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

Media
Sep 25, 2018

StuffMe is dead. Does StuffMediaworks make any sense?

Stuff-Me is dead, with the merger between media companies Stuff and NZME once again denied by the courts. A different combination now looms large as a possibility, but would it work? 

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The Bulletin
Aug 28, 2018

The Bulletin: Government signals intent on renting

Government signals intent on renting and tenancy laws, gang tensions in Whanganui, and the humanities are under pressure at two universities.  

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Politics
Aug 27, 2018

Taxpayer cash for the All Blacks would be self-defeating stupidity

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has suggested the government should help the All Blacks retain key players. That's ridiculous, says Alex Braae.

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The Bulletin
Aug 27, 2018

The Bulletin: Animal rights hit the agenda

Animal rights concerns hit the agenda, tenancy law changes set to be announced, and PM Ardern gives her first minister the boot.

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The Bulletin
Aug 24, 2018

The Bulletin: How will Lucky Country chaos affect NZ?

Something major is going down in Australia today, two stories of troubling inaction on sexual assault, and m. bovis fears at massive feedlot.

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The Bulletin
Aug 23, 2018

The Bulletin: Summing up the Justice Summit

Two day justice summit wraps up, Winston Peters gets up to mischief in Australia, and voting in the Howick by-election gets underway.

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The Bulletin
Aug 22, 2018

The Bulletin: How deep is the ditch?

NZ MPs have ringside seats to Australian chaos, Catholic Bishop of Dunedin apologises to city, and red zone 'quake outcasts' to be paid out. 

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The Bulletin
Aug 21, 2018

The Bulletin: The politics of more police

Distribution of extra police officers announced, MPs put on a pay freeze, and the price of milk is in the spotlight at Stuff.

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Politics
Aug 20, 2018

Spill! Spill! Spill? Is Malcolm Turnbull about to get rolled as Australian PM?

Australian Prime Ministers are like a well functioning train system. If you miss one, there's always another one just around the corner.

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The Bulletin
Aug 20, 2018

The Bulletin: Will Green wins be noticed?

Greens have their weekend in the spotlight, sharp rise in international visitor spending, and drums beating for Fonterra breakup.

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Society
Aug 18, 2018

Christchurch open for refugee resettlement, but quota remains underfilled

Refugees will once again be resettled in Christchurch as the government moves ahead with long delayed plans to double the quota. But will the small number of initial placements make a difference?

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The Bulletin
Aug 17, 2018

The Bulletin: Hey big spenders

MP expenses have been revealed – and they're up, National hints towards RMA change bill, and protesters dressed as cows attempt accountant office invasion.  

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Unitec2
Aug 16, 2018

Is Siri a gossip with your data? How to secure your cyber security

In the second story in a series on the future of work, Alex Braae looks at the vulnerability of our data, and the cyber security industry whose job it is to protect it. 

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The Bulletin
Aug 16, 2018

Get people to sign up to The Bulletin and win cool stuff

We want you to help us sign people up for The Bulletin, our daily curated guide to the most important news from around New Zealand.

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The Bulletin
Aug 16, 2018

The Bulletin: Teachers strike, but no resolution on horizon

No resolution to teacher pay dispute despite strike, Fonterra gets a new boss for now, and some interesting bits from the NBR Rich List.  

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The Bulletin
Aug 15, 2018

The Bulletin: So who did leak Bridges’ travel expenses?

The mystery around Simon Bridges' travel expenses going public deepens, teachers go on strike, and Morgan letter rocks Kingitanga movement. 

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The Bulletin
Aug 14, 2018

The Bulletin: Low growth in the Māori roll

Low growth in the Māori roll, property managers slammed for their memes, and a big cash injection for the billion trees programme. 

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The Bulletin
Aug 13, 2018

The Bulletin: Time’s up for Roundup?

Major US decision on weedkiller has NZ implications, ACT wants to abolish the Māori seats, and NZ and Saudi Arabia strengthen trade ties.

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Politics
Aug 12, 2018

David Seymour says he wants to abolish Māori seats. Can he?

The ACT Party wants to abolish the Māori seats, and lower the number of MPs wholesale. Do they have any chance of getting it through?

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The Bulletin
Aug 10, 2018

The Bulletin: Hits keep coming in Wally Haumaha saga

Hits keep coming in Wally Haumaha story, firefighting foam contaminates Taranaki streams, and nurses release voting numbers.

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The Bulletin
Aug 9, 2018

The Bulletin: Of course the ‘KFC test’ for tenants is being abused

'KFC test' for tenants slammed, another censes debacle reported, and divisions in the nurses union despite pay agreement.

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The Bulletin
Aug 8, 2018

The Bulletin: Backlash to Brash ban, protester denies violent intent

Don Brash ban backlash intensifies, nurses and DHBs finally come to an agreement, and Queenstown residents concerned about airport expansion. 

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The Bulletin
Aug 7, 2018

The Bulletin: Shaky foundations of construction industry

Government moves to address construction concerns, NZ First links to Wally Haumaha keep getting revealed, and push to bring back health targets.

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The Bulletin
Aug 6, 2018

The Bulletin: Counting sheep all the way to the bank

Glut of good news for sheep farmers, a new poll comes out, and education minister hammers teacher pay aspirations.  

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The Bulletin
Aug 3, 2018

The Bulletin: The return of Ardern

The PM returns to work, collapsed construction firm contractors can get tools, and better access for NZers to America announced. 

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The Bulletin
Aug 2, 2018

The Bulletin: In this economy?

Slight rise in unemployment sparks concern, leading construction firm collapses amid building boom, and calls for more serious kauri measures. 

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The Bulletin
Aug 1, 2018

The Bulletin: Farewell PM Peters, we hardly knew ye

Winston Peters wraps up acting-PM tenure, Gloriavale wants millions of taxpayer dollars, and teachers vote for a full day strike.

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