Jihee Junn

Jihee Junn is a staff writer at The Spinoff. Email her on jihee@thespinoff.co.nz

Money
Nov 11, 2020

Why the stock market shot up after the vaccine announcement

With a Covid-19 vaccine potentially on the horizon, here's how the markets reacted to the news.

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Business
Nov 11, 2020

What to know about Singles' Day, the world's biggest shopping day of the year

You’ve heard of Black Friday, you’ve heard of Cyber Monday, but have you ever heard of mega shopping bonanza Singles' Day? If not, here’s what you need to know about Double 11.

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Money
Nov 9, 2020

Analysis: The online ad campaigns fought over the weed and euthanasia referendums

Which side spent more and why? Jihee Junn crunches the numbers and finds some misleading claims along the way. 

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Politics
Nov 8, 2020

Live updates, November 7-8: Biden declares victory in US election, pledges ‘not to divide but to unify’

All the latest from the 2020 US election and New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Oct 30, 2020

Conscious consumers, beware: green energy isn’t as straightforward as you think

Think you know an energy provider who delivers 100% renewable power to its customers? Think again. 

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Money
Oct 29, 2020

Men score higher on financial knowledge than women, but why?

A new survey from the CFFC has highlighted the gender gap when it comes to financial literacy, with women over 35 and women with children getting some of the lowest scores.

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Money
Oct 25, 2020

NZ’s election, online: What did each party spend – and how effective was it?

Which parties spent the most on Facebook and Google, and was it really all worth it in the end?

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Society
Oct 11, 2020

How roller skating became the sport of the year

Few hobbies have captured the mainstream imagination in 2020 quite like roller skating. Jihee Junn explores the many reasons why. 

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Politics
Oct 10, 2020

Election Live, October 10: Four new Covid cases in MIQ; campaign trail heats up in final week before election

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Oct 8, 2020

Election 2020: The small business policies in two minutes

Our very quick guide to what's on offer for small businesses.

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Money
Sep 29, 2020

Understanding investing, part one: The basics

How to stop procrastinating and actually (finally) get on top of investing. Because there’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, you don’t know a single thing about it. 

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Politics
Sep 26, 2020

Election Live, September 26: Two cases of Covid-19, one imported and one historical

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Money
Sep 19, 2020

Apple’s new all-in-one subscription package, explained

Apple has finally announced its long-anticipated content bundle Apple One. So what do you get, and for how much?

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Media
Sep 14, 2020

Netflix adds warning to doco after complaint to NZ censor over Christchurch terrorist footage

After a member of the public made a complaint to New Zealand's chief censor, Netflix has added a warning to its latest docu-drama featuring a short clip from the banned video. 

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Politics
Sep 12, 2020

Election Live, September 12: Two new cases of Covid-19; Labour to reinstate Training Incentive Allowance

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Food
Sep 8, 2020

Lewis Road Creamery drops health claims for its collagen milk

The company’s latest product, made with supplement company Jeuneora, has come under fire from Consumer NZ for failing to comply with food standards.

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Politics
Aug 29, 2020

Live updates, August 29: 13 new cases of Covid-19 announced

The latest on New Zealand news and Covid-19 as it returns to the community, updated throughout the day.

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Media
Aug 27, 2020

NZ influencers are spreading dangerous misinformation and there’s little we can do about it

Hundreds of thousands of followers. Rampant misinformation. And no rules.

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Money
Aug 21, 2020

How lockdown made us rethink how we save and invest

Despite the economic downturn, recent months have seen more everyday New Zealanders investing their money than ever before. But why?

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Society
Aug 1, 2020

Live updates, August 1: Hooton resigns from National; second traveller from NZ tests positive in Australia

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Science
Jul 22, 2020

From tiny larvae to giant beasts: An Auckland scientist’s sunfish breakthrough

Little is known about sunfish in their early stages, but one Auckland-based scientist has helped make a world-first genetic breakthrough.

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Politics
Jul 18, 2020

Live updates, July 18: New National hoardings unveiled; health ministry warns of scam emails

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Money
Jul 17, 2020

The best value mobile plans for every budget

Competition for customers is fierce among telcos, but which mobile plans offer the best value for money? We compare them to find out.

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Society
Jul 16, 2020

Three in four New Zealanders think the country will overcome Covid-19

Our Covid-19 outlook is still one of the most positive in the world. But with new cases emerging in recent weeks, our optimism levels have taken a hit. 

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Media
Jul 10, 2020

The year’s most entertaining ad complaints rubbished by the ASA

Won't somebody, please, think of the children?!

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Money
Jul 3, 2020

A third of us feel financially strained, and it’s hurting our mental health

A new report measuring New Zealanders’ financial wellbeing highlights how key sectors of our population are feeling stressed over money, and how Covid-19 has made that worse.

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