Pause for a moment on today's anniversary of the first case to reflect on what could have been.

How to access the Resurgence Support Payment and other Covid-19 response provisions.


The Best Of

'He made Gordon Ramsay look like a pussy!'

One thing's clear: her claim that she only wanted 'informed consent' on the PCR test was far from the full story.

The most wronged woman in Australia gets to tell her story.


Agapanthus are considered pests by the council, but it wasn’t always so.

Do they believe in it, or believe it will make them a profit?

Covid-19 jabs won't save us from hard choices we'll need to make during our second or even third year of living with the coronavirus.

Revealed: the 12-family Progressive Home Ownership Scheme is not the government's only hyper-focused new support plan

Small achievements and big shortcomings.


Under-funded, under-powered and under pressure: is there any point in local government continuing to exist?

Our political podcast discusses the latest lockdown, trans-Tasman relations, business attire and more.

Here’s what you need to know about the revamped food delivery service.

New Zealand is ideally placed to create beef patties that are sustainable across the entire supply chain, a major new report has claimed. But is that really true?

Is there anything better than a not-too-sweet, slightly sour jam atop lavishly buttered toast? No, no there is not. 


PODCAST | The food pod squad assembles to talk about fine dining, Valentine’s Day dining and summer dining, including the location of the alleged best fish and chip shop in Aotearoa.

A lush take on porridge that just so happens to be vegan and gluten free.

'We have to confront some tough decisions and we will do that in the coming weeks.'

With crowd-friendly dance tunes and affordable drinks, a new dancehall and bar opening tonight is hoping to make going out more accessible for Aucklanders.

Moa lost nearly $30m over the last decade, and has just been sold for a pittance. Did its dodgy advertising play a role?


Meet Lisa Fong, aka Move It Mama, whose Facebook Live workouts have found a loyal – and huge – audience worldwide.

Go wants users to put down their phones and interact with people in real life, which meant having to make an unexpected change of plans.

Bachelor superfans Jane Yee and Tara Ward recap the highs and lows of week four of The Bachelorette NZ.

Have you been duped by a Lifetime movie masquerading as a documentary?

The new docuseries clears away the clutter of a messy saga, and refocuses the story back on the person it was always really about.


Today, Disney launches a new part of its streaming service, Star. But what in the Mickey Mouse is it?

Get a team together and prepare to be extremely under the pump the weekend of March 5-7 – registrations for this year’s Vista Foundation 48Hours film competition are open now.

Auckland is to return to alert level three, and the rest of the country level two, from 6am on Sunday.

A reminder: this is what alert level three means in practice.

'Working on yourself' now comes with the risk of giving a lycra-wearing white supremacist your money.


Collars, leads, crates, a cleverly designed bottle to drink out of, things that squeak, things that are chewable, gnawable, toys that extend him intellectually. Treats to reward him for not being a little prat.

Nine new community recycling centres are to be built in Auckland over the next 10 years. So why is South Auckland only getting one more?

Last weekend at the sun-bathed soundshell in the Botanic Gardens, Wellington, The Spinoff joined Verb Wellington to present the Garden Party. 

A little light reading on the Treaty, philosophy and the history of humankind.

A week dominated by homegrown non-fiction.


A poem by New York-based Aotearoa poet Evangeline Riddiford Graham.

'It's so hard to come up with something that isn't painfully earnest or stupid.'

If we want to meet the goal of one million speakers by 2040, it’s going to take a team effort.

The legislative changes are designed to improve renters' rights, but will they make a difference to the people who have borne the brunt of the housing crisis?

What's the Breaker Upperers scene-stealer up to now? Making music and walking the length of Te Wai Pounamu, of course.


We're entering the fourth phase of summer Matiti Kaiwai, known as the middle of summer. This is when the ground is so dry it opens up and thirsts for water.

Why should wearing a business suit be considered business attire for an MP's actual business: being representative?

Art writer and former gallerist Sarah Hopkinson attempts to understand the contradictory values that produced the People of Colour exhibition, and what the tumult means for the future of the industry.

Zina Swanson's paintings are inspired by old, outlandish books about botany.

The controversy over the People of Colour exhibition shows how alt-right ideas can thrive in irony-steeped artistic environments.


Te Papa's natural history collection, photographed by a living legend.

