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?

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?

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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 …

The Bulletin: Public money used to spy on quake survivors

Public money has been used to spy on earthquake victims, Amy Adams gets a top job in National, and marine protection network proposals in the South Island are disappointing to environmentalists.

Novelist Charlotte Wood: ‘The female body seems to provoke this bizarre hatred’

Charlotte Graham-McLay interviews acclaimed Australian author Charlotte Wood - who is appearing at the New Zealand Festival this weekend - about sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and 'angry women'.

Book of the Week: The revolutionary live email interview with Peter Wells

The return of the patented Spinoff revolutionary live email interview, this time with Peter Wells, author of a new book devoted to the subject of "reclaiming Pakeha history".