Group Think

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

Money
May 20, 2021

Budget 2021: The great Spinoff hot-take roundtable

What do the experts think?

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Society
Apr 21, 2021

'All my dreams have come true': Doctors and experts react to the end of DHBs

The biggest change to the health system in a generation has just been announced. Here's what those on the frontlines think.

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Trade Me Jobs
Feb 17, 2021

The future of work: Insights from across Aotearoa

Experts on employment predict how Covid-19 will change the way we work and impact jobs in the future. 

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Business
Feb 7, 2021

The best commutes in New Zealand

A look at some of the unique and wonderful ways New Zealanders travel to work each day.

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Money
Jan 27, 2021

Ten tips to fertilise your finances in 2021

Taking control of your financial wellbeing can have cascading positive impacts for your life – and it can also be fun.

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Politics
Jan 11, 2021

NZ politics in 2021: The big issues on which the year will hinge

Our political sleuths nominate the issues that will loom large.

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Politics
Jan 1, 2021

12 wild predictions for the political year 2021 AD

Last year, there was a lot of swearing deployed to sum up the year. And then came 2020.

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Politics
Dec 21, 2020

Our experts pick 12 things to go in the Spinoff Aotearoa 2020 time capsule

Our experts nominate entries for our mechanism to literally encapsulate (and bury) the year 2020.

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Politics
Dec 18, 2020

Politics in 2020: How to describe the year in one sentence?

Last year, there was a lot of swearing deployed to sum up the year. And then came 2020.

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Politics
Dec 17, 2020

NZ politics in 2020: we pick the champs and the flops

A pantheon of politics watchers appraise the 12 months past and cast a gaze ahead at the year to come.

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FWD
Dec 9, 2020

Poppin’ off: The Spinoff’s guide to summer Champagne and sparkling wine

With crisp notes of family, the beach and Christmas, a bottle of bubbles is much more than just a drink, it’s a moment.

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Music
Nov 16, 2020

All hits, no gimmicks: The Spinoff reviews the Aotearoa Music Awards 2020

The erstwhile Vodafone Music Awards returned to Spark Arena last night with a new format – and a new Covid-inspired appreciation for the joys of live music. Here's what Spinoff's staffers thought.

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Vodafone
Oct 27, 2020

Covid-19 has changed New Zealand forever. The experts explain how: part two

Some of the smartest people in the country examine the effects of the pandemic on Aotearoa’s future in 400 words or fewer.

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Vodafone
Oct 20, 2020

Covid-19 has changed New Zealand forever. The experts explain how

Some of the smartest people in the country examine the effects of the pandemic on Aotearoa’s future, in 400 words or fewer.

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Politics
Oct 15, 2020

Final leaders debate: The verdicts

Two days out from the election, what did we learn from tonight's final leaders debate? Here's what our debate watchers thought. 

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Society
Oct 10, 2020

Three friends, three breast cancer diagnoses

When broadcaster Sarah Gandy received her breast cancer diagnosis, she turned to two people who knew better than anyone what she was going through: her good friends Rebecca Wadey and Delaney Tabron.

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Politics
Oct 6, 2020

Third leaders’ debate: The verdicts

Who came out on top in the online Press Leaders’ Debate tonight? Here are our debate watchers’ verdicts. 

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Politics
Sep 30, 2020

Leaders’ debate #2, election 2020: The verdicts

Who came out on top in the second leaders’ debate? Here are our debate watchers’ verdicts. 

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Politics
Sep 22, 2020

Leaders’ debate #1, election 2020: the verdicts

Who came out on top in tonight's leaders' debate? Here's what our panel of debate watchers reckoned.

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Business
Jun 10, 2020

What next for New Zealand? Six visions for a post-Covid country

Visionweek is a web summit aiming to stimulate a conversation about the future of New Zealand as we emerge from the Covid-19 crisis. We asked participants to give us their big ideas to transform the country.

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Politics
May 14, 2020

Budget 2020: The great Spinoff hot-take roundtable

Today's budget was heralded as potentially the most momentous in a generation. So what did the experts think?

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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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