Bruce Munro

Making the trade-offs

Making the trade-offs

The closure of Hillside workshops is just a foretaste of what awaits New Zealand in a hyperglobalised world, critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement warn.

Climate change: Sink or swim

Climate change: Sink or swim

Scientists warn New Zealand is not pulling its weight on climate change and is unprepared to meet the needs of the most vulnerable. 

Film review: Romeo and Juliet

Film review: Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare meets Twilight in this Romeo and Juliet adaptation, according to Bruce Munro.

One man's predator is another man's companion

One man's predator is another man's companion

Predator-free is a fraught phrase with some hidden fish-hooks.

Inside Otago's fantasy gaming subculture

Inside Otago's fantasy gaming subculture

Zombies, Japanese superheroes and fantasy films are as popular as they are ubiquitous. But for some it is a deeper, more consuming passion. Bruce Munro takes a peek inside Otago's fantasy gaming subculture.

Hard knocks and music

Hard knocks and music

The tribulations and triumphs of Dunedin musician Nick Knox are aired in a new mini-documentary that premieres this weekend. Bruce Munro talks to Knox, and film-makers Max Bellamy and J. Ollie Lucks, about the transformative power of accidents, music and film.

Powering the future

Powering the future

Even as exploratory drilling gets started off the Otago coast, everyone agrees we have to move from fossil fuels to a low-carbon future. But does that mean giving up the car, the dishwasher and YouTube? Bruce Munro talks to those researching and living The Transition.

Carbon investments may run out of gas

Carbon investments may run out of gas

Investors are being urged to recognise the risk of putting money into the fossil fuel industry.

Oil's not well

Oil's not well

Oil and gas exploration heating up off Otago's coast brings not only potential benefits but risks too. Bruce Munro looks at the likely effects of a well blow-out and asks whether the planet can afford even one more well.

Search comes south

Search comes south

Oil and gas exploration in our backyard is on its way. No matter whether you are for or against deep sea drilling, it is set to begin in earnest off the Otago coast.