Alice Webb-Liddall

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

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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Ātea Otago
Sep 11, 2019

Corrections' plan to use te ao Māori to reduce Māori incarceration rates

Hōkai Rangi is a recently-released strategy aiming to drastically lower the ratio of Māori in prison in New Zealand, using Māori strategy to do so.

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Television
Sep 7, 2019

The creators of PEN15 on making comedy out of being a 12-year-old reject

With American comedy PEN15 landing on Neon today, Alice Webb-Liddall chats with its creators and stars about uncovering all the shameful secrets pre-teen girls thought they got away with.

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Ātea
Aug 31, 2019

Meet Unco designer Nash Karaitiana: the man bringing bootleg to Fashion Week

Award-winning designer Nash Karaitiana just had his first show at NZFW. Alice Webb-Liddall caught up with him about his unique brand Unco, and his journey to Fashion Week.

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Local Elections
Aug 30, 2019

Race Briefing: Gisborne, aka the ‘farewell mayor Meng Foon’ election

Over the course of the local elections period, The Spinoff is running primers on some of the most interesting races around the country. Today, we look at the Gisborne District Council election.

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Television
Aug 28, 2019

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #95: An actual Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak!

The Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak has just been released in toy stores worldwide. Alice Webb-Liddall got the chance to try one out.

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Local Elections
Aug 26, 2019

Meng Foon on 18 years as Gisborne mayor, and a new life in race relations

Meng Foon has been a fixture in Gisborne local government for more than two decades. Today he starts a new role, as race relations commissioner.

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Ātea
Aug 11, 2019

The man hijacking the Cook commemorations to tell the story of Polynesian exploration

On the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook landing in Aotearoa, Ian Taylor is vowing to tell the story of those who came before Cook.

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Ātea
Aug 6, 2019

Protectors condemn ‘intimidating’ increased police presence at Ihumātao

Tensions at the Ihumātao occupation in Māngere, south Auckland escalated last night after a dramatic increase in police numbers.

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Ātea
Aug 2, 2019

Five wāhine Māori protestors (who other Māori thought were a pain in the ass)

From the suffrage movement in the late 1800s to the fight for Ihumātao today - here are five wāhine Māori leaders who faced large criticism, but left larger legacies

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Science
Jul 26, 2019

The camp where young Māori and Pasifika explore the wonders of science

DiscoveryCamp gives Māori and Pacific high school students the chance to experience science at a tertiary level. Alice Webb-Liddall asks why it's important to get these young people interested.

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NW Careers
Jul 24, 2019

Tech is taking over retail, which is why investing in humans is crucial

At the same time as supermarkets adapt to increasing demands for online shopping, some supermarkets are investing in the development of their people.

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Business
Jul 23, 2019

How to grab a piece of the new $300m fund for your small business

The 2019 budget put aside $300m for venture capital for small to medium-sized startups. There’s hope it will allow businesses to grow locally and stay in New Zealand for longer.

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Sports
Jul 22, 2019

Thoughts on the Netball World Cup win, from a player who’s been there before

In 2003 the Silver Ferns won the Netball World Cup after a 16-year winning streak by the Australian Diamonds. In 2019, they've just done exactly the same thing.

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Society
Jul 22, 2019

A shower, a load of washing and a chat: the simple service with a big reach

Over 20,000 Aucklanders don't have access to regular showers or the ability to wash their clothing. Alice Webb-Liddall tags along on a shift with Orange Sky, who are giving homeless people back these basic needs.

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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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Womens 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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