Alex Braae

Alex Braae trades sleep for news to compile The Bulletin, which he'd quite like you to sign up for. Email him at alexbraae@thespinoff.co.nz

The Bulletin
Aug 12, 2020

The Bulletin: Resurgence plan triggered by Covid-19 community transmission

Resurgence plan triggered by Covid-19 community transmission, questions about what it will mean for the election, and Christchurch rest home lockdown appears to be unrelated.

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The Bulletin
Aug 11, 2020

The Bulletin: Concern from the Cook Islands over travel bubble

Concern from the Cook Islands over travel bubble, inquiry clears Iain Lees-Galloway of any spending impropriety, and Oranga Tamariki facing further damaging report findings.

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Business
Aug 10, 2020

There and back again: How Matamata and Hobbiton are picking up after Covid

How are the businesses at the heart of a prominent Covid-19 cluster faring three months on?

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The Bulletin
Aug 10, 2020

The Bulletin: Now the election campaign really starts

Labour launches campaign while National releases list, frantic final days at parliament wrapped, and new poll shows Shane Jones in trouble in Northland.

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The Bulletin
Aug 7, 2020

The Bulletin: Preparing for a possible return of the pandemic

Preparing for a possible return of the pandemic, SFO prevents JLR document release, and stoush over National candidate selection deepens.

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The Bulletin
Aug 6, 2020

The Bulletin: Many stories told by latest unemployment figures

Good morning and welcome to The Bulletin. In today's edition: Many stories told by latest unemployment figures, Bloomfield says return of community transmission almost inevitable, and major tenancy reform package …

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The Bulletin
Aug 5, 2020

The Bulletin: IPCA, police at odds over officer not charged

IPCA and police at odds over decision not to charge officer, Canterbury DHB in crisis, and Shane Jones job creation claims disputed.

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Politics
Aug 5, 2020

Everything you need to know about the 2020 assisted dying referendum

The bumper Spinoff guide to the vote on voluntary euthanasia.

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Politics
Aug 4, 2020

Minor parties hit out at exclusion from TVNZ multi-party debate

With the election campaign about to get under way, minor party leaders are once again furious at being shut out of one of the biggest possible stages for their views.

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The Bulletin
Aug 4, 2020

The Bulletin: Tauranga’s ‘combative’ mayor on ropes after texts revealed

Tauranga's "combative" mayor on ropes after texts revealed, former firefighters reveal multiple sexual assault and harassment complaints, and new report details serious climate risks to NZ.

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Politics
Aug 3, 2020

More than heatwaves: New report details biggest climate change risks to NZ

A major new report has outlined the biggest and most pressing risks New Zealand faces from climate change, and they go well beyond the science of changing weather patterns.

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The Bulletin
Aug 3, 2020

The Bulletin: The rapid rise to prominence of Billy Te Kahika Jr

Exploring the rapid rise of Billy TK’s NZ Public Party, report finds senior military officers misled ministers over Operation Burnham, and Lake Taupō water monitoring to be led by iwi.

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The Bulletin
Jul 31, 2020

The Bulletin: Collins wins and loses in latest poll

Collins wins and loses in new poll, investigations into managed isolation guards napping on the job, and Heron report damns Walker and Boag.

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Politics
Jul 30, 2020

The strange case of the election hoarding vandalised by Photoshop

Dirty politics? New Conservative candidate claims he was pranked by a rival party with mediocre photoshop job.

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The Bulletin
Jul 30, 2020

The Bulletin: For and against a massive new hydro storage scheme

For and against a massive new hydro storage scheme, major new report delivered on RMA reforms, and Greens and NZ First at odds over waka-jumping repeal.

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The Bulletin
Jul 29, 2020

The Bulletin: China furious at Hong Kong extradition suspension

China furious at NZ over Hong Kong extradition suspension, woman says police haven’t started investigation into sexual assault almost a year later, and patients reportedly refusing Covid-19 tests.

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The Bulletin
Jul 28, 2020

The Bulletin: International students not coming back this year

Bailout to stave off crisis in international education sector, return flight bookings freeze extended again, and man selling bleach as Covid cure raided.

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The Bulletin
Jul 27, 2020

The Bulletin: National dismisses horror poll as a “rogue”

National dismisses horror poll as a "rogue", new populist party draws huge crowd in Auckland, and family attempts managed isolation escape to see father’s body.

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Politics
Jul 26, 2020

Jami-Lee Ross, Billy Te Kahika and the rebel alliance of Election 2020

Covid hoax, Anti-vaxx. Agenda 21. 5G. Can the conspiracy theories of social media be coalesced into a party that makes parliament? We're about to find out.

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Politics
Jul 24, 2020

What you need to know about the new progressive home ownership scheme

The government has announced its latest set of moves to get people into home ownership.

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The Bulletin
Jul 24, 2020

The Bulletin: Why the relationship with China is so complicated

Why the relationship with China is so complicated, significant new NPS on urban development, and Stats NZ breaks down emissions by region.

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Society
Jul 24, 2020

Strasbourg 1518 times two: NZ company ‘crushed’ by identically named BBC show

The dancing plague of Strasbourg in 1518 is fertile artistic ground to explore – so much so that two identically titled productions have been released in the same year.

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The Bulletin
Jul 23, 2020

The Bulletin: Minister sacked as chaos reigns

PM sacks Iain Lees-Galloway, Winston Peters makes stirring contribution to day of chaos, and Tarras locals not thrilled about potential new airport.

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The Bulletin
Jul 22, 2020

The Bulletin: Fallout of the Falloon scandal

Fallout continues from Falloon scandal, significant damage to Tairāwhiti from storm, and Labour MP Raymond Huo announces retirement.

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The Bulletin
Jul 21, 2020

The Bulletin: The Andrew Falloon scandal: what we know so far

What we know so far about the Andrew Falloon scandal, finance minister shuts purse strings on billions in spending, and Cameron Slater before the courts.

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Politics
Jul 20, 2020

National and Labour agree. What a pity that the policy they agree on is shameful

Both major parties now want New Zealanders returning to the country to pay for mandatory managed isolation.

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