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
Aug 13, 2021

The Bulletin: What slow border opening will look like

What slow border opening will look like, Christchurch stadium to be even bigger after council re-vote, and Canada faces snap election.

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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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The Bulletin
Jul 2, 2021

The Bulletin: Jackson announces consultation on He Puapua, UNDRIP

Jackson announces consultation on He Puapua, Oranga Tamariki facility shut down after damning video, and iwi concerned Kawerau mill won’t be cleaned up.

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The Bulletin
Jul 1, 2021

The Bulletin: Mahuta vs the mayors on water reforms

Mahuta vs the mayors on water reforms, raft of changes coming into force today, and vaccine supplies going down to the wire.

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Television
Jun 30, 2021

Review: TVNZ’s Mike Hosking satire Talkback struggles to get through 

There’s rich source material, plenty of funny actors and a great plot hook. So why does this series find it so hard to make a connection?

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The Bulletin
Jun 30, 2021

The Bulletin: Long process looms for RMA reform

Long process looms for RMA reform, Children’s Commissioner wants urgent action after Newsroom investigation, and weather whacks Wellington.

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Music
Jun 29, 2021

Yes, cancel the Charlie Chaplin musical. And don’t stop there

Why stop at musicals about problematic figures from Hollywood history? Ban them all and be done with it, says Alex Braae.

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The Bulletin
Jun 29, 2021

The Bulletin: Court rules Sāmoan parliament must sit

Court rules Sāmoan parliament must sit, more stringent mask rules could be on the way, and watchdog questions SIS use of CCTV.

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The Bulletin
Jun 28, 2021

The Bulletin: Wellington escapes cases so far, whole bubble paused

Wellington escapes cases so far, government launches new push on hate speech laws, and some hard to recycle plastics being banned.

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The Bulletin
Jun 25, 2021

The Bulletin: Australia’s outbreak and the bubble

Australia's outbreak and the bubble, Wellington council makes changes at punishing spatial plan meeting, and Treasury making noises about big philosophical change on government spending.

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Sports
Jun 24, 2021

We just watched the Black Caps make cricket history

A monumental overnight World Test Championship victory, and the culmination of six days of intense early-morning podcasting.

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The Bulletin
Jun 24, 2021

The Bulletin: Wellington waits nervously amid move to level two

Wellington waits nervously amid move to level two, Todd Muller leaving politics at next election, and banks making major profits amid big lending demand.

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The Bulletin
Jun 23, 2021

The Bulletin: Covid positive person spent weekend in Wellington

Covid positive person spent weekend in Wellington, new plan aimed at protecting Hauraki Gulf announced, and a billion set aside for housing infrastructure fund. 

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The Bulletin
Jun 22, 2021

The Bulletin: Despite more money, mental health facilities still in crisis

Mental health facilities still in crisis, government expert warns of years of Covid restrictions, and ACC biased against women and ethnic minorities.

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The Bulletin
Jun 21, 2021

The Bulletin: How adoption laws could change

How adoption laws could change, Winston Peters returns to the public eye, and family reunifications for migrant workers barely happening.

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