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

News
Mar 20, 2019

Surge in reports to online safety agency following Christchurch terror attacks

If the big sites ignore your complaints, come straight to us, say Netsafe. Alex Casey reports

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Society
Mar 18, 2019

Mosque terror attacks: African NZ group condemns nine-month race relations vacancy

'We need someone asking what is being done about racist hatred', says head of African Communities Forum.

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Society
Mar 14, 2019

We asked seasoned protestors for their top Strike 4 Climate tips

Fellow kids, are you going on strike for climate change tomorrow? Here are some top tips from seasoned pros.

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Media
Mar 14, 2019

A brief history of New Zealanders getting mad as hell about period ads

Alex Casey combs through the most furious complaints made to the ASA about sanitary product advertising. 

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Television
Mar 11, 2019

Why do the men on MAFS Australia wear boardies to bed?

Alex Casey rips open the velcro on Married at First Sight Australia's biggest scandal yet. 

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Television
Mar 8, 2019

Who in the name of what is Jojo Siwa?

Alex Casey can’t stop watching Jojo Siwa’s vlogs on Youtube. With the documentary Jojo Siwa: My World arriving to Lightbox this month, here’s your much-needed introduction to an internet sensation.

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Food
Mar 4, 2019

Long blacks for lads, hot chocs for ladies: what’s the deal with that?

Alex Casey conducts a highly scientific study into the gendering of your morning cuppa. 

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Television
Mar 1, 2019

It’s true: Heartbreak Island is actually fully hectic

Heartbreak Island is back for another year, bringing more raunch and drama than ever before. Watch as Alex Casey dives in.

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Media
Feb 26, 2019

So you want more movies and books made by women and non-binary folk?

Alex Casey talks to Brough Johnson, co-founder of Narrative Muse, about a NZ-made platform that puts the spotlight on women and non-binary creators.

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Television
Feb 22, 2019

What do the Heartbreak Island hotties think about climate change?

Alex Casey went speed dating with some Heartbreak Island contestants and things got real serious, real fast. 

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Television
Feb 17, 2019

Our shortlist of names for Art and Matilda’s royal reality baby

The Bachelor NZ royal couple Art and Matilda are having a baby. Here is Alex Casey's unsolicited gift to them. 

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Food
Feb 14, 2019

10 more lollies that Cadbury can ruin next

It might feel like Cadbury has done enough damage already, but things could just be getting started.

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Media
Feb 12, 2019

House of Drag star ‘devastated’ after scores of events deleted on Facebook

House of Drag winner Hugo Grrrl says his Wellington events company has had over 100 events removed from Facebook with no explanation.

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Food
Feb 9, 2019

We asked a competitive eater how best to tackle a buffet

Alex Casey chews on the serious issues with Nela Zisser, competitive eater and YouTube sensation.

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Society
Jan 29, 2019

How to keep your pets cool as hell in the heatwave

Alex Casey scours the internet for the top tips to keep your pets cool in this horrendous heatwave. 

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Television
Jan 26, 2019

Why is Sensing Murder’s Sue Nicholson flaming mad at Seven Sharp?

This week, a social media stoush occurred between a psychic medium and a comedian. Alex Casey reports.

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Society
Jan 25, 2019

‘I’m still living it’: a Roast Busters survivor’s story

Joseph Parker got a primetime TV slot this week to seek redemption. Here, one woman tells the story he left out.

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Television
Jan 21, 2019

Our breakfast shows are back and the banter is weirder than ever

Alex Casey woke up at 6am this morning to flick between the first episode for 2019 of both The AM Show and Breakfast. Here are some of the highlights.

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Barkers 1972
Jan 20, 2019

The double lives of New Zealand’s celebrity impersonators

How is Austin Powers still relevant in 2019? And why hire the Queen for your birthday party? Alex Casey talks to the movers and shakers of New Zealand's celebrity impersonator scene.

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Society
Jan 18, 2019

Revealed: New Zealand’s favourite vagina and vulva nicknames

Alex Casey breaks down some of the most popular nicknames for vulvas in New Zealand. 

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Glass
Jan 17, 2019

An essential guide to the secrets of the M. Night Shyamalan universe

Alex Casey guides you through the M. Night Shyamalan universe, and shares some tips on how you can live in it. 

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Media
Jan 16, 2019

What the hell is VIPoo and also where do I get some?

Toilet spray product VIPoo has haunted our televisions and pre-roll ads for over a year now. Alex Casey dissects one of the most challenging art pieces of the decade.

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Television
Jan 14, 2019

The Casketeers continues to be the perfect New Zealand show

Alex Casey watches the joyous return of TVNZ1’s The Casketeers, a docuseries set in an Auckland funeral home.

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Glass
Jan 11, 2019

Everything you need to know before you go see M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass

Alex Casey takes you on a guided tour of the M. Night Shyamalan superhero universe to prepare you for the final piece of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy.

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Society
Jan 10, 2019

I’m the girl Marie Kondo warned you about

Can a person be both a lifelong hoarder and a Marie Kondo fan? Alex Casey tries, and cries. 

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Food
Jan 10, 2019

The shocking truth behind New Zealand’s favourite biscuit names

Alex Casey dives into the murky world of crispy-cuppa-companion nomenclature in New Zealand.

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