Don Rowe

Don Rowe (Ngāi Tahu) is a staff writer at The Spinoff. He was the 2015 Canon Media Awards student journalist of the year and the 2017 junior long form feature writer of the year. Email him on

New Zealand’s own Serial takes on the Bain slayings

Stuff today released Black Hands, their first podcast, in which leading David Bain authority and occasional terrible column writer Martin van Beynen draws on ten years of experience following the case. Don Rowe speaks to van Beynen about switching medium and the danger of journalists writing columns.