCo says.

The traditional office is dying a slow, painful death
Jehan Casinader | Sat, 17 Apr 2021

The modern workplace has been through various iterations in recent decades, but no one questioned why it existed in the first place.

Partner Content
Highlights from the New Zealand company earnings season

The February earnings season has provided a snapshot of the impact covid-19 has had on different sectors over the last six months and expectations for the year ahead.

Now’s the time to ask hard questions on our future land use

How can we work together to strengthen our economy and support Kiwis to prosper while protecting our natural environment and our climate.