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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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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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Books
Jun 25, 2019

The uncomfortable history of religion in New Zealand cartooning

A new book about the depiction of religion in New Zealand editorial cartoons reveals some disturbing truths.

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Media
Jun 23, 2019

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Media
Jun 16, 2019

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Media
Jun 9, 2019

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Media
Jun 2, 2019

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Budget 2019
May 30, 2019

Wellbeing Budget 2019: The great Spinoff hot-take roundtable

The stakes are high for Grant Robertson's much heralded Wellbeing Budget in the year delivery. What are the expert verdicts?

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Television
May 30, 2019

Video recap: The Handmaid’s Tale season 1 and 2 in under three minutes

Season three of The Handmaid's Tale drops on June 6, exclusively on Lightbox. Brush up on all the bonnets, babies and body horror of the first two seasons here.

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Budget 2019
May 29, 2019

W is for Wellbeing: An alphabetical guide to the 2019 Budget

The 2019 Budget is coming out this Thursday, and with it a whole bunch of impenetrable jargon.

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Media
May 27, 2019

Subscribe to the Spinoff’s new daily newsletter

Good news! We're launching a free daily newsletter featuring all of the Spinoff's stories published that day.

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Media
May 26, 2019

The best of the Spinoff this week

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

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Politics
May 23, 2019

Golriz Ghahraman on dealing with the ‘scared, panicked, angry mob’

The Green MP has been given extra security following threats of violence. She tells the Spinoff about the ‘barrage of hate’ she confronts.

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Society
May 20, 2019

Crusaders players accused of homophobic abuse at Cape Town McDonald’s

In a series of posts on social media, it is claimed that the touring players targeted a group with ‘homophobic slurs, limp wrists and high pitched voices’.

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Media
May 17, 2019

The best of The Spinoff’s Voyager Media Awards-nominated work

Tonight the nation's journalists gather at Auckland's glamorous Cordis Hotel for the most glittering night in media, the Voyager Media Awards. Read a selection of The Spinoff's rip-roaring 17 nominations here.

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Politics
May 16, 2019

The Christchurch call: full text

What is the Christchurch call?

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Science
May 6, 2019

You live on a planet facing a million-species extinction

An 1,800-page report, years in the making, has painted a profoundly stark picture for diversity. With up to a million species facing extinction, humanity itself is in peril

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Politics
May 3, 2019

Jacinda and Clarke: the wedding planner

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her fish-hunting boyfriend Clarke Gayford are getting married, it was revealed today. What will it all involve? Almost certainly these things.

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