Jihee Junn

Jihee Junn is a staff writer at The Spinoff. Email her on jihee@thespinoff.co.nz

Business
Apr 24, 2019

Uber, Zoomy, Ola & DriveHer: Comparing ridesharing services in Auckland

It pays to shop around, and ridesharing services are no different. Some are cheaper, others are more convenient, so which is which? We take you through four options worth trying in Auckland.

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Food
Apr 21, 2019

What the numbers on your toaster really mean

A lesson on why you shouldn’t always believe what you read on the internet

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Business
Apr 11, 2019

What's my size? How StrutFit is taking the guesswork out of buying shoes online

Auckland-based tech company StrutFit allows shoppers to virtually ‘try-on’ shoes. So how does it work? And what does that mean for retailers?

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Food
Apr 8, 2019

Everything wrong with Burger King’s ‘Vietnamese’ burger ad

Burger King’s ad for its Vietnamese-inspired burger shows customers trying to eat with a pair of giant novelty chopsticks, to which Asian-New Zealanders ask 'why'?

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Business
Apr 1, 2019

How a new ticketing platform is taking on the scalpers

A ticket retailer and a tech startup are joining forces to try and solve some of the industry’s biggest problems.

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New World
Mar 25, 2019

Getting to know your food chain: Central Otago cherries

In the first part of a series in which The Spinoff gets to know who, what, where and how our food gets to our plate, Jihee Junn learns about cherries.

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Society
Mar 17, 2019

Aotea Square vigil: ‘Our fears have manifested into reality’

At Auckland’s Aotea Square vigil on Saturday, words of love and triumph were preached, as were reminders of New Zealand’s xenophobic past.

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Business
Mar 6, 2019

A chef, a plumber, a developer and an engineer on what it’s like to work in their field

Last week, we looked at the top 20 jobs New Zealanders should be studying for the future. This week, we asked those working in four of those jobs to explain how and why they chose their careers.

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Media
Feb 24, 2019

My YouTube Party of Five: Jihee Junn

My YouTube Party of Five is a new series in which we invite people to share their five favourite YouTube videos, the ones hold closest in their heart, the ones they’ll play at 2am while drunk at a party. This week: Spinoff staff writer Jihee Junn.

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IMUGI
Feb 23, 2019

How Imugi 이무기 went from bedroom artists to rising music stars

To celebrate the launch of New Balance's 997H – the sneaker built for independents – The Spinoff spoke to Auckland synth pop duo Imugi about their musical influences, independence, growing up, and giving voice to bicultural experiences.

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Food
Feb 18, 2019

The Health Star Ratings are set for a major shake-up, but how much is really changing?

Five years on, proposed changes to the Health Star Ratings could see one in five products have their ratings change. But does it really go far enough? 

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Business
Feb 12, 2019

LookUP is the Yahoo Answers for people with dyslexia

Two 20-year-old students have created an app that combines the brevity of Q&A platforms like Yahoo Answers and Quora with the visual nature of websites like YouTube and Instagram.

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Media
Jan 31, 2019

Ten more of the best ad complaints rubbished by the ASA

Back in all their misspelled, verbatim glory, we present 10 more of the most entertaining complaints made to and dismissed by the ASA.

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Business
Jan 30, 2019

The app will see you now: how technology is improving access to healthcare

What role can technology play in our overburdened, underfunded health system?

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Business
Jan 29, 2019

The bizarro world of the very young, very rich Jake Millar

He’s 23-years-old and runs a $9 million online company that interviews successful business leaders and then posts them online. Who is Unfiltered co-founder Jake Millar?

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Business
Jan 23, 2019

Which social media influencer is the most (and least) influential of them all?

Which New Zealand influencer gives you the best bang for your buck?

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Business
Jan 18, 2019

Monstera madness and fiddle-leaf frenzy: why we go crazy for indoor plants

New Zealanders have been filling their homes (and hearts) with cool, trendy houseplants in recent years. But why are we all so obsessed? And why are some plants so expensive? 

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Business
Jan 5, 2019

Into the dragon’s den with New Zealand’s wealthiest investors

Hundreds of New Zealand’s wealthiest investors gathered for the 2018 Flux Demo Day for a night of wining, dining, and million-dollar business investments.

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Business
Dec 31, 2018

Summer reissue: Where did it all go wrong for Riot Foods?

Art Green's company Riot Foods hit headlines this year for all the wrong reasons, Green and co-founder Ryan Kamins sat down exclusively with The Spinoff to reveal exactly what went wrong. 

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Food
Dec 20, 2018

The Spinoff Hot Take Advent Calendar: December 20

Today: Jihee Junn on Christmas desserts.

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Business
Dec 18, 2018

Why there can be big money in being a wholesale importer

From furniture to food, wholesale import businesses are on an upward trend.

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Society
Dec 13, 2018

I choose freedom: on being a young woman who travels alone

What does it mean to step out into the world on your own as a young woman?

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Business
Dec 10, 2018

Cashing in on the fur baby economy

What's driving the new pet economy? Jihee Junn talks to the small business owners cashing in on the pet care craze.

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Society
Dec 2, 2018

The Spinoff Hot Take Advent Calendar: December 2

Today: Jihee Junn rains on your parade.

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Food
Dec 1, 2018

Lunching at Goodside, the Ponsonby Central of the North Shore

Earlier this week, Jihee Junn was invited to a special lunch at Smales Farm dining precinct Goodside to get a taste of what the place had to offer ahead of its public opening today.

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Business
Nov 27, 2018

Rice cookers and robot vacuums: a visit to NZ’s first Mi store

Demand for its e-scooters has been rabid since opening its first New Zealand store two weeks ago. But turns out, Chinese electronics retailer Mi sells a whole lot more than just tiny modes of transport.

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