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 21, 2018

The Bulletin: What the flood is going on down South?

Cleanup looms after Southern flooding, National party maintains volume of written questions barrage, and Fletcher shares take a hammering.

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Society
Nov 20, 2018

What would real climate action actually look like?

A coalition of 150 scientists have written an open letter calling for faster and more comprehensive action on climate change. But what could that actually look like in practice?

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The Bulletin
Nov 20, 2018

The Bulletin: Minister moves to overhaul Early Childhood Education

Minister announces major new ECE plan, climate scientist sign open letter calling for more real climate action, and water rationing considered in Hawke's Bay.

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Business
Nov 19, 2018

Why’s it so hard for builders to make money in a construction boom?

Kiwi builders have never been in hotter demand, but red tape is making it nearly impossible to get ahead. Alex Braae spoke to builders and bankers about the state of the construction industry.

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The Bulletin
Nov 19, 2018

The Bulletin: NZ to stay stuck in the middle at APEC

NZ tries to avoid picking a side in heavyweight trade war, Hamilton bus strikes escalate on both sides, and outspoken academic's car sabotaged. 

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Media
Nov 16, 2018

‘You’re a racist!’ Radio talkback host explodes at rugby bigot

In a dramatic moment on the radio airwaves, a sports talkback host put the theory of giving nothing to racism into practice. 

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The Bulletin
Nov 16, 2018

The Bulletin: Commercial water bottlers plead their case

Water bottlers plead their case, concerns around cultural competency of overseas teachers, and govt. confirms it won't restructure Māori Council.

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Unitec5
Nov 15, 2018

The future of the work is still in the office

With the nature of work changing, companies are reforming how offices are set up and how their staff work, in an effort to get better outcomes for everyone. Alex Braae checked out two of New Zealand's biggest companies to find out more.

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Politics
Nov 15, 2018

But seriously, wtf is going on with Brexit?

Could there finally be a solution to the destructive drama of Brexit?

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The Bulletin
Nov 15, 2018

The Bulletin: Fine lines for Ardern to walk on Summit Circuit

PM Ardern at a series of international summits this week, Pike River plan revealed, and NZ to host the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup.

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The Bulletin
Nov 14, 2018

The Bulletin: Astonishing intervention from Czech criminal’s mother

Karel Sroubek's mother speaks out, Fonterra abandons quantity target in favour of quality, and striking court workers warned they're risking injustices happening.

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The Bulletin
Nov 13, 2018

The Bulletin: Nothing to see here, says Haumaha inquiry report

Wally Haumaha appointment inquiry report comes back clean, primary and secondary teachers to mull united front, and how will Rocket Lab make money?

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The Bulletin
Nov 12, 2018

The Bulletin: Teacher strikes begin under ERA cloud

ERA hits out at teacher demands ahead of strike, police want new terrorism powers, and Supreme Court makes big call on prisoner voting. 

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The Bulletin
Nov 9, 2018

The Bulletin: Shareholders give Fonterra a serve

Farmer shareholders give Fonterra a serve, Czech drug dealer breaks his silence, and Auckland Councillor attendance rates are in focus.

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Society
Nov 8, 2018

Should ANZAC and the memory of war be such big business?

Australian historian Dr Jo Hawkins spoke to Alex Braae about what commercialised commemoration of Anzac means, and whether it has gone too far. 

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The Bulletin
Nov 8, 2018

The Bulletin: What happens now after US midterms?

It's a US elections special edition today, but there's some NZ news in here too.

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The Bulletin
Nov 7, 2018

The Bulletin: Fed up midwives vote to strike

Midwives vote for two weeks of strike action, tourism strategy released by government, and a big day of democracy is coming up in the USA.

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The Bulletin
Nov 6, 2018

The Bulletin: Did review into banks go far enough?

Banks under review escape serious sanctions despite spotlight, allegation of police brutality at Defence Expo, and Speaker slammed for rugby junket.

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Sports
Nov 5, 2018

Do the White Ferns have a chance at the Cricket World Cup?

Short answer? No. Long answer? Well, maybe.

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The Bulletin
Nov 5, 2018

Another secret Jami-Lee Ross recording just derailed Simon Bridges’ morning

What does the new tape, leaked to Newshub, say? And what does it mean? 

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The Bulletin
Nov 5, 2018

The Bulletin: Labour revels in reversed fortunes at conference

Labour revels in rare display of party unity at annual conference, we're buying massive numbers of the wrong cars, and Phil Goff's mayoralty in focus.

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The Bulletin
Nov 2, 2018

The Bulletin: Sroubek saga just gets stranger

Karel Sroubek case gets even stranger, industrial action rumbles away among court staff, and letting fees to be gone by Christmas.

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The Bulletin
Nov 1, 2018

The Bulletin: Peace protests erupt in Palmy

Serious clashes between police and protesters in Palmerston North, ANZ banks ludicrously big profit, and gay conversion therapy could be banned.

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The Bulletin
Oct 31, 2018

The Bulletin: Train fight not in vain

Electric trains to continue on main trunk line, alarm sounded over loss of Auckland tree canopy, and MP Jami-Lee Ross gives proxy vote back to National.

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Science
Oct 30, 2018

There’s no renewable energy future without lithium

If the future is going to be powered by renewable energy, the world needs to get a lot better at dealing with one very precious element, the Materialise conference on sustainability in Wellington has heard.

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The Bulletin
Oct 30, 2018

The Bulletin: Parliamentary prayer protest amid changing country

Protest on at parliament today over opening prayer, major changes recommended for biodiversity, and the strange tale of a drug dealer not being deported.  

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