Alice Webb-Liddall

Alice Webb-Liddall (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Pikiao) is a staff writer at The Spinoff. Email her on alice@thespinoff.co.nz

Ātea
Nov 27, 2020

These rangatahi Māori animation grads are ready to tell their own stories

The first class from the Māoriland MATCH programme are set to graduate today, injecting a fresh cohort of Māori voices into creative tech.

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Ātea Otago
Nov 25, 2020

Language, and more: The challenges for kura Māori students arriving at university

Raiha Cook had visited the University of Otago before she left home to study there, but she wasn't ready for the culture shock of her first year.

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Ātea
Nov 22, 2020

Meet Marama Davidson's secondhand stylists

Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson stood proudly before her supporters on election night in a secondhand suit.

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Society
Nov 19, 2020

The rabbit house of Mt Eden: Auckland neighbours at war over bunny herds

A suburban Auckland property home to hundreds of rabbits is causing a stir with neighbours.

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Silo Theatre
Nov 12, 2020

How theatre can change the conversation around depression and suicide

Every Brilliant Thing encourages thoughtful discussion of depression and suicide in a year when people's mental health has been put under heavy pressure. 

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Science
Nov 10, 2020

New Covid-19 vaccine could protect up to 90% of people from the virus

A Covid-19 vaccine is showing promising signs in trials, and world leaders are excited.

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Ātea
Nov 4, 2020

New research into rheumatic fever hopes to stamp out the preventable illness in NZ

New Zealand is one of the only developed countries still battling rheumatic fever, and new research funding hopes to change that.

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Ātea
Nov 3, 2020

The website helping Māori access crucial data about their own communities

A new website makes it easier for iwi groups, trusts and Māori communities to access the statistics that impact their lives.

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Media
Nov 2, 2020

Delete your account: How giving up social media made my life better

After receiving a damning screen-time report, Alice Webb-Liddall gave up on social media for two weeks.

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Business
Oct 28, 2020

The New Zealand designer behind Rihanna’s lingerie has gone solo

Chloé Julian's been giving women support for years under lingerie brands like Stella McCartney and Agent Provocateur – now she's gone solo.

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Society
Oct 27, 2020

Ranking the strongest ladies in New Zealand – our tunnel boring machines

The Spinoff ranks the most boring thing of them all: borers.

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Music
Oct 21, 2020

Meet the duo behind some of The Beths’ coolest music videos

After a lockdown spent creating stop motion music videos in their laundry, Sports Team is now nominated for an Aotearoa Music Artisan award.

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Food
Oct 16, 2020

How to make the perfect election night party spread

The best party foods to help you throw an election night shindig, whatever your politics.

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Ātea Otago
Oct 15, 2020

Systemic barriers are keeping Māori with eating disorders from treatment

Systemic gaps in the health system mean it’s much harder for Māori with eating disorders to access support.

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HOTC
Oct 7, 2020

Queen Street: the heart and the backbone of Auckland

Walk from Karangahape Road to the waterfront and Queen Street will give you a view into the soul of Auckland. Alice Webb-Liddall explored the street's history and how it has shaped the city.

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Politics
Oct 5, 2020

Election 2020: The early education and schools policies in two minutes

Our very quick guide to the education policies on offer this election.

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The Arts Foundation
Oct 1, 2020

Meet the outstanding 2020 Arts Foundation laureates

The 2020 Arts Foundation Laureates have been selected, awarding seven outstanding New Zealand artists.

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Kupu
Sep 30, 2020

‘I’m part of the movement’: Finding place and connection through te reo Māori

Two years ago, Haider Khan started his te reo Māori journey. Since then, he says, a new world has opened up for him.

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Business
Sep 20, 2020

Esther Ng is 24, wildly successful and couldn’t care less about NZ fashion

Her clothing has been seen on celebrities like Ariana Grande and Kylie Jenner, she has over 150,000 Instagram followers and she's currently working from her bedroom.

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Vodafone
Sep 17, 2020

Te whakamana i Te Tiriti: Ngā akoranga ki te ao pakihi i te ao Māori

'Kei hea tātou? Kei Aotearoa tātou, me te aha, he haepapa tō ngā whakahaere e mahi nei i Aotearoa kia tika, kia pono, kia toitū hoki te mahi tahi ki te Māori, i tōna mana hei tangata whenua.'

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Vodafone
Sep 17, 2020

Honouring Te Tiriti: What businesses are learning from te ao Māori

Engaging with Te Tiriti o Waitangi isn't mandated in the private sector like it is in the public sector. But businesses are discovering the wealth of knowledge to be found through meaningful engagement with Māori.

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Ātea
Sep 12, 2020

Why Waikato University is being accused of structural racism

One former and one current staff member at Waikato University says structural racism at the institution has been bubbling away for years.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Sep 10, 2020

Zincovery: The award-winning startup tackling waste from galvanised steel

This year's winner of the Callaghan Innovation C-Prize challenge, Zincovery, is trying to recycle New Zealand's galvanising waste.

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Politics
Sep 10, 2020

NZ’s suicide rates are dismal. ‘Zero Suicide Aotearoa’ is looking to change that

'Zero Suicide Aotearoa' is the latest report from a cross-party mental health group looking to address these dismal suicide rates.

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Society
Sep 3, 2020

NZ ranked near bottom of Unicef child wellbeing report of 41 countries

The only country surveyed with worse childhood obesity statistics than New Zealand was the US.

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Politics
Aug 27, 2020

Green Party under fire for $11m public funding of private ‘Green School’

An ex-Green MP said the announcement goes directly against Green Party education policy.

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