The Rugby World Cup is big. Social media is huge. Obviously, if you want to follow the rugby you should follow it on social media — or, so you’d think, writes Bruce Munro.
Justine Gilliland, architect of the world’s first community-wide, local government initiative to develop a low-carbon transition plan, talks to Bruce Munro about the challenges NZ faces trying to follow Taranaki’s lead.
Think carbon offsetting when you fly is doing your bit for the planet? Think again, says tourism professor James Higham. It is only useful as a baby step towards real change, he tells Bruce Munro....
Simon Bridges' populist and partisan take on China and online extremism could come back to bite him, warns Professor Robert Patman.
Local government elections loom, raising concerns about the fitness of those elected. Bruce Munro takes a look at mistakes made and asks how elected representatives can best be equipped to tackle big issues facing the South.
See below for full video interviewThe move to suspend the United Kingdom Parliament just weeks out from the Brexit leave date is a desperate gamble by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to hold on to...
Bird-lover and Oxford academic Dr Andy Gosler says faith and science don't need to do battle.
What impact is lobbying having on public health? Sir David Skegg lifts the lid on this hidden topic and tells Bruce Munro a better way is desperately needed.
Vladimir Putin's attempts to undermine Western democracies in order to keep his grip on power in Russia appear to be failing, Professor Robert Patman says.
AI is transforming life in New Zealand more quickly than many realise, states a new report from the Royal Society. The urgent task is to ensure it helps more than it harms.
The prospect of China establishing a military base in the South Pacific should not scare New Zealand in to marching in lockstep with Australia and the United States, Professor Patman warns.
A new treatment for hepatitis C is being hailed a miracle cure. But about 25,000 New Zealanders have the deadly disease and not know it. The race is on to track them down, writes Bruce Munro.
The Govt plans to amalgamate all 16 of the country's vocational training institutions. Bruce Munro examines the track record of centralisation and takes a walk along Vogel St to discover what's at risk.
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.