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Media
Nov 11, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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Politics
Nov 7, 2018

LIVE BLOG: The US Midterm Election votes start to roll in

Howdy, and welcome to The Spinoff's live blog of the 2018 US midterm elections, brought to you by Catherine McGregor, Toby Manhire, Alex Braae, and maybe some of your other mates at The Spinoff.

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Media
Nov 4, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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Television
Nov 3, 2018

Outlander: Is Jamie and Claire’s relationship worth all the drama?

Time travel, a bleak dalliance with the French King, and some dubious flatmates – is Jamie and Claire's relationship actually worth it? The Spinoff's senior fictional relationship expert Madeleine Chapman passes judgement.

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Television
Nov 2, 2018

New to Lightbox: The Outlander Viking Spy Who Dumped Me, And Also A Big Shark

Your Northern hemisphere favourites are back this month (Outlander and Vikings) but there be gold on these here Lightbox shores too, yarr. The Spinoff staff run through what's new to Lightbox in the month of November.

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Science
Oct 30, 2018

The subducting slab: Why the large, deep #eqnz sent shakes far from the epicentre

Today's 6.2 earthquake was centred near Taumarunui and transmitted via a rigid subducting slab on the east of the North Island  A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at 3.13pm today, centred 25 …

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Media
Oct 28, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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Society
Oct 23, 2018

What does it mean to be ‘sectioned’?

According to reports over the weekend the MP Jami-Lee Ross has been admitted to mental health care after being 'sectioned'. But what does that mean?

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Media
Oct 21, 2018

The best of The Spinoff this week

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Politics
Oct 19, 2018

‘You’ll have to speak Antipodean English’: NZ-born MP to Scotsman at Westminster

Communication broke down in Britain's parliament today as a New Zealand-born MP struggled with his opponent's Glaswegian accent.

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Politics
Oct 17, 2018

The Jami-Lee plot tapes: a transcript of the Ross and Bridges donation chat

'Simon Bridges says I’m lying – this is part of the evidence I gave to police today'

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Media
Oct 14, 2018

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Media
Oct 10, 2018

Farrier vs Hayden: round 2

Our two favourite frenemies still have a lot of shit to work through.

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Auckland
Oct 9, 2018

Auckland homeless count results released

Last month's 'point in time' survey tallied 336 people living without shelter, but a far greater number following a 'validation exercise'

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Media
Oct 7, 2018

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Politics
Oct 5, 2018

Good Week, Bad Week: October 5

Editor Toby Manhire returns for his regular round-up of the week in New Zealand news. This week: embarrassing NZ values, underwhelming #sponcon, Judith Collins on 'going lez', Hosko and Leighton salute The Spinoff, and more.

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Television
Oct 5, 2018

Sad: The Spinoff TV ends tonight at 10.45pm on Three

It's our hour-long finale with live music, guests and hot, hot curry. What could possibly go wrong? 

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Society
Oct 5, 2018

Frickin’ Dangerous Bro review white people things: wearing shoes indoors

Comedy group Frickin Dangerous Bro – Jame Roque, Jamaine Ross and Pax Assadi – overcome one of their strongest fears

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Lightbox
Oct 5, 2018

The Spinoff and Lightbox presents… Get It to Te Papa

Get It to Te Papa follows journalist Hayden Donnell on an ambitious quest to collect underappreciated Kiwi cultural artefacts and get them into New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa.

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Society
Oct 4, 2018

That time Sir Edmund Hillary went in search of the yeti

Hamish Parkinson investigates one of our great nation's least-known foundational moments: Sir Edmund Hillary's ultimately fruitless 1960 expedition to Nepal to look for the yeti.

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Partners
Oct 3, 2018

New to Lightbox in October: The Spinoff’s very own show and more!

A bee-based riff on The Hunger Games, a remake of your favourite problematic 80s film, and The Spinoff's very own new doco-series. This is what's new to Lightbox in October!

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Music
Oct 2, 2018

Repressed Memories: Christmas in the Park

The annual free concert featuring the top local pop stars of the day is one of New Zealand's most enduring Christmas traditions. James Mustapic looks back at its most memorable moments.

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Politics
Oct 1, 2018

Can you pass NZ First’s New Zealand Values Citizenship Test?

Take the test to see if you'd be allowed entry into New Zealand.

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Media
Sep 30, 2018

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Television
Sep 28, 2018

Your friendly reminder to watch The Spinoff TV at 10.45pm on Three

Because Jacinda-mania has gone global and we are going rogue. 

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Politics
Sep 28, 2018

Jacinda Ardern’s UN speech, digested to 200 words

For the time poor but geopolitical address hungry, we have mercilessly crunched down the NZ prime minister’s speech

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