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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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Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela Podcast


Earlier this year, we hosted Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela for her first time in New Zealand to speak at our annual…

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Introducing the Maxim Institute Podcast


Welcome to the Maxim Institute Podcast. We are so excited to be launching this new podcast. In this series we…

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Naked politics blocks decent policy-making

By Alex Penk


There’s been a lot of cynicism about the Provincial Growth Fund, and last week Minister Shane Jones went a long…

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MIC 11 | Hate speech vs free speech


Freedom, Responsibility and Public Debate We hosted David Hall, Senior Researcher at The Policy Observatory at AUT and an Associate…

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Census success needs all of us

By Danielle van Dalen


Imagine if you could influence funding for the healthcare you receive, or for the schools your children attend, with just…

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Maxim Institute’s Submission to the Abortion Legislation Bill

Maxim Institute’s Submission to the Abortion Legislation Bill

By Danielle van Dalen


This submission was prepared by Danielle van Dalen, Gael Goulter and Jessie Duffin in response to the Parliamentary Select Committee’s…

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Review our reliance on temporary workers

By Julian Wood


New Zealanders are heavy users of temporary work migration, so it was disappointing that no-one seriously discussed this last week…

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Danielle speaks on Mahi – The Disability Employment Podcast

Danielle speaks on Mahi – The Disability Employment Podcast


Danielle was invited to speak on the very first podcast of Mahi – The Disability Employment Podcast, hosted by Jonathan…

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