Nine to Noon
Science commentator, Siouxsie Wiles08/04/15
Siouxsie Wiles discusses what our top scientists are saying about the future of science in New Zealand - will it be private companies driving our innovation?
Law commentator Antonia Fisher QC
Family lawyer Antonia Fisher QC on relationship property and Trusts.
Marty Duda's artist of the week: Marc Ribot
For many music lovers, Marc Ribot is known for his guitar playing on Tom Waits albums such as Rain Dogs, Mule Variations and Real Gone. But along with his session work for the likes of Waits, Elvis Costello and Marianne Faithfull, Marc Ribot has been...
NZ Literature Review: Lost and Gone Away by Lynn Jenner
Reviewed by Louise O'Brien, co-editor of the quarterly review, New Zealand Books; published by AUP.
Kay Danes - helping prisoners held abroad
Kay Danes, her husband Kerry, and their young family were living in Laos in 2000, where Kay and Kerry were working for a security company. The family were heading home to Australia for Christmas, when Kay and Kerry were arrested on trumped-up charges...
Australia correspondent Peter Munro
The Speaker's resignation over expenses, review of industrial relations laws and AFL player Adam Goodes is set to return to the field following an uproar over racial abuse.
Three die in Canterbury fire
Three people have been confirmed dead after a fire in Waimate this morning. Mayor of Waimate District Council Craig Rawley.
Smart traffic lights
Christchurch is set to trial the new smart traffic lights which tell drivers when the lights are going to change. The company behind it is Oregon based Connected Signals - which has created an app that interfaces with a city's traffic management...
Proposed tough new domestic violence laws
The laws on domestic violence are in for an overhaul with the Justice Minister saying something has to be done about New Zealand's horrific rate of abuse. In a discussion document released this morning the Justice Minister Amy Adams has outlined a...
Media commentator, Gavin Ellis
Gavin Ellis discusses iconic press photographs, and Susan Wood's return to our screens after a life-threatening head injury. Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treasure trove of Katherine Mansfield poems
Gerri Kimber, the scholar who discovered nearly 30 unknown poems by Katherine Mansfield in a US library, which reveal much about the most painful periods of her life.
Business commentator Rod Oram
Rod Oram discusses the future of the coal industry, the Tiwai Aluminium Smelter.
Book Review: The English Spy by Daniel Silva
'The English Spy' by Daniel Silva, published by HarperCollins. Reviewed by Harry Broad.
Dame Silvia Cartwright looks back
Dame Silvia Cartwright returned to New Zealand earlier this year after five years presiding over the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia, along with four other international jurists. She's currently on the United Nations Human Rights Council...
US correspondent Steve Almond
Barack Obama's climate change announcement; Jon Stewart rides off into the sunset; the Republicans squabble over who gets to debate against Donald Trump.
Has colony collapse disorder hit NZ bees?
Beekeepers in parts of the north island have reported big bee losses, affecting honey crops by nearly two thirds. Dr Mark Goodwin is the head of Plant and Food Research's bee unit.
Union succeeds in prosecution over forestry death
The Council of Trade Unions has succesfully prosecuted a forestry compnay over a worker's death on the job. The workplace safety regulator, WorkSafe declined to persue any legal action - why? Helen Kelly is the President of the CTU.
Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Outdoors man and adventurer Kennedy Warne discusses apex predators - lions and great white sharks, which have been in the news. Also recent research on the therapeutic and human health benefits of trees.
Food with My Kitchen Rules contributor Karen Martini
Karen Martini is an Australian chef, restaurateur, and television presenter, perhaps best known for her work as a guest judge on My Kitchen Rules. She is also the author of four cookbooks: Everyday, Feasting, Cooking at Home and Where the Heart Is....
Politics with Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton discuss the stalled TPP talks, The NZ First party conference, and the possibility of Winston Peters angling to become Prime Minister under a loose coalition.
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