Nine to Noon
Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Brendan Telfer discusses the amazing hype around this weekend's all Kiwi Super Rugby final and the Samoa versus All Blacks test in Apia; and the line up for the Silver Ferns' world cup squad.
Music review with Grant Smithies
Chicago jazz-folk, dinner-party rave tunes from London, Auckland scuzz-punk: Grant Smithies travels far and wide this week in search of sonic thrills.
Book review: Children's Books
John McIntyre from The Children's Bookshop in Wellington reviews: 'Zombie McCrombie from an Overturned Kombi' by Michael Wood. Published by Hardie Grant.'Where The Wild Mum's Are' by Katie Blackburn, illustrated by Sholto Walker. Published by Faber...
Portraits of Trees - Photographer, Beth Moon
Photographer, Beth Moon is passionate about capturing the beauty and uniqueness of trees. Specimens of the unusual, the gnarly and the majestic has seen her spend 14 years travelling the world on a quest to capture the beauty of ancient trees. In...
Pacific correspondent Mike Field
Pacific correspondent Mike Field reports on aid for the Pacific; unsual deaths in Fiji and Samoa, Frank Bainimarama backing down over the Fiji flag; and the coronation of the Tongan King.
The orneriness of the English language
Why is spelling so hard even for some literate people? Professor Geoffrey Nunberg is an American linguist, researcher and an adjunct professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information. His latest book is called The Ascent of the A Word. He says...
Jetstar asks regions to "partner" for expansion
Jetstar executives are nearing the end of a whistle-stop tour of regions its considering expanding to, and is now asking local leaders to "partner financially" in order to be chosen. Grant Kerr is Jetstar's New Zealand head.
BP to pay largest settlement in US history
BP has agreed to pay the largest settlement by a single company in American history, over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP will pay almost 19 billion US dollars to the American government and five US states. What is the state of the Gulf, five years...
Film reviewer, Dan Slevin
Dan Slevin reviews new releases Love & Mercy (Bill Pohlad) and Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Vinterberg).
Why punishing teenagers won't work
Nathan Mikaere Wallis is part of the Brain Wave Trust, and X Factor Education, Christchurch. He has been a lecturer at the Christchurch College of Education, lecturing in human development, brain development, language and communication and risk and...
New Technology with Sarah Putt
Apple Music launches, in a tizz about Tizen and live coding as a spectator sport.
Book review: 'Tech Bitch' by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
Published by Michael Joseph. Reviewed by Leah McFall.
Sven Pannell on his search for the Rwandan man who saved...
Sven Pannell is the co-director director and subject of the documentary Act of Kindness which premieres at the NZ International Film festival next month. It follows his journey through Rwanda to find Johnson, the crippled, homeless samaritan, who fed...
UK correspondent Kate Adie
Britain's response to the Tunisia beach shooting in which 30 British people were killed.
Anti-euthanasia group urges inquiry caution
Members of parliament's health select committee are waiting on official advice on how they could proceed with an inquiry into assisted dying. The committee has agreed to hold an inquiry after receiving a petition of nearly 9 thousand signatures from...
Are flood prevention measures in Manawatu/Wanganui enough?
Grant Cooper, Horizons Regional Council land manager, Murray Guy Horizons Regional Councillor and farmer affected by 2004 floods.
Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Courtney Johnston, Director of The Dowse discusses Shannon Te Ao at City Gallery, Seraphine Pick at The Dowse, and live horses as art in New York.
Media law with Ursula Cheer
Professor Ursula Cheer of Canterbury University discusses media law issues - today she talks about damages and breach of privacy.
Marty Duda's artist of the week: Tiny Ruins
Tiny Ruins is the musical name of Auckland-based singer/songwriter Hollie Fullbrook. Born in England, Hollie moved to New Zealand with her parents as a young child and was immediately taken with music. While studying theatre in Wellington she began...
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