A look at the framework for freedom camping in New Zealand, and some recent issues caused by its increase in popularity.
A short review of Jennifer Peedom's 2015 award winning documentary 'Sherpa'.
It's 20 years next month since the ill-fated 1996 commercial expeditions to summit Everest resulted in the deaths of eight people, and spawned a series of 'disaster porn' books. What's been learned?
A close-up look at some of Joseph Stalin's inner circle - the key figures in the life of this complex man who some label a hero, and others, an evil psychopath
Why do we fear being alone?
'Blackfish' (2013) reminded the world that killer whales in captivity can become aggressive and turn against their human captors. Has anything changed in how we treat these intelligent mammals?
The past 30 years has seen a huge high-tech boom, which has benefited consumers and workers. But there's a dark side few will talk about...
For the past 20 years or so the Catholic Church has been mired in child sex abuse scandals all round the world. Much has been written about it, but seldom do we ask WHY does this happen?
This hub looks at our attitude to animals from an ethical perspective and examines the ethics of testing/experimentation on animals for medical research and other purposes.
Simon & Garfunkel, perhaps the greatest folk duo there ever was, split for good in 1970, marking the start of a long running love-hate relationship between the two friends. What happened, and why?
In 2013 '80s child actor Corey Feldman published his 'tell all' memoir, Coreyography - detailing disturbing revelations of rampant paedophilia amongst Hollywood's elite. Has anything changed?
What are some of the things a typical whiny, angst-ridden indie-rock band of the 2000s must have to be credible? I take a tongue-in-cheek, whimsical look...
Michelle Obama, visiting China recently, joined the chorus of international voices calling for China to lift its oppressive restrictions on free speech and the internet.
Is the mysterious disappearance of Air Asia QZ8501 over the Java Sea a repeat of the fateful Air France flight 447 crash of 2009? This hub looks at the evidence so far.
A photo journey through the most beautiful and historically significant parts of Central and South-Central Vietnam.
How to use inexpensive materials - woven weed matting, and river stones or other landscaping material, to create your perfect, low maintenance, weed-free urban garden.