Michael Andrew

Michael Andrew is the business editor of The Spinoff. He was awarded junior feature writer of the year at the 2021 Voyager Media Awards. Email him on michael@thespinoff.co.nz

Business
Aug 29, 2021

The prisoners learning the world’s most valuable skill

A novel rehabilitation programme is taking 10 prisoners on a journey never before seen in a New Zealand prison.

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Business
Aug 26, 2021

New Google data shows New Zealanders more active in this lockdown than 2020

Are we not taking this as seriously, or has wider mask use made us feel more comfortable getting out and about?

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Business
Aug 7, 2021

How Wynyard Quarter brought Auckland back to the sea

What distinguishes Wynyard Quarter from other gentrification projects? It smells like fish.

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Money
Jul 30, 2021

New Zealand’s best real estate agent ads, reviewed and ranked

Who is the most creative and conspicuous of them all?

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Money
Jul 28, 2021

Introducing Hatch’s Great Debate on shares vs property

Ahead of The Great Debate, a Hatch webinar on the merits of property and shares investment, we asked the debaters some of the questions that are likely to come up.

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Business
Jul 27, 2021

How a South Auckland deep tech company grew 440% in a year

A homegrown company is behind some of most world's most trailblazing advances in nanofibre technology.

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Business
Jul 22, 2021

Why huge salaries are a bandaid solution to New Zealand’s tech worker shortage

Tech companies are offering $120,000 salaries. So why can't they find the workers?

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Society
Jul 19, 2021

‘Dire reality’ dawning for Westport, says local business owner

What's the situation on the ground in flood-ravaged Westport?

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Business
Jul 7, 2021

From angels to zebras: An alphabetical guide to NZ startup investing

If someone ever wants to 'onboard more 'deal flow' into their 'unicorn' now you’ll know what they mean.

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Food
Jul 2, 2021

Operation cheese lollipops: The mission to uncover a most unusual snack

They're lollipops, but they're made of cheese. And in China, they're one of Fonterra's biggest hits.

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Business
Jun 25, 2021

Local VC becomes first in NZ to adopt global diversity pledge

What is a Diversity Rider and why does it matter for New Zealand's investing space?

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Money
Jun 23, 2021

Self-employed workers getting spurned on mortgages should not give up hope

More and more people are entering the gig economy and earning independently. So why haven't the banks caught up?

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Business
Jun 18, 2021

How New Zealand plugged the leak on insider trading

Insider trading is not all that common in New Zealand. But has this always been the case?

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Business
Jun 17, 2021

Ten places where you can still buy a house for under $300k

Where are the most affordable houses in New Zealand?

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Money
Jun 11, 2021

All you need to know about the new stock exchange for smaller NZ businesses

A new stock exchange designed for SMEs – small and medium-sized enterprises – will open for trading in late June. Here’s how it will work.

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Business
Jun 10, 2021

Investors are rebelling against Big Oil and the NZ industry is taking notice

Last month, three climate activist investors managed to win seats on Exxon Mobile’s board of directors, sending a strong warning to an industry that is already facing mounting pressure.

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Business
Jun 5, 2021

A bizarre afternoon at a central Auckland auction house

The data says the housing market is cooling. But is that the reality on the front line?

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Business
Jun 3, 2021

Four NZ tech startups that sold for billions this year

Who are these homegrown success stories and why did they fetch such lofty sums?

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Business
May 27, 2021

Five numbers that tell the story of NZ’s productivity failure

We’re working harder and longer and yet producing less.

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Business
May 26, 2021

How UBCO captured NZ’s electric motorbike market

The home-grown electric machine is being used for everything from delivering pizzas in Wellington to herding cows in Waikato.

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Business
May 20, 2021

Budget 2021: Government ‘could have done more to push the envelope’

In stark contrast to Australia's bold budget last week, New Zealand's government took a conservative approach.

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Business
May 18, 2021

Five online trends that tell us about the appetite for Budget 2021

What do Google searches and social media posts reveal about Budget 2021 priorities?

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Business
May 9, 2021

West Coast spirit: How a little distillery is revitalising Reefton

The historic gold-mining town of Reefton is returning to its former prosperity, thanks to some passionate residents and a boutique gin distillery.

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Business
May 7, 2021

A New Zealand indie agency just got named the best in the world

Special Group took out the top creative prize at last night's Campaign Agency of the Year Awards, held in London.

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Business
May 3, 2021

Hold on! Did the NBR just kill the Rich List?

What's going on with New Zealand's sacred scripture of wealth celebration?

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Business
Apr 22, 2021

Five NZ businesses that successfully cracked Australia – and a couple that didn’t

It turns out Chipmunks Playland could be one of our greatest exports.

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