Group Think

Multiple Spinoff contributors coming together to collaboratively author a post, video or podcast.

Money
Jan 30, 2020

Need to get your money sorted? Try these apps

Managing your money isn't all about Excel sheets and financial diaries.

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Politics
Jan 6, 2020

NZ politics in 2020: The big issues on which this year's election will hinge

Our political sleuths nominate the issues that could make the difference in this year's general election.

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Politics
Jan 1, 2020

12 wild predictions for the political year 2020 AD

Our gallant politics-watchers plunge headlong into the crystal ball.

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Politics
Dec 19, 2019

Politics in 2019: How to describe the year in one sentence?

We asked our punditry pantheon: Give us 2019 in a sentence.

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Politics
Dec 18, 2019

New Zealand politics in 2019: we pick the champs and the flops

Who smashed the year in politics, and who trashed it?

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Television
Oct 25, 2019

10 great things to binge this long weekend

How on earth do you fill three days without work? Clearly, by bingeing content you don't have time for on a normal weekend.

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Media
Oct 25, 2019

Review: The Spinoff’s verdict on Taika Waititi’s new movie, Jojo Rabbit

The latest film by New Zealand's celebrity director Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit, is released in cinemas today. Here are our thoughts.

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NZ on Screen
Sep 20, 2019

Behind the scenes of Funny As: New Zealand comedians on how they do it

When comedy documentary Funny As was made, a lot of interviews got left on the cutting room floor which NZ On Screen quickly picked up. Here are some of our favourites.

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NEON
Aug 15, 2019

The Spinoff’s perfect episodes of television

Our writers celebrate the very best episode of their favourite TV shows on NEON. Don't @ us, our decisions are final. 

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Media
Apr 30, 2019

Group think: Do we all need to calm the fuck down about spoilers?

In the wake of Avengers: Endgame and that huge Game of Thrones episode, everyone is up in arms about spoilers. But are they really such a big deal?

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Politics
Apr 28, 2019

A plan for New Zealand: What our comedians would do if they were president

Ukraine has elected as its president a comedian with no political experience and not many policies. So what would our comedians do if elected to be the President of New Zealand?

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Settled
Mar 4, 2019

Tips for buying your first home, from Spinoff staff who’ve been there

Buying your first home is confusing, stressful, and a huge financial decision – and nobody knows that better than those who have actually done it.

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Business
Feb 21, 2019

Five commentators weigh in on the Tax Working Group’s recommendations

New environmental taxes get the thumbs up, but commentators are as divided as ever on the issue of a capital gains tax. 

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DB Export
Feb 14, 2019

Celebrating the greatest Kiwi pop culture love stories

To celebrate Valentine’s Day and the launch of DB Export's new campaign, The Spinoff pays tribute to New Zealand’s most famous love stories.

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Music
Feb 6, 2019

So Pop took us to 90s church last night

Last night The Spinoff sent a specialist squad of millennials to the 90s nostalgia fest So Pop. This is their story. 

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Politics
Jan 3, 2019

2019 in politics: 16 wild political predictions

Our experts think outside the proverbial box and serve up one leftfield prediction for the year to come in politics

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Politics
Jan 1, 2019

2019 in politics: What will the big issues be?

Our experts cast their minds ahead to the sweeping politiscapes of 2019.

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Science
Dec 29, 2018

From climate delusion to Taylor Swift to Rocket Lab: NZ scientists’ 2018 revelations

We asked a bunch of smart people in NZ science and technology to tell us their revelation of 2018, whether in the field of science or otherwise

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Politics
Dec 21, 2018

2018 in politics: The year in a sentence

Continuing our review of the year in politics, our firmament of experts offer the definitive summary of 2018 in just one sentence. For more of the political year in review –and …

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Politics
Dec 20, 2018

2018 in politics: who were the champs and the flops?

To kick off our review of the year in politics, we asked our experts to pick the best and worst performers.

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Society
Dec 4, 2018

Four different perspectives on reproductive rights

Ahead of Wednesday's March for Reproductive Rights in Wellington, four people weigh in on why they’ll be supporting the march.

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Politics
Oct 29, 2018

Reeferendum: what should the question on cannabis legalisation be?

Some time before the end of the government's first term, the public will be asked to vote on whether or not New Zealand should legalise the personal use of cannabis. But how exactly should that question be phrased? We went to the experts to find out.

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Science
Oct 8, 2018

Today marks the end of magical thinking on climate change

Bronwyn Hayward, Jim Salinger, James Renwick and other experts respond to a critical report from the International Panel on Climate Change  The IPCC’s latest special report, Global Warming of 1.5C, has …

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Society
Aug 7, 2018

Don Brash made a martyr? On the Massey University ban decision

The former National leader and Hobson’s Pledge advocate has become a fresh lightning rod in the debate around free speech and ‘deplatforming’

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WOAP 2018
Jun 20, 2018

How to throw a party right: an expert guide

Wellington's party experts share their tips on how to nail your next gig. 

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Business
Jun 8, 2018

In praise of bricks and mortar: The Spinoff picks their favourite stores

Online shopping is great, but sometimes you just can't beat a good old trip to your favourite local.

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