Catherine McGregor

Catherine McGregor is the Spinoff’s production editor and social media manager, and is former digital editor of Metro magazine. Email her on catherine@thespinoff.co.nz

Society
Sep 4, 2017

'Trump and New Zealand are a co-brand'

A New York Times feature on the new breed of Washington lobbyists lays bare the weird connection between the New Zealand embassy under Tim Groser and Robert Stryk, a Trump-connected political player. Catherine McGregor explains.

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Society
Jun 8, 2017

Law reformer Max Abbott: 'If you're dying and in extreme pain, why can't you smoke cannabis if you like?'

The news that the Greens' medical marijuana bill is to go before parliament has prompted speculation that cannabis law is set for a long-overdue change. Catherine McGregor sat down with law reform advocate Professor Max Abbott to discuss all things marijuana.

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Asia NZ Foundation
Feb 1, 2017

'I thought, wow, I'm going to do that when I get back to New Zealand': Michelle McCarthy on going local on an Asia OE

From Chinese 3D manufacturing to Korean soap operas to Japanese street fashion, the 21st century belongs to Asia. Little wonder, then, that an increasing number of young New Zealanders are ditching the UK OE and heading to Asia instead. In the second of a two part series on The Asia OE, Catherine McGregor talks to Wellingtonian Michelle McCarthy about her experiences living in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan post-university.

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Media
Nov 17, 2016

Happy activism: Paperboy editor Jeremy Hansen on making a free magazine an agent for change

Today marks the publication of the third issue of Bauer Media's new Auckland commuter-focused free magazine, Paperboy. Catherine McGregor sat down with the magazine's editor Jeremy Hansen to discuss urbanism, optimism and why he's glad to be a cheerleader for the new Auckland.

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Partner Content
Jun 13, 2016

Dutch Courage: Choreographer Paul Lightfoot on bringing the fearless Nederlands Dans Theater to NZ

As the acclaimed contemporary dance company prepares for arrival in Auckland, artistic director Paul Lightfoot tells Catherine McGregor what audiences should expect.

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Partner Content
Apr 21, 2016

Interview: Comedian Felicity Ward on anxiety, depression and diarrhoea

The Australian comedian, performing in NZ next week, does toilet humour with a difference. She talks with Catherine McGregor about making comedy out of mental illness.

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Television
Oct 14, 2015

Television: A Panel of Ice and Fire – What We Learned from the Game of Thrones Panel at Comic Con

Catherine McGregor sits in on the Games of Thrones panel at Comic Con in New York, and finds out exactly what Margaery Tyrrell and Kermit the Frog's new girlfriend have in common.

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Television
Sep 29, 2015

Television: I Want to Go to There – An Eating Tour of Liz Lemon, Seinfeld and Louie’s Favourite NYC Spots

Following in the footsteps of Liz Lemon, Jerry Seinfeld and Louie CK, Catherine Macgregor eats at the iconic food vendors of New York television comedy.

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Television
Sep 19, 2015

Television: Watching Cosby’s Victims Tell Their Stories in ‘The Women Speak’

"Seeing those women bravely appear on national TV to give their testimony, one after another, after decades spent feeling ashamed and alone – it was a powerful thing."

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Television
Sep 2, 2015

News: Report From the Land of Television Opportunity – What Are the Big New US Shows?

Most of America is still at the beach, so must-see TV is thin on the ground. Luckily, our US correspondent Catherine McGregor sat inside with the curtains drawn to bring you this run down of new shows.

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Television
Aug 8, 2015

Recap: “We Need Brain” – Watching the First Republican Debate in America

Former Metro digital editor Catherine McGregor recently moved to New York. Naturally, her first priority was obtaining a television, so she could watch the first Republican debate on Fox News.

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