How a singer's revelation about their identity gave Openside their purpose – and New Zealand's most intense pop fans.
The capital gains tax capitulation is just the latest triumph for the most powerful voting bloc in New Zealand history
After years of hammy performances and ropey writing, The Bad Seed represents a landmark for New Zealand drama. Duncan Greive reviews.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg was silent for weeks following the attacks, yet the world has refused to let this story go. Here is a summary of three extraordinary weeks for Facebook.
The product used to broadcast the murder of 50 innocents is one of Facebook’s least popular and least profitable. What makes it so special that they can’t just hit pause?
Love Island has smashed streaming records all over the world and Three’s purchase of the global rights, along with pricey a local franchise, will complete a radical transformation of the channel.
Does yesterday’s surprise announcement around the tax status of digital giants indicate a willingness to tackle the vast problems they create?
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.