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The Friday Poem: Millennium taffeta, by Laura Vincent

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A new poem from poet and food writer Laura Vincent.Millennium taffeta all today’s ills point directlyto the paucity of purple taffeta shot through with bluesewn into bandeau and a-lineit moved with a conspicuous rustlewhat wouldn’t we have done for that fabricwhich launched a thousand reputations did you live through the unsparing dominance of the long torso with […]

The Friday Poem: Millennium taffeta, by Laura Vincent

Published: in New Zealand News by .

A new poem from poet and food writer Laura Vincent.Millennium taffeta all today’s ills point directlyto the paucity of purple taffeta shot through with bluesewn into bandeau and a-lineit moved with a conspicuous rustlewhat wouldn’t we have done for that fabricwhich launched a thousand reputations did you live through the unsparing dominance of the long torso with […]

Doc Edge: Seven documentaries to watch in this year’s festival

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This year’s Doc Edge film festival features 83 documentaries from New Zealand and around the world. And until July 11, most of them are available to watch online. Here are seven worth checking out.High Tide Don’t Hide Youth-led climate protests have brought hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders onto the streets to protest in recent years. […]

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending 18 June

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The only published and available best-selling indie book chart in New Zealand is the top 10 sales list recorded every week at Unity Books’ stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.AUCKLAND1  The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction by Neil Gaiman (Headline Publishing, $60)The ultimate feast, with nearly 50 short stories and novellas, and […]

Stealth speed bumps leave South Aucklanders fuming

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The nationwide Innovating Streets programme promised to make streets safer, but as a group of Māngere East residents are discovering, if the work is only partially complete, their local roads can get even more dangerous.Recent weeks have seen mounds of asphalt rise on Māngere roads like swells in calm water. What has enraged residents, however, […]

Celebrities reveal the best gossip they’ve heard about themselves

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Gossip Week: In this special episode of FIRST, we asked our celebrities to share their favourite pieces of completely unfounded gossip about themselves.All week, The Spinoff is taking a look at the role of gossip in Aotearoa’s past, present and future – read more Gossip Week content here.Newshub’s political editor Tova O’Brien is used to […]

Exclusive: We found out what nature is gossiping about

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Gossip Week: The Spinoff’s gossip coverage so far this week has been dominated by people. It’s time to stop being so self-centred and see what’s abuzz in our native forests. All week, The Spinoff is taking a look at the role of gossip in Aotearoa’s past, present and future – read more Gossip Week content here.We […]

How New Zealand plugged the leak on insider trading

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Gossip Week: Insider trading and the sharing of sensitive financial information is a big no-no in New Zealand. However, there was a time when it was all part of the game.All week, The Spinoff is taking a look at the role of gossip in Aotearoa’s past, present and future – read more Gossip Week content here.On […]

Live updates, June 18: No new community cases, major review of adoption laws underway

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Welcome to The Spinoff’s live updates for June 18, bringing you the latest news updated throughout the day. Get in touch at thebulletin@thespinoff.co.nz1.05pm: No new community casesThere are no new community cases to report today, and one new case of Covid-19 in managed isolation.That person came from Spain, via the UAE, and is at a […]

The Bulletin: Interest rate hike tipped after GDP figures

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Good morning and welcome to The Bulletin. In today’s edition: Interest rate hike tipped after GDP figures, major changes to rules for commercial fisheries, and Covid vaccine rollout timeline released.They’re probably not the sort of numbers you’d pop champagne over, but the NZ economy has avoided falling into a recession. The NZ Herald reports it was up 1.6% […]

MUST READ: No Questions Please – We’re Revolutionaries!

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PERHAPS THE MOST ASTONISHING aspect of School Strike For Climate Auckland’s (SSFCA) spectacular self-cancellation was the media’s lack of interest.

Rev John Osmers has passed away – one of the titans of the anti-apartheid struggle

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It’s been a very sad day today with the passing of Rev John Osmers – a man of tremendous courage, passion and faith. He died in Lusaka, Zambia of heart failure at age 85.

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