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 22, 2019

The Bulletin: Govt takes aim at housing development NIMBYs

Twyford and Parker propose new urban development policy statement, Tamihere unveils transport plans, and Māori King issues challenge on child abuse.

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Politics
Jul 31, 2019

Cheat Sheet: David Seymour's big push to get the numbers for euthanasia

The ACT leader has put up what he's hoping will be the finishing touches on the euthanasia law.

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The Bulletin
Jul 30, 2019

The Bulletin: Threat and opportunity of swine fever

Swine fever boosts meat export figures, SOUL whānau vote to stay put at Ihumātao, and National has another good poll.

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Society
Jul 30, 2019

Don’t eat the rich. Just set hard limits on their greed

The tax department is currently chasing millions from so-called 'High Wealth Individuals' who won't pay up. But when inequality is spiralling, why not set a maximum level of wealth, and simply take the rest for the betterment of all?

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The Bulletin
Jul 29, 2019

The Bulletin: Bridges takes aim at cancer postcode lottery

National launches major policy on cancer drug funding, popular support swells for Ihumātao protectors as govt steps in, and ski industry workers face snow drought.

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The Bulletin
Jul 26, 2019

The Bulletin: Protests spread around Ihumātao

Protests spread around Ihumātao, activists furious about ship coming in with Saharan phosphate, and Sleepyhead plans massive company town in north Waikato.

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The Bulletin
Jul 25, 2019

The Bulletin: PM Boris Johnson and the Britain-NZ relationship

Good morning, and welcome to The Bulletin. In today's edition: What PM Boris Johnson could mean for NZ, Uyghur refugee in NZ fears long arm of Chinese law, and govt …

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Politics
Jul 25, 2019

NZ’s resurgent New Conservatives: riding the culture wars to the 2020 election

Of all the would-bes stuck in minor party hell, the New Conservatives may be the horse that bolts on the back of opportunistic campaigning and culture wars.

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Politics
Jul 24, 2019

Cheat sheet: Bold plans to remake the much-loathed RMA revealed

It's a hideously complicated piece of legislation that gets a bad rap for all sorts of reasons, and now the government is wading into reform.

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The Bulletin
Jul 24, 2019

The Bulletin: Disentangling from oil industry subsidies

Tax break for oil rigs raises subsidy questions, crackdown by police against Ihumātao occupation, and Boris Johnson set to become UK PM.

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The Bulletin
Jul 23, 2019

The Bulletin: Registering guns along with owners announced

Good morning, and welcome to The Bulletin. In today's edition: Second round of gun law changes announced, hundreds with conditions like Down syndrome get early Kiwisaver, and a major refusal …

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The Bulletin
Jul 22, 2019

The Bulletin: Leadership claims on agriculture and the ETS

Many claim leadership positions around farming emissions, concerns rise about deported gang members in small towns, and superyacht predictions panned.

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The Bulletin
Jul 19, 2019

The Bulletin: Skifield snowmaking a sign of the future

Skifield snowmaking a sign of the future, vaccination rates fall alarmingly, and construction industry encouraged to lower emissions.

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The Bulletin
Jul 18, 2019

The Bulletin: Novopay back and as bad as ever

Union to take legal action against Novopay, building site sediment damaging waterways, and the govt's road safety strategy explained.

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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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