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 13, 2021

The Bulletin: What slow border opening will look like

What slow border opening will look like, Christchurch stadium to be even bigger after council re-vote, and Canada faces snap election.

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The Bulletin
Aug 12, 2021

The Bulletin: Review finds farm environment software borked

Review finds farm environment software borked, Hipkins warns of level four if delta gets loose, and four key reads on the Monday blackouts.

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The Bulletin
Aug 11, 2021

The Bulletin: Eight key points from the Skegg report on reopening

Eight key points of Skegg report on reopening, two stories show difficulties of implementing climate policy, and minister opts not to toll road north of Auckland.

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The Bulletin
Aug 10, 2021

The Bulletin: The devastating new climate report

Devastating new climate report released, lights go out overnight amid surging electricity demand, and Tauranga port workers nervous about Covid scare.

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The Bulletin
Aug 9, 2021

The Bulletin: National’s divisions revealed at conference

National's divisions revealed at conference, Dr Bloomfield under pressure over UN worker statements, and timber shortage putting strain on building projects.

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Business
Aug 6, 2021

Building timelines blow out amid timber shortage

Builders are speaking out about the timber supply crunch, which threatens to make the housing crisis drag on even longer.

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The Bulletin
Aug 6, 2021

The Bulletin: Covid in Australia worse every day

Covid in Australia worse every day, it turns out the co-founder of Google has NZ residency, and conversion therapy ban passes first reading.

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The Bulletin
Aug 5, 2021

The Bulletin: National pushes new Covid visa for migrants

National pushes new Covid visa for migrants, another storming set of data on unemployment, and Radio NZ pinged for using hacked DHB data in story

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Politics
Aug 4, 2021

The controversial Facebook page that made Bruce Smith king of the Coast

The Westland mayor has become an unlikely online political influencer through a community Facebook page he runs. But is it all above board?

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The Bulletin
Aug 4, 2021

The Bulletin: What the new lending restrictions mean

What the new lending restrictions mean, major leaky buildings class action ends abruptly, and farmers cop warnings from labour inspectorate over breaches.

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The Bulletin
Aug 3, 2021

The Bulletin: Seasonal workforce to swell this summer

Seasonal workforce to swell this summer, government sets date to present post-Covid roadmap, and tens of thousands facing hospital delays.

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The Bulletin
Aug 2, 2021

The Bulletin: Poll confirms steady rise for Act and David Seymour

Poll confirms steady rise for Act and David Seymour, formal apology for Dawn Raids takes place, and Human Rights Commission alleges housing breaches.

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The Bulletin
Jul 30, 2021

The Bulletin: Supermarket duopoly laid bare, faces forced competition

Supermarket duopoly laid bare, one industrial action ends while another restarts, and window closing for quarantine-free travel from Australia.

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The Bulletin
Jul 29, 2021

The Bulletin: Vaccine rollout enters crucial new phase

Vaccine rollout enters new phase, Pharmac opens up priority lists to public scrutiny, and Commerce Commission to release study into supermarkets.

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The Bulletin
Jul 28, 2021

The Bulletin: Nitrates in the water, and the risks

Risks of nitrates in the water, no additional Covid found in New Plymouth, and Westport faces horror flooding cleanup.

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The Bulletin
Jul 27, 2021

The Bulletin: ‘Government neglect’ blamed for poverty increase

'Government neglect' blamed for poverty increase, suspected ISIS supporter to be repatriated, and Sāmoa’s former PM formally concedes.

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Sports
Jul 26, 2021

What is ‘ROC’ and why are they winning so many Olympic medals in Tokyo?

A mysterious team called ROC is currently in the top 10 on the Olympic medal table.

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The Bulletin
Jul 26, 2021

The Bulletin: International recognition for PM Fiame Mata’afa

International recognition for PM Fiame Mata'afa, travel bubble with Australia closed amid escalating outbreak, and Auckland councillor Efeso Collins reveals bomb threat.

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The Bulletin
Jul 23, 2021

The Bulletin: Christchurch stadium design downsized amid cost blowout

Christchurch stadium design downsized amid cost blowout, FMA gives damning insurance industry assessment, and mental health pilot programme fails to get near targets.

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Science
Jul 22, 2021

The wobbly moon is a climate change issue

The moon has always wobbled. But we're the ones making the floods more likely.

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The Bulletin
Jul 22, 2021

The Bulletin: Stocktake of the vaccine rollout

Stocktake of the vaccine rollout, social housing waitlist stretches to another new record, and cargo ships building up in Tauranga port traffic.

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The Bulletin
Jul 21, 2021

The Bulletin: ‘Freedom Day’ in England, and the consequences

Consequences for “freedom day” coming in England, Chinese embassy responds to hacking allegation, and exclusive new polling on government’s Covid response.

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The Bulletin
Jul 20, 2021

The Bulletin: NZ throws in with Five Eyes, alleging Chinese hacking

NZ joins allies in alleging Chinese hacking, stats on inflation show big rise, and immigration tribunal rejects deportation to India on Covid grounds.

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Media
Jul 19, 2021

Review: The first hours of SENZ, Aotearoa’s new sports radio station

Sport on the radio is back with the launch of the local arm of an Australian media giant.

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The Bulletin
Jul 19, 2021

The Bulletin: West Coast bears brunt in season of flooding

West Coast bears brunt in season of flooding, dozens of farmer protests take place, and Biden nominates new NZ ambassador.

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Society
Jul 16, 2021

‘Just bloody over it’: Rural New Zealand makes itself heard

What's the rural sector's beef with the government? Utes are just the beginning, learns Alex Braae.

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