Michael Andrew

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

Business
Aug 7, 2020

‘We've been strangled’: The slow demise of a central Auckland backpackers

A globally acclaimed business says it faces an expensive death, wedged between punitive commercial law and government inaction.

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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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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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