News

22/02/2012

Murray Sherwin addressed the 2012 Commonwealth Economic Forum in Taiwan on New Zealand's experience as as small economy in an era of global risk.

12/01/2012

Productivity Chair Murray Sherwin explains some of the draft findings in the International Freight Transport Services inquiry, released 12 January 2012.

16/12/2011

Productivity Commission Chair Murray Sherwin explains some of the draft findings in the Housing Affordability inquiry, released 16 December 2011.

16/12/2011

Home ownership will continue to elude many New Zealanders unless bold changes are made to New Zealand’s housing market, the Productivity Commission says.

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.