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Media
May 26, 2019

The best of the Spinoff this week

Bringing you the best weekly reading from your friendly local website.

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Politics
May 23, 2019

Golriz Ghahraman on dealing with the ‘scared, panicked, angry mob’

The Green MP has been given extra security following threats of violence. She tells the Spinoff about the ‘barrage of hate’ she confronts.

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Society
May 20, 2019

Crusaders players accused of homophobic abuse at Cape Town McDonald’s

In a series of posts on social media, it is claimed that the touring players targeted a group with ‘homophobic slurs, limp wrists and high pitched voices’.

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Media
May 17, 2019

The best of The Spinoff’s Voyager Media Awards-nominated work

Tonight the nation's journalists gather at Auckland's glamorous Cordis Hotel for the most glittering night in media, the Voyager Media Awards. Read a selection of The Spinoff's rip-roaring 17 nominations here.

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Politics
May 16, 2019

The Christchurch call: full text

What is the Christchurch call?

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Science
May 6, 2019

You live on a planet facing a million-species extinction

An 1,800-page report, years in the making, has painted a profoundly stark picture for diversity. With up to a million species facing extinction, humanity itself is in peril

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Politics
May 3, 2019

Jacinda and Clarke: the wedding planner

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her fish-hunting boyfriend Clarke Gayford are getting married, it was revealed today. What will it all involve? Almost certainly these things.

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Television
May 2, 2019

New to Lightbox in May: The stars come out to play

Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Pierce Brosnan – they're all coming to Lightbox in May, y'all!

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Music
Apr 26, 2019

What we think of the new Taylor Swift song ‘Me’

The much anticipated new Taylor Swift song dropped today, along with a confectionary-tinged music video. Here's a few hastily put together thoughts from The Spinoff staff.

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Television
Apr 19, 2019

VIDEO: How to watch Aquaman

Aquaman is an incredibly complex film that puts a lot of questions into your head, distracting you from the joy of watching Jason Momoa battle foes under the sea.

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Media
Apr 18, 2019

Watch all of The Spinoff’s new shows right here

This long Easter weekend, lend your eyeballs to our three new productions: Two Sketches with Toby Morris, Scratched: Aotearoa's Lost Sporting Legends and On the Rag. 

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Media
Apr 14, 2019

The best of The Spinoff this week

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Politics
Apr 12, 2019

The Spinoff presents: ‘Emotional Junior Staffer’ by Hayden Donnell

The Spinoff is proud to debut a major new musical work by singer-songwriter Hayden Donnell.

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Ātea
Apr 9, 2019

Scratched: Aotearoa’s Lost Sporting Legends

Introducing Scratched, an original web series that finds and celebrates the lost sporting legends of Aotearoa.

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Media
Apr 7, 2019

The best of The Spinoff this week

Bringing you the best weekly reading from your friendly local website. 

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Politics
Apr 2, 2019

Winston Peters’ media rounds this morning were an absolute tour de force

Acting PM Winston Peters did the rounds this morning and nobody was safe. We present a list of Winnie's sassiest zingers.

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Television
Apr 1, 2019

New to Lightbox in April: True crime, many spidermen and Jenny from The Block

All the superheroes are coming to Lightbox this month – Spider-Man, Aquaman, Jennifer Lopez, Spongebob Squarepants – but there's a few villains in the bunch too. It's your round-up of what is coming to Lightbox in April.

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Media
Apr 1, 2019

The best of Vice New Zealand

With Vice NZ sadly closing its doors last week, here's a round-up of some of the excellent work produced by the editorial staff over the last few years.

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Media
Mar 31, 2019

The best of The Spinoff this week

Bringing you the best weekly reading from your friendly local website. 

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Television
Mar 28, 2019

VIDEO: The Spinoff staff and one unbiased stranger pick their favourite Lightbox shows

Four members of the Spinoff staff and one completely unbiased stranger run down their favourite shows on Lightbox.

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Media
Mar 27, 2019

Inside our new webseries Two Sketches, from The Side Eye’s Toby Morris

We're overjoyed to launch our new webseries about drawing and stuff, Two Sketches. Here's what it's all about – plus watch the first episode.

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Society
Mar 19, 2019

Take care of yourself too: some expert advice on feeling a little less terrible

If you're feeling down in the wake of the horrific events of Friday, you're not alone. Here are some simple ways to lift your spirits and look after yourself. 

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Society
Mar 19, 2019

Hear their words: Muslim voices on the Christchurch attacks

We highlight some of the best recent writing and most powerful messages from our Muslim community in response to the Christchurch attacks.

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Society
Mar 18, 2019

In photos: Tributes to the Christchurch victims from NZ and around the world

In the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attacks, there's been an outpouring of support from all over New Zealand and around the world. Here, a selection of the best images. 

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Media
Mar 17, 2019

The best of The Spinoff this week

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