The Spinoff

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

119 of 120 MPs just voted to pass NZ’s historic Zero Carbon Bill into law. Here’s the best of what they said

One of those days when the political rhetoric rises to the occasion.

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Television
Nov 7, 2019

Here's what we're screaming about in 2020 from TVNZ

Tonight, TVNZ announced their slate of 2020 content, and they're absolutely slammed with it. This is what we're excited to watch next year.

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Television
Nov 1, 2019

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

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

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Auckland
Oct 22, 2019

Major fire at Auckland SkyCity Convention Centre: what we know so far

Surrounding sites evacuated and one reported hospitalised in serious condition as blaze rips through two floors of the under-construction building in the Auckland CBD.

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Science
Oct 10, 2019

Cheat sheet: World Cup games cancelled as super typhoon looms over Japan

The organisers of the Rugby World Cup have made the unprecedented decision to cancel two of the final pool games, citing safety concerns as a super typhoon threatens Japan.

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Television
Oct 1, 2019

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

What are you going to be watching in October? The Spinoff rounds up everything that’s coming to streaming services this month, including Netflix, Lightbox, Neon, Amazon Prime and TVNZ on Demand.

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Science
Oct 1, 2019

Red meat health storm as new study says little need to curb diet

A series of reviews, published today, found little evidence of health benefits from reducing red or processed meat consumption. What do NZ scientists make of it?

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Local Elections
Oct 1, 2019

No voting papers? Don’t panic. You can still exercise your democratic right

Voting in local elections is under way, and you should have received your ballot papers by now in the mail. But if you haven’t, don’t panic. Jolisa Gracewood, Hayden Donnell, …

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Politics
Sep 27, 2019

Tens of thousands throng for #climatestrike NZ – here’s what happened

Organisers estimate that 170,000 New Zealanders have joined the strike for the climate around the country

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Society
Sep 27, 2019

The Spinoff and the #climatestrike

For three hours, we’re going quiet. Here’s why.

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Local Elections
Sep 21, 2019

These are the climate angels and deniers standing in our local elections

We read thousands of policy statements to find the climate change deniers, fudgers, prevaricators (and believers) running in our local elections.

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Politics
Sep 17, 2019

Jacinda Ardern: ‘We have a duty of care, and we failed in it’

The prime minister has admitted mistakes, and outlined measures to change the party culture.

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Politics
Sep 16, 2019

Two statements on the Labour Party inquiry

Differing accounts of what was said in an inquiry into the conduct of a (now former) Labour staffer.

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Politics
Sep 11, 2019

Labour president Nigel Haworth resigns as Jacinda Ardern issues apology

Jacinda Ardern: 'On behalf of the Labour Party I apologise to the complainants for the way this matter has been dealt with'

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Politics
Sep 9, 2019

‘Incredibly frustrated, deeply disappointed’: Ardern speaks on Labour inquiry 

The prime minister has responded to the allegations made in a Spinoff story this morning, saying she’s expressed ‘complete dissatisfaction’ with the Labour Party investigation. 

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Politics
Sep 9, 2019

Editorial: Labour has failed vulnerable young members for a second time. There must be consequences

In a feature published today on The Spinoff, a Young Labour volunteer detailed a traumatic sexual assault she alleges was committed by an influential Labour staffer. It marks the second time in two years that the party has badly let down its most vulnerable.

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Television
Sep 1, 2019

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

What are you going to be watching in September? The Spinoff rounds up everything that’s coming to streaming services this month, including Netflix, Lightbox, Neon, Amazon Prime and TVNZ on Demand.

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Politics
Aug 9, 2019

Abortion law reform just leapt its first hurdle. Here’s what the MPs said

‘Give us our dignity back’: Jacinda Ardern and other MPs debate the abortion reform bill

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Television
Aug 1, 2019

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

What are you going to be watching in August? The Spinoff rounds up everything that’s coming to streaming services this month, including Netflix, Lightbox, Neon, Amazon Prime and TVNZ on Demand.

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Television
Jul 24, 2019

Two people who will never be on Love Island talk about Love Island

With less than a week to go until the Love Island Uk villa evicts its beautiful tenants, Alex Casey and Tara Ward look back at the season that was. 

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Society
Jul 17, 2019

A very medicinal Kim Hill interview with Sarah from Wales about steep streets

What you need in your life is this palliative conversation about Dunedin’s Baldwin Street losing its crown

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Media
Jul 14, 2019

Revealed: Scarlett Johansson’s secret history of deep-method movie roles

The blessed ScarJo has kept very quiet some of her most impressive performances.

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Media
Jul 7, 2019

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Television
Jul 2, 2019

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

What're you going to be watching throughout July? The Spinoff rounds up everything that's coming to Netflix, Lightbox, Neon, Amazon Prime and TVNZ on Demand this month.

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Media
Jun 30, 2019

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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