Alice Neville

Alice Neville is The Spinoff's food editor as well as a deputy editor. Email her on aliceneville@thespinoff.co.nz

Business
May 27, 2021

Empty chairs and broken dreams: The long, slow demise of Queen’s Rise

This 'upmarket dining precinct' has been all but abandoned. What went wrong?

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Television
May 24, 2021

10 x 100: The good, the bad and the ugly of reality TV, according to its fans

We asked reality TV fans some deep, probing questions about the genre people love to hate.

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Society
Apr 22, 2021

10 x 100: What Australians think about New Zealand – and New Zealanders

Including a bombshell revelation about the sexiness of our accent.

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Food
Apr 20, 2021

Trans-Tasman food face-off: A definitive ruling on who the bloody hell owns what 

Setting the record straight, in the interest of diplomatic relations.

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Money
Mar 10, 2021

10 x 100: Aucklanders on how they found lockdown 4.0

As they reached the end of a week of alert level three, we asked a hundred Aucklanders how they'd found yet another stint stuck at home.

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Politics
Mar 7, 2021

Live updates, March 7: Airline crew member tests positive for Covid-19

All the major news events as Auckland moves down to level two, and the rest of NZ to level one.

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Politics
Feb 5, 2021
Food
Dec 27, 2020

The South Island and green onion chips: A love story for the ages

From the tip of Farewell Spit to the very arse end of Stewart Island, there is one delicacy that unites Te Wai Pounamu: the humble green onion chip. But why?

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Society
Dec 23, 2020

What’s with Auckland’s sluggish return to public transport?

Is it mandatory masks, fear of infection or something else holding Aucklanders back?

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Food
Dec 10, 2020

The year Google taught us how to cook

The top search terms of 2020 provide a glimpse into the mindset of a desperate and hungry nation.

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Society
Nov 29, 2020

Live updates, November 28-29: One new case of Covid-19 in managed isolation

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Nov 1, 2020
Politics
Oct 30, 2020

Yes votes prevail in assisted dying referendum

The End of Life Choice Act will be enforced in 12 months' time, with 65.2% voting yes in the referendum.

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The Bulletin
Oct 23, 2020

The Bulletin: Covid’s back in the community – but has it spread any further?

What we know – and what we don’t – about the Covid-19 community cases; an America’s Cup spat threatens how Aucklanders can watch; and late election donations are revealed.

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Politics
Oct 19, 2020
Politics
Oct 7, 2020
Food
Oct 4, 2020

Pies, kombucha, burgers and Red Bull: The party leaders reveal their campaign diets

How politicians stave off the hunger pangs as they vie for our votes.

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Politics
Oct 3, 2020

Election Live, October 3: One new case of Covid-19 in MIQ; polling stations busy as advance voting opens

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Visa
Sep 30, 2020

How Wellington’s food community is bouncing back

After a year of uncertainty and disruption, the capital’s hospitality industry says Visa Wellington on a Plate will bring a much-needed boost – to spirits as well as business.

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Politics
Sep 19, 2020

Election Live, September 19: Two new Covid-19 cases, one in the community

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Food
Sep 9, 2020

Three Auckland eateries linked to new Covid-19 cases

Three hospitality venues are 'locations of interest' after customers tested positive for Covid-19.

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Society
Sep 5, 2020

Live updates, September 5: Three new cases, two in the community; potential case in Christchurch investigated

The latest on New Zealand news and the Covid-19 pandemic, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Aug 22, 2020

Live updates, August 22: Six new cases of Covid-19; two more Auckland Countdowns close for cleaning

The latest on New Zealand news and Covid-19 as it returns to the community, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Aug 8, 2020

Election Live, August 8: Labour launches campaign; National unveils party list

All the the latest on election 2020 and other breaking news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Aug 5, 2020

Everything you need to know about the 2020 cannabis referendum

The bumper Spinoff guide to the vote on legalising cannabis.

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Politics
Jul 25, 2020

Live updates, July 25: No new cases of Covid-19; mother who absconded ‘wanted to give children closure’

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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