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.
Peter Stupples has come to a controversial conclusion about art’s role in revolution. It is a conviction with origins in his eavesdropping for British military intelligence in the 1950s, writes Bruce Munro.
Bruce Munro asks a psychologist and a sociologist to distil the wisdom and trends from three years of the popular Otago Daily Times weekend magazine element, Five Questions With.
Gene editing has the potential to reshape us and our world forever.
Whatever happened to the lunatic fringe? Bruce Munro surveys the seeming demise of small party politics in New Zealand and asks what it means.
Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen’s books are still a hugely popular source of delight and insight. Bruce Munro talks to Dr Paul Tankard about Austen, her appeal and the difficulty of knowing oneself.
The Government is saving a packet as New Zealanders turn to crowdfunding for timely and lifesaving health care. Or is it?
Curing sloppy thinking and confronting fascism are among poetry’s much-needed powers, Sue Wootton tells Bruce Munro ahead of National Poetry Day.
Monash University Museum of Art director Charlotte Day talks about Kiwi artist Francis Upritchard's exhibition that opens in Dunedin on Saturday.
Below the surface of New Zealand's glowing job growth statistics lies a darker world, writes Bruce Munro.
Forced migration is the new, hot topic in global foreign policy but it's of little relevance to ordinary Kiwis, right? Wrong, writes Bruce Munro.
Campbell Patterson’s first Frances Hodgkins Fellowship exhibition is an abstracted reflection on the urge to escape a bleak decade, he tells Bruce Munro.