A new Dunedin landfill is proposed for Smooth Hill, beyond Brighton. But does the city need a six million cubic metre hole in the ground in which to bury its waste? Bruce Munro asks around.
New Zealand politicians need to say whether they would hold the United Kingdom to account if elected, Professor Robert Patman says.
Advising government ministers during the Covid-19 pandemic has been some of the most challenging yet satisfying work Nat Christensen has done.
Whether rescuing an abandoned kitten, writing and illustrating dark, engaging stories, or lobbying parliament about miscarriage, Kathryn van Beek’s life is one of sowing good seed — a real...
The poisoning of Alexi Navalny is worrying world leaders already concerned about Vladimir Putin’s global impact, Professor Robert Patman says.
New Zealand should be wary of sealing its border while the world waits for a Covid-19 vaccine to be found, Professor Robert Patman says.
The answer depends on our vision for the future of New Zealand and the world, writes Bruce Munro.
Why do we make bad choices? How can we make better ones? As politicians drop like scandalised flies and we prepare to vote on a surfeit of candidates and two controversial referendums, Bruce Munro seeks electoral enlightenment.
New Zealand’s principled stance on China is being muddied by Winston Peters’ connection with the Bad Boys of Brexit, Professor Robert Patman says.
Sue Bidrose is DCC's chief executive no more. Before leaving for Christchurch yesterday, she sat down with Bruce Munro to talk about seven years as Dunedin's top public servant.
New Zealand is hedging its bets over using Huawei technology in its 5G phone network despite growing concerns about Chinese political influence, Professor Robert Patman says.
Former Environment Minister, Marian Hobbs, has been ousted as chairwoman of an Otago Regional Council divided and damned over its management of water. How did it come to this? Bruce Munro investigates.
Bruce Munro has compiled Dunedin’s top 10 shortcuts: a guide to the best clever, hidden, forgotten or, in some cases, barely existent paths, steps and tracks in Dunedin.
"Indo-Pacific" is the new code word for "contain China". Significantly, it is a phrase increasingly being used by New Zealand, Professor Robert Patman says.
Australia, under pressure from China, will be dismayed by the United States decision to pull almost 10,000 soldiers out of Germany, Professor Robert Patman says.
Two researchers and a high-containment lab stood in the breach as the Covid-19 pandemic reached our shores. Bruce Munro talks to Otago professors James Ussher and Miguel Quinones-Mateu about their life-saving work.
Research throughout the University of Otago, and across its five national campuses, has refocused in response to the global pandemic. Bruce Munro has collated a small sampler of what else is going on.
Watch: In this episode of Global Insight, Otago Daily Times reporter Bruce Munro talks to international relations expert Professor Robert Patman about the protests which have engulfed major cities across the United States in the past 10 days.
The call for New Zealanders to wear face masks in public is likely to gain momentum within days.
The call for New Zealanders to wear face masks in public is likely to gain momentum within days, with the World Health Organisation understood to be on the verge of doing a U-turn on mass masking.