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
Nov 12, 2019

The Bulletin: Armed police arrest raises alarm

Armed police arrest raises alarm, report makes strong call for Auckland port to go north, and a battle is going on among Fonterra shareholders.

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Politics
Nov 11, 2019

The new green party is still defined by the old Green party

The Sustainable NZ Party launched over the weekend, to media fanfare. But does it stand a chance?

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The Bulletin
Nov 11, 2019

The Bulletin: The warning of Australia's "unprecedented" bushfires

Unprecedented early-season bushfires rip through Australia, backdown on school board changes forecast, and Sustainable NZ party launches.

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The Bulletin
Nov 8, 2019

The Bulletin: Zero Carbon bill passes, with so far still to go

Government passes flagship climate change legislation, former minister Anne Tolley admits Peters disclosure, and changes coming at Oranga Tamariki.

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Science
Nov 7, 2019

Cheat sheet: NZ’s environmental reporting is falling short

The outspoken parliamentary commissioner for the environment has released a tough new report about the lack of good environmental data.

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The Bulletin
Nov 7, 2019

The Bulletin: Property market starts to heat again

Housing market starts to get moving again, government reverses partnership visa decision, and man who assaulted James Shaw sentenced to prison.

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Science
Nov 6, 2019

Cheat sheet: New Zealand is launching the climate change effort into space

The government will put $26 million towards a partnership that aims to measure global methane emissions from space.

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The Bulletin
Nov 6, 2019

The Bulletin: Winston gets his weeks in court

Winston Peters takes lawsuit to the High Court, Zero Carbon bill passes second reading, and suspected idiotic fireworks users make case for ban.

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The Bulletin
Nov 5, 2019

The Bulletin: What the trade breakthrough with China means

Massive day of trade developments for NZ’s relationship with Asia, Bill Cashmore retains top Auckland jobs, and trial of man accused of killing Grace Millane begins.

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Politics
Nov 5, 2019

Want lower prisoner numbers in New Zealand? Look at Texas, not Norway

Building a political consensus around the need to lower prison populations is difficult, but Texas has shown the way.

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The Bulletin
Nov 4, 2019

The Bulletin: Goff lines up shake for CCOs

Phil Goff puts CCOs on notice, PM Ardern in Bangkok for crucial summit, and Greenpeace criticises continued fracking amid UK moratorium.

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The Bulletin
Nov 1, 2019

The Bulletin: Painful testimony at abuse in state care inquiry

Painful testimony at abuse in state care inquiry, student loan generation in focus, and hoiho breeding season wrecked.

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The Bulletin
Oct 31, 2019

The Bulletin: National floats sanctions in welfare crackdown

National releases discussion document on social services, new sea level rise research raises inundation fears, and updates from Wellington’s messy mayoralties.

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Politics
Oct 30, 2019

Cheat sheet: A general election for Brexit Britain in less than six weeks

Once again, Britain is going to the polls in an attempt to dig themselves out of the utter mess they're in around Brexit.

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The Bulletin
Oct 30, 2019

The Bulletin: Changing threats to Pacific in Defence report

Defence report outlines changing nature of Pacific threats, DHBs unaware of staff vaccination, and visitors desecrate Lake Waikaremoana.

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Politics
Oct 29, 2019

Why Phil Twyford should absolutely be sacked (and why he absolutely shouldn’t)

Transport minister Phil Twyford is under fire again, and is facing calls to be sacked over delays around Auckland's light rail system.

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The Bulletin
Oct 29, 2019

The Bulletin: A commemoration of history that still lives 

Government ministers and iwi leaders in Waitara for commemoration, open letter to Greens over GE, and Hamilton’s leading public servant calls for election reform. 

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Politics
Oct 27, 2019

‘Here for good’: The long, strange twilight of Social Credit

One of the oldest political parties in New Zealand is plotting a comeback.

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The Bulletin
Oct 25, 2019

The Bulletin: Shaw, farmers now own agriculture emissions deal 

Reaction to the government’s agriculture emissions deal, formal apology made for Parihaka, and union fuming over unpunished trucking abuses.

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Politics
Oct 24, 2019

Cheat sheet: Agriculture continues to sidestep the Emissions Trading Scheme

The prime minister has hailed a 'historic' agreement between the government and farming groups. What does it amount to, and is it a substantial step forward in the climate fight, or a 'sellout'?

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The Bulletin
Oct 24, 2019

The Bulletin: Will the euthanasia referendum win?

Euthanasia bill set to go to a referendum, police whistleblower says he was threatened with legal action, and the finer details of Zero Carbon report.

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Science
Oct 23, 2019

Bitumen, plywood and straw: on the aflame SkyCity Convention Centre roof

Construction sites are always at risk of fire, and the SkyCity Convention Centre is no different.

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The Bulletin
Oct 23, 2019

Ramifications of the SkyCity Convention Centre fire

In today’s edition of The Bulletin: Serious ramifications likely from SkyCity fire, dozens of partnership visas being denied, and yet another police pursuit death.

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Politics
Oct 22, 2019

Cheat Sheet: A bittersweet night for Justin Trudeau in Canadian election

After an unusually nasty campaign for their country, Canada has gone to the polls. Here's what happened.

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The Bulletin
Oct 22, 2019

The Bulletin: Foster faces fights with new Wellington council

Wellington’s new mayor faces difficult three years, Zero Carbon bill select committee report comes back, and extremist preacher barred from NZ.

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Politics
Oct 21, 2019

Cheat sheet: Auckland’s tram project goes off the rails

What does it all mean for transport and traffic congestion in New Zealand's biggest city?

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