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BlogA blog by Commission staff

This was set up to generate ideas and promote debate for our Technological change and the future of work inquiry.

We welcome robust, respectful and insightful thoughts and ideas. Please post your comments at the bottom of blog posts. Comments are moderated and won't appear immediately. 

About the blog

The Commission has completed its inquiry into Technological change and the future of work. Thanks to everyone who read and commented on this blog! Read the final inquiry report and recommendations to Government here. 


It’s all in the mix

3 February 2020

In our first four draft reports, the Commission focused on questions like:

Is technology progress a…

Judy Kavanagh

Educating New Zealand’s future workforce

22 January 2020

Do you remember your first day at school? The education I received was for a very different world th…

New Years resolutions

New Year’s resolutions

7 January 2020

The first week back at work after the new year is the most popular time to look for a new job.


Will there still be Santa?

20 December 2019

I’ve got some bad news about Santa Claus. The North Pole may be far, but it’s not too far to avoid t…

Tiny home

Is NZ short of equity capital?

11 December 2019

Low business investment is a problem for tech adoption.  Interest rates don’t provide a convincing e…


Why aren’t NZ businesses investing?

9 December 2019

Crazily low interest rates but NZ businesses are not investing. Why not?

It’s an important question…

Low-emissions economy

Climate change policy, technological change and the future o…

6 August 2019

It’s always a big day for the Productivity Commission when the Government announces its response to …

Pick a path

Pick a path

13 June 2019

Technology is an irresistible force, emerging from inventors and relentlessly changing the nature of…

Dave Heatley

Is the price right?

11 June 2019

Prices affect firm decisions. Government policy affects prices, and in doing so indirectly affects t…

Dave Heatley

The mothers of invention

10 June 2019

Necessity is the mother of invention if camping without tent pegs, according to Kinley Salmon in his…

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