Video Archive

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. 

Scratched: The story of New Zealand’s most successful road runner (WATCH)

From tennis champions to dance craze inventors, Scratched celebrates New Zealand sporting heroes who never got their due – but whose legacies deserve to be in lights.

Watch: Two Sketches meets the great cartoonist Sharon Murdoche

Toby Morris visits with the political cartoonist of the Sunday Star Times, Dominion Post, The Press and Waikato Times, and New Zealand's first woman editorial political cartoonist: the award winning Sharon Murdoch.

On the Rag: a very hairy episode (WATCH)

Based on the podcast of the same name, Alex Casey, Michele A’Court and Leonie Hayden set out to jelly wrestle with every issue under the sun. This month, they're waxing lyrical about body hair. 

Watch: Ruia Morrison, the Māori tennis star who made it to Wimbledon

Introducing Scratched, an original web series that finds and celebrates the lost sporting legends of Aotearoa.

Inside our new webseries Two Sketches, from The Side Eye’s Toby Morris

We're overjoyed to launch our new webseries about drawing and stuff, Two Sketches. Here's what it's all about – plus watch the first episode.

Grass Roots: the wāhine of Hikurangi Enterprises

In the latest in the Frame documentary series produced for The Spinoff by Wrestler and funded by NZ on Air, we meet the wāhine behind Hikurangi Enterprises, a cannabis co-op looking to revitalise Ruatoria.

Argh! Our feminist webseries On the Rag is here and we’re talking periods

Based on the podcast of the same name, our new feminist webseries intends to jelly wrestle with every issue under the sun. First up: periods.

Capital Royalty: inside Wellington’s gloriously chaotic drag scene

WATCH: Meet the people who have made drag such a big part of Wellington's popular culture

Common ground: Behind the scenes of the hāngī

In the latest in the Frame documentary series produced for The Spinoff by Wrestler and funded by NZ on Air, we follow chef Luke Adams as he prepares a hāngī for his children's school fundraiser. 

Under the Korowai: new approaches to Māori mental health

A kaupapa Māori mental service provider is combining tohunga-led cultural therapy and clinical methods to help young Māori understand, rather than fear, their gifts.

Mould, sweet mould: inside New Zealand’s damp housing crisis

The reality of how people are living in New Zealand in 2018.

Silent lambs: Child sexual abuse and the Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses are on a quest to save the ‘wicked’ from damnation. For victims of sexual abuse within the organisation, however, that quest has seen perpetrators shielded from justice

Life with the hookers of Hawera

The Spinoff is proud to debut our Frame documentary series produced by Wrestler and funded by NZ on Air. The first is The Hookers of Hawera, about life in and around a small-town brothel named 'Shh…'.

VIDEO: The Spinoff’s royal wedding watch, live from England

The royal wedding is tomorrow, and The Spinoff has a correspondent on the ground for all the late-breaking Meghan and Harry news. Let's check in with him.

Auckland City Limits primer: The return of the D4 (WATCH)

Rock revivalists The D4 have reformed for a final hurrah at Auckland City Limits and the closing of the Kings Arms. To help prepare you for ACL, The Spinoff retraces their career in 106 seconds.

Two townies try to start a farm in Back 2 The Land: Episode One

Two grown men who have never done a hard day's work in their life try to start a farm together the only way they know how: In a video game. Watch gaming editor Sam Brooks and Adam Goodall try (and fail) to start a farm in popular-in-Europe game Farming Simulator 17.

Kiwis of Snapchat – Summer Series: the secret phallic imagery in NZ movies

What did the whale represent in Whalerider? What was Sam Neil's gun in Hunt for the Wilderpeople really supposed to be? Find out inside ...

Kiwis of Snapchat – Summer Series: how to get on the Auckland property ladder

If you've been looking for way to buy a house in Auckland: this is it.

Summer reissue: The worst Crash Bandicoot session ever recorded by man

The 'highlights' of the attempt by José Barbosa and Madeleine Chapman to play Crash Bandicoot: the N.sane trilogy. 

On The Reg livestream highlights: Hidden Agenda

Two men try their hand at one of these newfangled collaborative games and boy are they confused!

(WATCH) Kaupapa On the Couch: Parihaka

What was Parihaka? And what does it mean for us today?

Cindy, Ella and me: Paula Bennett on her turn at the New Zealand Music Awards

Paula Bennett has some choice words for those who crossed her at the music awards last night.