The Side Eye

The Side Eye: Weed versus Booze

On October 17 NZ will decide whether cannabis should be legalised and regulated. Toby Morris compares and contrasts weed with another popular drug: alcohol.

The Side Eye: In the studio with The Beths

Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris spent a session in the recording studio with The Beths and got an intimate view of the beloved band at work.

The Side Eye: The tunnel, the lights

Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris travels to Waitomo to see first hand the impact of Covid-19 on one of New Zealand's oldest tourist destinations.

The Side Eye: Essential

Toby Morris reconnects with Tasia, essential worker.

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The Side Eye: Viruses vs Everyone

Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris, with help from Dr Siouxsie Wiles, looks at the coronavirus up close. And from a long way away.

The Side Eye: The high price of bad teeth

We've all got teeth, so why can only some of us afford to look after them?

The Side Eye: Bugged Out

This time 20 years ago, New Zealand was preparing for apocalypse. The Side Eye looks back at the Y2K bug phenomenon 20 years later and asks if it was all a scam.

The Side Eye: The Trap Life

Skwaaak! Toby Morris meets the community trapping groups changing Wellington's sky.

The Side Eye: Who’s the man?

Toby Morris looks into shopping bags, fatherhood and what being a man means in 2019.

The Side Eye: The Bottles – a story about nostalgia and dog poo

Toby Morris gazes back to a time where almost every NZ yard had a plastic bottle full of water in the middle of it.

The Side Eye: The receiving end

How many more times likely is a Māori person to have a police dog used against them? Twice as likely? Three times? Ten times? Toby Morris talks to Julia Whaipooti about Māori over-representation in the justice system.

The Side Eye: To Emily, re abortion

Unsure if he's the right person to write about abortion, Toby Morris seeks advice from Spinoff Parents editor and writer Emily Writes. Emily has some strong thoughts.

The Side Eye: Who sets up the speakers?

Sohail Din of the University of Auckland's Muslim Student Association talks to Toby Morris about Friday prayers and life after the Christchurch terrorist attacks for Muslim New Zealanders.

The Side Eye: Six out of Ten

The Kiwi way of life is six out of ten. Toby Morris is over it.

The Side Eye: The Chase

Thirteen teenagers have died in police pursuits in New Zealand in the last three years. Toby Morris investigates a possible solution not that far from home.

The Side Eye: The Perfect Spot

We asked you where your perfect spot on beach is, and you told us. Hundreds of you. Using the magic of comics and a deep desire to be asleep on the sand, Toby Morris has brought that imaginary beach to life.