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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
Apr 19, 2019

VIDEO: How to watch Aquaman

Aquaman is an incredibly complex film that puts a lot of questions into your head, distracting you from the joy of watching Jason Momoa battle foes under the sea.

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Media
Apr 18, 2019

Watch all of The Spinoff's new shows right here

This long Easter weekend, lend your eyeballs to our three new productions: Two Sketches with Toby Morris, Scratched: Aotearoa's Lost Sporting Legends and On the Rag. 

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Media
Apr 14, 2019

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Politics
Apr 12, 2019

The Spinoff presents: ‘Emotional Junior Staffer’ by Hayden Donnell

The Spinoff is proud to debut a major new musical work by singer-songwriter Hayden Donnell.

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Media
Apr 7, 2019

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Politics
Apr 2, 2019

Winston Peters’ media rounds this morning were an absolute tour de force

Acting PM Winston Peters did the rounds this morning and nobody was safe. We present a list of Winnie's sassiest zingers.

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Television
Apr 1, 2019

New to Lightbox in April: True crime, many spidermen and Jenny from The Block

All the superheroes are coming to Lightbox this month – Spider-Man, Aquaman, Jennifer Lopez, Spongebob Squarepants – but there's a few villains in the bunch too. It's your round-up of what is coming to Lightbox in April.

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Media
Apr 1, 2019

The best of Vice New Zealand

With Vice NZ sadly closing its doors last week, here's a round-up of some of the excellent work produced by the editorial staff over the last few years.

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Media
Mar 31, 2019

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Television
Mar 28, 2019

VIDEO: The Spinoff staff and one unbiased stranger pick their favourite Lightbox shows

Four members of the Spinoff staff and one completely unbiased stranger run down their favourite shows on Lightbox.

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Society
Mar 19, 2019

Take care of yourself too: some expert advice on feeling a little less terrible

If you're feeling down in the wake of the horrific events of Friday, you're not alone. Here are some simple ways to lift your spirits and look after yourself. 

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Society
Mar 19, 2019

Hear their words: Muslim voices on the Christchurch attacks

We highlight some of the best recent writing and most powerful messages from our Muslim community in response to the Christchurch attacks.

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Society
Mar 18, 2019

In photos: Tributes to the Christchurch victims from NZ and around the world

In the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attacks, there's been an outpouring of support from all over New Zealand and around the world. Here, a selection of the best images. 

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Media
Mar 17, 2019

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News
Mar 16, 2019

Christchurch terror attack: How to support NZ’s Muslim communities

Here are some things you can do to help or find support in the wake of Friday's Islamophobic attack.

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News
Mar 15, 2019

The darkest day: at least 49 dead in terrorist attack on NZ Muslim community

Dozens are dead following racially motivated mosque shootings in Christchurch. The attack, streamed on global social media channels by the offender, who is now in Police custody. Jacinda Ardern said NZ was targeted because 'we represent diversity'

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News
Mar 15, 2019

Christchurch mosque shooting livestreamed on Facebook

Armed police have been deployed, streets cleared and schools are in lockdown after shots were fired at a mosque

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Society
Mar 15, 2019

School Strike 4 Climate: rolling updates as student protests kick off in NZ

A global day of action from young people is under way in New Zealand.

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Media
Mar 14, 2019

Why did Facebook go down? Here are our theories

The theories other media outlets are too afraid to touch.

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Media
Mar 10, 2019

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Politics
Mar 9, 2019

All the reasons students wag school that aren’t climate activism

In the lead up to the student-led climate strikes, the Spinoff asked its readers for their own reasons for skipping school.

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Society
Mar 6, 2019

New Auckland Art Gallery boss under investigation for alleged workplace harassment

New Zealander Gregory Burke is due to start as Auckland Art Gallery director next month.

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Television
Mar 6, 2019

New to Lightbox in March: It’s Jojo Siwa’s world and we’re all just living in it

The return of television's most authentic mum, a Dance Moms spinoff and some fantastic mister beasts - all these and more are New to Lightbox this month.

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Media
Mar 3, 2019

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Television
Feb 25, 2019

Watch: The Terry Huffer guide to Piha

It's one of New Zealand's most picturesque locations, but what are Piha's best bits? Mark Mitchinson, star of the Lightbox TV series High Road, takes us on a tour of West Auckland's famous beach suburb.

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