Alice Neville

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

Politics
Oct 19, 2020

Hell yes it's time for some more dogs at polling booths

The dogs that got away (on us)

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Politics
Oct 7, 2020

Election 2020: The welfare and equity policies in two minutes

Our very quick guide to what's on offer

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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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Politics
Jun 28, 2020

Review of managed isolation reveals ‘system under extreme stress’

The government’s review of managed isolation facilities paints a picture of an under-resourced, uncoordinated and ad hoc system.

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Food
Jun 10, 2020

So fresh, so green: Hophead heaven is harvest time in Nelson

An urgent excursion to her hoppy homeland shows Alice Neville why brewers and beer drinkers the world over seek out Nelson's pungent bounty.

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Food
Apr 23, 2020

What’s the deal with takeaways under alert level three?

Praise all that is good and holy, hospitality businesses are allowed to reopen next week – with a bunch of restrictions.

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Compost Collective
Apr 8, 2020

Composting isn’t a trend, it’s a way of life

Returning nutrients to the soil was once part of every culture, and now, more than ever, it’s time we restore its valuable role in everyday life.

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Food
Mar 22, 2020

From vodka to hand sanitiser: Boutique distilleries switch up to tackle Covid-19

New Zealand craft distilleries are part of a global trend of temporarily halting production of spirits to turn their hands to a sought-after product in the fight against Covid-19.

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Food
Mar 20, 2020

So you’ve forgotten how to cook

Some sensible, non-doomsday-prepper-style advice for making sure your provisions are in good shape for what's to come.

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Chorus
Mar 13, 2020

Leading from the bottom: How Kiwi craft brewers are taking innovation to the world

New Zealand beers are rightfully being recognised as some of the world's best. That didn't happen by accident. 

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Food
Mar 5, 2020

Five takeaways from the entrepreneur tackling food waste on a massive scale

What on earth do you do with 27 tonnes of tuna or 40 tonnes of artificial sweetener that's surplus to requirements?

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Food
Feb 29, 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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Food
Feb 26, 2020

Why it’s time to break up with the disposable cup

Despite the rise and rise of reusable coffee cups, New Zealanders still throw away 295 million single-use cups every year.

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Food
Feb 21, 2020

Plant-based industry hits back at Shane Jones’s red meat tirade

The minister has attacked plant-based producers for 'demonising' traditional agriculture. They've got a message for him, too.

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Compost Collective
Feb 19, 2020

Why everyone can (and should) join the composting revolution

Are you a time-poor urban apartment-dweller who's put composting in the too-hard basket? Read on...

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Society
Feb 16, 2020

Southland braces for more wild weather as ex-tropical cyclone Uesi approaches

Ex-tropical cyclone Uesi is due to reach the west of the South Island this afternoon, bringing further pain to flood-hit Southland.

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Food
Feb 15, 2020

Auckland restaurants struggling as coronavirus fears keep diners away

The cancellation of this weekend's Lantern Festival isn't the only knock-on effect from the novel coronavirus outbreak to reach Auckland, with the city's Chinese restaurants reporting a decline in custom.

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