As a nation awaits NZ First leader Winston Peters' decision on which major party to support in government, we asked a gang of political experts and insiders for their predictions.
Everyone is talking about which party leader 'won' the first major leaders' debate, but nobody is asking which debate 'won'. Until now.
Bill English and Jacinda Ardern met this evening in their second big campaign set-piece, this time with Patrick Gower moderating. How did they fare?
Who won – Jacinda? Bill? A surprisingly competent Mike? A range of commentators from The Spinoff and all points on the political spectrum weigh in. Duncan Greive: Mike Hosking is still â€¦
One of the world's most celebrated comedians, Jerry Seinfeld is performing one show only in Auckland this month. The Spinoff writers celebrate their favourite Seinfeld episodes before the live event.
It's been 10 years since Bret and Jemaine first appeared on the small screen in their HBO series Flight of the Conchords. By way of celebration, The Spinoff writers enter â€¦
In this completely unbiased search, we asked New Zealand webseries makers to pick their favourite episodes and tell us the stories behind them.
To finally get to our dream jobs at The Spinoff, our staff have been through some pretty terrible employment. From flagrant sexism to gagging on fur balls from beard clippings, we've been exploited and used by our former employers.
We asked Spinoff writers, contributors and pals to share their very favourite Shortland Street moments from 25 rich years of soapy drama.
Every comedian has at least one horror story. We asked some our favourite funny people for their festival nightmares, and we got back stories ranging from lost luggage to accidental hypnotisation.
Our regular round-up of new songs and singles, this week featuring Chelsea Jade, Harry Styles, Kamasi Washington, and Mermaidens.
Memories and accolades from Michele A’Court, Kim Hill, Oscar Kightley, Guy Williams and more One of the sharpest wits this country ever produced has died at the age of 68. John Clarke, originally â€¦
There is no greater torture than seeing a delicious meal in your favourite TV show and knowing you will never be able to eat it. Here are some that we wish we could try.
Ever wanted to try out comedy? Ever wanted to be scared off doing comedy forever? We asked a few comedians for their tips on doing stand-up comedy for the first time. "Don't â€¦
On Monday we asked for your renting stories, good and bad, and the response so far has been overwhelming. To mark the end of Rent Week, we present the third and final installment (for now)
John Key has left the building, but not before delivering one final address. How did he go? Our experts offer their assessment of the last parliamentary appearance by the man who was New Zealand prime minister from 2008 to 2016.
On Monday we asked for your renting stories, good and bad, and the response so far has been overwhelming. This is the second installment, with more to come throughout Rent Week.
Yesterday we asked for your stories, good and bad, about the experience of renting a home in New Zealand, and the response was huge. This is first installment, with more to come throughout Rent Week.
In the first edition of our intra-office gameplay championship, Spinoff staff each play a single round of Snake. Who will achieve high score?!
The Spinoff watched and listened to the first episode of The AM Show, Three's new offering to the multi-platform breakfast news buffet. Here's what we reckon.
So farewell then, TV3. New Zealand's third channel is now the 100% numeral-free Three, complete with a new visual identity that attempts the rare feat of being both "vibrant, playful and inspiring" and wholly mathematics themed. Spinoff writers Madeleine Chapman, José Barbosa and Calum Henderson weigh in on the changes.