Why are many of New Zealand's cherished icons so shallow,
and what is this fascination with Gothic themes? Silence,
darkness and free drinks abound as Bruce Munro continues his
whistle-stop nationwide road trip in search of Kiwi
What could be worse than having to travel around our
fantastic country talking to its fabulous people? On the eve
of the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of
Waitangi, Bruce Munro draws the short straw and heads off on
a whistle-stop nationwide road trip to discover who we are
and who we are becoming.
Fear, fascination and food - creepy-crawlies play a bigger
role in our emotional and physical world than we often
recognise or care to admit. Bruce Munro talks invertebrates
with Emma Burns, the curator of a bug exhibition at Otago
Award-winning British science communicator Professor
Marcus du Sautoy is here to reveal the hidden, intertwined
worlds of maths and arts. His talk will be entertaining, but
with a serious purpose, writes Bruce Munro.
Meticulous research has brought Ian Farquhar face-to-face
with the real Johnny Jones. The colourful early Otago
settler's story is more tempestuous and far-reaching than we
have been led to believe, Mr Farquhar tells Bruce
Dunedin is likely to set up New Zealand's first
conscientious objector memorial. It would have been
unimaginable during World War 1, when ''conchies'' were
widely vilified as shirkers and traitors. Bruce Munro asks,
how should we now view those who fought for peace by refusing
to take up arms?
Crew are the often overlooked component of New Zealand's
thriving cruise-ship tourism industry. But at the Otago
Seafarers Centre, crew know their needs will come first.
Bruce Munro talks to Shirley Farquhar, who has been at the
helm of the Port Chalmers sailors' sanctuary for four