Group Think

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

Politics
Dec 18, 2017

2018 in politics: What will be the crucial issues?

The three big areas for NZ and the world next year, according our first 15.

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Society
Mar 22, 2017

'In winter I sleep wearing a woollen hat and an extra hoody.' Your renting horror stories, vol. 2

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.

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Society
Mar 21, 2017

'The garden was a literal shit swamp': Your renting horror stories, vol. 1

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.

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Society
Mar 20, 2017

Introducing the great Spinoff group think of rental horror stories

To kick off Rent Week, The Spinoff writers and friends share some of the worst renting conditions they've had to live with.

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Gaming
Feb 17, 2017

The first ever Spinoff Internal Office Gaming Tournament: Snake

In the first edition of our intra-office gameplay championship, Spinoff staff each play a single round of Snake. Who will achieve high score?!

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Television
Feb 13, 2017

Key learnings from the first episode of The AM Show

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.

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Media
Feb 9, 2017

Welcome to the world, +HR=E: The Spinoff on the new TV3 logo

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.

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Music
Jan 31, 2017

Laneway review: Cheeseburgers, aching backs and goddamn brilliant music

The Spinoff tries to remember what happened at yesterday's Laneway festival.

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Television
Jan 11, 2017

Bachelors, bros and breakfast TV: Here’s the local telly we are excited about in 2017

We look bravely to the year ahead and pluck out the most promising bits of local television programming.

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Science
Dec 24, 2016

Summer reissue: How’s that ‘NZ a place talent wants to live’ thing going?

To launch our new science section this year we asked a dozen scientists and entrepreneurs how positive we can be that we’re progressing towards Sir Paul Callaghan's dream of a transformed New Zealand through the use of science and technology.

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Books
Dec 24, 2016

Summer reissue: Power ranking the new generation of New Zealand literature

Who are the most powerful figures in the new generation of New Zealand literature? The most innovative, the most awarded, the most industrious? A panel of young experts exchanged their views over Snapchat and things like that until they agreed on the top 10.

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Gaming
Dec 19, 2016

Adios to 2016: the good, bad and the sublime in gaming

2016: the year that was in gaming is reviewed into a nice wee gift list for Xmas

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Music
Dec 14, 2016

Best Music 2016: Top NZ music video directors choose their best videos of the year

The directors of videos for Lorde, Shihad, Ladi 6, Lawrence Arabia and more choose their favourite music vids of 2016.

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Gaming
Dec 8, 2016

Final Fantasy XV: two fans debrief their first week in Eos

Eugenia Woo and Matthew Codd discuss Final Fantasy XV: the good, the bad and the chocobo.

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Politics
Dec 5, 2016

Group Think: David Slack, Morgan Godfery, David Seymour, Annabelle Lee and more on John Key’s resignation

John Key resigns as prime minister: what does it all mean? A range of commentators from all points on the political spectrum weigh in.

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Books
Dec 2, 2016

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending December 2

Xmas is around the corner! By all means choose something from the weekly Unity Books best-seller chart at their stores in Auckland and Wellington.

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Television
Nov 23, 2016

‘We all got to know each other in the orgy’ – The Funny Girls team on their favourite sketches

With TV3's sketch show Funny Girls wrapped up for another year, we got the writing team to pick their favourite sketches from season two.

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Music
Nov 23, 2016

I can feel it when you breathe: SJD, Samuel Flynn Scott and Bill Manhire on Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen has died. Sean Donnelly, Samuel Flynn Scott and Bill Manhire reflect on his music and life.

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Books
Nov 22, 2016

Scoop: The 2017 Ockham national book awards longlist, as announced first and fastest by the Spinoff Review of Books

Yet another Spinoff Review of Books scoop: announcing the longlist of the 2017 Ockham national book awards. Does not include The Shops by Steve Braunias and Peter Black (pictured).

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Science
Nov 16, 2016

New Zealand as a place talent wants to live – Paul Callaghan’s vision, five years on

To launch our new science section we asked a range of scientists and entrepreneurs how positive we can be that we’re progressing towards Sir Paul Callaghan's dream of a transformed New Zealand through the use of science and technology.

Read on.

Music
Nov 16, 2016

The Chainsmokers: Abrasive man-children, fratboy assholes, makers of the best song of the year, or all of the above?

Elle Hunt leaks her Facebook chat with Joseph Moore and Ciaran O’Regan about the Chainsmokers, the world's favourite pop bros, and 'Closer', their globe-smashing hit.

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Books
Nov 11, 2016

Unity Books best-selling chart for the week ending November 11

The best-sellers at Unity Books in Wellington and Auckland for the week ended November 11.

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Television
Nov 11, 2016

The impossible choice: To watch America circle the toilet bowl, or Masterchef?

Free-to-air New Zealand television coverage of the US election night came down a choice between watching President-elect Donald Trump's acceptance speech on TV3 or competitive cooking show Masterchef on TVNZ …

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Politics
Nov 10, 2016

Group Think: Gareth Morgan, Neil Finn, David Seymour, Lucy Lawless and more on the U.S. election

We asked a range of clever and interesting people: What just happened? And what now?

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Politics
Nov 10, 2016

The Worst Idea of All Time hosts Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery on the worst election of all time

All day we're publishing responses from interesting and informed New Zealanders to two questions: What just happened? And what now? In this installment, comedians and podcast hosts Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery.

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Books
Nov 4, 2016

The weekly Unity Books best-seller chart: week ending November 4

The weekly best-seller chart at Unity stores in Auckland and Wellington, for the week just ended: November 4

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Books
Oct 31, 2016

Power ranking the new generation of New Zealand literature

Who are the most powerful figures in the new generation of New Zealand literature? The most innovative, the most awarded, the most industrious? A panel of young experts exchanged their views over Snapchat and things like that until they agreed on the top 10.

Read on.

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