• EVENT VIDEO

    WOVEN TOGETHER
    Towards a nation of connected cultures

    COMING SOON

    Video of the 2015 Sir John Graham Lecture featuring Hon Sir Pita Sharples

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  • EVENT VIDEO

    BEYOND PROFIT
    Featuring Finance Minister Bill English


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    Check out the full video of our event with Finance Minister Bill English and Maxim Institute Research Fellow Nathan McLellan, including Q+A. 

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  • 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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BLOG - The other Stars and Stripes

I grew up in the American Southern state of Georgia, which had the Confederate flag as a prominent part of its state flag until 2003. Government offices closed for Confederate Memorial Day (the last Monday in April), we watched Gone with the Wind as part of our history lessons at school, and we were taught to refer to the American Civil War as “the War of Northern Aggression.” The failed Confederate States of America were not a thing buried within the dustbin of history, but a living memory... + more


BLOG - Making work pay in the UK

The freshly-elected UK Conservative Government unveiled their first budget last week. Pointedly reminding those in the House of the sluggish recovery from the global financial crisis at home and the catastrophic state of the Greek economy abroad, Chancellor George Osbourne’s key imperative for the budget was to "put economic security first." Predictably, this involved moves like cutting welfare spending by 12 billion pounds and increasing inheritance tax thresholds. Yet the grand finale of Osbourne’s speech surprised many. + more


  • "We desperately need in this country to provide the inspiration and leadership to aspire to be a decent society … in the end, our future as a nation will not, cannot and should not, depend upon structure, but rather on the resolve of character of each one of us as a citizen. "

    - Judge Mick Brown