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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

10/17/2019
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Te Radar and James Elliott take a wry look at the week, including the Vatican's new "click to pray" E-Rosary.

Duration:00:10:55

Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

10/17/2019
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Brendan reports on the Rugby World Cup, the netball series between New Zealand and Australia, and asks whether the world's first sub two hour marathon was just a multi million dollar PR stunt, or a truly landmark moment in the history of sport?

Duration:00:15:17

Music with Jeremy Taylor

10/17/2019
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Jeremy Taylor from Slow Boat Records has an eclectic selection of obscure faves from Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker's radio show, another album from the prolific Mark Kozelek and a quietly triumphant return from The Lilac Time.

Duration:00:24:13

Book review - The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

10/17/2019
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Melanie O'Loughlin of Unity Books reviews The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa. This book is published by Harvill Secker.

Duration:00:04:20

Decades photographing NZ native trees

10/17/2019
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Rob Lucas has traveled to some of the country's most remote and inaccessible areas, photographing the country's native flora. More than 3200 of his images feature in New Zealand's Native Trees, written primarily with the botanist John Dawson, who died in March. The nearly 700 page hard-back was first published in 2011 and has just been updated and reissued with hundreds of new images taken by Rob in the intervening years. Rob Lucas trained as a horticulturalist at Wellington's botanic...

Duration:00:28:41

Security threat on Cook Strait ferry

10/17/2019
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RNZ reporter Meriana Johnsen reports from the Wellington Interislander ferry terminal where the Kaitaki has been returned to port after a security threat.

Duration:00:03:15

Asia correspondent Ed White

10/17/2019
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Ed White, correspondent for the Financial Times, has the latest news from Hong Kong. He is based in Seoul.

Duration:00:07:22

Mediaworks to sell NZ TV operation

10/17/2019
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MediaWorks has announced it intends to sell its TV operation, including TV3. Earlier this week, it announced it was cancelling or heavily scaling back some of Three's biggest shows. MediaWorks chairman Jack Matthews says in a statement this morning that MediaWorks is committed to continuing to grow its business in New Zealand but the free-to-air television market is exteremely difficult. Kathryn talks with Colin Peacock from RNZ's Mediawatch.

Duration:00:06:47

Organic entrepreneur Gary Hirshberg

10/17/2019
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Gary Hirshberg's business Stonyfield Farm began in the United States in 1983 with seven cows in a field. It's now the world's largest organic dairy company, with more than $600 million in annual sales and owned by the French multi-national Lactalis. Last year, Gary Hirshberg and his wife Margaret bought 69 hectares near Motueka, where they've set up an organic training farm and where they spend part of each year. Gary Hirshberg is in Auckland to run a training and leadership programme for...

Duration:00:16:45

Temporary ceasefire agreed in Northern Syria

10/17/2019
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The US Vice President says he has a deal with Turkey's President for a temporary ceasefire in Northern Syria. Turkish troops entered Syria last week in an offensive against the Kurdish-led "Syrian Democratic Forces", which Turkey has long maintained is an offshoot of the militant Kurdistan Workers' party. The assault was triggered by the US decision to withdraw its troops from Kurdish-held areas. Mike Pence is in Ankara for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and made the announcement...

Duration:00:16:31

Joker, Zombieland: Double Tap and Halloween shows

10/16/2019
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Film and TV reviewer Sarah McMullan looks at Joaquin Phoenix's Joker, Zombieland: Double Tap, starring Woody Harrelson, and some shows to put you in the Halloween mood - including some for the kids.

Duration:00:09:59

Helping children get up and go

10/16/2019
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Education consultant and parenting coach Joseph Driessen talks about children who lack motivation and drive - what's behind this, and how can parents help them regain direction?

Duration:00:21:39

'Edge computing', algos in the govt sector and Netflix results

10/16/2019
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Technology commentator Peter Griffin looks at how "edge computing" will help speed up some real-time applications, the government looking to get the public involved on a proposed algorithm charter for public agencies and how did Netflix do in its third quarter results?

Duration:00:20:24

Book review - Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley

10/16/2019
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Hannah August reviews Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley, which is published by Penguin Books New Zealand. "A beautifully observed study of the shifting tides in long friendships between married couples. Hadley interrogates the range of possible responses to a tragic event in incisive, resonant prose that makes this book very difficult to put down."

Duration:00:07:11

The battle to publish Dr Zhivago

10/16/2019
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Many people are familiar with Dr Zhivago - the epic love story set during the Russian Revolution. What they might not know is the story of how the novel, written by Boris Pasternak, finally came to be published in Italy in 1957. The authorities in the Soviet Union didn't want the novel published, fearing it was critical of the Revolution and therefore anti-Soviet. It was smuggled into Milan, published in the West and and then smuggled back into the Soviet Union by the CIA in the hope of...

Duration:00:24:31

Brexit crunch talks appear to yield no deal

10/16/2019
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UK correspondent Matt Dathan has the latest on the efforts to secure a Brexit deal, as government sources say it looks unlikely.

Duration:00:08:51

Kiwisaver savvy? Just being in it doesn't mean you're sorted.

10/16/2019
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The Commission for Financial Capability is underscoring the need for pensioners to stretch their money through retirement, to avoid blowing their savings early on. That's why in one of its proposed changes to the retirement savings scheme, it suggests drip feeding portions of your Kiwisaver, through the years ahead. The comments come amid a three-year review and public discussion about retirement policy. Also up for debate is whether people who can't afford a home in a major city, should be...

Duration:00:21:31

Govt prepares for returning jihadis with new law

10/16/2019
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The government is preparing for the potential return of foreign fighters from Syria with a proposed new counter-terrorism law. It would give a High Court judge powers to place restrictions, known as control orders, on people who are deemed a terror threat on returning from overseas.

Duration:00:17:14

Employment law case: Morgan vs Tranzit Coachlines

10/15/2019
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Law commentator Charles McGuinness joins Kathryn to talk about fixed term employment agreements and a case called Morgan vs Tranzit Coachlines. Charles McGuinness is an employment lawyer in Wellington.

Duration:00:09:52

NZ Book review - Scented by Laurence Fearnley

10/15/2019
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Louise O'Brien from quarterly review periodical New Zealand Books Pukapuka Aotearoa, reviews Scented by Laurence Fearnley. This book is published by Penguin Random House.

Duration:00:06:31