Bruce Munro

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.

A closer look at hair

A closer look at hair

How can protein filaments growing out of the scalp cause boys to be banned from school, men to be massacred and angels ordered to do a woman's bidding? Bruce Munro takes a closer look at hair.

Hair today

Hair today

How can protein filaments growing out of the scalp cause boys to be banned from school, men to be massacred and angels ordered to do a woman's bidding? Bruce Munro takes a closer look at hair.

A voice for change

A voice for change

Are hard work and firm convictions in danger of turning Jinty MacTavish into the thing she hates? Bruce Munro asks the young city councillor what she is doing in the limelight she abhors and talks to friends and foes about her growing presence on the political stage.

At the sharp end

At the sharp end

Home tattooists are the new front line of a rapidly morphing war against hepatitis C. There is no vaccine for the disease which is causing liver cancer at an alarming rate. Otago hep C patients, tattoo artists and health advocates are among those calling for nationwide changes that could see this long-stigmatised virus eradicated within our lifetime, writes Bruce Munro.

Documentary capture New Caledonian resource grab

Documentary capture New Caledonian resource grab

Watching Cap Bocage is like seeing yourself from behind for the first time.

The recently released documentary featuring New Caledonian environmentalist and independence activist Florent Eurisouke is simultaneously as foreign and familiar as that first unsettling glimpse of the back of your head in a mirror.

And holding the mirror is New Zealand film-maker Jim Marbrook.

What lies beneath

What lies beneath

Confidential reports on the contaminated former gasworks site in South Dunedin have called it a serious health and safety issue and a significant financial and environmental risk. Is Dunedin about to discover it is yet another community bearing the brunt of previous generations' ignorance and inaction? Bruce Munro takes a look.