Group Think

Multiple Spinoff contributors coming together to collaboratively author a post, video or podcast.

Music
Nov 16, 2020

All hits, no gimmicks: The Spinoff reviews the Aotearoa Music Awards 2020

The erstwhile Vodafone Music Awards returned to Spark Arena last night with a new format – and a new Covid-inspired appreciation for the joys of live music. Here's what Spinoff's staffers thought.

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Vodafone
Oct 27, 2020

Covid-19 has changed New Zealand forever. The experts explain how: part two

Some of the smartest people in the country examine the effects of the pandemic on Aotearoa’s future in 400 words or fewer.

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Vodafone
Oct 20, 2020

Covid-19 has changed New Zealand forever. The experts explain how

Some of the smartest people in the country examine the effects of the pandemic on Aotearoa’s future, in 400 words or fewer.

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Politics
Oct 15, 2020

Final leaders debate: The verdicts

Two days out from the election, what did we learn from tonight's final leaders debate? Here's what our debate watchers thought. 

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Society
Oct 10, 2020

Three friends, three breast cancer diagnoses

When broadcaster Sarah Gandy received her breast cancer diagnosis, she turned to two people who knew better than anyone what she was going through: her good friends Rebecca Wadey and Delaney Tabron.

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Politics
Oct 6, 2020

Third leaders’ debate: The verdicts

Who came out on top in the online Press Leaders’ Debate tonight? Here are our debate watchers’ verdicts. 

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Politics
Sep 30, 2020

Leaders’ debate #2, election 2020: The verdicts

Who came out on top in the second leaders’ debate? Here are our debate watchers’ verdicts. 

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Politics
Sep 22, 2020

Leaders’ debate #1, election 2020: the verdicts

Who came out on top in tonight's leaders' debate? Here's what our panel of debate watchers reckoned.

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Business
Jun 10, 2020

What next for New Zealand? Six visions for a post-Covid country

Visionweek is a web summit aiming to stimulate a conversation about the future of New Zealand as we emerge from the Covid-19 crisis. We asked participants to give us their big ideas to transform the country.

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Politics
May 14, 2020

Budget 2020: The great Spinoff hot-take roundtable

Today's budget was heralded as potentially the most momentous in a generation. So what did the experts think?

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Money
Jan 30, 2020

Need to get your money sorted? Try these apps

Managing your money isn't all about Excel sheets and financial diaries.

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Politics
Jan 6, 2020

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.

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Politics
Jan 1, 2020

12 wild predictions for the political year 2020 AD

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

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Politics
Dec 19, 2019

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

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

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Politics
Dec 18, 2019

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

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

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Television
Oct 25, 2019

10 great things to binge this long weekend

How on earth do you fill three days without work? Clearly, by bingeing content you don't have time for on a normal weekend.

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Media
Oct 25, 2019

Review: The Spinoff’s verdict on Taika Waititi’s new movie, Jojo Rabbit

The latest film by New Zealand's celebrity director Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit, is released in cinemas today. Here are our thoughts.

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NZ on Screen
Sep 20, 2019

Behind the scenes of Funny As: New Zealand comedians on how they do it

When comedy documentary Funny As was made, a lot of interviews got left on the cutting room floor which NZ On Screen quickly picked up. Here are some of our favourites.

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NEON
Aug 15, 2019

The Spinoff’s perfect episodes of television

Our writers celebrate the very best episode of their favourite TV shows on NEON. Don't @ us, our decisions are final. 

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Media
Apr 30, 2019

Group think: Do we all need to calm the fuck down about spoilers?

In the wake of Avengers: Endgame and that huge Game of Thrones episode, everyone is up in arms about spoilers. But are they really such a big deal?

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Politics
Apr 28, 2019

A plan for New Zealand: What our comedians would do if they were president

Ukraine has elected as its president a comedian with no political experience and not many policies. So what would our comedians do if elected to be the President of New Zealand?

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Settled
Mar 4, 2019

Tips for buying your first home, from Spinoff staff who’ve been there

Buying your first home is confusing, stressful, and a huge financial decision – and nobody knows that better than those who have actually done it.

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Business
Feb 21, 2019

Five commentators weigh in on the Tax Working Group’s recommendations

New environmental taxes get the thumbs up, but commentators are as divided as ever on the issue of a capital gains tax. 

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DB Export
Feb 14, 2019

Celebrating the greatest Kiwi pop culture love stories

To celebrate Valentine’s Day and the launch of DB Export's new campaign, The Spinoff pays tribute to New Zealand’s most famous love stories.

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Music
Feb 6, 2019

So Pop took us to 90s church last night

Last night The Spinoff sent a specialist squad of millennials to the 90s nostalgia fest So Pop. This is their story. 

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Politics
Jan 3, 2019

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

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