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
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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The Bulletin
Jul 16, 2021

The Bulletin: Three waters bid gets tepid response

Three waters bid gets tepid response, travel bubble pops again, and major unions taking court case against Uber.

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The Bulletin
Jul 15, 2021

The Bulletin: OCR unchanged, but ground shifts under interest rates

Ground shifts under interest rates, Ardern aligns with US in big foreign policy speech, and Collins brings up a year as National leader.

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The Bulletin
Jul 14, 2021

The Bulletin: Take RSV seriously, warn sufferers

Sufferers warn to take RSV seriously, select committee to hold Bitcoin inquiry, and disgraceful excerpts of March 15 movie script revealed.

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Ātea
Jul 14, 2021

We go our own way: Tūhoe youth set sights on their future

At a marae in Te Urewera, representatives of the Crown listened as Tūhoe ranatahi spoke of their dreams of self-sufficiency.

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The Bulletin
Jul 13, 2021

The Bulletin: Controversy over funding for gang-run drug programme

Controversy over funding for gang-run drug programme, sexual assault survivors say ACC is turning them away, and new government order mandating vaccines for border workers.

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The Bulletin
Jul 12, 2021

The Bulletin: NSW outbreak speeds up, NZers stranded

NSW outbreak speeds up, MIQ routinely not reaching capacity, and major meeting to take place for strategy to reopen NZ.

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The Bulletin
Jul 9, 2021

The Bulletin: Two polls, two different stories

Two polls tell two different stories, folic acid to fortify bread to prevent birth defects, and the proactive release of a range of government documents.

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Media
Jul 8, 2021

Reviewed: The controversial essay that was cancelled by the army

Alex Braae reads the ‘anti-diversity’ essay that won a Defence Force writing contest before being removed by the top brass.

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The Bulletin
Jul 8, 2021

The Bulletin: What will Janssen jab mean for rollout?

What will Janssen jab mean for rollout, Collins calls for Super debate, and government at odds with health ministry over saliva testing.

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The Bulletin
Jul 7, 2021

The Bulletin: Early interest rate move tipped by banks

Early interest rate move tipped by banks, outbreak of RSV hitting infants, and nurses vote for more strikes.

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Politics
Jul 6, 2021

James Shaw facing Green co-leadership challenge from Dunedin activist

The challenger says the party has become too timid on the great challenges facing humanity.

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The Bulletin
Jul 6, 2021

The Bulletin: Immigration, labour, and the halal butcher shortage

Halal butcher shortage raises meat industry fears, strict conditions on NZers returning from Australia, and border workers call for more saliva testing.

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The Bulletin
Jul 5, 2021

The Bulletin: Bubble starts to reopen, testing complacency fears

Bubble starts to reopen, top music teacher named amid serious misconduct allegation, and MP Kiritapu Allan returning to work after cancer treatment.

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