The number of new homes being approved rose by 5 per cent in October, but is still down from a July surge in building consents.
Statistics New Zealand released the latest figures for residential building consents this morning that show 2,349 new dwellings were consented, nearly three-quarters of them new houses.
The trend for the number of new dwellings consented in Auckland is at its highest level since December 2004, and its partly due to a growth in the consents for new apartments.
There were 804 new dwellings approved in Auckland in October, an increase of 214 from October 2014.
Two nearby regions…
On the 1st July 2016, Maritime New Zealand will be implementing the amendments to Chapter VI of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) that will require all export containers to have a verified weight.
The SOLAS amendments will require shippers to provide a verified weight in the shipping documents. These changes were made due to unbalanced placement of containers on ships because of unverified weights causing safety issues.
Maritime New Zealand is now consulting on the way these new rules will be applied.
These changes could present some challenges for timber exporters who traditionally have relied on…
Ensuring kiln-dried timber which consumers can use with confidence.
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