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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

Film and TV reviewer - Tamar Munch

4/17/2019
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Film and TV reviewer Tamar Munch has watched Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show, a documentary about a TV show that had everything - and failed to deliver. And The Act is a new anthology crime series based on the life story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and the murder of her mother.

Duration:00:10:13

How to help chaotic, dreamy, inattentive kids

4/17/2019
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Education and parenting consultant Joseph Driessen talks to Kathryn about how to parent children who struggle with underdeveloped executive skills, and who find living an organised life extremely demanding.

Duration:00:21:46

Sweeter tweets and New Zealand unicorns

4/17/2019
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Technology commentator Sarah Putt looks at a move by Twitter to self-regulate with a planned "hide replies" function, part of an attempt to make the platform less nasty and why does New Zealand need more unicorns?

Duration:00:20:02

Book review - True? Short stories

4/17/2019
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Ian Telfer reviews True? Short stories by Northland writer Michael Botur. This is his fifth self-published short story collection. Written in unvarnished street language about the rougher side of life - drugs, jail and death, the book shows rare bravery and honesty.

Duration:00:03:46

Silver Swans: Taking up ballet in your senior years

4/17/2019
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A ballet school in Auckland is out to challenge the idea that the art form is only for the young and agile.

Duration:00:29:15

What now for Assange and rebellion on London streets

4/17/2019
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UK correspondent Kate Adie looks at the legal dilemma facing the British government over Julian Assange after his arrest, how the Extinction Rebellion is adding to London traffic hell and there's no way the British tabloids will tone down their obsession with Meghan ahead of the new royal baby's arrival.

Duration:00:08:29

Now you can eat eggs for longer

4/17/2019
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Whether you're decorating them, eating them, rolling them or all three, there's no denying that hen's eggs are a huge part of the Easter season. In New Zealand eggs are now officially safe to eat up until 35 days from the date of lay. So as there's a nationwide supply shortage, chucking them out too soon is not all its cracked up to be. To test if an egg is fresh, place it into a glass of water. If it sinks, it is fresh. If it stays submerged, but doesn't touch the bottom, it's older, but...

Duration:00:07:40

Qualifications crackdown 'unfair' for au pair families

4/17/2019
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Families who use au pairs say they'll be unfairly impacted by the government's recent announcement that they will now require all home based childhood educators to hold a level 4 ECE qualification. Education Minister Chris Hipkins has acknowledged the reforms are likely to drive some operators out of business, but at the same time will improve the quality of education provided by the home-based sector. Kathryn Ryan talks to single Mum of three, Kelsey Waters who says kiwi families need...

Duration:00:16:13

Concern over plans to sell Auckland carparks

4/17/2019
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Auckland Council is considering selling off inner city carpark buildings to help pay its half share of a projected billion-dollar budget blowout for Auckland's City Rail Link. The massive blowout in the country's largest ever transport project was revealed yesterday - officials citing increased construction and contingency costs, plus a decision to accommodate longer trains. Mayor Phil Goff says one option is selling or leasing four inner-city parking buildings. The Automobile Association...

Duration:00:18:36

Arts with Courtney Johnson

4/16/2019
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Arts correspondent Courtney Johnston joins Kathryn to talk about how the first image captured of a black hole connects to an exhibition in Wellington at the moment, a heads up on the Auckland Art Fair - and who really made the Urinal?

Duration:00:11:12

Rowing solo - Isaac Giesen

4/16/2019
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26 year old Isaac Giesen is all about rowing solo, so you don't have to. Known as 'the blue rower' he became the first New Zealander to row the Atlantic solo to raise awareness about depression.

Duration:00:16:51

Music with Charlotte Ryan

4/16/2019
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Music reviewer Charlotte Ryan has a tribute to Notre Dame and a nod to Avantdale Bowling Club, which won last night's Taite Music Prize.

Duration:00:22:50

Book review - The Strawberry Thief

4/16/2019
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Gina Rogers reviews The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris - a new novel from the author of Chocolat.

Duration:00:04:44

China: Has the sleeping giant woken up?

4/16/2019
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The rapid growth of China and its rise to near-superpower status is something many countries in the West are wrestling with. 40 years ago, as it struggled to recover from the Cultural Revolution, it embarked on reform and opened its doors to economic and social transformation. Under Xi Jinping's authoritarian rule, it's sought to build closer ties with countries through its Belt and Road initiative.

Duration:00:33:10

News Corp hits back and what to do with a terrorist's children?

4/16/2019
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Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Kathryn to look at the speech News Corp CEO Robert Thomson gave last night slamming the New York Times' recent 20,000-word investigation into the Murdoch family, and the Australian government says it's working behind the scenes to help the children of now-dead terrorist Khaled Sharrouf and his late wife Tara Nettleton.

Duration:00:07:09

New treatments funded for people with haemophilia

4/16/2019
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People with haemophilia will soon have access to new therapies funded by Pharmac which will drastically change the way the bleeding disorders are treated. The long-acting treatments being funded from next month mean that people with haemophilia can infuse twice a week instead of three times. For more complex cases ,where that therapy doesn't work, another new treatment called Hemlibra has been approved by Medsafe. But the Haemophilia Foundation says all eyes are on the promise of gene...

Duration:00:06:37

Innovative incubators wanted: New plans to rev Kiwi start-ups

4/16/2019
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Callaghan Innovation is launching Scale-Up New Zealand - a free online platform that will help showcase New Zealand's innovative businesses. Callaghan's General Manager Erica Lloyd joins Kathryn to talk about areas that need a boost and what the platform can deliver for Kiwi entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:09:02

Domestic violence awareness roadtrip - born out of tragedy

4/16/2019
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David White's daughter Helen Meads was murdered by her husband a decade ago. In his daughter's memory, he is travelling the country to raise awareness of domestic violence. David White's campaign Harm Ends Futures Begin is being welcomed by community groups from Invercargill to the Far North.

Duration:00:15:02

Senior drs would be "sympathetic" to Waikato DHB intervention

4/16/2019
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The Waikato District Health Board has been given notice by the Health Minister David Clark it could be sacked and replaced with a commissioner if its performance doesn't improve. It has two weeks before he makes a final decision on its future. Ian Powell, the executive director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists tells Kathryn senior doctors would be "sympathetic" to any appointment of the commissioner.

Duration:00:13:14

Media freedom, Assange & regional cyber attacks

4/15/2019
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Media commentator Gavin Ellis says the arrest of Julian Assange is not an assault on media freedom if he faces hacking or rape charges. Also, an unprecedented privilege: The NZ Herald gave over its editorial column to the man who has anonymously written editorial for 30 years so he could announce his retirement, and allowed John Roughan to put his name to it. And, a cyber attack on a small regional newspaper company is a warning to New Zealand's media. Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and...

Duration:00:14:43