The annihilation of the Māori party shows the grim reality of MMP, and the rationality of the Greens’ refusal to engage with National under any circumstances, writes Duncan Greive.
We present the five most interesting takeaways from analysis of the vast trove of data thrown up by our Policy tool in the lead-up to this election.
Duncan Greive reflects on the shambolic end to The Block 2017, and what the show has revealed to us about our housing market and crisis over that time.
Duncan Greive spends an extraordinary two days with Gareth Morgan – and his comms sidekick Sean Plunket – as he tries to will TOP back into relevance amid the chaos of the 2017 election.
The best interview of the election happened today on Morning Report, when Guyon Espiner made Winston Peters look like his race was already run. Duncan Greive recounts the 10 greatest hits.
This week ‘The Beerhive’ launched, a podcast which sits between beer and politics. Host Shane Cowlishaw explains the pod to Duncan Greive.
Former radio host, current Jono and Ben man and Billy T winning comic Guy Williams has just released a half-hour stand-up special for free on the internet. He spoke with Duncan Greive about a variety of things.
Bryan Bruce’s documentary Who owns New Zealand now? – which screened on Three last night in primetime – is a deeply problematic sequel to Labour’s ‘Chinese-sounding names’ fiasco of 2015, writes Duncan Greive.
Labour’s non-commercial RNZ+ multi-media network is a brilliant idea – but it makes no sense to keep it and retain public ownership of TVNZ, argues Duncan Greive.
The car park was chockers, but Duncan Grieve battled the Christian hoards to check out New World's new answer to a New York Deli crossed with My Food Bag. But did it deliver the goods?
In the most obscure yet symbolically important debate of recent elections, Ardern attacked English with a pitiless fury. Duncan Greive recaps the massacre.
Yesterday Steven Joyce claimed there was a giant hole in Labour's books. We asked a lot of economists and accountants whether the claim was correct.
National's newly-announced policy giving police powers to search gang members' houses at any time to check for weapons shows them returning to their base with a vengeance, writes Duncan Greive.
Like the podcast, but a book! While that sounds boring and pointless, Duncan Greive controversially argues that it’s actually good.
The New Zealand First leader is paid almost $200,000 a year in public money. Shouldn't he be leading the conscientious objectors rather than claiming superannuation, asks Duncan Greive.
For years now Sky has been the biggest force in New Zealand media, crushing everything in its path. But by ignoring digital it has found itself in a brutal squeeze between rising costs and shrinking revenue – all with thousands of customers poised to flee post-Lions tour. Duncan Greive asks if the end is now inevitable.
When Jeremy Clarkson left Top Gear in 2015, the show seemed doomed. Yet it soldiers on, boring but unbowed, while Clarkson's profile is much diminished. Duncan Greive asks whether the fading of Clarkson, Paul Henry and Bill O'Reilly means the end of an era for a particular species of male broadcaster.
Z Energy is the largest retailer of petrol in New Zealand, yet is paying to promote Al Gore’s climate change movie An Inconvenient Sequel. Duncan Greive meets Z CEO Mike Bennetts and asks what’s up with that.
The All Blacks will be featured in an in-depth eight part documentary series for Amazon Prime. New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew talks to Duncan Greive about what the partnership means for the brand – and for their relationship with Sky.
Two hours after Labour launched its flagship transport policy in the central city, National launched its own 30 kilometres south. Duncan Greive was there to watch.
2016 saw the end of a 23-year career at TV3 for Hilary Barry. A year on, happily ensconsed at TVNZ's Breakfast, she sits down for a few beers with Duncan Greive and photographer Joel Thomas to look back on her glittering career, the chaotic Mark Weldon era, and what came after.
Attitude is nearing 500 episodes over 13 years, and its current mental health series shows that it deserves a far better timeslot than 8.30am Sunday, writes Duncan Greive.
She became an international pariah after uttering the worst racial slur on The Real Housewives of Auckland. Now Julia Sloane is apparently plotting a comeback with a feature-length documentary, reports Duncan Greive.