All Videos November 13, 2018

The Story of Auckland’s Giant Santa

Every year an 18 metre tall Santa is pieced together and bolted to the front of the Farmers Building on Queen Street.

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Tapu Te Ranga Marae: A documentary

Tapu Te Ranga Marae: A documentary

Built in the 1970s using recycled wood and other salvaged materials, Tapu Te Ranga was one of Pōneke’s most distinctive buildings – until it burned to the ground early one morning in 2019. Filmed over the decade prior, this documentary tells the story of the unique marae in the words of its founder, Bruce Stewart. … Read more
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The top 5 TV news masks of Lockdown 2.0

The top 5 TV news masks of Lockdown 2.0

From the depths of his high-tech lockdown bunker in level three Auckland, The Spinoff’s José Barbosa files a definitive ranking of all the protective face coverings seen on New Zealand’s TV news in the first 48 hours of Lockdown 2.0.
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The empty streets of Wellington during lockdown

The empty streets of Wellington during lockdown

In an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19, New Zealand is in lockdown. With people instructed to stay at home, Wellington streets, schools and parks are near empty. This video was filmed with a drone during level four, in full compliance with aviation rules and guidelines for essential services. Footage supplied by Pouakai.
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