Editor and founder of New Zealand pop culture-obsessed website The Spinoff and columnist for the NZ Herald.
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One horrific graph shows reveals how housing costs have risen far faster than wages.
The ability to retain the subsidy is why businesses are now declaring big profits.
COMMENT: Duncan Greive looks back at the historic lockdown, and how it was achieved.
The Push is 'the most nightmarish and provocative piece of pop culture in human history'.
Key, Hosking and English were NZ's power structure, is generation shift to blame change?
The exit of Paul Henry and the dumping of Story make for another miserable glut of headlines. But the talent that does remain, Duncan Garner and Guy Williams especially, lends hope that the darkest hour is before the dawn, writes Duncan Greive.
COMMENT: Thanks to Insecure and Atlanta, each are quietly revolutionary the idea of African American sitcoms.
Funny Girls sparkles with promise and frequently delivers piercing insight and always a wild charisma and energy, but it also has issues.
COMMENT: Instead of having JonBenét Ramsay's story retold, in this doco we're given fascinating insight on the re-examination solving her murder.
Orenthal James Simpson has roared back into the public consciousness this year, and this riveting documentary is irresistibly compelling television.
The Secret, based on a bizarre true story, is both painstakingly paced and a show in a hurry.
A Serial-style podcast investigates a series of unsolved murders in Australia dating back to the early 90s - and it's riveting listening.
R&R and Back Benches are seriously entertaining - but you need commitment to catch them, writes Duncan Greive.
COMMENT: After 10 weeks of some of the most interminable and vacuous television, season two of The Bachelor exploded like an over-cooked saveloy.
COMMENT: Duncan Greive looks back at the brief and blighted Mark Weldon era at MediaWorks.
COMMENT: Everything about the story stank to high heaven: the dresses were purchased for her, and had a book value of less then $800.
COMMENT: A year in Paul Henry is in the rudest health of any TV3 news product this side of the peerless The Nation, writes Duncan Greive.
So - was <i>Celebrity Family Feud</i> cross-promotional heaven or hell, asks Duncan Greive.