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Regional Development Policy Paper: Taking the Right Risks

By Julian Wood


Our previous work on regional development laid out the evidence that large parts of New Zealand are facing a 30 year wave…

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Short Cuts Info – Making people vulnerable

By Danielle van Dalen


How many wrongful deaths are New Zealanders prepared to risk if these practices are legalised? What is the number? What…

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Short Cuts Info – The risk of wrongful death in the End of Life Choice Bill

By Danielle van Dalen


How many people would this Bill make eligible for euthanasia and assisted suicide? First, the Bill seems to ignore the…

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Short Cuts Info – Not a common law

By Danielle van Dalen


Where in the world is this practice legal? How often is this considered by other jurisdictions? Of a total 252…

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Short Cuts Info – A clear boundary isn’t possible

By Danielle van Dalen


Are we willing to create a law which distinguishes between those whose life is worthy of protection from suicide and…

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Discussion Paper: Acknowledging Ability

By Danielle van Dalen


 People who are living with a disability are vastly overrepresented in New Zealand’s poverty figures, and 74 percent of those…

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Growing Beyond Growth: Rethinking the goals of regional development in New Zealand

By Julian Wood


New Zealand is already feeling the effects of an oncoming wave of economic and demographic change which should dramatically influence…

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Poverty in New Zealand – The Heart of Poverty research series

By Kieran Madden


Every society tells a story about the good life, getting a fair go, or what it takes to live well. Sadly,…

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The Heart of Poverty Series #3: Uncovering the pathways in to and out of disadvantage in New Zealand

By Kieran Madden


Around 10 to 15 percent of New Zealand families are stuck in persistent poverty that will keep them trapped there…

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The Heart of Poverty Series #2: Defining and measuring what it means to be poor in New Zealand

By Kieran Madden


Who is poor? How did they get there, and how has poverty damaged their lives? This set of recommendations on…

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Submission: Health Select Committee Inquiry into the ending of one’s life in New Zealand

By Jane Silloway Smith


Since late 2013, Maxim Institute has undertaken a stream of research into the legal and policy arguments regarding euthanasia and…

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Policy Paper: Joining Forces – nine ways to improve leadership in New Zealand schools

By Luke Fenwick


What is the “magic” of great school leaders, and how do we replicate it? What does it look like when…

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Research Note: Anchoring the Abstract – what good school leadership looks like

By Luke Fenwick


What is the “magic” of great school leaders, and how do we replicate it? What does it look like when…

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Poverty Paper

The Heart of Poverty Series #1: Matching passion with precision for struggling New Zealanders

By Kieran Madden


We still have a persistent poverty problem in New Zealand today, and not for a lack of debate, dollars, or…

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Submission: Time for a four-year parliamentary term

Submission: Time for a four-year parliamentary term

By Kieran Madden


It’s time for a four-year term. While it’s been in and out of the news all year, after extensive research…

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Constitutional Theory for the Constitutional Review

Constitutional Theory for the Constitutional Review

By Research Fellow


What is the history of New Zealand’s constitution? What is the nature and purpose of a constitution? What is the…

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Understanding Charter Schools: Research Note #3

Understanding Charter Schools: Research Note #3

By Luke Fenwick


In this third and final Research Note in our Understanding Charter Schools Series, Dr Luke Fenwick interrogates whether for-profit operators…

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Submission: Education Amendment Bill 2012

Submission: Education Amendment Bill 2012

By Luke Fenwick


Maxim Institute has made a submission supporting the Education Amendment Bill’s introduction of partnership schools kura hourua, with suggestions for…

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Understanding Charter Schools: Research Note #2

Understanding Charter Schools: Research Note #2

By Steve Thomas


As a form of charter school, the Government’s pilot Partnership Schools, or Kura Hourua, will operate alongside regular state schools….

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Submission: Lobbying Disclosure Bill

Submission: Lobbying Disclosure Bill

By Alex Penk


The Lobbying Disclosure Bill is currently before Select Committee. Maxim Institute has made a submission on the bill, arguing that…

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