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
Mar 22, 2019

The Bulletin: Plenty more work to do on gun law changes

Bi-partisan changes to gun laws announced, immigration minister urged to step in on visas of attack victim families, and stats lay bare Islamophobia in media.

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News
Mar 21, 2019

The 15/3 inquiry: what questions will they need to ask?

An inquiry will seek to find out whether the Christchurch attacks have been prevented if the security services were looking in the right direction

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The Bulletin
Mar 21, 2019

The Bulletin: How did a white supremacist terrorist slip through?

Questions raised about how white supremacist was missed, Christchurch businesses pitch in to repair mosque, and funerals for victims begin.

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News
Mar 20, 2019

Auckland mosques to throw open their doors to the public on Friday

It's a bid to demystify the Muslim community in the eyes of their fellow New Zealanders.

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The Bulletin
Mar 20, 2019

The Bulletin: Christchurch attacks become political football overseas

Christchurch attacks become political footballs overseas, major tech companies like Facebook under pressure, and concerns raised over continued spread of measles.

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The Bulletin
Mar 19, 2019

The Bulletin: Multi-party consensus gets closer to gun law changes

Multi-party consensus starts to form on gun law changes, moving student led vigil held in Christchurch, and inquiry into attack announced.

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The Bulletin
Mar 18, 2019

The Bulletin: Questions emerge after weekend of mourning

Vigils held around country to mourn the victims of Christchurch mosque attacks, Muslim community speaks out about years of Islamophobia, and gun laws look set to change. 

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Society
Mar 15, 2019

Activist groups pledge ‘massive rally’ in defiance of Islamophobic terrorism

A Friday night meeting in response to the Christchurch shootings discussed demonstrations and plans to stand guard outside NZ mosques

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The Bulletin
Mar 15, 2019

The Bulletin: No deal Brexit looms for Kiwi businesses

Brexit No Deal threat looms for Kiwi exporters, students to go on climate strike today, and families of disabled people fear support cuts by stealth.

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The Bulletin
Mar 14, 2019

The Bulletin: Has Hit and Run inquiry lost its way?

Judicial review action launched against Hit and Run inquiry, healthy new chunk for conservation estate, and changes to sex crime trial process recommended.

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The Bulletin
Mar 13, 2019

The Bulletin: Another NZ First minister accused of using funding for votes

Another NZ First minister accused of using funding for votes, police refer donation complaint up to Serious Fraud Office, and Ihumātao development opponents march.

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Politics
Mar 12, 2019

Great news! NZ’s best political drama of 2018 has been renewed

Catch up again with beloved household names like Jami-Lee Ross and Simon Bridges.

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Auckland Zoo
Mar 12, 2019

The animals who live a better life in the zoo than the wild

Auckland Zoo director Kevin Buley explains why he believes the animals here live better lives than they would in the wild.

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The Bulletin
Mar 12, 2019

The Bulletin: Measles cases surge in Canterbury outbreak

Measles cases surge in Canterbury, Vodafone reportedly outsourcing jobs to India, and Shane Jones says Kupe facility funding story is a beat up.

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Society
Mar 12, 2019

Contemplating the end of the world with Extinction Rebellion

Take urgent action on climate change or face mass, worldwide death – that's the stark message of a new global protest movement.

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The Bulletin
Mar 11, 2019

The Bulletin: SkyCity charges on with controversial online gambling plan

SkyCity charges ahead with controversial online gambling plan, Defence Force releases review into Afghanistan allegations, and coal use to continue for decades in Canterbury.

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The Bulletin
Mar 8, 2019

The Bulletin: Queenstown wants visitor levy – will everyone else too?

Queenstown to hold referendum on visitor levy, Willie Apiata VC says he got no support for PTSD, and Rugby World Cup concerns for rural households.

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The Bulletin
Mar 7, 2019

The Bulletin: High house prices a small town issue now

Latest QV figures show huge house price rises in smaller towns, new study shows terrible bottom trawling impact, and nurses give natural disaster warning.

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The Bulletin
Mar 6, 2019

The Bulletin: MPs take sides on student climate strikes

MPs weigh in on upcoming student climate strikes, backpackers speak out about NZ work conditions, and sex crime reports still not resulting in charges.

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The Bulletin
Mar 5, 2019

The Bulletin: Govt can’t and won’t help captured Kiwi jihadist

Govt offers no help for captured Kiwi jihadist, aid programmes under review after allegations, and calls to make dental care available to all.

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The Bulletin
Mar 4, 2019

The Bulletin: Goff promises tough love if re-elected

Phil Goff confirms he'll run for another term as Auckland mayor, Greens unveil members bill with sweeping electoral changes, and real estate agents are giving up.

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Society
Mar 3, 2019

How freaked out should we be about the measles news?

More and more cases of the scary spotty disease measles are popping up in the news.

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Society
Mar 2, 2019

School kids are going on strike to fight climate change. How will schools react?

The actions of two Auckland schools show competing visions on how to deal with the activism.

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The Bulletin
Mar 1, 2019

The Bulletin: Police tooling up – a sign of the future?

Police order to be armed in Canterbury raises debate, Local Government NZ calls for more devolution, and appalling rates of strangulation cases revealed.

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Food
Feb 28, 2019

Ending the magical thinking on compostable packaging

Is switching to compostable packaging a solution for New Zealand's plastic problem? Don't get too excited too soon, warn experts.

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The Bulletin
Feb 28, 2019

The Bulletin: Crisis erupts between India and Pakistan

Military crisis erupts between India and Pakistan, top marine biologist disowns Te Papa connection, and DHBs still desperate for nurses.

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