The Spinoff Board of Review

Media
Sep 19, 2018

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #68: Jacinda Ardern's suffrage edition of The NZ Herald

To celebrate 125 years of women's suffrage in Aotearoa today, Jacinda Ardern edited a special commemorative edition of The NZ Herald.

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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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Society
Jun 26, 2017

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #35: Cooked Taro in Wellington

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. This time, Pani Chapman (staff writer Madeleine Chapman's mum) reviews the best cooked taro in Wellington.

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Auckland
Jun 26, 2017

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #34: West Side Story at The Civic

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: Sam Brooks reviews the West Side Story touring blockbuster spectacle.

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Society
Jun 16, 2017

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #31: Pascall Jaffas Lumps

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: Calum Henderson tries the New Zealand sweetie fusion to – hopefully – end all New Zealand sweetie fusions.

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Society
Jun 12, 2017

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #29: This hat I bought at the Pakuranga night market

So here's the hat that knocks everything out of the park. Everything.

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Auckland
Jun 7, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #27: The Metrolanes bar

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: Sam Brooks on his favourite bowling-alley-in-a-multiplex-bar, Metrolanes.

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Society
Jun 6, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #26: Petone Kmart

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: Madeleine Chapman makes a pilgrimage to the frenzy-sparking new Kmart in the Hutt.

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Media
Jun 1, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #25: Toothbrush subscription service Freshbrush

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: Don Rowe reviews a subscription toothbrush.

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Sports
May 31, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #24: Regina Rugby World Cup 1991 cards plus gum

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: Calum Henderson reviews the best thing to ever come out of Oamaru.

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Media
May 29, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #23: The Coffee News

What treats lie within the folded A3 glory of the Coffee News?

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Society
May 22, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #22: Fidget Spinners

Fidget Spinners are all the rage. But do they stack up to toy fads of the past? Madeleine Chapman weighs in.

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Society
May 19, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #21: the Tirau roundabout

Simon Wilson orbits a State Highway One showpiece.

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Auckland
May 17, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #20: The Waterview Tunnel

The deepest, priciest road project in New Zealand was meant to have opened at least a month ago. Toby Manhire critiques it.

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Comedy
May 12, 2017

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #19: Two Hearts

Duncan Greive watches Joseph Moore and Laura Daniel weave sketch comedy songs and new material into a choreographed, heavily produced pop powerhouse.

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Sports
May 1, 2017

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #18: Shaun Johnson’s game-winning kick

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: Don Rowe reflects on Shaun Johnson's clutch kick against the Roosters.

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Media
Apr 28, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #17: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: Madeleine Chapman caught the latest musical in town with the longest name.

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Society
Apr 11, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #16: the best chocolate hot cross bun in the country

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: Madeleine Chapman reveals where to find the best chocolate hot cross bun in New Zealand.

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Sports
Apr 10, 2017

The Spinoff reviews the world outside of New Zealand #1: Russell Westbrook’s historic 42nd season triple-double

We normally review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time etc. But today Madeleine Chapman was in Denver, witnessing NBA history.

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Society
Mar 31, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #15: the Huntly DEKA sign

Today, a trip south for The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand, where wonders are to be discovered.

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Media
Mar 21, 2017

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #13: Alpine Tasty Cheese

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today: Some people are upset about free-range eggs. Toby Manhire is upset about ‘tasty’ cheese.

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