Tag: Year in Review

NZ politics in 2021: The big issues on which the year will hinge

Our political sleuths nominate the issues that will loom large.

12 wild predictions for the political year 2021 AD

Last year, there was a lot of swearing deployed to sum up the year. And then came 2020.

The top 20 of 2020: The Spinoff’s most-read pieces in the diabolical year

As we bid farewell to 2020, here are the 20 posts that got clicked on the most, from 20th to No 1.

The Spinoff Aotearoa 2020 Time Capsule: an update

The contents list is nearing completion, and the location options are coming together nicely.

Our experts pick 12 things to go in the Spinoff Aotearoa 2020 time capsule

Our experts nominate entries for our mechanism to literally encapsulate (and bury) the year 2020.

Jacinda Ardern on 2020, what pundits get wrong, and the great Fruju debate

Coffee habits. Waiheke ferries. Hair straighteners. The scoops were served up faster than a midsummer beachside dairy.

Politics in 2020: How to describe the year in one sentence?

Last year, there was a lot of swearing deployed to sum up the year. And then came 2020.

NZ politics in 2020: we pick the champs and the flops

A pantheon of politics watchers appraise the 12 months past and cast a gaze ahead at the year to come.

A brief history of the world in six time capsules

Burying things under the ground has been a human tradition for thousands of years, but when did 'time capsules' begin?

Announcing: the Spinoff Aotearoa 2020 Time Capsule

How to deal with a year like no other? Let's bury it together.

NZ politics in 2020: The big issues on which this year’s election will hinge

Our political sleuths nominate the issues that could make the difference in this year's general election.

12 wild predictions for the political year 2020 AD

Our gallant politics-watchers plunge headlong into the crystal ball.

Art on a shelf: 2019 in review

A conversation between editors about what made an impression in New Zealand visual arts in 2019. We unpack the highs and lows, and the exhibitions both naughty and nice. Warning: includes light interference from Elf on a Shelf. 

The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2019

Join the hosts of various The Spinoff podcasts as we look back at the car crash that was 2019.

Politics in 2019: How to describe the year in one sentence?

We asked our punditry pantheon: Give us 2019 in a sentence.

New Zealand politics in 2019: we pick the champs and the flops

Who smashed the year in politics, and who trashed it?

2019 in politics: 16 wild political predictions

Our experts think outside the proverbial box and serve up one leftfield prediction for the year to come in politics

2019 in politics: What will the big issues be?

Our experts cast their minds ahead to the sweeping politiscapes of 2019.

‘Like putting a magic spell in my mouth’: The Spinoff’s 2018 food and drink highs

The Spinoff Food whānau and friends reveal the best things they put in their gobs this year.

2018 in politics: The year in a sentence

Continuing our review of the year in politics, our firmament of experts offer the definitive summary of 2018 in just one sentence. For more of the political year in review –and …

2018 in politics: who were the champs and the flops?

To kick off our review of the year in politics, we asked our experts to pick the best and worst performers.

Our experts’ wild predictions for politics in 2018

At least one of these 15 soothsayers is bound to be right ...

Between The Lines: Toby Morris’s 2017 cartoon stocktake

From Paddles the cat to Donald Trump, the Spinoff's cartoonist tallies up the faces that he most often drew through the year. There's probably an old saying that goes the quickest …

Politics pod: a completely comprehensive dissection of 2017

An incredible year for NZ politics. The Gone By Lunchtime bus parks up for one last time, and settles all the matters.

2018 in politics: What will be the crucial issues?

The three big areas for NZ and the world next year, according our first 15.

The world in 2017, in one sentence

Fifteen politics watchers attempt the impossible.

2017 in politics: The champs and the flops

16 top politics watchers name their winners and losers from a tumultuous political year.

2017 Wrapped: My top (Spotify) songs of the year

Our music editor's most played songs of the year on Spotify.