Duncan Greive

Duncan Greive is founder and managing editor of The Spinoff.

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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Media
Oct 16, 2020

The Fold: A newcomer’s view from the press gallery

The Spinoff’s new(ish) political editor Justin Giovannetti joins Duncan Greive to share his impressions from a hectic first six months on the job – and in New Zealand.

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Media
Oct 9, 2020

The Fold: Sido Kitchin is launching not one but four new magazine titles this year

Former Woman's Day editor Sido Kitchin joins The Fold’s Duncan Greive to talk about starting School Road Publishing and launching a whole new stable of magazines following the collapse of Bauer Media.

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Politics
Sep 22, 2020

Stuff the focus groups: The Spinoff meets Judith Collins

The National Party leader tells Duncan Greive what conviction means to her, and why she thinks she gets treated differently to Jacinda Ardern.

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Media
Sep 18, 2020

Podcast: Unpacking the shocking NZ On Air audience survey with its new CEO

In this episode of media podcast The Fold, host Duncan Greive speaks to NZ On Air’s new chief executive Cameron Harland about the findings of the recent Where Are the Audiences? report.

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Business
Sep 9, 2020

Some of NZ’s biggest businesses are making huge profits – thanks to the wage subsidy

It’s results season for many of New Zealand’s biggest corporates, which find themselves awkwardly announcing large profits, with the wage subsidy helping them get there.

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Media
Sep 7, 2020

Discovery has bought Three. What happens now?

A US TV giant has bought the Kiwi battler Three. What does that mean for Tova O’Brien, The Block and 7 Days?

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Media
Sep 4, 2020

The Fold: The most eye-opening bits from NZ On Air’s latest report

In this edition of The Spinoff’s media podcast, Duncan Greive unpacks the most important data points from a seismic new report into audience behaviour.

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Media
Sep 1, 2020

YouTube rises to top of the pile, and nine other findings on NZ media audiences

NZ's only comprehensive pan-media audience survey comes just once every two years – and the latest has just been released.

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Business
Aug 29, 2020

The ‘staggering’ potential of New Zealand’s returning diaspora

After decades worrying about the 'brain drain', thousands of high-achieving New Zealanders are all coming home at once.

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Media
Aug 27, 2020

The Fold podcast: How The Bulletin gets made, with Alex Braae

One of New Zealand’s most voracious consumers of local news media joins Duncan Greive to reveal the secrets behind his popular daily newsletter.

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Media
Aug 19, 2020

Why dangerous rumours are big business for Facebook

The rumour that electrified the country spread through the government’s most preferred and well-funded communication channel.

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Politics
Aug 13, 2020

Gerry Brownlee just thinks it’s interesting

What the deputy leader of the opposition has been implying lately is more than 'nonsense' – it represents a threat to one of New Zealand’s most powerful and undervalued assets.

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Politics
Aug 11, 2020

The sorry stench of NZ First’s horse-race politics

Why is the Provincial Growth Fund building a huge new racetrack in one of New Zealand's biggest cities?

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Media
Jul 21, 2020

By cutting Wendy Petrie, TVNZ loses a great anchor and a major opportunity

Wendy Petrie, 49, has lost her job to Simon Dallow, 56. TVNZ’s cull is mystifying on multiple levels.

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Media
Jul 15, 2020

The Spinoff Members goes up a gear

A new platform for Members means 100% of contributions go towards making Spinoff journalism happen. Plus: A merch store!

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Music
Jul 10, 2020

Deryk is her name. Will the world know it by the year’s end?

A new EP from an unknown Auckland singer ignited a bidding war before she’d released a single. Today her debut single ‘Call You Out’ is released, with eerie parallels to Lorde’s rise.

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Media
Jul 6, 2020

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

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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Television
Jun 28, 2020

Review: Head High is the best and most complex NZ drama in years

Three's new rugby-themed drama is both original and feels like it could have come from nowhere else.

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Food
Jun 27, 2020

Commercial Bay is weirdly radical and the future of malls

A new mall in downtown Auckland prizes food over shopping and public transport over private.

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Media
Jun 24, 2020

Media podcast: Stuff’s owner Sinead Boucher on how she bought it for $1

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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Ātea
Jun 12, 2020

‘It would set fire to all the progress’: Alarm at Māori media overhaul plan

A review of Māori media has recommended news be centralised at Māori Television. Many in the sector are deeply alarmed by the idea.

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Media
Jun 5, 2020

Senior MediaWorks source emphatically denies reports Three sold to Discovery

The Herald reported this morning that MediaWorks was on the verge of selling its TV assets to US TV giant Discovery – but it appears the story may have been premature.

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Media
Jun 4, 2020

Dan Carter: A life in undies

In 2014, Duncan Greive was invited to interview Dan Carter on the back of the All Black's spokesmodelling gig for Jockey underwear.

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Business
Jun 2, 2020

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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Business
May 26, 2020

The sale of Stuff sets the stage for a new independent media in New Zealand

The big media companies just want to get married. Duncan Greive makes the case for dozens of divorces instead.

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