Michael Andrew

Michael Andrew is the business editor of The Spinoff. Email him on michael@thespinoff.co.nz

Business
Jul 2, 2020

‘Every day they are essential’: the living wage movement marches on

In a time of growing corporate responsibility, the New Zealand living wage movement is making great gains.

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Business
Jun 29, 2020

The recession will be hard, but old family businesses have been there before

How are multi-generation family businesses faring through Covid-19?

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Business
Jun 25, 2020

The story of Wave Attack – the coolest boat ever listed on Trade Me

It's got a 90s arcade name and could very well be a transformer. But what exactly is this semi-submersible boat and where did it come from?

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Business
Jun 19, 2020

Starting a new apprenticeship is about to get a whole lot easier

The government has just allocated millions of dollars towards encouraging employers to hire and train apprentices. So what courses does the $380m Apprenticeship Boost cover?

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Business
Jun 16, 2020

A comprehensive guide to where small businesses can find the support they need

A list of all the options to find business support when it's needed most.

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Business
Jun 16, 2020

South Auckland workers picketing factory over claims of wage subsidy deception

A company received $2.1m in wage subsidies. So why was its workers forced to go into their own pockets to survive the lockdown?

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Business
Jun 11, 2020

Commercial Bay: Auckland’s $1bn retail precinct launches into an economic storm

After four years of construction, how will the project with the $1bn price tag adapt to a transformed market?

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Business
Jun 4, 2020

Three graphs that tell the story of Covid-19’s impact on small businesses

What do the graphs tell us about Covid-19's impact on the small business sector?

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Business
Jun 4, 2020

The practical and peculiar creations on the NZ Made Products Facebook page

In a vibrant world of online marketing and ecommerce, what makes a post jump off the Facebook page?

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Money
Jun 1, 2020

Remote working could change how, and where, we earn a living

For some people, living and working in a small town might become a whole lot easier.

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Business
May 25, 2020

What the cycling boom means for Auckland independent T. White’s Bikes

Recreational cycling shot up over lockdown. That's great news for the couple who run Auckland's best-known bike store.

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Business
May 20, 2020

Move over Silicon Valley: NZ could be the next best base for startups

Why would an Australian company expand to New Zealand in the middle of a recession?

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Business
May 18, 2020

Reopening day at Rainbow’s End under alert level two

Michael Andrew heads to the south Auckland amusement park as it returns to business.

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Business
May 15, 2020

One fire put out as others start to rage: Small businesses react to budget 2020

For small business owners, budget 2020 was a mixed bag.

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Business
May 13, 2020

The Spinoff level two poll: How employees feel about going back to work

The businesses and employers are relieved, but how do the workers feel about returning to the office?

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Business
May 8, 2020

The website that helps you give back to your favourite businesses

How do you support your local when they're closed for business?

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Business
Apr 30, 2020

Coffee and community: Golden Bay businesses on the year ahead

How will businesses in the scarcely populated tourist destination get through the quiet winter?

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Business
Apr 25, 2020

The lockdown sanctuary at Lake Tekapo

What's it like living out the lockdown at one of New Zealand's most popular tourist destinations?

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Business
Apr 20, 2020

What you need to do to open your business under alert level three

Who can open under alert level three, and what needs to happen to meet the requirements?

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Business
Apr 19, 2020

What will alert level three mean for couriers – and those of us waiting for deliveries?

A move to level three could see a wave of eager businesses crank back to life. What does mean for already-stretched couriers?

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Society
Apr 18, 2020

Google mobility data shows consistent lockdown behaviour during week three

The third week of lockdown mobility data reveals NZ remains compliant with lockdown measures. 

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Business
Apr 15, 2020

The virtual mental health coach to help you get through lockdown angst

Worried about Covid-19? A healthy mind and a healthy body is your best defence.

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Business
Apr 12, 2020

Can’t knock the hustle: In praise of freelancers, now more than ever

In the limbo of Covid-19 New Zealand, there are some for whom uncertainty has long been all part of the game.

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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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AMA
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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