Rebecca Stevenson

Rebecca Stevenson is business editor at The Spinoff and is former editor of the Western Leader and Nor-west News. Email her on rebecca@thespinoff.co.nz

Settled.govt.nz
Jul 6, 2018

Flush the toilet, roll a marble: How to hack your next Open Home

There’s an art to visiting open homes. Rebecca Stevenson looks behind 'the vibe' and smell of baking as she searches for a new house.

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Business
Jun 28, 2018

The more you know: The Mad Butcher doesn't own the Mad Butcher

Welcome to the Cheat Sheet, a clickable, shareable, bite-sized FAQ on the news of the moment. Today: meet the new Mad Butcher, same as the old Mad Butcher?

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Business
Jun 28, 2018

Pavlov's cows: Is this remote-control cow system creepy, or the future of farming?

A Kiwi company wants to make fencing and farm dogs redundant, creating a collar equipped with audio and vibrational cues that can be remotely controlled. But is it good for cows?

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Business
Jun 25, 2018

The workplaces doing the most for working parents

For no particular reason we're celebrating Kiwi companies that are being a bit extra, for the good of working parents.

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Business
Jun 21, 2018

Why has business lost its confidence? And can we help?

GDP came out today, and it was fine – but that's yesterday's sales. The real question is, how does business feel about the future?

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Business
Jun 14, 2018

Nine women for Trade Me founder Sam Morgan to follow on Twitter

Having axed nearly all the people he follows on Twitter, Sam Morgan is proudly down to fewer than ten. So why is he only following men?

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Business
Jun 13, 2018

Three reasons our wages are (finally) going to rise

After years of disappointing wage growth have the stars aligned for a lift?

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Business
Jun 11, 2018

Kris Faafoi says he’s ready to take on clampers, high interest lenders and other bad actors

Measure twice, cut once. New Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi is on a mission to make our laws fit for purpose.

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Business
May 25, 2018

Bingeing, brawling and drunken sex: Is this responsible alcohol promotion?

Licensing trusts say they exist to sell alcohol responsibly. So why did a West Auckland trust ask people to recount their 'craziest' moments with hard liquor?

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Business
May 22, 2018

Online genius or tailspin troll? Meet Todd Scott, NBR boss and tweeter-in-chief

Against a backdrop of Twitter grenades and staff disquiet, we talk to outspoken NBR publisher Todd Scott.

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Budget 2018
May 17, 2018

Grant Robertson and the blame-it-on-the-last-bunch budget

Labour is seeking to sell today's funding announcements as an exercise in cleaning up National's mess

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Business
May 16, 2018

Breaking: we’re treating our minimum wage workers like crap

Welcome to the Cheat Sheet, a clickable, shareable, bite-sized FAQ on the news of the moment. Today, are minimum wage workers being exploited and underpaid?

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Business
May 10, 2018

Ten numbers which show how addicted to our cars we still are

How could it be Commute Week without an ode to New Zealand's favourite mode of transport?

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Business
May 7, 2018

Kiwi AS? The rules for claiming Made in New Zealand

Made in New Zealand. Four words that attract a premium price. But who says what's Kiwi made and what's not? 

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Business
May 4, 2018

Who is reclusive Kiwi billionaire Christopher Chandler? And is he a Russian spy?

A British politician claims he has evidence that the billionaire might be secretly working for Russian intelligence services. So who is the New Zealander at the centre of a bubbling Brexit scandal?

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Business
May 1, 2018

Ten numbers that show we’re getting ripped off for petrol

A leaked email from a BP manager has exposed the tactics fuel retailers employ to increase prices at the pump. But do we all just pay too much anyway?

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Business
Apr 27, 2018

Cheat sheet: What’s up with Air New Zealand’s Dreamliner fleet?

What on earth is going on with Air New Zealand's new Boeings?

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Business
Apr 26, 2018

Financial advice from business mogul (and Real Housewife) Bethenny Frankel

On a recent visit to Auckland, Rebecca Stevenson tapped the Real Housewives of New York star for her top financial tips.

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Business
Apr 23, 2018

Mind on my money: The Spinoff takes Nigel Latta’s money personality quiz

Don’t be scared, information is power right? And a new money personality quiz built by our partners at Kiwibank could help you tackle your money issues. The Spinoff took it for a spin – here are our results.

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Business
Apr 13, 2018

Meet the councillors moonlighting as West Auckland’s booze and gambling tsars

Gambling and booze, booze and gambling. Those delicious legal – but potentially devastating – vices. Rebecca Stevenson investigates how a handful of men hold a tight grip over West Auckland bars.

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Business
Mar 29, 2018

The people deciding the future of tax in NZ

Welcome to the Cheat Sheet, a clickable, shareable, bite-sized FAQ on the news of the moment. Today, what is the Tax Working Group anyway – and what is it up to?

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Business
Mar 29, 2018

Ten amazing (and big) numbers about tax

Tax, tax, lovely tax. We all pay it, in one way or another, and we rely on it to pay for things like schools, healthcare and roading – our tax does some wonderful things. Here are ten tax numbers you need to know.

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Tax Heroes
Mar 28, 2018

How much tax did our largest companies pay last year?

Tax Heroes: We take a closer look at how much tax our 50 biggest companies paid in 2017.

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Business
Mar 27, 2018

10 Numbers which show the rise and fall of retiring Sky TV CEO John Fellet

Rebecca Stevenson uses key numbers to look back at the reign of Sky TV’s legendary CEO John Fellet, who yesterday announced his intention to retire within 12 months.

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Business
Mar 24, 2018

Farewell to Fonterra’s $8 million man

Has it really been seven years? Yep, it has. Rebecca Stevenson takes a look back at the tenure of 'Mr Milk', Theo Spierings, atop our biggest company.

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