Chris Schulz

Chris Schulz is The Spinoff's features editor.

Business
Sep 25, 2021

Dodgy tickets, huge mark-ups – what is Viagogo really up to?

Offshore touts are trying to flog off expensive tickets to concerts all over NZ. And sometimes those tickets may not even exist.

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Television
Sep 23, 2021

Who the hell comes up with Celebrity Treasure Island's challenges?

Back in the Coc-kroft days, it was running around on a beach. Now, it’s towers, mazes, blindfolds and giant slingshots.

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Society
Sep 21, 2021
ESR

A hectic day in the life of a wastewater tester

With an increased demand for wastewater testing in order to monitor the spread of Covid-19, ESR scientists are feeling the pressure.

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Music
Sep 17, 2021

How The Beths made lockdown movie magic

No one can go to a big gig right now, but a 2020 concert by The Beths has become the lockdown movie experience the country needs. How'd that happen?

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Food
Sep 17, 2021

Auckland has sold out of doughnuts

Stuck in level four, Aucklanders are smashing deep-fried dough balls into their faces like never before.

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Society
Sep 14, 2021

Lockdown made me do it: How one man’s brutal bike challenge went viral

It’s only 1000 metres – but this cycling challenge is harder than it seems.

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Business
Sep 10, 2021

A fried chicken king spills his secrets

Can you perfect Peach's Hot Chicken's secret recipe at home?

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Business
Sep 9, 2021

Who launches a new music festival in lockdown? This guy

Delta, alert levels and MIQ stand between Hamish Pinkham and his big new summer festival plans.

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Television
Sep 7, 2021

Is Lance Savali New Zealand’s coolest celebrity?

He's danced for Rihanna and Beyonce, and DJs at major music festivals. Now Lance Savali is set to be Celebrity Treasure Island's breakout star.

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Business
Sep 4, 2021

The St James is running out of time

The owner of Auckland’s mothballed venue says he may have to pull the plug - this time for good. 

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Society
Sep 3, 2021

Life inside a locked-down Auckland Zoo

Orangutans are FaceTiming, meerkats are eating their breakfast mice and macaws are performing to crowds of zero.

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Food
Aug 31, 2021

You’re making your lockdown coffee all wrong

Craving a flat white? You’re not alone, but one barista says your crappy lockdown coffees can be improved.

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Television
Aug 28, 2021

Inside What Now’s chaotic, joyous live lockdown episode

A Christchurch crew confronted a logistical nightmare to create two hours of live TV for children during a level four lockdown. How?

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Television
Aug 27, 2021

How Covid-19 left Laura Tupou hosting The Project alone

'Oh my gosh. What the heck? I don't know how I'm going to do this by myself.'

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Society
Aug 26, 2021

Every crap board game in my cupboard, reviewed

A life-long board game hater braves his over-stuffed games cupboard in an attempt to bond with his family during lockdown. It doesn't go well.

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Television
Aug 21, 2021

Meet David Correos, the Taskmaster NZ contestant who snapped

An incendiary freestyle rap battle on Taskmaster NZ has helped thrust David Correos towards the mainstream, a place he never thought he'd be.

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Music
Aug 20, 2021

This is not the Lorde album anyone was expecting: Solar Power, reviewed

In a world full of pop facsimiles, Lorde has emerged older, wiser, more confident and entirely carefree.

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Aug 11, 2021
Television
Aug 10, 2021

Why won’t America let us watch Taika Waititi’s new show?

We gave them Wellington Paranormal, but, when it comes to Taika Waititi’s latest TV series, America is holding out on us.

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Society
Aug 3, 2021

It’s time to put car yard sexism in the rearview mirror

We wanted a new car. What we got was a serving of sexism straight from the 1970s.

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Television
Jul 27, 2021

What’s it like reporting from ‘an Olympics like no other’?

New Zealand journalists based in Tokyo say covering this year's extraordinary Olympics is "fun, strange, uncertain and exciting."

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Music
Jul 20, 2021

When rock stars meet New Zealand’s media

Traditional press conferences can be ultra-boring time-wasters for everyone involved. But when musos front up, all bets are off.

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Television
Jul 13, 2021

America is freaking out about Wellington Paranormal

American TV critics are struggling to understand the gentle Kiwi-ness of Wellington Paranormal.

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Television
Jul 12, 2021

Yes, Marlon Williams is in Sweet Tooth

We'd recognise that mullet anywhere.

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Money
Jul 1, 2021

Reminder: Friends don’t let friends buy Lorde concert tickets from Viagogo

Trying to nab tickets for Lorde's New Zealand tour? It pays to watch where you're buying your tickets from, says Chris Schulz.

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Music
Jun 24, 2021

Goodbye and good riddance to Auckland’s worst live music venue

Why we shouldn't mourn the loss of the Logan Campbell Centre.

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