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1. Buildings
Statistics NZ will release data at 10.45am on the number and value of building consents issued during April. This will show what types of buildings are getting consents, their value and where they are in New Zealand. Housing Minister Nick Smith often comments on this and says it illustrates that the Government moves to get more houses is working.

2. Foreigners
The Overseas Investment office will today issue information from its fact sheets on foreigners who applied to get approval to buy assets including real estate in New Zealand.

3. Outlook
The ANZ business outlook will be issued at 1pm today.


4. Hotels
NZX listed Millennium & Copthorne holds its annual meeting at 10.30am today.

5. Wellington Drive
This company holds its AGM today at 3pm.