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Media
Dec 18, 2018

The Spinoff Presents: Get It to Te Papa Christmas Special

In this very special Christmas episode of Get It to Te Papa, Hayden Donnell sets out to restore the winking eye and beckoning finger to Auckland's Giant Santa.

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Media
Dec 16, 2018

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Society
Dec 10, 2018

Here’s where to channel the hurt and rage for Grace Millane

Here are some actions that you can take to redirect your anger and sadness following the death of Grace Millane.

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Media
Dec 9, 2018

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Media
Dec 7, 2018

The Spinoff Alternative Quote of the Year 2018

This week Massey University opened polling for their top 10 quotes of the year. Here's our 10.

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Lightbox
Dec 5, 2018

New to Lightbox in December: Crazy Rich McDreamy!

It's McDreamy's new show, a mid-aughts mum classic and two of the year's most fun films - they're all on Lightbox this month! Plus, what you need to catch before it leaves.

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Television
Dec 5, 2018

Watch episode 2 of our TV show Get It to Te Papa here, now!

Get It to Te Papa follows journalist Hayden Donnell on an ambitious quest to collect underappreciated Kiwi cultural artefacts and get them into New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa. Watch the second episode right here – for free.

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Television
Dec 5, 2018

Watch episode 1 of our TV show Get It to Te Papa here, now!

The first episode follows a desperate quest to find the Waitangi Dildo, the sex toy hurled at a New Zealand government minister which became a media sensation. Watch the entire episode here, for free!

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Politics
Dec 4, 2018

‘Once in a generation’: The crucial passages from the mental health inquiry

A hugely important report seeks to effect a ‘paradigm change’ in NZ mental health services. Here are the essential findings and recommendations.

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Media
Dec 2, 2018

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Lightbox
Nov 30, 2018

A definitive ranking of the best beards on the TV show Vikings

The Spinoff's resident beard expert Madeleine Chapman ranks the top five facial hair situations on Vikings.

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Society
Nov 30, 2018

Christmas giving: what local charities really want you to donate

Want to give to charity this Christmas? Hold the tinned tomatoes – here's what they really want. 

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Society
Nov 29, 2018

Don’t: the NZ women still not voting, 125 years after suffrage

In the second of two films in our Aren't Can't Don't series, women explain why they don't vote.

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Society
Nov 28, 2018

Can’t: the NZ women still unable to vote, 125 years after suffrage

In the first of two films in our Aren't Can't Don't series, women explain what it meant to be denied an opportunity to vote while imprisoned

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Media
Nov 25, 2018

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Media
Nov 18, 2018

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Media
Nov 11, 2018

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Politics
Nov 7, 2018

LIVE BLOG: The US Midterm Election votes start to roll in

Howdy, and welcome to The Spinoff's live blog of the 2018 US midterm elections, brought to you by Catherine McGregor, Toby Manhire, Alex Braae, and maybe some of your other mates at The Spinoff.

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Media
Nov 4, 2018

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Television
Nov 3, 2018

Outlander: Is Jamie and Claire’s relationship worth all the drama?

Time travel, a bleak dalliance with the French King, and some dubious flatmates – is Jamie and Claire's relationship actually worth it? The Spinoff's senior fictional relationship expert Madeleine Chapman passes judgement.

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Television
Nov 2, 2018

New to Lightbox: The Outlander Viking Spy Who Dumped Me, And Also A Big Shark

Your Northern hemisphere favourites are back this month (Outlander and Vikings) but there be gold on these here Lightbox shores too, yarr. The Spinoff staff run through what's new to Lightbox in the month of November.

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Science
Oct 30, 2018

The subducting slab: Why the large, deep #eqnz sent shakes far from the epicentre

Today's 6.2 earthquake was centred near Taumarunui and transmitted via a rigid subducting slab on the east of the North Island  A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at 3.13pm today, centred 25 …

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Media
Oct 28, 2018

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Society
Oct 23, 2018

What does it mean to be ‘sectioned’?

According to reports over the weekend the MP Jami-Lee Ross has been admitted to mental health care after being 'sectioned'. But what does that mean?

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Media
Oct 21, 2018

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Politics
Oct 19, 2018

‘You’ll have to speak Antipodean English’: NZ-born MP to Scotsman at Westminster

Communication broke down in Britain's parliament today as a New Zealand-born MP struggled with his opponent's Glaswegian accent.

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