News

01/11/2015

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to look at ways of improving New Zealand’s urban planning system.

21/10/2015

The Productivity Commission has now completed its report into Land for housing.

21/10/2015

The operation of our planning systems needs to change if New Zealand cities are to have enough land for housing, says the Productivity Commission in its final report on using land for housing, released today.

15/09/2015

The Productivity Commission has now completed its report into More effective social services.

15/09/2015

The Productivity Commission has now completed its report into More effective social services.

15/09/2015

Tinkering with the current system will not be enough to help disadvantaged New Zealanders, says the Productivity Commission in its final report on improving outcomes from social services, released today.

07/08/2015

Contents

  • Inquiry update: Using land for housing
  • Successful innovation needs more than just R&D
  • Inquiry update: More effective social services
  • Government responds to regulatory recommendations
  • Innovation and productivity symposium
  • Westpac Grow NZ survey finds businesses are happier but not necessarily more productive
  • Statement of Performance Expectations
  • Upcoming events
29/06/2015

Kiwi firms need the tools to make the most of any increase in business research and development (R&D), according to new research by the Productivity Commission. Under the Business Growth Agenda the Government has committed to a target of increasing business expenditure on R&D to 1% of GDP by 2018. While valuable, this is just part of the puzzle of creating more innovative Kiwi firms.

17/06/2015

Draft Productivity Commission report on using land for housing now available.

28/04/2015

The Productivity Commission has released its draft findings and recommendations on improving outcomes for New Zealanders from social services. Submissions are invited by 24 June.