Kiwisave and chill

For those who keep a close eye on their Kiwisavings, it was grim start to the year with most Kiwisaver funds dipping troublingly into the red. Things have bounced back in recent months however and with a few new, innovative players entering the market, big players talking themselves up and new rules around providers having to disclose the actual amount paid on fees rather than just a percentage, the Kiwisaver market is suddenly looking a lot healthier and far more competitive. Juno and Pie Funds are the latest to try and shake things up with a new flat-fee option.


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.