Duncan Greive is founder and publisher of The Spinoff
We are your advocate, Aotearoa. Uncovering stories that matter, asking hard-hitting questions of those in power, live-blogging sport events, monitoring the highs and lows of the NZX and providing Premium expert opinion and analysis. Bringing you distinctive, quality journalism and breaking news from across New Zealand and around the world. With specialists working together to create indepth reads, engaging video, and unmissable podcasts.
A blockbuster media deal could tie Three up with CNN and HBO
A major US deal could have repercussions in the local market.
Racist rant on Magic Talk: Why John Banks' sacking shouldn't be the end of the story
It's easy to sacrifice John Banks. It's a lot harder to stop funding racism.
20 years of housing costs beating wages in one heinous chart
One horrific graph shows reveals how housing costs have risen far faster than wages.
Wage subsidy helping NZ business make huge profits
The ability to retain the subsidy is why businesses are now declaring big profits.
Inside the lockdown: A masterclass in mass communication – and control
COMMENT: Duncan Greive looks back at the historic lockdown, and how it was achieved.
Netflix drives man to brink of murder with new show
The Push is 'the most nightmarish and provocative piece of pop culture in human history'.
Duncan Grieve: Bill English and the end of an overlong era
Key, Hosking and English were NZ's power structure, is generation shift to blame change?
Can Mediaworks recover after this catastrophe?
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.
Two TV shows that are quietly starting a revolution
COMMENT: Thanks to Insecure and Atlanta, each are quietly revolutionary the idea of African American sitcoms.
Friday night funnies - why this TV3 show needs more time
Funny Girls sparkles with promise and frequently delivers piercing insight and always a wild charisma and energy, but it also has issues.
Duncan Grieve: Fascinating insight on crime investigation
COMMENT: Instead of having JonBenét Ramsay's story retold, in this doco we're given fascinating insight on the re-examination solving her murder.
Another OJ Simpson show - but this one's a must-see
Orenthal James Simpson has roared back into the public consciousness this year, and this riveting documentary is irresistibly compelling television.
Real life murder tale makes for compulsive viewing
The Secret, based on a bizarre true story, is both painstakingly paced and a show in a hurry.
Australians are obsessed with this unsolved murder case
A Serial-style podcast investigates a series of unsolved murders in Australia dating back to the early 90s - and it's riveting listening.
Duncan Greive: Why the best local TV shows are buried in dead zones
R&R and Back Benches are seriously entertaining - but you need commitment to catch them, writes Duncan Greive.
Duncan Greive: The hot mess that is The Bachelor NZ
COMMENT: After 10 weeks of some of the most interminable and vacuous television, season two of The Bachelor exploded like an over-cooked saveloy.
Duncan Greive: What Mark Weldon never understood about TV3
COMMENT: Duncan Greive looks back at the brief and blighted Mark Weldon era at MediaWorks.
Duncan Greive: The Hui 'moving' despite attack on Mihi Forbes
COMMENT: Everything about the story stank to high heaven: the dresses were purchased for her, and had a book value of less then $800.
Duncan Greive: A year of Paul Henry - the good, the bad, the vaguely cruel
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.
Duncan Greive: MediaWorks serves up fresh celeb hybrid hell
So - was Celebrity Family Feud cross-promotional heaven or hell, asks Duncan Greive.