The Spinoff

Dec 13, 2017

The summer road trip: Auckland's caves, beaches, and waterfalls

In the first part of a four piece series exploring the surrounding environments of Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch by road trip, Spinoff writers Simon Day and Don Rowe head north, east and west from Auckland’s central city.

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Media
Dec 12, 2017

Holy heck: The Spinoff TV is coming to Three in 2018!

NZ on Air has funded your favourite local website to ramp up its video output across all online channels, and make its first free-to-air TV show.

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Media
Dec 10, 2017

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Society
Dec 8, 2017

Kiwis of Snapchat: Maria Blemthorpe, voiceover artist

Today, voiceover artist Maria has a very special client.

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Politics
Dec 5, 2017

John Key quit a year ago, and it’s been a bonfire of the leaders ever since

The last National leader buggered off before it was cool.

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Gaming
Dec 4, 2017

On The Reg livestream highlights: Hidden Agenda

Two men try their hand at one of these newfangled collaborative games and boy are they confused!

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Media
Dec 3, 2017

The best of The Spinoff this week: requiem for boring old racists and their dumb conspiracies

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

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Media
Dec 1, 2017

‘Her journalism lives on, her legacy is strong’: Kamahl Santamaria on Yasmine Ryan

Tributes have abounded today for Yasmine Ryan, who has died in Turkey. On a recent trip home she joined Gavin Ellis to discuss doing journalism in some of the world's most volatile places.

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Society
Nov 30, 2017

Kiwis of Snapchat: Patricia Woodhouse-Tait, Christmas martyr

Patricia wants you to know that this silly season is getting ridiculous.

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Business
Nov 28, 2017

How not to be a dick to retail workers this Christmas

'Tis the season to be jolly, unless, you work in retail that is. Long hours and bustling crowds mean the holiday season can turn into a living hell for those working through the thick of it. So to make life just a little bit easier, a handful of retail workers offer their best tips on how not to make shop assistants hate you this Christmas.

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Media
Nov 26, 2017

The best of The Spinoff this week: veni, vidi, Veitchy

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

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Society
Nov 26, 2017

Mate Ma’a Tonga heads to Mt Smart: a photo essay

30,003 fans descended on Penrose yesterday for the Rugby League World Cup semifinal between Tonga and England. Despite a heartbreaking two point loss, Tongan fans provided the enduring image of the tournament. Joel Thomas photographed them on the way in.

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Gaming
Nov 25, 2017
Media
Nov 23, 2017

Good: Tony Veitch is no longer appearing on Sky’s new ‘hard-hitting’ panel show

The broadcaster has bowed to a wave of public anger by quitting the sports pilot – though Sky sources suggest he would have been ousted regardless.

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Media
Nov 21, 2017

‘Open your mouth’: 20 examples of sexism in the workplace in New Zealand

When journalist Angela Cuming was sent a "grossly inappropriate and offensive" "joke" by a Hamilton City Councillor she called the behaviour out online. It sparked a discussion about the everyday sexism women face in the workplace, assembled by Emily Writes.

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Science
Nov 20, 2017

Just how freaked out should we be by predictions of more big earthquakes in 2018?

According to media reports, a slowing of the Earth's rotation is likely to bring an increase in the number of severe quakes. What do NZ scientists say?

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Business
Nov 17, 2017

Stories from job seeker hell

Everybody agrees that job hunting sucks. But has it become worse? The hoops employers are making their would-be employees go through are becoming kind of incredible. Here unemployed, under-employed and employed share their jobseeker horror stories. Anonymously, obviously – because they need a job.

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Music
Nov 17, 2017

Cindy, Ella and me: Paula Bennett on her turn at the New Zealand Music Awards

Paula Bennett has some choice words for those who crossed her at the music awards last night.

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Television
Nov 16, 2017

Here are all the cool new arrivals to Lightbox in November

Need new TV in your life? Hollywood mediums? Stargate voyagers? A young Ryan Gosling? Then allow us to present the new offerings to Lightbox in November.

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Society
Nov 16, 2017

Kiwis of Snapchat: A road cone PSA from Auckland Council

In our video series Kiwis of Snapchat, comedian Tom Sainsbury sources exclusive Snapchat footage of Kiwi citizens and luminaries making the news. Today, Kenneth has a message for Auckland – stealing road cones is not OK. OK?

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Politics
Nov 14, 2017

Move over Jeff Key, it’s Jacinta Arden’s time to shine

Jacinda Ardern has had a busy debut as New Zealand prime minister on the international stage. And so has Jacinta Ardern.

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Television
Nov 12, 2017

The Champagne Lady is releasing another Christmas song… sort of

A hot new teaser clip from one of Auckland's finest up and coming musicians. 

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Media
Nov 12, 2017

The best of The Spinoff this week: Outlander, pig behaviour and Tūhoe declare war on dependence

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

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Gaming
Nov 9, 2017

Watch: two men go in search of Call Of Duty zombie kills – and find themselves instead

Call Of Duty WWII is out on the shelves and we try out the zombie local co-op portion.

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Politics
Nov 9, 2017

Kiwis of Snapchat: Simon Bridges, opposition MP

National MP Simon Bridges celebrates an epic practical joke at the swearing in of parliament.

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