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All media enquiries related to Maxim Institute should be directed to our Communications Manager.

Jeremy Vargo

Jeremy Vargo

Communications Manager
General media enquiries

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Alex Penk

Alex Penk

CEO
Key Spokesperson
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Kieran Madden

Kieran Madden

Research Manager
Poverty and Welfare
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Most Recent Activity

Alex on NZ Herald panel discussing the Living Wage

Alex on NZ Herald panel discussing the Living Wage


Alex Penk joined the NZ Herald Kiwi Workplace Lunchtime live streamed panel discussion on the Living Wage. You can watch…

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Euthanasia op-ed in Stuff newspapers

Euthanasia op-ed in Stuff newspapers


After David Seymour stated he would be open to seeing amendments to his End of Life Choice members bill, Alex…

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Sir John Graham Lecturer in Weekend Herald

Sir John Graham Lecturer in Weekend Herald


The morning after our 2018 Sir John Graham Lecture, the Weekend Herald ran a piece quoting Dame Sian Elias’ lecture…

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Southland Times editorial points to Maxim’s disability research

Southland Times editorial points to Maxim’s disability research


Today’s Southland Times editorial focused on the difficulties faced by people with disabilities when they try to find work that…

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Alex Penk talks with Mike Hosking – Regional development policy paper

Alex Penk talks with Mike Hosking – Regional development policy paper


Upon the release of our regional development paper, Taking the Right Risks, Alex Penk was interviewed by Mike Hosking on…

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Alex Penk on The Project – Newshub

Alex Penk on The Project – Newshub


In response to the Government’s minimum wage rise, The Project featured an interview with Alex Penk as part of a…

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Why civility should be key in politics


Check out Alex’s latest column on stuff.co.nz, originally printed in The Press. When Bill English resigned from Parliament, he prompted…

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Alex Penk on Radio Live – Reducing child poverty

Alex Penk on Radio Live – Reducing child poverty


Ahead of the Government announcing its child poverty reduction law, CEO Alex Penk spoke with Mark Sainsbury to help define child…

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Kieran Madden on Radio New Zealand

Kieran Madden on Radio New Zealand


Kieran Madden recently joined Radio New Zealand to discuss the issues of poverty. He argues that the Labour Government must stick…

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The too hard basket: Breaking the link between disability and poverty


Less than half of New Zealanders with disabilities are in paid employment. New research from the Maxim Institute suggests employers…

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New Zealanders need to inspect details of End of Life Choice Bill


MEDIA RELEASE: Thursday, 14 December 2017 With the End of Life Choice Bill now voted through to Select Committee stage,…

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Read our column on <em>The Spinoff</em> and <em>RNZ</em>

Read our column on The Spinoff and RNZ


This week, Alex Penk and Julian Wood’s column Triumph or disaster? A guide to the minimum wage increase featured on The…

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$1B regional development fund needs coherent vision

$1B regional development fund needs coherent vision


Maxim Institute welcomes investment in New Zealand’s regions, but CEO Alex Penk cautions that we urgently need more detail on…

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Press column: The price of a ticket on the Universal Basic Income train

Press column: The price of a ticket on the Universal Basic Income train


Read Alex and Julian’s column, published in the Christchurch Press:  The price of a ticket on the Universal Basic Income…

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Press column: Why populist politicians favour the dangerous appeal of referendums

Press column: Why populist politicians favour the dangerous appeal of referendums


Read Alex’s latest column in the Christchurch Press:  Why populist politicians favour the dangerous appeal of referendums “In the vast…

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Honouring Sir John Graham

Honouring Sir John Graham


“We join many in New Zealand in remembering and honouring the life of Sir John Graham,” says Maxim Institute CEO,…

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Media Release: Euthanasia bill flawed from the start


“David Seymour’s private member’s bill is based on an illusion. It assumes that it’s possible to create safeguards around assisted…

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“Urban/rural split could lead to political polarisation” – Alex Penk in The Press

“Urban/rural split could lead to political polarisation” – Alex Penk in The Press


Alex’s latest op-ed features in The Christchurch Press, where he discusses the political and social risks of growing demographic rifts between…

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Newspaper coverage of regional development paper

Newspaper coverage of regional development paper


Newspapers around New Zealand published articles in response to our Growing Beyond Growth report on regional development Read articles from: …

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NZ Herald Focus interview on regional development paper

NZ Herald Focus interview on regional development paper


Bernadine Oliver-Kerby interviewed Alex Penk about our regional development paper for NZ Herald’s online video series. Watch the interview here

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