It has been the best-performing media brand of the past five years. Yet Labour’s bold plans to grow it have caused RNZ nothing but trouble so far.
The owner of both Newstalk ZB and the Herald retains a singular influence in the New Zealand media. But anonymous rival executives have doubts about its ability to pull off its biggest challenge – introducing a paywall in 2019.
The home of Three and radio stations like The Edge has been owned by private equity for 10 years now. Duncan Greive talks to anonymous executives to find out whether it might be close to getting an owner that really wants it.
It’s the biggest and by far the most profitable media company in New Zealand. In today's instalment of his series on NZ media in 2018, Duncan Greive asks media executives why no one believes in Sky any more.
Every day in the leadup to Christmas, open the door to reveal a Spinoff writer’s short, sizzling commentary on a weighty subject. Our arbitrary and strictly enforced word limit: 365. Today: Duncan Greive on why churches (and other religious institutions) should start paying tax.
We speak to senior figures across NZ’s biggest media companies to find out what they think about their plight, their rivals and the industry as a whole
The first of a series on the major New Zealand media companies, sourced through anonymous conversations with senior executives.
A last minute cancelation of the final day of school at Mount Albert Grammar has deprived its students of one of the most emotional moments of their lives, writes Duncan Greive, parent to a MAGS school leaver.
A lawsuit has revealed Facebook inflated its video statistics for years, inspiring the 'pivot to video' which decimated journalism. Duncan Greive looks at its impact on New Zealand.
The aborted appointment of Derek Handley to the government’s CTO role continues to drag on – the latest installment is a folder of communications between himself, Clare Curran and Jacinda Ardern.
Entrepreneur Derek Handley is apparently on the verge of being appointed CTO of the whole country of New Zealand. And its tech community is not happy.
Z Energy, the petrol retailer that trumpets its environmental record, today put its money where its PR is in purchasing a large majority stake in Wellington startup Flick Electric Co.
The pay TV giant has lost customers, it's making less out of each one, and has cut prices. But their annual result shows they might yet find a way out of the woods.
A just-released cache of Nielsen data shows the impact a series of Facebook algorithm changes have done to New Zealand’s online media (spoiler: it’s not great).
As if parents of pre-schoolers didn't have enough to deal with, a searing column on Monday informed them that the daycares they sent their kids to were kiddie prisons. Duncan Greive examines this appalling situation.
Six60 are as much a business as a band, and have broken every rule in music on their way to historically unprecedented success, writes lapsed music critic and Six60 hater Duncan Greive.
As the Opportunities Party throws in the towel, its polarising former leader explains why it's just not worth persevering.