Alex Casey

Alex Casey is features editor at The Spinoff and co-host of the Real Pod.

Television
Apr 14, 2021

How Popstars came home

It’s been 22 years since Popstars changed reality television forever.

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Television
Apr 9, 2021

TrueBliss react to their most iconic Popstars looks

Ahead of the return of Popstars next week, we asked Megan Alatini and Erica Takacs from TrueBliss to take a walk down memory lane. 

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Society
Apr 7, 2021

The truth about the green button on the train door

After many anxiety-filled commutes, Alex Casey gets to the bottom of an Auckland train mystery. 

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Food
Apr 3, 2021

All the fast food fries in New Zealand, reviewed and ranked

Alex Casey goes on an odyssey to find New Zealand's best fast food fries. 

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Media
Apr 1, 2021

The toxic on-air history of commercial radio in New Zealand

With commercial radio culture under a microscope, Alex Casey assembles a list of on air scandals from the last two decades. 

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Trade Me Jobs
Mar 12, 2021

Magician wanted: Counting down Trade Me’s 10 buzziest job listings

Post-summer blues got you ready for a career change? Try one of these on for size.

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Media
Feb 24, 2021

I listened to Magic Talk for 12 hours straight and I think my brain melted

What happens when you spend a day tuned in to the country's most controversial talkback station?

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Society
Jan 29, 2021

Ranking New Zealand’s most frenzied supermarket promotions

Where were you when an adult woman pushed over a kid to get a Disney domino? 

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Food
Jan 10, 2021

Every meat-free fast food burger in New Zealand, reviewed and ranked

Forget your $18 boutique-black-bean-and-quinoa-mushclump-in-a-brioche-bun numbers – these are the best meatless fast food burgers a few coins can buy.

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Money
Jan 10, 2021

The New Zealand $10 note that you can sell for $88

Alex Casey goes on a hunt to find the rarest $10 note in the land. 

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Society
Jan 9, 2021

Please enjoy these savage reviews of New Zealand’s favourite landmarks

Turns out that a lot of people are very mad at a lot of our iconic tourist attractions. 

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Television
Jan 7, 2021

The Bachelorette NZ Power Rankings: The final decision is made

Alex Casey delivers her last power rankings for The Bachelorette NZ, where Lily and Lesina make their final decisions.

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Business
Dec 28, 2020

No frills: the coffin company that wants to bury you in cardboard

You might be trying to reduce your carbon footprint in everyday life, but what about in death?

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Food
Dec 11, 2020

All the fictional foods I would love to eat but can’t

Grab a slice of moon cheese and sit back as Alex Casey imagines her dream multi-course dinner party straight from our TV and movie screens. 

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Food
Oct 31, 2020

Every meat-free fast food burger in New Zealand, reviewed and ranked

Forget your $18 boutique-black-bean-and-quinoa-mushclump-in-a-brioche-bun numbers – these are the best meatless fast food burgers a few coins can buy.

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Breast Cancer Foundation
Jun 26, 2020

How to self-check your breasts and why you need to do it every month

Alex Casey gives her boobs some TLC with help from Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

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Society
Apr 6, 2020

How to work from home without wrecking your back

Working from bed might seem like a lockdown treat, but here's why your poor old spine hates you for it.

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Society
Apr 4, 2020

You aren’t the only one having buzzy Covid dreams

Alex Casey speaks to a dream expert about why so many people are suddenly remembering their vivid and often horrible dreams.

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Television
Mar 30, 2020

The Bachelorette NZ Power Rankings: The final decision is made

Alex Casey delivers her last power rankings for The Bachelorette NZ, where Lily and Lesina make their final decisions.

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Media
Mar 30, 2020

The best of NZ social media in week one of lockdown

The first days of national lockdown have truly brought out the best in our social media stars.

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Covid-19
Mar 29, 2020

Life on paws: How to deal with your pets during lockdown

As New Zealand adjusts to a month of lockdown, many pet owners have questions about their furry friends.

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Television
Mar 25, 2020

The Bachelorette NZ Power Rankings: Love lockdown

Alex Casey delivers her power rankings for The Bachelorette NZ, where everything is made up and Covid-19 didn’t matter yet.

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Society
Mar 24, 2020

Where do domestic violence victims go during the Covid-19 lockdown? 

As Covid-19 forces New Zealand into lockdown, domestic violence crisis services are preparing for a rise in people needing support.

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Business
Mar 19, 2020

Covid-19: What happens when touching people is part of your job?

Alex Casey talks to five women about how social distancing and Covid-19 is impacting contact-based industries, from sex work to beauty therapy.

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Television
Mar 17, 2020

The Bachelorette NZ Power Rankings: Shock exits and grape horrors

Alex Casey delivers her eleventh power rankings for The Bachelorette NZ, where two more lads veto themselves from this get-up.

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Television
Mar 10, 2020

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