Duncan Greive

Duncan Greive is founder and publisher of The Spinoff.

Business
Oct 18, 2021

Super Saturday should have sucked. Instead it was a triumph. Why?

How a moment of national unity provides a map for our pandemic future.

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Business
Oct 14, 2021

Head High is groundbreaking, critically acclaimed, super-diverse – and cancelled

What does this decision say about the state of our TV landscape?

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Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Some big, clear calls are urgently needed on the path out of elimination

The goal of zero cases brought us together. Without a strong plan, enmity and blame may take its place.

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Business
Oct 4, 2021

A conversation about the (lack of) rules for Facebook and Google in Aotearoa

The biggest companies in the world operate in New Zealand with no specific controls. What does that do to us as a nation?

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Business
Oct 3, 2021

Google and Facebook are brilliant and dangerous and entirely out of control

Google and Facebook have transformed the world, made our lives better and brought enormous challenges. It’s long past time Aotearoa regulated and taxed them.

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Politics
Sep 15, 2021

‘Paranoid storms’: Judith Collins’ former press secretary on National, leadership and oblivion

She was John Key's media trainer. She was Judith Collins' head of media in the 2020 campaign. Here's what she has to say today.

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Media
Sep 10, 2021

The Spinoff turns seven today, and we couldn’t have made it here without you

We've overcome the long odds that greeted us when we first flicked the switch, and become a small but singular part of the media in Aotearoa.

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Business
Sep 3, 2021

Confronting new research shows just how fast traditional media lost young NZ

A massive new NZ on Air survey reveals how remarkably quickly the migration away from TV has happened.

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Business
Sep 1, 2021
Business
Aug 26, 2021

Looks like we’ll be staying home a while longer. Maybe we should do a reno?

Seeing as our borders are staying shut for a while, we might as well sort the place out.

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Society
Aug 22, 2021

A brief history of the humiliating places I have fallen asleep

Duncan Greive attempts to count the ways and places he has inappropriately nodded off.

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Media
Aug 9, 2021

Stuff has bought startup fashion site Ensemble. Here’s why it matters

It’s a small deal which could signal a new era for Aotearoa media.

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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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