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From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.


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    The week that was

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 11:52

    Comedians Te Radar and Michele A'Court with a few laughs.

    Sports commentator Sam Ackerman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 16:49

    Sam looks at the first All Blacks test of the year, the first Warriors home game in almost three years, crystal ball gazing with the Silver Ferns squad, navel gazing after the Black Caps series whitewash and Ryan Fox's success at the Irish Open

    Book review: Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 6:26

    Martene McCaffrey of Unity Books Auckland reviews Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh, published by Jonathan Cape

    The lavish life on a billionaire's superyacht

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 26:54

    As the captain of some of the world's largest and most lavish superyachts, Brendan O'Shannassy has had a window into a world that few of us can even imagine.

    Pacific correspondent Susana Lei'ataua

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 9:18

    As Niue's border opens, positive Covid cases are found there. Susana has the latest on the UN Ocean Conference and looks ahead to the PNG elections. Susana Lei'ataua is RNZ Pacific's news editor

    David Kilcullen: analysis of the West's failure in Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 12:41

    Almost a year after US troops began withdrawing from Afgahanistan, Kathryn speaks with counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen.

    Massive health shakeup : will we see equity of access ?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 29:17

    The biggest change to our health system in two decades kick-in today with the establishment of Health New Zealand and the Maori Health Authority. 

    Film & TV: The Offer, Irma Vep, Good Grief - season two

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 10:37

    Film and TV correspondent Tamar Munch joins Kathryn to talk about The Offer about the making of the Godfather (TVNZ+), Irma Vep (Neon) - a new series starring Alicia Vikander about an actress who goes to remake a famous French silent film and season two of Good Grief.

    When you love your child, but sometimes you don't like parenthood

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 21:14

    Psychologist Sarb Johal say ambivalence about parenting can strike at any time - even in the lead up to parenting. He says it's totally normal but because few parents ever voice these feelings, it's easy to feel guilty.

    Tech: What IT teams worry about, BlackBasta, Bronze Starlight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 15:35

    Cyber-security expert Tony Grasso looks at a new survey of what keeps companies' IT security teams up at night...with ransomware and phishing attacks top of the list.

    Book Review - Notes on Womanhood by Sarah Jane Barnett

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 6:04

    Hannah August reviews Notes on Womanhood by Sarah Jane Barnett, published by Otago University Press

    Dr Chris Winter on how to raise a rested child

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 30:40

     One in ten children suffer from a sleep disorder but most of us – including GPs and paediatricians – know very little about the signs and symptoms, says Dr Chris Winter. In his new book The Rested Child, the American neurologist talks about why the "tired, wired, or irritable child" may actually have a sleep disorder.

    UK: PM brands Putin 'evil', second Scottish independence vote, Partygate probe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 8:29

    UK correspondent Harriet Line joins Kathryn to look at the NATO meeting in Madrid, plans to hold a second vote on Scottish independence and Downing Street able to give anonymous evidence suggesting Boris Johnson lied to Parliament.

    Canine tool to detect Kauri dieback

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 18:32

     Four years ago the Auckland Council imposed strict measures to prevent the spread of Kauri dieback disease, including closing off parts of the Waitakere Ranges to the public.

    Business leaders call for meaningful climate action

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 21:43

    The Climate Leaders' Coalition - whose 96 signatories are responsible for almost 60 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions - will today officially launch a Statement of Ambition, which aims for meaningful climate action.

    Science: Covid vaccines saved millions, insecticidal cat nip, keeping a beat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 11:25

    Science commentator Dr Siouxsie Wiles joins Kathryn to talk about research that's modelled how many lives were saved during the first year the vaccines were available, a catnip plant from Japan and China that not only gives cats endorphins - it also protects them from mosquitoes and the study that's found 69 different genetic variants linked with the ability to keep in time to a beat.

    Illustrating the life and times of Leonardo da Vinci

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 17:49

    Taupo-based illustrator Donovan Bixley has published an illustrated biography of one of the greatest thinkers of all time; Leonardo da Vinci.

    Music with Charlotte Ryan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 18:49

    Music 101 host Charlotte Ryan joins Kathryn to play new music from Marlon Williams, Beth Orton and a classic from Elvis.

