Stewart Sowman-Lund

Stewart is Live Updates Editor for The Spinoff. Reach him on stewart@thespinoff.co.nz

Society
Jan 11, 2021

Covid-19 in New Zealand: our status in numbers

What's the latest Covid-19 data? And how does it fit into the bigger picture?

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Politics
Dec 28, 2020

Judith Collins walks into a nightmare on Ponsonby Road

The day the wheels fell off the Judith Collins BMW

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Society
Dec 27, 2020

A lot of you are going to take MDMA this summer. Here’s how to keep safe

A possible MDMA shortage ahead of summer festival season could mean people buy dangerous substitutes.

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Society
Dec 18, 2020
Society
Dec 16, 2020
Society
Dec 15, 2020
Society
Dec 14, 2020
Books
Dec 13, 2020

An overdue idea: The NZ libraries that are shelving late fines for good

It sounds counter-intuitive – but libraries around the world are finding that when they ditch fines, more people bring their books back.

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Media
Dec 11, 2020

All our questions about Clarke Gayford’s haunting new Instagram influencer ad

The PM's partner has become an influencer for Audible. Wait, what?

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Society
Dec 11, 2020
Society
Dec 10, 2020
Society
Dec 9, 2020
Society
Dec 8, 2020
Society
Dec 7, 2020

Live updates, December 7: Poll sees Collins drop further as Labour maintains election lead

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Dec 4, 2020
Society
Dec 3, 2020

Live updates, December 3: Nine new Covid-19 cases in managed isolation

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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The Bulletin
Dec 1, 2020

The Bulletin: National and Act slam new sick day rules

David Seymour says Labour is promoting a left wing agenda.

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The Bulletin
Nov 30, 2020

The Bulletin: Police admin failure let mosque shooter get gun licence

The gunman's referees were a 'gaming friend' and their father.

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Society
Nov 27, 2020

Live updates, November 27: Seven new cases of Covid-19; six from Pakistan cricket team

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Nov 27, 2020

It’s time to get angry about excess baggage fees 

Stewart Sowman-Lund gets good and mad on behalf of those who have been forced to fork out.

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Society
Nov 26, 2020

Live updates, November 26: Six Pakistan cricketers test positive for Covid-19 in Christchurch

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Nov 25, 2020
Society
Nov 23, 2020

Live updates, November 24: Reserve Bank governor responds to request to tackle house prices

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Nov 23, 2020

Live updates, November 23: Ardern discusses Covid-19, climate change in call with Joe Biden

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Nov 19, 2020

Nine tweets Jacinda Ardern probably regrets, even just a little bit

How has it taken three years for people to dig through the PM's Twitter?

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Society
Nov 19, 2020

Live updates, November 19: PM pays tribute to Pike River victims, a decade on

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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