Knowledge is Power

Te Matauranga ko te Kaha


I've called this website Knowledge is Power because I’m convinced knowledge is what drives social change.

Once you know, for example, that more than 280,000 of our children are living in homes below the poverty line, it takes a very cold heart to turn away and pretend it isn’t happening.

So, welcome to my hub for social information about New Zealand and New Zealanders.  

- Bryan Bruce

Latest Features

Here is my full interview with  Iain Taylor Principal of Manurewa Intermediate in South Auckland that features in my documentary WORLD CLASS?

Here is an interview I recorded with Seth Andrew of Democracy Prep , New York for WORLD CLASS?

My most recent documentary on the state of our State education system.

Bryan's Blog

There are days when it seems to me that neoliberalism is like a virus that has infected every aspect of our lives from our social institutions  to the very way we speak about each other.

 Bernie Sanders (James Adomian) and Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik)  in a segment from the First Ever @ Midnight Presidential Debate on Comedy Central.

Brilliant impersonations. Some very clever political satire.

 Here's a very telling  clip of John Key from last night's TVONE news. (March 31, 2016) 

With regard to the TPPA he says :

Britain's decision yesterday to impose a sugar tax on fizzy drinks will generate a lot of debate over the coming days. I saw John Key for example say on TV ONE news last night that we won't be doing it because "they don't actually work".

Who is Bryan Bruce?

Bryan Bruce is an award winning documentary maker, and best selling author. Born in Scotland in 1948, his family emigrated to New Zealand in 1956. He grew up in Christchurch and attended the University of Canterbury where he graduated with an M.A.[1] in Sociology and Philosophy and Christchurch Teacher’s College where he earned a Diploma in Teaching.

Bryan is best known for his work on 'The Investigator' documentary series, 'Inside Child Poverty' and 'Mind The Gap'.