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

Media
Sep 18, 2019

Finally: A climate change documentary that won't make you feel like shit

Alex Casey watches 2040, a climate change documentary determined to let the light in. 

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Politics
Sep 11, 2019

Fresh evidence emerges confirming Labour was told of sexual assault allegations on June 11

Email emerges showing documents were sent to Labour investigation panel.

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Unsponsored
Sep 9, 2019

A Labour volunteer alleged a violent sexual assault by a Labour staffer. This is her story

A woman who says she was subject of a sustained sexual assault by a Labour staffer has for the first time described the harrowing events and the botched internal investigation which followed.

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Television
Aug 28, 2019

Celebrity Treasure Island Power Rankings: To the victor go the toasties

It is the second week of Celebrity Treasure Island and the gloves are officially off.

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Television
Aug 21, 2019

Celebrity Treasure Island Power Rankings: The Sam Wallace reign of terror begins

The first week of Celebrity Treasure Island had it all – mud, vomit and coconut brassieres. Alex Casey ranks the celebrity contestants vying to win $100,000 for their chosen charity. 

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Television
Aug 19, 2019

Celebrity Treasure Island’s Bree Tomasel is a potty-mouthed triple threat

Alex Casey chats to Bree Tomasel about hosting Celebrity Treasure Island NZ, farting in the ZM studio and going viral on the regular. 

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Science
Aug 16, 2019

Teaching girls about periods should start at primary school, new data suggests

A new study has found that nearly 50% of New Zealand girls are getting their periods before high school. Experts say it is time for our education system to step up. 

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Television
Aug 13, 2019

Review: The Bachelor Australia is absolutely out of this world

He's been looking for another Earth, but will Australia's new Bachelor be able to find love?

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Womens Health Action
Aug 8, 2019

What older women wished you knew about them

Alex Casey talks to two women who are defying the expectations around old age.

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Television
Aug 6, 2019

Review: BossBabes is the least relatable thing I’ve ever seen

Alex Casey watches BossBabes and feels bad about herself again

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Television
Aug 1, 2019

The Block boys are hiding in wardrobes to avoid drama

On the most dramatic season of The Block NZ yet, two boys from Te Kuiti aren’t taking the bait. 

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Television
Jul 29, 2019

The real winner of Love Island UK is hydration

With just one more episode to go until the end of an explosive season of Love Island UK, Alex Casey has already crowned her winner.

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Society
Jul 26, 2019

‘Conscientious objector’ doctors causing harm by refusing abortions   

They call themselves conscientious objectors, but doctors opposed to abortion are causing significant harm to patients, according to a new study.

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Television
Jul 25, 2019

Review: Have You Been Paying Attention NZ – the fast, funny rival to 7 Days

Last night TVNZ2 premiered their own panel show, where comedians riff on news from around the country and the world. Sound familiar? 

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Television
Jul 17, 2019

James Reid on The Block NZ was a huge, unrelenting mood

Last night on The Block NZ, something incredible happened: James Reid from The Feelers showed up. 

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Television
Jul 16, 2019

Married at First Sight NZ asked professional photographer to work for free

A local photographer has posted emails from Warner Brothers NZ requesting they work "unpaid" on Married At First Sight NZ. 

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Media
Jul 12, 2019

I watched the new Lion King and have some thoughts

Alex Casey, a bona fide Simba-head, went to premiere of the new Lion King movie last night. She wasn't mad at it.

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Hawkes Bay
Jul 2, 2019

How to have an extremely large weekend in Hawke’s Bay

Hawke's Bay prides itself on good food and wine, pristine art deco buildings and having two Countdown supermarkets right across the road from each other. Alex Casey spent a weekend in the region to see just how much of it she could see. 

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Society
Jun 26, 2019

Teenage girls talk about their online lives

Alex Casey chats to a group of 16 year-olds about the pressures of Instagram, weird men in the DMs and their multiple online identities. 

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In My Backyard
Jun 25, 2019

A tribute to the pie shop that saved my terrible soul

Muzza’s Pies is a beloved Mt Albert institution, responsible for curing a million hangovers. Alex Casey pays tribute to the shop that got her through her teenage years.

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Television
Jun 23, 2019

And the stars of Celebrity Treasure Island 2019 are…

Alex Casey breaks down the full line-up for Celebrity Treasure Island 2019, including two weather presenters and a mandatory Lana.

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Business
Jun 17, 2019

The life and death of Wellington’s SXSW

The $800 per ticket, council-funded festival of ‘creative collisions’ has been cancelled and the company behind it has gone bust. Alex Casey reports.

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Society
Jun 12, 2019

Everything you need to know about taking your pet on the train

In what is being touted as “paw-some” news by AT, domestic pets will be allowed on trains in Auckland from Sunday 16 June. Here are all your burning burning questions answered.

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Television
Jun 10, 2019

We don’t deserve Manu Vatuvei’s laugh

Alex Casey pays tribute to one of the only good things left in this cold, hard world.

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Television
Jun 7, 2019

What to watch when you feel like bawling your fucking eyes out

Television doesn't make your eyes square, but it can make them leak. Alex Casey explains why. 

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Television
Jun 6, 2019

Blessed be the fight: The Handmaid’s Tale returns tonight

With three episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale arriving express to Lightbox tonight, Alex Casey prepares you to return to life in Gilead.

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