One amusing tale re Bob relates to his doctorate which he obtained half a century back, in the process being constantly arrested.
He obtained it for his research on hedgehogs, which he did by lurking in household hedgerows bordering the Hutt golf-club in late evenings. This resulted in the residents constantly ringing the police. He overcame this by advising them in advance of his visits.
He was also the first scientist to discover the connection between possums carrying TB and passing it on to other species.
A life-long Labour voter he says he’ll be voting ACT next year. I doubt this is a conversion to the market economy but instead a respect for honesty and not myth-making.