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
Jul 18, 2018

The Bulletin: How local should government go?

Local government proposals raise support and concerns, Wellington buses have been a mess, and Te Papa's CEO defends job cut restructure proposals.

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The Bulletin
Jul 17, 2018

The Bulletin: Winston swings away on the radio

Winston Peters goes at it on the radio, nurses go back to the bargaining table, and Trump and Putin agree that the FBI is wrong. 

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The Bulletin
Jul 16, 2018

The Bulletin: Flooding causes chaos, Coromandel still cut off

Wild weather from the weekend isn't over yet, government abandons police mental health funding plan, and a culture war at DOC is revealed.

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Politics
Jul 14, 2018

What did the Free Speech protestors actually have to say?

Many of the attendees at a protest against Auckland Council banning Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux feel they get a raw deal from media. So, here's exactly what they said.

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Sports
Jul 14, 2018

At long last, the NRL is waking up to the Pacific’s rugby league potential

The NRL’s International Rugby League proposals are a sign that they’re finally waking up to the potential of giving Pacific Island nations something serious to play for.

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The Bulletin
Jul 13, 2018

The Bulletin: Where to now for striking nurses?

Nurses strike ends, 1080 dumped in a National Park, and former National MP brought in to justice reform group. 

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The Bulletin
Jul 12, 2018

The Bulletin: Battle lines drawn in renters’ rights war

Lobby group wants to fundamentally reshape tenancy laws, nurses go on strike, and business leaders pledge action on climate change.

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The Bulletin
Jul 11, 2018

The Bulletin: Can tomorrow’s nurses strike be averted?

Nurses strike set to take place tomorrow, China responds to Defence paper that names their country, and Auckland Council is being taken to court over two extremist speakers.

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Politics
Jul 10, 2018

With TOP gone, where will the protest vote go next?

Every election, a small proportion of New Zealanders love a good protest vote. The Opportunities Party locked it up, but now it's up for grabs again.

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The Bulletin
Jul 10, 2018

The Bulletin: Looking real strong and stable there Britain

British politics loses the plot completely, Gareth Morgan winds up The Opportunities Party, and defence minister Ron Mark gets some new planes. 

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The Bulletin
Jul 9, 2018

The Bulletin: What is the Defence Force so worried about?

Defence Force outlines what they say are complex and emerging threats, cochlear implant funding effectively cut, and there's a public service strike today.

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The Bulletin
Jul 6, 2018

The Bulletin: Winston renews Māori seats referendum call

Renewed call for a Māori seats referendum, Russel McVeagh report released, and the stoush between two leading NZers over a charity concert escalates.

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The Bulletin
Jul 5, 2018

The Bulletin: Everyone wants a Kiwibuild house

Huge interest in Kiwibuild houses as registrations open, Fonterra and Greenpeace find themselves on the same side of a dairy issue, and GCSB report comes out.

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Politics
Jul 4, 2018

Can you buy a Kiwibuild house?

The buyer eligibility rules for Kiwibuild houses have just been released. So, are you on the list?

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The Bulletin
Jul 4, 2018

The Bulletin: Teachers’ turn to threaten strikes

Teachers have voted to go on strike, Kiwibuild eligibility criteria out today, and former PM says not in my backyard to charity concert.

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Jul 3, 2018

The Bulletin: Probe into top cop’s appointment

Probe into appointment of top cop who made Louise Nicholas comments, tolls considered for Transmission Gully, and nurses may be at odds with their union.

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The Bulletin
Jul 2, 2018

The Bulletin: Are you entitled to more sweet government money?

In today's edition: Families package comes into effect, but meanwhile, so does the regional fuel tax. Plus, the NZ Defence Force is waging war against political graffiti. 

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The Bulletin
Jun 29, 2018

The Bulletin: Does dumping of health targets matter?

Battle rages over dumped health targets, Dairy NZ condemns milking shed cruelty, and a spotlight on an important NZ Herald series.

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The Bulletin
Jun 28, 2018

The Bulletin: Who will swing the hammer for Kiwibuild?

Government moves to address construction worker shortage, data on regressiveness of fuel tax released, and Sir John Key pops up as a lobbyist.

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Sports
Jun 27, 2018

Could a NZ South Africans XI beat the rest of the Black Caps?

The number of South African born cricketers contracted in New Zealand has now cracked the required number for a full team.

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The Bulletin
Jun 27, 2018

The Bulletin: New figures paint very different foreign buyer picture

ASB data paints very different foreign buyer picture, fuel tax passes into law, and a battle is brewing on the West Coast over grazing rights on heritage land.

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Green Cross Health
Jun 26, 2018

All the stupid myths about the flu shot, busted

Needles may be scary. But do you know what's worse? The flu. Alex Braae got over his fear and got the flu shot, for the greater good.

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Politics
Jun 26, 2018

Fact check: Has there been more striking in 9 months of Labour than 9 years of National?

It's a bold claim from Simon Bridges, but has his office pulled a bit of a swifty on the numbers? Alex Braae checks the maths.

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The Bulletin
Jun 26, 2018

The Bulletin: Pumping out the prefabs

Phil Twyford talks up prefab housing industry, massive alleged money laundering scheme uncovered, and all the latest in strike news.

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Media
Jun 26, 2018

Has reporting on #MeToo changed the media?

NZME journalist Georgina Campbell has created a new podcast about the #metoo movement

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The Bulletin
Jun 25, 2018

The Bulletin: Gang violence decreasing, but why?

Gang violence decreasing across the country, government ends public servant cap, and the country's largest private education provider could be about to sell up.

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