Vector the robot moves us by moving himself - a chirping, talking, wide-eyed bundle of autonomous software, writes Bruce Munro.
Tonight on Global Insight, the ODT's Bruce Munro talks with international relations specialist Professor Robert Patman about the significance the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
At just 18, he is a bright young rugby talent. But he has had to battle a terrible year to get there. James Arscott talks to Bruce Munro about the grief of his father's sudden death.
Barbara Snook has learned, through her own significant loss and observing others' grief, that good can come from tragedy.
The migrant caravan travelling through Mexico is producing significant tension in the United States, warns international relations specialist Professor Robert Patman.
Armistice Day marks a century since the end of the Great War. But it was a peace that did not last. Bruce Munro asks ‘‘Why?’’, ‘‘Has anything changed?’’ and ‘‘What role could NZ play in the future of war and peace?’’.
Our love affair with the beach could turn to fear and rejection, Prof Doug Booth warns. But either way, we need to learn what it means to live with the beach, he tells Bruce Munro.
Staying at a luxury resort gives Bruce Munro and his wife an idyllic tropical holiday and an unexpected experience of the real Fiji.
Is Maurice Shadbolt one of NZ's top three writers or a flawed author and unlikable philander? His biographer Philip Temple invites us to go on that fascinating exploration with him, writes Bruce Munro.
Life was a living hell, writes Bruce Munro of his fight with anxiety and depression. But that was only the beginning of the award-winning journalist's ongoing and ultimately rewarding road to recovery.
In New Zealand, 9000 people suffer a stroke every year. For many, the outlook is grim despite a desire and a capacity to be connected and contribute to society. Bruce Munro talks to some who have...
The Tax Working Group's interim report on overhauling New Zealand’s tax system fails to recommend a land value tax. Here’s why it’s a missed opportunity to make most of us better off, writes Bruce Munro.
Coincidences will cause the next monster influenza epidemic, for which we are woefully unprepared, former Otago researcher Prof Robert Webster tells Bruce Munro.
Jodie and Jared are Pink superfans. Mandie, Lesley and Sharon have beaten bullying, breast cancer and a marriage break-up with the help of her music, writes Bruce Munro.
Three decades after the demise of telegrams, voiceless communication is on the rise again, Bruce Munro asks is it OK that we are going back to a future of less talking?
It's 30 years since NZ's big psychiatric prisons were closed. Bruce Munro talks to Julia Aranui-Faed, a significant but largely forgotten figure from that important period about her legacy, her mental illness and the freedom to colour her world.
Bruce Munro looks at the urgent need for prison reform and talks to ex-prisoner and now polytechnic lecturer Rue-Jade Morgan about why going to prison was the best thing that could have happened to him.
Reflections by two participants of Rue-Jade Morgan’s cultural engagement programme with inmates at Otago Correctional Facility.