Louise posted a picture of this building site some weeks ago. This update shows the construction progress and the typical nature of a Wellington building site .. ie. a house being built on a steep hill site. You can see the challenges this offers the builders with the difficulties of getting building materials to the site ... hence the tall crane.
Unlike the majority of houses in NZ, which use timder framing, this one is constructed using galvanisd steel framing ... which is now becomimg more common.