• ACHIEVING CHANGE

    2016 SIR JOHN GRAHAM LECTURE
    Delivered by Professor John Hattie

    YOU'RE INVITED

    Join us on Friday, 5 August for the Sir John Graham Lecture: Achieving Change - using evidence to empower educators and help students succeed.
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  • DISCUSSION PAPER

    THE HEART OF POVERTY
    Uncovering the pathways into and out of disadvantage in New Zealand


    Read the latest paper in our Heart of Poverty Series, by Kieran Madden. 

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  • EUTHANASIA DEBATE

    Maxim Institute's submission to the Health Select Committee



    Check out our submission to the Health Select Committee's inquiry into the ending of one's life in New Zealand, written by Research Fellow, Dr Jane Silloway Smith

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BLOG - Doing more with less

New Zealand has a productivity problem. For decades, we’ve each been putting in more hours than most other OECD countries, but producing relatively fewer products and services for our labour. "Productivity isn’t everything,” said Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman, “but in the long run it is almost everything.” + more


BLOG - Our dwindling middle life

With a single glance at our smartphones we know about the lives of of our ‘friends and followers,’ through messaging and Skype we stay connected with close friends and families from anywhere in the world. With the rise of these “self-selecting” channels of communication, it seems that our connection with a third group—our local community—has been lost. + more


  • "Because how we spend our days, is, of course, how we spend our lives."

    - Annie Dillard