Michael Andrew

Michael Andrew is the business editor of The Spinoff. Email him on michael@thespinoff.co.nz

Business
Nov 23, 2020

The website making it easier to find a woman or gender diverse tradie

Looking for a woman tradie? This website can help.

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Money
Nov 19, 2020

The sustainable tourism start-up that keeps the cash in the community

With New Zealand tourism in a lull, Queenstown-based start-up Kiwi Welcome is creating a new model of sustainable travel where visitors add value to the land.

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Business
Nov 17, 2020

Semi Permanent – an exhibition of NZ’s truly phenomenal creativity

All the speakers had one sentiment in common: New Zealand has a wealth of creative talent and is on the cusp of something big.

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Business
Nov 16, 2020

Why it’s such an ordeal for retail and hospo staff to call in sick

Speculation surrounding the new Covid-19 community case has cast a light on the pressure many workers face every day.

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Business
Nov 13, 2020

Hot water or chemicals? The controversy over weed killer in Auckland’s streets

South and West Auckland may finally be using less toxic chemicals on their streets. But does that mean the North Shore has to use more?

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Business
Nov 10, 2020

The quest to free Southland residents from a toxic liability

What will happen to the thousands of tonnes of toxic waste dumped around Southland?

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Business
Nov 5, 2020

What are the government’s plans for business and the economy?

Sound and reasonable economic policy, or 'communism by stealth'? Here's what the PM had to say to the business community this afternoon.

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Business
Nov 4, 2020

New Zealand’s unemployment rate rises to 5.3%

The unemployment rate has increased as predicted. But are there any surprises?

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Business
Nov 3, 2020

How sustainable is a six-green-star-rated building?

A look inside one of New Zealand's most eco-friendly new buildings

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Business
Oct 24, 2020

The tale of Ian Swney: The spray-can-wielding wage subsidy avenger

He's a semi-retired kindergarten teacher with a vendetta against big business and a pending charge for wilful damage.

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Business
Oct 22, 2020

How permanently low interest rates are killing the home ownership dream for many

While sub 2% interest rates are a boon for some, for others they're just another nail in the long-sealed coffin of home ownership.

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Food
Oct 21, 2020

New Zealand’s gluten-free bread, reviewed and ranked

What qualities does one look for in a great gluten-free bread?

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Business
Oct 20, 2020

Allbirds is launching a new T-shirt – and it’s partly made from crab shells

To the average consumer, a T-shirt made out of crab shells might be a hard sell. Tim Brown of Allbirds doesn't think so.

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Business
Oct 14, 2020

Organics, regenerative agriculture and the political will to grow the movement

What are our political parties' big plans for agriculture?

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Business
Oct 6, 2020

Minor party leaders talk business and economic recovery

What do the minor parties have to say on the worst economic crisis in a generation?

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Politics
Oct 4, 2020

Election 2020: The economic policies in two minutes

Our very quick guide to what's on offer.

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Business
Oct 2, 2020

Fear, threats and desperation continue at under-pressure Elliot Stables food court

In a last-ditch effort to stave off eviction, tenants of the central Auckland's beleaguered food court are turning to the public for help.

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Business
Sep 30, 2020

What property managers think of the cold, damp homes they look after

The tenants will love a heat pump. The landlords may not want to pay for it. But what do the property managers think?

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Business
Sep 27, 2020

Remembering The Daktory – West Auckland’s legendary cannabis club

What was the story behind New Zealand's first cannabis connoisseurs club?

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Business
Sep 23, 2020

What recession? Our unstoppable housing market marches on

It's the worst economic shock in over a century. So why is our housing market hotter than ever?

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Business
Sep 17, 2020

Don’t fall for Covid-19 scammers and their bag of elaborate tricks

How to keep your eyes peeled for Covid-19 cons.

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Business
Sep 13, 2020

Who is Robett Hollis? Meet the Māori maverick who broke into the business world

At school he was told he should pack boxes. Robett Hollis has never stopped running from that.

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Business
Sep 11, 2020

Can they fix it? Five party leaders pitch their plans for the economy

The business community fears the worst. So how did party leaders set minds at ease?

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Business
Sep 10, 2020

An ex-Shortland St star is showing no mercy to food court tenants decimated by lockdowns

Will the government intervene to help the Elliot Stables businesses facing imminent collapse?

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Business
Sep 9, 2020

The business of being a New Zealand musician in a post-Covid world

What does it mean to be a performer when performances are cancelled?

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Business
Sep 3, 2020

How to get money for your business, fast

How can businesses get around the dreaded tedium of applying for a loan?

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