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The Friday Poem: ‘Thread’ by Bill Manhire

New verse by Wellington writer Bill Manhire.

The Friday Poem: ‘Last words’ by Bill Manhire

New verse - he wrote it on Wednesday, actually - by Wellington writer Bill Manhire.

The Friday Poets: Bill Manhire interviews the greatest New Zealand poet no one has ever heard of

Who the hell is John Gallas when he's at home? And is he ever at home? Bill Manhire talks to the elusive, much-travelled New Zealand poet.

Poem for Anzac Day: ‘My World War I Poem’ by Bill Manhire

New verse by Wellington writer Bill Manhire.

I can feel it when you breathe: SJD, Samuel Flynn Scott and Bill Manhire on Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen has died. Sean Donnelly, Samuel Flynn Scott and Bill Manhire reflect on his music and life.

Books: The Year of Bill Manhire

All week this week we feature a memoir of 2015 by a writer of distinction. Our ninth and penultimate memoirist: Wellington writer Bill Manhire, who published a pamphlet and a greatest prose hits to vast acclaim.

Books: Book of the Week – Sue Orr Reviews Bill Manhire

The author of one of the year's most acclaimed New Zealand novels appraises the fiction of Bill Manhire.

Books: The Friday Poem – ‘My Early Life’ by Bill Manhire

'My Early Life' – a poem by Wellington-based poet Bill Manhire.

The best of The Spinoff this week: Farewell then, Bill English

Bringing you the best weekly reading from your friendly local website. 

Emergency podcast: Bill English is gone by morning tea time

Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire assess the English legacy and the contenders to succeed him as National Party leader in this collectible special edition pod.

The unstoppable ticking sound begins for Bill English and Paula Bennett

When backbench murmurings about leadership change seep through the media, the flow becomes hellishly difficult to staunch

Billmania: to West Auckland for the National campaign launch

The National Party's response to the new Labour challenge was laid out at their big event yesterday. Toby Manhire joins the blue sea in Henderson

Let us now praise Phantom Billstickers for sticking up really fucking big posters of New Zealand poetry

All week this week the Spinoff Review of Books devotes itself to poetry in the build-up to Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day on Friday. Today: Kirsten Warner explores why it is that New Zealand poetry has such a friend in Phantom.

Kiwis of Snapchat: Bill and Paula have a message for the youth of NZ (WATCH)

Bill English and Paula Bennett have a plan to target the youth vote.

A few beers with… Billy T winner Angella Dravid

This year, comedian Angella Dravid took out the Billy T award in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival for her extraordinary show Down the Rabbit Hole, exploring her spell in a UK prison. She talks to Alex Casey about finding humour in the dark, and being the 'car crash' of Jono and Ben.

Sugar shot Monday: How did Bill English cope on the interview rounds after last week’s debacle?

Can the PM recover from last Monday’s ‘wait and see’ shambles, in the face of questions on tax cuts and abortion? Toby Manhire tunes in.

Politics podcast: Bill’s big super bang-bang, the rise of Jacinda and timeless Winstonian truths

Gone By Lunchtime meets The Breakfast Club as leading NZ politics podcasters Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire splinter desperately into millennial solidarity.

Is Bill English really the most boring man in New Zealand? A Spinoff investigation into the new PM

Superstar of breakfast radio, All Black captain and owner of a world-class duck face, John Key is one hell of a hard act to follow. But is the PM-designate really that boring? Toby Manhire crushes forever the Dull Bill English myth.

Warcast #4: real-life cabinet minister Nikki Kaye and shock council superhero Bill Cashmore

Polling expertise from David Farrir and insightful chats on the mayoral race, the council budget and tensions between the government and Super City. All that and more on the latest War for Auckland podcast.

The real war for Auckland: billboard supremacy

Which of the mayoral candidates have the most effective hoardings, and what hidden meanings do they reveal? The Spinoff’s chief billboard semiotics correspondent, Toby Manhire, reports.

Politics: Toby Manhire’s Inaugural Spinoff Political Power Rankings – August 2015

Arbitrarily split into five political players whose power is growing and five going the other way, these rankings will become a monthly event.

Book of the Week: The revolutionary live email interview with Tayi Tibble

Spinoff Review of Books editor Steve Braunias revives the revolutionary live email interview with a new star of New Zealand literature - the wildly talented Tayi Tibble.

The Monday Extract: The secret diary of Charles Brasch

He viewed Greymouth as "sub-human", rather wished James K Baxter would STFU, and regarded the poetry of "plump and round" Bill Manhire as "promising". A new book shares the 1968 diary of Landfall founder Charles Brasch.

Dancing with Atoms: the new documentary honouring the ‘Sir Ed of science’

This weekend marks the release of Dancing With Atoms, veteran filmmaker Shirley Horrock's tribute to physicist Sir Paul Callaghan. Don Rowe talks to Horrocks about his life and legacy.

And the winner is: Diana Wichtel

The Spinoff Review of Books editor Steve Braunias writes an appreciation of Diana Wichtel, who has just been announced as the winner of the best book of non-fiction at the Ockham New Zealand national book awards.

The 50 best New Zealand books of the past 50 years: The official listicle

This week's Ockham national book awards marks the 50th anniversary of book awards in New Zealand. To mark the occasion, we asked 50 experts to name the very best local books published since 1968.

The Bulletin: Super Fund’s super plan for Auckland rail

Auckland's transport plans desperately need funding, and the Super Fund has seen an opportunity.

‘I miss Paul. He wasn’t afraid’: Remembering Sir Paul Callaghan

Ahead of the premiere of a new documentary on the life and work of Sir Paul Callaghan, a few of his friends and colleagues – including Anne Salmond, Bill Manhire, Nicola Gaston and Shaun Hendy – share their memories of the great man.

50 years of book awards in New Zealand: plus an awesome prize!

We present - for the first time in one place - the entire list of every winner since the national book awards were created 50 years ago.