The Spinoff

Television
Jan 1, 2021

What's new to Netflix NZ, Neon and other streaming services in January

Everything that’s coming to streaming services this month, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, Neon and TVNZ OnDemand.

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Media
Dec 30, 2020

The ones that got away: 10 great 2020 stories that deserved a wider audience

Some of our favourite reads from this year that we think warranted more click-love.

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Society
Dec 22, 2020

The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2020 – a review of the year that was

Pour yourself some eggnog and join the hosts of The Spinoff’s podcast network for our annual Superpod.

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Society
Dec 17, 2020
Science
Dec 16, 2020

Best of 2020: 100 Year Forecast and the areas of NZ most at risk from flooding

All this week we're looking back on some of the best videos published on The Spinoff in 2020. Today, 100 Year Forecast looks at the future of flooding in New Zealand.

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Coming Home
Dec 15, 2020

Coming Home: If we want returning New Zealanders to stay, we need a plan

In the final part of Coming Home, hosts Duncan Greive and Jane Yee ask what can be done to keep returning New Zealanders on our shores post-pandemic.

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Media
Dec 14, 2020

We’re hiring: The Spinoff seeks an intermediate web developer

If you love The Spinoff and are an experienced developer, we want to hear from you. The Spinoff is looking for an intermediate developer to join us in our Morningside, Auckland …

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Society
Dec 13, 2020
Society
Dec 10, 2020

Frame: Every day I put things in the right place

Inez is a funny, kind, smart 11-year-old kid. But life for her has been very difficult in a way that will resonate with many families.

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Coming Home
Dec 8, 2020

Coming Home: For many returning New Zealanders, it’s been a bumpy landing

In the fourth part of Coming Home, hosts Duncan Greive and Jane Yee ask what it was like to return to New Zealand this year – and why it wasn’t always a smooth landing.

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Society
Dec 7, 2020

10 x 100: What Wellingtonians think of Wellington. And what they think of Aucklanders

We ask 100 people: what do Wellingtonians think about perceptions of their city?

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Society
Dec 4, 2020

The endemic playground attacks of New Zealand, revisited

It turns out some of the things we did to "friends" might have been abuse. We look back on the very physical friendships of our school days.

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Society
Dec 2, 2020

Live updates, December 2: Climate emergency declared; National rejects ‘virtue signalling’

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Television
Dec 1, 2020

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

Shonda comes to Netflix, Cranston goes to Neon and… whatever the hell The Prom is.

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Society
Dec 1, 2020
Science
Dec 1, 2020

Frame: Standing up to kauri dieback

Visitors travel from far and wide to Northland’s Waipoua Forest. Are they putting Tāne Mahuta and his brothers and sisters at risk?

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Coming Home
Dec 1, 2020

Coming Home: The push and pull bringing New Zealanders back from overseas

For decades we've felt the magnetic pull of big cities overseas. But in an uncertain year, many of us saw those pull factors become push factors to come home.

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Society
Nov 30, 2020

Live updates, November 30: Two government agencies charged over Whakaari disaster

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Nov 26, 2020

Frame: The life-changing work of Whaea Michelle

'If we fix families, then the rest of the courts will be redundant. Our mokopuna will be safer, our grandparents will be safer – we will all be safer.'

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Politics
Nov 25, 2020

Grant Robertson v Adrian Orr: those letters, decoded

What they wrote. And what they meant.

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Coming Home
Nov 24, 2020

Coming Home: Who’s returning to New Zealand, and what did they leave behind?

In part two of Coming Home, hosts Duncan Greive and Jane Yee meet more recently returned New Zealanders and learn what factors drew them abroad and what life looked like in their new home countries.

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Television
Nov 23, 2020

Why does New Zealand love Country Calendar so much?

It's been on telly for 50-odd years, it frequently tops the weekly ratings and it just won best factual series at the 2020 NZ TV Awards. What is it about Country Calendar that we just can't get enough of?

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Society
Nov 22, 2020
Society
Nov 17, 2020

Frame: Finding a home on the asexual spectrum

Just as sexuality is a spectrum, so too is asexuality.

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The Bulletin
Nov 17, 2020

The Bulletin: Covid on NZ meat claim puzzles government, worries industry

Even if proved false, will the report damage NZ's reputation in China?

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Coming Home
Nov 17, 2020

Coming Home: A brand new podcast series on the New Zealanders who returned home during the pandemic

Thousands of highly-skilled New Zealanders are returning from overseas as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. But why did they leave in the first place? Listen to episode one of Coming Home now.

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