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 17, 2019

The Bulletin: Agriculture nudged towards ETS inclusion

Options for getting agriculture into ETS unveiled, leading academic savages billion trees programme, and OIO approves Westland Milk sale.  

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The Bulletin
Jul 16, 2019

The Bulletin: Delicate dances on the world stage

Both PM and deputy PM in action on foreign relationships, major climate report being released today, and DOC staff facing escalating threats. 

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Politics
Jul 15, 2019

10 things you might have forgotten from John Banks's back catalogue

The mind-boggling life and times of the man pondering another run at the Auckland mayoralty.

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The Bulletin
Jul 15, 2019

The Bulletin: Can John Banks rise again?

John Banks looking at another mayoral run, warnings from economists of the housing bubble bursting, and Indonesia responds to West Papua protests.

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The Bulletin
Jul 12, 2019

The Bulletin: Vandalised Captain Cook statue shows depth of wounds

Deep wounds shown by Captain Cook vandalism, expert fact checks claims around electric cars, and police deployed to fight non-existent crime wave.

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The Bulletin
Jul 11, 2019

The Bulletin: Patient advocates question medicinal cannabis proposals

Government releases proposals around medicinal cannabis, oxycontin takes hold in NZ despite US epidemic, and vaping pushed at Māori women.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jul 11, 2019

The Black Caps are going to the final after a night of crazed, cathartic dreams

Incredibly, the Black Caps have made the Cricket World Cup final.

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The Bulletin
Jul 10, 2019

The Bulletin: Fresh footage revelations around Operation Burnham

More revealed about aftermath of Hit and Run raid, police delete social posts glorifying tactics to catch kids, and regional airports may be bailed out.

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The Bulletin
Jul 9, 2019

The Bulletin: Pressure on government over poverty

Pressure on government over poverty, major concerns for forestry at both ends of growing cycle, and feebate scheme for car emissions finally unveiled. 

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jul 8, 2019

How did our Cricket World Cup predictions measure up against reality?

In hindsight, many of the predictions were not good at all.

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The Bulletin
Jul 8, 2019

The Bulletin: Local govt sets out what they want from Wellington

Record number of remits debated at LGNZ conference, details announced on how school property boost to be spent, and historic Tasman dumps at risk.

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FWDCo
Jul 5, 2019

The AI sommelier making you the wine expert

Standing in front of a wall of wine bottles trying to find something that you’ll like can feel futile. One online wine retailer is using artificial intelligence to help you find what you’re looking for.

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The Bulletin
Jul 5, 2019

The Bulletin: Controversial dairy co-op sale goes through

Controversial West Coast dairy co-op sale goes through, time running out for sealing Tūhoe road, and tensions rising around AAAP action days.

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The Bulletin
Jul 4, 2019

The Bulletin: Where’s the economic confidence?

Good morning, and welcome to The Bulletin. In today's edition: Complicated picture from economic confidence surveys, justice minister hammers Google over name suppression, and drinking water falling below standards. Business confidence, …

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The Bulletin
Jul 3, 2019

The Bulletin: Tamihere makes a splash with Watercare announcement

Tamihere makes a splash with Watercare policy announcement, wind power set to boom, and breakthrough in efforts to reduce cow methane.

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The Bulletin
Jul 2, 2019

The Bulletin: UN Migration Pact wounds still fester

Wounds caused by UN Migration Pact drama still fester, Middlemore sources concerned deadly flu cases contracted in hospital, and rat populations ballooning. 

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The Bulletin
Jul 1, 2019

The Bulletin: Raft of new laws taking effect today

Raft of new laws taking effect today, a messy story of inner city homelessness unfolds in Auckland, and secondary school teachers accept offer.

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The Bulletin
Jun 29, 2019

Bulletin World Weekly: A weather report for the world

Normally, this will be an email exclusively for and supported by Spinoff Members, but just this once it's free for all.

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The Bulletin
Jun 28, 2019

The Bulletin: Farewell Makhlouf, shame about the mess

Makhlouf departs with questions hanging in the air, emissions still not moving the right way, and ministerial roles in housing reshuffled.

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The Bulletin
Jun 27, 2019

The Bulletin: End of Life choice bill survives for now

Challenges ahead for End of Life Choice bill, councillors question if Invercargill mayor is still up to it, and principals vow to fight on.

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The Bulletin
Jun 26, 2019

The Bulletin: Swings and roundabouts in National reshuffle

Some win, some lose from National reshuffle, End of Life choice bill facing crucial vote tonight, and Luxon-ad supporter lobbies against predatory lending controls.

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Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Amy Adams is quitting. Does Bridges dare replace her with his top performer?

National's finance spokesperson Amy Adams will leave parliament in 2020, and has stepped down from her frontbench roles with immediate effect.

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The Bulletin
Jun 25, 2019

The Bulletin: Govt’s renewable energy priorities criticised

Report questions government's plans for renewable energy, reshuffle confirmed by PM for later this week, and two powerful pieces about giving birth. 

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The Bulletin
Jun 24, 2019

The Bulletin: More ruthless migrant exploitation exposed

Avalanche of new migrant worker exploitation stories, National disavows bizarre Luxon-advocating ad, and Afterpay throws tantrum over possible regulation.

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The Bulletin
Jun 21, 2019

The Bulletin: What could change for voting in 2020 election

Changes proposed for the process of voting in 2020, govt approves coal exploration despite climate change rhetoric, and Hager responds to new Hit and Run news.

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Politics
Jun 20, 2019

Revealed: Christopher Luxon is not definitely the next National PM

The CEO of Air New Zealand Christopher Luxon has resigned, leading to feverish speculation that not only will he get into politics, but that he’ll be the next National PM. Why?

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