Dunedin-based company Runaway Play has created a new mobile game that lets you dive head first into the cat cafe phenomena. The verdict? Chill, but addictive (and very, very cute).
Global consumer campaign One Big Switch has arrived on Kiwi shores, hoping to harness the power of the collective to unlock special group discounted energy offers and drive competition in New Zealand's electricity industry.
We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: the newly opened Tesla showroom on Auckland's Karangahape Road.
Almost 30% of organic waste goes straight to landfill, sparking the launch of the first citywide compost collection of its kind in New Zealand.
Sixty CEOs have formed the Climate Leaders Coalition, with the purpose of reducing the country's emissions. But what does it really mean?
ANZ's latest recruit is a virtual assistant designed hi-tech Kiwi company Soul Machines, so Jihee Junn decided to give her a whirl, chatting about film, literature, and "closing the pod bay doors".
Hundreds of New Zealand’s wealthiest investors gathered for the 2018 Flux Demo Day last week for a night of wining, dining, and million-dollar business investments. Jihee Junn went along to watch this year’s plucky startups pitch it out.
Squawk Squad is the social enterprise using modern technology to not only make predator traps more effective but keep its wider community of donors connected with its work.
In part two of The Spinoff’s great recall list, we look at various items targeted towards parents and children, such as toys, strollers, cots, carriers, rattles, bottles, and kids pyjamas.
In part one of The Spinoff's great recall list, we look at various items in the heating, small appliance, electronics and homeware categories.
How software designed by seismic engineers is helping businesses make informed decisions after an earthquake.
With up to 80% of faulty indoor electric heaters potentially still in use, is the recall system in need of a major shake-up?
New Zealand's young entrepreneurial elite recently gathered at the famed Dotcom/Toy Mansion for a night of glamour, gowns and abundant champagne. Jihee Junn reluctantly went along.
Auckland's 'bed tax' is set to be extended to homes listed on sites like Airbnb. What does this mean for hosts? And are other regions set to follow?
The winners of this year’s Hi-Tech Awards showcased how New Zealand wasn't just good in tech, but good for tech as well, with gender diversity and cultural inclusion taking centre stage more than ever before.
More than 20 people have been in touch with The Spinoff accusing Dommy Topia of fraudulent behaviour. And now it's been revealed that Topia has been known to police for years.
Indigo & Iris CEO Hannah Duder talks about the company's new Levitate mascara, how it's helping to end avoidable blindness in the Pacific, and the challenges of being a social enterprise in New Zealand.
Aussie singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett is back with her second solo release, trading wry and acerbic for something a little more earnest.
Faced with a lack of public transport options to his home in Warkworth, Julian Ostling launched his own private bus company which now runs from Warkworth to the CBD six times a day, five days a week.
Since The Spinoff broke the story behind 'The 21 NZ', many more people have come forward accusing Dommy Topia of scamming them out of thousands of dollars, with incidents dating back as far as 2012.
A NZ video maker has been accused of being a scammer by numerous Instagram users, who say he used stories of terminal illness and family death to emotionally manipulate people into handing over cash.
With the winners of the Hi-Tech Awards set to be announced later this month, Jihee Junn takes a look at the talented four nominated for Most Innovative Hi-Tech Service.
Jihee Junn travelled to its headquarters in China to see Alibaba's complex ecosystem in action and find out New Zealand companies are using it to leverage their entry into the Chinese market.