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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.


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.


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.


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.


“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.


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.


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 …