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.
A highlight of Arts Festival Dunedin 2018 will be a dazzling circus-style adventure that brings to life the air we breathe. Bruce Munro talks to Air Play creators Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone.
Volcanoes are powerful, mysterious and, too often, deadly. Bruce Munro asks renowned volcanologist Prof Colin Wilson how long it will be until we know enough to forecast volcanoes' behaviour.
After quarter of a century, industrial strikes are suddenly all the rage again. What forces have unleashed them? Should we be afraid or pleased?
Bruce Munro talks to influential coder Ally Watson and aeronautics professor Karen Willcox about life in male-dominated worlds and how to create a better one.
Pam McKinlay is saving the planet, not one, but a dozen interactive art works at a time. Bruce Munro talks to the Dunedin artist and curator.
Top-down approaches to community development are so very 20th-century. But how's it going, putting communities in charge? Bruce Munro looks at Teviot Valley and a couple of older Otago schemes.
A cataclysmic decline in insects is taking place, virtually unnoticed. Bruce Munro talks to renowned entomologist Anthony Harris.
Millennials look to be the first generation in a long time to have it worse than their parents. Who is to blame? Or is that the wrong question? ODT's Bruce Munro investigates.
A Dunedin woman who is leaving her teeth to rot because she can't afford to go to the dentist is symptomatic of a national oral health crisis. Bruce Munro investigates.
How we view our mother is shaped by our own experiences, which build with the years. To mark Mother’s Day, Bruce Munro asked nine people, spanning eight decades, to tell him ... ‘‘What I think about my mum now that I’m ...’’