Alex Braae

Alex Braae trades sleep for news to compile The Bulletin, which he'd quite like you to sign up for. Email him at alexbraae@thespinoff.co.nz

The Bulletin
Nov 14, 2018

The Bulletin: Astonishing intervention from Czech criminal's mother

Karel Sroubek's mother speaks out, Fonterra abandons quantity target in favour of quality, and striking court workers warned they're risking injustices happening.

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The Bulletin
Nov 13, 2018

The Bulletin: Nothing to see here, says Haumaha inquiry report

Wally Haumaha appointment inquiry report comes back clean, primary and secondary teachers to mull united front, and how will Rocket Lab make money?

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The Bulletin
Nov 12, 2018

The Bulletin: Teacher strikes begin under ERA cloud

ERA hits out at teacher demands ahead of strike, police want new terrorism powers, and Supreme Court makes big call on prisoner voting. 

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The Bulletin
Nov 9, 2018

The Bulletin: Shareholders give Fonterra a serve

Farmer shareholders give Fonterra a serve, Czech drug dealer breaks his silence, and Auckland Councillor attendance rates are in focus.

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Society
Nov 8, 2018

Should ANZAC and the memory of war be such big business?

Australian historian Dr Jo Hawkins spoke to Alex Braae about what commercialised commemoration of Anzac means, and whether it has gone too far. 

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The Bulletin
Nov 8, 2018

The Bulletin: What happens now after US midterms?

It's a US elections special edition today, but there's some NZ news in here too.

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The Bulletin
Nov 7, 2018

The Bulletin: Fed up midwives vote to strike

Midwives vote for two weeks of strike action, tourism strategy released by government, and a big day of democracy is coming up in the USA.

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The Bulletin
Nov 6, 2018

The Bulletin: Did review into banks go far enough?

Banks under review escape serious sanctions despite spotlight, allegation of police brutality at Defence Expo, and Speaker slammed for rugby junket.

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Sports
Nov 5, 2018

Do the White Ferns have a chance at the Cricket World Cup?

Short answer? No. Long answer? Well, maybe.

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The Bulletin
Nov 5, 2018

Another secret Jami-Lee Ross recording just derailed Simon Bridges’ morning

What does the new tape, leaked to Newshub, say? And what does it mean? 

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The Bulletin
Nov 5, 2018

The Bulletin: Labour revels in reversed fortunes at conference

Labour revels in rare display of party unity at annual conference, we're buying massive numbers of the wrong cars, and Phil Goff's mayoralty in focus.

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The Bulletin
Nov 2, 2018

The Bulletin: Sroubek saga just gets stranger

Karel Sroubek case gets even stranger, industrial action rumbles away among court staff, and letting fees to be gone by Christmas.

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The Bulletin
Nov 1, 2018

The Bulletin: Peace protests erupt in Palmy

Serious clashes between police and protesters in Palmerston North, ANZ banks ludicrously big profit, and gay conversion therapy could be banned.

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The Bulletin
Oct 31, 2018

The Bulletin: Train fight not in vain

Electric trains to continue on main trunk line, alarm sounded over loss of Auckland tree canopy, and MP Jami-Lee Ross gives proxy vote back to National.

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Science
Oct 30, 2018

There’s no renewable energy future without lithium

If the future is going to be powered by renewable energy, the world needs to get a lot better at dealing with one very precious element, the Materialise conference on sustainability in Wellington has heard.

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The Bulletin
Oct 30, 2018

The Bulletin: Parliamentary prayer protest amid changing country

Protest on at parliament today over opening prayer, major changes recommended for biodiversity, and the strange tale of a drug dealer not being deported.  

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The Bulletin
Oct 29, 2018

The Bulletin: Crucial moment for abortion law reform

Report puts abortion law reform back on the agenda, housing shortage likely to worsen despite Kiwibuild, and are the Taxcinda attacks on Labour fair?

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The Bulletin
Oct 26, 2018

The Bulletin: Resignation after yet another sport culture found wanting

High profile resignation at yet another sports organisation, primary teachers vote for rolling strikes in November, and Colin Craig could have another crack at politics.

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The Bulletin
Oct 25, 2018

The Bulletin: Ardern will be held to fuel tax pledge

PM makes no new fuel taxes pledge on the fly, dream of merger over for media companies, and Hager speaks out on JLR saga. 

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The Bulletin
Oct 24, 2018

The Bulletin: How deep will National culture review go?

National party orders internal culture review, international students claim they're being treated like slaves, and CHCH faces water restrictions or more chlorine.

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The Bulletin
Oct 23, 2018

The Bulletin: Battling bus drivers start strike

Bus strikes begin in Auckland and Hamilton, secret party donations stay in the spotlight, and backlog of sex assault cases unassigned by police is rising.

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Science
Oct 22, 2018

Computers have grown into energy gluttons, and it can’t go on like this

It's natural to assume that the IT revolution will continue forward at a cracking pace, but that could be about to end.

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The Bulletin
Oct 22, 2018

The Bulletin: Labour Day World News Special Edition

It's a public holiday, so we're going to have a slightly different edition of The Bulletin this morning.

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Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Jami-Lee Ross just heaved yet another gallon of petrol all over NZ politics

Will Simon Bridges now look to the waka jumping law?

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The Bulletin
Oct 19, 2018

The Bulletin: Ross saga splinters and spirals

Ross saga flies off in half a dozen different directions, Wellington bus drivers vote on indefinite length strike, and a tragedy for DOC.

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Politics
Oct 18, 2018

The Jami-Lee Ross saga gets even uglier, as four women come forward

The brain-melting mind warp of the week in politics has just got even more sordid, with four women coming forward and speaking against the conduct of rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross. Just how damaged is everyone involved now? 

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