In the latest from our pop-up podcast, The Spinoff Book Out Loud, Toby Manhire revisits the days of Jacindamania.
It’s election year in New Zealand, so what better time to gaze back at the last one, when the campaign was turned on its head by the Labour Party’s 11th hour decision to replace Andrew Little with Jacinda Ardern. In “The Change Maker”, Spinoff editor Toby Manhire revisits the epic, helter-skelter election of 2017, and its promise of transformation.
Here Leonie Hayden introduces Toby Manhire, who reads that chapter, which appears in The Spinoff Book alongside dozens of other entertaining, edifying and just plain eccentric pieces of writing, with the best of The Spinoff’s first five years and a host of new material, as well as sumptuous new illustrations by Toby Morris.
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