Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Building Consents Issued: October 2004

Building Consents Issued: October 2004 — 30 November 2004

Consents for Apartments Increase

Consents for 708 new apartment units were issued in October 2004, according to Statistics New Zealand. This compares with 295 units in September 2004 and 284 in August 2004. Apartment units accounted for 27 percent of all new dwelling units in October 2004, compared with 13 percent in September and 12 percent in August 2004.

Consents were issued for 2,578 new dwelling units in October 2004. Although the trend for the number of new dwelling units has been declining since December 2003, the number of consents for new dwelling units has generally been over 2,000 each month since March 2002. Consents for 31,534 new dwelling units were issued in the year ended October 2004, up 2,299 (8 percent) from the October 2003 year. This total is the largest recorded for an October year since 1974.

The total value of consents issued for non-residential buildings was $347 million in October 2004. Consents issued for offices and administration buildings were worth $55 million (16 percent of the total), followed by storage buildings worth $54 million (15 percent), and factories and industrial buildings worth $41 million (12 percent). In 18 of the last 21 months, the trend for the value of non-residential buildings has increased, with continuous growth since December 2003.

The total value of consents issued for all buildings was $948 million in October 2004, up $132 million (16 percent) compared with October 2003. Residential buildings contributed 63 percent to the total value of all buildings in October 2004, compared with 69 percent in October 2003.

Brian Pink

Government Statistician


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news