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 16, 2019

The Bulletin: Winter grazing in the spotlight

Winter grazing in the spotlight, teens smoking much less weed than they used to, and stats show big acceleration in Auckland house building.

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The Bulletin
Aug 15, 2019

The Bulletin: Fractious Pacific Forum looms on climate change

Climate change battles loom at Pacific forum, Corrections fails to stop Christchurch accused getting propaganda out, and details on Winston's racing industry boost.

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The Bulletin
Aug 14, 2019

The Bulletin: Census fallout won't be solved easily

Census problems will linger a long time, big tobacco tries to get into NZ Fashion Week, and farmer survey shows big concerns about climate change policy.

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The Bulletin
Aug 13, 2019

The Bulletin: Huawei off down the highway?

Huawei's stern letter to ministers gets leaked, Fonterra announces dire financial projections, and movement inches forward on genetic engineering changes.

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Business
Aug 12, 2019

Ten takeaways from the NBR Rich List for 2019

Who's on it, who's up, who's down, and how did they get there?

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The Bulletin
Aug 12, 2019

The Bulletin: Nervousness about tourism numbers

Nervousness about latest batch of tourist numbers, Waitangi Tribunal hammers prisoner voting ban, and more refugees heading for smaller provincial centres.

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Politics
Aug 12, 2019

TOP powers up on an oily rag after the post-Gareth civil war

The Opportunities Party’s new leaders have firmed up control of the party after a weekend of sweeping organisational reforms.

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The Bulletin
Aug 9, 2019

The Bulletin: Land, climate change and the end of food security

Major new IPCC report released, Queenstown's mayor puts a halt on airport expansion plans, and abortion bill passes first reading.

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The Bulletin
Aug 8, 2019

The Bulletin: Why the OCR cut is big news

Why the OCR cut is a big deal, significant non-compliance on Waikato dairy farms revealed, and major changes to Misuse of Drugs Act passed.

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Science
Aug 7, 2019

Discovered: the massive AF parrots that once roamed New Zealand

The world’s largest parrot, standing up to a metre tall with a beak that could crack most food sources, used to live in New Zealand.

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The Bulletin
Aug 7, 2019

The Bulletin: Storming economic figures defy gloom

Storming economic figures defy gloomy predictions, govt considering volunteer rural cops, and Auckland to spread around Drury and Pukekohe.

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The Bulletin
Aug 6, 2019

The Bulletin: How abortion laws will change

Shape of abortion law reform announced, dramatic night plays out at Ihumātao, and opposition brews to Catholic Cathedral decision in Christchurch.

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Business
Aug 5, 2019

Liquidators stamp brutal message on Whaleoil site claiming ‘misappropriation’

A bizarre postscript is under way in the saga of Cameron Slater’s notorious blog being shut down.

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The Bulletin
Aug 5, 2019

The Bulletin: Greens push policy to rumbling party

Greens push policy at restive annual conference, police alarm Ihumātao protectors by showing rifles, and two major stories about dodgy historic rubbish dumps.

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Television
Aug 2, 2019

Review: Veronica Mars returns – older, wiser and even more bittersweet

Everyone’s favourite teenage detective is now a grown up. So what does that mean for the return of Veronica Mars?

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The Bulletin
Aug 2, 2019

The Bulletin: Regional alarm at polytech centralisation plans

Regional alarm at polytech centralisation plans, Pfizer confirms vaccines for Northland were available, and BNZ facing scrutiny after massive document leak.

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Media
Aug 1, 2019

RIP Whaleoil.net.nz (2005-2019): the blog that turned NZ politics feral

The most notorious publication of the digital media era in New Zealand has closed down for good.

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The Bulletin
Aug 1, 2019

The Bulletin: Big bill looms for water overhaul

Massive bill looms for water overhaul, Five Eyes countries discuss backdoors for encrypted apps, and could Ihumātao lead to Māori politics reorganisation?

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The Bulletin
Jul 31, 2019

The Bulletin: More deportations loom with proposed Aussie law

Good morning, and welcome to The Bulletin. In today's edition: More deportations of NZers loom with proposed Australian law, authorities not probing root causes of truck crashes, and AUT under …

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Politics
Jul 31, 2019

Cheat Sheet: David Seymour’s big push to get the numbers for euthanasia

The ACT leader has put up what he's hoping will be the finishing touches on the euthanasia law.

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The Bulletin
Jul 30, 2019

The Bulletin: Threat and opportunity of swine fever

Swine fever boosts meat export figures, SOUL whānau vote to stay put at Ihumātao, and National has another good poll.

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Society
Jul 30, 2019

Don’t eat the rich. Just set hard limits on their greed

The tax department is currently chasing millions from so-called 'High Wealth Individuals' who won't pay up. But when inequality is spiralling, why not set a maximum level of wealth, and simply take the rest for the betterment of all?

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The Bulletin
Jul 29, 2019

The Bulletin: Bridges takes aim at cancer postcode lottery

National launches major policy on cancer drug funding, popular support swells for Ihumātao protectors as govt steps in, and ski industry workers face snow drought.

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The Bulletin
Jul 26, 2019

The Bulletin: Protests spread around Ihumātao

Protests spread around Ihumātao, activists furious about ship coming in with Saharan phosphate, and Sleepyhead plans massive company town in north Waikato.

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The Bulletin
Jul 25, 2019

The Bulletin: PM Boris Johnson and the Britain-NZ relationship

Good morning, and welcome to The Bulletin. In today's edition: What PM Boris Johnson could mean for NZ, Uyghur refugee in NZ fears long arm of Chinese law, and govt …

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Politics
Jul 25, 2019

NZ’s resurgent New Conservatives: riding the culture wars to the 2020 election

Of all the would-bes stuck in minor party hell, the New Conservatives may be the horse that bolts on the back of opportunistic campaigning and culture wars.

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