News

13/07/2011

Local authority ownership of ports, and the ways in which competition, co-operation and regulation play out in international freight transport are scrutinised in an Issues Paper released by the Productivity Commission today.

01/07/2011

An update looking back over the first four months of the Commission's operation, including:

  • organisational structure and appointments;
  • completing the first Statement of Intent (for 2011/12);
  • launching the first two inquiries on housing affordability and international freight transport services; and
  • stakeholder engagement within both the private and public sectors.
29/06/2011

Housing affordability in New Zealand comes under the spotlight as the newly established Productivity Commission releases its first Issues Paper today.

28/04/2011

This update provides a high-level overview about the newly opened New Zealand Productivity Commission.

07/04/2011

The Director-General of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Murray Sherwin, will chair the soon-to-be-established New Zealand Productivity Commission, Finance Minister Bill English and Regulatory Reform Minister Rodney Hide announced today.

26/03/2011

The Chair of the New Zealand Productivity Commission, Murray Sherwin, today announced the first senior appointments to the staff of the new Productivity Commission.

22/03/2011

The new Productivity Commission’s first two inquiries will be into Housing Affordability and International Freight Services - two areas that have a bearing on New Zealand’s international competitiveness, Finance Minister Bill English and Regulatory Reform Minister Rodney Hide say.