Syphilis, mumps and rickets, along with other ‘‘old’’ diseases, are on the comeback trail. Why? And what can we do to protect ourselves? asks Bruce Munro.
A new talent is restoring the fortune of narrative poetry. Bruce Munro talks to Michael Steven about experiences, gritty and sublime, in Dunedin and elsewhere, that fashioned his first collection of work.
A crowd of about 200 attended the fundraising music festival Lobofest at Brighton, south of Dunedin, yesterday.
Qualification creep has become a tertiary degree arms race. Bruce Munro asks "Is it time for a PhD non-proliferation treaty?'' and "What else can young people do to get hired?''
Why is New Zealand's most widely read author, Essie Summers, not celebrated in the province she loved and wrote about, Bruce Munro asks.
The Rocky Horror Show finally has a prequel, Frankensplurta, which premieres at the Dunedin Fringe Festival, writes Bruce Munro.
Dunedin author Ella West talks to Bruce Munro about the difficulties and delights of writing a young adult novel set in a real time and place.
The NCEA high school assessment framework has been labelled obsessive and harmful. Parent and journalist Bruce Munro takes a look.
Stirred, entertained, or both - concert-goers at last evening's spectacular Roger Waters Us + Them Dunedin concert left with what they came looking for.
The South Island's only trained wildlife veterinary doctor, Lisa Argilla, tells Bruce Munro what drives her, what angers her and why the new Wildlife Hospital is so important.
Those battling to save yellow-eyed penguins, including the Wildlife Hospital crew, have a new ally in Sniper the tracker dog.
As Cadbury winds down its iconic Dunedin chocolate factory, Bruce Munro talks to some whose connections span decades and, in one case, almost a century.
Paul Ashley takes eight weeks off work each year to artificially inseminate thousands of cows. Bruce Munro asks, "Why!?" and finds out a lot more besides.
Threats of violence, fractured friendships and vandalism are claimed to be part of Blueskin Bay's descent from national transition model to deeply divided community. Bruce Munro talks to those asking "how did it unravel so badly'' and those saying "all is well''.
Bruce Munro talks to author Stevan Eldred-Grigg about his quest to get Kiwis to ask tough questions about war.
Both were radicals. One embraced terror and the other peace. Is it time for Te Whiti to replace Guy Fawkes? Bruce Munro takes a look.
Where are the bodies of Otago's four executed murderers? Bruce Munro digs up a halloween mystery of gruesome hangings, lost graves and headless ghosts.
We need to face the "yicky bits'' of history, including New Zealand's use of capital punishment, urges historian Prof Tom Brooking.
It's the deal breaker for most of us in our workplaces. Yet examples of it are all over the shop. So, what is great leadership today? Bruce Munro takes a look.
Based on an academic journal article by University of Otago historian Assoc Prof Alex Trapeznik, Bruce Munro recounts the role Kiwi soldiers played in the West’s forgotten Russian war of intervention after the 1917 Revolution.