Stuff the focus groups: The Spinoff meets Judith Collins

The National Party leader tells Duncan Greive what conviction means to her, and why she thinks she gets treated differently to Jacinda Ardern.

Angry, eloquent and 17, Fili has something to say to you

She's head girl, a viral star, a poet. But none of those credentials can ever capture the force of nature that is Aigagalefili ‘Fili’ Fepulea’i-Tapua’i. 

Why William the Conqueror is partly to blame for our housing problems

What does our housing market have to do with the 800-year-old British feudal land system?

Features Archive

The man who looked the apocalypse in the face – and laughed

Mark O'Connell confronts his climate change anxieties and goes deep on prepper culture, even flying to Aotearoa to eyeball Peter Thiel's supposed bolthole in Queenstown.

Environment, energy, jobs: The massive impact of the Tiwai Point closure

What does the closure of New Zealand's only aluminium smelter mean for the economy and the environment?

The founder of a failed cannabis museum sounds a warning for similar startups

Cannabis legalisation could present a valuable opportunity for small businesses and startups looking to be part of a growing global industry. But will stigma around cannabis use stand in the way?

Outdoors Party reckons it can ride an anti-1080 wave to parliament in 2020

A fringe political party is hoping for better returns in 2020 after adding a high profile independent lawyer to the leadership team.

The Bulletin: Time right to borrow and spend, says Robertson

Robertson signals big borrowing to boost infrastructure, discarded e-scooters spark concern, and a big week coming for Auckland’s port. 

The Bulletin: Paramedics call for full govt funding

Poorly paid paramedics call for full government funding, Andrew Little signs off more surveillance warrants, and Christchurch accused links to far-right confirmed.

The Bulletin: High house prices a small town issue now

Latest QV figures show huge house price rises in smaller towns, new study shows terrible bottom trawling impact, and nurses give natural disaster warning.

The Bulletin: Social housing list balloons amid heavy demand

Social housing list balloons amid heavy demand, bizarre development in NZ-China relations takes in former PM, and another species of foreign fruit fly found.

Formidable reporter, wry commentator, dear friend: a tribute to Rob Hosking

David Cohen remembers a man admired and loved by his colleagues in the media, in politics, and beyond.

Movers and bakers: Fort Greene and the mission to create the perfect sandwich

As they prepared to move to a bigger space, Auckland artisan bakers Fort Greene paused to reflect on the glorious potential held within two pieces of bread.

Book of the Week: The revolutionary live email interview with Tayi Tibble

Spinoff Review of Books editor Steve Braunias revives the revolutionary live email interview with a new star of New Zealand literature - the wildly talented Tayi Tibble.

The Bulletin: Rest home horrors

Good morning and welcome to The Bulletin. In today's edition: Reports detail terrible conditions in rest homes, lawyers called in over Plunket money, and Dunedin students are burning fewer couches.  Rest home …