The Spinoff Board of Review

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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Food
Jul 26, 2018

So hot right now: Is Texas Chicken's new chicken the spiciest fried chicken in NZ?

The Spinoff Board of Review visited Texas Chicken to see if its Fiery Crunch Chicken was, as claimed, the “spiciest fried chicken in New Zealand”.

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Food
Jun 9, 2018

The Spinoff Reviews: The meat-free Beyond Burger

Toby Manhire tries the freshly launched burger at vegan fast food outfit Lord of the Flies

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Society
Jun 1, 2018

Behold the giant yellow penises of national significance, Rodney

The Spinoff Reviews NZ. Today: the giant penises painted on potholes in Rodney District

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Music
Apr 27, 2018

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #58: The friggin’ Muppets live in Wellington

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, Alex Casey goes to The Jim Henson Retrospectacle: Live in Concert and cries a bit.

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Society
Apr 3, 2018

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #57: Cigarette plain packaging

Cigarettes, once sold in brightly coloured packets that were highly appealing to children, will now be drab and mostly covered by dire warnings.

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Media
Mar 29, 2018

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #56: that Air NZ ad goading Steve Smith

The national carrier has just deleted its troll video, and the Spinoff board of review can see why

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Society
Feb 20, 2018

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #55: The horror of Fanta’s new Jelly Fizz

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, Alex Casey cracks open a can of horror in Fanta's new Jelly Fizz drink.

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Ātea
Feb 8, 2018

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #54: Hāngi flavoured chips

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, Ātea editor Leonie Hayden taste tests the new Heartland hāngi flavoured chips.

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Auckland
Jan 16, 2018

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #53: Daily Bread, Pt Chevalier

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, does the celebrated new bakery from the Orphan's Kitchen team live up to the Instagram hype?

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Media
Jan 11, 2018

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #52: Official Max Key fidget spinner

An anonymous staffer reviews the official merchandise of the former First Son.

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Society
Dec 1, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #49: LaCroix, the internet’s favourite drink

Henry Oliver drinks a crate day's worth of LaCroix, Millennial's favourite sparkling water which has just arrived in New Zealand.

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Auckland
Nov 3, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #49: the big chicken from Kai Eatery

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, staff from The Spinoff gorge themselves on giant pieces of fried chicken.

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Society
Nov 2, 2017
Society
Nov 2, 2017

Spinoff reviews New Zealand #47: Our first ever horror festival

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, Alex Casey reviews Halloween night at Horrorfest NZ.

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Society
Oct 31, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #46: the new Coke Raspberry

The Spinoff's resident youths Madeleine Chapman and Don Rowe try out the latest summer beverage.

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Society
Oct 19, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #45: Mi goreng potato chips

Madeleine Chapman's life is changed by Mi Goreng potato chips.

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Society
Sep 13, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #44: this guy walking the length of the country

Madeleine Chapman finds an old friend on the road, walking from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

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Media
Sep 12, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #43: Is ‘It’ really as scary as people say it is?

With the scary clown smashing box office records in horror film It, a bunch of Spinoff clowns went to the flicks to put it to the test. This is their story.

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Auckland
Aug 25, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #42: Matilda the musical

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, Don Rowe attends the theatre.

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Media
Jul 28, 2017

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #41: the website of radio station The Rock

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: Emily Writes reviews The Rock's website because usually she loves The Rock.

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Media
Jul 12, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #40: The man ad for a man house for men

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, in this men-only post, we salute a man ad for a man house.

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Society
Jul 11, 2017

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #39: Is Duck Island Ice Cream the best thing to come out of Hamilton?

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, Simon Day asks if Duck Island Ice Cream is the greatest thing the Tron has ever produced.

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Society
Jul 4, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #38: The 66th Annual All Breeds Cat Show

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, Don Rowe surveys the chaos at the 66th Annual All Breeds Cat Show.

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Auckland
Jun 28, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #37: The best roti canai in the country

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, Don Rowe worships at the temple of roti, K' Rd Malaysian joint Warisan Uncle Man's.

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Auckland
Jun 27, 2017

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #36: Specsavers, Queen Street

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today The Spinoff's general manager Kerryanne Nelson visits Specsavers on Auckland's main street.

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