The Spinoff Daily, Thursday December 1
Ahiahi mārie, welcome to The Spinoff Daily.
Today on The Spinoff: A look back at The Project NZ’s most memorable moments, a wish list of signings for the new Auckland A-League franchise and permission to not watch the news.
Alice Neville: “Just a few short years ago, coffee in a can was a novelty in Aotearoa. How things change. This week we gathered 25 different varieties from eight different brands for this tasting, which is not quite every one sold in New Zealand – there were a couple we couldn’t find or just plain forgot about.
It’s probably for the best, though, because after sampling 25 coffees, members of our panel of seven reported heart palpitations, stabbing head pain, general wooziness, the overwhelming urge to go for a brisk walk and the newfound ability to see through time. Who knows what 28 would’ve done.”
The Spinoff’s big idea, your help and how it’s going
A week ago we launched our What's eating Aotearoa PledgeMe campaign. We’ve just passed the $33k mark, and we couldn’t be more grateful to the hundreds of people who have supported this project so far. Thank you.
It’s all or nothing with PledgeMe and we need to hit our first goal of $50,000. So many of our rewards have sold out, so we’ve just added three brand new ones including exclusive tips on creating a dating profile from our resident expert Madeleine Holden, tickets to our 10th birthday party next year, and a custom Spinoff homepage.
Please support the campaign if you can and get your hands on some tasty rewards.
Sticky inflation and expensive policies give new government a fiscal headache
A look back at The Project NZ’s most memorable moments
A wish list of signings for the new Auckland A-League franchise
Feeling clever? Click here to play 1Q, Aotearoa’s newest, shortest daily quiz.
It’s OK to turn off the news
Many news consumers feel a responsibility to bear witness to all sorts of distressing images and events. But deciding to tune out instead doesn’t make you a bad person, writes counsellor Ross Palethorpe.
Queenstown’s old luge conveyor gets a new life
The Friday Poem: ‘crude public behavior’ by Kate Aschoff
The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending December 1
A pensioner struggles to find a home in Last Home Renters
Retirement was once synonymous with relaxing, but what if your income is $550 a week and you can’t find somewhere to live? Last Home Renters follows Rodney Patea as he struggles to find an affordable long-term rental while surrounded by large empty holiday mansions in the place he calls home on the Coromandel peninsula. The 15-minute documentary premieres on December 5 on The Spinoff. Made with the support of NZ On Air.