Workmate against workmate, block on block, the Spinoff office will never be the same.
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.
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.
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.
The directors of videos for Lorde, Shihad, Ladi 6, Lawrence Arabia and more choose their favourite music vids of 2016.
John Key resigns as prime minister: what does it all mean? A range of commentators from all points on the political spectrum weigh in.
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.
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.
Leonard Cohen has died. Sean Donnelly, Samuel Flynn Scott and Bill Manhire reflect on his music and life.
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).