Joseph Harper

Joseph Harper is a playwright based in Auckland.

Television
Jul 6, 2017

Was New Zealand's first ever season of Survivor good or bad?

Our regular Survivor columnist Joseph Harper wraps up the season that was and the emotional finale, and looks to the future with high hopes.

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Television
Jul 5, 2017

Survivor NZ Power Rankings, Week Nine – And then there were three...

Superfan Joseph Harper tackles the last week of Survivor NZ, and makes his predictions for the big finale.

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Television
Jun 27, 2017

Survivor NZ Power Rankings, Week Eight – Have we already got our winner?

Superfan Joseph Harper tackles the eighth week of Survivor NZ, including the regeneration of the viral cop and Barb's Soprano-style reign.

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Television
Jun 20, 2017

Survivor NZ Power Rankings, Week Seven – Jak finally hits rock bottom

Superfan Joseph Harper tackles the seventh week of Survivor NZ, including Nate's totally normal axe collection and Barb's skampi feast.

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Television
Jun 13, 2017

Survivor NZ Power Rankings, Week Six – Queen Barb’s reign of terror

Superfan Joseph Harper tackles the sixth week of Survivor NZ, including artistic pizza and some subversive beachwear.

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Television
Jun 6, 2017

Survivor Power Rankings, Week Five – The chips are down for Mike

Superfan Joseph Harper tackles the fourth week of Survivor NZ, including Barb's third death and a French fry feast.

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Television
May 30, 2017

Survivor NZ Power Rankings, Week Four – Shay is fed up with the dude brigade

Superfan Joseph Harper tackles the fourth week of Survivor NZ, including Jak the joker and Avi's gladeyes.

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Television
May 23, 2017

Survivor Power Rankings – Barb becomes the leader of the Teabag Mafia

Superfan Joseph Harper tackles the second week of Survivor NZ, including pelican eating, Lou's evacuation and Barb's cuppa.

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Television
May 16, 2017

Survivor Power Rankings – One eye roll to rule them all

Superfan Joseph Harper tackles the second week of Survivor NZ, including charcoal teeth, eye rolls and Sala's new Mallowpuff range.

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Television
May 9, 2017

Survivor NZ Power Rankings – Never forget about the price tag

Superfan Joseph Harper tackles the first week of Survivor NZ, including a dead Barb, a rogue price tag and the worst papaya ever.

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Television
May 5, 2017

Who will outwit, outplay and outlast in Survivor NZ? A superfan predicts

Survivor superfan Joseph Harper shares some well-informed* predictions for the coming season of TVNZ 2's Survivor New Zealand.

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Gaming
Feb 22, 2017

Pokémon Go: why now is the best time to load up your poké balls

Pokémon Go just got a massive update and Joseph Harper reckons it's saved the game

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Gaming
Jan 8, 2017

Summer reissue: That time we said Pokémon GO was crap

Right when the Pokémon Go orgy was at its height, Joseph Harper filed this review. It was to become one of our most controversial gaming posts ever as Joseph found …

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Politics
Dec 6, 2016

The Spinoff’s heartfelt video tribute to John Key, the 38th PM of New Zealand

Dry your tears, Joseph Harper's healing tribute to John Key is here.

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Gaming
Nov 25, 2016

Planet Pokémon: Gamefreak reaches for the stars with Pokémon Sun and Moon

Not content to close out 2016 relaxing in their billowing piles of Pokémon Go cash, Gamefreak have just released two new Nintendo handheld rpgs, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Joseph Harper took them for a spin.

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Gaming
Sep 12, 2016

Exclusive: a cat reviews a video game for cats

Joseph Harper shirks his duty and lets his cat Zelda review a game instead. The cat was not impressed.

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Media
Sep 8, 2016

The greatest 48Hours films of all time

With HP48Hours registrations about to close, Joseph Harper presents the greatest entries that ever were.

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Gaming
Sep 5, 2016

This Week I Played: Twilight Princess HD

An old Zelda game gets its chin wiped clean. What says Joseph Harper?

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Media
Aug 31, 2016

48Hours: the weirdest and most brutalising film competition in the world returns

Everything you need to know about this year's 48 Hour Furious Filmmaking Challenge – including the debut of 48 Minutes, an even more wild micro-version of the competition.

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Gaming
Aug 20, 2016

This week I played: International Track and Field 2000

It might be a video game, but Joseph Harper reckons your thumbs will need Deep Heat

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Gaming
Aug 12, 2016

This week I played: that other Pokémon game, Pokken Tournament

Joseph Harper plays Pokken Tournament, the definitive Pokémon title for gamers who prefer dog fights to collecting stamps.

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Gaming
Aug 5, 2016

This Week I Played: Hyper Light Drifter

Our own thumb jockey Joseph Harper has a good old whack on a major tribute to old RGPs. He's bloody into it. Last week the ‘indie smash’, Hyper Light Drifter was …

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Television
Aug 3, 2016

My Life in TV: Phil Keoghan on getting shortlisted for Survivor and Le Ride to the top

Joseph Harper talks to Phil Keoghan about his new documentary Le Ride and asks how a lad from Christchurch grew up to be New Zealand’s most famous ex-pat TV presenter.

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Media
Aug 2, 2016

A moving tribute video to the best personalised plates in the country

Joseph Harper immortalises the fine work of Personalised Plates NZ in an absolute tearjerker of a video.

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Gaming
Jul 28, 2016

This Week I Played: Free phone games

What happens after Pokémon GO? Here's a list of your next distractions

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Gaming
Jul 22, 2016

This week I played: Return to Neko Atsume

Pokémon GO is now driving the world economy, but have we forgotten about a simpler time?

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