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On Recent Claims Of Western Academia Being More “Nuts” Than North Korea Due To “Woke”

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Recently, I had seen via several channels some remarks from a prominent North Korean defector declaring boldly that American universities (and presumably, by extension, much of the West’s intellectual culture) were more laden with indoctrination and psychological conditioning than her own native DPRK.

Match fit: A sleep expert on surviving the overnight World Test Championship final

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The World Test Championship final poses severe challenges for any NZ-based fan hoping to watch it overnight. We asked a sleep expert for some survival tips, and whether it is totally foolish to stay up all night and then podcast. If you’ve been a long-suffering New Zealand cricket fan for decades, the upcoming World Test Championship […]

The best and very, very worst schoolyard gossip, ranked

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Gossip week: Still traumatised from the stories she was told about Po from the Teletubbies and Steve from Blue’s Clues, Alice Webb-Liddall seeks closure in a ranking of schoolyard gossip.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.They […]

Bernard Hickey: Our empires of cold and mould

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As winter sets in, it’s worth facing facts: Our houses are heat-leaking mould machines – and we won’t meet our child poverty and carbon zero targets unless something drastic is done to fix them, writes Bernard Hickey.Follow When the Facts Change on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.Back in 2005 when Auckland’s median […]

The Handmaid’s Tale season finale: At last, something to smile about

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The Handmaid’s Tale season finales are always big, but this finale went bigger than we expected. Tara Ward recaps the gripping final episode of season four. This was the season of The Handmaid’s Tale when June Osborne got almost everything she wanted. She escaped from Gilead, reunited with her husband and daughter, and kissed her boyfriend […]

Business is Boring: What Woop does differently with their food boxes

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On this week’s episode of Business is Boring, Simon Pound talks to Thomas Dietz, founder and CEO of Woop, about breaking into the competitive food box market.Subscription food boxes have become big business in the last decade. In New Zealand, My Food Bag achieved huge revenue, attracted private equity money and went to IPO, while […]

Party people: Flamingo Pier on the places that inspire them to get down

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Some of New Zealand’s best party people have finally released a debut album. We asked Flamingo Pier about the places that inspired it.The lads from Flamingo Pier call themselves a “music collective”. Yeah, they do your normal band things – they have a couple of EPs, an upcoming tour, and now a debut album. But […]

Remembering New Zealand’s gossipiest newspaper

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Gossip Week: Writer and former NZ Truth reporter Redmer Yska recounts a pivotal moment for New Zealand’s grubbiest paper – losing the right to report on divorce proceedings. 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.The last editor was […]

An adventure every visit: From Skyworld’s glitzy launch to its bleak present

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Twenty-one years ago, the Force Entertainment Centre was meant to be the crown jewel of Queen Street. What stands there now is the empty shell known as Skyworld, writes Sam Brooks.Two security guards stand sentinel over nothing. There are no stores, the toilets are closed, and even if they were open, there are no people […]

Ten places where you can still buy a house for under $300k

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Turns out there are still some places in New Zealand where you can buy a house for a relative pittance. But where are they?For many of us, $300,000 is a lot of money. In the context of New Zealand housing, however, such a number has become positively paltry. Try making a $300,000 bid at a […]

Ten places where you can still buy a house for under $300k

Published: in New Zealand News by .

Turns out there are still some places in New Zealand where you can buy a house for a relative pittance. But where are they?For many of us, $300,000 is a lot of money. In the context of New Zealand housing, however, such a number has become positively paltry. Try making a $300,000 bid at a […]

SCHEDULED LIVE @ MIDDAY: Buchanan and Manning on G7 NATO EU Get Behind US for the Biden-Putin Summit

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A View from Afar: Selwyn Manning and Paul Buchanan present this week’s podcast, A View from Afar, where they will analyse how leaders of the G7, NATO and EU juxtapositioned behind the United States to form a consensus-pact immediately prior to the Biden-Putin Summit. United States President Joe Biden spoke of this in an impromptu […]

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