Bruce Munro

Scorched earth

Scorched earth

Trade ministers from 12 countries have been working feverishly to further entrench an economic system that Prof Jane Kelsey says puts us at risk of social, political and financial crisis. Bruce Munro talks to neoliberalism's New Zealand arch-nemesis about trade deals, the urgent need to find an alternative model and whether Kiwis have the wherewithal to lead the charge.

Cyberbullying fight in Central

Cyberbullying fight in Central

Central Otago high school pupils tackling cyberbullying feature in a documentary tonight.

Deadly work, no re-takes

Deadly work, no re-takes

Johnathan Hillstrand's misfortune is our viewing pleasure, the Bering Sea crabbing captain tells Bruce Munro.

The cold inside

The cold inside

Winter is biting deep and heating bills are soaring high. Why, after a six-year, half a billion dollar nationwide home-heating programme are so many of us still living in cold, damp, unhealthy houses? Bruce Munro asks what needs to be done to get real change.

A special ability

A special ability

JB Munro is stepping down. The former head of IHC, fundraising maestro and global disability advocate talks to Bruce Munro about the polio-victim foster child who left school without any qualifications and went on to play a pivotal role in the most significant advance in disability rights in the history of New Zealand.

The wreckages of history

The wreckages of history

New Zealand's myriad decaying shipwrecks hold many secrets. Bruce Munro asks whether our neglected and potentially history-making maritime heritage needs to be better researched and protected.

A good yarn

A good yarn

Needle and wool enthusiast and business owner Morag McKenzie tells Bruce Munro that knitting has become an entertaining and social creature.

Hands across the water

Hands across the water

Voluntourism, a new phenomenon, is set to reshape global travel. Bruce Munro asks why people are paying good money to deliberately ruin their overseas trips by including voluntary work in their holiday itineraries.

South of the Border

South of the Border

Mexican ambassador Leonora Rueda will be among dozens of her compatriots in Dunedin next week to cheer on their team in the Fifa U-20 World Cup. Getting Kiwis to engage with the real Mexico, not just the stereotypes of violence and drugs, would help her country meet its challenges, Mrs Rueda tells 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.