Tag: Australia Week

The great, great Australian game that’s only legal on Anzac Day

Two-Up, the rowdy game of luck that's only legal to play on Anzac Day. 

Should you buy property in Ferndale or Summer Bay?

There can only be one fictional winner.

Rating the best trans-Tasman sporting rivalries 

The bitterest battles, from the Silver Ferns vs the Diamonds to the Warriors vs the refs.

The Australian Poem: Uncovered, by Omar Sakr

Australia Week: A poem by Sydney poet Omar Sakr. To mark the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble, The Spinoff is casting an eye across the ditch all week – read our …

Bouncer’s dream is still Australia’s greatest TV moment

He was in a traffic accident, ate poisonous mushrooms and saved Madge Bishop’s life. But Bouncer's biggest moment on Neighbours happened when he was asleep.

Five NZ businesses that successfully cracked Australia – and a couple that didn’t

It turns out Chipmunks Playland could be one of our greatest exports.

10 x 100: What Australians think about New Zealand – and New Zealanders

Including a bombshell revelation about the sexiness of our accent.

How to visit Australia without leaving the country

This week the trans-Tasman bubble is finally open, but if airfares aren't in your budget here's how to do a tour of Australia, New Zealand.

Egg Boy on the bubble, stubble and causing trouble

Alex Casey has a chat with Egg Boy, aka Will Connolly, the Aussie teen who went viral after egging Fraser Anning in 2019. 

How New Zealand TV celebrated the trans-Tasman bubble

The first day of the travel bubble was big news, so Tara Ward stayed home and watched it happen on the television. 

Trans-Tasman food face-off: A definitive ruling on who the bloody hell owns what 

Setting the record straight, in the interest of diplomatic relations.

Live updates, April 19: ‘Significant step’ – Ardern hails launch of travel bubble

Top stories from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

When Chris Warner met Alf Stewart

What happens when you get two soap immortals and sit them down together for a chat?

All your questions about the Australian travel bubble, answered

Everything you need to know about travelling across the ditch.