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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

Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles

10/17/2017
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Mimicking octopuses to help robots blend into their surroundings, the smell of attraction, the latest gravitational waves announcement and how poisonous frogs prevent themselves from being poisoned.

Duration: 00:08:53


What to plant this Labour weekend

10/17/2017
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Landscape designer Xanthe White on what to plant on Labour day so you have the best crop come Christmas time.

Duration: 00:17:11


Music with Graeme Downes

10/17/2017
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Graeme takes a look at some of the lesser known Tom Petty covers, featuring Holly Figueora O'Reilly, Johnny Cash, Pat Green and Roger McGuinn. Graeme is a founding member of the Verlaines, songwriter, musicologist, and senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago.

Duration: 00:25:35


Book review - A River Rules My Life by Mona Anderson

10/17/2017
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Harry Broad reviews 'A River Rules My Life' by Mona Anderson, published by HarperCollins NZ.

Duration: 00:05:51


Brain sensing tech for people with disabilities

10/17/2017
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For the thousands of New Zealanders with severe physical disabilities and are unable to communicate, one high-tech start up is hoping to make the world more accessible. Thought-Wired is the brain child of Dmitry Selitskiy, who has developed a brain-sensing software that allows people with conditions like cerebral palsy and motor neuron disease to interact with a computer. It's called Nous and works in conjunction with a headset and computer or mobile device, and teaches the user to control...

Duration: 00:28:51


Australia correspondent Peter Munro

10/17/2017
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Australia correspondent Peter Munro on the government there ditching a clean energy target in favour of reliable supply; TV defection sparking a national equal pay debate and the end of an era as Australia stops making cars.

Duration: 00:05:54


Growing green fingers

10/17/2017
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Out of nearly 70 applications from primary schools and pupils aged between 7 and 11, five young gardeners and a School of the Year have been revealed in the inaugural Garden to Table, Young Gardener of the Year Awards. They are Haumoana School in Hastings, 7 year olds Emma Walsh & John Lundy from North Canterbury, and 10 year olds Qwincey Mennell from West Auckland, Freddie Meere from Waiheke and Maima Ieru from Lower Hutt. Kathryn Ryan talks to Maima Ieru, from Cannons Creek Primary, and...

Duration: 00:08:06


Audit Culture: the creeping problem of our age

10/17/2017
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Professor Cris Shore has looked at the rise of 'audit culture' and isn't a big fan. In fact, he calls the use of accountancy techniques and metrics to manage our universities, health services, and funding institutions, 'the creeping problem of our age'. He highlights this in a just published book called 'The death of the public university - uncertain futures for higher education in the knowledge economy'. Another example he points to is China's social credit rating system, where by 2020,...

Duration: 00:18:26


NZ's top 200 tech companies top $10 billion

10/17/2017
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New Zealand's top performing tech firms are the country's third largest source of overseas revenue, behind tourism and dairy, with an estimated foreign revenue of more than 7-billion dollars, according to the annual Technology Industry Analysis (TIN) report. Kathryn Ryan talks with report editor Greg Shanahan about the growth in the sector.

Duration: 00:18:25


Media commentator Gavin Ellis

10/16/2017
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Media commentator Gavin Ellis on Sean Plunket's decision to resign from the Broadcasting Standards Authority as well as coverage of the High Court action to overturn the Commerce Commission's scuttling of NZME/Stuff merger plans. Gavin Ellis can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz

Duration: 00:13:50


Mindful Tech - having a zen relationship with our cellphones

10/16/2017
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Professor at the University of Washington's Information School David Levy talks to Kathryn Ryan about managing our addiction to our smart phones and having a better relationship with them. Himself a computer scientist who learnt book binding to counteract the fast pace of the tech world, David's book Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives looks at how being mindful around technology can help us make better decisions around using it.

Duration: 00:23:53


Business commentator Rod Oram

10/16/2017
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Rod Oram talks to Kathryn about the probability Fletcher Building will have a for a difficult AGM next week, ANZ's loss on its lending to Inteuri, the failed education provider and Stephen Tindall takes a leave of absence from The Warehouse board to chair Team NZ.

Duration: 00:13:18


Book review - "Sour Heart" by Jenny Zhang

10/16/2017
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Jenna Todd from time out bookstore reviews Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang, published by Bloomsbury.

Duration: 00:03:44


Florenz Maxwell: Bermuda's theatre boycott heroine

10/16/2017
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Florenz Maxwell is a Bermudian author and activist who was part of the underground group that successfully ended segregation through a series of theatre boycotts in 1959. She's just published a young adult novel called Girlcott, a coming-of-age story about a young girl who learns about segregation and racism through the actions of the Progressive Group. Florenz talks to Kathryn Ryan about her own experiences of inequality from growing up in Bermuda, and where the country currently stands in...

Duration: 00:34:21


USA correspondent, Steve Almond

10/16/2017
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Steve Almond talks to Kathryn about the President's continued push to sabotage Obamacare and Obama's legacy, Trump's reaction to the Harvey Weinstein revelations and the wildfires in California.

Duration: 00:05:48


Antarctica's contribution to sea level rise

10/16/2017
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After 50 years of disagreement about whether the Antarctic ice sheet is growing or shrinking, advances in computer modelling and data analysis have allowed international climate expert Professor Matt King to estimate Antarctica's increasing contribution to sea-level rise. Based at the University of Tasmania, as Professor of Polar Geodesy, Professor King's research includes observing and modelling the Antarctic ice sheet, estimating resulting sea-level change and the changing shape of Earth....

Duration: 00:10:55


Are disability organisations overlooking their own?

10/16/2017
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Does the disability sector in New Zealand do enough to employ people with disabilities into senior roles within its own organisations? Kathryn speaks to Pam MacNeill, who is blind and says progress has been too slow. She wants to see a greater push to have more people with disabilities into roles where they can lead and manage their own sector. Also joining Kathryn is Grant Cleland, the chief executive of Workbridge, a specialist employment service for people with disabilites. Grant is a...

Duration: 00:17:09


Shock over death of Panama papers lead journalist in Malta

10/16/2017
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There's shock and anger in Malta as news spreads about the death in a car bomb of the Maltese journalist and blogger who led the investigation into the Panama Papers scandal. Daphne Caruana Galizia died overnight when a powerful explosive device blew her car into pieces and threw the debris into a nearby field. She spoke to Nine to Noon last April. Her most recent revelations pointed the finger at Malta's prime minister, Joseph Muscat, and two of his closest aides, connecting offshore...

Duration: 00:15:47


Urbanist Bill McKay

10/15/2017
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Life is getting faster and more complicated but how easy are we making it to navigate the urban environment? Bill McKay is Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.

Duration: 00:09:52


In a nutshell: Hazelnuts and walnuts

10/15/2017
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Marlborough nut grower Jenny Horwell from Uncle Joe's Rowley Cresent nut farm joins food writer Jan Bilton to talk about the great tasting energy power houses: walnuts and hazelnuts. Jan has recipes for Orange Walnut Cake and Hazelnut Chicken.

Duration: 00:14:57

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