Media Archive

Angella and Ra on Jacinda Ardern’s baby

The Spinoff TV's Ra Pomare and Angella Dravid discuss the big First Baby news.

Who Drew That? The true story of the Peach Teats calf

The Peach Teats billboard is a legitimate cult classic. Toby Morris meets the artist responsible for State Highway 1's favourite cheeky calf.

The best of The Spinoff this week

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Welcome to bot-land: a journey to the most annoying corners of Instagram

Ever wondered why some random always leaves the same emoji on your photos?

Meet the men behind New Zealand’s most deranged conspiracy website

What on earth would possess someone to publish a cacophony of fabrications so unhinged that they make Infowars look tame?

Kiwis of Snapchat: Paula Bennett for leader!

In today's Kiwis of Snapchat, Paula Bennett has a modest proposal for the country.

The satirical Facebook page that Stuff got shut down is a fake news faultline

A scrap with Facebook over a copycat Stuff page reveals how fine the line is between combating fake news and straight up censorship.

Wake up sheeple: Is Jacinda’s baby actually a demon spawn?

The Spinoff answers the question other media are too scared to ask – is the First Baby actually a demon?

A yuge and groundbreaking analysis of the Trump-Kim staredown in Singapore

The 'Nectarine Nero' meets Kim Jong-un in Singapore today to pursue the shared goals of peace in Korea and a lovely Nobel prize. Don Rowe breaks down the 30 seconds or so the pair spent with the press ahead of their talks today.

Welcome to the Coffee News… News

The latest headlines from New Zealand's best-read and most-loved cafe newspaper, presented by the nation's favourite newsreader, Angella Dravid.

Big Sister is watching you: Just another day under Jacinda’s Orwellian eye

Welcome to Oceania, where the Party's state-mandated groupthink and doublespeak has the populace cowering in fear. Thoughtcriminal Joseph Nunweek smuggled out this dispatch.

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Watch the Warriors respond to the Auckland bar which labelled rugby league fans ‘scum’ and ‘criminals’

Viaduct bar Headquarters posted a facebook status on Thursday, calling league fans many bad things. Ra Pomare caught up with the Warriors to get their take on league fans being called 'vandals' and 'abusers'.

We infiltrated the top secret set of Peter Jackson’s big new film

Alex Casey experiences a whole new dystopia on the set of Mortal Engines.

Huge and true: The Spinoff TV is coming to Three on June 22

Two years ago, we declared ‘Good news: TV is dead’. It turns out we were perhaps premature in that assessment.

Wake up New Zealand and give a voice to those who already have booming voices

These are cruel days for white old men who feel silenced. We scour the country to find the last remaining safe spaces for these struggling titans. 

Please let’s not descend to ‘fault’ and ‘feral’ in the debate on police pursuits

A rush to assign blame for deaths in police chases can only distort the important discussion around a pursuit policy that should put human life first.

Bloody hell, what a week: Critic’s editor on the Menstruation Issue furore

In this editorial from the current issue of Critic, Joel MacManus looks back on week in which his small student magazine became a global news story.

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Sky and the limit: Can NZ’s pay-TV giant ever rediscover its glory days?

After decades spent botching its online products, Sky has finally unveiled a strategy which appears to answer its critics. Duncan Greive asks CEO John Fellet whether this time really will be different.

Print’s not dead yet: A community newspaper empire expands

Can newspapers based in tiny towns be profitable? A publisher based on the sparsely populated West Coast believes it can, and is expanding as a result.

The Side Eye: Kings and Commoners

Two Auckland schools went into lockdown recently, so why did one dominate the coverage? The Side Eye looks into the way King's College and Ōtāhuhu College featured in reporting.

Critic editor: why we made the Menstruation Issue

Yesterday the University of Otago seized thousands of copies of its students' magazine. Editor Joel MacManus explains what happened.

No, Reuters, we don’t have tens of thousands sleeping in cars and on the street

Homelessness in New Zealand is a very serious problem, and it’s too important to be muddied by misinformation.