Bruce Munro

Testing our ethics

Testing our ethics

The University of Otago's planned $50 million animal research centre has poured fresh fuel on the growing debate about animal welfare. BRUCE MUNRO asks what science do we still need animal testing for? He also explores whether we know enough to make an informed decision.

For the greater good

For the greater good

For more than half a century, Barbara Sutherland (76) has given barely a thought to the animals subjected to experiments in order to keep her healthy all these years.

A shared concern for animal welfare

A shared concern for animal welfare

We should be talking about the pigs that were shot in the head in the name of science, Dr Mike King says.

Knocking off early

Knocking off early

People in their 50s are already experiencing the future of work. It is not pretty. But Bruce Munro talks to a historian who says it does not need to be that way.

In the grip of addiction

In the grip of addiction

Pornography addiction is still controversial, but it is undeniable for those living within its destructive reach. Bruce Munro talks to a sex therapist about this rapidly escalating problem and presents the stories of two Otago people burnt by porn in different ways. 

A taxing problem

A taxing problem

The Panama Papers have pulled the scab off festering anger about growing wealth inequities. Is it time for the return of death taxes? Bruce Munro investigates.

Saving our seas

Saving our seas

What we do not know about our marine environment is as compelling a reason for establishing marine protection areas as what we do know, marine scientist Dr Chris Hepburn says. But first, real buy-in from the public is needed, environment lawyer Maree Baker-Galloway tells Bruce Munro. 

Joy and the art of singing opera

Joy and the art of singing opera It's not always easy maintaining the joy of making music when it is your livelihood, a candid Jonathan Lemalu tells Bruce Munro before a gala performance in the Dunedin.

Francophiles' fantasies fulfilled

Francophiles' fantasies fulfilled

Film as only the French can do is back on the big screen, writes Bruce Munro.

Flagging change

Flagging change

Flag referendum? Forget it. Here's six things we would much rather change, writes Bruce Munro.