This week, quietly, the University of Otago opened its $50 million, animal research building. Quietly, because this world class facility poses challenging questions about the value of a life.
In 2019, the University of Otago bred more than 67,000 animals that it then killed without using for any scientific purpose.
The threat of China invading Taiwan is real, but the cost to China would be substantial, Professor Robert Patman says.
The Employment Contracts Act is 30 years old and the country still hasn’t recovered, even as it prepares for the next major employment upheaval, writes Bruce Munro.
Dunedin’s 150-year-old Forbury Park trotting venue will soon be no more. But it was once the most popular place in town. No more so than during the exhilarating, surprising and record-breaking, 1965 Interdominion Championships.
Time's running out for international dialogue to bring about the peaceful restoration of the Southeast Asian nation’s democratically elected government, Bruce Munro reports.
The 10-year-old Syrian war highlights the urgent need to reform an impotent United Nations, Professor Robert Patman says.
More than 17,000 Dunedin households could subdivide or add dwellings to their properties if likely changes to city planning regulations go ahead. But how do you, as a householder, go about doing that?Will it even help relieve our acute housing crisis?
Russian oligarchs such as Chelsea Football club owner Roman Abramovich could be the target of future sanctions by the United States and the European Union.
New Zealand’s financial markets watchdog is warning Evorich is a possible scam.
Pearl Matahiki is reflecting on 20 years as head and heart of Otago University’s support for Maori students. On the eve of retiring, she talks to Bruce Munro about students she's known, celebrating success in an alien environment and important changes to come.
A Te Anau couple are fearful for their friends in Myanmar who have told them the military has killed and injured many more protesters than previously known.
Promoters are in Otago selling investments in a Russian-based, multilevel marketing company the Financial Markets Authority is investigating, Bruce Munro reports.
A proposed nationwide online collaboration to help people become their own DIY legal advocates could bridge the divide, Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin tells Bruce Munro.
A Catlins reef is the site of NZ's worst civilian shipwreck, which killed 131 people and buried a fortune in silver. Bruce Munro tracks down a descendant of three of the heroic rescuers and uncovers stories from decades ago of large quantities of bullion illegally taken.
It is possible that China played a role in this week’s military coup in Myanmar, Professor Robert Patman says.
Joe Biden will not pursue unity at all costs as the new president seeks to heal wounds deeper than any the United States has experienced in 160 years.
Bruce Munro recently had hip replacement surgery. He details his experience, the disgraceful waiting list for elective surgery and asks why the public health system allows so many people to languish.
Otago, from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the Southern Alps, is a region of great beauty, diversity and significance.
Otago is a region of great beauty and diversity. Bruce Munro invites you to discover the region anew through 10 day-trips that tell its story.