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Urban planning: What’s broken and how to fix it

Friday, 19 August 2016, 9:40 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission is seeking feedback on its proposal for a future urban planning system in New Zealand. More >>

Productivity Commission studies future of tertiary education

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 9:16 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper calling for input on the future of tertiary education. “The pursuit of knowledge and learning is of critical importance to any society,” said Murray Sherwin, Chair of the Productivity Commission. ... More >>

A blue skies approach to improving urban planning

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 9:02 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper calling for input on the future of urban planning. “Well-functioning cities matter a great deal to the wellbeing of New Zealanders and can help raise our productivity,” said Commission Chair, ... More >>

New Inquiry – New Models of Tertiary Education

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 10:19 am | Productivity Commission

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. More >>

Concerted action needed to crack land price inflation

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 12:45 pm | Productivity Commission

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. More >>

Tinkering with the system won’t help the most needy

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 12:26 pm | Productivity Commission

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. More >>

Successful innovation needs more than just R&D

Monday, 29 June 2015, 10:05 am | Productivity Commission

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 ... More >>

Growing cities are good for New Zealand

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 2:46 pm | Productivity Commission

Draft Productivity Commission report on using land for housing now available The Productivity Commission has released a draft report looking into the processes that New Zealand’s fastest growing cities use to provide land for housing. The report ... More >>

Using land for housing

Friday, 29 May 2015, 3:28 pm | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to review the local planning and development systems of New Zealand’s fastest-growing urban areas and identify leading practices that are effective in making land and development capacity available ... More >>

More effective social services inquiry update

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 12:46 pm | Productivity Commission

April 2015 The Productivity Commission has just released a draft report looking at ways to improve how government agencies commission and purchase social services. These include how agencies identify the needs of people who use social services, ... More >>

Social services decisions should be closer to communities

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 12:12 pm | Productivity Commission

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 More >>

Productivity crucial for higher wages in New Zealand

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 9:01 am | Productivity Commission

A new working paper released today by the Productivity Commission shows that when productivity goes up, wages follow. The paper examines the split of income between labour and capital for the measured sector of the New Zealand economy from 1978 to ... More >>

Using land for housing inquiry - submissions deadline 22 Dec

Friday, 12 December 2014, 10:12 am | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to inquire into ways to improve planning and development systems in order to deliver an adequate supply of land for housing, especially in our growing cities. More >>

More effective social services inquiry update Nov 2014

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 5:00 pm | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission’s More effective social services inquiry aims to shed light on how commissioning and contracting influence the quality and effectiveness of social services, and to suggest actions government agencies and others could take ... More >>

Using land for housing inquiry issues paper out now

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 1:26 pm | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to review and make recommendations on how to improve planning and development systems in order to deliver an adequate supply of land for housing. The Commission has just released the issues paper on ... More >>

Using land for housing: public views sought

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 10:04 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission is seeking comment from industry, local authorities and the public on ways to improve how local government makes land available for housing. More >>

More effective social services: Commission seeks views

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 2:16 pm | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has just released the issues paper on its new inquiry into improving outcomes for New Zealanders from social services. Submissions are invited by 18 November . Video introducing the inquiry: http://bit.ly/socipvid More >>

Using land for housing

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 9:39 am | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to improve the way local authorities regulate to make land available for housing. More >>

Regulatory Institutions and Practices final report released

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 12:59 pm | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has just released the final report for its inquiry into Regulatory Institutions and Practices. The report contains the Commission’s guidance on designing and establishing new regulatory regimes and regulators. More >>

New Zealand regulation not keeping pace

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 12:45 pm | Productivity Commission

New Zealand regulators often have to work with out-of-date legislation, quality checks are under strain, and regulatory workers need better training and development. More >>

 

 

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