Nine to Noon
Film review with Dan Slevin07/24/14
Dan Slevin reviews New Zealand film The Dark Horse and other NZ International Film Festival offerings.
Parenting:The dangers of doing your children's homework
Rochelle Gribble is director and editor of parenting information and advice website 'Kiwi Families'.
New technology commentator Nat Torkington
Science fiction as prototyping the future, and prototyping ethics. Science fiction is harder to write now, because the future is overtaking fiction. A game where thousands of people all play the same game of Pokemon at once. Simple and fun brain...
Book review - The Spring of Kasper
Quentin Johnson reviews 'The Spring of Kasper Meier' by Ben Fergusson published by Little, Brown.
Real life Galapagos murder mystery
The real life murder mystery surrounding a group of Germans who tried to make an uninhabited Galapagos island their own utopia in the 1930s.
International correspondent Kate Adie
The fallout in the UK from the downing of flight MH17. The black boxes are to be analysed in England. Report into islamic influences in Birmingham schools. The summer heatwave.
Writer and adventurer on being stuck in sea-ice
Writer and adventurer John Tucker talks about his dramatic voyage aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy when it got stuck in Antarctic sea-ice.
Commonwealth Games flag-bearer, Valerie Adams
Valerie Adams has just led the New Zealand Commonwealth Games contingent into Celtic Stadium, bearing the NZ flag.
Measles outbreak in Waikato linked to Wakefield paper
Public health officials say the recent measles outbreak in Waikato can be linked in part to a since discredited 1998 research paper by British doctor Andrew Wakefield linking the MMR vaccine to autism. Helen Petousis-Harris is the director of Research...
Science commentator, Siouxsie Wiles
Siouxsie Wiles explains why neuroscientists have generated mutant worms that don't get drunk, and the brain of the world's first known predators is discovered.
Legal Commentator Chris Moore on the Right to Silence
Law Society president, Chris Moore discusses the presumption of innocence and the right to silence.
Marty Duda's artist of the week: Irma Thomas
Irma is officially "The Soul Queen Of New Orleans". Although she's never had a big hit, she's been making fantastic records since 1960. Among her most well-known recording are It's Raining from 1963 and Time Is On My Side from 1964. The Rolling Stones...
Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton published by Picador, RRP$37.99.
Wellington woman who started a children's home in South India
Eighty-year-old writer, Jean Watson is an anonymous elderly woman living in a modest Wellington flat. But in southern India she is revered as the famous 'Jean Aunty'. Thirty years ago she sold her Wellington house and used the proceeds to buy the land...
Australia correspondent Bernard Keane
On the Australian victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Alexander Litvinenko's co-author on UK inquiry
The UK government has announced that a public inquiry will be held into the death of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in 2006. Mr Litvinenko, a former KGB officer who became a British citizen, died in a London hospital after he was poisoned...
The new child-health data sharing system that is being called a game...
The National Child Health Information Programme, or NCHIP, is being piloted in the midlands region, including Gisborne, Rotorua, Taupo Waikato and Taranaki. It links up all the data bases of health providers in the region, and keeps track of children...
Media commentator Gavin Ellis
The media coverage of David Cunliffe's skiing holiday and Paul Henry's "did you have sex with Richard Branson" interview with scientist, Michelle Dickinson.
Sarah Henshaw's book shop with a difference
A book shop with a difference - on a floating barge in the UK The title of the book is: The Bookshop that Floated Away, published by Constable and Robinson.
Business with Rod Oram
Chorus; Fonterra / Danone; the Green Party R&D policy; and the sale of Griffin's.
- Wellington, New Zealand