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How to sign up for The Bulletin

It’s the easiest way to find out what’s going on in the country and why it matters. So how do you go about signing up for The Bulletin?

First off, what is The Bulletin?

The Bulletin is The Spinoff’s essential digest of the key stories from across New Zealand’s media, published daily a bit after 7am. It’s written by journalist Alex Braae and gets sent out directly to email inboxes.

How do I subscribe?

It’s very easy – just put your email address in the box below:

Once you’ve done that, you should get an email asking you to confirm your subscription, which you just need to accept for it to start turning up every weekday morning.

Is The Bulletin free?

Yes, anyone can read it for free, thanks to the support of The Spinoff Members and our partnership with Z Energy. If you like it so much that you’d like to make a contribution, you can do that here.

Why should I subscribe to The Bulletin?

There’s a lot of news going on all the time – it’s noisy, messy and can be hard to keep track of. The Bulletin makes that all a lot easier by sorting out what matters, and explaining why it matters.

When you say stories get included from across New Zealand media, what does that mean?

There are heaps of really good journalists and commentators working at outlets big and small throughout the country, and we like to include stories that matter from some far flung places too. So we regularly include stories published on big platforms like Stuff, the NZ Herald and Radio NZ – but you’ll also get stories from the likes of the Wairarapa Times-Age, the Otago Daily Times, and the nationwide network of Local Democracy Reporters.

Do you also cover world news in The Bulletin?

When it’s really important or relevant, yes, but generally The Bulletin is about covering New Zealand. We also have a weekly edition of The Bulletin that focuses on world news (creatively titled The Bulletin World Weekly) written by experienced international correspondent Peter Bale, available to Spinoff Members.

Can I read a few issues of The Bulletin first?

Of course! Every edition that has ever been published over the last three years can be found here.

Okay, I’m convinced, what’s that signup link again?

Just chuck your email in here.




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