Simon Wilson

Simon Wilson is the editor of The Spinoff Auckland and a former editor of Metro and Cuisine. Email him on

The day Grant Dalton backed down

Team New Zealand manager Grant Dalton didn’t turn up to the council meeting today, to decide where the America’s Cup syndicates should be based. As Simon Wilson reports, he already knew he wasn’t going to get his way.

A tale of property, rates and bullshit

Auckland Council has released the city’s new property valuations and some people who should know better have taken the chance to say all sorts of stupid things. Simon Wilson sets them straight.