Jihee Junn

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

Media
Jul 14, 2021

The best ‘inappropriate’ and ‘annoying’ ad complaints rubbished by the ASA

Featuring provocative pouting, classical music, and a lot of very rude children.

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Society
Jul 8, 2021

You might be harbouring an illegal house plant

Got a Chinese money plant on your windowsill? Turns out, you're technically breaking the law.

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Hatch
Jul 1, 2021

Financial wellness: The health check that helps women close the wealth gap

Money worries are one of life's biggest stressors – and the issue can be especially acute for women.

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Money
Jun 28, 2021

How to make your money work harder (without having to risk it all)

Got some savings you want to turn into a secure financial future? A managed fund could be the answer.

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Money
Jun 24, 2021

How online bank transfers are being hijacked for harassment and abuse

An unexpected loophole is being used to target and intimidate victims of domestic violence.

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Money
May 31, 2021

Understanding investing, part three: The platforms

Wanting to stop procrastinating and actually (finally) get on top of investing? We're here to help.

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Money
May 11, 2021

A beginner’s guide to the financial aspects of buying a house

This week, we look at what it takes to finance your first home. 

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Money
Apr 27, 2021

A beginner’s guide to inflation

Why does it happen? How does it affect me? And who is it hurting the most?

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Society
Apr 23, 2021

The Happy Place is pure, unadulterated Instagram fodder

Come for the colour, the confetti, the ‘gram – but don’t expect a whole lot more than that.

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Auckland Zoo
Apr 22, 2021

The end of Auckland Zoo’s elephant era

Auckland Zoo on the gutting decision behind the move – and why it's in the best interests of the elephants' long-term future.

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Money
Apr 15, 2021

A beginner’s guide to the minimum wage

Why do we need a minimum wage, and is $20 too much or too little?

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Business
Apr 10, 2021

Whatever happened to Onzo bikes?

For almost three years, Onzo’s black and yellow fleet provided an accessible and affordable two-wheel option. Then it disappeared.

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Money
Apr 1, 2021

Benefit rates, the minimum wage, and more. Here’s what today’s changes mean for you

We round up the key legislative changes affecting people's wallets starting Thursday, April 1.

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Money
Mar 31, 2021

Popping the Unfiltered bubble: Jake Millar on how it all went so wrong

From travelling the world interviewing business titans to defending himself against aggrieved investors, the story of Jake Millar and Unfiltered is a true jaw-dropper.

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Money
Mar 23, 2021

KiwiSaver balances plummeted a year ago. Here’s why they recovered so quickly

The steep decline and rapid recovery of KiwiSaver balances took many by surprise. So what made the difference?  

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Money
Mar 2, 2021

Bad vibes for spirituality festival as ticket holders refused refunds due to Covid

'It’s pretty ironic they’re called NZ Spirit Festival when it feels very out of the New Zealand spirit to do this.'

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Food
Feb 24, 2021

Menulog is offering full-service delivery for restaurants. Is it enough to challenge Uber Eats?

Here’s what you need to know about the revamped food delivery service.

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Business
Feb 23, 2021

Why a US-based social app swapped pandemic-hit Portland for Auckland

Go wants users to put down their phones and interact with people in real life, which meant having to make an unexpected change of plans.

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Food
Feb 14, 2021

The cultural nostalgia of ‘Asian’ Spam

The American lunch meat has a special place on dining tables halfway across the world, from the Philippines to Japan to South Korea.

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Business
Feb 11, 2021

From Oompher to Crimson: A brief history of Jake Millar’s Unfiltered

The business has been sold and its founder is off to sub-Saharan Africa, what now?

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Society
Jan 31, 2021

The teen dancer taking over Auckland’s streets – and going viral on TikTok

He’s been popping up all over central and south Auckland, and his moves have found him local TikTok fame. So who is this mysterious dancer?

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Money
Jan 22, 2021

Understanding investing, part two: How to plan

How to stop procrastinating and actually (finally) get on top of investing. Because there’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, you don’t know a single thing about it.

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Money
Jan 1, 2021

Understanding investing, part one: The basics

How to stop procrastinating and actually (finally) get on top of investing. Because there’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, you don’t know a single thing about it. 

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Money
Dec 28, 2020

The rise of New Zealand’s renters by choice

Homeownership has long been touted as the great Kiwi dream, but not everyone’s looking for a permanent fix.

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Money
Dec 24, 2020

Eight extraordinary money moments in this heart attack of a year

Recapping the highs and lows of 12 turbulent months. 

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Money
Dec 12, 2020

The supply shortages that could be hitting our shelves this Xmas

It’s the most lucrative time of the year for retailers but a myriad of problems is threatening to change that.

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