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Nine To Noon

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From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.

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Haere Ra 2021 - Part 2

December 23, 2021 22:45 - 20 minutes - 18.6 MB

Nota Bene sing 'The Blessed Son of God' and 'Ding Dong Merrily on High' - Te Radar, Irene Pink, Kennedy Warne, Beau and Sam Ackerman bid farewell to 2021.

The Korean art of "hitting mung"

December 23, 2021 22:40 - 5 minutes - 4.7 MB

It's something that will appeal to most of us as we wind down after a long year - taking the time to just zone out. Koreans have made it an art form. In Korea, it's called "hitting mung", which refers to reaching a state of blankness. There's "forest mung" - spacing out while looking at trees, "fire mung" - watching logs burn, and "water mung" - meditating by bodies of water. It's become increasingly popular as Koreans seek refuge from busy lives and the stresses of the pandemic. Mung ca...

Very Important Paws: Truckie pet chauffeur

December 23, 2021 22:20 - 8 minutes - 8.15 MB

Morgan MacAllister-Robb has been a truck driver for over 30 years - and lately he's had some cute company along for the ride. Since last March, Morgan has transported around 200 dogs - and the odd cat - to their new homes on his Christchurch-to-Palmerston North driving route.

Haere Ra 2021 - Part 1

December 23, 2021 22:05 - 13 minutes - 12.6 MB

Te Radar, Irene Pink, Kennedy Warne and Sam Ackerman bid farewell to 2021. And, we're joined by Wellington chamber choir Nota Bene for some Christmas songs.

2021 - The Year in Review Part 2

December 23, 2021 20:45 - 13 minutes - 12.5 MB

Neale Jones, Brigitte Morten, Pattrick Smellie Siouxsie Wiles and Andrew Holden look back on a tumultuous year.

UK amateur fossil hunters' mammoth haul

December 23, 2021 20:30 - 13 minutes - 12.7 MB

Cotswolds couple Sally and Neville Hollingworth are part-time paleontologists who have struck archaeological gold twice. Four years ago they exposed the site of five ice-age mammoths, in a 200,000 year-old mammoth graveyard. After lock-down this year they unearthed a 167 million year old haul of fossil echinoderms, some of which are brand new to scientists, and which have been hailed by London's Natural History Museum as "of global significance". Sally and Neville join Kathryn to talk ab...

Mum & 7 year old spend Christmas on Te Araroa trail

December 23, 2021 20:20 - 8 minutes - 7.69 MB

This summer, Victoria Bruce and her seven-year-old daughter Emilie hope to become the first solo mother-daughter duo to walk the length of New Zealand. Their journey on the Te Araroa Trail is part of Victoria's healing from a breakdown - and also a way to raise money for Federated Mountain Clubs and the Mental Health Foundation.

2021 - The Year in Review Part 1

December 23, 2021 20:05 - 14 minutes - 12.9 MB

Neale Jones, Brigitte Morten, Pattrick Smellie Siouxsie Wiles and Andrew Holden look back on a tumultuous year.

Being the Ricardos, Shortland Street: Retribution, Landscapers

December 22, 2021 22:47 - 8 minutes - 7.47 MB

Film and TV reviewer Tamar Munch joins Kathryn to talk about Being the Ricardos (Amazon Prime), a revealing glimpse into the complex romantic and professional relationship of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. She'll also talk about a gritty OnDemand series Shortland Street: Retribution, which will screen online over summer while the main show is on a break. And finally Landscapers (Sky Soho), a miniseries starring Olivia Colman and David Thewlis as a mild-mannered couple who come under invest...

Parenting: keeping the peace at Christmas

December 22, 2021 22:32 - 18 minutes - 25.5 MB

Christmas Day is a time for families to get together - but also a time when families can fall apart. There's no magic cure for making Christmas less emotionally challenging, but we can rehearse 'positive coping', says psychologist Kirsty Ross.

