Media Archive

A blockbuster media deal could tie Three up with CNN and HBO

Three’s parent company Discovery is in talks to merge with AT&T’s media assets, with huge implications for New Zealand.

The bumper Toby Morris & Siouxsie Wiles Covid-19 box set

All the illustrations and animations in one place.

TVNZ is all in online – and planning an ad-free Netflix-style subscription service

The state broadcaster is not waiting for the merger to imagine its future.

Advertising is dead. Long live advertising

Don't count online advertising out quite yet, writes former Mediaworks head of news Hal Crawford – it's popular because it works.

How NZ’s new Covid-19 vaccine ad compares with the rest of the world

Theirs may have Elton and Barack, but ours has a cool kid calling Covid 'a bit of an egg'.

The case to divest the NZ economy of hobbits

Middle-earth has had a good run in New Zealand. But we need to move on.

The two teenagers tackling social issues with a print magazine

Rachel Zhou and Angelina Del Favero were just 14 when they started publishing imPower magazine.

We’re hiring: partnerships editor, Daylight Creative

We are seeking a partnerships editor to join the team at Daylight Creative – a new creative studio within The Spinoff Group.

We’re hiring: podcast engineer/studio manager, The Spinoff

A new full-time role recording, editing and mixing content for The Spinoff podcast network, based in our Morningside office. 

Kris Faafoi: NZ television should see YouTube as an opportunity, not a threat

In the new episode of media podcast The Fold, Duncan Greive talks to broadcasting and media minister Kris Faafoi about the future of New Zealand media.

‘Three pillar’ approach for new $55 million public interest journalism fund revealed 

NZ on Air has published details about how it intends to distribute the allocation of $55 million to boost at-risk journalism in New Zealand. Here’s what we know so far.

The true meaning of that massive ship stuck in the Suez Canal

Video | José Barbosa looks back wistfully on the week a ship got stuck in the Suez Canal.

The toxic on-air history of commercial radio in New Zealand

With commercial radio culture under a microscope, Alex Casey assembles a list of on air scandals from the last two decades. 

Spinoff breaks new ground for online media, embracing ‘fully non-fungible future’

The award-winning website has announced a bold new revenue venture, pinning hopes on Blockchain technology.

The Spinoff recommends: Tapu Te Ranga, Stonehenge Aotearoa, Hollywood Con Queen and more

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One year after the NZ magazine apocalypse

Metro editor Henry Oliver recalls the fateful Zoom call which ended Bauer New Zealand – and what came next.

Future of AUT’s Pacific Media Centre under spotlight following director’s departure

A lack of communication around the Pacific Media Centre's future is causing division among AUT staff members and supporters.

Everything is at home: The story of Tapu Te Ranga Marae

Video | Tapu Te Ranga was a marae like no other. Filmed in the years before it was destroyed by fire in 2019, this documentary tells its story through the words of its founder, Kaumatua Bruce Stewart.

Papercuts reviews the new Charlotte Grimshaw, Patricia Lockwood and more

Podcast | Refresh your reading pile with some excellent new recommendations from the Papercuts team.

From Air NZ to off-airing John Banks: Cam Wallace on his first three months at MediaWorks

Duncan Greive talks to Cam Wallace about Magic Talk, The Rock and the future of commercial radio.

The Fold: Hal Crawford on reviewing the NZ Media Fund, and what he learnt doing it

Duncan Greive talks to ex-head of news at MediaWorks, Hal Crawford, who's just completed a review into the NZ Media Fund.

Introducing When the Facts Change, a new podcast hosted by Bernard Hickey

Your essential weekly guide to the intersection of economics, business and politics in Aotearoa – hear the first episode now.

Great news: two of NZ’s best are joining The Spinoff

Name a more acclaimed, eloquent and original duo.