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Jeremy Vargo

Jeremy Vargo

Communications Manager
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Alex Penk

Alex Penk

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Kieran Madden

Kieran Madden

Research Manager
Poverty and Welfare
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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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Event panelist interviewed for stuff.co.nz

Event panelist interviewed for stuff.co.nz


Why Not? event panelist Dr Huhana Hickey was interviewed by Stuff journalist Ashleigh Stewart after the Christchurch panel discussion evening….

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Dr Jane Silloway Smith on Newstalk ZB

Dr Jane Silloway Smith on Newstalk ZB


The day after Parliament’s Health Select Committee announced an inquiry into the ending of one’s life in New Zealand, Newstalk…

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Inequality expert features Maxim Institute’s poverty definition

Inequality expert features Maxim Institute’s poverty definition


Max Rashbrooke, a prominent voice on inequality in New Zealand, blogs about Maxim Institute’s most recent poverty research paper. He…

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Poverty work featured on Newstalk ZB, NZ Herald, and Kiwiblog

Poverty work featured on Newstalk ZB, NZ Herald, and Kiwiblog


Maxim Institute’s policy paper The Heart of Poverty – defining and measuring what it means to be poor in New…

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Dr Jane Silloway Smith on RadioLIVE Drive

Dr Jane Silloway Smith on RadioLIVE Drive


The day after Brittany Maynard died in her own assisted suicide, RadioLIVE’s Andrew Patterson interviewed Maxim Institute research manager Dr…

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Alex Penk interviewed for Morning Report

Alex Penk interviewed for Morning Report


Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report interviewed Alex Penk for his response to a court case between Climate Vote and the…

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