• ISSUES PAPER

    THE HEART OF POVERTY
    by Maxim Institute researcher Kieran Madden


    TAKE A LOOK

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

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  • WHEN FREEDOMS COLLIDE

    The 2014 Sir John Graham Lecture


    WITH PROFESSOR HELEN ALVARÉ

    Download your invitation to the 2014 Annual Sir John Graham Lecture: When Freedoms Collide, featuring Professor Helen Alvaré.

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  • EDUCATION EVENT VIDEO

    Game Changers - on leading and learning 


    WATCH NOW

    Click here to view a short preview and find the full video of our discussion with Iva Ropati, Viviane Robinson and Tim O'Connor.  

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BLOG - Cherry-picking statistics for political point-scoring

There’s always going to be an incentive to choose (or more cynically, cherry-pick) the stats that best support a pre-conceived stance or will score the most political points. Evidence-based policy is a good thing, but we need to be wily consumers of the evidence we’re offered—not all is equal and none of it is purely objective. + more


BLOG - A look at Labour's education plan

Labour leader David Cunliffe pulled the covers off Labour’s shiny new education policy at the recent Labour Party Congress. With Education spokesman Chris Hipkins on his right shoulder and Deputy Leader David Parker on his left, he promised Labour will invest $873 million into education over the next four years. This includes smaller class sizes and more teachers, subsidised netbooks for all students, and initiatives to promote expertise-sharing among schools. + more


  • "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."

    - Edmund Burke