Technology: The Year in Review

December 22, 2021 22:07 - 19 minutes - 18 MB

Tech commentator Mark Pesce joins Kathryn to look at some of the biggest themes that have emerged this year, including the computer chip shortage that has ground the industry to a halt and forced billions in funding for new foundries. He'll talk about the recent supply chain hack that's going to set 2022 off to a rocky start. And of course, the terrible year that Facebook has had - brought about entirely by its actions and documented in great detail by a whistleblower.

Book review: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

December 22, 2021 21:35 - 6 minutes - 6.38 MB

Ralph McAllister reviews The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles, published by Penguin Random House

Kiwi with the World Bank, tackling our housing crisis

December 22, 2021 21:05 - 27 minutes - 25.3 MB

Jane Henley left a senior job at the World Bank in Washington DC to return home to Aotearoa, where she's turned her energies to our housing crisis and the part off-site construction can play. She was the founding Chief Executive of the Green Building Council, going on to lead the global Green Building Council, before joining the World Bank as Global Operations Manager of Green Building for the Bank's private sector arm. She also gained a Masters in Business from MIT. But like many kiwis ...

UK correspondent Hugo Gye

December 22, 2021 20:50 - 7 minutes - 6.72 MB

Britain is now recording close to 100,000 cases of Covid a day, driven by the rise of the Omicron variant, but the government has decided against imposing any more restrictions before Christmas.

John Edwards on protecting Kiwis' privacy - and his new UK gig

December 22, 2021 20:30 - 21 minutes - 20.1 MB

After seven years watching over the privacy of New Zealanders, John Edwards is off to do the same for those in the UK. He was first appointed to the role of Privacy Commissioner in 2014 and reappointed in 2019. He finished up just over a week ago, and will head to the UK to start the new year as Information Commissioner. During his time he's been outspoken in the role, and a champion for privacy - as one might expect. But his criticism of Facebook in particular, in the wake of the Christ...

Autism research too "medicalised" - advocates

December 22, 2021 20:07 - 17 minutes - 16.2 MB

Advocates for people with autism say more research funding should be going towards how to support people, as opposed to biological projects that sees autism as a deficit. Researchers at Canterbury University have found that two thirds of funding awarded for autism research in New Zealand goes towards biological projects seeking to understand the difference associated with autism. This compares with a third of funding invested in research into support for autistic people. The researchers ...

Law with Dean Knight - Public law palooza

December 21, 2021 22:45 - 12 minutes - 11.6 MB

A look at some of the major events in public law this year, particularly some very important cases from the courts in the last few months. Dr Dean Knight, is an Associate Professor Faculty of Law and NZ Centre for Public Law Victoria University of Wellington

Top business podcast created by best friends in Auckland

December 21, 2021 22:20 - 16 minutes - 15 MB

Last month, the podcast topping the charts in the popular business category in the US and Canada was -- unexpectedly -- created by two best friends recording from their Auckland bedrooms. Girls That Invest, hosted by Simran Kaur and Sonya Gupthan started back in August 2020, and has now grown to over 100-thousand listeners per month. The pair break down the world of investing and personal finance in a way that anyone - no matter their financial literacy or bank balance - can understand a...

Music with Yadana Saw

December 21, 2021 22:05 - 19 minutes - 17.8 MB

Yadana plays Tami Neilson's cover of the Willie Nelson Christmas song Pretty Paper, a summery track from Sorrento with Andy Lovegrove's honeyed voice and bassist extraordinaire Marika Hodgson. Plus an excellent state of mind to hold in the crazy season; Don't You Worry About a Thing by Stevie Wonder.

