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Media
Dec 17, 2017

The best of The Spinoff this week: is KFC good or bad? A definitive ruling

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

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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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Politics
Nov 8, 2017

WATCH: Everything you missed during the swearing in of parliament

An annotated video guide to all the best, weirdest moments of yesterday's proceedings.

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Society
Nov 8, 2017

Rest in peace, Paddles

The world famous cat and companion to prime minister Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford has died, after being hit by a car. Here's our tribute, from Toby Morris.

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Gaming
Nov 7, 2017
Television
Nov 6, 2017

Turns out Andrew from MAFSNZ was an absolute pig on Tinder

Messages leaked to The Spinoff reveal Married at First Sight NZ's Andrew Jury sent a series of abusive and racist DMs to another user of the service in 2015.

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Media
Nov 5, 2017

The best of The Spinoff this week: Max Key, Taika Waititi and the legacy of Helen Kelly

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Gaming
Nov 3, 2017

On The ‘Reg: let’s play WWE 2K18

Heart pounding in-ring action as two work colleagues go head to head in a match for the ages.

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Society
Nov 2, 2017

Kiwis of Snapchat: It’s Halloween night in New Zealand!

One Kiwi has had it up to *here* with trick or treaters.

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Music
Nov 1, 2017

‘Props to the Spinoff’: Max Key watches our Max Key vs Eminem track

Dynastic hero and top vlogger Max Key has just released an emotional reaction video in response to the Spinoff's universally lauded parody video. 

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Media
Oct 29, 2017

The best of The Spinoff this week: the eternal grief of Michael Noel James Hosking IV

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Politics
Oct 26, 2017

Kiwis of Snapchat: real internet comments about Jacinda Ardern (WATCH)

A peak behind the screens of real internet commenters with strong opinions about the new PM.

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Politics
Oct 24, 2017

‘It’s about quantity and clarity’: an ex-governor-general on making MMP governments

Is it OK for the second biggest party to take the reins of power? Former governor-general Sir Jerry Mateparae answers this and other questions about post-election government-making.

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Gaming
Oct 24, 2017

A gallery of impressive cosplay from Armageddon

Some of the best cosplay on show at this year's Armageddon Expo.

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Media
Oct 22, 2017

The best of The Spinoff this week: It’s Labour weekend – for the next three years

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Media
Oct 20, 2017
Politics
Oct 20, 2017

Kiwis of Snapchat new government poetry slam (WATCH)

What is everyone thinking after Winston Peters' announcement last night? The stars of Election 2017 tell us – in rhyme.

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Politics
Oct 19, 2017

Kiwis of Snapchat: Julie Anne Genter, Green Party MP

What's the US-born MP got planned for Winston's announcement?

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Politics
Oct 18, 2017

O, We Wait! (A very short roundup of the state of negotiations)

Just a collection of concluding sentences in recent political commentary.

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Gaming
Oct 13, 2017

On The ‘Reg highlights – Middle Earth: Shadow of War

Two men play the new Lord of the Rings game and there is much shanking of orcs.

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Television
Oct 12, 2017

What do you need to know about Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams? (WATCH)

It's been touted as the new Black Mirror, but there's a lot more to blockbuster anthology series Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams - coming exclusively to Lightbox on Wednesday 18 October.

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Gaming
Oct 12, 2017

Top of the Pile #11: When It Hits The Fan

Another day and another zombie run and gun shooter blood bath.

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Politics
Oct 12, 2017

Kiwis of Snapchat: Fletcher Tabuteau, NZ First MP

In our video series Kiwis of Snapchat, comedian Tom Sainsbury sources exclusive Snapchat footage of Kiwi citizens and luminaries making the news. Today: a report from inside the coalition talks.

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Media
Oct 8, 2017

The best of The Spinoff this week: Marriage, Dave Dobbyn and the birth of Ātea

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Business
Oct 5, 2017

A guide to the top social enterprises in NZ right now

The Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchurch may be over, but the conversation continues on The Spinoff, with a list of the coolest Kiwi social enterprises selected by those in the know.

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Society
Oct 5, 2017

Kiwis of Snapchat: Malcolm Dobb, plastic bag user

In our video series Kiwis of Snapchat, comedian Tom Sainsbury sources exclusive Snapchat footage of Kiwi citizens and luminaries making the news. Today: a desperate plea to New World and Countdown supermarkets.

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Media
Oct 1, 2017

The best of The Spinoff this week: the election dissection – plus cake!

Compiling the best reading from your friendly local website.

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