Duncan Greive

Duncan Greive is founder and managing editor of The Spinoff.

Society
Apr 4, 2020

Google mobility data reveals how well NZ is complying with its level four lockdown

The giant global data set shows how different countries are locking down, and which NZ regions are most compliant.

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Politics
Apr 3, 2020

Faafoi accuses Bauer of 'running contradictory claims' over magazine closures

Internal memos from the magazine company, which announced its closure yesterday, state they were lobbying to change the publication ban. Faafoi is adamant they were not.

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Business
Apr 3, 2020

Bauer’s shocking fall reveals the government’s poisonous media dilemma

The shockingly fast collapse of Bauer presents the government with a momentous choice. Does it save the media industry, or concentrate on its own?

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Business
Mar 28, 2020

Government rules that magazines and community papers aren’t an essential service

Just a tiny handful of print publications will continue through the lockdown, with only daily newspapers specifically identified as being able to continue. Duncan Greive spoke to publishers of magazines …

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Media
Mar 27, 2020

The Fold podcast: Covid-19 is smashing NZ’s media just when we need it most

The Fold podcast returns for March into a media world transformed by the impact of Covid-19.

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Politics
Mar 21, 2020

Ardern announces four-tier Covid-19 alert system as NZ faces community spread

New Zealand is currently at level two in the aftermath of two suspected cases of community transmission.

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Television
Mar 21, 2020

TVNZ 1’s Covid-19 special showed the power of legacy media during crisis

An unscheduled Covid-19 special ran in place of Seven Sharp last night, and it brought out the best in both its participants and the medium itself.

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Media
Mar 20, 2020

A note from the managing editor of The Spinoff on our Covid-19 coverage

How The Spinoff is dealing with the evolving crisis – and what’s driving our coverage.

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Media
Mar 18, 2020

The Spinoff’s Covid-19 coverage tagged as ‘inappropriate content’ by Facebook

Social media giant Facebook has banned a large number of trusted media outlets for posting 'inappropriate content'.

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Business
Mar 17, 2020

Crisis upon crisis: Covid-19 and the NZ media

What does the virus mean for an industry already in crisis?

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Food
Mar 9, 2020

Review: a day at DramFest, Christchurch’s utterly perfect whisky festival

More than 70 stands giving away more than 350 whiskies sounds like a recipe for chaos. Instead, it’s a near-perfect day out. 

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Media
Mar 4, 2020

‘The first salvo in a war’: Senior Herald and Stuff editors hit back at RNZ attack ad campaign

Private sector news executives have reacted with incredulity and anger to a new RNZ ad campaign attacking their work and business models.

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Media
Mar 2, 2020

Announcing a new six-month paid internship at The Spinoff

Attention: aspiring writers and reporters.

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Music
Feb 26, 2020

Wild stat: Six60’s second album has been in the top 40 for five straight years

Six60 are on pace to overtake Pink Floyd for one of the most formidable records in NZ chart history.

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Chorus
Feb 25, 2020

New Zealand’s gaming industry is a silent juggernaut

New Zealand's game creators are competing for talent with a lavishly subsidised film sector, but they're still finding ways to thrive, says Simon Dasan of Wellington powerhouse A44.

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The Bulletin
Feb 25, 2020

The Bulletin: Covid 19’s rapid spread keeps borders closed to Chinese flights

Coronavirus’ harsh impact on New Zealand’s economy starts to reveal itself; Bridges advocates matching Australia’s deportation policies and the Shelly Bay dispute ratchets up.

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The Bulletin
Feb 24, 2020

The Bulletin: Shane Jones vs the vegans is just the beginning

Plant-based diets add a new item to the rural-urban tension menu, Genesis plans NZ’s biggest solar farm and a major regulatory push on vaping.

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Business
Feb 23, 2020

Podcast: analysing a very chaotic month for RNZ

Host Duncan Greive is joined by The Spinoff editor Toby Manhire to discuss the dramatic events surrounding RNZ this month on The Spinoff's media podcast, The Fold.

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Hatch
Feb 8, 2020

The three principles to start investing in the global market

Duncan Greive shares his three philosophies on buying shares in global giants for people who are curious but terrified about investing.

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Business
Feb 8, 2020

The RNZ/TVNZ merger is on. The rest of the media should be very afraid

Why the merger of TVNZ and RNZ could spell the beginning of the end for the private sector media in New Zealand.

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Business
Feb 3, 2020

Sky TV’s new CEO has a bold rescue plan. Can he pull it off?

Sky’s new CEO hasn’t yet been in his job for a year, but has already achieved more than his predecessor did in a decade. Duncan Greive sits down with Martin Stewart to find out whether it has changed Sky’s fate.

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Media
Jan 27, 2020

Newshub’s Hal Crawford on Mark Weldon, Paul Henry and the TV rating circus

Duncan Greive conducts an exit interview with Hal Crawford, the departing news boss at Mediaworks. 

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Food
Jan 9, 2020

This morning a robot cooked me eggs

Industrial robots can make our cars and planes, but for some reason the sight of a mechanical omelette machine filled Duncan Greive with existential dread. 

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Business
Jan 1, 2020

A New Zealand media health check

In the wake of the shocking revelations about Three, Duncan Greive assesses the health of New Zealand’s six big media companies. This story was first published on 20 October, 2019. Winston Peters …

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Food
Dec 31, 2019

Leo Molloy is still sharpening his knives

Summer reissue: The bad boy of hospitality is nearing retirement age, yet his capacity for bitter feuds remains undiminished. Duncan Greive meets Leo Molloy, the Viaduct’s best host and worst enemy.

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Books
Dec 26, 2019

The extraordinary and appalling true story of the rise of Uber

Uber became one of the biggest companies in the world in a few short years. Mike Isaac’s extraordinary Super Pumped shows the world just what it sacrificed for cheap rides.

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