Alice Webb-Liddall

Alice Webb-Liddall (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Pikiao) is a staff writer at The Spinoff. Email her on alice@thespinoff.co.nz

Money
Apr 6, 2020

Beyond Netflix: Where to watch TV and movies without spending a cent

Libraries might be closed right now, but their free streaming portals are open 24/7.

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Money
Apr 1, 2020

The best things you can get for free online while the country's in lockdown

Some online brands have begun to make their products temporarily free to help with lockdown boredom, stress and... children.

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Society
Mar 28, 2020

Can you go fishing under NZ's level four lockdown? It's a hard no from the ocean safety experts

Is surfing allowed under lockdown rules? How about fishing? We asked the experts.

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Covid-19
Mar 26, 2020

What is a bubble and how does it work? The lockdown-buddies rules, explained

You must stay in your bubble for the next four weeks. But what does a bubble look like, and can it be stretched?

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Society
Mar 26, 2020

Guidelines say stay at home. But what about those who don’t have one?

We're being told to stay home and limit social interaction, but for hundreds of New Zealanders sleeping rough that's not possible.

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Society
Mar 19, 2020

Covid-19 and the Pacific: How the island nations hope to fend off the pandemic

The steps our neighbours are taking to fend off a calamitous outbreak.

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Money
Mar 18, 2020

A crash course in money, trading and why Covid-19 is smashing our economy

RNZ business editor Gyles Beckford explains why Covid-19 has had such a huge impact on the global economy and where we go from here.

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Business
Mar 11, 2020

I paid $60 for a Black Cap to give me a pep talk on Cameo

In the throes of a full-face rash, I paid two of the country's top sportspeople to send some positive vibes my way via video-sharing site Cameo.

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Media
Mar 5, 2020

Why young kids are obsessed with becoming online stars

Vlogging is increasingly popular with young people, but how achievable is it as a career and is it safe?

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Business
Feb 21, 2020

Jennifer Ward-Lealand on advocacy and the future of theatre in New Zealand

Jennifer Ward-Lealand's dedication to acting, directing and te ao Māori saw her named the 2020 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year.

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Science
Feb 20, 2020

Bad news: Humans are pumping out way more methane than we thought

The amount of methane created by humans could be up to 40% higher than thought. What does that mean for the fight against climate change? 

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Television
Feb 19, 2020

Review: I didn’t fully understand Netflix’s Horse Girl but I loved it all the same

Horse Girl is a nightmarish time-warped look into the mind of a mental illness sufferer.

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Ātea
Feb 13, 2020

There’s a NZ radio crisis that needs fighting for. It’s called iwi radio

The 21 iwi radio stations in New Zealand have been fighting for more funding for years, so where's their lifeline? 

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MAS
Feb 10, 2020

We need to talk about insuring our most important asset: our ability to earn

Alice Webb-Liddall learns about insuring her most essential asset – her ability to earn.

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Society
Feb 6, 2020

Is astrology cool now? Why young people are listening to the stars

It's Aquarius season, which means it's time to unpack why exactly young people are so into astrology all of a sudden.

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Ātea Otago
Feb 5, 2020

Ngā manu ō Aotearoa: the shared history of birds in our Polynesian legends

The birds of Polynesian legend are part of birth, death, and everything in between. Now, a PhD thesis from the University of Otago undertakes the first ever in-depth exploration into the manu of mythology.

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Television
Jan 24, 2020

How The Dead Lands hopes to change New Zealand television

The first two episodes of TVNZ's new action series The Dead Lands were released to a worldwide audience of millions last night.

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Society
Jan 21, 2020

A compelling NZ academic argument to end cannabis prohibition – from 1975

Later this year New Zealand will vote on whether to legalise cannabis, but it's far from a new idea.

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YouOwn
Jan 15, 2020

The age of co-ownership: A new way into the market for low-equity home buyers

Auckland's property market is increasingly hard to crack for first-home buyers, but co-ownership could be the answer.

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Podcasts
Jan 14, 2020

A guide to The Spinoff’s podcasts

The Spinoff promises there are only 11 podcasts currently worth listening to (please don't ask anyone else). Here they are. 

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Money
Jan 13, 2020

The houses you could buy for $700,000 around New Zealand and the world

What could we buy outside of Auckland, and around the world for the price of an average New Zealand home?

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Science
Jan 9, 2020

New Zealand broke temperature records in 2019. Let’s not do it again

Last year was the fourth hottest year on record for New Zealand, and scientists say it's only getting hotter.

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Science
Jan 8, 2020

It’s not a cherry and it can’t be popped: Exploding the hymen myth

Females have been told for years that the hymen is an integral part of sex, especially when it comes to 'losing your virginity'. That's all a lie.

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Media
Jan 6, 2020

Goodbye Court News, and thank you for the scoops

David and Anne Clarkson have been reporting on the antics of the Christchurch courthouse for 17 years. They retired in December, and leave behind a legacy of court reporting that will be hard to match.

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Television
Jan 5, 2020

The Casketeers on TV fame, eco burials and asparagus rolls

Season three of TVNZ's The Casketeers starts tonight, and Kaiora and Francis Tipene are back to show the reality of working with death.

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Decade in Review
Dec 21, 2019

Decade in review: The miracle revival of the Silver Ferns

How the Silver Ferns went from rock bottom to top of the world in the 2010s.

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