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 5, 2019

50 iconic looks from 50 years of TVNZ network news

As TVNZ celebrate 50 years of network news this week, Alex Casey celebrates 50 of the most iconic looks that otherwise might be left forgotten. 

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Television
Oct 30, 2019

Compelling: I think Lily McManus will be on The Bachelorette NZ

Could beloved reality star Lily McManus be New Zealand's first ever Bachelorette? Alex Casey assesses the evidence. 

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Business
Oct 25, 2019

'Hey Lonely, where the fat chicks at?'

They're known for celebrating a diverse range of bodies and messages of inclusion and body positivity. So why are they blocking users criticising their size range? 

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Media
Oct 24, 2019

Thomasin McKenzie is not in Ferndale any more

Alex Casey talks to Wellington-born Thomasin McKenzie, star of Jojo Rabbit and Sylvanian Family enthusiast. 

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Television
Oct 23, 2019

Huge and true: Late Night Big Breakfast is returning to TVNZ

Alex Casey talks to Leigh Hart about the return of Late Night Big Breakfast, the finest morning TV parody show New Zealand has ever made. 

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Society
Oct 17, 2019

I went to a sex toy party and I learned some things

For the Sex Positivity episode of On the Rag, notorious prude Alex Casey enlisted the help of sex toy expert and pleasure therapist Teddy Curle.

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Television
Oct 16, 2019

Meet the Dunedin woman who wrote her dissertation about YouTuber Logan Paul

Alex Casey talks to Henessey Griffiths, the 22 year-old Dunedin student who just finished her dissertation about one of Youtube’s most controversial stars. 

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Television
Oct 16, 2019

The most interesting woman on NZ TV: Wellington Paranormal’s Karen O’Leary

Alex Casey yarns to Karen O’Leary, early childhood teacher by day and star of Wellington Paranormal and What We Do in The Shadows by night. 

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Society
Oct 15, 2019

Free IUD contraception is here: What it is and how to get one

Alex Casey asks Rose Stewart from Family Planning every single question she can think of about New Zealand's new free IUDs. 

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Television
Oct 14, 2019

Every gross sexist thing that happened on MAFS NZ this season

The final dinner party on Married at First Sight NZ brought an ugly misogyny to light. But this is far from the first time it has happened this season. 

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Food
Oct 14, 2019

Avocado season is here. Don’t fuck it up

We are in The Good Time for avocados. Alex Casey talked to an expert on how to make the most of it. 

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Television
Sep 30, 2019

Please entertain my theory about the MAFSNZ universe

Alex Casey wraps on a tinfoil hat and falls down the rabbit hole of the Married at First Sight NZ universe.

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Local Elections
Sep 27, 2019

My doppelgänger is trying to save the world and you should listen to her

After being confused for an 18-year-old climate activist multiple times, Alex Casey hunts down her heroic doppelganger.

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Television
Sep 24, 2019

Celebrity Treasure Island Power Rankings: And the winner is…

Alex Casey power ranks the final week of Celebrity Treasure Island and, folks, we have a winner. 

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Television
Sep 24, 2019

Important: Anna from MAFSNZ has written some absolute belters

When a Married at First Sight NZ contestant is a singer/songwriter, we simply have no choice but to listen to their entire back catalogue.

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Television
Sep 23, 2019

Three removes episode of Guy Williams’ show after serious allegations surface

Following serious allegations emerging online, episode two of New Zealand Today has been removed from ThreeNow along with all relevant clips. 

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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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