The Spinoff

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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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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Music
Sep 12, 2018

Citizen Pink: please back our campaign to get this hero a passport immediately

The case to make the singer a citizen of Aotearoa is now irrefutable. Please jump on board and get this passport party started.

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Media
Sep 9, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Politics
Sep 7, 2018

Good Week, Bad Week: September 7

With the prime minister in Naura for the Pacific Islands Forum, it was a very bad week for both Mike Hosking and Leighton Smith. 

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Television
Sep 5, 2018

New to Lightbox: Tea with the Ocean’s 8 Dames at Castle Rock

This month on Lightbox you can raid the Met Ball with Sandra Bullock, visit Castle Rock with Melanie Lynskey or just have some good ol' tea with four dames.

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Media
Sep 3, 2018

Repressed Memories: The best and worst New Zealand TV ads

From the Big Save lady, to ASB's Goldstein, to a very young Taika Waititi selling sweets – these are the TV ads that made James Mustapic the man he is today.

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Media
Sep 2, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Politics
Aug 31, 2018

Good Week, Bad Week: 31 August

Spinoff editor Toby Manhire is back to hand out the bouquets and brickbats from the week in New Zealand news.

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Television
Aug 30, 2018

The five best cameos on How I Met Your Mother

Nine seasons, two hundred and eight episodes, and a list of cameos longer than the list of women Barney's slept with. Madeleine Chapman selects the five best, weirdest and most notable.

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