Lynn Grieveson

Content writer, sub-editor and photographer

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Writer and editor specialising in environment, politics and health. Sub-editor of a daily finance/banking newsletter and a daily political and economic newsletter. Former advisor to the BBC and NHS on plain English and accessible information.

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Newsroom
05/03/2017
Heads in the sand, houses in the water

Lynn Grieveson is sub-editor at Newsroom Pro and a contributing photographer to Newsroom. Waterfront properties are still marketed as desirable but rising sea-levels may render thousands of them uninsurable, sending their values into freefall and resulting in fiscal risks for banks and the government, writes Lynn Grieveson.

Newsroom
03/30/2017
Open access to online school not cool, say critics

The Government's push for any child to be allowed to opt for full-time online learning under a "COOL" model rather than going to school is facing intense criticism, in part because of bad experiences in the United States, Lynn Grieveson reports. Should all children be given the choice to learn online rather than going to school?

Newsroom Pro
05/07/2017
Tablets and phones linked to speech delays by Lynn Grieveson - Newsroom Pro

As our government prepares to spend $6 million on extra support for preschoolers with speech delays, a new study links handheld devices with an increased risk of delayed language development, writes Lynn Grieveson. The more time toddlers spend playing with handheld devices such as smartphones, tablets and electronic games, the more likely they are to have speech delays, a new study has found.

Newsroom
04/26/2017
Marketing 'miracles' via an outdoor supplies website

Lynn Grieveson is sub-editor at Newsroom Pro and a contributing photographer to Newsroom. After hearing of another Wellington mother of an autistic child who had purchased a 'detoxification' solution promoted by a self-styled "church of health and healing", Lynn Grieveson turned to Google and was surprised to find herself on an innocuous-looking Kiwi camping and outdoors supplies website.

Newsroom
05/19/2017
Barns no magic bullet for dairy dilemma

Lynn Grieveson is sub-editor at Newsroom Pro and a contributing photographer to Newsroom. Advances in technology and research will mean New Zealand can "have its cake and eat it too" when it comes to dairy cattle numbers, says DairyNZ CEO Tim Mackle - but unlike Federated Farmers, DairyNZ does not think a shift to keeping cows indoors is one of those new techniques.

Newsroom
05/16/2017
Fences to Chicago and back but still a long way to go

Lynn Grieveson is sub-editor at Newsroom Pro and a contributing photographer to Newsroom. DairyNZ is hailing the fact that 97 percent of dairy cattle are now fenced off from waterways, but its latest Water Accord report reveals a significant worsening of reported nutrient leaching in the areas with the biggest new conversions, reports Lynn Grieveson.

Newsroom
04/17/2017
The rise and sinking of South Dunedin

Lynn Grieveson is sub-editor at Newsroom Pro and a contributing photographer to Newsroom. So what would a managed retreat from rising sea levels look like? Lynn Grieveson takes a look at how the Dunedin City Council is trying to avoid the mistakes of Kapiti Coast and Christchurch by educating residents in the former marshland of South Dunedin about the risks of rising sea levels, and by proposing to make new homes relocatable.

Newsroom
05/10/2017
A rough school day for Labour

Lynn Grieveson is sub-editor at Newsroom Pro and a contributing photographer to Newsroom. Labour's attempts to be seen to hold a firm line on charter schools have been undermined by the party's new list candidate Willie Jackson, who has been a strong advocate for the schools and is CEO of Manukau Urban Māori Authority which sponsors Te Kura Māori o Waatea charter school in South Auckland.