In light of an endorsement of Boris Johnson's buffoonery and a slow response to Donald Trump's racism, New Zealand's leading politicians need to lift their game on the world stage, Prof Patman says.
New Zealand fertiliser companies are accused of helping prop up oppression in the Western Sahara. By implication, so are all New Zealanders.
The Proclaimers might have walked more than 500 miles to fall down at your door. Why are Kiwis travelling around the globe to walk that distance for no apparent reason at all?
Xi Jinping risks losing either way over Hong Kong protests, but the UK is in no position to be telling China to respect the rule of law, Professor Robert Patman says.
Is New Zealand the Saudi Arabia of wind? Bruce Munro talks to those gearing up for a decarbonised economy that will be largely powered by wind. For decades, Saudi Arabia has been synonymous with oil...
Bruce Munro asks Prof Susan Krumdieck why she thinks a radical, engineer-led redesign of how we live is the only way to prevent societal collapse.
Manus Island detainee and award-winning writer Behrouz Boochani gives Bruce Munro a rare, emotional telephone interview.
- For full video interview, see belowProtests in Algeria and Sudan are symptoms of three forces that will bring ongoing change in the Arab world, Professor Robert Patman predicts.
Police raids this week on an Australian media organisation and a journalist's home are the actions you would expect of an authoritarian regime, Professor Robert Patman says.
The city and its social agencies have identified a looming housing crisis. Bruce Munro takes a look at what that already means for the most vulnerable and asks why more urgent action is not being taken.
No-one thinks coal is good for the environment. So, why is a coal-heavy, national mining forum about to be held in Dunedin? Bruce Munro takes a look.
Donald Trump's game of hardball with Iran is dangerous and could backfire, Prof Robert Patman warns.
We’ve never had more reasons to get fit. Studies show physical activity is surprisingly beneficial to every aspect of our wellbeing, writes Bruce Munro.
What does Trump, Kaitangata and the demise of the middle class have to do with how we will live when automation takes over? Bruce Munro investigates.
Donald Trump and Juan Guaido need to resist the temptation to use foreign military force to resolve the crisis engulfing Venezuela, Professor Robert Patman says.
Eighty years after the beginning of World War 2, a story has come to light in New Zealand of an ordinary, young German couple who whole-heartedly embraced Hitler's terrible vision.
Shayne Carter still embodies punk, albeit with more gratitude and less angst. "NZ's greatest rock star'' talks to Bruce Munro about growing up in Dunedin, the impact of many brushes with death and ideas for a new album.
Jacinda Ardern's plan to work with France to "rein in'' the internet is not an attack on freedom of speech, Professor Robert Patman says.
Trust is the biggest issue we face today, Chris Skellet claims. Bruce Munro talks to the popular clinical psychologist about living in a world plagued by mistrust and why rebuilding trust is worth it.
What Hordur Torfason learnt as a young man fighting personal discrimination, he applied to the whole of Iceland in the wake of the GFC, and now offers to anyone looking to foment change, writes Bruce Munro.