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Spinning yarns, spinning plates: inside The Spinoff's rapid evolution

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Spinning yarns, spinning plates: inside The Spinoff's rapid evolution

The Spinoff's founder and managing editor Duncan Greive has gone from two to over 20 employees in just a few years as the "mid-shelf red wine of New Zealand journalism" has grown and evolved. He discusses the whirlwind time the team has had of late after moving into the television realm, launching another new section and doing the grown-up business thing and relocating to a bigger office. 

25 Things

Founder and chief executive of Inspiring Stories Trust, Guy Ryan wants to help young New Zealanders find their potential and change the world. Winner of the University of Auckland Young New Zealander of the Year award in 2015, Ryan is determined to help others, setting up the national event Festival for the Future (which is taking place this weekend), the Future Leaders programme and the Inspiring Speakers bureau among other initiatives. Idealog asks him about technology, the future, starting your career and supporting entrepreneurs. 

Elevator Pitch, brought to you by Flick

As part of our Elevator Pitch series in partnership with Flick, we gave Scott Day a little longer than an elevator ride to pitch Vista, the no-sugar beverage startup looking to change the way Kiwis think about soda. 

Elevator Pitch, brought to you by Flick

As part of our Elevator Pitch series in partnership with Flick, we gave Daryl Briggs a little longer than an elevator ride to pitch Aquafortus, which removes water from waste. 

Māori New Year

Matariki is the word on every New Zealander’s lips this winter. From Auckland Council’s three-week Matariki festival to Wellington managing to summon a whale into the harbour, naming it Matariki and having to postpone the first annual Matariki fireworks display because of it, people are starting to celebrate the Māori New Year more than ever before. Here's how several local businesses, including ANZ and Isthmus, are marking the occasion.