White Man Behind A Desk quits comedy, pivots to political commentary

The calculus of supply and demand has driven WMBAD to abandon humour and focus instead on hot takes

On The Rag: The 5 kinds of TV ads aimed at women (WATCH)

The On The Rag podcast team – Michele A'Court, Alex Casey and Leonie Hayden – look back at the lady ads that made them the women they are today.

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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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Repressed Memories: Air New Zealand safety videos

James Mustapic is back to rank Air New Zealand's safety videos from worst to best.

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I’m desperately in love with John Campbell and my husband understands

John Campbell will tonight present his final show as Checkpoint host. Emily Writes explains why he is a basket of kittens and how she loves everything about him.

Why is Sir Ray Avery trying to take down the news?

Unhappy with Newsroom's coverage of him in recent weeks, Sir Ray Avery has filed a complaint with NetSafe, whose decision on the complaint may be a landmark one.

How NZ’s queer and women comics are changing the scene

Our queer and women comics have been charging hard ahead and spotlighting the industry's issues with gender and sexuality.

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Praise be! Churches will pray for the media this Sunday

This weekend, at hundreds of churches around New Zealand, congregations will offer up a prayer for the media. Why?

Repressed Memories: The best and worst New Zealand TV ads

From the Big Save lady, to ASB's Goldstein, to a very young Taika Waititi selling sweets – these are the TV ads that made James Mustapic the man he is today.

What is happening? Mike Hosking and Mark Richardson both made great points

New Zealanders have woken up to a topsy turvy world this morning, with normally annoying commentators Mark Richardson and Mike Hosking talking a lot of sense, reports Hayden Donnell.

I read all 54 Animorphs books in five days and it almost killed me

Remember Animorphs? The book where children turn into animals and save the world? Charlie O'Mannin does - because he just read all 54 of them in five days. This is his story.

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Crazy Rich Asians and why representation matters

A glaring lack of representation in Hollywood means Crazy Rich Asians still feels quietly revolutionary in a #woke 2018, writes Keren Sim.