Duncan Greive

Duncan Greive is founder and managing editor of The Spinoff.

Society
Jul 12, 2021

We are all becoming Extremely Online

Shit You Should Care About started as an Insta account run by three women from Blenheim. Now they're making a show about the internet with The Spinoff.

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Business
Jun 24, 2021

The adaptation era arrives

For decades, climate change discussions have been dominated by what we can do to stop it but there is a growing focus on how we live with its consequences.

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Media
Jun 15, 2021

A year on from near death and the $1 deal, Stuff is somehow thriving

The stakes were existential when Sinead Boucher offered to buy Stuff for $1 in May of 2020. A year on it has completed a remarkable turnaround.

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Media
Jun 2, 2021

Introducing the newest member of The Spinoff Group: a studio named Daylight Creative

Duncan Greive explains what Daylight Creative is, the work it does and why it is a natural and necessary evolution of The Spinoff.

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Politics
May 20, 2021

The five factors that make this a budget like no other

Absolute power. A weakened opposition. Cheap money. The end of fear of debt. Two empowering crises. What will Labour do with all that fuel?

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Television
May 18, 2021

The year’s best NZ comedy might be a revived reality show about business

The Apprentice Aotearoa has very little to say about the world of business, but that’s not really the point.

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Media
May 18, 2021

A blockbuster media deal could tie Three up with CNN and HBO

Three’s parent company Discovery is in talks to merge with AT&T’s media assets, with huge implications for New Zealand.

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Politics
May 12, 2021

Is there a noble method to the political madness of the pay freeze?

Viewed in isolation the public sector pay move is politically indefensible. But it may be part of a much bigger plan

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Media
May 10, 2021

TVNZ is all in online – and planning an ad-free Netflix-style subscription service

The state broadcaster is not waiting for the merger to imagine its future.

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Business
Apr 29, 2021

Quietly radical shoe company Allbirds is getting ready for the big leagues

The eco-conscious shoe brand founded by New Zealander Tim Brown is gearing up for a $2.4bn listing on the US stock exchange.

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Politics
Apr 15, 2021

A system that can be hacked by lying is not a good system

Jacinda Ardern declared that an MIQ worker had lied. That should not be a sufficiently sophisticated technique to get around our border defences.

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Science
Apr 1, 2021

How Siouxsie Wiles became ‘the Covid lady’, then New Zealander of the year

A dizzying 12 months for a world class science communicator culminated with a huge honour last night. Here's how she got there.

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Television
Mar 31, 2021

How shooting at double speed broke The Bachelor

Two seasons of the famed reality TV franchise just flew by in a few short weeks after being shot at twice the normal speed. It broke the show.

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Media
Mar 29, 2021

From Air NZ to off-airing John Banks: Cam Wallace on his first three months at MediaWorks

Duncan Greive talks to Cam Wallace about Magic Talk, The Rock and the future of commercial radio.

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Vodafone
Mar 20, 2021

The Fold: Hal Crawford on reviewing the NZ Media Fund, and what he learnt doing it

Duncan Greive talks to ex-head of news at MediaWorks, Hal Crawford, who's just completed a review into the NZ Media Fund.

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Vodafone
Mar 12, 2021

The Fold: Justin Latif on South Auckland and the media

In this episode of The Fold, Duncan Greive is joined by Justin Latif, The Spinoff's South Auckland reporter.

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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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Vodafone
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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Vodafone
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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Vodafone
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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Vodafone
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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