For most of his life, Brian Ireland had no idea about his Māori whakapapa, but when he discovered it he found a whole new way to look at the world and to teach about how we look after it. He spoke to Simon Day about bringing mātauranga Māori to the Auckland Zoo.
CubaDupa festival hosts nearly 200 artists across two days in the heart of Wellington to mark the end of summer.
In which Al Brown praised Simon Day's grillin' skills and we got it on tape... and then disaster struck. But don't worry, the recipes survive.
For a very long time the electricity market has been dominated by providers. The Spinoff spoke to a company shifting the balance towards the consumer.
Simon Day spoke to Sir John Kirwan about what he's learned about living well – and why he’s determined to help young Kiwis learn, too.
Every day in the lead-up to Christmas, open the door to reveal a Spinoff writer’s short, sizzling commentary on a weighty subject. Our arbitrary and strictly enforced word limit: 365. Today: Simon Day on why cricket is the best sport in the world (and rugby sucks).
DiscoveryCamp is inspiring young Māori and Pasifika students to persist with science. Simon Day talks to three graduates about the opportunities the programme has provided.
'Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right,' according to Mark Twain. Simon Day has a cleansing glass of bubbles (or three) to go with a history lesson on champagne.
Taking over New Zealand’s most lauded restaurant is not a move for the faint-hearted, but risks tend to pay off for Sid and Chand Sahrawat.
From the moment he arrived in Italy to play rugby Sir John Kirwan fell in love with the food and wine. He spoke to Simon Day about bringing a taste of his corner of the country back to New Zealand.
Māori are in the process of choosing which electoral roll to vote from. Simon Day spoke to Dr Paerau Warbrick about what that decision means.
Today, even large corporations are trying to be agile, experimental and collaborative — an approach that could be termed 'hacking'.