Stewart Sowman-Lund

Stewart is Live Updates Editor for The Spinoff. Reach him on stewart@thespinoff.co.nz

Society
Jan 18, 2021

It’s going to be 20 years before Auckland’s shitty beach woes go away

It’s an age old question: why do Auckland’s beaches become unswimmable after every single downpour?

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Society
Nov 19, 2020

Live updates, November 19: PM pays tribute to Pike River victims, a decade on

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Nov 19, 2020

What do Trump's fraud claims have to do with the New Zealand election?

The result of New Zealand’s election is being called into question by mysterious accounts on Twitter.

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Society
Nov 18, 2020
Politics
Nov 17, 2020

Live updates, November 17: PM hints at extra help for first home buyers

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Nov 16, 2020
Society
Nov 13, 2020
Society
Nov 12, 2020

Live updates, November 12: New community case; Auckland CBD workers asked to work from home

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Nov 12, 2020

What is Parler? All you need to know about the right wing alternative to Twitter

Everything you need to know about the huge new social media platform you've never heard of.

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Society
Nov 11, 2020
Society
Nov 10, 2020

Live updates, November 10: Shane Reti elected National’s deputy; one new Covid-19 case

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Nov 10, 2020

National pollster goes viral over ‘dream’ US cabinet featuring Republicans

Mitt Romney for secretary of state? Not if Twitter has its way.

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Society
Nov 9, 2020

Live updates, November 9: New Covid-19 cluster announced; Trump refuses to concede

All the latest from the 2020 US election and New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Nov 9, 2020

Inside the doomed campaigns of Gareth Morgan, Colin Craig and Mike Lee

As one of the most bizarre political campaigns in recent history comes to an end, here's a look back at three of NZ's own chaotic campaigns.

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Society
Nov 6, 2020

Live updates, November 6: Auckland quarantine worker tests positive for Covid-19, had visited city bar

All the latest from the 2020 US election and New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Television
Nov 6, 2020

TV makers defend show starring former Real Housewife following online backlash

The casting of Gilda Kirkpatrick in a new show has been met with a tidal wave of outrage on social media.

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Politics
Nov 5, 2020

Live updates, November 5: US election – Biden closes gap in Georgia; Trump tries to stop vote count

All the latest from the 2020 US election and New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Nov 3, 2020

Live updates, November 3: Second Christchurch community case linked to MIQ facility

All the latest New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Nov 2, 2020
Politics
Oct 30, 2020
Politics
Oct 29, 2020
Politics
Oct 28, 2020

Live updates, October 28: Two imported Covid-19 cases, no new community cases

All the latest New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Oct 27, 2020
Politics
Oct 23, 2020

Live updates, October 23: Nine new cases of Covid-19; Shane Jones deletes his Facebook

All the latest New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Oct 22, 2020
Politics
Oct 21, 2020

Live updates, October 21: Covid case visited Auckland pub, patrons told to self-isolate

All the latest New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

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Television
Oct 21, 2020

Taskmaster NZ proves we can do panel comedy as well as the Brits

Fans of the original: you don't need to be worried.

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