Kate Newton

Jun 16, 2019

Kim Dotcom and the seven-year itch

Seven years on from his arrest, the extradition battle between Kim Dotcom and the United States reached New Zealand's Supreme Court this week. Kate Newton went to court to find out whether anyone seems to be winning.

Read on.

Jun 5, 2019

What does it feel like to be struck by lightning?

Lightning strikes about 190,000 times a year in New Zealand – one strike every 167 seconds, on average. So what does it feel like to get hit?

Read on.

Jul 24, 2017

Nine years on: the story of Auckland's housing market under National

Those who got a foot on Auckland's property ladder in the nick of time have reaped the benefits since 2008. But has anything improved for the growing number of long-term renters? Kate Newton reports, as part of RNZ’s series Is this the Brighter Future?, which examines the government's record since 2008.

Read on.

The Spinoff is made possible by the generous support of the following organisations.
Please help us by supporting them.