Josie Adams

Josie Adams is a staff writer at The Spinoff. Email her on josie@thespinoff.co.nz

Music
Nov 26, 2020

Review: The new Six60 film is a tale of driving ambition and defying the critics

Six60: Till the Lights Go Out showcases how far pure ambition can take you.

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Science
Nov 25, 2020

A new curriculum for a new normal

A superstar line up of scientists was at Auckland Girls' Grammar last week. Here's why.

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Television
Nov 20, 2020

Review: On Netflix, Aunty Donna are as absurd – and as Australian – as ever

Bizarre Aussie sketch comedy group Aunty Donna finally got a Netflix series. Have they sold out to Big American Comedy?

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Society
Nov 17, 2020

The craft of the deal: The life of a real estate auctioneer

The country is in the middle of a housing crisis, but real estate agents keep on winning.

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Science
Nov 12, 2020

The toxic dog-killing sea slug to watch out for this summer

In warm weather, these toxic slugs can wash ashore. Here's what to look out for.

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Society
Nov 8, 2020

Ten dystopian texts to help sell your house

Ray White is using Margaret Atwood quotes to sell houses. Here are some alternatives.

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Society
Nov 1, 2020

Hysteria, hoaxes and hauntings: Meet Auckland’s world-famous debunker

What do UFOs, Bigfoot, and Covid-19 have in common?

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Politics
Oct 18, 2020

The Greens are sprouting

Renewable, gay, and plastic-free: the Greens' election party was filled with excitement, hope, and many young faces.

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Music
Oct 16, 2020

Cutting it out: Cut Off Your Hands on calling it quits

Cut Off Your Hands is over. It's the end of an era. But, as frontman Nick Johnston explains, it's also a new beginning.

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Politics
Oct 14, 2020

The debate proving the Youth Wings kids are Auckland Uni’s least cooked students

Baby Back Benches showed us the future of politics; but the future of the public doesn't look good.

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Music
Oct 9, 2020

Benee launches a record label

Pop star Benee has launched her own record label and her first signed artist recorded his EP using a back-up generator in the Coromandel.

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Society
Oct 8, 2020

How QAnon took over Facebook, and why Zuckerberg just dealt it a massive blow

Facebook has banned QAnon. But how strict is the ban, and will it work?

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Politics
Oct 3, 2020

Election 2020: The health policies in two minutes

Our very quick guide to what's on offer.

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Society
Oct 2, 2020

Women make up just 15% of Covid advisory groups worldwide

Men are overrepresented on Covid-19 advisory boards – but does this affect the decisions they make?

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Society
Sep 22, 2020

What the hell’s going on with the Auckland Harbour Bridge?

Auckland's Harbour Bridge is shutting down for repairs tonight. What happened, and when will it all be over?

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Science
Sep 15, 2020

The artificial intelligence trying to level Twitter’s toxic playing field

Tech start-up Areto Labs noticed online abuse was stopping women from going into politics – so it did something about it.

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Politics
Sep 11, 2020

Muller and Bridges square up again in the Tauranga double-feature debate

Last night Simon Bridges and Todd Muller were at the same debate. Who came out on top?

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Money
Sep 10, 2020

There’s still gold in them hills

We're buying it, mining it, burying it, and losing it. The gold rush in New Zealand is still alive.

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Television
Sep 6, 2020

New Zealand’s Antony Starr on playing an all-American monster in The Boys

Antony Starr cut his teeth on Outrageous Fortune. Now he’s the most terrifying hero on US television.

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Music
Sep 1, 2020

The man behind the music: Aucklander Ollie Wards is TikTok’s latest hire

Ollie Wards has joined TikTok as the music director for Australia and New Zealand. What does this mean for our local acts?

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Politics
Aug 26, 2020

The winners and losers of the Youth Wings debate

A debate needs a winner, and this one had many.

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Food
Aug 25, 2020

The real question of the election: how thick does your MP spread their Marmite?

What one yeasty question can tell us about politicians.

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Politics
Aug 20, 2020

Youth Wings: Ali Gammeter’s story

Ali Gammeter resigned from Young Act in May. This is her story.

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Society
Aug 18, 2020

The Auckland doctor saving lives from her home office

Dr Ramanathan isn't giving tips on how to avoid Covid-19. She's telling us how to beat it.

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Science
Aug 18, 2020

Think you know who’s most vulnerable to conspiracy theories? You may be wrong

Common sense says people who believe conspiracies need order in their life. New research suggests that maybe they don't.

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Books
Aug 16, 2020

My flatmate, the rat

A review of Rat King Landlord, the new novel by activist and satirist Murdoch Stephens, by Josie Adams, who lives with a rat.

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