Alice Webb-Liddall

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

Sports
Jan 22, 2021

A crash course on how to hold a conversation about the America's Cup

New to sailing? With the Prada Cup resuming this weekend, here's how to bluff your way into sounding like a pro. 

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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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Money
Aug 23, 2020

In lockdown 2.0, sewing is the new sourdough

At least sewing machines are having a great year.

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Society
Aug 17, 2020

If Auckland playgrounds are closed, where is the tape?

Officially, Auckland playgrounds are closed, but people are still using them because poor signage is making it hard to tell if they're out of bounds or not.

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Society
Aug 14, 2020

How schools and students are coping with (and planning for) a return to lockdown

How are schools inside and outside Auckland preparing for the chance of a longer lockdown?

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Ātea
Aug 6, 2020

Finally, a council has transferred responsibilities to iwi for the first time under the RMA

Ngāti Tūwharetoa has just become the first iwi to be approved under the Resource Management Act to take over certain council duties.

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Money
Aug 2, 2020

How to op shop – the beginner’s guide to finding a bargain gem

The art of op shopping is one that a lot of people have trouble with, but it doesn't have to be so hard.

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Visa
Jul 22, 2020

The scammers are circling. Here’s how to keep them at bay

As more companies focus on e-commerce, the risk that cybercrime poses to both businesses and customers increases..

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Chorus
Jul 16, 2020

How to keep a hands on business alive during lockdown

Unity Studios was meant to open two days before lockdown. A broadband connection meant they still could.

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Ātea
Jul 15, 2020

Waikato theatre set to be built on urupā, says local iwi group

Despite changes made to original plans, a group of rangatahi Māori says the Waikato Regional Theatre is still set to be built on their burial ground. 

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Ātea
Jul 14, 2020

Why Māori communities are more vulnerable to 5G conspiracies

Mistrust in the government and generational trauma mean Māori communities are more at risk.

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Society
Jul 13, 2020

I got kiss cam’d at Eden Park and it was truly horrible

Can we please stick to T-shirt cannons and on-field tug-of-war instead of watching strangers smooch?

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 18, 2020

How lockdown took a group of young entrepreneurs on a crash course in startup life

The support and guidance for this year’s Callaghan Innovation C-Prize finalists proved invaluable as Covid-19 turned the challenge on its head.

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Ātea Otago
Jun 12, 2020

Covid-19 exposed equity issues for Māori, and now is the perfect time to fix them

Do people of different socio-economic backgrounds have the same ability to respond to pandemics like Covid-19?

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Society
Jun 9, 2020

Schools seek to make distant drop-offs permanent post-Covid

Parents are concerned about proposed new rules that would disallow classroom drop-offs and pick-ups for primary pupils.

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Ātea
Jun 8, 2020

Life after near-death: How Rob Mokaraka uses his painful story to help others heal

With his play Shot Bro: Confessions of a Depressed Bullet, actor Rob Mokaraka has been helping people all over New Zealand to open up about their mental health struggles.

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Wellington ICT
Jun 5, 2020

Tools for the future: Why ICT education matters more than ever after Covid-19

As we transition out of a Covid-focused world and prepare for what comes next, New Zealand's ICT industry is gearing towards growth.

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Ātea
Jun 5, 2020

Shot Bro: One man’s struggle with depression, and the bullet that changed his life

Being shot by police had a profound effect on Rob Mokaraka's life in more ways than you'd expect. A new documentary explores his journey to healing his body and his mind.

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Television
Jun 5, 2020

Race relations commissioner rebukes TVNZ’s decision to air ‘racist’ new show

TVNZ is airing a controversial British reality show, but members of the New Zealand African community want it pulled.

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Ātea
May 28, 2020

An iwi-based futures lab is reimagining outcomes for its rangatahi

A Ngāi Tahu futures lab has been working to give rangatahi Māori the opportunity to decide their own futures post-Covid.

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