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The best of The Spinoff this week

Bringing you the best weekly reading from your friendly local website.

Vice NZ looks set to close as part of a massive wave of global redundancies

Sources suggest the New Zealand editorial arm of the global youth media giant is shutting down.

The best of The Spinoff this week

Bringing you the best weekly reading from your friendly local website.

The real toll of the great NZ heatwave? Batshit opinion columns everywhere

Spare a thought, please, for the commentators, battling desperately to string together coherent thoughts as the mercury hits ridiculous

Ten more of the best ad complaints rubbished by the ASA

Back in all their misspelled, verbatim glory, we present 10 more of the most entertaining complaints made to and dismissed by the ASA.

The best of The Spinoff this week

Bringing you the best weekly reading from your friendly local website.

My YouTube Party of Five: Don Rowe

My YouTube Party of Five is a new series in which we invite people to share their five favourite YouTube videos, the ones hold closest in their heart, the ones they’ll play at 2am while drunk at a party. This week: Don Rowe.

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.

Roast Buster ringleader ‘trying to make amends’ just started crowdfunding a music career

Joseph Parker appears to be using the spotlight of TV news as a way to promote his music.

The best of The Spinoff this week

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My YouTube Party of Five: Sam Brooks

My YouTube Party of Five Five is a new series in which we invite people to share the videos they play at 2am while drunk at a party. This week: Sam Brooks.

One tragedy, one farce, and six days of ugliness

How two families, in the space of one week, brought out the worst in New Zealand media and public.

An essential guide to the secrets of the M. Night Shyamalan universe

Alex Casey guides you through the M. Night Shyamalan universe, and shares some tips on how you can live in it. 

Music sounds better because I got high: Now that’s what I call one hit wonders

Henry Oliver reminds himself of eight songs from the Now That’s What I Call Music collection that hit once and never again.

What the hell is VIPoo and also where do I get some?

Toilet spray product VIPoo has haunted our televisions and pre-roll ads for over a year now. Alex Casey dissects one of the most challenging art pieces of the decade.

The best of The Spinoff this week

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All hail the curveball king: Power ranking M. Night Shyamalan’s buzziest plot twists

Ahead of the release of his new film Glass, Alex Casey looked back at the best twists in director M. Night Shyamalan's back catalogue.

Let’s make 2019 the year we put garbage comments in the bin

New Year, new you? We hear that a lot in January. The focus tends to be on the body, but what if you have a shit personality online? What can you do to fix that? Emily Writes can help.

NZ Stuffed and the 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.

Summer reissue: How to tell if your child has fallen victim to a liberal meme hate group

Last year Seven Sharp aired a segment warning against the left-leaning political extremist groups, aka meme pages, on Facebook. Madeleine Chapman expands on the report.

Summer reissue: While we rage at media, Silicon Valley’s titans pollute our lives

We love to hate the media but it's social media we should be concerned about, writes Danyl Mclauchlan.

The most-read stories on The Spinoff in the year 2018

Amid the millions upon millions of views you gave to us – your friends – here are the stories you read most.

The best videos on The Spinoff in 2018

Documentaries, exposés and two bloody telly shows! We select 10 of our favourite videos, in no real order, as decided by fierce internal debate.

Summer reissue: How NZ news livestreams became overwhelmed by anti-1080 activists

Facebook streams have been overrun by an army of anti-1080 activists. We go in search of the source of the spam campaign.