The threat of Russia invading Ukraine overshadows the other two dominant global issues of 2022, Professor Robert Patman tells Global Insight.
A professor brought to NZ to help eradicate both weasels and stoats is warning against repeating mistakes that made Otago ground-zero for the disastrous introduction of those invasive predators.
A professor brought to New Zealand to help eradicate both weasels and stoats is warning against repeating mistakes that made Otago ground-zero for the disastrous introduction of those invasive predators.
As 2021 draws to a close, NZ is facing some big challenges - but are we dealing with them in the right way, asks international expert Robert Patman.
A NZ-first Augmented Reality sea monster exhibition, in Dunedin, and Virtual Reality psychedelic experiences created in Queenstown are surprising and fascinating examples of how AR and VR are leading a global, Covid-accelerated, technology transformation.
At 74, engineer and international figure-skater Keith Dickson has built a helicopter fuelled by hydrogen-peroxide. Dickson gives Bruce Munro his take on the future of transport and Dunedin’s place in it.
A belief that Western countries have to engage with China lies behind NZ's position on government officials attending the Winter Olympics, Prof Robert Patman says.
The Waihopai spy base was built during a turbulent time in New Zealand politics. Not only were domestic divisions beginning to break out into the open, but the Lange Government’s anti-nuclear...
We need to talk about New Zealand’s spy agencies, says Andrew Little. But do we know enough to be able discuss our spies? Bruce Munro takes a look.
NZ produces enough food to feed 40 million but might not grow enough vegetables for its own population. Bruce Munro looks back on a time when 24 Chinese market gardens flourished on the fertile Taieri plains.
Inequality lies behind a surprise win by populist right-wing candidate Jose Katz in the first round of Chile's presidential elections, held last weekend.
Hope, fear and radio waves. On the eve of the 5G revolution, Bruce Munro gallops through a century of electromagnetic aspirations, conspiracies and often lamentable outcomes.
Nanaia Mahuta's first trip as Foreign Minister and Andrew Little's speech on national security reveal important developments in New Zealand's foreign policy, Professor Robert Patman says.
As the world gathers to accelerate climate action, economist Associate Prof Ralph Chapman tells Bruce Munro it’s almost too late.
The international community must negotiate with the Taliban to prevent a looming humanitarian crisis within Afghanistan and to prevent Isis-K violence in the region and beyond, Professor Robert Patman says.
Fair pay would be a good start. But if you still can’t afford to buy a home, something else needs to change, for the sake of everyone’s future. As Labour Day weekend is celebrated around the country, Bruce Munro takes a look.
Toby Robins helped researchers working on a radical new cure for cancer, but died doing so. His is one of two Otago tales in a documentary about the tremendous promise of Car-T cell therapy. Bruce Munro talks to filmmaker Annie Goldson and to Toby’s parents, Carolyn and Ben.
Vladimir Putin's apparent theft of the Russian elections actually spells bad news for his regime, Professor Robert Patman predicts.
In this episode of Global Insight, Professor Robert Patman discusses Greta Thunberg's recent criticism of Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand's apparent lack of efforts to halt climate change.
Peat is not only an excellent seed germinating material but one of the planet’s great climate stabilisers. In a world struggling to tackle climate change that is a problem, writes Bruce Munro.