Welcome to the Cheat Sheet, a clickable, shareable, bite-sized FAQ on the news of the moment. Today, we explain why swimming at some of Auckland's best beaches might just be a terrible idea.
Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Harpoon Cold Brew's Arjun Haszard who's in the business of brewing one of the trendiest coffees out there this summer.
A life in plastic doesn't have to be all bad. Just ask Kiwi company Globelet, whose recycled plastic cups have brought the reusable revolution to some of New Zealand's biggest summer events.
Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Alex Vaz and Nik Ellis, founders of an app that links up builders, plumbers and other tradespeople with jobs that need doing around the house.
Before opening for the inimitable Foo Fighters on Saturday night, Rivers Cuomo and Scott Shriner of Weezer sat down with Jihee Junn to talk about what's changed (and what hasn't) during the band's 20+ years making music.
Driverless cars are all the rage right now, but you don't have to be a Google or Tesla to have your head in the game. Jihee Junn talks to Auckland-based company HMI Technologies about Ohmio, its self-driving subsidiary set to deploy its first shuttles at Christchurch Airport later this year.
The Spinoff asks: is luxury French fashion house Maison Margiela taking inspiration from a 90s Kiwi television icon?
Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Tony Small, founder of plant-based packaging company Innocent Packaging.
Stats NZ's decision to exclude sex, gender and sexuality from the census has come in for strong criticism. But many businesses in New Zealand – most recently Southern Cross Health Society – are already well ahead of the curve.
Every week we ask a local business to spill the beans about themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Timothy Allan of Ubco, makers of an electric-powered, eco-friendly alternative to off and on road bikes.
The Kiwi footwear has become a favourite of Silicon Valley elites. But are the shoes now furnishing the feet of the top Republican and speaker of the house Paul Ryan? Jihee Junn investigates.
Kids around the world are flexing their entrepreneurial muscles by making, selling and marketing the latest craze in tactile fun: slime. Jihee Junn talks to one Auckland-based 11-year-old who's decided to cash in.
'Vote with your wallet' they say, and Conscious Consumers wants to make sure you cast your vote in the right place by linking the values of customers to the businesses that match them.
In 2014, New Zealand was one of the first countries to legalise peer-to-peer lending. Jihee Junn takes a look at what effect it's had on the country's borrowers, lenders and financial institutions three years on.
One of these things is a lot like the other – which is why Allbirds is suing Steve Madden for allegedly copying its signature Wool Runners.
Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Zoe Timbrell and Vaughan Rowsell of OMGTech!, the not-for-profit getting kids into coding and technology through a series of high-tech workshops.
Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Elliot Riley, Jess Smith and James McCann, founders of Rendezvous, a dating app that lets you avoid the awkward online pre-chat and cuts straight to the chase.
Now in its second year, the annual Bad Taste Food Awards run by Consumer NZ looks past the marketing hoopla to show some foods aren't quite as harmless as they seem.
When you need to go, you need to go - unless you’re the type of person who has a hard time telling. Enter Uri-Go, winner of Callaghan Innovation’s C-Prize for 2017.
Google sister company and darling of the smart home industry Nest has finally arrived in New Zealand. Jihee Junn tries out its range of safety and security products, concluding that while Nest might not be for everyone, stalking people on camera sure is a hell of a lot of fun.
Meat substitute company Sunfed Meats is being taken to the Commerce Commission, accused of misleading consumers over its chicken-free chicken. Jihee Junn looks at how such stoushes are becoming increasingly common as the meat and dairy industries begin to fight back.
Following the raging success of its chicken-free chicken, Sunfed Meats has announced its expanding production, with cow-free beef and pig-free bacon also set to be on their way.
When it comes to understanding artificial intelligence, is science fiction just a pesky distraction from the real dangers out there? Microsoft's authority on all things AI seems to think so, reports Jihee Junn.