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Rethinking the current goals of regional development

By Julian Wood


The current goals of regional development policy, and especially the RGP (Regional Growth Programme), align well with the modern paradigm…

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Current goals of regional development policy in New Zealand

By Julian Wood


What are the current goals of regional development policy in New Zealand? Identifying the current goals of regional development policy…

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Growing Beyond Growth | Blog Series

By Julian Wood


INTRODUCTION Oncoming long-term economic and demographic change will deepen the existing divide between our cities and our regions, meaning we…

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Reflections and Recommendations | Pathways into and out of poverty

By Kieran Madden


Reflections and Recommendations A clearer understanding of how poverty “works” helps to guide a better, more dynamic response for struggling…

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Current poverty | poverty within lifetimes

By Kieran Madden


Risk factors and trigger events What causes poverty for families today differs from what causes poverty across generations. Causes of…

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Causation and income dynamics of people in disadvantage

By Kieran Madden


CAUSATION The surveys above asked the question, “What causes poverty?” But before we, as researchers and policy makers, can answer…

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Uncovering pathways into and out of disadvantage in New Zealand

By Kieran Madden


INTRODUCTION Families in poverty face significant challenges and disadvantages that are likely to have scarring effects long into their children’s…

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Leilani Tamu Podcast


In November we launched our 2020 Summer issue of Flint & Steel, our annual magazine that this year explores the…

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Beware the cult of youth

By Danielle van Dalen


To get a vision of what society values, take a look at a magazine stand. Looking across the cover images…

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Policy for the people, with the people

By Kieran Madden


While reading about a promising new policy initiative by a bright-eyed non-profit organisation, I did a double-take when I read…

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Good migration policy is about more than just jobs

By Julian Wood


Recent political posturing over partnership visas and arranged marriages is a troubling distraction that derails the real, necessary debates we…

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FLINT & STEEL WEBSITE LAUNCH

By Maxim Institute


We are so excited to be launching our Flint & Steel website. We have made all articles from volume one…

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Government should not allow further overreach from Court

By Alex Penk


The Opposition just rolled out the usual tough-on-crime rhetoric disconnected from evidenced-based solutions, announcing that it’s “time to smash the…

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Euthanasia too great a risk for people with disabilities

By Danielle van Dalen


With a final amended version of the End of Life Choice Bill expected to be voted on next month, potentially…

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“Random” answers for poverty prove Nobel-worthy

By Kieran Madden


Far too often, debates on topics that really matter are mired in oversimplification at best, and stagnate in sloganeering at…

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Alex’s op-ed on End of Life Choice Bill referendum

Alex’s op-ed on End of Life Choice Bill referendum


Alex’s article highlights the decision that MPs will make on Wednesday about the referendum for End of Life Choice Bill….

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Flint & Steel Volume 06 | Magazine Launch


“… on vocation, working, and living”  “So what do you do?” These five words are the most predictable starting point of getting-to-know-you…

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Participate in, don’t just consume community

By Danielle van Dalen


Every time the local elections roll around I read through that little booklet of candidates and find it difficult to…

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Max Rashbrooke Podcast


New Zealand expert in poverty and inequality Max Rashbrooke sits down with our CEO Alex Penk and Research Manager, Kieran…

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Dr Kathryn Mannix Podcast


Last year we read a beautiful book called With the End in Mind: dying, death and wisdom in an age…

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