Bruce Munro

Putting names to faces

Putting names to faces

Could the real reason people like you be that your name suits your face? Bruce Munro takes a look at the surprising power of names to shape us and our lives.

To the rescue

To the rescue

The Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust is 21 years old. Nobody thinks they will be the next to need its help, yet hundreds of people throughout the lower South Island owe it their survival. That is what it is all about, founding pilot Graeme Gale tells Bruce Munro.

The life-saving difference

The life-saving difference What does it feel like to be in desperate need of the rescue helicopter? Alex Anfilets and Simon Broekhuizen found out last month when their kayak flipped at the mouth of the Taieri River.

Truth and its enemies

Truth and its enemies

Nick Davies is a guest speaker during next month's Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival. Davies and Radio New Zealand's Carol Hirschfeld will explore questions of media impartiality and manipulation in a one-hour session on Saturday, May 9, at 6.30pm, in the Regent Theatre, Dunedin.

The data detectives

The data detectives

Police are using big data to stop crime before it happens. The aim is to make New Zealand the safest country on Earth, writes Bruce Munro. But at what cost?

Change agent

Change agent

It has already been a big year for Guy Ryan, the 2015 Young New Zealander of the Year. What a contrast to the bleakness he felt just 12 months ago, writes Bruce Munro.

New beginnnings

New beginnnings

Forget a chunk of what you think you know about how Maori got to New Zealand. Bruce Munro talks to Prof Atholl Anderson about his startling conclusion that the first colonists were exiles with no way of returning home.

High seas, high times

High seas, high times

Bill and Margaret McIndoe think more people should ''get off their butt and go adventuring''. The octogenarian Dunedin yachties talk to Bruce Munro about almost four decades of wild seas, beautiful islands and living life ''first-hand''.

Proving innocence

Proving innocence

Teina Pora's case spotlights the likelihood more potentially innocent people are locked up in our prisons. Bruce Munro talks to members of the Innocence Project who are working hard to get cases re-heard but say much more needs to be done.

NZ 'shouldn't let them drive' without tests

NZ 'shouldn't let them drive' without tests

China-born Dunedin businessman Joe Jiang says Chinese visitors should be tested before driving on New Zealand roads.