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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
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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Media
Feb 24, 2019

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Media
Feb 17, 2019

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Media
Feb 12, 2019

Job! The Spinoff seeks account manager to help us do cool stuff

Ever wanted to work for The Spinoff? Now is the hour.

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Media
Feb 10, 2019

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Ātea
Feb 7, 2019

Two perspectives: Waitangi Day 2019

Two accounts of a day spent at Waitangi on Waitangi Day 2019 – one from tangata whenua and one from tangata tiriti. 

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Television
Feb 7, 2019

Two superfans on why you need to watch A Star is Born

It's nominated for a bunch of Oscars, it's the most memed film of last year, and you can finally watch it from the comfort of your living room via Lightbox now.

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Media
Feb 3, 2019

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Society
Feb 2, 2019

Remembering the most hated Air NZ safety video of them all

This week Air New Zealand announced that they would be pulling their divisive “It’s Kiwi Safety” video. The Spinoff asked Kiwis from all walks of life to pay their respects.

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Media
Jan 27, 2019

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Television
Jan 27, 2019

VIDEO: Meet New Zealand’s biggest Suits fan

He watches it while he's making dinner, while he's in the car, maybe even when he's on 'the bog'. Who is it? It's Adrian, New Zealand's biggest Suits fan.

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Media
Jan 20, 2019

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Society
Jan 17, 2019

Woman injured in airgun incident at Auckland supermarket

The person who fired an airgun outside Devonport New World yesterday, injuring a woman, is yet to be found.

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Society
Jan 14, 2019

Capital Royalty: inside Wellington’s gloriously chaotic drag scene

WATCH: Meet the people who have made drag such a big part of Wellington's popular culture

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Media
Jan 14, 2019

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Business
Jan 11, 2019

2019 is our year of being grown-up about money. We mean it this time

Four Spinoff writers share their New Year financial resolutions and some tips on how to actually make them happen this time.

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Television
Jan 9, 2019

A whole lot of women, and some celebrities: The TV you’ll be watching in 2019

Will we ever truly reach peak TV? Maybe! And if we do, 2019 might be the year when it happens. Sam Brooks and Alex Casey run down all the things you absolutely cannot miss in 2019.

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Television
Jan 4, 2019

New to Lightbox in January: Stop the presses, it’s Venom and Mariah!

It's a scandalous journalism drama, the darkest Marvel film yet, the thirstiest show on television and Queen Diva™ Mariah herself - it's January on Lightbox.

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Food
Jan 1, 2019

Summer reissue: The Spinoff reviews and rates New Zealand’s best petrol station pies

Finally, the definitive ranking of Aotearoa's favourite snack – featuring notes of burnt marshmallow, wet undies and duplicitous giraffes. 

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Media
Dec 31, 2018

The most-read stories on The Spinoff in the year 2018

Amid the millions upon millions of views you gave to us – your friends – here are the stories you read most.

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Media
Dec 31, 2018

The best videos on The Spinoff in 2018

Documentaries, exposés and two bloody telly shows! We select 10 of our favourite videos, in no real order, as decided by fierce internal debate.

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Gaming
Dec 30, 2018

What did we learn about gaming in 2018?

What did some of our contributors realise about their much-beloved artform - the vaunted video game - this year?

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Politics
Dec 29, 2018

Summer reissue: Kindness & kaitiakitanga – watch/read Jacinda Ardern’s US address

The PM's speech called for kindness over fear, accountability, and collectivism on inequality and climate change.

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Politics
Dec 27, 2018

Summer reissue: Relive Spinoff rolling coverage of Jacinda Ardern having a baby

There was only one way to follow the leadup, and that was our liveblog, which became a minor global sensation.

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Media
Dec 25, 2018

The Spinoff Hot Take Advent Calendar: December 25!!!

Today, to mark the birth of Christ, 20 Spinoff writers have combined to create the most nuclear take of all.

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