Stewart Sowman-Lund

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

Politics
Aug 12, 2020

Live updates, August 12: Four more probable cases linked to new community outbreak

The latest on New Zealand news and Covid-19 as it returns to the community, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Aug 11, 2020

Live updates, August 11: Four community cases; Auckland to level three lockdown; link to Mt Albert Primary

All the the latest on election 2020 and other breaking news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Aug 11, 2020

The 22-hour political career of psychic Jeanette Wilson

In less than a day, Jeanette Wilson went from a psychic medium to a political hopeful to a psychic medium.

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Politics
Aug 10, 2020

Election Live, August 10: Review finds no inappropriate spending by Lees-Galloway

All the the latest on election 2020 and other breaking news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Aug 7, 2020

Election Live, August 7: Muller’s ex-consultant spent just ’15 minutes’ with him

All the the latest on election 2020 and other breaking news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Aug 6, 2020

Election Live, August 6: Parliament adjourns; CovidCard trial announced

All the the latest on election 2020 and other breaking news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Aug 5, 2020

Attention landlords and tenants: here’s how the new renting regulations affect you

Parliament has just passed a new law that will leave renters with a sense of relief. But many landlords aren’t too pleased. 

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Business
Aug 5, 2020

Election Live, August 5: Two new Covid cases; returnee charges to start mid-month

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Aug 5, 2020

John Key calls for loosening of border

The Spinoff sat down with National's most popular leader in recent history to talk Covid-19, Judith Collins – and why he thinks our border should be more 'flexible'.

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Business
Aug 4, 2020

Live updates, August 4: First TV debates announced; Lees-Galloway sorry for ‘hurt and humiliation’

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Business
Aug 3, 2020

Live updates, August 3: ‘Say yes to the test’ – PM reiterates plea

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Money
Jul 31, 2020

Live updates, July 31: Defence chief ‘deeply sorry’ for Burnham failings

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Money
Jul 30, 2020

Live updates, July 30: National at 32%, Labour 53% in 1 News poll

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Business
Jul 29, 2020

Live updates, July 29: Hamilton absconders plead guilty; Peters, Collins slam isolation pay plan

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Jul 28, 2020

Eyebrow comedy: All the times Judith Collins made a joke in her debut leader speech

Judith Collins said you can tell she's joking when her eyebrows go up. We put her claim to the test.

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Business
Jul 28, 2020

Live updates, July 28: National internal polling leaked; teen candidate apologises for Hitler photo

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Business
Jul 27, 2020

Live updates, July 27: $50m boost for international education; no new cases of Covid-19 in NZ

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Jul 24, 2020

Live updates, July 24: Five abscond from isolation in Hamilton, one still on the run

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Jul 23, 2020

Live updates, July 23: Major rule changes coming to encourage urban density

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Jul 23, 2020

Fight for life: David Seymour v Winston Peters?

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee.

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Politics
Jul 22, 2020

Live updates, July 22: David Seymour denies role in leak, accuses Winston Peters of dead cat flounce

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Jul 21, 2020

Live updates, July 21: Police reopen inquiry into Andrew Falloon

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Jul 20, 2020

Live updates, July 20: Falloon reportedly sent ‘indecent material’; $14bn from Covid recovery fund put in reserve

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Jul 17, 2020

Live updates, July 17: One new Covid case, Dunedin might take returnees

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Jul 17, 2020

Four things in Judith Collins’ transport speech that made the crowd go wild

Judith Collins delivered a multi-billion-dollar transport policy today, in front of a crowd of suits. Here's what made them clap.

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Politics
Jul 16, 2020

Live updates, July 16: Australian Covid-19 cases still surging, 3.5% rates rise for Auckland

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

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