Residential development seems to have outpaced our ability to process change in Auckland, even while we see the need for it, Stuff reports. Stats NZ tells us there were 19,936 new homes consented in Auckland in the year ending October 2021, up 27% from 15,673 in the previous year. Over the same time period, the number of apartments was 3067, up 24%, and the number of townhouses, flats, units, and other dwellings was 9337, a massive 48% increase.