• MAGAZINE LAUNCH  
    AKL + CHC

    Flint & Steel           Volume 02 - When business meets social


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    Flint & Steel  | Volume 02 is coming soon. Click here for your invitation and to register for the Auckland or Christchurch magazine launch

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  • ISSUES PAPER

    THE HEART OF POVERTY 
    by Maxim Institute researcher Kieran Madden


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    Download your copy of our new Issues Paper, The Heart of Poverty - matching passion with precision for struggling New Zealanders

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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 - Imagery vs. injury

Our task as 21st century consumers of global media is to manage this double-edged sword of awareness. Gopnik’s call is for us to compassionately respond to the “injuries” of specific events when possible, and refuse to allow repeated imagery to create a “perpetual loop” of fear. I would add that regularly finding a place in the sun without cell reception helps a great deal. + more


BLOG - The business of social investment

We spend a lot on welfare. According to recent Treasury figures, of the $92.2 billion the Government spends, $50.5 billion flows into welfare, health and education. The thing is, this spending doesn’t necessarily translate into transformed lives. In what I’ve heard wryly described as “trickle-down social policy,” sometimes our most vulnerable don’t actually get the help they desperately need. + more


  • "It is possible, just possible, to imagine a revitalised and more respectful form of public debate, in which people take time to consider each other’s views and each other’s hopes and fears seriously and address them as though they deserved a hearing as well as an answer. A revitalised debate among members of the public in which everyone tries to answer the best, not the worst, that can be made of their opponents’ positions."

    - Professor Jeremy Waldron, Annual Sir John Graham Lecture, 2008