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Every weekday, Kathryn Ryan canvases breaking news, backgrounds social and economic issues, and discusses lifestyle trends, with the help of newsmakers, correspondents, and experts in every imaginable field from writers and reviewers to ordinary New Zealanders.

Every weekday, Kathryn Ryan canvases breaking news, backgrounds social and economic issues, and discusses lifestyle trends, with the help of newsmakers, correspondents, and experts in every imaginable field from writers and reviewers to ordinary New Zealanders.
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Wellington, New Zealand

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Every weekday, Kathryn Ryan canvases breaking news, backgrounds social and economic issues, and discusses lifestyle trends, with the help of newsmakers, correspondents, and experts in every imaginable field from writers and reviewers to ordinary New Zealanders.

Twitter:

@ninetonoon

Language:

English


Episodes

Uber, E-bikes and E-Scooters

10/14/2018
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Bill McKay looks at the increasing competition for our asphalt. E-bikes, electric scooters and other urban transport options, including Uber, hiring cars by the hour and bike rentals are all vying for space on the street and the footpath.

Duration:00:09:41

Artisan sea salt from the Hauraki Gulf

10/14/2018
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Buckets of water from Auckland's Hauraki Gulf are being processed and refined into artisan sea salt. Landscape gardener, Greg Beattie was looking for an extra challenge, and his one man band venture Hauraki Salt Company is now producing flake sea salt. He talks to Kathryn about what is involved in turning sea water into gourmet salt flakes.

Duration:00:11:37

Political commentary with Mills & Sherson

10/14/2018
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Stephen Mills and Trish Sherson on allegations Simon Bridges amended his personal electoral donation return to remove two donations totalling $24,000, and how the report into who leaked Mr Bridges' expenses is expected to be released this week. Also, the implications of the Government's large surplus, the pluses and the minuses; and the Prime Minister's targeting of petrol companies over hiked fuel prices. Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser...

Duration:00:26:37

NZ Books review - Whisper of a Crow's Wing by Majella Cullinane

10/14/2018
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Harry Ricketts from quarterly review periodical New Zealand Books, reviews Whisper of a Crow's Wing by Majella Cullinane, which is published by Otago University Press.

Duration:00:05:16

Pic Picot: The Peanut Butter Man

10/14/2018
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Nelson's peanut butter man, Pic Picot, has taken the world of spreads by storm. In 11 years, he has gone from making 200 jars in his garage with a concrete mixer to building a multi million dollar factory in Nelson, employing dozens of locals and squashing thousands of tonnes of peanuts into jars. Pic joins Kathryn to talk about a very simple idea that has taken on a life of its own and the freedom that comes with trusting people.

Duration:00:26:08

Has a Brexit divorce deal been clinched?

10/14/2018
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Europe correspondent, Seamus Kearney takes us through the conflicting reports out of Brussels about whether a breakthrough had been made in crunch Brexit talks between UK and EU negotiators. Also in Germany, a blow to Angela Merkel as a sister party in Bavaria suffers massive losses at the polls.

Duration:00:08:08

Has Taupo's super volcano been lying about its age?

10/14/2018
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The dating of many of the world's prehistoric eruptions, including Taupo's super volcano - may be wrong according to new University of Canterbury research. The study presents evidence that the devastating Hatepe eruption, which buried the entire North Island in debris, likely happened between 40 years and 200 years later than was previously thought. If that's the case it will could have implications for future forecasting methods and even our current understanding of the association between...

Duration:00:10:02

What it will take to meet climate change obligations?

10/14/2018
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Since introducing the Climate Change Act ten years ago the UK has made deep cuts in its carbon emissions, what can New Zealand learn from the British experience.

Duration:00:22:34

Recreational boaties still need to heed safety warning

10/14/2018
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New research shows recreational boaties are improving their attitudes to safety, but many are still not wearing lifejackets and people are still drinking alcohol on the water. 19 boaties died last year, with the vast majority of deaths happening after Labour Weekend. Of those 19 deaths, 18 were men and 14 of them were aged over 40 years old. Maritime NZ says the research on attitudes to water safety is encouraging but more work is still needed to lower the number of deaths. Maritime NZ's...

