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 10, 2021

I got kiss cam'd at Eden Park and it was truly horrible

Can we please stick to T-shirt cannons and on-field tug-of-war instead of watching strangers smooch?

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Society
Jan 9, 2021

Ranking the strongest ladies in New Zealand – our tunnel boring machines

The Spinoff ranks the most boring thing of them all: borers.

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Business
Jan 8, 2021

Esther Ng is 24, wildly successful and couldn’t care less about NZ fashion

Her clothing has been seen on celebrities like Ariana Grande and Kylie Jenner, she has over 150,000 Instagram followers and she's currently working from her bedroom.

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Money
Jan 6, 2021

How to op shop – the beginner’s guide to finding a bargain gem

The art of op shopping is one that a lot of people have trouble with, but it doesn't have to be so hard.

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Society
Dec 15, 2020

A brief history of the world in six time capsules

Burying things under the ground has been a human tradition for thousands of years, but when did 'time capsules' begin?

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Society
Dec 9, 2020

What is a simp? The best of 2020 Google search trends

What were New Zealanders asking their search engines in 2020?

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Money
Dec 7, 2020

Why medicinal cannabis suffered after the October cannabis referendum

Medicinal cannabis stocks took a dive in the aftermath of the cannabis referendum – here's why.

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Ātea
Nov 27, 2020

These rangatahi Māori animation grads are ready to tell their own stories

The first class from the Māoriland MATCH programme are set to graduate today, injecting a fresh cohort of Māori voices into creative tech.

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Ātea Otago
Nov 25, 2020

Language, and more: The challenges for kura Māori students arriving at university

Raiha Cook had visited the University of Otago before she left home to study there, but she wasn't ready for the culture shock of her first year.

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Ātea
Nov 22, 2020

Meet Marama Davidson’s secondhand stylists

Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson stood proudly before her supporters on election night in a secondhand suit.

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Society
Nov 19, 2020

The rabbit house of Mt Eden: Auckland neighbours at war over bunny herds

A suburban Auckland property home to hundreds of rabbits is causing a stir with neighbours.

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Silo Theatre
Nov 12, 2020

How theatre can change the conversation around depression and suicide

Every Brilliant Thing encourages thoughtful discussion of depression and suicide in a year when people's mental health has been put under heavy pressure. 

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Science
Nov 10, 2020

New Covid-19 vaccine could protect up to 90% of people from the virus

A Covid-19 vaccine is showing promising signs in trials, and world leaders are excited.

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Ātea
Nov 4, 2020

New research into rheumatic fever hopes to stamp out the preventable illness in NZ

New Zealand is one of the only developed countries still battling rheumatic fever, and new research funding hopes to change that.

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Ātea
Nov 3, 2020

The website helping Māori access crucial data about their own communities

A new website makes it easier for iwi groups, trusts and Māori communities to access the statistics that impact their lives.

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Media
Nov 2, 2020

Delete your account: How giving up social media made my life better

After receiving a damning screen-time report, Alice Webb-Liddall gave up on social media for two weeks.

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Business
Oct 28, 2020

The New Zealand designer behind Rihanna’s lingerie has gone solo

Chloé Julian's been giving women support for years under lingerie brands like Stella McCartney and Agent Provocateur – now she's gone solo.

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Society
Oct 27, 2020

Ranking the strongest ladies in New Zealand – our tunnel boring machines

The Spinoff ranks the most boring thing of them all: borers.

Read on.

Music
Oct 21, 2020

Meet the duo behind some of The Beths’ coolest music videos

After a lockdown spent creating stop motion music videos in their laundry, Sports Team is now nominated for an Aotearoa Music Artisan award.

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Food
Oct 16, 2020

How to make the perfect election night party spread

The best party foods to help you throw an election night shindig, whatever your politics.

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Ātea Otago
Oct 15, 2020

Systemic barriers are keeping Māori with eating disorders from treatment

Systemic gaps in the health system mean it’s much harder for Māori with eating disorders to access support.

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HOTC
Oct 7, 2020

Queen Street: the heart and the backbone of Auckland

Walk from Karangahape Road to the waterfront and Queen Street will give you a view into the soul of Auckland. Alice Webb-Liddall explored the street's history and how it has shaped the city.

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Politics
Oct 5, 2020

Election 2020: The early education and schools policies in two minutes

Our very quick guide to the education policies on offer this election.

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The Arts Foundation
Oct 1, 2020

Meet the outstanding 2020 Arts Foundation laureates

The 2020 Arts Foundation Laureates have been selected, awarding seven outstanding New Zealand artists.

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Kupu
Sep 30, 2020

‘I’m part of the movement’: Finding place and connection through te reo Māori

Two years ago, Haider Khan started his te reo Māori journey. Since then, he says, a new world has opened up for him.

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Business
Sep 20, 2020

Esther Ng is 24, wildly successful and couldn’t care less about NZ fashion

Her clothing has been seen on celebrities like Ariana Grande and Kylie Jenner, she has over 150,000 Instagram followers and she's currently working from her bedroom.

Read on.

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