The Spinoff

Ministry for the Environment
Jun 22, 2021

Our climate future is happening now

The Spinoff spoke to a range of Kiwi about how the climate crisis affects them, and how they are mitigating its effects.

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Doc Edge Festival
Jun 18, 2021

Doc Edge: Seven documentaries to watch in this year’s festival

This year’s Doc Edge film festival features 83 documentaries from New Zealand and around the world. And until July 11, most of them are available to watch online.

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Media
Jun 15, 2021

The greatest early-noughties hits of Metro’s Felicity Ferret

It's been over 10 years since Metro's iconic gossip columnist Felicity Ferret got the chop. We revisit some of her greatest gossip from the celeb scene of the early 2000s. . 

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Society
Jun 14, 2021

A glossary of New Zealand gossip

Need a refresher on the who, what and why of local gossip? We're here to help.

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Music
Jun 11, 2021

Scorching takes on ‘Solar Power’: Lorde’s new single, reviewed

A new Lorde single, heralding a new Lorde album, both called 'Solar Power'. Sand between our toes, we listen to the tune and watch the video.   

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New to streaming
Jun 1, 2021

What’s new to Netflix NZ, Neon and other streaming services in June

With thanks to our friends at Nando‘s, we round up everything coming to streaming services in June.

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Television
May 27, 2021

The Dental Reunion: An unmissable annual appointment

Watch | Every year, a group of retired dentists meet up for a dental school reunion. But with fewer and fewer of the class of 1950 still alive and kicking, could this one be their last?

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Politics
May 24, 2021

Who will be the next NZ governor general? We’ve done the odds

Dame Patsy Reddy is packing her bags at Government House. Who will be the Queen’s next representative in Wellington?

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Television
May 21, 2021

VF48Hours 2021: All hail the Trolley King

Watch | Christchurch team Blood and Bone talk us through their disqualified VF48Hours musical, Trolley King.

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Television
May 14, 2021

VF48Hours 2021: Body-swapping techno vikings from space

Watch | Remember when Saturday morning cartoons were like this?

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Television
May 13, 2021

Camp Rock? No, We Rock!

Watch | The Doc Edge original showcases girls and enbys destined to rock at Girls Rock! Camp Aotearoa 2020.

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Media
May 12, 2021

The bumper Toby Morris & Siouxsie Wiles Covid-19 box set

All the illustrations and animations in one place.

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Society
May 12, 2021

‘People are really struggling’: Fijians fear ‘chaos’ as second outbreak grows

As Covid re-emerges, Fijians struggle with an information vacuum and a worsening economy as the outbreak continues to spread.

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The Single Object
May 11, 2021

The Single Object: How this pen was used to highlight police racism

Watch | One morning in 1978, a university lecturer walked into the police station and made a confession. His crime? Stealing a ballpoint pen.

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Television
May 7, 2021

VF48Hours 2021: Meet the loneliest person in the universe

Watch | A mysterious radio signal enters the orbit of a stranded space courier, providing him with the one thing he's been desperately missing.

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Television
May 7, 2021

Who are the hidden celebs on The Masked Singer NZ? We decipher the clues

Which famous faces will be hiding under the costumes on Sunday night? Nobody knows – but these are our best guesses.

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The Single Object
May 4, 2021

The Single Object: The typeface that told the stories of Chinese New Zealanders

Watch | This set of heavy lead typeface has a fascinating story to tell about the history of Chinese New Zealanders.

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Media
May 3, 2021

The two teenagers tackling social issues with a print magazine

Rachel Zhou and Angelina Del Favero were just 14 when they started publishing imPower magazine.

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New to streaming
May 1, 2021

What’s new to Netflix NZ, Neon and other streaming services in May

What are you going to be watching in May? We round up everything that’s coming to streaming services this month.

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Television
Apr 30, 2021

VF48Hours 2021: You won’t believe how good this man is at heists

Watch | What begins as a series of harmless low-stakes pranks between flatmates escalates to a chilling psychological showdown. 

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Media
Apr 29, 2021

We’re hiring: partnerships editor, Daylight Creative

We are seeking a partnerships editor to join the team at Daylight Creative – a new creative studio within The Spinoff Group.

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The Single Object
Apr 27, 2021

The Single Object: The pou of Māori architect John Scott

Video | John Scott’s use of pou in his modernist designs helped bring two architectural worlds together.

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Television
Apr 23, 2021

VF48Hours 2021: ‘Harry Potter, but shit’

Watch | An aspiring filmmaker gets the opportunity to share her vision for a new movie – but then the studio decides to get involved.

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The Single Object
Apr 20, 2021

The Single Object: The embroidery with a story to tell

Video | It’s embroidery, but not as you know it.

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Media
Apr 16, 2021

We’re hiring: podcast engineer/studio manager, The Spinoff

A new full-time role recording, editing and mixing content for The Spinoff podcast network, based in our Morningside office. 

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