    Light rail, an extra tunnel for Wellington proposed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 8:25

    The Government's preferred option to remake the Capital's transport infrastructure, released this morning, includes light rail from the city centre to the south coast. It wants tracks connecting Wellington's central train station to Island Bay; an extra tunnel through Mount Victoria for buses, bicycles and walkers; and roads rearranged around the Basin Reserve. The plan is part of the partnership between the Government, Wellington city and regional councils, and Waka Kotahi. Kathryn speaks with Wellington Regional Councillor, Thomas Nash.

    Book review: A Waiter in Paris by Edward Chisholm

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 4:09

    Cynthia Morahan reviews A Waiter in Paris by Edward Chisholm, published by Hachette NZ

    Hope and Despair: Fazila Amiri on the return of the Taliban

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 23:03

    Kathyrn talks to Canadian film maker and writer Fazila Amiri about her documentary And Still I Sing. it tells the story of two friends competing to be the first woman to win Afganistan's version of America Idol while the resurgence of the Taliban and its eventual retaking of the country happens in the background. It also focuses on Afghan pop-star judge Aryana Sayeed who is outspoken in her support of women's rights in the country.

    Australia: Albanese at NATO, delay to submarine plans

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 8:05

    Australia correspondent Bernard Keane joins Kathryn to talk about what Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is doing at NATO in Madrid, and why the government is now talking about sorting its submarine plans by March next year.

    The harms of 'sharenting' and how to protect children online

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 15:13

    A privacy expert says Kiwi kids need better protection when it comes to what's being shared about them by their parents online. Nikki Chamberlain is a senior lecturer at Auckland University's law school and has looked at the lack of safeguards in place for the third edition of a book she's co-edited, Privacy Law in New Zealand. She says children are being subjected to "sharenting" - the oversharing of information about them by their parents, leaving them vulnerable. She talks to Kathryn about how children's images can be misused and where the law is letting them down.

    Oranga Tamariki funding for charities in doubt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 14:13

    Oranga Tamariki has given notice to all its service providers that their funding contracts are not guaranteed beyond the next three to six months. Hundreds of charities and NGOs which have Oranga Tamariki funding abruptly received a letter from the agency earlier this week. It stated that Oranga Tamariki is consolidating its structure, functions and service needs, and as a result, adjustments and reductions will need to be made to the range of services that are funded. Oranga Tamariki says it expects to give more certainty to the charities by the week beginning 18 July. Nikki Hurst, the executive officer of the New Zealand Christian Social Services tells Kathryn she's deeply concerned about the implications for tamariki, rangatahi and whānau, at at time when service use is increasing at a rate not seen in a generation. 

    Explosive revelations about Donald Trump's state of mind on January 6th

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 11:26

    Damning testimony has emerged about the former US President, Donald Trump's behaviour on the day of the January 6th Capitol riots.  

    Financial Planner Liz Koh on the psychology of investing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 9:30

    Liz talks to Kathryn about why some people are risk takers and some aren't. Also why some people panic when their investments fall in value and some don't.

    Shipwrecked: the enduring mystery of the General Grant

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 18:07

    It's a story involving shipwreck, treasure, castaways, heroism and survival. The shipwreck of the General Grant is one of the most enduring mysteries of New Zealand's nautical history. Cristina Sanders is an award-winning author and historian and has reimagined the events of 1866 in her new novel Mrs Jewell and the Wreck of the General Grant. The ship was London-bound and laden with gold from the mines when it was wrecked on the Auckland Islands. Expertly researched, Cristina Sanders dramatises what happened to the 15 survivors who lived as castaways for 18 months on a bleak and stormy sub-Antarctic island. Kathryn speaks to Cristina Sanders about the enduring mystery of what happened to the gold and the possible whereabouts of the ship.

    Business commentator Rebecca Stevenson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 18:51

    Rebecca discusses China's clamp down on influencers. Also the reaction from businesses, including New Zealand linked footwear firm Allbirds to the Roe versus Wade abortion decision in the US.

    Book review: The Men by Sandra Newman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 4:18

    Melanie O'Loughlin of Lamplight Books reviews The Men by Sandra Newman, published by Allen and Unwin.

