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

Food
Apr 15, 2021

New report warns that we’re building over our food basket

The 2021 Our Land report has raised serious warnings about our most productive food-growing land being turned over to housing.

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The Bulletin
Apr 15, 2021

The Bulletin: Calls made for return of Epidemic Response Committee

Calls made for return of Epidemic Response Committee, Māori wards coming in around the country, and police admit to illegal intelligence gathering tactics.

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The Bulletin
Apr 14, 2021

The Bulletin: Live animal export ban on the way

Live animal export ban on the way, New Zealand’s emissions increase again, and SkyCity cracking down on money laundering junkets.

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The Bulletin
Apr 13, 2021

The Bulletin: Parties under pressure over undeclared donations

Parties under pressure over undeclared donations, more emerges on exports to murderous militaries, and National refusing to back Climate Commission draft plans.

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The Bulletin
Apr 12, 2021

The Bulletin: Change looms in Samoa after knife-edge election

Change looms in Samoa after knife-edge election, another border worker has tested positive for Covid-19, and dozens of organisations call for Misuse of Drugs Act to be scrapped.

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Politics
Apr 9, 2021
The Bulletin
Apr 9, 2021

The Bulletin: Four key questions for the climate strikers

Four key questions for the climate strikers, unvaccinated border worker tests positive, and big implications of ban on arrivals from India.

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The Bulletin
Apr 8, 2021

The Bulletin: Much more data coming on vaccine rollout

Much more data coming on vaccine rollout, two insightful pieces relating to the trans-Tasman bubble, and an update on the unacceptable mental health service report.

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Politics
Apr 8, 2021

Sign me up: Why political parties are pushing petitions

They might want your email address more than they want your signature.

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The Bulletin
Apr 7, 2021

The Bulletin: How the trans-Tasman bubble will work

How the trans-Tasman bubble will work, MP Kiri Allan urges smear tests after cancer diagnosis, and officials exposed trying to prevent mental health data being released.

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Politics
Apr 6, 2021

Kiri Allan urges smear tests after cervical cancer diagnosis

Fast-rising minister Kiri Allan will be taking medical leave after a diagnosis of cervical cancer.

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The Bulletin
Apr 6, 2021

The Bulletin: Trans-Tasman bubble to dominate the day

Trans-Tasman bubble news to dominate the day, climate commission modelling criticised, and concerns raised about fresh light rail delays.

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The Bulletin
Apr 1, 2021

The Bulletin: Auckland light rail loops back to starting station

New working group announced to revive Auckland light rail, wide range of hip pocket changes coming today, and our heartfelt congratulations to Dr Siouxsie Wiles.

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Politics
Mar 31, 2021

Hundreds still ending up in court for cannabis possession

Despite a law change in 2019 to allow more police discretion, many people are still ending up in front of judges for low-level drug offending.

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The Bulletin
Mar 31, 2021

The Bulletin: Climate Change Commission feedback starts coming in

Climate Change Commission feedback starts coming in, public housing waiting list hits ugly new highs, and commissioners set out plan for Tauranga

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Politics
Mar 30, 2021

Anne Tolley’s gang of four lay out their plan to rescue Tauranga

What does it look like when commissioners appointed in place of a council have to face the public?

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The Bulletin
Mar 30, 2021

The Bulletin: Will government be responsible for rising rents?

Lines are being drawn up over whether the government's housing package is unfair to those who can't and won't be buying houses.

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The Bulletin
Mar 29, 2021

The Bulletin: Timber supply shortage raises house building fears

Timber supply shortage raises house building fears, Commerce Commission investigating pyramid schemes targeting Tongan community, and mixed messages being given over ID for Covid vaccine

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The Bulletin
Mar 26, 2021

The Bulletin: Still plenty to contest in health system reforms

Still plenty to contest in health system reforms, possible Covid-19 transmission takes place at Grand Mercure, and Suez blockage may impact NZ supply chains.

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The Bulletin
Mar 25, 2021

The Bulletin: Campaign against speaker Mallard gains momentum

National escalates campaign against speaker Mallard, top spies front up at parliament, and Westpac considers selling NZ-based banking operation.

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Politics
Mar 24, 2021

Spy chiefs grilled about priorities in rare public appearance

New Zealand’s top spies have faced questions about the focus of their activities and whether they're making the right calls to keep the country safe.

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The Bulletin
Mar 24, 2021

The Bulletin: What effect will big housing policy changes have?

Analysing the effects of the big housing changes, spending on pokies jumps in 2020, and controversial Rocket Lab payload launches from Māhia.

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Society
Mar 23, 2021

The immense, intimate exhibition defining the future of Auckland Museum

Tomorrow sees the opening of Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland, Auckland Museum’s biggest new exhibition in years.

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The Bulletin
Mar 23, 2021

The Bulletin: Government’s day to confront housing crisis

Government's day to confront housing crisis, travel bubble announcement announcement made, and Corrections minister rebukes department.

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The Bulletin
Mar 22, 2021

The Bulletin: Tourism and the travel bubbles

Tourism and the travel bubbles, major new study reveals carbon damage from bottom trawling, and mixed season for horticulture industry.

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The Bulletin
Mar 19, 2021

The Bulletin: Scientists back central government fluoride takeover

Scientists back central government fluoride takeover, GDP takes heavy hit in December quarter, and confirmation that travel bubble plans are back on.

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