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Media
Sep 23, 2018

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Media
Jul 15, 2018

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Are we there yet
Jul 14, 2018

‘We need to say, OK, what next?’ Jacinda Ardern on the impact of #MeToo

The PM calls for more ‘conversations around consent and healthy relationships’ in the wake of the post-Weinstein global outrage

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Media
Jul 12, 2018

Repressed Memories: remembering What Now in the 2000s

It's been going since 1981– but what was New Zealand's favourite kids' show like in the first decade of this century?

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Media
Jul 11, 2018

Who is Leighton Smith?

He's been on the periphery of our lives for 34 years, but broadcaster Leighton Smith remains a man of mystery to most of us. The Spinoff TV's Angella Dravid investigates.

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Society
Jul 11, 2018

The Spinoff TV: Kiddie Booze!

A Christchurch racing club is offering 'kiddie picks', where children bet on the horses for lollies. Inspired, The Spinoff TV's Hayden Donnell got to work on his own R18 product for kids.

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Beverage
Jul 10, 2018

Frickin Dangerous Bro Review White People Things: kombucha

In the latest episode of The Spinoff TV series in which James Roque, Pax Assadi and Jamaine Ross try all the fancy shit white people seem to like: kombucha.

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Business
Jul 8, 2018

The Spinoff Business needs a new editor

A rare opportunity to join your friendly local website as editor of the crucial Business section.

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Media
Jul 8, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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Society
Jul 7, 2018

Kiwis of Snapchat: Boycott Air New Zealand!

If Air New Zealand is going to betray its country by selling fake meat, I'll just have to take my business elsewhere.

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Society
Jul 6, 2018

Kiwis of Snapchat: It’s a KiwiBuild free-homes bonanza!

We don't know about you, but this millennial can't wait for her free KiwiBuild home.

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Media
Jul 5, 2018

Vacancy: The Spinoff is looking for a part-time finance coordinator

The good ship Spinoff needs a part-time finance coordinator

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Food
Jul 3, 2018

Let me watch you eat: Rose Matafeo makes mukbang

Rose Matafeo is a superfan of mukbang, the South Korean video craze in which a host eats huge amounts of foods while interacting with their audience. So she decided to make her own.

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Television
Jul 3, 2018

New to Lightbox: Katherine Heigl comes to Suits and UnREAL returns

Alex Casey, Sam Brooks and Madeleine Chapman round up the new content coming to Lightbox this month, including the return of TV juggernauts Suits and UnREAL. 

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Business
Jul 2, 2018

One reporter’s doomed quest to use Google’s tax tactics

Hayden Donnell read about Google’s tax strategy, and went on a journey to try and replicate it for himself.

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Media
Jul 1, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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Media
Jun 29, 2018

The Spinoff TV: Let’s market Matariki!

Marketing guru Brandon Digital (Ra Pomare) explains how Matariki can transform your boring small business into an exciting "woke brand'.

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Media
Jun 26, 2018

The Spinoff TV: Going undercover at a high society party at the Dotcom Mansion

José Barbosa infiltrates the glamorous Great Gatsby Party at the Toy Mansion, formerly home to Kim Dotcom, in a quest to recover his long lost undies.

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Media
Jun 24, 2018

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Media
Jun 23, 2018

Kiwis of Snapchat: Paula Bennett welcomes the First Baby

In our video series Kiwis of Snapchat, comedian Tom Sainsbury sources exclusive Snapchat footage of Kiwi citizens and luminaries making the news. Today: "Names for the baby? I'd definitely suggest Paula."

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Media
Jun 22, 2018

Not even kidding, the Spinoff TV debuts TONIGHT

Our first TV show premieres on Three at 9.45pm – here’s what to expect

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Media
Jun 19, 2018

Angella and Ra on Jacinda Ardern’s baby

The Spinoff TV's Ra Pomare and Angella Dravid discuss the big First Baby news.

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Television
Jun 19, 2018

What to watch on your commute, Lightbox-style

On Lightbox Premium, you can download Lightbox content to your mobile device. We asked our colleagues for their picks to watch on your next commute – no matter the length.

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Society
Jun 18, 2018

The Spinoff goes to Fieldays

"God damn, that horse is beautiful." Townie Ra Pomare heads to the country's biggest expo of rural life.

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Politics
Jun 18, 2018

Live blog: Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford reveal cardigan details

We provide live updates as the country anticipates the arrival of the prime minister's baby.

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Media
Jun 17, 2018

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Media
Jun 15, 2018

Kiwis of Snapchat: Paula Bennett for leader!

In today's Kiwis of Snapchat, Paula Bennett has a modest proposal for the country.

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