Unexpected tension exists in New Zealand over killer robots. Kiwis are at the forefront of artificial intelligence, they lead the global anti-killer robot campaign and they are being accused of dragging the chain on the issue, all at the same time, writes Bruce Munro.
Voluntourism, a new phenomenon, is set to reshape global travel. Bruce Munro asks why people are paying good money to deliberately ruin their overseas trips by including voluntary work in their holiday itineraries.
Central Otago high school pupils tackling cyberbullying feature in a documentary tonight.
Johnathan Hillstrand's misfortune is our viewing pleasure, the Bering Sea crabbing captain tells Bruce Munro.
JB Munro is stepping down. The former head of IHC, fundraising maestro and global disability advocate talks to Bruce Munro about the polio-victim foster child who left school without any qualifications and went on to play a pivotal role in the most significant advance in disability rights in the history of New Zealand.
Needle and wool enthusiast and business owner Morag McKenzie tells Bruce Munro that knitting has become an entertaining and social creature.
Could the real reason people like you be that your name suits your face? Bruce Munro takes a look at the surprising power of names to shape us and our lives.
Teina Pora's case spotlights the likelihood more potentially innocent people are locked up in our prisons. Bruce Munro talks to members of the Innocence Project who are working hard to get cases re-heard but say much more needs to be done.
Forget a chunk of what you think you know about how Maori got to New Zealand. Bruce Munro talks to Prof Atholl Anderson about his startling conclusion that the first colonists were exiles with no way of returning home.
It has already been a big year for Guy Ryan, the 2015 Young New Zealander of the Year. What a contrast to the bleakness he felt just 12 months ago, writes Bruce Munro.
Mexican ambassador Leonora Rueda will be among dozens of her compatriots in Dunedin next week to cheer on their team in the Fifa U-20 World Cup. Getting Kiwis to engage with the real Mexico, not just the stereotypes of violence and drugs, would help her country meet its challenges, Mrs Rueda tells Bruce Munro.
After failing to find any mah jong players in Howick, Bruce Munro then wonders if he is drawing a long bow on income inequality. Immigration and impulsivity are in the headlights as the nationwide Kiwi identity road trip rumbles past the halfway mark.
The Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust is 21 years old. Nobody thinks they will be the next to need its help, yet hundreds of people throughout the lower South Island owe it their survival. That is what it is all about, founding pilot Graeme Gale tells Bruce Munro.
What does it feel like to be in desperate need of the rescue helicopter? Alex Anfilets and Simon Broekhuizen found out last month when their kayak flipped at the mouth of the Taieri River. This...
Nick Davies is a guest speaker during next month's Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival. Davies and Radio New Zealand's Carol Hirschfeld will explore questions of media impartiality and manipulation in a one-hour session on Saturday, May 9, at 6.30pm, in the Regent Theatre, Dunedin.
China-born Dunedin businessman Joe Jiang says Chinese visitors should be tested before driving on New Zealand roads.
Police are using big data to stop crime before it happens. The aim is to make New Zealand the safest country on Earth, writes Bruce Munro. But at what cost?
Bill and Margaret McIndoe think more people should ''get off their butt and go adventuring''. The octogenarian Dunedin yachties talk to Bruce Munro about almost four decades of wild seas, beautiful islands and living life ''first-hand''.
We're almost home. In this final chapter of his round-the-country exploration of the Kiwi psyche, Bruce Munro hunts New Kiwi, looks over the edge into the apocalyptic abyss, and considers two very different views of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Viewing porn is as normal as breathing for lots of young people. But a growing number are now trying to kick what they say has become a destructive habit. Bruce Munro takes a look at how a world awash with porn is shaping a generation.