30 Apr 2009

Building consents continue to fall

12:18 pm on 30 April 2009

The number of consents issued for new houses resumed its downward slide in March, following a slight rise in February.

Statistics New Zealand says the seasonally-adjusted number of consents fell 4.6% in March, after rising 12% the previous month.

When apartment consent figures are excluded, consents fell 1.3% in March.