China's security pact with the Solomon Islands lends urgency to the call for NZ to highlight the difference between a ‘‘rules-based’’ approach and a ‘‘might is right’’ approach to global politics, Otago University's Prof Robert Patman says.
Singapore’s quickly evolving contact-tracing system may well be a glimpse of the near future for New Zealand. Will these tech tools help? What are the risks? Bruce Munro takes a look.
Everyone has taken a big hit. Some were already reeling. How can we ensure the post-pandemic recovery is a "recovery for all?" Bruce Munro takes a look.
The international resurgence in young people collecting stamps appears to be slow reaching our shores. Bruce Munro goes hunting for young Kiwi philatelists.
Sue van Schreven is a Kiwi champion of defenceless children around the globe. Bruce Munro talks to the Queenstown founder of Orphans Aid International.
Tens of billions of dollars are being pumped in to the New Zealand economy to save lives, jobs, homes and businesses threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic. Will the country be left crippled by huge, long-term debt? Bruce Munro finds a surprising, heartening answer.
A call for a temporary one world government to tackle Covid-19 makes sense, Professor Robert Patman says.
Lockdown can too easily lead to hare-brained schemes. Bruce Munro talks to a range of experts about what you should NOT attempt at home during the next few weeks, plus a few better ideas for filling those free days.
Is Covid-19 the "big one" about which Dr Robert Webster has been warning the world? Bruce Munro asks seven key questions of the Balclutha-born, United States-based virologist.
Covid-19 has brought science and interdependence back centre-stage, but global solidarity needs to step up if the war is to be won, Professor Robert Patman says.
Peter Grimsey's always on the move; easy to miss, or dismiss. But get Otago Girls' High School's longest serving support staffer to slow down and you might discover an attitude and a freedom many struggle to attain.
See full interview belowWhoever blinks first in the global oil price war, it will not mean an immediate return to higher prices at the pump, Professor Robert Patman predicts.
Senior academics say University of Otago has developed a negative, top-down, management culture that is undermining trust, productivity and mental health. Bruce Munro reports.
Rising star Nadia Reid talks to Bruce Munro about defying the folk-music label, childhood visions in Port Chalmers and her driving sense of purpose.
Bernie Sanders is only extreme by United States standards. But even there, he is gaining in popularity, Professor Robert Patman says.