Alice Webb-Liddall

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

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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Money
Dec 19, 2019

Why KiwiSaver is still important in the age of lifelong renters

Many young millennials and Gen-Zers aren't worried about becoming homeowners, so why is it important that they're sticking with Kiwisaver?

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Business
Dec 18, 2019

How the new GST charges on overseas retailers will affect your online shopping

Changes to GST for overseas retailers came into effect on December 1. What do these changes mean for consumers, local businesses, and the online shopping market?

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NUMA
Dec 18, 2019

The early-intervention parenting project that’s worth its weight in gold

A landmark study has shown the true value of tikanga Māori-based early-intervention childcare using research from a parenting programme in West Auckland.

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Food
Dec 9, 2019

Cheat sheet: What’s the deal with kerbside food scraps collection?

Auckland Council recently announced a citywide food scrap collection scheme that will be kicking off in 2021, so what do we need to know?

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Trade Me Gift Guides
Dec 6, 2019

How to nail this year’s office Secret Santa

It's officially the festive season, and what does that mean? An office Secret Santa with a budget of $20 and you've picked your boss. Instead of settling for a bottle of average wine and a ribbon, follow our essential guide on what to get those unique workmates.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 29, 2019

How New Zealand could help save the world with environmental innovation

Clean tech could be a man-made solution to the man-made problem of climate change and Callaghan Innovation is leading the charge in New Zealand.

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Top of the List
Nov 26, 2019

Six great reasons to visit the Far North this summer

From golden beaches to lush kauri bush, a list of all you need to know before you explore Te Tai Tokerau this summer. 

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Food
Nov 24, 2019

Pulled pork grows on trees now?! Meet the vegan sensation jackfruit

A meatless pulled pork substitute called jackfruit is taking the vegan market by storm, but what is this mystery meaty plant?

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Ātea
Nov 19, 2019

Cheat Sheet: Auckland Council could be making plans to buy Ihumātao land

After months of silence on Ihumātao, the government is apparently considering a loan to Auckland Council to buy the occupied Fletcher-owned land.

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Society
Nov 18, 2019

Cheat sheet: Prince Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein, and that train wreck interview

The royal has spoken for the first time about his friendship with the late sex offender. What did he say to create such a media storm?

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Health Not Handcuffs
Nov 17, 2019

How cannabis legalisation will help balance justice’s racist scales

With the 2020 cannabis referendum fast approaching, New Zealanders have a unique opportunity to let the government know what they want from drug reform.

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Politics
Nov 12, 2019

Cheat sheet: What is going to happen to our education system?

The government's reform of 1989's Tomorrow's Schools legislation has been announced today, and it's promising changes for students, teachers, principals and boards.

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Science
Nov 8, 2019

More young people are taking antidepressants – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing

Rates of antidepressant medication dispensing are on the rise among young people. What can this tell us about NZ's prescribing habits and the demographics missing out?

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Politics
Nov 7, 2019

Huge changes to be made at Oranga Tamariki following review into child uplift process

A review into Oranga Tamariki has been released after an investigation into their child uplifting practices by Newsroom – here's what it said.

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Ātea Otago
Nov 7, 2019

Celebrating Te Huka Mātauraka, a home away from home for Dunedin’s Māori students

Te Huka Mātauraka, the University of Otago Māori Centre, celebrates its 30th birthday this year as a crucial part of life for the university's Māori students.

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Ātea
Nov 6, 2019

Signs, songs, stumps, symbols: A history of protest in Aotearoa in 350 objects

New book Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of Resistance, Persistence and Defiance explores our history of protest through objects symbolising the power and lasting legacy of activism in New Zealand.

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Business
Nov 4, 2019

How Kiwis are sending a $5 billion cheque to the Aussie banks every year

Huge numbers of Kiwi customers don't know who owns their bank, and it's contributing to a multi-billion dollar profit for Australian-owned banks in New Zealand every year.

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