• ACHIEVING CHANGE

    2016 SIR JOHN GRAHAM LECTURE
    Delivered by Professor John Hattie

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    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 - Protesting democracy

It’s been an odd week. With Britain’s 52% vote to leave the EU shocking the pollsters, news websites and social media has been awash with anguish, glee, and wild conjecture. Beyond the actual events of the vote, results, and ensuing political resignations, there was the strata of expert opinions, opinion columnists, and status updates to dig through, and of course—this is the digital age after all—online petitions to sign. + more


BLOG - Death pledge

I went with my father the day he paid off his mortgage. Afterwards, it seemed like his back straightened a bit, he told everyone how happy he was, how liberating it felt—like a weight was gone from his shoulders. I wonder if we feel the weight of debt as acutely in our present culture. + 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