• POLICY PAPER

    THE HEART OF POVERTY 
    by Maxim Institute researcher Kieran Madden


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    Download your copy of our new Policy Paper, The Heart of Poverty - defining and measuring what it means to be poor in New Zealand 

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  • FLINT & STEEL  MAGAZINE

    Volume 02 | when business meets social



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    Flint & Steel  | Volume 02 - when business meets social is out now. Order your copy today

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  • SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROJECT 

    Two new papers by Maxim Institute researcher Luke Fenwick


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    Take a look at our Research Note Anchoring the Abstract - What great school leadership looks like, and our Policy Paper Joining Forces - Nine ways to improve leadership in New Zealand schools

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BLOG - What makes you poor?

Definition-wise, poverty in New Zealand today means more than just not starving. Poverty is about a lack of resources preventing people and families from being able to meet their needs. This standard is relative... As this average reference point changes with new technology for example, so does what it means to be poor and what is needed to participate in society. + more


BLOG - Gambling with people's lives

Last month, the Canadian Supreme Court struck down that country’s laws against assisted suicide. Because New Zealand’s Bill of Rights is similar to the Canadian Charter of Rights, proponents of assisted suicide here have argued the Canadian ruling should be a model to be followed and replicated. + more


  • "Congratulations on your work – another significant waka joining the fleet in search of freedom, social justice and compassion. Your contribution is highly valued, and your opinions eagerly sought. We may never agree on how one defines justice – even Plato struggled with that – but I know we agree on what it isn’t. May your unique perspective and leveling influence contribute to the social justice debate for many years to come."

    - Kim Workman QSO - Families Commissioner, Director of Rethinking Crime and Punishment