Book review: The Uprising

December 21, 2021 21:35 - 7 minutes - 7.1 MB

Joanna Ludbrook from Chicken and Frog bookstore in Featherston reviews The Uprising - the Mapmakers of Cruxcia by Eirlys Hunter, published by Gecko Press

Book review: The Uprising - The Mapmakers of Cruxcia by Eirlys Hunter

December 21, 2021 21:35 - 7 minutes - 7.1 MB

Joanna Ludbrook from Chicken and Frog bookstore in Featherston reviews The Uprising - the Mapmakers of Cruxcia by Eirlys Hunter, published by Gecko Press

Global ecological art project that begins and ends in NZ

December 21, 2021 21:05 - 25 minutes - 23.1 MB

Environmental artists and climbers, Martin Hill and Philippa Jones live and work in Wanaka, but have used the world as their canvas. They conceived of the Fine Line Project, 25 years ago. It consists of 12 ephemeral environmental sculptures, created on site in remote locations, including Iceland, Madagascar, Vanuatu, Canada and Antarctica. Each creation is connected to the next by a symbolic line drawn around the earth and is featured in their book Fine Line. Their endeavour has been sho...

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton - Omicron spreads

December 21, 2021 20:45 - 8 minutes - 8.24 MB

In Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is convening an emergency meeting with state & territory leaders today to receive updated Covid-19 transmission modelling as the Omicron variant takes off. New South Wales recorded more than 3000 new cases on Monday, while the NSW Premier, Dominic Perrotet resists growing medical advice to reintroduce restrictions.

Report: demand for food parcels quadrupled during lockdown

December 21, 2021 20:30 - 18 minutes - 17.1 MB

There has been a soaring demand for food parcels across the country. Across Auckland demand peaked at four times the usual demand during lock-down, and has been met with a new drive-through festive food bank in West Auckland to meet the need there. The Vision West charity has delivered 16,000 food parcels in West Auckland in the past four months, during lock-down. By comparison it delivered 9,000 during the entire year before (from July 2020 - June 2021). The need for food support increa...

Ajaz Patel's extraordinary 10 wicket innings

December 21, 2021 20:20 - 12 minutes - 11.7 MB

In one of the most spectacular sporting achievements of the year, Black Caps spinner Ajaz Patel became only the third bowler in history to pick up all 10 wickets in an innings in international cricket.The feat was all the more special, taking place in Mumbai - the city of his birth. Kathryn speaks with Ajaz Patel about what was going through his mind as he neared that 10th wicket.

Record annual insurance payout for extreme weather claims

December 21, 2021 20:05 - 8 minutes - 7.7 MB

2021's extreme weather events have cost insurers and policy holders a record $304.9m so far this year. From May's flooding in Canterbury to a tornado in Auckland in June, flooding in July and August, and September's windstorm in the South Island, the Insurance Council is calling on the government to be more proactive on climate change resilience. Tim Grafton discusses with Kathryn what this means for policy prices and availability in the future.

Financial Planner Liz Koh - buying happiness

December 20, 2021 22:45 - 9 minutes - 8.39 MB

Many people are doing it really tough financially this summer, says financial planner Liz Koh, and it may be some comfort that we now know money and happiness don't always go together.

In praise of the pohutukawa (and rata)

December 20, 2021 22:30 - 16 minutes - 15 MB

The pohutukawa, Aotearoa's Christmas tree, is in full bloom now in many parts of the country, signalling it's time to head to the beach. But just two decades ago the future of the iconic tree was in doubt. Robyn Haugh, Chief Executive of Project Crimson, a charitable trust dedicated to protect and restore the pohutukawa and rata, says New Zealanders are embracing the idea of donating trees around the country.

Business commentator Nikki Mandow - protest action

December 20, 2021 22:05 - 17 minutes - 16.4 MB

Nikki talks to Kathryn about a few localised protests. There's the Ali Williams and Anna Mowbray Westmere helipad situation, a sand issue at Herne Bay beach, opposition at Pakiri about the environmental issues around sand, and skiers are protesting potential Mt Ruapehu ownership changes. Nikki Mandow is Newsroom's business editor.

