News

17/12/2012

Murray Sherwin outlines the key issues in the draft report Towards Better Local Regulation.

13/12/2012

There are more than 30 policy initiatives that would extend trans-Tasman integration to the benefit of Australia and New Zealand, as the two countries prepare to mark the 30th anniversary of Closer Economic Relations (CER) in 2013.

30/09/2012

The Commission's first Annual Report for the period April 2011 to June 2012 was released in September.

18/09/2012

The Australian and New Zealand Productivity Commissions have identified some 20 policy initiatives to promote beneficial economic integration between the two countries.

14/07/2012

With house prices hitting all-time highs, TVNZ's Q+A programme hosted our Chair, Murray Sherwin, and interest.co.nz's Bernard Hickey to talk through what would create affordable housing in New Zealand - particularly in intense markets such as Auckland.

06/07/2012

Submissions are now invited to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into local government regulation. 

15/06/2012

The Commission reached its first birthday in April, and we are looking back on a hectic but rewarding first year. We feel we have made a promising start with two inquiries now finished and two more underway. Read our quick update on work to date and what’s coming down the line.

24/04/2012

The New Zealand Productivity Commission has released its findings into international freight services and says although the sector is performing well, there is scope for improvement, which would help lift New Zealand’s living standards.

24/04/2012

Productivity Commission Chair Murray Sherwin explains the key findings and recommendations from the final report looking at international freight transport services in New Zealand.

11/04/2012

A report released today by the Productivity Commission on housing affordability in New Zealand has identified a range of factors the Commission says are getting in the way of affordable housing for Kiwis.