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The best of The Spinoff this week

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The best of The Spinoff this week

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Memo to WINZ: Don’t use Twitter to clap back at your clients

Being a big brand, corporate, or government department means restraining yourself on social media, no matter how grievously you feel you've been wronged, writes Anna Connell.

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When did the internet turn into a flaming cesspit? (WATCH)

Based on the podcast of the same name, watch as Alex Casey, Michele A’Court and Leonie Hayden wrestle with the positives and perils of being a woman online. 

Shrek might just be Dreamworks’ greatest cinematic achievement

Last week an Auckland cinema hosted a six-hour Shrek marathon. In a show of classic Kiwi stoicism, Josie Adams found that what didn't kill her made her stronger.

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Why the police raids on Australian media are so alarming

On Wednesday the AFP, the Australian equivalent of New Zealand's SIS, raided the Sydney headquarters of the state broadcaster the ABC.

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‘A beacon for the world’: What foreign media is saying about the Budget

Wouldn't it be nice to live in the New Zealand depicted in Guardian headlines?

The 10 most shocking moments in the blistering new book ‘Whale Oil’

A new book details the long-running fight between Matt Blomfield and Cameron Slater.

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The Spinoff named best website at the Voyager Awards

Last night at the Voyager Media Awards in Auckland, The Spinoff was named website of the year. Managing editor Duncan Greive is still in shock.

The best of The Spinoff’s Voyager Media Awards-nominated work

Tonight the nation's journalists gather at Auckland's glamorous Cordis Hotel for the most glittering night in media, the Voyager Media Awards. Read a selection of The Spinoff's rip-roaring 17 nominations here.

The day the paper we subbed ran the front-page headline WORLD IS FUKT

Julie Hill fondly recalls one of the Australian media’s great, accidentally truth-packed print cock-ups.