Michael Andrew

Michael Andrew is the business editor of The Spinoff.

Business
Apr 7, 2020

The crowdsourced site to beat the lockdown supermarket queues

Scared of bursting your bubble? This queue tracking website might be for you.

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Business
Apr 6, 2020

Feeling in the dark about what Covid-19 means for your money? We're here to help

In times of economic uncertainty, good information can be an invaluable commodity. So we’ve been working on a way to channel it to you.

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Business
Apr 6, 2020

The growing list of 'essential products' you can order under lockdown

More businesses have been allowed to resume online trading as providers of essential goods as the government criteria is updated. But just what is an essential good?

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Business
Apr 3, 2020

‘I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye’: A son farewells his beloved father from afar

A son tries in vain to get to his father's funeral on the other side of a locked-down world.

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Business
Mar 29, 2020

Broadband and data usage surges as New Zealanders reach out

Whether to connect with friends and colleagues, catch up on news, or stave off the boredom with bingeable TV, we've all been on our devices a lot more than normal.

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Business
Mar 29, 2020

Covid-19 scams: Here’s what you need to look out for

Keep your eyes peeled… there are Covid-19 tricksters about.

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Business
Mar 27, 2020

What you’re entitled to under the Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme

Whether you're full time or part time, here's what you're entitled to under the Covid-19 wage subsidy.

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Business
Mar 24, 2020

‘You can’t really control it’: Economists on how the shutdown will change NZ

Our economy faces one of the most uncertain periods in its history. We ask two leading economists to help us find meaning in the madness.

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Business
Mar 20, 2020

Businesses strap in: ‘You may have to make really tough decisions early on’

How can larger businesses beyond the reach of the government's aid package ride out the hard times that lie ahead?

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Business
Mar 17, 2020

How a global pandemic has impacted a single strip of Dominion Road

Tourism and hospitality industries on the Auckland street are buckling under the weight of the Covid-19 response

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Business
Mar 11, 2020

A beginner’s guide to the Covid-19-triggered market turmoil

Financial markets around the world have been jumpy this week, with fears around the coronavirus putting them on edge.

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Business
Mar 9, 2020
Business
Mar 9, 2020

TVNZ and RNZ might soon become siblings. Ireland has some advice

The proposed merger of RNZ and TVNZ has one clear international precedent – Irish national broadcaster RTÉ.

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Business
Mar 5, 2020

The stores are stocked, for now: How Covid-19 is influencing NZ retail

The people will shop, come rain, shine or coronavirus

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Chorus
Mar 4, 2020

The man behind NZ’s sustainable healthcare start-up talks business

Ever wondered what hospitals do with their waste? This Canterbury start-up knows all too well.

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Business
Feb 26, 2020

NZME’s 2019 financial report: The good, the bad and the huge loss, explained

A $165million loss looks bad on paper, but business is actually pretty good at NZME.

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Business
Feb 10, 2020

How coronavirus might save the pangolin, and other surprising business outcomes

From video games to face masks to seafood, coronavirus is shaking up global supply chains in unpredictable ways, writes Michael Andrew.

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Sports
Jan 26, 2020

Island Fútbol

Far from home, the Latin American football fanatics of Waiheke Island are fighting to regain their place on the New Zealand football league. It's a tale of passion, pride and love for the beautiful game.

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Media
Jan 19, 2020

A West Coast internship

Between the city and the coast lies an insurmountable gulf, or so they say. Michael Andrew decided to test that by interning at a local paper in the West Coast and found himself beguiled by the strangeness and the beauty. 

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Society
May 4, 2019

How to kill a mattress

Where do mattresses go to die? The dump, of course. But Michael Andrew has other ideas. 

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