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High costs to blame for drop in constuction

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Publish Date
Wed, 6 Dec 2023, 9:35AM
Photo / NZ Herald
Photo / NZ Herald

High costs to blame for drop in constuction

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 6 Dec 2023, 9:35AM

New data shows building activity is down 2.3% on the last quarter. 

Naylor Love Chief Executive Rick Herd blames the drop on a decrease in commercial property activity due to the high cost of building. 

He told Mike Hosking that a lot of the private development work that was happening previously is on hold, as developers wait for interest rates to drop. 

But the total building value is $9.3 billion, up slightly on the same period last year. 

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