Jihee Junn

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

Money
Oct 25, 2020

NZ's election, online: What did each party spend – and how effective was it?

Which parties spent the most on Facebook and Google, and was it really all worth it in the end?

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Society
Oct 11, 2020

How roller skating became the sport of the year

Few hobbies have captured the mainstream imagination in 2020 quite like roller skating. Jihee Junn explores the many reasons why. 

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Politics
Oct 10, 2020

Election Live, October 10: Four new Covid cases in MIQ; campaign trail heats up in final week before election

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Oct 8, 2020

Election 2020: The small business policies in two minutes

Our very quick guide to what's on offer for small businesses.

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Money
Sep 29, 2020

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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Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Election Live, September 26: Two cases of Covid-19, one imported and one historical

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Money
Sep 19, 2020

Apple’s new all-in-one subscription package, explained

Apple has finally announced its long-anticipated content bundle Apple One. So what do you get, and for how much?

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Media
Sep 14, 2020

Netflix adds warning to doco after complaint to NZ censor over Christchurch terrorist footage

After a member of the public made a complaint to New Zealand's chief censor, Netflix has added a warning to its latest docu-drama featuring a short clip from the banned video. 

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Politics
Sep 12, 2020

Election Live, September 12: Two new cases of Covid-19; Labour to reinstate Training Incentive Allowance

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Food
Sep 8, 2020

Lewis Road Creamery drops health claims for its collagen milk

The company’s latest product, made with supplement company Jeuneora, has come under fire from Consumer NZ for failing to comply with food standards.

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Politics
Aug 29, 2020

Live updates, August 29: 13 new cases of Covid-19 announced

The latest on New Zealand news and Covid-19 as it returns to the community, updated throughout the day.

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Media
Aug 27, 2020

NZ influencers are spreading dangerous misinformation and there’s little we can do about it

Hundreds of thousands of followers. Rampant misinformation. And no rules.

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Money
Aug 21, 2020

How lockdown made us rethink how we save and invest

Despite the economic downturn, recent months have seen more everyday New Zealanders investing their money than ever before. But why?

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Society
Aug 1, 2020

Live updates, August 1: Hooton resigns from National; second traveller from NZ tests positive in Australia

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Science
Jul 22, 2020

From tiny larvae to giant beasts: An Auckland scientist’s sunfish breakthrough

Little is known about sunfish in their early stages, but one Auckland-based scientist has helped make a world-first genetic breakthrough.

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Politics
Jul 18, 2020

Live updates, July 18: New National hoardings unveiled; health ministry warns of scam emails

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Money
Jul 17, 2020

The best value mobile plans for every budget

Competition for customers is fierce among telcos, but which mobile plans offer the best value for money? We compare them to find out.

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Society
Jul 16, 2020

Three in four New Zealanders think the country will overcome Covid-19

Our Covid-19 outlook is still one of the most positive in the world. But with new cases emerging in recent weeks, our optimism levels have taken a hit. 

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Media
Jul 10, 2020

The year’s most entertaining ad complaints rubbished by the ASA

Won't somebody, please, think of the children?!

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Money
Jul 3, 2020

A third of us feel financially strained, and it’s hurting our mental health

A new report measuring New Zealanders’ financial wellbeing highlights how key sectors of our population are feeling stressed over money, and how Covid-19 has made that worse.

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Politics
Jun 30, 2020

See ya, sweeties: The greatest hits of Paula Bennett MP

After 15 years in parliament, National MP Paula Bennett has officially announced she’s quitting politics. Here, we round up some of her most memorable moments.

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Food
Jun 21, 2020

‘New Korean’ restaurant Gochu is giving classic flavours a modern twist

The duo behind Parnell eatery Simon & Lee talk Gochu, their latest venture in Auckland’s Commercial Bay.

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Money
Jun 16, 2020

Risky business: Why playing it safe with your finances isn’t always the best bet

'Risk' isn't a popular concept in these uncertain times, but rather than running for the hills, think about your goals and assess the risks accordingly.

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Money
Jun 11, 2020

The Vic Deals community is imploding over claims of racism and hypocrisy

One of the largest community Facebook groups in New Zealand has being roiled by a controversy over free speech and Black Lives Matter.

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Business
Jun 10, 2020

Fashion house Ingrid Starnes to close all retail as Commercial Bay store opens

The local fashion industry takes another hit with Ingrid Starnes closing its stores after more than a decade.

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Money
Jun 7, 2020

The giant Work and Income benefits bungle, explained

For years, Work and Income has been telling New Zealanders they couldn't get the benefit until their redundancy payments ran out. Turns out, it was wrong.

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