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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 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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Alex Penk on RNZ National – Regional Development

Alex Penk on RNZ National – Regional Development


The day we released our paper Growing Beyond Growth – rethinking the goals of regional development in New Zealand, CEO Alex…

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Alex Penk’s article in Weekend Press

Alex Penk’s article in Weekend Press


The first of Alex’s 2017 election year op-ed series was printed in the Weekend Press and reproduced online on stuff.co.nz….

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Pathways to poverty report in the news

Pathways to poverty report in the news


Maxim Institute’s third report in the Heart of Poverty series received sustained attention on the day of release, with our…

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CEO Alex Penk discusses “values voting” on Newstalk ZB

CEO Alex Penk discusses “values voting” on Newstalk ZB


As part of Newstalk ZB’s Easter show, Alex Penk talked with host Frank Ritchie about the Trump phenomenon, “evangelical” voters,…

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Maxim responds to David Seymour’s euthanasia accusations

Maxim responds to David Seymour’s euthanasia accusations


Research Fellow Dr Jane Silloway Smith challenged ACT MP David Seymour’s suggestion that Maxim Institute’s work on euthanasia was “intellectually…

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