For a very long time the electricity market has been dominated by providers. The Spinoff spoke to a company shifting the balance towards the consumer.
Simon Day spoke to Sir John Kirwan about what he's learned about living well – and why he’s determined to help young Kiwis learn, too.
Every day in the lead-up to Christmas, open the door to reveal a Spinoff writer’s short, sizzling commentary on a weighty subject. Our arbitrary and strictly enforced word limit: 365. Today: Simon Day on why cricket is the best sport in the world (and rugby sucks).
DiscoveryCamp is inspiring young Māori and Pasifika students to persist with science. Simon Day talks to three graduates about the opportunities the programme has provided.
'Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right,' according to Mark Twain. Simon Day has a cleansing glass of bubbles (or three) to go with a history lesson on champagne.
Taking over New Zealand’s most lauded restaurant is not a move for the faint-hearted, but risks tend to pay off for Sid and Chand Sahrawat.
From the moment he arrived in Italy to play rugby Sir John Kirwan fell in love with the food and wine. He spoke to Simon Day about bringing a taste of his corner of the country back to New Zealand.
Māori are in the process of choosing which electoral roll to vote from. Simon Day spoke to Dr Paerau Warbrick about what that decision means.
Today, even large corporations are trying to be agile, experimental and collaborative — an approach that could be termed 'hacking'.
One third of all food produced is thrown away, at the same time as billions of people go hungry. Simon Day met some of the people trying to fix our broken food system.
Māori, Pacific and low income groups have a health outcomes well below the rest of the population. In Dunedin there's a community that's come up with the medicine to treat itself.
In 2015 Simon Day travelled to Adelaide to observe the inaugural day/night test. Yesterday, he caught the train to Eden Park to see the first pink ball test match played in New Zealand.
Today New Zealand's first day/night test match starts at Eden Park - part of a scheme to cure test cricket of its apparent terminal illness. Simon Day argues test cricket will never die.