Duncan Greive

Duncan Greive is founder and managing editor of The Spinoff.

Business
May 26, 2020

The sale of Stuff sets the stage for a new independent media in New Zealand

The big media companies just want to get married. Duncan Greive makes the case for dozens of divorces instead.

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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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Media
Dec 12, 2019

The Fold with Duncan Greive: A new podcast covering the chaos of NZ media

A new podcast devoted to analysing New Zealand's media as it undergoes the biggest and most troublesome transition in its history.

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Decade in Review
Dec 10, 2019

The decade in media: How the mighty have fallen and broken both their arms

Looking back on 10 years which saw New Zealand’s media transform from a position of near-limitless power and influence to the deeply humbled reality of today.

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Vodafone
Nov 27, 2019

The everything platform

At Vodafone HQ on the North Shore, a multinational team is working to build a network which will change New Zealand. Duncan Greive watches the birth of 5G.

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Media
Nov 14, 2019

Five key questions about the new super-broadcaster to replace TVNZ and RNZ

An untimely leak to RNZ brought some clarity to the government’s plans for its media assets – yet left many questions unanswered. Duncan Greive analyses the latest revelations.

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Media
Nov 13, 2019

Two days in Sydney as Australia burns

The catastrophic bushfires in Australia are framed very differently depending on which media you consume.

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Top of the List
Nov 12, 2019

Five ways to fall in love with the Coromandel

The Coromandel Peninsula is a magic geographical cul-de-sac. Here's how to explore this stunning part of our backyard.

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Business
Nov 8, 2019

The All Blacks’ success masks long-term decline for NZ rugby. Is it terminal?

A combination of bad demographics, financial pressure and a decade's old bill coming due make the new NZ Rugby CEO’s job infinitely harder than that of the next All Blacks coach.

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Money
Nov 6, 2019

Announcing The Spinoff Money

After years of trying The Spinoff today launches Money – its newest section, one aimed at demystifying and making accessible the world of money.

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Media
Nov 1, 2019

The Guardian launches New Zealand expansion

Its first full-time reporter will lead the project, which includes a dedicated section of its homepage for New Zealand.

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Business
Oct 20, 2019

New Zealand media: a health check

Three is for sale and could easily disappear. The forces disrupting it are impacting all our media – we assess the health of New Zealand’s six big media companies.

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Business
Oct 18, 2019

MediaWorks quits television: Three will be sold – or closed

MediaWorks’ owners have called time after years of losses from its TV division. Sources say the company will announce it is for sale – if no buyers emerge, it will close within months.

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