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The Fold podcast: Bailey Mackey takes Māori storytelling to the world

He started as a journalist, became a producer, and is now one of NZ’s most successful TV creators.

48Hours Lockdown Showcase: Nothing To See Here

The Spinoff is showcasing seven films from the 48-hour film competition. Today, Nothing to See Here from team PickleThugs.

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48Hours Lockdown Showcase: Duck 3D: 2D Busta’s

The Spinoff is showcasing seven films from the 48-hour film competition. Today, 3D Duck: 2D Busta's from team Flat Earth Globalists.

Bauer’s biggest-selling NZ magazine is back… or is it?

A month after the German publisher shut down its NZ publications, one of the biggest titles has relaunched quietly – but now it's made in Australia.

Taika Waititi directing Star Wars is huge, but there’s one big challenge to overcome

Taika Waititi is making a Star Wars film! Great news, but maybe let's lower our expectations, writes Sam Brooks.

48Hour Lockdown Showcase: Cookie Jar

The Spinoff is showcasing seven films from the 48-hour film competition. Today, Cookie Jar from team The Morris Buchanans.

48Hours Lockdown Showcase: Ice Cold Killer

The Spinoff is showcasing seven films from the 48-hour film competition. Today, Ice Cold Killer from team Proto Primate.

48Hours Lockdown Showcase: It Was Sol

The Spinoff is showcasing seven films from the 48-hour film competition. We're sharing one a day in the lead up to the one-hour awards special, airing on TVNZ2. Third up, It Was Sol from team Piwaiwaka. 

Why Australia’s plan to make tech giants pay for news won’t work

Holding Facebook and Google to account might be a great idea in theory, but the proposed code is based on false assumptions.

48Hours Lockdown Showcase: Containment

The Spinoff is showcasing seven finalists from this year's 48Hour film festival. Second up, Containment from Corner Shop.

48Hours Lockdown Showcase: A Necessary Death

The Spinoff is showcasing seven films from the 48hour lockdown competition. We're sharing one a day in the lead up to the one-hour awards special, airing on TVNZ2. First up is A Necessary Death from team Bubblemates.

A real piece of work: On losing your job, and your identity

After falling victim to the Bauer Media magazine massacre, Shelley Howells realises it’s not just ex-colleagues she’s missing.

A swarm of Mike Hoskings bombard New Zealand in new Twitter scam

Social media remains fertile ground for con artists as promoted tweets rip off the broadcaster’s image in a bitcoin swindle.

Faafoi unveils $50m rescue package for NZ media as Covid-19 crisis bites

With the lion’s share of the spend going to support broadcasters, newspaper operators are likely to be 'aghast'.

Where’s my refund? An irate magazine subscriber writes to the head of Bauer

An open letter to Yvonne Bauer, chief executive and majority owner of Bauer Media Group.

The highs, the lows and the WTFs of One World: Together At Home

What if that 'Imagine' video was nearly nine hours long and featured over a hundred celebrities?

Magazines are still not allowed to publish. And still can’t understand why

Even as New Zealand contemplates the end of lockdown, more closures and a major snub continue to rankle publishers.

Journalism in crisis: NZ media bosses at the Covid-19 committee

The media at the Covid committee on the state of NZ journalism, in their own words.

NZ’s largest guerrilla film-making competition gets a lockdown twist

Itching to pick up the camera even though you’re in lockdown? We’re excited to announce that 48Hours is back this weekend, self-isolation style.

A note for new (or newish) readers of The Spinoff

Over the past past four weeks our audience has tripled in size. Here's how you should use The Spinoff, and some useful things to know.

New Zealanders deserve proper answers to difficult questions on Covid-19

The 1pm briefing has become appointment viewing. But it is no substitute for proper transparency and accountability.

The next Bauer: What is the rescue plan for NZ’s devastated media industry?

There’s a desperate scramble to stop more major media companies failing. What’s going on – and how might it play out?

Why was Bauer Media allowed to buy up so many NZ magazines?

It's a more complicated issue than simply whether one company should control the majority of the market.