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Media Quiz: Which CEO did it? Jane Hastings or Mark Weldon

How well do you know your New Zealand media? Take this difficult quiz to find out!

My Life in TV: Master Censor Bill Hastings

Ahead of forthcoming Prime documentary The Naughty Bits, co-creator José Barbosa talks with former Chief Censor Bill Hastings about his career watching video nasties. Strictly speaking former Chief-Censor Bill Hastings isn’t …

Things I Learned at Art School: Edith Amituanai

A New Spinoff Art interview series. New Zealand visual artists on how they do what they do and how they know what they know.

How to have an extremely large weekend in Hawke’s Bay

Hawke's Bay prides itself on good food and wine, pristine art deco buildings and having two Countdown supermarkets right across the road from each other. Alex Casey spent a weekend in the region to see just how much of it she could see. 

The Bulletin: UN Migration Pact wounds still fester

Wounds caused by UN Migration Pact drama still fester, Middlemore sources concerned deadly flu cases contracted in hospital, and rat populations ballooning. 

Bulletin World Weekly: A weather report for the world

Normally, this will be an email exclusively for and supported by Spinoff Members, but just this once it's free for all.

Kaupapa on the Couch: the incredible Māori showbands

Dance down memory lane with us to a time when the Māori showbands ruled supreme. 

The NZ Herald is about to put up a paywall and the stakes are scarily high

This is a big deal for NZ journalism. What will be paywalled and what won’t? And have they got the price right?

The Māori ward project is failing, and it’s hurting New Zealand democracy

Traditional local council structures are shutting out indigenous voices. Māori wards were supposed to be the answer – so why are so few being created?

Getting to know your food chain: the good oil on extra virgin olive oil

In the second part of a series in which The Spinoff gets to know who, what, where and how our food gets to our plate, Alex Casey learns about how olive oil is made.

In photos: Tributes to the Christchurch victims from NZ and around the world

In the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attacks, there's been an outpouring of support from all over New Zealand and around the world. Here, a selection of the best images. 

The Bulletin: Questions emerge after weekend of mourning

Vigils held around country to mourn the victims of Christchurch mosque attacks, Muslim community speaks out about years of Islamophobia, and gun laws look set to change. 

Christchurch terror attack: How to support NZ’s Muslim communities

Here are some things you can do to help or find support in the wake of Friday's Islamophobic attack.

The Bulletin: Has Hit and Run inquiry lost its way?

Judicial review action launched against Hit and Run inquiry, healthy new chunk for conservation estate, and changes to sex crime trial process recommended.

The kids of NZ are absolutely owning adults and it’s bloody magnificent

This week, and pretty much all the time, young people are putting to shame the aged moaners among us, says Emily Writes

Where to eat delicious kai on Waitangi Day

It's Waitangi Day! Time to learn, respect, honour the treaty and eat some yum AF food.

Ten more of the best ad complaints rubbished by the ASA

Back in all their misspelled, verbatim glory, we present 10 more of the most entertaining complaints made to and dismissed by the ASA.

NZME: the media giant still at war after all these years

The owner of both Newstalk ZB and the Herald retains a singular influence in the New Zealand media. But anonymous rival executives have doubts about its ability to pull off its biggest challenge – introducing a paywall in 2019.

The Bulletin: Stuff shows the way on climate coverage

Shift in media mindset shown by Stuff's climate change coverage, GCSB blocks Chinese telco tech company, and Greens push for prisoner voting rights.

The Bulletin: Radical restructure of Māori TV news

Radical restructure of Māori TV's news announced, key City Rail Link firm goes bust, and Kiwibank responds to branch closure criticism.

‘The core technology of the future’: Time to rethink NZ’s GMO-free status?

Trees with red trunks and apples that are red right the way through and flower all year round. Should we back or block the genetically changed plants New Zealand scientists are growing?

Rail Land: a eulogy for New Zealand’s lost passenger rail services

When musician Anthonie Tonnon started to research the history of Dunedin’s railway system for his new music video, it grew into a consuming, Aotearoa-wide investigation.

Israel Starr: Second generation reggae star and rastaman

Israel Starr on his new single, ‘Future Navigator,’ and the astounding popularity of local reggae music.

The Bulletin: Resignation after yet another sport culture found wanting

High profile resignation at yet another sports organisation, primary teachers vote for rolling strikes in November, and Colin Craig could have another crack at politics.

Roses are red, violets are fucken blue: Poetry Slam is coming to a stage near you

Slam poetry! It's raw, it's rough, and it's also a wildly popular live entertainment, writes Ben Fagan, who is masterminding slam events across the country this month.

Maraenui: The suburb swallowed by synthetics

In Napier's poorest suburb dominates, and, each evening, 'The Nui' falls into darkness and synthetic cannabis joints are lit.

The girl with the broken bones goes home: an update

The family whose two children were taken by Oranga Tamariki has finally been reunited. Joris de Bres was there as the court ruling was made to return their daughter. 

EXCLUSIVE: Fabulous/Arabia ‘Henry’ video premiere

A new song from Fabulous/Arabia (a collaboration between Mike Fabulous and Lawrence Arabia) called 'Henry'.

What the new year holds for Māori business

Treaty and business consultant Joshua Hitchcock takes stock of the Māori economy and looks at some of the issues that will shape the next 12 months.