The Spinoff

Society
Oct 25, 2021

Live updates, Labour weekend: Monday brings 109 new community Covid cases

Bringing you the latest on the Covid-19 delta crisis – and more.

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NEON
Aug 2, 2021

Real talk: The highlights of Neon’s Documentary Spotlight

A bunch of the best TV documentaries of the year arrive on Neon this week. Here are the ones you won’t want to miss.

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New to streaming
Aug 1, 2021

What’s new to Netflix NZ, Neon and other streaming services in August

Everything coming to streaming services this month, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, Neon and TVNZ OnDemand.

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Television
Jul 30, 2021

All sports interviews should be like this

Ruby Tui and Michaela Blyde look unassailable in the race for 'best interview at the Tokyo Olympics' gold.

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Media
Jul 28, 2021

We’re hiring: HR specialist, The Spinoff Group

The Spinoff Group is looking for an experienced HR specialist to help us navigate through a serious growth phase.

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Media
Jul 15, 2021

We’re hiring: account management roles at Daylight Creative

We are seeking an account director and an account manager to join the team at Daylight Creative, the new creative studio within The Spinoff Group.

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The Bulletin
Jul 13, 2021

We’re hiring: editor, The Bulletin

We're on the hunt for the next editor of our flagship morning newsletter.

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Science
Jul 9, 2021

‘So many wonderful ways of telling the story’: reflections on Drawing Science

Inspired by the success of Toby Morris and Siouxsie Wiles' Covid-19 collaborations, we brought 30 illustrators and scientists together to see if sparks would fly.

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Ātea
Jul 4, 2021

Look up and listen: Immersive Matariki audio experience Mauri Tau, reviewed

A new storytelling experience brings peace for three Spinoff writers as they see in the new year.

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Politics
Jul 1, 2021
Conversations That Count
Jul 1, 2021

A quick catch-up: All our Conversations That Count so far

Take some time to get acquainted with the back catalogue of our engrossing, informative podcast series.

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New to streaming
Jul 1, 2021

What’s new to Netflix NZ, Neon and other streaming services in July

Everything coming to streaming services this month, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, Neon and TVNZ OnDemand.

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Politics
Jun 29, 2021

Make It 16: A documentary about the fight to lower Aotearoa’s voting age

Meet the rangatahi campaigning to make New Zealand’s voting age 16 in this Doc Edge Original.

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Society
Jun 28, 2021

The Lion King in Auckland, reviewed by a stampede of critics

Twenty-four years and more than 100 million audience members since its Broadway premiere, The Lion King musical has opened at Spark Arena.

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Media
Jun 25, 2021

We’re hiring: The Spinoff seeks commercial manager

Keen to play a key role in securing funding for The Spinoff’s acclaimed editorial operation?

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Ministry for the Environment
Jun 22, 2021

Our climate future is happening now

The Spinoff spoke to a range of Kiwi about how the climate crisis affects them, and how they are mitigating its effects.

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Doc Edge Festival
Jun 18, 2021

Doc Edge: Seven documentaries to watch in this year’s festival

This year’s Doc Edge film festival features 83 documentaries from New Zealand and around the world. And until July 11, most of them are available to watch online.

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Media
Jun 15, 2021

The greatest early-noughties hits of Metro’s Felicity Ferret

It's been over 10 years since Metro's iconic gossip columnist Felicity Ferret got the chop. We revisit some of her greatest gossip from the celeb scene of the early 2000s. . 

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Society
Jun 14, 2021

A glossary of New Zealand gossip

Need a refresher on the who, what and why of local gossip? We're here to help.

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Music
Jun 11, 2021

Scorching takes on ‘Solar Power’: Lorde’s new single, reviewed

A new Lorde single, heralding a new Lorde album, both called 'Solar Power'. Sand between our toes, we listen to the tune and watch the video.   

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New to streaming
Jun 1, 2021

What’s new to Netflix NZ, Neon and other streaming services in June

With thanks to our friends at Nando‘s, we round up everything coming to streaming services in June.

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Television
May 27, 2021

The Dental Reunion: An unmissable annual appointment

Watch | Every year, a group of retired dentists meet up for a dental school reunion. But with fewer and fewer of the class of 1950 still alive and kicking, could this one be their last?

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Politics
May 24, 2021

Who will be the next NZ governor general? We’ve done the odds

Dame Patsy Reddy is packing her bags at Government House. Who will be the Queen’s next representative in Wellington?

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Television
May 21, 2021

VF48Hours 2021: All hail the Trolley King

Watch | Christchurch team Blood and Bone talk us through their disqualified VF48Hours musical, Trolley King.

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Television
May 14, 2021

VF48Hours 2021: Body-swapping techno vikings from space

Watch | Remember when Saturday morning cartoons were like this?

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Television
May 13, 2021

Camp Rock? No, We Rock!

Watch | The Doc Edge original showcases girls and enbys destined to rock at Girls Rock! Camp Aotearoa 2020.

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Society
May 12, 2021

‘People are really struggling’: Fijians fear ‘chaos’ as second outbreak grows

As Covid re-emerges, Fijians struggle with an information vacuum and a worsening economy as the outbreak continues to spread.

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