The Spinoff

Music
Apr 21, 2021

FIRST: Finn Andrews on bombing in front of King Kapisi at his first Rockquest

Watch | The Veils singer talks us through his first big onstage disaster, first musical hero and more in our new video and podcast interview series.

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Media
Feb 24, 2021

Introducing our new podcast series Remember When...

Join us as we delight and despair in the fads and phenomena that helped shape us across the generations.

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Television
Feb 22, 2021

48Hours is back for 2021 – and it’s happening soon!

Get a team together and prepare to be extremely under the pump – registrations for this year’s Vista Foundation 48Hours film competition are open now.

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Media
Feb 18, 2021

A note to readers of The Spinoff in Australia

If you're across the ditch, you can no longer access our content via Facebook. Here's how to ensure you don't miss anything.

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Society
Feb 14, 2021

It’s back to lockdown for Auckland. Here’s what alert level three means in practice

A list of questions about Auckland's move to alert level three, answered.

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Books
Feb 12, 2021

The Garden Party: 10 things to look forward to at Wellington’s new festival

A selection of highlights from the upcoming Garden Party Festival, presented by Verb Wellington and The Spinoff. 

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Science
Feb 5, 2021

100 Year Forecast: What can we do about climate change?

Watch all five episodes of 100 Year Forecast and see the special interactive website now.

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Science
Feb 4, 2021

100 Year Forecast: What will climate change mean for our animals?

Watch all five episodes of 100 Year Forecast and see the special interactive website now.

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Science
Feb 3, 2021

100 Year Forecast: Where will New Zealand be most at risk from flooding?

Watch all five episodes of 100 Year Forecast and see the special interactive website now.

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Science
Feb 2, 2021

100 Year Forecast: Where will New Zealand get wetter and drier?

Watch all five episodes of 100 Year Forecast and see the special interactive website now.

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Television
Feb 1, 2021

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

February is bringing you Zendaya, Diana and two men in kilts. What more could you want?

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Science
Feb 1, 2021

100 Year Forecast: How do we know the climate is changing?

Watch all five episodes of 100 Year Forecast and see the special interactive website now.

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Society
Jan 30, 2021

Frame: Every day I put things in the right place

VIDEO: Inez is a funny, kind, smart 11-year-old kid. But life for her has been very difficult in a way that will resonate with many families.

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Science
Jan 29, 2021

Frame: Standing up to kauri dieback

VIDEO: Visitors travel from far and wide to Northland’s Waipoua Forest. Are they putting Tāne Mahuta and his brothers and sisters at risk?

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Society
Jan 28, 2021

A whole lot of ruckus: Introducing the 2021 Basement Theatre Summer Season

After Covid devastated their 2020, Basement Theatre comes roaring into 2021 with their Summer Season. Here's the rundown of shows in the season, with comments from Programmer Nisha Madhan where appropriate.

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Society
Jan 28, 2021

Frame: The life-changing work of Whaea Michelle

VIDEO: 'If we fix families, then the rest of the courts will be redundant. Our mokopuna will be safer, our grandparents will be safer – we will all be safer.'

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Society
Jan 27, 2021

Frame: Finding a home on the asexual spectrum

VIDEO: Members of New Zealand’s asexual community talk about the challenges and misconceptions of identifying as ace.

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Politics
Jan 26, 2021
Television
Jan 25, 2021

Frame: Who owns the toxic waste in Mataura’s paper mill?

WATCH: On the edge of the Mataura River, a disused paper mill is filled with thousands of bags of toxic waste. Locals want to find out who’s responsible for it – and they want it gone before disaster strikes.

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Television
Jan 1, 2021

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

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

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Media
Dec 30, 2020

The ones that got away: 10 great 2020 stories that deserved a wider audience

Some of our favourite reads from this year that we think warranted more click-love.

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Society
Dec 22, 2020

The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2020 – a review of the year that was

Pour yourself some eggnog and join the hosts of The Spinoff’s podcast network for our annual Superpod.

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Society
Dec 17, 2020
Science
Dec 16, 2020

Best of 2020: 100 Year Forecast and the areas of NZ most at risk from flooding

All this week we're looking back on some of the best videos published on The Spinoff in 2020. Today, 100 Year Forecast looks at the future of flooding in New Zealand.

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Coming Home
Dec 15, 2020

Coming Home: If we want returning New Zealanders to stay, we need a plan

In the final part of Coming Home, hosts Duncan Greive and Jane Yee ask what can be done to keep returning New Zealanders on our shores post-pandemic.

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Media
Dec 14, 2020

We’re hiring: The Spinoff seeks an intermediate web developer

If you love The Spinoff and are an experienced developer, we want to hear from you. The Spinoff is looking for an intermediate developer to join us in our Morningside, Auckland …

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Society
Dec 13, 2020

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