Toby Manhire

Toby Manhire is senior editor at the Spinoff. He also writes columns for the NZ Herald and with other people called Toby for RNZ. Email him on

Of tax U-turns, captain’s calls and clusterfucks

As the campaign enters its final weekend, Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson have attempted to lance the boil, pledging Labour won't introduce new tax changes before 2021. Now the attacks will switch from tax to leadership, writes Toby Manhire

Our stunning policy comparison tool just got more stunning

Almost a hundred thousand people have explored the main parties' policy platforms on Policy since it launched three weeks on the Spinoff. And now it has an amazing new feature, blinkers, which challenges users to select the policies they prefer without a party logo beside them.