LORDEXCLUSIVE: Lorde speaks to the Spinoff about her triumphant return to Coachella

In her first New Zealand interview since the release of 'Green Light', Lorde talks about her return to the stage at Coachella last weekend, Melodrama's surprisingly traditional roll-out, and what the deal is with the party tank.

Help! I'm addicted to watching property porn!

Ghazaleh Golbakhsh can’t stop watching property porn, from Location, Location, Location to The Block NZ. As a lifelong renter, she wonders why she bothers.

It never stops: David Farrier descends back down the Tickled rabbit hole

David Farrier was sucked into a tickling vortex back in 2014, and spent the next few years immersed in the world of Competitive Endurance Tickling. Throughout 2016 he took the resulting film, Tickled, to festivals around the world and followed it up with The Tickle King on HBO last month. After three years he was ready to move on. But the internet had other ideas.

An incomplete guide to what's happening on Record Store Day tomorrow

Tomorrow is Record Store Day and up and down the country you can go to your local record store to buy records and see bands play. Here’s what’s happening when and where.

Emily Edrosa on Street Chant's Taite win and what's next

Henry Oliver talks to Emily Edrosa, the creative force behind Street Chant, whose second album Hauora won the Taite Music Prize on Tuesday night.

The Figure-Friday quiz: ANZAC numbers through the years

Polish up on your knowledge of the New Zealand Armed Forces with our special ANZAC quiz.

A Very, Very Important Person's guide to Queenstown

Queenstown has some special systems and facilities to cope with billionaires, movie stars and VIP’s. But here’s our guide to Queenstown for the VVIPs – like the CIA director James Comey, FBI director Mike Pompeo, and other Five Eyes bigwigs expected in Queenstown this weekend.

Stroller running tips from a man who set a world record for running a marathon with a pram

Did you know competitive stroller running was a thing? Runner and dad Chris Ingham talks to marathoner Mike Wardian about how to make running with a baby better for both of you.

13 conversations to have about 13 Reasons Why

Shaun Robinson, the head of the NZ Mental Health Foundation, suggests 13 ways you can start a conversation with young people about the issues raised by the controversial hit show.

Kindness in action: affecting change in youth through yoga and meditation

A new initiative to teach yoga and mindfulness to troubled youth is effecting remarkable change. Don Rowe visits with Atawhai, a new initiative from Kristina Cavit and The Kindness Institute, ahead of their inaugural end of programme event this Sunday.

Surprise! Another dumb plan for Auckland buses

Hoping for more green space in the city centre? Auckland Transport has other plans, and there are just three days left to tell them what you think.

'We're all craftsmen. Performers are athletes.' James Nokise on creating comedy out of sport

James Nokise is known for his political comedy and theatre, but his show this year pivots to focus on a subject largely untouched by New Zealand stand-up comedy: sports. Sam Brooks talks to Nokise about the reasons for the change, and what's so funny about sport.

Guy Montgomery on making comedy in New Zealand – and why he's moving to New York

You might know Guy Montgomery from winning the Billy T Award a few years ago, from his smash-hit podcast The Worst Idea of All Time, or from TV3's Fail Army. Sam Brooks talks to Guy about his career in comedy and what he plans to do in New York.

Neoliberalism has 'failed' and the 'model needs to change' – Jim Bolger, PM who oversaw mother of all budgets (WATCH)

In the third of Guyon Espiner's interviews with former PMs, Jim Bolger, who led the National Party to power in 1990 pledging to return the 'decent society' to NZ, criticises the prevailing economic orthodoxy, saying it has led to a dangerous gap between rich and poor.

Facing an opposition in disarray, May will seek a big mandate for a hard Brexit

By the logic of politics the real surprise was that the UK prime minister hadn't called a snap election earlier, writes the Guardian's Richard Adams.

Today I will march for science. And this is the speech that I’m not going to give

I’m taking part because I am part of a global community and because Trump’s actions affect us all. And I want New Zealand’s politicians to understand this, too, writes Shaun Hendy.

Why I won't be joining the science march tomorrow

The protest action appears to suggest the NZ government is tarred with the same brush as the Trump administration with respect to science, writes John Pickering.

How to buy your first house: a deep data dive into those miracle property stories

What can we learn from the spate of reports about young people bucking the odds and purchasing property? Chris McDowall reads them all and crunches the numbers.

Warning: Newstalk ZB's new favourite guest is a really terrible person

A range of viewpoints is a good thing. But giving a platform to noxious, hateful, racially inflammatory propaganda is quite another. So why is Newstalk ZB so keen on Katie Hopkins, asks Branko Marcetic.

Christina Bellis and Lani Evans are turning an IRD subsidy into a force for good

Simon Pound talks to Christina Bellis and Lani Evans about how they're using an inland revenue subsidy to run a business and give back to the community.

Adàn Tijerina of Almighty Juices on why immigrants make ideal entrepreneurs

Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. Host Simon Pound speaks with innovators and commentators focused on the future of New Zealand, with the interview available as both audio and a transcribed excerpt.

Christina Bellis and Lani Evans are turning an IRD subsidy into a force for good

Simon Pound talks to Christina Bellis and Lani Evans about how they're using an inland revenue subsidy to run a business and give back to the community.

Adàn Tijerina of Almighty Juices on why immigrants make ideal entrepreneurs

Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. Host Simon Pound speaks with innovators and commentators focused on the future of New Zealand, with the interview available as both audio and a transcribed excerpt.