News

15/01/2016

One of the hottest topics over the past year has been the future of Auckland. How can New Zealand’s biggest city accommodate a rapidly growing population? Are we making enough room for businesses and factories? How do we make it easier to get across the city? How can Auckland achieve its goal of being a ‘liveable city’ that is also affordable for both current and new residents?

09/12/2015

The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper (PDF) calling for input on the future of urban planning.

27/11/2015

Contents

  • Two new inquiry topics received
  • Symposium: Growing more innovative and productive Kiwi firms
  • Appointment: Judy Kavanagh, Inquiry Director
  • Final report: Using land for housing
  • Final report: More effective social services
  • Seeking policy advisors/analysts
  • Productivity Commission in the news
  • Recent publications
  • About us
26/11/2015

The Commission is pleased to announce that Judy Kavanagh has been appointed as a new Inquiry Director, leading the inquiry into new models of tertiary education, from 30 November.

17/11/2015

This article was written for Agenda, November 2015, published by Oxera Consulting.

03/11/2015

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate how trends in technology, internationalisation, population, tuition costs and demand for skills may drive changes in models of tertiary education.

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 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.

21/10/2015

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

15/09/2015

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