Bruce Munro

The data detectives

The data detectives

Police are using big data to stop crime before it happens. The aim is to make New Zealand the safest country on Earth, writes Bruce Munro. But at what cost?

Change agent

Change agent

It has already been a big year for Guy Ryan, the 2015 Young New Zealander of the Year. What a contrast to the bleakness he felt just 12 months ago, writes Bruce Munro.

New beginnnings

New beginnnings

Forget a chunk of what you think you know about how Maori got to New Zealand. Bruce Munro talks to Prof Atholl Anderson about his startling conclusion that the first colonists were exiles with no way of returning home.

High seas, high times

High seas, high times

Bill and Margaret McIndoe think more people should ''get off their butt and go adventuring''. The octogenarian Dunedin yachties talk to Bruce Munro about almost four decades of wild seas, beautiful islands and living life ''first-hand''.

Proving innocence

Proving innocence

Teina Pora's case spotlights the likelihood more potentially innocent people are locked up in our prisons. Bruce Munro talks to members of the Innocence Project who are working hard to get cases re-heard but say much more needs to be done.

NZ 'shouldn't let them drive' without tests

NZ 'shouldn't let them drive' without tests

China-born Dunedin businessman Joe Jiang says Chinese visitors should be tested before driving on New Zealand roads.

Is porn the new normal?

Is porn the new normal?

Viewing porn is as normal as breathing for lots of young people. But a growing number are now trying to kick what they say has become a destructive habit. Bruce Munro takes a look at how a world awash with porn is shaping a generation.

A place to call home

A place to call home

We're almost home. In this final chapter of his round-the-country exploration of the Kiwi psyche, Bruce Munro hunts New Kiwi, looks over the edge into the apocalyptic abyss, and considers two very different views of the Treaty of Waitangi.

The changing face

The changing face

After failing to find any mah jong players in Howick, Bruce Munro then wonders if he is drawing a long bow on income inequality. Immigration and impulsivity are in the headlights as the nationwide Kiwi identity road trip rumbles past the halfway mark.

Our dark side

Our dark side

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 identity.