Stewart Sowman-Lund

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

Politics
Oct 21, 2020

Live updates, October 21: Covid case visited Auckland pub, patrons told to self-isolate

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

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Television
Oct 21, 2020

Taskmaster NZ proves we can do panel comedy as well as the Brits

Fans of the original: you don't need to be worried.

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Politics
Oct 20, 2020

Live updates, October 20: 'Major' Covid-19 outbreak at Christchurch isolation facility

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

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Politics
Oct 19, 2020

Live Updates, October 19: Covid-19 case a new border incursion – Bloomfield

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

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Politics
Oct 19, 2020
Politics
Oct 18, 2020

‘A funeral’: What went down at National’s yacht club function

National knew it would be bad. Did they know it would be that bad?

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Politics
Oct 16, 2020

Election Live, October 16: Labour drops but still could govern alone – just – in final poll of campaign

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Oct 15, 2020

Election Live, October 15: Advance NZ Facebook page deleted; Labour steady in final TVNZ poll

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Oct 15, 2020

Advance NZ Facebook page shut down for ‘repeatedly’ spreading Covid-19 misinformation

The page went offline during a live video by co-leader Billy Te Kahika

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Politics
Oct 14, 2020

Election Live, October 14: Two new Covid-19 cases; Greens make final bid to voters

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Oct 14, 2020

We all want to shift to more clean energy. Here’s how we can do it faster

Is Labour's aspiration of 100% renewable energy in a decade the right goal?

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Politics
Oct 13, 2020

Election Live, October 13: Jacindamania at Victoria Uni; one new case of Covid-19

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Oct 13, 2020

Future Act MP held ‘climate hysteria skeptics’ meetings at high school

The Act Party’s number four candidate also criticised the “myth of settled science” around climate change.

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Politics
Oct 12, 2020

Election Live, October 12: New border exception for students; advance voting numbers top a million

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Oct 7, 2020

Judith Collins walks into a nightmare on Ponsonby Road

Are the wheels falling off the Judith Collins BMW?

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Politics
Oct 7, 2020

Election Live, October 7: Covid-19 eliminated from community, ministry announces

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Oct 6, 2020

Election Live, October 6: Ardern and Collins face off in third leaders’ debate

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Oct 6, 2020

New poll sparks hope for yes campaign in cannabis legalisation vote  

The new survey goes against months of recent polling on the referendum

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Politics
Oct 5, 2020

Election Live, October 5: PM announces Auckland moving to alert level one

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Oct 4, 2020

Election 2020: The transport policies in two minutes

Our very quick guide to what's on offer.

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Politics
Oct 3, 2020

Davidmania? The Spinoff meets Act’s high-flying leader

After six years as Act's sole MP, David Seymour's got renewed confidence heading into Election 2020

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Politics
Oct 2, 2020

Election Live, October 2: Donald Trump tests positive for Covid-19

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Oct 1, 2020

Election Live, October 1: Advance NZ barred from Newshub debate; 12 new Covid cases in MIQ

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Sep 30, 2020

Election Live, September 30: Ardern and Collins go head to head in second leaders’ debate

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Sep 29, 2020

Election Live, September 29: Two new Covid-19 cases; two charged in NZ First Foundation case

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Sep 28, 2020

Election Live, September 28: Man escapes MIQ using bedsheet ‘rope’; new political poll released

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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