Now in his 80s, Emeritus Prof Sir Alan Mark is still
making headlines championing the environment. Bruce Munro
talks to Sir Alan about being a witness and an unrelenting
participant in more than half a century's significant
struggles for nature conservation.
Unexpected tension exists in New Zealand over killer
robots. Kiwis are at the forefront of artificial
intelligence, they lead the global anti-killer robot campaign
and they are being accused of dragging the chain on the
issue, all at the same time, writes Bruce Munro.
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.