Chris Schulz

Chris Schulz is a freelance journalist. You can find his newsletter, Boiler Room, at chrisschulz.substack.com

Television
Mar 31, 2021

Party hard: A brief history of New Zealand TV's most extreme live interview

Jaquie Brown explains how she kept her composure for the most hectic 12 minutes of live television ever filmed in New Zealand.

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Money
Mar 21, 2021

How a fledgling food business took flight during lockdown

Covid-19 has been a burden for many businesses. For others, it's been a boon.

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Media
Mar 6, 2021

An interview with the most feared man in New Zealand media

Journalists avoid his calls, editors loathe it when he highlights mistakes. But Colin Peacock reckons he's not scary at all.

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Media
Jan 19, 2021

An exciting high school reunion was actually a Facebook scam, and I fell for it

Think twice before you accept that surprise school reunion invite.

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Television
Nov 30, 2020

Review: Taranaki Hard is a compelling tribute to small-town brilliance

Many of Waitara's residents want to escape their small New Zealand town. Taranaki Hard proves they might not have to.

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Television
Nov 24, 2020

Remember when TVNZ made everyone download The Sopranos?

It was the most critically acclaimed drama of all time, so why the hell did TVNZ keep it from the public for so long?

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Television
May 22, 2020

Plenty of soap: Shortland Street is back, but life on set is far from normal

How the country's longest-running soap started filming again in a physically distanced world.

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