Alex Casey

Alex Casey is the Senior Writer at The Spinoff and host of the On the Rag podcast. Email her on alex@thespinoff.co.nz

Television
Nov 10, 2018

PSA: The Champagne Lady's show is still a Parnell cheese dream

Alex Casey dives into the second season of the least relatable show on television.

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Music
Nov 9, 2018

UNIVERSE EXCLUSIVE: interview with man who says he saw Taylor Swift on a Lime scooter in NZ

Ahead of her stadium gig in Auckland, New Zealand, the pop star was spotted this afternoon riding a pay-per-minute electric scooter along Mission Bay, according to a man called Ben.

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Food
Nov 8, 2018

The Spinoff's unofficial celebrity eating tour of New Zealand

Alex Casey scours the internet to assemble the definitive guide to eating like a proper celebrity in New Zealand. 

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Society
Nov 5, 2018

The Chemist Warehouse is pure hell and I love it

Alex Casey dissects her destructive obsession with discount pharmacy Chemist Warehouse. 

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Television
Nov 1, 2018

The Real Pod: How can you watch reality TV without your eyeballs?

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

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Society
Nov 1, 2018

An afternoon spent plastering the streets with trans love

Alex Casey spends a few hours with some rainbow volunteers shining a light on the trans community.

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Society Electoral Commission
Oct 31, 2018

I waited over an hour to see Meghan Markle’s hand

Spinoff royal correspondent Alex Casey waits at the Auckland Viaduct for the celebrity encounter of a lifetime

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Television
Oct 30, 2018

Admit it: Rawdon Christie is better at fancy dress than you are

Alex Casey celebrates New Zealand’s king of the costume box, Rawdon Christie.

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Television
Oct 28, 2018

Married at First Sight NZ Power Rankings: Now that’s what I call a reunion episode

Alex Casey delivers her final sermon on season two of Married at First Sight NZ. 

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Television
Oct 24, 2018

The best local shows coming to TVNZ’s new season

Alex Casey plucks out the most exciting highlights from TVNZ's new season line-up. 

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Books
Oct 24, 2018

Feminism for men and women: Alex Casey on the furious, phenomenal Clementine Ford

'I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more succinct summary of the way that sexual violence lives in the air that we breathe.'

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Television
Oct 23, 2018

Married at First Sight NZ power rankings: Good news, love is mostly dead

From deep within her grave, Alex Casey delivers the power rankings for week four on Married at First Sight NZ.

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Beverage
Oct 17, 2018

How do you make the perfect cup of tea, really?

Inspired by a weak reality TV brew and The Spinoff's own tea bag tapes, Alex Casey spills the tea on making the perfect cuppa. 

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Television
Oct 17, 2018

Married at First Sight NZ Power Rankings: Surrender now or prepare to fight

It’s week three on Married at First Sight NZ, and it's going downhill faster than Ksenia in a minivan. 

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Business
Oct 15, 2018

I tried New Zealand’s first brand of period proof undies

Alex Casey talks to Michele Wilson of I am Eva, New Zealand's first brand of period proof undies, and takes a pair for a spin. 

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Beverage
Oct 12, 2018

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #71: The bonkers mini golf bar Holey Moley

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, Alex Casey goes to the opening of Instagram's most hotly anticipated mini golf bar.

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Television
Oct 11, 2018

Astar from Good Morning is still the craft queen of New Zealand

Alex Casey spends an afternoon with Astar, morning television superstar turned Youtube extraordinaire. 

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Television
Oct 9, 2018

Married at First Sight NZ Power Rankings: Wayne is fed to the barracudas

It's week two on Married at First Sight NZ, and several of our couples have lost their rose-tinted glasses already.

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Television
Oct 2, 2018

Married at First Sight NZ Power Rankings: Four weddings and a heart attack

Alex Casey walks back down the aisle for a second season of Married at First Sight NZ.

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Food
Oct 2, 2018

The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #69: The revamped Roses chocolates

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, Alex Casey laments the loss of a Kiwi classic. 

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Television
Sep 21, 2018

I binged The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films in one weekend

To celebrate Hobbit Day (September 22), Alex Casey binges the entirety of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies on Lightbox.

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Society
Sep 19, 2018

Congratulations Jackie Clark, supreme Woman of Influence and supreme Aunty

'Women are silenced every minute of every day.' An interview with Alex Casey from 2017.

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Television
Sep 18, 2018

What’s written in the stars for Married at First Sight NZ season two?

Alex Casey crunches the numbers on the new Married at First Sight NZ contestants and returns with some shocking predictions.

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Television
Sep 12, 2018

The Secret Life of Girls is the perfect wholesome reality show

Combining the social dynamics of Survivor and the hidden cameras of Big Brother with a cast of Kiwi five-year-olds, The Secret Life of Girls is the perfect reality show.

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Television
Sep 1, 2018

Kids in the hallway: the complete history of TVNZ U

It was a world first that fostered some of our finest young talent, so what the hell happened to TVNZ U? Five years since its closure, Alex Casey takes a look back at the little youth channel that could. 

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Monteiths
Aug 13, 2018

The community of ‘kick-ass babes’ bonding over their motorbikes

Alex Casey spoke to Alley Miller about finding the courage to get on a motorbike for the first time, and how this led her to her tribe.

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