The Spinoff

Politics
Jan 22, 2020

We're hiring: The Spinoff seeks parliament-based politics editor 

We’re recruiting a political journalist to join the press gallery in Wellington – a brand new position, made possible by our members programme.

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Television
Jan 1, 2020

What’s new on Netflix NZ and every other streaming service in January

The Spinoff rounds up everything that’s coming to streaming services this month, including Netflix, Lightbox, Disney+, Apple TV, Neon, Amazon Prime and TVNZ OnDemand.

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Society
Dec 30, 2019

Warning over triple-strength pingers in the mix at NZ New Year events

The drug-testing organisation KnowYourStuffNZ has issued an advisory around potent MDMA pills in circulation this summer.

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Video
Dec 30, 2019

Summer binge: The five best webisodes on The Spinoff this year

The Spinoff produced four web series in 2019. Here is the cream of the crop, from a table tennis legend to on-air Brazilian wax (sorry Alex).

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Television
Dec 20, 2019

The Real Pod: In which The Great Kiwi Bake Off goes teats up

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in reality television and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

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Podcasts
Dec 20, 2019

The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2019

Join the hosts of various The Spinoff podcasts as we look back at the car crash that was 2019.

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Decade in Review
Dec 20, 2019

Decade in review: 10 New Zealand films that summed us up

The decade started with Taika Waititi's breakout movie; it ended with him being tipped for a Best Picture Oscar. But this was more than the Taika Decade. Here are ten movies that epitomised New Zealand cinema in the 2010s.

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Business
Dec 20, 2019

Want to work at The Spinoff? The Spinoff seeks business journalist

The Spinoff is seeking applications for the role of business editor, starting February 2020.

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Decade in Review
Dec 19, 2019

Decade in review: The 100 NZ TV moments of the decade (40-21)

Around 2pm every day this week, The Spinoff counts down the 100 most iconic local television moments of the 2010s. Today, moments 40-21.

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Politics
Dec 18, 2019

‘Worst nightmare’: Labour staffer complainants respond to Dew report

The allegations, including sexual assault, were 'not established', found the QC, while evidence presented by a key complainant was found to be unreliable.

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Decade in Review
Dec 18, 2019

Decade in review: The 100 NZ TV moments of the decade (60-41)

At 2pm every day this week, The Spinoff will be counting down 100 local television moments of the decade. Today, moments 60-41. 

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Decade in Review
Dec 17, 2019

Decade in review: The 100 NZ TV moments of the decade (80-61)

At 2pm every day this week, The Spinoff will be counting down 100 local television moments of the decade. Today, moments 80-81. 

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Decade in Review
Dec 16, 2019

Decade in review: The 100 NZ TV moments of the decade (100-81)

At 2pm every day this week, The Spinoff will be counting down 100 local television moments of the decade.

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Decade in Review
Dec 15, 2019

Decade in review: The 10 NZ live show moments that defined the decade

From New Zealand's biggest band selling out Western Springs to a landmark moment for Pasifika women onstage, these are the live events that shaped New Zealand this decade.

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Science
Dec 10, 2019

Whakaari/White Island, 24 hours on

Twenty-four hours after the eruption on Whakaari/White Island, here's what we know about the ongoing situation.

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Board games
Dec 10, 2019

The Spinoff’s must-have board games this summer

If you’re looking for Christmas gifts or just trying to fill the void of silence with your friends and family this festive season, look no further than the humble board game. 

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Science
Dec 9, 2019

Whakaari/White Island eruption: What you need to know

Five people are dead, a number unaccounted for and up to 20 injured, some critically, after a volcano erupted in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon.

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Television
Dec 1, 2019

What’s new on Netflix NZ and every other streaming service in December

The Spinoff rounds up everything that’s coming to streaming services this month, including Netflix, Lightbox, Disney+, AppleTV, Neon, Amazon Prime, Acorn and TVNZ on Demand.

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TVNZ
Nov 29, 2019

The Spinoff’s guiltiest pleasures on TVNZ OnDemand

Our writers confess their guiltiest streaming pleasures on TVNZ OnDemand. But is it really guilty when the pleasure is this good?

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Society
Nov 22, 2019

How to put the hurt, rage and grief for Grace Millane to good

After the guilty verdict, some ideas on how to channel your feelings.

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UnitecS1
Nov 20, 2019

The Auckland architecture students building for the future

In October teams of second-year Unitec Architecture students designed, modelled, then constructed interactive light installations in Devonport’s Windsor Reserve for GLOW@Artweek. 

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Music
Nov 15, 2019

The VNZMAs were pure chaos and an extremely good time

13 moments that prove the music awards are so much > than all other award shows

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Society
Nov 14, 2019

David Seymour to host controversial Feminism 2020 event in parliament

After Massey University in Wellington cancelled Feminism 2020 last month, the controversial event has found a new home in the parliament banquet hall. 

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Society
Nov 13, 2019

A collection of voices on the End of Life Choice bill

We have sought to treat different views with respect throughout this process, and as a likely referendum approaches in 2020, we will continue to do so. 

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In My Backyard
Nov 12, 2019

Lessons on the Auckland housing crisis from Glen Innes

What can the suburb teach the rest of Auckland about housing?

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Politics
Nov 7, 2019

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