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
May 3, 2021

Meet the woman opening the doors to the boys' club of finance and investing

Victoria Harris started The Curve to empower women to make the most of their money.

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Society
Apr 21, 2021
Author pulls a thumbs up in front of an emu. An illustration of a koala holding a pencil and flying an "Australia Week" flag is in the foreground.

How to visit Australia without leaving the country

This week the trans-Tasman bubble is finally open, but if airfares aren't in your budget here's how to do a tour of Australia, New Zealand.

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Vodafone Free Range
Mar 26, 2021

Home Screen: Balancing work, parenting and socialising on a smart phone

Why you shouldn’t feel bad about your social media use.

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Nando's
Mar 24, 2021

How one chicken chain is embracing the plant-based revolution

Nando's new offering proves that plant-based options aren't an afterthought anymore.

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Ātea Otago
Mar 18, 2021

Finding whakapapa: The generational trauma of closed Māori adoptions

Dr Erica Newman has been awarded $300,000 to study the generational effects of closed adoptions of Māori children to Pākehā families. 

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Business
Mar 17, 2021

One year on: The St Patrick’s Day and Bluff wedding clusters

The St Patrick's Day cluster and the Bluff wedding cluster both began one year ago this month.

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Television
Mar 15, 2021

Review: The Tender Trap is a warning against finding love in strange places

Ten years on from the incident that landed Sharon Armstrong in an Argentinian prison, The Tender Trap tells the story of her romance scam.

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Ātea Otago
Mar 11, 2021

Welcome home: How first year Māori students find a place at the University of Otago

To open the year at the University of Otago, hundreds of first year Māori students and their families gathered at Ōtākou marae to be welcomed onto the whenua of Ngāi Tahu.

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Food
Mar 5, 2021
Vodafone Free Range
Feb 15, 2021

Home Screen: How to make your phone a tool, not a distraction

The Spinoff asks Vodafone NZ's head of platforms Sharina Nisha how she makes her phone work for her, and the apps she considers crucial.

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Food
Jan 24, 2021

In praise of bananas, the greatest fruit of them all

Bananas are undeniably the best fruit in the world.

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Sports
Jan 22, 2021

The two-minute guide to being an expert on the America’s Cup

New to sailing? With the Prada Cup resuming this weekend, here's how to bluff your way into sounding like a pro. 

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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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