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COVID Constitutional Check-up

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 5:17 am | Maxim Institute

How a Pandemic Affected Our Body Politic and Culture Over the past two years there have been a number of different responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. 300 Immediate Modification Orders, over 20 court cases, and two reviews of the Bill of Rights Act ... More >>

Coming Recession Highlights Need To Shine Light Into ‘Wild West’ Of Debt In NZ

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 6:32 am | Maxim Institute

Recession is widely predicted. The cost of living is surging, inflation is at record highs, and more and more New Zealanders will fall under the shadow of debt. The true economic effects of recession are yet to be seen, but one thing is certain: More ... More >>

Make PGF "a risk worth taking" - new research

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 9:39 am | Maxim Institute

One year into the $3B Provincial Growth Fund, Maxim Institute’s new analysis shows that it needs a significant course correction in order to make sure the money is well spent and can actually make a lasting positive difference. Maxim CEO Alex Penk ... More >>

Child Poverty Reduction Bill a Significant, Positive Move

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 8:42 am | Maxim Institute

Maxim Institute CEO Alex Penk welcomes the announcement of Labour’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. “It’s a significant, positive move for the Government to clearly state how it is measuring poverty, and we’re ... More >>

Acknowledging the Abilities of those with Disabilities

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:22 am | Maxim Institute

74% of people living with disabilities who are not in work want to be working. More >>

$1B Regional Fund Needs Coherent Vision

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 10:02 am | Maxim Institute

Maxim Institute welcomes investment in New Zealand’s regions, but CEO Alex Penk cautions that we urgently need more detail on how the new Government plans to spend this money. More >>

Honouring Sir John Graham

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 11:29 am | Maxim Institute

“We join many in New Zealand in remembering and honouring the life of Sir John Graham,” says Maxim Institute CEO, Alex Penk. “An exemplary New Zealander, Sir John leaves a rich legacy of service to others, through his friendship, mentoring, ... More >>

Vast Majority of Submitters Opposed to Euthanasia

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 3:21 pm | Maxim Institute

Vast Majority of Submitters Opposed to Euthanasia Today’s report examining euthanasia and assisted suicide is the most comprehensive look at the issue in New Zealand’s history, and, according to Maxim Institute CEO Alex Penk, “it gives an excellent ... More >>

Evidence shows euthanasia bill flawed

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:34 pm | Maxim Institute

“David Seymour’s private member’s bill is based on an illusion. It assumes that it’s possible to create safeguards around assisted suicide practices that can prevent wrongful deaths,” says Maxim Institute CEO, Alex Penk. “However, ... More >>

Growing Beyond Growth – Rethinking Regional Development

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:42 am | Maxim Institute

Today we’re calling on the Government to drastically rethink its sole focus on economic growth in the regions. Oncoming population decline in many of our regions over the next 30 years means we need to switch to a “smart growth and smart decline” ... More >>

Submission to Health Select Committee Inquiry

Friday, 23 September 2016, 12:26 pm | Maxim Institute

Maxim Institute has today given an oral submission to the Health Select Committee’s inquiry into suicide in New Zealand, stating: “Legalisation of assisted suicide or euthanasia in New Zealand would be bad public policy, and it would be bad law." ... More >>

Tax Tracker Web App

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:25 am | Maxim Institute

Maxim Institute’s Income Tax Tracker app is a great way to make talk of the Budget more interesting for the average New Zealander. Over the last few years, we’ve developed and refined the app as a great, shareable bit of interactive web content. More >>

Uncovering the Pathways to Poverty in New Zealand

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 9:42 am | Maxim Institute

Around 10 to 15 percent of New Zealand families are stuck in persistent poverty that will keep them trapped there for years. Maxim Institute’s third report in its Heart of Poverty series focuses on the pathways leading those families into poverty, and ... More >>

What Are New Zealand’s "Bare Necessities?"

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 10:20 am | Maxim Institute

What is the bottom line standard of living we would expect any New Zealander to enjoy? Maxim Institute wants Kiwis to be given the chance to define a minimum “basket of goods,” establishing the bare necessities any of us would need to participate ... More >>

School Leadership Project Launch

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:45 pm | Maxim Institute

What is the “magic” of great school leaders, and how do we replicate it? What does it look like when popular leadership theory meets actual school life? Maxim Institute’s latest education project explores these questions. More >>

Great Result: School Leadership Gets Attention It Deserves

Monday, 7 July 2014, 10:56 am | Maxim Institute

Despite their ideological differences, the major similarity between Labour's and National’s education policies is investment into New Zealand’s school leaders – which is a promising development for anyone who cares about the education of ... More >>

Getting To the Heart of Poverty

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 12:03 pm | Maxim Institute

Poverty is unacceptable. Yet we still have a persistent poverty problem in New Zealand today, and not for a lack of debate, dollars, or desire to turn it around. Poverty is New Zealand’s ongoing national illness, and before trying to fix it, we need ... More >>

Tax Tracker App – Now with 2014 Budget Figures

Friday, 16 May 2014, 2:09 pm | Maxim Institute

We’ve been crunching the numbers all afternoon, and you can now see how this year’s Budget figures compare to what your tax dollars purchased last year. More >>

Tax Tracker App - Live with 2014 Budget Figures By 6PM

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 1:24 pm | Maxim Institute

Did you know that your tax pays more towards subsidising tertiary education than for the Police and foreign aid combined? Today the Government announces the new Budget, giving us spending figures in the millions and even billions – and unless you’re ... More >>

What Is Child Poverty?

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 12:52 pm | Maxim Institute

“If we don’t know what child poverty is, or agree on how to understand it, it’s hard to do anything about it,” says Kieran Madden, Poverty Issues researcher at Maxim Institute. More >>