Duncan Greive

Duncan Greive is founder and managing editor of The Spinoff.

Media
Feb 23, 2021

The staredown is over: Facebook to restore news in Australia

Less than a week after its shock decision to ban news, Facebook and the Australian government have the shape of an agreement to restore it.

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Business
Feb 18, 2021

Media explosion in Australia: Facebook just blocked all news

A truly shocking development in the global pushback against big tech: here's what it means.

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Media
Feb 16, 2021

A user’s guide to The Spinoff

Founder and managing editor Duncan Greive explains what The Spinoff is, and how best to use it.

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Media
Feb 15, 2021

The Fold: Substack’s Hamish McKenzie on a new era of publishing

Duncan Greive is joined by Hamish McKenzie, co-founder of Substack to talk about how publishing has changed.

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Media
Feb 9, 2021

The Fold: Ali Mau on #MeTooNZ, talkback radio and pay equity

Stuff senior journalist Ali Mau joins Duncan Greive to talk through her work with MeTooNZ and her decades-long career in TV, radio and print journalism.

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Media
Jan 29, 2021

The Fold: Media, money and the government, with Bernard Hickey

Summer reissue: Journalist Bernard Hickey on the challenges faced by New Zealand media and why he’s launched a new subscription-only daily email.

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Media
Jan 28, 2021

John Banks is the symptom, not the problem

John Banks’ comments weren’t an accident – they were the fruit of a deliberate radio strategy.

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Money
Jan 26, 2021

The one terrifying chart that tells the story of New Zealand’s deranged house prices

A visual representation of just how desperate and depraved our housing market has become.

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Media
Jan 22, 2021

The Fold: Stuff owner Sinead Boucher on how she bought the company for $1

Summer reissue: The Fold's very first guest is back to tell Duncan Greive how she pulled off the media deal of the year.

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Media
Jan 8, 2021

The Fold: Gaurav Sharma on the communities NZ’s media doesn’t serve

Summer reissue: The associate editor of The Indian Times on why he believes the media ignores the quarter of our population not born here – and why both parties lose as a result.

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Business
Jan 1, 2021

The NBR owner just sold his mansion to live in a motorhome

Todd Scott hosted Lotto in the 90s. He ended up running NZ's most famous business newspaper. And now things have got really weird.

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Media
Dec 24, 2020

The Fold: The wildfire that was 2020 for New Zealand media, reviewed

The pandemic put unbearable pressure on New Zealand’s media, but also saw it gain larger and more engaged audiences than ever before.

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Society
Dec 23, 2020

A year like no other

The Spinoff was in mortal peril in late March, before its members came to the rescue.

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Vodafone
Dec 4, 2020

The Fold: Turning words into action, with Laura O’Connell Rapira

The outgoing director of grassroots community campaigning organisation ActionStation joins Duncan Greive to talk about a busy few years in the job.

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Society
Nov 30, 2020

The ban on concerts at Eden Park is the ultimate triumph of the New Zealand nimby

A tiny minority of local residents are holding back the joy of hundreds of thousands, and millions in economic benefits. 

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Politics
Nov 25, 2020

Why couldn’t it happen here?

We have witnessed a hapless coup attempt in the US. Is there a potential for a similar breakdown in New Zealand?

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Media
Nov 22, 2020

The Fold: The boss of all rugby, with Mark Robinson

NZ Rugby is in a fascinating situation at the moment, with some big calls to be made over the coming years. This episode, the man in charge of making them talks to Duncan Greive.

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WOAP 2019
Nov 14, 2020

Beervana: a different kind of beer festival, viewed nine ways

After years watching it unfold on social media with a growing envy, Duncan Greive finally hit the road to Beervana 2019. 

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Society
Nov 13, 2020

Counting the true costs of our continued Covid community transmissions

It’s long past time we stopped accepting that such a volume of leakage is inevitable.

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Media
Nov 12, 2020

The riveting and troubling story of Instagram’s first decade

No Filter, a superb new book chronicling Instagram’s rise, reveals more about the pathology of Mark Zuckerberg than anything else.

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Media
Nov 6, 2020

The Fold: Media, money and the government, with Bernard Hickey

Journalist Bernard Hickey on the challenges faced by New Zealand media and why he’s launched a new subscription-only daily email.

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Television
Oct 27, 2020

Match Fit shows former All Blacks overweight and struggling – just like the rest of us

In their heyday they were invulnerable, but now the likes of Piri Weepu and Eroni Clarke are all too human. That’s what makes Match Fit so compelling.

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Money
Oct 26, 2020

Review: the new Allbirds socks and undies

All his life, Duncan Greive has basically hated his undies and found socks annoying. And then he tried Allbirds underwear.

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Media
Oct 23, 2020

The Fold: Melodie Robinson on bringing live sport back to free-to-air

Melodie Robinson’s career has been one full of remarkable firsts. She joins host Duncan Greive to talk about it on this week’s episode of The Fold.

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Television
Oct 23, 2020

Review: Borat Sagdiyev is back, but is it as funny now we know the punchline?

Sacha Baron-Cohen’s most successful character returns to a pandemic-stricken middle America. The formula is the same, but its impact has radically changed.

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Politics
Oct 17, 2020

Despite the right’s disastrous night, Act finds 200,000 reasons to be cheerful

Headquarters in the Viaduct is where many National MPs go to celebrate. On Saturday night Act took it over, and with it the energy and vision of the right.

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