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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

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

The only way is up - green walls: Mel Robinson

10/15/2019
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Landscape architect Mel Robinson is interested in the aesthetic, health and environmental benefits of vertical green walls. At five storeys high, Mel recently designed New Zealand's tallest outdoor green walls for the St Mark's luxury apartment complex in Remuera, for which she has been awarded several awards, including a Homestar Innovation Point. Mel and her green wall designs are featuring in the Auckland Garden DesignFest next month.

Duration:00:15:48

A retrospective - and prospective - of Randy Newman

10/15/2019
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Music commentator Graeme Downes has booked his tickets for a night with Randy Newman when he's here in February. With six decades of back catalogue, Graeme picks five short songs that illustrate some of his best work.

Duration:00:20:50

Calm your Collywobbles! History Hustle's Joe Gillard

10/15/2019
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Joe Gillard has put together a handy guide of old timey linguistic gems that once gave colourful expression to the English language. Words like honeyfuggle (to flatter someone), ninnyhammer (fool) and collywobbles (nervous anxiety). His book is called 'The Little Book of Lost Words' and it's providing delight to history buffs and word lovers alike. Joe Gillard is also the founder of 'History Hustle' a digital publication for history fans which boasts over 320,000 loyal social media followers.

Duration:00:28:12

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

10/15/2019
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Karen joins Kathryn for a look at the latest political and business news out of Australia.

Duration:00:11:51

Growing bio-materials for eye surgery

10/15/2019
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Corneal transplant is a tricky business, but for many people it can be a life changing operation. However, cornea transplants are limited by donor numbers. Demand for corneal transplant organs far outstrips supply and for people needing this surgery there can be a very long wait on the list. Dr Laura Domigan from Auckland University is trying to do something about that. She's a biomedical engineer and is working closely with ophthalmic surgeons to learn everything she can about the eye so...

Duration:00:12:14

Gang growth. More 'Underbelly' than "Once Were Warriors'

10/15/2019
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Gangs are growing at their highest rate since the 1970s. What's behind the hike across New Zealand, especially in the provinces? Detective Sergeant Ray Sunkel is presenting on the shocking statistics to the Police Association's annual conference later today, he joins Kathryn, along with gang expert Jarrod Gilbert.

Duration:00:23:15

Spark and Sky draw sport battle lines and shake up to the mag market?

10/14/2019
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Media commentator Gavin Ellis joins Kathryn for a look at how Sky and Spark Sport have drawn their big guns in the fight for rights, but could viewers be the real casualties? The new head of Bauer Australasia signals some bold moves are ahead for the magazine market, Emeritus Professor Jim Flynn on the issue of hate and the Taranaki Daily News gets a bouquet for its front page treatment of a rising city gang issue.

Duration:00:14:52

Ben King - Boxfish: bringing underwater into clear view

10/14/2019
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Boxfish www.boxfish.nz co-founder Ben King came to his deep sea remotely controlled aqua robot idea after a career in medical technology when he realised how much is unknown in the ocean. An extra pair of eyes underwater, which can see clearly down to 1,000m, these remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) have been put to use in remote locations such as the tropics, and in Antarctica to research underwater mammals. They're also handy for inspecting submerged infrastructure like hydrodams and...

Duration:00:20:00

AirNZ's new boss, Auckland's smart city ranking

10/14/2019
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Business commentator Rod Oram takes a close look at Greg Foran, the former Walmart exec who's about to take the reins at Air New Zealand. He'll also look at Auckland's 6th ranking on a list of 102 Smart Cities and how New Zealand has dropped down the rankings in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report.

Duration:00:17:06

Book Review - Girl by Edna O'Brien

10/14/2019
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Book Review - Girl by Edna O'Brien

Duration:00:05:25