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‘We wanted to break her’ – Jami-Lee Ross weighs in on Clare Curran story

The controversial MP says his former party put a target on the minister’s back, but Melissa Lee insists there was no concerted campaign.

‘I physically felt like I was going to die’: Clare Curran opens up on politics, toxicity and trauma

Sacked cabinet minister Clare Curran speaks for the first time about the brutal end to her political career – and what she calls the toxicity and bullying that marked her years in parliament.

The album taking Khruangbin from cult status to worldwide acclaim

Andrew Drever interviews Texas-based trio Khruanngbin upon the release of their third album, Mordechai. 

The fight to tell New Zealand stories in New Zealand magazines

With the collapse of Bauer NZ resulting in Australian magazines flooding our shelves, Wendyl Nissen looks back at her battle to get homegrown content given the star billing it deserved. Thanks …

Consensus-based NZ electoral reform is a lovely idea. And it’s mostly a myth

Extending the franchise to prisoners is the latest in a series of contentious electoral reforms enacted by this government. But is it really that rare?

Hamilton is now available to stream online. Here’s why that’s such a big deal

The biggest musical of the past two decades is available to watch on Disney+. Sam Brooks takes stock of this extraordinary move.

Shortland Street celebrates 7,000 episodes while social distancing

Keep your hands away from each other, you socially distanced horn bags.

Review: Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club is the show of your pre-teen dreams

Netflix's adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club makes long-time fan Tara Ward fall in love with the series all over again.

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 3

The 20 books that the brightest book buyers in New Zealand are devouring this very monent.

Iwi and hapū are crucial to Auckland’s water resource management

A Ngāti Whātua historian on how the sharing of resources between Tāmaki Makaurau and Waikato goes back a very long way. 

A third of us feel financially strained, and it’s hurting our mental health

A new report measuring New Zealanders’ financial wellbeing highlights how key sectors of our population are feeling stressed over money, and how Covid-19 has made that worse.

The Bulletin: Ups and downs at parliament as parties make final shuffles

Clark out and Bridges back in, Chinese embassy warns NZ politicians to not speak out on Hong Kong, and terrible new revelations about Oranga Tamariki culture.

These are the women’s stories at the heart of a crisis in criminal justice

In seven short years the number of Māori women on remand has doubled, and you should be furious.

The health minister just quit amid a huge health crisis and no one is freaking out

A mountain bike made David Clark's resignation likely, the wheels of a bus made it inevitable.

The truth about ‘the truth about adrenochrome’, The Spinoff’s most-viewed story of all time

One million people have now viewed our article about a niche conspiracy theory that most New Zealanders have never even heard of.

How social media built a community around this Auckland plumber

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Rob Teina from Supreme Plumbing.

Live updates, July 2: Public funding for America’s Cup halted; compassionate exemptions set to return

The latest on the Covid-19 crisis and other major news lines in New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

Sissy that hoedown: Big city drag takes on small town values in We’re Here

We’re Here is the new Neon show which takes drag out of the city and into small town America.

How Covid-19 changed the way we think about our homes

Through Covid-19 we've become more acquainted with our homes and neighbourhoods. So what would we change about them?

Under Cover: Sharon Van Etten and Tiny Ruins (WATCH)

This episode of Under Cover brings together musicians Sharon Van Etten and Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) to play each other’s songs and have a yarn.

David Clark ‘takes one for the team’ and resigns as health minister

Beleaguered Labour MP David Clark resigned as health minister during a press conference at parliament this morning.

A lesbian author surveys the lesfic landscape and finds it wanting

Lil O'Brien grew up having to read between the lines to find girls like her. Girls who liked girls, that is.

‘Every day they are essential’: the living wage movement marches on

In a time of growing corporate responsibility, the New Zealand living wage movement is making great gains.