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The Crisis Crisis

Monday, 16 January 2023, 6:36 pm | Maxim Institute

By Alapasita Pomelile, Researcher, Maxim Institute Reflecting on 2022, the word "crisis" comes to mind. In particular, a TV interview where our Prime Minister noted rising living costs and inflation as anything but a crisis . Quite the contrast ... More >>

Think The Baby Transfusion Case Was Only About Vaccinated Blood? Try Again.

Monday, 12 December 2022, 9:59 am | Maxim Institute

Baby W’s need for immediate surgery and his parent’s refusal of Pfizer-vaccinated blood captured not only our courts but also the world’s attention. Mum and Dad went on conspiracy maven Alex Jones’s podcast, which didn’t help. Fortunately, ... More >>

A Free Press: More Crucial Than Ever

Monday, 5 December 2022, 5:31 pm | Maxim Institute

Nicky Hager’s recent win in court saw him receive an apology and $66,400 in compensation from The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (SIS). The payment and apology were for the unlawful obtainment of two months of Hager’s phone records in an attempt ... More >>

A Free Press: More Crucial Than Ever

Monday, 5 December 2022, 10:07 am | Maxim Institute

Nicky Hager’s recent win in court saw him receive an apology and $66,400 in compensation from The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (SIS). The payment and apology were for the unlawful obtainment of two months of Hager’s phone records in an attempt ... More >>

Binding Future Governments Will Weaken Our Society

Tuesday, 29 November 2022, 1:49 pm | Maxim Institute

It is a fundamental principle of our representative democracy that the current Parliament should not be able to bind its successors. The use of entrenchment to protect a piece of law from being changed or repealed via a simple parliamentary majority goes against ... More >>

The Coming Hate Speech Battle

Monday, 21 November 2022, 10:33 am | Maxim Institute

By Marcus Roberts, Senior Researcher, Maxim Institute* After a lull of a few months, the government is restarting the hate speech vs free speech battle. The Justice Minister, Kiritapu Allan, has announced that there will be an amendment to the Human Rights ... More >>

Time To Make Voting Mandatory?

Monday, 17 October 2022, 11:46 am | Maxim Institute

According to British judge and cabinet minister Baron Moulton, there are three types of human action. There is action which is regulated by the law. There is action governed by our unfettered free choice. But there is also a middle ground of actions subject ... More >>

Streaming Students—the Silver Bullet Fallacy

Monday, 10 October 2022, 11:28 am | Maxim Institute

In September 1928, something revolutionary happened in a laboratory in London. Alexander Flemming returned from a holiday to find some contaminated mould samples effectively killing bacteria. Thus, he discovered penicillin. It’s one of the most significant ... More >>

The Costco Question: What’s A Shop For?

Monday, 3 October 2022, 9:59 am | Maxim Institute

With the arrival of our fourth son Otto, household routines were beautifully detonated. Should you be a parent (unless, mercifully, you’ve forgotten), you’ll know the upheaval: joy, uncertainty, and sleeplessness: the salad of newborn life, all topsy ... More >>

Resentment Politics… In Reverse

Monday, 26 September 2022, 6:21 pm | Maxim Institute

By Tim Wilson, Executive Director, Maxim Institute* Grant Robertson recently received sympathy (and some cynicism) for his decision to call in the Diplomatic Protection Squad during a visit to Northland. Protesters followed him around screaming vile ... More >>

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 >>





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