Matthew McAuley

Matthew McAuley is the partnerships manager for The Spinoff. You can reach him on matthew@thespinoff.co.nz

New Zealand Music
Sep 30, 2020

For L.A.B, the air is clear

They've been on the album charts for two years, they've had a number one single, and now they're one of our biggest live draws too. So what comes next for L.A.B?

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Kupu
Sep 23, 2020

Finding connections: Three New Zealanders on their te reo Māori learning journeys

Today The Spinoff launches Ako, a new series made in partnership with Spark NZ to highlight their Kupu app, with a piece introducing three very different te reo Māori learners.  Despite …

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Burna Boy
Aug 28, 2020

On his latest album Twice as Tall, Burna Boy exceeds his stature

The follow-up to African Giant finds an Afrobeats star at the peak of his powers.

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Conversations That Count
Aug 5, 2020

Equity, equality and why access to education matters

The first episode of our new podcast series tackles equality and equity and the role of our education system as a solution.

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Wellington ICT
Jun 12, 2020

‘It’s always evolving’: Tech students on the lure of a resilient, forward-facing industry

The technology industry has been highlighted for its significant growth potential in post-Covid New Zealand. We spoke to students working towards careers in the sector.

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New Zealand Music
May 18, 2020

‘Stay in your room and blast it’: MAALA on his new lockdown-ready album

Four years after his debut, Auckland pop singer-songwriter MAALA is finally preparing to release his sophomore album. He spoke to Matthew McAuley about how he's been passing the time.

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Kehlani
May 11, 2020

A brief introduction to one of R&B’s most exciting voices

Kehlani released her long-awaited sophomore album just before the weekend – here’s why you need to start paying attention.

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Ashnikko
Mar 6, 2020

Ashnikko is a pro-ghosting TikTok rap phenomenon

Dig a little deeper and you'll see that there's much more to the viral sensation than blue hair and Miley Cyrus memes. 

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New Zealand Music
Feb 19, 2020

Robinson on her new EP and learning not to worry about what happens next

Earmarked for big things since she left high school, the 'Nothing to Regret' singer has been dealing with the weight of expectations for a while now. With her debut EP just released, she’s OK with where she's at.

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New Zealand Music
Nov 23, 2019

Church & AP explain every song on their debut album

Fast-rising Auckland rap duo Church & AP talk us through the ten tracks of their debut album, Teeth.

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Music
Oct 18, 2019

Making space on the dancefloor: Friendly Potential want to change club culture

The Auckland-based collective talk origins, ambitions, and making make the rave accessible to everybody.

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Music
Sep 14, 2019

‘It was insane, but I had to do it’: Miss June on mixing music and medicine

Miss June’s Bad Luck Party was recorded literally between hospital shifts.

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Music
Aug 30, 2019

Find your way: How to do The Others Way festival, whatever your musical taste

A shitload of acts, a shitload of stages, and the potential for a shitload of fun: how to attend The Others Way.

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New Zealand Music
Aug 29, 2019

Coming for the world, ready or not: Church & AP get set for take-off

The “Ready or Not” hitmakers talk ambition, competition, and how things change when you accidentally become the most buzzed-about young rap group in the country.

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Music
Jul 13, 2019

‘It was a bit nuts, mindblowing’: Benee on touring the world and stuffing up

NZ's next-big-thing on following up the hit 'Soaked', collaboration, and exactly how you go about building a ‘Beneevision’.

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Music
Jun 28, 2019

Interview: Lontalius on coming back home to find his sound

Lontalius’ new single ‘Make My Dreams Come True’ is out today. To commemorate its arrival, Matthew McAuley spoke to Eddie Johnston about music, life, and the transient nature of fandom.

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Television
May 13, 2016

Marae Kai Masters is the palate cleanser that cooking television needs

Absent the big budgets and bigger meltdowns of its major network cousins, Matthew McAuley reckons Aotearoa’s most low-key cooking competition might just be its best.

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Television
Mar 15, 2016

Everyone’s a donkey – A ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ YouTube compendium

Avowed YouTube procrastinator Matthew McAuley presents a selection of his favourite Gordon Ramsay clips – a kitchen nightmare for every mood.

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Television
Sep 11, 2015

Television: Friday Night Lessons – Five Teachable Moments from Friday Night Lights

With the NFL season kicking off today in the USA, Matthew McAuley runs through the life lessons of much-missed high school drama Friday Night Lights.

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