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Media
Nov 11, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Are we there yet
Aug 18, 2018

Leilani Momoisea and Katherine Lowe on racism, feminism and the fashion industry

The duo behind the fashion and lifestyle blog Rally discuss working in the fashion industry and life as women of colour in Aotearoa.  There are some numbers that register immediately for …

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Society
Aug 17, 2018

Are you ready for the cow-pocalypse?

It's clear New Zealand's 10.6 million cows aren't going to stand for our shit anymore. So how should we fight back? The Spinoff TV's Hayden Donnell reports.

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Politics
Aug 17, 2018

Good Week, Bad Week: 17 August 2018

The Spinoff's editor Toby Manhire is back to review the last seven days in New Zealand news. Who's popping open a cold one in celebration of a job well done, and who's drinking hard spirits straight from the bottle to make it all go away?

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Society
Aug 16, 2018

The best signs at the Auckland teachers’ rally

Angella Dravid headed to the Auckland rally for striking primary teachers to hand out some gold stars for excellence in sign design.

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Gaming
Aug 14, 2018

Frickin Dangerous Bro review white people things: Settlers of Catan

What is it with white people's love for the colonialist hexagonal fantasy board game Settlers of Catan?

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Television
Aug 13, 2018

Which is better: The Office UK or The Office US?

It's an eternal argument: Which is the better version of The Office? The original brutal UK version or its heartfelt US spinoff? The Spinoff staff finally weighs in.

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Media
Aug 12, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Are we there yet
Aug 11, 2018

Feminism in the family: Colleen Smith and Emma Espiner on breeding activism

In the fifth part of the new podcast series Venus Envy, Colleen Smith and Emma Espiner discuss raising feminists. 

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Television
Aug 10, 2018

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

Because what your Friday night really needs is Duncan Greive getting beaten up in a cow costume. 

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Politics
Aug 10, 2018

Good Week, Bad Week: 10 August 2018

Spinoff editor Toby Manhire reviews the last seven days in New Zealand news, sorting out those riding high from those who wish they could crawl back under the bedcovers.

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Society
Aug 9, 2018

What’s the deal with ‘town shoes’?

If you're a New Zealand man who goes clubbing, chances are you've been denied entry at least once for not wearing leather shoes. But why? What's wrong with sneakers?

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Television
Aug 7, 2018

New to Lightbox: It’s American women all over this month

A '70s housewife, an exhausted mother, and a law student moonlighting as a call girl: these are just a few of the people coming to Lightbox in August.

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Media
Aug 5, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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

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Food
Aug 4, 2018

The Spinoff reviews and rates New Zealand’s best petrol station pies

Finally, the definitive ranking of Aotearoa's favourite snack – featuring notes of burnt marshmallow, wet undies and duplicitous giraffes. 

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Are we there yet
Aug 4, 2018

K Road feminism: Three hustlers fighting for their community with grit and grace

Damaris Coulter, Annah Pickering, and Nunu Davey on fighting for your community when no one else will

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Society
Aug 3, 2018

‘Is all of our coverage just making things worse?’

Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux are in New Zealand to preach their alt-right message in Auckland. But should the media just ignore them?

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Music
Aug 3, 2018

Powerstation owner defends, then cancels hosting Southern-Molyneux show (updated)

'The Powerstation is a blank canvas,' says owner after organisers reveal alt-right duo Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux will appear at beloved music venue. 

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Media
Aug 1, 2018

‘Why are you like this?’ A deeply awkward interview with David Farrier

The Spinoff's not at all embittered reporter Hayden Donnell grills Dark Tourist creator David Farrier about why he didn't go to his wedding.

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Politics
Aug 1, 2018

The Winstonmageddon-o-meter™: Does this mean war?

New Zealand's leading data visionaries Hayden Donnell and Toby Morris read the nation's thermometer as it undergoes the six-week Jacinderregnum

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Media
Jul 31, 2018

What makes the perfect NZ snow story? (WATCH)

Veteran news pro Pete Export (Ra Pomare) has some tips for making a classic 'winter hits New Zealand' news story.

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Television
Jul 31, 2018

Five seasons of New Girl in one minute (WATCH)

Can you sum up five seasons of the bed-hopping, flatmate-loving sitcom New Girl in one minute? Madeleine Chapman thinks she can.

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Media
Jul 29, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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Are we there yet
Jul 28, 2018

‘He thinks it’s funny to put his penis on junior female colleagues’: the culture of NZ’s legal profession

In the third part of the new podcast series Venus Envy, Zoë Lawton and Hayden Wilson discuss how the culture and corporate structure of law firms created a fertile environment for sexual assault.

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Politics
Jul 26, 2018

Kiwis of Snapchat: Simon Bridges on his medicinal cannabis bill

National party leader Simon Bridges is excited about launching an opposition bill to make medical marijuana legal in New Zealand.

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Society
Jul 25, 2018

Frickin Dangerous Bro review white people things: Lululemon

Frickin Dangerous Bro – Jame Roque, Jamaine Ross and Pax Assadi – investigate women's mysterious love for brightly coloured yoga pants.

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Politics
Jul 25, 2018

Confirmed: Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux will NOT be speaking in New Zealand. Update: Wait, turns out actually they will be speaking now, at an unspecified ‘private venue’

After political wrangling, court action and protests, it can now be confirmed that Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern will not be speaking in New Zealand.

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