We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: Duncan Greive discovers Whoa! Studios, a magical place where parents and their children can co-exist in equal happiness via playgrounds, beer and food.
John Campbell makes his TVNZ debut and a strong case for a regular return to mainstream TV in What Next, TVNZ’s most public-spirited show since the charter was scrapped. Duncan Greive reviews the ambitious week-long TV event.
When Julie Christie was announced as recipient of one of our most prestigious honours on Queen's Birthday, many were shocked and appalled. Duncan Greive makes the case for her as a worthy Dame.
Indian restaurant Paradise is a phenomenon – three huge branches on the same small city block. Yet its biggest competitor is run by a co-founder, finds Duncan Greive, and their breakup has fuelled one of Auckland's most intense food rivalries.
A prominent partnership schools manager has claimed that government partnership school champion David Seymour attempted to dissuade him from airing his concerns about the sector in writing to avoid their reaching the public domain.
The NZ showrunners behind Filthy Rich jump the ditch to make Hyde & Seek, a show which seeks to blend a sprawling Homeland-style mystery with the breakneck pace of CSI/SVU.
Every time the radio survey results come out we get the same amazing news: everyone killed it! Duncan Greive reads the press releases and tries to figure out what’s really going on.
Pay TV giant Sky has just pulled the handbrake on its unbundled online sports service Fan Pass, as it jacks up the prices over 50% and removes the daily and weekly options.
The Commerce Commission decision appears based on a naive assumption that because news is important it will always be made, writes Duncan Greive.