Duncan Greive

Duncan Greive is founder and managing editor of The Spinoff.

Politics
Nov 25, 2020

Why couldn't it happen here?

We have witnessed a hapless coup attempt in the US. Is there a potential for a similar breakdown in New Zealand?

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Media
Nov 22, 2020

The Fold: The boss of all rugby, with Mark Robinson

NZ Rugby is in a fascinating situation at the moment, with some big calls to be made over the coming years. This episode, the man in charge of making them talks to Duncan Greive.

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WOAP 2019
Nov 14, 2020

Beervana: a different kind of beer festival, viewed nine ways

After years watching it unfold on social media with a growing envy, Duncan Greive finally hit the road to Beervana 2019. 

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Society
Nov 13, 2020

Counting the true costs of our continued Covid community transmissions

It’s long past time we stopped accepting that such a volume of leakage is inevitable.

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Media
Nov 12, 2020

The riveting and troubling story of Instagram’s first decade

No Filter, a superb new book chronicling Instagram’s rise, reveals more about the pathology of Mark Zuckerberg than anything else.

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Media
Nov 6, 2020

The Fold: Media, money and the government, with Bernard Hickey

Journalist Bernard Hickey on the challenges faced by New Zealand media and why he’s launched a new subscription-only daily email.

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Television
Oct 27, 2020

Match Fit shows former All Blacks overweight and struggling – just like the rest of us

In their heyday they were invulnerable, but now the likes of Piri Weepu and Eroni Clarke are all too human. That’s what makes Match Fit so compelling.

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Money
Oct 26, 2020

Review: the new Allbirds socks and undies

All his life, Duncan Greive has basically hated his undies and found socks annoying. And then he tried Allbirds underwear.

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Media
Oct 23, 2020

The Fold: Melodie Robinson on bringing live sport back to free-to-air

Melodie Robinson’s career has been one full of remarkable firsts. She joins host Duncan Greive to talk about it on this week’s episode of The Fold.

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Television
Oct 23, 2020

Review: Borat Sagdiyev is back, but is it as funny now we know the punchline?

Sacha Baron-Cohen’s most successful character returns to a pandemic-stricken middle America. The formula is the same, but its impact has radically changed.

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Politics
Oct 17, 2020

Despite the right’s disastrous night, Act finds 200,000 reasons to be cheerful

Headquarters in the Viaduct is where many National MPs go to celebrate. On Saturday night Act took it over, and with it the energy and vision of the right.

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Media
Oct 16, 2020

The Fold: A newcomer’s view from the press gallery

The Spinoff’s new(ish) political editor Justin Giovannetti joins Duncan Greive to share his impressions from a hectic first six months on the job – and in New Zealand.

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Media
Oct 9, 2020

The Fold: Sido Kitchin is launching not one but four new magazine titles this year

Former Woman's Day editor Sido Kitchin joins The Fold’s Duncan Greive to talk about starting School Road Publishing and launching a whole new stable of magazines following the collapse of Bauer Media.

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Politics
Sep 22, 2020

Stuff the focus groups: The Spinoff meets Judith Collins

The National Party leader tells Duncan Greive what conviction means to her, and why she thinks she gets treated differently to Jacinda Ardern.

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Media
Sep 18, 2020

Podcast: Unpacking the shocking NZ On Air audience survey with its new CEO

In this episode of media podcast The Fold, host Duncan Greive speaks to NZ On Air’s new chief executive Cameron Harland about the findings of the recent Where Are the Audiences? report.

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Business
Sep 9, 2020

Some of NZ’s biggest businesses are making huge profits – thanks to the wage subsidy

It’s results season for many of New Zealand’s biggest corporates, which find themselves awkwardly announcing large profits, with the wage subsidy helping them get there.

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Media
Sep 7, 2020

Discovery has bought Three. What happens now?

A US TV giant has bought the Kiwi battler Three. What does that mean for Tova O’Brien, The Block and 7 Days?

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Media
Sep 4, 2020

The Fold: The most eye-opening bits from NZ On Air’s latest report

In this edition of The Spinoff’s media podcast, Duncan Greive unpacks the most important data points from a seismic new report into audience behaviour.

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Media
Sep 1, 2020

YouTube rises to top of the pile, and nine other findings on NZ media audiences

NZ's only comprehensive pan-media audience survey comes just once every two years – and the latest has just been released.

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Business
Aug 29, 2020

The ‘staggering’ potential of New Zealand’s returning diaspora

After decades worrying about the 'brain drain', thousands of high-achieving New Zealanders are all coming home at once.

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Media
Aug 27, 2020

The Fold podcast: How The Bulletin gets made, with Alex Braae

One of New Zealand’s most voracious consumers of local news media joins Duncan Greive to reveal the secrets behind his popular daily newsletter.

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Media
Aug 19, 2020

Why dangerous rumours are big business for Facebook

The rumour that electrified the country spread through the government’s most preferred and well-funded communication channel.

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Politics
Aug 13, 2020

Gerry Brownlee just thinks it’s interesting

What the deputy leader of the opposition has been implying lately is more than 'nonsense' – it represents a threat to one of New Zealand’s most powerful and undervalued assets.

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Politics
Aug 11, 2020

The sorry stench of NZ First’s horse-race politics

Why is the Provincial Growth Fund building a huge new racetrack in one of New Zealand's biggest cities?

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Media
Jul 21, 2020

By cutting Wendy Petrie, TVNZ loses a great anchor and a major opportunity

Wendy Petrie, 49, has lost her job to Simon Dallow, 56. TVNZ’s cull is mystifying on multiple levels.

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Media
Jul 15, 2020

The Spinoff Members goes up a gear

A new platform for Members means 100% of contributions go towards making Spinoff journalism happen. Plus: A merch store!

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