Alice Webb-Liddall

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

Sports
Jul 12, 2019

What you need to know about NZ's chances at the Netball World Cup

Alice Webb-Liddall previews the 2019 Netball World Cup competition before the Silver Ferns' first game.

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Politics
Jul 12, 2019

Who is Meng Foon? Introducing the new race relations commissioner

Over a year after the office was vacated after a sexual harassment scandal, there is a new appointment.

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Television
Jul 9, 2019

Rats, Russians and a repulsive sludge monster: Stranger Things 3, reviewed

Alice Webb-Liddall binged the third season of Stranger Things on Monday night, and still sobbing from the finale, reviewed the laughter, violence, and heartbreaking sadness.

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Ātea Otago
Jul 9, 2019

Maya meet Māori: the indigenous people learning from each other in Aotearoa

Four Mayan academics visited New Zealand to share their experiences of colonisation and spoke to The Spinoff about what indigenous people can learn from their shared experiences. 

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Food
Jul 5, 2019

Ranking dairy-free chocolate milks from dirtiest to creamiest

Alice Webb-Liddall ranks dairy free chocolate milks, because we deserve a good drop of cool cocoa without the animal element.

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Business
Jun 25, 2019

How to invest ethically in KiwiSaver and why you absolutely should

Weaponry, fossil fuels and gambling services are all being invested in from some of the most popular KiwiSaver funds, and a new charity tool is making it one step easier to change what you're investing in.

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Ātea
Jun 23, 2019

‘Art belongs to us’: Behind the scenes at Ōtāhuhu’s first-ever art gallery

Earlier this month Vunilagi Vou opened in Ōtāhuhu, the first art gallery the south Auckland suburb has ever had.

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In My Backyard
Jun 21, 2019

How a suburb gets made: The history of Mt Albert in 10 moments

We're on the record praising the virtues of Mt Albert, but how did it get to where it is today?

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Business
Jun 12, 2019

Costco is coming to Auckland and bulk-buying will never be the same

New Zealanders love a bargain, and Costco, the world's second-largest retailer promises to deliver better bargains than even the red shed can offer, so what's the catch?

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Society
Jun 12, 2019

Three months since Christchurch, New Zealand’s efforts have slipped

Three months on from the terror attacks in Christchurch, a trans-tasman conference is being held to discuss the cultures that breed racism and extremism in Australasia.

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Women's Health Action
Jun 12, 2019

A brief history of women removing all their body hair

Millions of women spend hours a day shaving, trimming, plucking, waxing and lasering their hair to maintain a certain ‘acceptable’ level of body hair. But why and where did the pressure come from?

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Ātea
Jun 7, 2019

Kura Forrester on winning the Billy T, being Māori, and having sex with an All Black

Kura Forrester recently won the Billy T award for her show at the Comedy Festival. Despite the award being named after a Māori comedian, she's the first Māori to win it since 2004.

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Society
Jun 4, 2019

I attended Chromacon and all I got were these amazing portraits

Alice Webb-Liddall went to Chromacon this weekend to browse the art and check out some of New Zealand's hottest portrait talent.

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Ātea
Jun 1, 2019

‘We’ve been here 800 years. We’ll be here 800 more’: A day at Ihumātao

The fight to save Ihumātao has been going on for years, and with the arrival of Fletcher diggers imminent, the kaitiaki are staying true to their passive, positive protest approach.

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Society
May 26, 2019

YES YES YES uses theatre as a tool for educating teens about consent

A play teaching teens about consent and sexual harassment opens as a part of Auckland Live in June. Its co-creator talks about why the show was neccessary.

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Music
May 22, 2019

Creatives are struggling to make a living, and it’s hurting our creative industries

Creative professionals struggle to make a living in New Zealand, according to research by Creative New Zealand and NZ On Air. Is it hurting the potential for talent that the country can offer?

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Politics
May 21, 2019

Report finds bullying and sexual harassment rife in parliament

A report into bullying and harassment has exposed allegations of sexual assault and huge problems with parliament’s culture and reporting systems.

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Politics
May 16, 2019

Everything you need to know about the report into beneficiary fraud investigations

A report into the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) revealed that the means of investigating benefit fraud, in particular, the relationship statuses of beneficiaries, infringed on their right to privacy.

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Ātea
May 2, 2019

Merata Mita: the godmother of indigenous film

Nine years after Māori filmmaker Merata Mita's death, her son Hepi Mita has made a documentary about the immense legacy she left behind.

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Ātea
May 1, 2019

University of Auckland racism hui highlights huge problems

A hui at the University of Auckland today revealed the tip of the iceberg of the institute’s problem with racism and discrimination.

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Business
Apr 30, 2019

How one small business absorbed the minimum wage increase, and you can too

The recent minimum wage rise took a toll on some small businesses, particularly in sectors such as hospitality and retail, which rely on minimum wage workers.

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Ātea
Apr 23, 2019

The Māori ward project is failing, and it’s hurting New Zealand democracy

Traditional local council structures are shutting out indigenous voices. Māori wards were supposed to be the answer – so why are so few being created?

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Ātea
Apr 10, 2019

Ballet documentary The Heart Dances is a lesson in cross-cultural understanding

Documentary The Heart Dances is about the process of a European choreographer recreating The Piano as a ballet, but its real story lies in the exploration of what can happen when Māori culture meets European art.

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Politics
Apr 2, 2019

How startups are leading the business community’s response to climate change

When 60 CEOs signed up to the Climate Leaders Coalition in July 2018 CEOs much was made of the presence of the big players. But a number of nimble smaller companies are leading from the back.

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This is 42
Oct 4, 2018

‘Most boys don’t rape and murder’: Christina Hoff Sommers and her unique brand of feminism

Controversial American academic and writer Christina Hoff Sommers is coming to New Zealand in 2019 for #FEMINIST, a talk with Roxane Gay about 21st century feminism.

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Business
Sep 25, 2018

The Kiwi business making activewear for new mums around the world

After giving birth, Niki Clarke discovered there was nothing for her to wear to the gym to accommodate her changed body and desire to breastfeed. So she decided to do something about it.

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