Christchurch’s new central city library, Turanga, topped the civic & arts category at the Property Council’s national awards on Friday, and took out the Rider Levett Bucknall supreme award.
The Overseas Investment Office has approved the second standing consent arrangement, in each case for NZX-listed companies deemed to be overseas owned.
The Building Amendment Bill passed its third & final reading in Parliament on Wednesday.
Statistics NZ said today the 6.2% seasonally adjusted rise in building activity in the March quarter was the strongest growth in 3 years.
A survey by the NZ Chinese Building Industry Association shows Chinese-owned developers have completed an average $200 million/year of projects since 2010, and their forward plans are for another $10.7 billion of projects.
Statistics NZ produced a “housing quality conceptual framework” yesterday as a means of defining quality in the sector, which, at least in intensive housing in Auckland over the last 2 decades, has been defined by the cost of fixing leaks.