    New Zealander wins "one of the toughest" ultra-marathon races

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 5:15

    New Zealand ultra-marathon runner Ruth Croft has won the Western States Endurance 100 race in California - described as one of the world's toughest races - in searing 40 degree heat. It was redempetion for the Wanaka based professional runner who came second in the same race last year. Her time of 17 hours 21 minutes and 30 seconds was the third fastest in the race's history.

    iPod and iPhone inventor Tony Fadell on start-ups and screw-ups

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 28:29

    Tony Fadell is an American engineer and designer who was instrumental in the creation of the the iPod and iPhone during his time at Apple. In fact, he's often referred to as "the father of the iPod", and was co-creator of the iPhone - developing three generations of it. He went on to co-found Nest Labs, with its revolutionary smart-thermostat, which was eventually sold to Google for US$3.2 billion in 2014. But while his career in Silicon Valley has had some spectacular highs, it's also had some some lows. He's taken the lessons he learned the hard way, stories of failed ventures and screw-ups, and advice about sticking to your vision and backing yourself and your product, and compiled them into a new book called Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making. He tells Kathryn how he started out tinkering with computers, and ended up making things that changed the world.

    USA correspondent Ron Elving - Roe v Wade protests

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 9:24

    Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News.

    Training the next generation of young Maori film-makers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 11:44

    The largest indigenous film festival in the Southern Hemisphere kicks off tomorrow, and among those debuting their work will be eight young Maori and Pasifika film-makers.

    Efforts underway to establish Long Covid clinic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 14:10

    There are growing calls for a long covid research clinic in New Zealand, with experts saying upskilling the health workforce is vital. Otago University has begun preliminary work towards the possible establishment of a multi-disciplinary clinic, to help people who've had Covid who are still battling with ongoing symptoms such as breathing issues. Cardio-respiratory physiotherapist, Dr Sarah Rhodes, who is a Lecturer at the University of Otago's School of Physiotherapy and Secretary of the Physiotherapy New Zealand Cardio-Respiratory Special Interest Group says conservative estimates suggest one 10 people who experience an acute Covid infection will go on to develop persistent symptoms such as extreme tiredness and breathlessness. She hopes a long covid clinic will be up and running in six months. Physiotherapist Dr Tania Clifton-Smith specialises in breathing pattern disorders, and she stresses the vital role physio plays in the treatment and recovery of people Long Covid.

    NZ underprepared for major fentanyl outbreak - Drug Foundation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 14:53

    The Drug Foundation is warning New Zealand is grossly underprepared to respond to a widespread fentanyl outbreak with a limited supply of the life-saving drug Naloxone. 

    Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 10:09

    It's the the annual Garden Bird Survey this week, where the public is invited to count birds in their backyard or local park or reserve for an hour any time between now and Sunday and report the results to Manaaki Whenua Landcare.

    Brothers quit corporate life to start vegan food truck

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 17:45

    Brothers Tim and Luke Burrows quit the corporate world to start a vegan food truck, and a business called Wise Boys.

    Political commentators Te Pou & Thomas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 20:20

    New Zealand politicians have reacted to the the momentous decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs Wade. The Prime Minister heads to Europe to get try to get a free trade deal over the line.

    Book review: Young Bloomsbury by Nino Strachey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 3:15

    David Hill reviews Young Bloomsbury by Nino Strachey, published by Hachette.

    Kalani Lattanzi: taking on Jaws

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 23:47

    Kathryn speaks with Brazilian bodysurfer Kalani Lattanzi, the twenty-seven year old who has conquered the world's most enormous and notorious waves, including Hawai'i's "Jaws", a five-storey high wave, awesome in the true sense of the word.

    Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 11:46

    In what Ukraine describes as provocation as G7 leaders meet in Germany to discuss the impact of Putin's invasion, Russia has bombed Kyiv for the first time in weeks.

    University scholarships for low decile school-leavers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 9:38

    The University of Canterbury is offering a free degree initiative for 300 school leavers who otherwise may not have the opportunity to pursue tertiary education.

    Gender pay gap reporting can boost profits: report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 26:03

    New Zealand is falling behind other western countries in closing the gap between men and women's wages, according to new research.

