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Media
Jan 20, 2019

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Society
Jan 17, 2019

Woman injured in airgun incident at Auckland supermarket

The person who fired an airgun outside Devonport New World yesterday, injuring a woman, is yet to be found.

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Society
Jan 14, 2019

Capital Royalty: inside Wellington's gloriously chaotic drag scene

WATCH: Meet the people who have made drag such a big part of Wellington's popular culture

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Media
Jan 14, 2019

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Business
Jan 11, 2019

2019 is our year of being grown-up about money. We mean it this time

Four Spinoff writers share their New Year financial resolutions and some tips on how to actually make them happen this time.

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Television
Jan 9, 2019

A whole lot of women, and some celebrities: The TV you’ll be watching in 2019

Will we ever truly reach peak TV? Maybe! And if we do, 2019 might be the year when it happens. Sam Brooks and Alex Casey run down all the things you absolutely cannot miss in 2019.

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Television
Jan 4, 2019

New to Lightbox in January: Stop the presses, it’s Venom and Mariah!

It's a scandalous journalism drama, the darkest Marvel film yet, the thirstiest show on television and Queen Diva™ Mariah herself - it's January on Lightbox.

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Food
Jan 1, 2019

Summer reissue: The Spinoff reviews and rates New Zealand’s best petrol station pies

Finally, the definitive ranking of Aotearoa's favourite snack – featuring notes of burnt marshmallow, wet undies and duplicitous giraffes. 

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Media
Dec 31, 2018

The most-read stories on The Spinoff in the year 2018

Amid the millions upon millions of views you gave to us – your friends – here are the stories you read most.

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Media
Dec 31, 2018

The best videos on The Spinoff in 2018

Documentaries, exposés and two bloody telly shows! We select 10 of our favourite videos, in no real order, as decided by fierce internal debate.

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Gaming
Dec 30, 2018

What did we learn about gaming in 2018?

What did some of our contributors realise about their much-beloved artform - the vaunted video game - this year?

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Politics
Dec 29, 2018

Summer reissue: Kindness & kaitiakitanga – watch/read Jacinda Ardern’s US address

The PM's speech called for kindness over fear, accountability, and collectivism on inequality and climate change.

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Politics
Dec 27, 2018

Summer reissue: Relive Spinoff rolling coverage of Jacinda Ardern having a baby

There was only one way to follow the leadup, and that was our liveblog, which became a minor global sensation.

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Media
Dec 25, 2018

The Spinoff Hot Take Advent Calendar: December 25!!!

Today, to mark the birth of Christ, 20 Spinoff writers have combined to create the most nuclear take of all.

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Television
Dec 25, 2018

It’s a Get It to Te Papa karaoke Christmas extra!

Seasons greetings from everyone at The Spinoff. Here's a little extra scene shot for our Lightbox TV series Get It to Te Papa that sadly didn't make the cut, featuring host Hayden Donnell and former Māori Party MP Marama Fox.

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Media
Dec 23, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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Podcasts
Dec 20, 2018

The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2018

In the now-annual event of the year, five of our podcasts' hosts join forces like a mighty end-of-year podcast rat-king.

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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

The best of The Spinoff this week

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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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