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.
A deeply concerning precedent has been set by the new security alliance between Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, a University of Otago international affairs specialist says.
A deeply concerning precedent has been set by the new security deal between Australia, the United States and the UK, Professor Robert Patman says.
There are six types of New Zealanders, a nationwide Consumer Lifestyles Survey reveals. Who are they?
Behold the mindful Kiwi. Lockdown has changed New Zealanders’ spending habits, making us more aware of how we use discretionary money.
New Zealand should delay a widespread vaccine booster shot rollout, to reduce the risk of Covid-19 becoming a much more deadly disease, virologist Dr Robert Webster says.
War has been declared in Myanmar. The ousted democratic government of Myanmar has declared war on the military junta that illegally deposed it in February.
Days from retirement, the Department of Conservation's Lou Sanson is no less enthusiastic about the beauty and power of NZ's natural heritage than he was as a boy exploring West Coast valleys half a century ago.
The stakes are rising in Myanmar, as the country edges closer to civil war.
Your house, your castle, or so they say. But what can you do with impunity in your own backyard and what's beyond the pale? Bruce Munro scours bylaws and legislation.
As the world digests the latest dire climate warnings, Southern Clams is reaping the rewards of investment in world-class energy-saving technology.
The resurgence of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan shows NZ cannot depend on the US in the way it has in the past, an international affairs specialist says.
The surprisingly early, enduring, shockingly excluded existence of Indians in New Zealand is the subject of historian Jacqueline Leckie’s new book, writes Bruce Munro.
Doug Flett, former New Zealander of the Year, talks to Bruce Munro about highs, lows and what it takes to spend almost three decades as one of the country’s foremost rescue helicopter paramedics.
Boris Johnson is being called out for hypocrisy over Belarus.
Otago has some of the most polluted air in NZ, but the ORC has put its air quality work on hold until 2025. The council’s decision could have dire health consequences for some Otago residents, shocked and dismayed experts tell Bruce Munro.
The Olympic Games appear to be edging towards a radical shakeup that could be a bold "heart and mind" exemplar of inclusion. Bruce Munro reports.