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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

Remembering the artist, Peter Peryer

11/20/2018
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Arts correspondent, Courntney Johnston pays tribute Peter Peryer, one of New Zealand's best known photographers, who died last weekend. Courtney says while Peter was a photographer, he was also an artist who took his craft to amazing heights.

Duration:00:09:15

Music With Graeme Downes

11/20/2018
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Graeme Downes asks why Beethoven's Symphony No 9 is still such a big deal? Ahead of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's performance on Friday and Saturday, Graeme takes Kathryn through the symphony and explains its enduring appeal.

Duration:00:20:51

Trial of Strength on the "Islands of Despair"

11/20/2018
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Wellington-based author Shona Riddell's great great great grandparents sailed from England in 1849 with three children under the age of five to be part of a new but ultimately doomed whaling and farming settlement on the Subantarctic Islands, 465 kms south of Bluff. Shona's great-great grandmother Harriet was one of very few people to have ever been born there. Shona has made her own pilgrimage there, resulting in new book Trial of Strength - Adventures and Misadventures on the Wild and...

Duration:00:15:03

Book review - Boys Will Be Boys by Clementine Ford

11/20/2018
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Carole Beu from the Women's Bookshop reviews Boys Will Be Boys by Clementine Ford, which is published by Allen & Unwin.

Duration:00:05:49

Dracul: new blood to the vampire genre

11/20/2018
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Dacre Stoker is a descendant (great-grand nephew) of Bram Stoker, who introduced the world to Count Dracula in the late19th Century. Dacre has teamed up with bestselling dark thriller writer JD Barker, and the result is Dracul. Based on the revelations of a hidden journal, it's a prequel to Dracula - setting the scene for Bram Stoker's writing of what is considered to be one of the great Gothic novels. One reviewer has suggested reading Dracul with the lights on! Kathryn Ryan speaks with JD...

Duration:00:31:10

Australia correspondent: Donna Field

11/20/2018
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Donna Field reports on the baby found dead on a Gold Coast beach and the state funeral of the Melbourne man who died in the terror attack on Bourke Street.

Duration:00:07:00

Local processing of soft plastic starts

11/20/2018
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Some materials in a stockpile are being turned into fence posts and ducting for cables for sale to local consumers.

Duration:00:09:05

Are the National Science Challenges transparent enough?

11/20/2018
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Questions are being asked about why the government won't release a full review of the funding decisions for its National Science Challenges. $420 million in additional funding for the decade long series of major science projects has been approved, bringing investment so far to $680 million, but its midway review will not be released. While scientists support the continued funding of these important R & D projects many would like to see more transparency. Associate Professor Nicola Gaston, is...

Duration:00:16:30

Whistleblowers face retaliation: study

11/20/2018
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New research has found that 42 per cent of those who've reported corruption or wrongdoing they've discovered at work have faced repercussions for speaking up. The research conducted by Victoria University and Australia's Griffith University draws on data from a survey of almost 18,000 people in both countries- across 46 organisations, who were asked about the processes for reporting wrongdoing, actual reporting practice, and their observations of the process. Co-author, Michael Macaulay from...

Duration:00:18:15

Radio Live Magic merge & Facebook fact checking

11/19/2018
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Media commentator Gavin Ellis says the merging of Radio Live with Magic is cost-cutting and frequency grabbing that shows a lack of innovative thinking at MediaWorks. And Facebook is planning a fact checking service in Australia before the federal election next year. Will it be too little, too late? Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz

Duration:00:12:09

The Fight for NZ's Forests

11/19/2018
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The story behind the fight to save New Zealand's native forests and the people who championed the early conservation cause. Conservation foot soldier, Paul Bensemann, has written a history of the successful campaigns to save native forests in New Zealand from the 1960s. His book, Fight For The Forests describes how a group of young activists became aware of government plans to mill vast areas of West Coast beech forest and began a campaign to stop it.

Duration:00:08:17

Spark's 5G target, APEC & ASEAN

11/19/2018
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Business commentator Rod Oram discusses Spark setting a target date for starting its 5G mobile network. Also, the APEC and ASEAN summits are stark examples of the fast growing tensions between US and China, what is the impact on New Zealand? And three notable NZ companies attract investment.

Duration:00:15:23

Book review - Washington Black

11/19/2018
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Phil Vine has been reading Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan. The novel was shortlisted for the 2018 Booker Prize.

Duration:00:05:19

Professor Craig Rodger: The hazards of space weather

11/19/2018
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Professor Craig Rodger is an expert on space weather and the impact that it can have on our lives here on earth. He is Head of Physics at the University of Otago and his research looks into what could happen if a solar storm disrupts human technology. His lectures are described as "unforgettable" by his colleagues with his high energy, dynamic lectures - putting complicated physics concepts into exciting language like zombie satellites and killer electrons. Professor Rodger joins Kathryn to...

Duration:00:31:20

Nancy Pelosi's fate and California fire management raked

11/19/2018
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USA correspondent Susan Milligan with a wrap of US news including digging down into the mid term election results, a look at the future of the House Democrat Leader, Nancy Pelosi, and President Trump's inflammatory remarks on the California wildfires.

Duration:00:09:13

Understanding youth suicide and self-harm

11/19/2018
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New Zealand has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the developed world and half of young New Zealanders engage in non-suicidal self-injury, such as cutting. But any possible link between the two is poorly understood. A Marsden Funded research project aims to investigate this area and find out whether self harming thoughts and behaviour can predict suicidal thoughts and behaviour, and vice versa. Kathryn is joined by the research lead, Professor Marc Wilson from Victoria University.

Duration:00:11:06

Best places to live in NZ. Livelihood vs liveability

11/19/2018
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New research reveals what makes our towns and cities good places to live and do business - but we can't always have both. Kathryn Ryan talks to Motu Economic and Public Policy Research 's Arthur Grimes.

Duration:00:10:22

Bogus NZ psychiatrist dupes NHS

11/19/2018
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A bogus psychiatrist who claimed to have qualified in New Zealand has been working as a consultant in the British medical system for 23 years. Zholia Alemi falsely claimed to have a medical degree from the University of Auckland, when in fact she only had a Bachelor's degree and failed her first year at med school. Phil Coleman is the chief reporter at the News and Star newspaper in Carlisle, Cumbria. He broke the story after covering a local court case, where Alemi was jailed for trying to...

Duration:00:19:46

Cave hunting in South Westland and Ginger Ninjas

11/18/2018
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Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne, including the South Westland cave he went in search of, and a group of community weedbusters in South Titirangi tackle wild ginger, a hard-to-control weed in the north.

Duration:00:11:17

Topp country tucker with roving foodies Jools & Lynda

11/18/2018
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Dames Lynda and Jools Topp talk to Kathryn Ryan about their huge appreciation for tasty tucker and the passionate food producers up and down the country who work so hard to bring it to the plate. Based on the first two seasons of the TV series, 'Topp country' - the twins have published a cook book crammed full of humour, recipes and cracking kiwi yarns. It's called: 'Topp Country: A culinary journey'.

Duration:00:17:10