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.
TVNZ 1's Sunday Theatre is one of the oldest surviving timeslots in New Zealand television. Duncan Greive reviews the excellent Resolve, and looks at the lessons it contains for our struggling serial dramas.
A TVNZ exec made headlines last week for calling Netflix a fad. But after another big budget failure, Duncan Greive asks if it’s time the state broadcaster tried to learn from the streaming giant, rather than embarrassing itself by dismissing it.
A year on from a critically-mauled first season, big-budget local drama Filthy Rich returns. Duncan Greive watches to see if they've fixed what was broken.
Yesterday the Dominion Post published a story critical of the fees the Wellington City Council charged Lions fans to park camper vans in the city. A few hours later the Council gave back double.
We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: Duncan Greive discovers Whoa! Studios, a magical place where parents and their children can co-exist in equal happiness via playgrounds, beer and food.
John Campbell makes his TVNZ debut and a strong case for a regular return to mainstream TV in What Next, TVNZ’s most public-spirited show since the charter was scrapped. Duncan Greive reviews the ambitious week-long TV event.