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What’s New

Version 11.0.2

Landscape mode for iPad & bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Ewweaver ,

New app much better

New app is much faster and easier to use than the old one.

Only thing missing is the swipe to go back and landscape on iPad.

Vader412 ,


Great functional good looking app!

Adding swipe from edge of screen to go back functionality would make this amazing instead of just a back button.

Danger Gadget ,

Good news, reasonable app.

I think if you value good journalism in New Zealand in the vacancy left behind by the descent of The Herald and Stuff into click bait, "reddit journalism", "someone got insulted", etc please support this app. Usually my favourite reads of the week come from the spinoff now.

As for the app, I give it 4 stars not 5 as it would be great to improve a couple of things:
- can we have the swiping left/right between articles and instant loading that you get when you read the spinoff on the facebook app? It feels much nicer but we support your goals to free yourself of facebook.
- on iPad I'd love a landscape view. Everything else on the iPad I do in landscape pretty much.

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