At a nondescript rural intersection in Waikato lies the site of a near-forgotten massacre, the subject of a new show by artist and writer Bob Kerr, who tells the story of Rangiaowhia here.

What we've learned over the past 12 months, and how we can improve our response in the future.

Natural hazard events are inevitable. Disasters are not.

Today the NZ vaccination programme begins in earnest, with the first doses provided to border workers. Why is that so important? Siouxsie and Toby spell it out.


Today the NZ vaccination programme begins in earnest, with the first doses provided to border workers. Why is that so important? Siouxsie and Toby spell it out.

I found my own first Martian meteorite sitting in a cabinet in a gem store in Akaroa.

Join us as we delight and despair in the fads and phenomena that helped shape us across the generations.

What happens when you spend a day tuned in to the country's most controversial talkback station?

Less than a week after its shock decision to ban news, Facebook and the Australian government have the shape of an agreement to restore it.


If you're across the ditch, you can no longer access our content via Facebook. Here's how to ensure you don't miss anything.

Founder and managing editor Duncan Greive explains what The Spinoff is, and how best to use it.

What do you get if you mix a little bit of Persona with a little bit of Musou? A whole lot of fun.

It’s the third most streamed game in the world, but what the hell is it?

It was all set to be the biggest game of the year, but Cyberpunk 2077's release has been overshadowed by technical hitches and multiple controversies.


In the mood for some good old fashioned pillaging? Then play this. But if you want to have a good time while doing so, best to look elsewhere.

It’s the third most streamed game in the world, but what the hell is it?

They were on the cusp of stardom. Then, after one acclaimed album, they called it a day.

VIDEO | In the new episode of Final Mix, Yadana Saw takes TEEKS out west to road test 'Into You' and 'Remember Me' from his upcoming album Something to Feel.

A pioneering New Zealand voice, a neighbour, and not finished yet.


Hip hop supergroup BLKCITY talks to Jonique Purcell about laying out the future and living in the moment.

How to find the perfect soundtrack for your heartbreak.

'We must never forget out aim: to break the parents.'

'I know you don’t need me any more and I’m happy with that. It’s the way it should be.'

We sat down with a wine and read our books knowing the kids were safe because they were so loud we could hear them from literally every corner of the camp.


It's time to change the way we view caesareans.

If you're a parent looking for spooky activities to entertain your beastly offspring, Emily Writes has got your back.

A list of questions about Auckland's move to alert level three, answered.

She's head girl, a viral star, a poet. But none of those credentials can ever capture the force of nature that is Aigagalefili ‘Fili’ Fepulea’i-Tapua’i. 

'Just as this project is taking New Zealand to a better place, Dame Whina did that too.'


A suburban Auckland property home to hundreds of rabbits is causing a stir with neighbours.

For a whole lot of Auckland notables, the hottest ticket in town this week has been a trip to see the unveiling of Waiheke Island's new electric buses.

The Spinoff's cricket podcast is back! Join Simon Day and Alex Braae on the road to Lord's with special guest, White Fern Frankie Mackay.

Winning a gold medal in rhythmic gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games was the culmination of a dream 14 years in the making.

VIDEO | Two New Zealand gymnasts won gold medals at the 1990 Commonwealth Games – but only one of them made the headlines.


Catch up on Scratched, the Spinoff's video series celebrating New Zealand sporting heroes who never got their due.

The Delamere Flip could have revolutionised the long jump – but unlike the high jump's Fosbury Flop, it never got off the ground.

What is The Good Registry, and how does it differ from giving someone a goat or a chicken for Christmas?

It's one of the biggest brands in the world right now, and Hongi Luo is at the helm of some of its biggest music and cultural activations.

Summer reissue: The Fold's very first guest is back to tell Duncan Greive how she pulled off the media deal of the year.


For Simon Coley and All Good, bringing fair trade bananas to New Zealand supermarkets is just the beginning.

Summer reissue: The new Auckland Central MP joins the GBL team to discuss the big night.

'We’re putting more and more people out there with the same basic lack of preparedness.'

Russell Brown goes off the grid on Great Barrier Island to see out what it takes to get the local community online and connected.

Experts on employment predict how Covid-19 will change the way we work and impact jobs in the future. 


Two Outlander stars want to take you on the road trip of your Scottish dreams. 

Biofuels are the realistic option to start lowering the emissions of our existing fleet, at the same time as we accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles.

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