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Monitor: Out with the old and in with the... old? The great reboot epidemic of 2016

A brand new influx of second-hand television shows has led Aaron Yap to question whether we are suffering a reboot epidemic.

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On Bryan Bruce's truly diabolical education documentary

Education is a topic critical to us as a nation. It deserves so much better than than the pandering polemic Bryan Bruce delivered last night on TV3.

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Super Rugby Power Rankings: We're Sorry, Andy Ellis

The Crusaders legend’s 150th game celebrations have been cut short by a controversial power ranking decision by Scotty Stevenson.

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In the locker room with Steven Adams, the NBA's most normal star

Steven Adams was considered a risky choice when the Oklahoma City Thunder selected him with the 12th pick of the 2013 NBA draft. Now he's a pivotal player in their …

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Influencers, inventors and international relations: on the ground at the Tripartite Economic Summit

It sounds like a bureaucratic bore, but Auckland's Tripartite Economic Summit, with guests including a British YouTube superstar and an American political "rock star", is the hottest ticket in town. Tim Murphy reports from day one.

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Important: Which new starter Pokémon is the cutest?

Joseph Harper reviews the three new starter Pokémon characters, using sound scientific methods to determine which one is the cutest.

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An exclusive interview with literary sensation Hanya Yanagihara

Kiran Dass in conversation with literary sensation Hanya Yanagihara.

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“The only negative voices are from Wellington”: How an exciting new writing initiative drew instant scorn

Well, for heaven's sake - a literary spat! A feud, even! An essay by Paula Morris reveals how and sort of why her newly launched Academy of New Zealand Literature instantly got dumped on by Those Who Know Better.

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1:  Minister Sanjeev Balyan, Indian Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare and New Zealand Transport Minister, Simon Bridges during the the signing of the New Zealand-India Air Services Agreement at The Langham Hotel Auckland on May 1, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Mukharjee is on a three-day visit to New Zealand. (Photo by Doug Sherring - Pool/Getty Images)

Patronise us all you like, Mr Bridges, but that won't magic up a serious plan for Auckland transport

The Minister of Transport chided Generation Zero yesterday for urging a place for rail on a new harbour crossing. Here, two Gen-Zeroers hit back, saying his remarks lay bare an absence of strategic thinking.

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'Key's popularity plummets': does Newshub poll point to National nosedive?

Spoiler: Almost certainly it doesn't. The most remarkable thing about Key and his government's support is how rock-solid it remains in the middle of term three. The poll result on housing, mind you, is striking.

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Supermarket vouchers and 'shitty' flowers: media's worst-ever leaving gifts

Think media celebs are spoilt rotten? They are, confesses Jesse Mulligan – right up until the day they say goodbye.

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It's not like Deuce Bigalow: The reality of living with Tourette Syndrome

It's currently Tourette's awareness month in New Zealand. Madeleine Holden talks to two women, Lorena and Beth, on living with the misunderstood syndrome.

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You had me at Vitamin C, and other thoughts on Outlander S02E07

Our resident Outlander fanatic Tara Ward shares her thoughts from the much-anticipated return of time-travel romance series. Contains spoilers. And smoulders.

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Podcast: Business in Boring #3 - The future of work with career guru Gary Bolles

‘Business is Boring’ is a new weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. Host Simon Pound will speak with innovators and commentators focused on the future …