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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

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English


Episodes

The week that was with Te Radar and Jodie Rimmer

12/5/2019
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Our comedians with an airline food feast and also the reason why the Apostrophe society has thrown in the towel.

Duration:00:09:18

Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

12/5/2019
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Brendan talks to Lynn about why the Black Caps win series over England isn't included in the World Test Championship which started earlier this year. Also speculation about how much Israel Folau received from Rugby Australia in his confidential settlement over his quashed contract.

Duration:00:13:07

New music with Grant Smithies

12/5/2019
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Two key songs from American songwriter Bill Callahan's Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest is a double LP meditation on domesticity and love, and not nearly as boring as that probably sounds. Plus a funk gem from R'n'B pioneer Hank Ballard and a slab of silky Jamaican soul from Johnny Osbourne.

Duration:00:21:26

Book review - Tohora: The Southern Right Whale by Ned Barraud

12/5/2019
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Harry Broad reviews Tohora: The Southern Right Whale by Ned Barraud. This book is published by Potton & Burton.

Duration:00:03:22

Lindsay McCrae: My Penguin Year

12/5/2019
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Wildlife photographer Lindsay McCrae has traveled the globe from the jungle to the ice, recently spending a year in the company of emperor penguins in Antarctica for David Attenborough's BBC series 'Dynasties'. He won a BAFTA for his cold camerawork, but missed the birth of his first child in the process. Lyndsay tells Lynn Freeman tales of incredible survival (both his and the penguins') at -40 degrees C, now the subject of his first book My Penguin Year.

Duration:00:37:56

Pacific correspondent Koro Vaka'uta - Samoa measles emergency

12/5/2019
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Measles continues to impact the nations of the Pacific, particularly Samoa where more than 60 people have died. A state of emergency has been declared with mandatory vaccinations and no public gatherings involving children. Koro talks to Lynn Freeman about how the mass vaccination campaign is going.

Duration:00:06:57

New Zealand's 50 top birdwatching sites

12/5/2019
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As the number of wildlife sanctuaries and predator controlled areas increase around New Zealand, thanks largely to the efforts of communities, there are also more opportunities for people to go bird watching. Travel writer and photographer Liz Light has traveled the country in search of the best spots for twitchers and eco-tourists to photograph New Zealand's unique and all too often also endangered bird species.

Duration:00:12:07

Democracy watchdog eyes online advertising in UK election

12/5/2019
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Politicians use big data and micro-targeting to reach people on social media with personalised adverts aimed at winning their support. Sam Jeffers is the co-founder of Who Targets Me a campaign group that monitors online advertising.

Duration:00:16:06

Alternatives to state care

12/5/2019
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The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in State Care, and controversy surrounding some Oranga Tamariki uplift cases has brought this country's record on protecting children this year, once again into sharp focus. So what are alternatives to foster care?

Duration:00:15:16

What's on the box this Christmas?

12/4/2019
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Film and TV correspondent Sarah McMullan joins Lynn to discuss the definitive Christmas viewing guide this festive season. She's also been viewing a Danish comedy called Happy Ending that's been described as the Nordic Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Duration:00:12:32

Why are teens engaging in less risky behaviour?

12/4/2019
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Recent research has found a dramatic decline in risky behaviours among adolescents in the last two decades. They're having less sex, smoking fewer cigarettes and cannabis, and drinking less alcohol than teens 20 years ago. Dr Jude Ball is a research fellow at the University of Otago, Wellington, whose doctoral thesis, published a couple of months ago, explores the change and what might be driving it. She says some of the findings are good news for parents, but not all.

Duration:00:16:21

The best and worst of technology in 2019

12/4/2019
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Tech commentator Peter Griffin joins Lynn to talk about Facebook's missteps, the hype over the arrival of 5G, the hollowness of Silicon Valley, the rise of quantum computing, the impact on technology of trade disputes between the US and China - and what will we see over the next 10 years?

Duration:00:21:50

Research boost for mobility disorders

12/4/2019
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Bioengineer Thor Besier's high tech medical imaging research aims to find new ways to help people with movement and mobility problems and disorders. He's a associate professor at the University of Auckland's Bioengineering Institute, and has been at the forefront of biomechanical research of the musculoskeletal system, including injury and disease. Thor Besier and his team have just received one million dollars in funding from MBIE for developing computational modelling of movement...

Duration:00:29:17

UK correspondent - Matthew Dathan

12/4/2019
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UK correspondent Matt Dathan joins Lynn to talk about the campaign's final seven days, with a break for NATO's 70th anniversary celebrations. Those have been overshadowed somewhat after political leaders, including Canada's Justin Trudeau, were caught talking on a hot mic talking about Donald Trump.

Duration:00:06:43

Amateur sport: in the balance?

12/4/2019
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A new survey indicates community sport is in danger of unravelling, unless the likes of local bowls, tennis, swimming and rugby clubs seriously reinvent themselves. The Amateur Sport Association, who carried out the survey says innovative changes need to be made in governance and finance so clubs can operate more efficiently. ASA Chairman, Gordon Noble-Campbell speaks with Lynn Freeman.

Duration:00:08:29

Book review - The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

12/4/2019
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Carole Beu of the Women's Bookshop reviews The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Mona Eltahawy. This book is published by Hardie Grant.

Duration:00:06:40

Report finds role agencies play in entrapping Māori women

12/4/2019
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New research into family violence has found that agencies and services designed to help Māori women in unsafe relationships often contribute to their entrapment. The 88 page report, found that negative interactions, racist attitudes, and denied entitlements left wāhine feeling unsafe, while fear of having their children removed prevented them from seeking help. In New Zealand, Māori women bear the greatest burden of family violence as victims of assault and homicide. While partner violence...

Duration:00:11:10

Addiction sector facing workforce shortage, growing wait times

12/4/2019
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Drug harm is estimated by the Ministry of Health to cost the country $1.8 billion and wait times for rehab are stretching out to six months as the sector faces a chronic workforce shortage.

Duration:00:25:07

1080 or not? New antibiotics discovered and why we freeze

12/3/2019
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Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles gets excited about a new class of antibiotics from one of her favourite bacterial families and explains why we might freeze when startled. [image_crop:92841:full]

Duration:00:09:55

Will with a catch. Compelling true story of lives transformed

12/3/2019
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Pieced together from evidence in archives, newspapers and family lore, Bettina Bradbury tells the riveting true story of a woman (Caroline Kearney) forced to travel half way across the world with her six children to a place she'd never been to before because her husband's will forced her to. The move transformed their lives as well as those of their descendants, some of whom now live in New Zealand. Bettina Bradbury says she wrote 'Caroline's Dilemma' because she was fascinated by why...

Duration:00:20:44