Bruce Munro

A hobby that really rocks (+ video)

A hobby that really rocks (+ video)

Rock fossicking is more than just stamp collecting for outdoors types. Members of the 50-year-old Otago Rock and Mineral Club induct Bruce Munro into a world of ancient connections and petrified beauty.

Taxing the poor

Taxing the poor

Think tax is boring? It is the front line of the battle for the future of New Zealand, says political economist Brian Roper. He talks to Bruce Munro about research revealing the war he says big business is waging against ordinary Kiwis.

Tropical paradise

Tropical paradise

Bruce Munro goes looking for adventure on the wild and beautiful Samoan island of Savai'i. 

Ringing up curtain on puppet opera

Ringing up curtain on puppet opera

Comic puppet opera comes to Otago for the first time. Bruce Munro talks to baroque music and puppet aficionado Jonathan Cweorth about this afternoon's two Dunedin shows. 

In league with the monarchy (+ video)

In league with the monarchy (+ video)

What does this Queen's Birthday holiday mean to you? A welcome long weekend? A chance to reaffirm in song "... long to reign over us, God save the Queen''? Bruce Munro talks to some of Otago's ardent Royalists. What he hears might challenge your ideas about the relevance of Her Majesty in the 21st century. 

Testing our ethics

Testing our ethics

The University of Otago's planned $50 million animal research centre has poured fresh fuel on the growing debate about animal welfare. BRUCE MUNRO asks what science do we still need animal testing for? He also explores whether we know enough to make an informed decision.

For the greater good

For the greater good

For more than half a century, Barbara Sutherland (76) has given barely a thought to the animals subjected to experiments in order to keep her healthy all these years.

A shared concern for animal welfare

A shared concern for animal welfare

We should be talking about the pigs that were shot in the head in the name of science, Dr Mike King says.

Knocking off early

Knocking off early

People in their 50s are already experiencing the future of work. It is not pretty. But Bruce Munro talks to a historian who says it does not need to be that way.

In the grip of addiction

In the grip of addiction

Pornography addiction is still controversial, but it is undeniable for those living within its destructive reach. Bruce Munro talks to a sex therapist about this rapidly escalating problem and presents the stories of two Otago people burnt by porn in different ways.