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Multi-unit housing behind record-breaking consents

7 May 2021

A record 18,257 multi-unit homes were consented in the year ended March 2021, contributing to an all-time high of 41,028 new homes consented in a 12-m...

Carterton opens the way to MDH

12 April 2021

A council committee voted to incorporate residents’ support for both low-density and medium- density housing into a plan to expand the town.

Building Code changes and MDH

9 April 2021

On 6 April, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) announced its proposed changes to the Building Code for 2021.

Unit Titles Act update open for submissions

22 March 2021

A Bill updating the Unit Titles Act is now with a parliamentary select committee. Submissions are being accepted until 29 April 2021.

Unit Titles Act update moves forward

14 March 2021

A Bill updating the Unit Titles Act had its first reading in Parliament on 10 March 2021.

Carbon gap found between MDH and apartments

12 March 2021

Calculations of the carbon footprint of different types of housing have been made.

Mixed response to Wellington’s densification plans

17 February 2021

Submissions on the capital’s Draft Spatial Plan show support for increased housing density and intensification in the central city but much less suppo...

MDH lifts housing consents to a new high

8 February 2021

Townhouses, flats and units now make up nearly a third of all new homes consented in New Zealand.

New insurance advice on multi-unit dwellings

27 January 2021

The Insurance Council of New Zealand has produced insurance advice for people buying homes in medium-density and high-density housing.

MDH boost in Dunedin’s growth plans

19 January 2021

Proposed planning changes will allow another 2,500 homes to be built in Dunedin, with some in the form of medium-density housing.