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Media
Sep 18, 2018

Repressed Memories: Air New Zealand safety videos

James Mustapic is back to rank Air New Zealand's safety videos from worst to best.

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Media
Sep 16, 2018

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Television
Sep 15, 2018

What happens when The Real Pod invades The Block NZ? (WATCH)

Jane Yee and Alex Casey from The Real Pod spent an afternoon at Hobsonville Point to bring you this harrowing report.

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Television
Sep 14, 2018

Your friendly reminder to watch The Spinoff TV tonight at 10.45 on Three

Because what your Friday needs is a loneliness lesson in te reo and a touch more Mark Richardson.

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Politics
Sep 14, 2018

Good Week, Bad Week: September 14

He wiki pai, he wiki kino (featuring Winston Peters, Mike Hosking, and Australian politicians doing high concept speeches)

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Music
Sep 12, 2018

Citizen Pink: please back our campaign to get this hero a passport immediately

The case to make the singer a citizen of Aotearoa is now irrefutable. Please jump on board and get this passport party started.

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Media
Sep 9, 2018

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Politics
Sep 7, 2018

Good Week, Bad Week: September 7

With the prime minister in Naura for the Pacific Islands Forum, it was a very bad week for both Mike Hosking and Leighton Smith. 

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Television
Sep 5, 2018

New to Lightbox: Tea with the Ocean’s 8 Dames at Castle Rock

This month on Lightbox you can raid the Met Ball with Sandra Bullock, visit Castle Rock with Melanie Lynskey or just have some good ol' tea with four dames.

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Media
Sep 3, 2018

Repressed Memories: The best and worst New Zealand TV ads

From the Big Save lady, to ASB's Goldstein, to a very young Taika Waititi selling sweets – these are the TV ads that made James Mustapic the man he is today.

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Media
Sep 2, 2018

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Politics
Aug 31, 2018

Good Week, Bad Week: 31 August

Spinoff editor Toby Manhire is back to hand out the bouquets and brickbats from the week in New Zealand news.

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Television
Aug 30, 2018

The five best cameos on How I Met Your Mother

Nine seasons, two hundred and eight episodes, and a list of cameos longer than the list of women Barney's slept with. Madeleine Chapman selects the five best, weirdest and most notable.

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Sports
Aug 29, 2018

Woke Steve Hansen on fair pay and fighting the patriarchy

"The boys are conscious there's a massive inequality issue in Aotearoa New Zealand."

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Media
Aug 26, 2018

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Television
Aug 24, 2018

Your friendly reminder to watch The Spinoff TV tonight at 10.45 on Three

Because what your Friday night really needs is the return of Anne The Champagne Lady and two ladies in suits. 

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Television
Aug 21, 2018

Repressed Memories: Sensing Murder, the show that refuses to die

The 'psychics make up stuff' TV show is back on New Zealand screens, and it's just as terrible as ever.

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Politics
Aug 20, 2018

Kiwis of Snapchat: Simon Bridges on ‘Limogate’

In our video series Kiwis of Snapchat, comedian Tom Sainsbury sources exclusive Snapchat footage of Kiwi citizens and luminaries making the news. Today: “Limos aren't even all that."

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Media
Aug 19, 2018

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Are we there yet
Aug 18, 2018

Leilani Momoisea and Katherine Lowe on racism, feminism and the fashion industry

The duo behind the fashion and lifestyle blog Rally discuss working in the fashion industry and life as women of colour in Aotearoa.  There are some numbers that register immediately for …

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Society
Aug 17, 2018

Are you ready for the cow-pocalypse?

It's clear New Zealand's 10.6 million cows aren't going to stand for our shit anymore. So how should we fight back? The Spinoff TV's Hayden Donnell reports.

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Politics
Aug 17, 2018

Good Week, Bad Week: 17 August 2018

The Spinoff's editor Toby Manhire is back to review the last seven days in New Zealand news. Who's popping open a cold one in celebration of a job well done, and who's drinking hard spirits straight from the bottle to make it all go away?

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Society
Aug 16, 2018

The best signs at the Auckland teachers’ rally

Angella Dravid headed to the Auckland rally for striking primary teachers to hand out some gold stars for excellence in sign design.

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Gaming
Aug 14, 2018

Frickin Dangerous Bro review white people things: Settlers of Catan

What is it with white people's love for the colonialist hexagonal fantasy board game Settlers of Catan?

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Television
Aug 13, 2018

Which is better: The Office UK or The Office US?

It's an eternal argument: Which is the better version of The Office? The original brutal UK version or its heartfelt US spinoff? The Spinoff staff finally weighs in.

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Media
Aug 12, 2018

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