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.
Auckland turned out for a packed out show at Spark Arena for The Killers - the band's first in New Zealand since 2009. Jihee Junn sat down with drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr before the show.
BizDojo was founded as a co-working community for startups. But following the collapse of its Auckland branch, former staff have accused it of bullying and unpaid redundancy. This is how one worker fought back and won.
Wisdom and experience come with age, but these young people are proving to be wise beyond their years. We've picked out ten Kiwi business moguls aged 30-years or under that are promising good things for the future of New Zealand business.
A handful of employers in the retail, hospitality, food manufacturing and events industry have gone above and beyond by paying all their staff at least $20.55 per hour. Here, they explain the reasons why – and how they manage to do it.
Welcome to the Cheat Sheet, a clickable, shareable, bite-sized FAQ on the news of the moment. Today, it’s all about the government's compulsory recall of Takata airbags.
Pūhā & Pākehā's Belinda McKay talks about filling a gap in the market, the challenges of cooking fusion food, and why a permanent restaurant might well be on the horizon.
Nick Mowbray, the brains behind the brand that brought us Robo Fish, X-Shot and Bunch O Balloons, talks to Jihee Junn about YouTube, sustainability and the $27 million loss caused by the collapse of US retailer Toys 'R' Us.
From a platform that lends support to the Māori economy to a system to donate your transactions fees to charitable causes, this year's cohort for the Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator promises big things for the future of the country's financial system.
After enduring years of criticism for its 4.5 Health Star Rating, Milo announced this week that it would remove the rating from its powdered products altogether.
Welcome to the Cheat Sheet, a clickable, shareable, bite-sized FAQ on the news of the moment. Today, Jihee Junn finds out what all the fuss is about with global doughnut brand Krispy Kreme, which launched in New Zealand this week.
The concept of food delivery has become synonymous with UberEats for thousands of New Zealanders. Customers love it for its simplicity and convenience, but what about the restaurants?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.