Bruce Munro

Iconoclasts

Iconoclasts

Work in the Dunedin School of Art's annual ''Site'' exhibition asks some searching questions, Bruce Munro writes.

Men of conscience

Men of conscience

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?

Seafarers' welfare well catered for

Seafarers' welfare well catered for

The first Sailors' Rest in the southern hemisphere is sitting pretty 142 years on.

Safe harbour

Safe harbour

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 decades.

Seeking serenity

Seeking serenity

Renowned Chinese sculptor Sun Qi has embarked on the biggest challenge of his career. Bruce Munro talks to the new Dunedin resident about projects past and future, adding meaning to life, and translating a lifetime of art in an alien context.

The power to care

The power to care

An octogenarian millionaire says he wants out of an Otago dementia unit - a refrain similiar to that expressed by many dementia unit residents. Is it a case of the enduring power of attorney system malfunctioning? Or not? Bruce Munro takes a look at the wider issue.

Getting with the programme

Getting with the programme

The number of children enrolled in school holiday programmes is increasing exponentially, erasing, as it grows, the childhoods of yesteryear. With school holidays upon us, Bruce Munro asks whether we should be concerned about the different childhood memories we are creating for our children.

Lighting a fire

Lighting a fire

Charities are profiting from liaisons with tomorrow's financiers, lawyers and doctors. It is a surprising revolution, begun in Dunedin, which is already starting to spread nationwide. Bruce Munro takes a look at Ignite Consultants.

Students adopt a new 'ism'

Students adopt a new 'ism'

A new ''ism'' seems to be taking hold among university youth.

Sunshine on his shoulders

Sunshine on his shoulders

The country road is taking Bevan Gardiner everywhere but home.