The Spinoff

Society
Dec 10, 2018

Here’s where to channel the hurt and rage for Grace Millane

Here are some actions that you can take to redirect your anger and sadness following the death of Grace Millane.

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Media
Oct 10, 2018

Farrier vs Hayden: round 2

Our two favourite frenemies still have a lot of shit to work through.

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Auckland
Oct 9, 2018

Auckland homeless count results released

Last month's 'point in time' survey tallied 336 people living without shelter, but a far greater number following a 'validation exercise'

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Media
Oct 7, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Politics
Oct 5, 2018

Good Week, Bad Week: October 5

Editor Toby Manhire returns for his regular round-up of the week in New Zealand news. This week: embarrassing NZ values, underwhelming #sponcon, Judith Collins on 'going lez', Hosko and Leighton salute The Spinoff, and more.

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Television
Oct 5, 2018

Sad: The Spinoff TV ends tonight at 10.45pm on Three

It's our hour-long finale with live music, guests and hot, hot curry. What could possibly go wrong? 

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Society
Oct 5, 2018

Frickin’ Dangerous Bro review white people things: wearing shoes indoors

Comedy group Frickin Dangerous Bro – Jame Roque, Jamaine Ross and Pax Assadi – overcome one of their strongest fears

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Lightbox
Oct 5, 2018

The Spinoff and Lightbox presents… Get It to Te Papa

Get It to Te Papa follows journalist Hayden Donnell on an ambitious quest to collect underappreciated Kiwi cultural artefacts and get them into New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa.

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Society
Oct 4, 2018

That time Sir Edmund Hillary went in search of the yeti

Hamish Parkinson investigates one of our great nation's least-known foundational moments: Sir Edmund Hillary's ultimately fruitless 1960 expedition to Nepal to look for the yeti.

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Partners
Oct 3, 2018

New to Lightbox in October: The Spinoff’s very own show and more!

A bee-based riff on The Hunger Games, a remake of your favourite problematic 80s film, and The Spinoff's very own new doco-series. This is what's new to Lightbox in October!

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Music
Oct 2, 2018

Repressed Memories: Christmas in the Park

The annual free concert featuring the top local pop stars of the day is one of New Zealand's most enduring Christmas traditions. James Mustapic looks back at its most memorable moments.

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Politics
Oct 1, 2018

Can you pass NZ First’s New Zealand Values Citizenship Test?

Take the test to see if you'd be allowed entry into New Zealand.

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Media
Sep 30, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Television
Sep 28, 2018

Your friendly reminder to watch The Spinoff TV at 10.45pm on Three

Because Jacinda-mania has gone global and we are going rogue. 

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Politics
Sep 28, 2018

Jacinda Ardern’s UN speech, digested to 200 words

For the time poor but geopolitical address hungry, we have mercilessly crunched down the NZ prime minister’s speech

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Media
Sep 28, 2018

Good Week, Bad Week: September 28

This week in our regular round-up of the week's winners and losers in New Zealand news: it was a very bad week for people trying to pronounce our prime minister's name.

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Politics
Sep 27, 2018

Jacindamania goes global

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's been in the US this week and her arrival with baby Neve has caused quite the stir. If only they could get her name right...

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Politics
Sep 25, 2018

Updated! Barry Soper finally sets foot in US after BAN / human rights row

Five months on, we can at last conclude our widely acclaimed live blog with some good news.

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Partners
Sep 25, 2018

Spinoff Investigation: Who is the Goodest Doctor of them all? (WATCH)

Chris Warner, House, Shaun Murphy, Meredith Grey, Mindy Lahiri – there are a lot of doctors on our television, but who is the goodest? Madeleine Chapman investigates, and the results may surprise you.

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Media
Sep 23, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Television
Sep 21, 2018

Your friendly reminder to watch The Spinoff TV tonight at 10.45 on Three

Because it's suffrage week, we've got ourselves a right lady-fest on The Spinoff TV tonight. 

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Politics
Sep 21, 2018

Good Week, Mad Week: September 21

It's been 125 years since women got the vote, but did you know men had it really bad too? 

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Media
Sep 18, 2018

Repressed Memories: Air New Zealand safety videos

James Mustapic is back to rank Air New Zealand's safety videos from worst to best.

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Media
Sep 16, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Television
Sep 15, 2018

What happens when The Real Pod invades The Block NZ? (WATCH)

Jane Yee and Alex Casey from The Real Pod spent an afternoon at Hobsonville Point to bring you this harrowing report.

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Television
Sep 14, 2018

Your friendly reminder to watch The Spinoff TV tonight at 10.45 on Three

Because what your Friday needs is a loneliness lesson in te reo and a touch more Mark Richardson.

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Politics
Sep 14, 2018

Good Week, Bad Week: September 14

He wiki pai, he wiki kino (featuring Winston Peters, Mike Hosking, and Australian politicians doing high concept speeches)

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