Second hand bookshop review: The Odyssey by Homer

December 20, 2021 21:30 - 6 minutes - 5.7 MB

Dan West from Patrick's Bookshop in Whanganui reviews The Odyssey by Homer.

Ruby Tui takes flight

December 20, 2021 21:05 - 23 minutes - 21.6 MB

Winning gold at last year's Olympics marked the end of an emotional learning journey the Black Ferns Sevens began five years earlier, says Ruby Tua. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, where they won a silver medal, the team was under a lot of pressure to simultaneously not let the country down and figure out what they stood for, she tells Kathryn Ryan.

USA correspondent Kelsey Snell - Ominous Omicron

December 20, 2021 20:45 - 11 minutes - 10.4 MB

Another Covid surge in the US with a huge wave of Omicron cases and the retiring director of the National Institutes of Health warns there could be one million cases per day. And the nation is preparing to mark the anniversary of the January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol. The committee investigating the attack is issuing subpoenas and the House has voted to hold the former White House Chief of Staff in contempt of Congress.

MPI urges action on water storage

December 20, 2021 20:30 - 11 minutes - 10.7 MB

The Ministry for Primary Industries is calling for urgent action on water infrastructure in the face of the growing threat from climate change. The report Water Availability and Security in Aotearoa urges New Zealand to "act strategically - and to act now". It says while New Zealand is traditionally viewed as a green and water-rich country, climate change trends show the country is getting warmer and drier, and more prone to climate extremes like floods and droughts. It warns that curren...

Coronial system overloaded, "aggravating grief"

December 20, 2021 20:05 - 18 minutes - 17.1 MB

An overloaded coronial system, creaking under the pressure of cases requiring investigation, is being described as fundamentally flawed and aggravating families' grief. Ministry of Justice figures obtained by Stuff show the number of inquests have dropped dramatically from 2012 when 330 unexpected deaths were investigated. By 2019, that number was down to just 62, and in 2020 only 24 deaths were investigated - however Covid-19 lockdowns were a big factor. Wait times have also ballooned; ...

Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne - out of Auckland, at last!

December 19, 2021 22:50 - 8 minutes - 8.09 MB

Kennedy shares some thoughts from the road during a celebratory taste of travel freedom. He has journeyed North to places of his heart: Russell/Kororareka and Urquharts Bay, at the head of Whangarei Harbour. He's speaking this morning from a headland above Urquharts Bay, gazing seaward.

Food - Christmas platters - spreading and dipping the cheer

December 19, 2021 22:30 - 15 minutes - 14.6 MB

Not everyone feels like preparing or even eating a huge Christmas meal. A good platter can bring plenty of cheer, and tide everyone over, especially when unexpected guests arrive, or you have tempting morsels of delicious deli cuts or leftovers in the fridge. Kathryn speaks with Wanaka's platter queen Rachelle May who runs The Platter Share, for some Christmas platter styling tips.

Political commentators Jones & Morten

December 19, 2021 22:07 - 21 minutes - 19.3 MB

Neale Jones and Brigitte Morten talk to Kathryn about the big Covid decisions facing the Government, with Omicron bearing down, and already surfacing in MIQ. Decisions need to be made about booster shots and the border reopening. Also discussing the economy and the National change of leadership taking support off Act.

Book review - Kārearea by Māmari Stephens

December 19, 2021 21:40 - 7 minutes - 6.89 MB

Paul Diamond reviews Kārearea by Māmari Stephens, published by Bridget Williams Books.

Malcolm Turnbull - climate change has been politicised

December 19, 2021 21:07 - 28 minutes - 26.3 MB

The damaging domination of Australia's right-wing media has weaponised climate change, says Malcolm Turnbull, who was Australian prime minister between 2015 and 2018.

Middle East correspondent Sebastian Usher

December 19, 2021 20:50 - 8 minutes - 8.11 MB

Sebastian talks to Kathryn about Iran and the nuclear talks - with a growing sense that they may fail and then what next?. And Libya's presidential election is due on Christmas Eve, but looks all but certain that it will have to be postponed. Mu'ammar Gaddafi's son is among the candidates.