    Film & TV: Cha Cha Real Smooth, This is Going to Hurt, Chloe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 9:07

    Film and TV correspondent James Croot joins Lynn to look at Cha Cha Real Smooth (Apple TV+) - a Sundance Award-winning film about a young man who works as a Bar Mitzvah party host, who strikes up a friendship with a mother and her autistic daughter. He'll also look at BBC drama series This is Going to Hurt (TVNZ), Amazon's Chloe and the second season of Only Murders in the Building

    How covid has changed teaching: new research

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 13:26

    Senior Researcher at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research Mohamed Alansari with some new research out today, highlighting how most secondary school teachers have changed something about the way they teach because of Covid-19.

    Tech: What now for Kim Dotcom? Microsoft gets tough on AI, tech in tough times

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 24:24

    Technology correspondent Peter Griffin joins Lynn to look at where the decision by two former Megaupload partners to plead guilty to a raft of charges leaves the third - Kim Dotcom. He'll also talk about the legacy of this long-running saga in the piracy war, and the changes the entertainment industry has made to fight against copyright infringement. Microsoft has backed away from using problematic facial recognition technology used to detect people's emotions, and what advice are tech companies getting about the economic rough times ahead?

    Book review: Explore the Cemeteries of Westland and Buller by John Stewart

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 5:07

    Robyn Cuff from Take Note bookstore in Hokitika reviews Explore the Cemeteries of Westland and Buller by John Stewart, plus others from their specialist rare West Coast books collection

    Angels of Sinjar: Hanna Polak on documenting the horror of Isis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 28:15

    Hanna Polak's extraordinary film Angels of Sinjar details one woman's fight to find her five sisters, who were abducted and sold into sexual slavery by Isis.   Of all the barbaric acts committed by Isis, the genocide of the Yezidi people stunned the world. In August 2014 Isis carried out an attack in the Sinjar area of northern Iraq, home to the Yezidis. Men and boys who refused to convert to Islam were killed and dumped in mass graves. Thousands of women and girls were forced to become sexual slaves and many remain captive. Polish director, cinematographer and producer Hanna Polak's new documentary follows one woman's fight to be reunited with her five sisters, who were abducted, raped and sold into slavery. It's not Hanna's first foray into telling the stories of those fighting on the fringes - her documentary The Children of Leningradsky about Moscow's streetkids - was nominated for an Oscar and two Emmys. Angels of Sinjar is screening now as part of the DocEdge festival.

    UK: Rail strike, food bills up £380, by-elections and bird tag mystery

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 9:14

    UK correspondent Matthew Parris joins Lynn to talk about the massive disruption to millions of passengers across Britain due to rail strikes. Will negotiations avert more planned action later this week? Shoppers face a £380 increase in their annual grocery bills, according new research - a lot higher than what was forecast. Two by-elections taking place today could provide another blow to Boris Johnson's authority, the summer solstice and the mystery over a bird tag that was taken to some puzzling locations.

    Runaway Technology: Can law keep up?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 13:49

    What are consumer interests and rights in the age of big tech? And can our laws keeping up with swift change? Joshua Fairfield is a professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in the US, and the author of "Runaway Technology: Can Law keep up?" He says we can and must craft laws to protect consumer interests in the age of big tech. He talks to Lynn Freeman about online consumer contracts, laws for online communities, and data and privacy protection. Professor Fairfieid is currently in Wellington as a guest of Victoria University.

    New pig welfare code facing stiff opposition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 27:31

    New Zealand's pig farming sector says a new draft welfare code for pigs could spell the end of the country's pork industry. The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee has drafted a new code, following a High Court ruling in November 2020 that deemed farrowing crates unlawful. It's proposing a range of changes to the way pigs are cared for, including increased space allowances, restrictions on farrowing crates and an increased weaning age. But New Zealand's pig farming body NZ Pork says the new code could lead to the deaths of 60,000 piglets every year and would require almost every indoor and outdoor pig farm in the country to be partly or totally re-built. Lynn speaks with Dr Gwyneth Verkerk, the chair of the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee and Brent Kleiss, chief executive of NZ Pork.

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