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
Apr 23, 2021

The Bulletin: India's Covid situation and the travel ban decision

India's Covid situation and the travel ban decision, lockout hit for striking Wellington bus drivers, and Australian PM to visit NZ.

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Sports
Apr 23, 2021

Rating the best trans-Tasman sporting rivalries 

The bitterest battles, from the Silver Ferns vs the Diamonds to the Warriors vs the refs.

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The Bulletin
Apr 22, 2021

The Bulletin: Who inflation is hitting hardest

Latest round of consumer price index stats come out, sweeping health system reforms announced, and Wellington Council still weirdly tense.

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Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Massive health sector overhaul explained

District health boards will be abolished, and a new Māori Health Authority established, in a set of sweeping health system reforms just announced.

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The Bulletin
Apr 21, 2021

The Bulletin: Transmission Gully puts unrealistic PPPs on notice

Transmission Gully puts unrealistic PPPs on notice, new Covid case in the community, and major health reform announcements coming this morning.

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The Bulletin
Apr 20, 2021

The Bulletin: Mahuta moves away from Five Eyes in major speech

Mahuta moves away from Five Eyes in major speech, new research shows raised risk of Alpine fault quake, and trans-Tasman bubble opens on emotional day.

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The Bulletin
Apr 19, 2021

The Bulletin: Risks and benefits loom as trans-Tasman bubble opens

Risks and benefits loom as trans-Tasman bubble opens, government signs big deal with Amazon, and cabinet paper produced on hate speech law change proposals.

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Politics
Apr 17, 2021

Wellington’s nearly man on why he lost and the state of the council today

Yes, one-term mayor Justin Lester thinks he'd be doing a better job.

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The Bulletin
Apr 16, 2021

The Bulletin: The complex politics of ending smoking

The complex politics of ending smoking, security company with MIQ contract disputes government claim, and parliament votes to extend emergency Covid powers.

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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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