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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Television
Jan 8, 2019

Will Max Key wash up on Celebrity Treasure Island? I bloody hope so

The most anticipated reality TV event of the year, Celebrity Treasure Island may have just got its first castaway. 

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Glass
Jan 7, 2019

All hail the curveball king: Power ranking M. Night Shyamalan's buzziest plot twists

Ahead of the release of his new film Glass, Alex Casey looked back at the best twists in director M. Night Shyamalan's back catalogue.

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Television
Dec 30, 2018

Summer reissue: I dated six of the Heartbreak Island contestants

Alex Casey goes on a speed dating mission to get to know the beautiful brains behind the beautiful bodies of Heartbreak Island. 

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Television
Dec 24, 2018

Why do your parents love Doc Martin so much? A Spinoff investigation

Alex Casey gets to the bottom of a pop culture obsession: what's the deal with Doc Martin?

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Food
Dec 19, 2018

Dinner with a cool granny in the neighbourhood? Sign us up

Working to combat New Zealand’s loneliness epidemic, Dinner Together matches volunteers with elderly people for a cup of tea and a spot of dinner.

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Television
Dec 16, 2018

The Spinoff Hot Take Advent Calendar: December 16

Every day in the lead-up to Christmas, open the door to reveal a Spinoff writer’s short, sizzling commentary on a weighty subject. Our arbitrary and strictly enforced word limit: 365. Today: Alex Casey on the only social media influencer worth following.

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Society
Dec 14, 2018

Cute news! The Spinoff readers really love having friends a lot!

The Spinoff partnered with UMR to survey the attitudes of our readers, and the nation as a whole. Today, how social are The Spinoff readers? And how much do we suck at chores?

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Television
Dec 8, 2018

The incredible story of House of Drag’s Medulla Oblongata

Alex Casey talks to Medulla Oblongata following their shock elimination from House of Drag. 

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Television
Dec 5, 2018

Never forget that a death metal band played on The Erin Simpson Show

Alex Casey talks to the key players involved in one of the greatest moments in New Zealand television history.

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Society
Dec 4, 2018

The Spinoff Hot Take Advent Calendar: December 4

Every day in the leadup to Christmas, open the door to reveal a Spinoff writer’s short, sizzling commentary on a weighty subject. Our arbitrary and strictly enforced word limit: 365. Today: Alex Casey on dreams. 

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Food
Dec 3, 2018

The big impact of tiny food

Alex Casey talks to a Rose Young, a Wellington artist who sculpts teeny tiny meals.

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Society
Dec 1, 2018

‘If it hurts you, I won’t do it’ – North Shore Dutch parade does away with blackface tradition

While multiple New Zealand Christmas parades are maintaining the Dutch 'black Pete' character, one of the most famous has decided to end it. Willem van der Velde tells Alex Casey …

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Society
Nov 28, 2018

Clementine Ford event overwhelmed with crowd of four protestors

Speaking to The Spinoff’s On the Rag podcast, Clementine Ford predicted one man would turn up to protest her speaking event. What she didn’t anticipate... was four.

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Television
Nov 26, 2018

Jim Hickey has made a Mukbang video because it’s 2018

The latest forecast for our most beloved weather presenter? Cloudy with a chance of cheese rolls.

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Society
Nov 23, 2018

Uber has a new women’s safety campaign, but is it enough?

In the same week that a petition was launched to ban "sexist" ride-sharing app DriveHer, Uber has launched a new initiative to end gender violence in their cars. 

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Society
Nov 20, 2018

What’s the point in a women’s ride-sharing app? Any woman can tell you

Over 24 hours, The Spinoff received more than 100 stories from New Zealand women who have been made to feel unsafe in a taxi or Uber

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Music
Nov 20, 2018

Never fear: Suzy Cato is going to save the world

Alex Casey talks to national treasure Suzy Cato about her new kids album, life after Dancing With the Stars and remaining zen about the pending future hellscape.

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Basement Theatre
Nov 17, 2018

Rose Matafeo and Alice Snedden are making Christmas horny again

This year the Basement Christmas show is Work Do, written by superstar comedians Rose Matafeo and Alice Snedden. Alex Casey talks to the duo about office parties, Christmas fantasies and Michelle Obama.

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Television
Nov 15, 2018

An afternoon at the House of Drag, home of TVNZ’s bold new reality show

Alex Casey visits the chaotic House of Drag mansion, and meets the dragstars changing the face of local reality television.

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Business
Nov 15, 2018

Boss babes this way: inside the most Instagrammed business event of the year

Alex Casey braves blue alcohol at 10.30am and social media paparazzi to learn female entrepreneurial lessons at the petal cupcake-festooned Girls in Business gathering.

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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

FAKE NEWS: The Lime-ing Taylor Swift was Jono and Ben’s final jape

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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