New Zealand Rugby chief Mark Robinson on 2021's performance

December 19, 2021 20:30 - 18 minutes - 17.1 MB

An assessment of how the All Blacks and the Black Ferns and their coaches have performed this year, where things at with the Silver Lake deal and just what is being done to improve player safety and in particular debilitating head injuries in current and former players. NZR Chief Executive Officer, Mark Robinson fronts up.

New lending laws lock out many mortgage seekers

December 19, 2021 20:08 - 23 minutes - 21.4 MB

The Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA) regulations, came into force this month with the intention of protecting borrowers, but they are being described as a nightmare locking many people out of the housing market.

The week that was

December 16, 2021 22:45 - 11 minutes - 10.1 MB

Comedians Te Radar and Michele A'Court bring some levity the end of the week, including the story of possibly the worst staff Christmas party in Australia, where the festive fare was two minute noodles.

Sports commentator Sam Ackerman

December 16, 2021 22:30 - 17 minutes - 15.7 MB

Former Halberg Awards judge Sam Ackerman looks at on this year's nominees. He says the Black Ferns Sevens are sitting higher on the food chain than the All Blacks. Also one of the most disgraced captains of modern sport, Australian cricketer Steve Smith gets another crack at leading his country.

Unity Books review: Shackleton by Ranulph Fiennes

December 16, 2021 21:35 - 6 minutes - 6.35 MB

Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books Wellington reviews Shackleton by Ranulph Fiennes, published by Penguin. Sir Ranulph Fiennes followed in Shackleton's footsteps and brings his own unique insights to bear on these infamous expeditions in this engaging new biography.

Solo hiking in the California desert - a cautionary tale

December 16, 2021 21:05 - 28 minutes - 25.9 MB

Claire Nelson has had long road to recovery after a near fatal hiking accident in the Joshua Tree National Park. The New Zealander set off on a day long expedition and ended up surviving four days alone in blistering heat in the California desert. She has written about her 2018 ordeal in a new book Things I Learned From Falling.

Pacific correspondent Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor

December 16, 2021 20:45 - 4 minutes - 4.56 MB

The Red Cross has begun distributing aid in the Solomon Islands while New Zealand police and defence personnel emain as part of peacekeeping support for local police until next month. Moera also talks to Kathryn about New Caledonia's referendum results, and Tonga's new Prime Minister.

Play streets: reclaiming the roads from cars

December 16, 2021 20:30 - 10 minutes - 9.25 MB

Roads are being reimagined so people can party and children can play. Red tape has been cut, thanks to New Zealand's Transport Agency, so cars can be restricted on streets for a while. Kathryn King manages the Urban Mobility Programme at Waka Kotahi, where work is underway to make our transport system safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly. Kathryn King tells Kathryn Ryan Play Streets is good for communities who want to gather, and good for children who enjoy getting out in t...

Omicron's here: should boosters be brought forward urgently?

December 16, 2021 20:05 - 28 minutes - 26.1 MB

A Covid modeller says the virus booster programme should be rolled out as soon as possible saying without it, we could see tens of thousands of cases a day of the new omicron variant. Cabinet ministers meet today to consider whether the Pfizer booster programme should be urgently brought forward. A number of countries around the world have done so and there are calls for New Zealand to follow suit. Kathryn speaks with Professor Michael Plank from the University of Canterbury, who has car...

Film and TV reviewer Laumata Lauano

December 15, 2021 22:50 - 11 minutes - 10.8 MB

Film and TV reviewer Laumata Lauano joins Kathryn to talk about a new creation from Mindy Kaling, Sex Lives of College Girls (Neon), a new gay Christmas comedy Single All the Way (Netflix) and star-studded thief comedy Red Notice (Netflix).

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