Duration:00:10:46

$2-00 Banksy, moonmoons & support squirrels

10/11/2018
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The Week that was with comedians Radar and Melanie Bracewell - have a laugh at the Banksy artwork now worth virtually nothing, what is a moonmoon?, and the woman kicked on a US plane after insisting her squirrel was her emotional support animal.

Duration:00:09:48

Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

10/11/2018
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Silver Ferns go down nine in a row to Australia, government money to attract more young women to sport, and new turmoil has hit NZ Football at the highest level this week following on from the bullying allegations findings revealed last week.

Duration:00:13:51

Anika Moa, Elvis Costello & Connan Mockasin

10/11/2018
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Jeremy Taylor from Slow Boat Records with new releases from celebrated expat Connan Mockasin, a revitalised Anika Moa and Elvis Costello's first new music in 5 years.

Duration:00:26:08

Unity Books review - Ko Taranaki Te Maunga by Rachel Buchanan

10/11/2018
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Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books reviews Ko Taranaki Te Maunga by Rachel Buchanan, which is published by Bridget Williams Books Texts. "In 1881, 1500 colonial troops violently invaded the village of Parihaka on the Taranaki coast, jailing chiefs Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi. In this BWB Text, Rachel Buchanan tells her own, deeply personal story of Parihaka beginning with the death of her father, a man with affiliations to many of Taranaki's eight iwi. She describes her connection to...

Duration:00:06:38

William Boyd: Love is Blind

10/11/2018
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Literary heavyweight, William Boyd has been creating vivid characters and setting them off on amazing adventures for almost four decades. His is the author of more than a dozen novels, several screenplays, theatrical plays and journalism. He also wrote a continuation of Ian Fleming's James Bond with the book Solo in 2012. His latest book, Love is Blind: The Rapture of Brodie Moncur is no less ambitious. Set in the late 19th century it follows the life and loves of Brodie, a piano tuner from...

Duration:00:31:49

China disappearances & North Korea nuclear tensions

10/11/2018
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Asia correspondent Ed White reports on two high profile disappearances in China, one a top security official and the other, famous actress Fan Bingbing. Also there are more signs of thawing relations between North and South Korea, including possible progress on international inspections of nuclear weapons.

Duration:00:09:54

Older Aucklanders' & their feisty feet

10/11/2018
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The Feisty Feet Senior Dancers programme is a network of dancers aged 60 and up which has now welcomed over 1,120 class participants over three years and is fast gaining momentum in the Auckland region. They'll be showcasing their moves at the Auckland Museum on Saturday 13 October from 1pm. Kathryn Ryan talks to Carlene Newall de Jesus who is an Auckland-based choreographer, arts educator and researcher, and retired school teacher, Felicity Learnan.

Duration:00:07:10

The financial markets today: what to expect?

10/11/2018
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What lies in store for the New Zealand financial markets following our biggest one-day fall in a decade yesterday. Over in the U.S. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 800 points yesterday, its worst drop in eight months, led by sharp declines in technology stocks The Dow Jones has fallen a further 2% overnight, the NASDAQ another 1%. Yesterday's losses in the US market had an immediate impact in New Zealand, with 3.64 per cent being knocked off the S&P/NZX50 index. Chief...

Duration:00:09:02

Can blockchain get our cities moving?

10/11/2018
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Kathryn talks with urban and climate strategist Professor Boyd Cohen, about the potential for blockchain technology to make cities more efficient - particularly public transport. He's the Dean of Research at EADA Business School, Barcelona and the co-founder of IoMob, a blockchain protocol, or a set of rules, for transmitting data between devices such as those used by transport providers. He says the open source technology is being used in Barcelona by a fast growing number of car, bike and...

Duration:00:23:59

Get it to Te Papa and The 2000s

10/10/2018
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Tamar Munch reviews a new local show, Get it to Te Papa - The Spinoff's televised quest to get under-appreciated Kiwi treasures into the national museum. She''ll also preview The 2000s, a new series coming to Prime which explores the first decade of the 21st century.

Duration:00:09:04

The Green Bay and Gore libraries providing free or low-cost holiday activities

10/10/2018
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Former West Auckland toy-lending librarian Anne Riley and Gore library manager Lorraine Weston-Webb talk about their services and how families make use of them.

Duration:00:17:27