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Preview: Nine To Noon with Kathryn Ryan

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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


Legal commentator Charles McGuiness

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:48:00 +1300

Employment lawyer Charles McGuiness discusses enforcement by government labour inspectors regarding minimum rights and breaches.

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What is a refugee ?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:27:00 +1300

A guide to the complex question of what is a refugee and an exploration of their shrinking prospects. Kathryn Ryan talks to Professor William Maley from the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University. He is also is a Barrister of the High Court of Australia, vice-president of the Refugee Council of Australia and has been a visiting research fellow in the Refugee Studies Programme at the University of Oxford.

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Marty Duda's artist of the week

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:07:00 +1300

Marty features the music of multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter and singer Steven Wilson.

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A family divided by the Berlin Wall

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:07:00 +1300

What is it like to live in a world split in two? Nina Willner a former US Army Intelligence Officer, traces her family's incredible history on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Her mother Hanna was just 20 years old when she escaped from the stifling world of East Germany to the West. Years after Hanna's brave escape, Nina found herself leading secret operations just miles away from the family her mother was forced to leave behind.

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Australia correspondent Bernard Keane

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:50:00 +1300

Australia's Solicitor-General has quit after a stoush with the Attorney-General and Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull at daggers drawn in the wake of an intra-party conflict over over gun laws.

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Electrical currents and quake prediction

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:39:00 +1300

Friedemann Freund thinks he's on the trail of the holy grail of seismology - a way to accurately predict earthquakes. His theory is that just before an earthquake the stress put on rocks cause them to generate enormous electric currents which can be detected above ground and possibly even in out space. A former NASA scientist, Dr Freund is in New Zealand hoping to form partnerships with local seismologists to conduct more research.

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A new initiative to tackle Auckland's housing crisis

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:09:00 +1300

Housing strategist, Leonie Freeman, who's held senior roles in the property sector in both public and private, talks to Kathryn Ryan about the new independent initiative she believes will solve the Auckland housing crisis. She's launched a website to explain her plan, which she's unveiling at a housing conference in the city this morning.

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Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:45:00 +1300

Two things NOT to do in the media: Take satire seriously, and preach mortal standards to a younger generation.

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Short Takes - making cooking simple

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:30:00 +1300

Keeping it simple - easy to follow recipes.

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Political commentators Stephen Mills and Rob Hosking

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:08:00 +1300

Stephen Mills and Rob Hosking discuss Hekia Parata's decision to leave politics and Judith Collin's announcement on new corrections spending.

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Book Review - "My Father's Island: A Memoir" by Adam Dudding

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:40:00 +1300

"My Father's Island: A Memoir" by Adam Dudding. Reviewed by Sonja deFriez and published by VUP.

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Teaching in a war zone

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:07:00 +1300

New Zealand professor Peter O'Connor – an international expert in applied theatre and drama education - has just returned from the Middle East where he ran arts education workshops with schoolteachers. He describes Palestine as “the largest prison in the world”, but was greatly impressed by the teachers there.

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US correspondent Susan Milligan

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:40:00 +1300

Well, it may be only 15 days before the nasty, brutish and tragically not short presidential campaign comes to an end, but the consensus in the US is that it's over. ABC has Clinton up 50-38 nationally and Trump is trailing in almost every battleground state. Actually, it's worse than that - states once considered "tossups" such as Florida and Virginia are light blue now. Surprisingly, the battlegrounds now are North Carolina, Arizona, Utah and Ohio.

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How do they do that - The secrets of special effects

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:40:00 +1300

If you're a fan of freaky faces - we've got special effects galore! Nine to Noon talks to BodyFX 's Yolanda Bartram who sponsors the make-up artistry competition at the Armageddon Entertainment Expo.

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Turning sound waves into honeycomb

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:30:00 +1300

Nine to Noon talks to Auckland designer Gerbrand Van Melle about 3D printed honeycomb, sound inspired chocolate and other innovations.

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Canadians warned not to rush towards Pharmac

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:08:00 +1300

'Reduced costs, but restricted access to important medicines'. A study warns Canadians 'to be careful about what they wish for ' when considering a Pharmac style drug buying system.

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Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:30:00 +1300

The Black Caps scored their first win on tour beating India, Joseph Parker will fight Mexican Andy Ruiz for the WBO world heavyweight title in Auckland in December & Aaron Smith rules himself out of the Wallaby test on Saturday night at Eden Park, but was he persuaded to do so by his rugby bosses?

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Music review with Grant Smithies

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:07:00 +1300

Grant Smithies reveals himself to be an overheated fanboy this week with four of his all-time fave Flying Nun tunes from The Chills, The Bats, Straitjacket Fits and Snapper.

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Japanese war brides: 'They were tough cookies, all of them'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:08:00 +1300

After WWII, around 50,000 Japanese women left for the United States with American husbands. Three journalists – and daughters of Japanese ‘war brides’ – have made an intimate short documentary telling their mothers’ stories.

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Asia correspondent Charlotte Glennie

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:49:00 +1300

Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte has declared his country will separate militarily and economically from the United States, a long standing ally. Charlotte discusses this and the response in Thailand to the death of the country's King.

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NZ's population set to hit 5 million by 2020

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:43:00 +1300

Nine to Noon talks with Statistics NZ's senior demographer Kim Dunstan about the latest population projections. That number is set to hit 5 million within three years, and could reach that sooner if strong migration continues. In the year ended June, the population grew at its fastest rate since the early 60s, with net migration of nearly 70 thousand.

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What do parents think of the state of the education system?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:33:00 +1300

Nine to Noon discusses a new survey of parents which finds many feel their children are not taught how to manage stress at school well. The results are part of a survey of 800 New Zealand parents, grandparents and guardians, by Monash University education researchers, who also surveyed two thousand Australian families. Lynn Freeman talks to Associate Professor Sivanes Phillipson.

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Hip implant claimants partially lose compensation case

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:21:00 +1300

New Zealand recipients of faulty hip implants have lost their bid to sue the multinational giant Johnson and Johnson's subsidiary DePuy for compensation, but can pursue exemplary damages. Nine to Noon talks with one of the claimants, Auckland lawyer James Elliot.

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Did Trump out-Trump himself in the last debate?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:08:00 +1300

Did Donald Trump hijack his own performance at the third and final US presidential showdown against Hilary Clinton? Despite a more self assured and polished performance over all by the Republican presidential nominee, the suggestion that he might refuse to accept the outcome of the election is dominating all the headlines. Republican strategist, Brad Blakeman and Democratic strategist, David Goodfriend discuss.

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Viewing with Sarah McMullan

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:49:00 +1300

Sarah McMullan reviews TV 1s Dirty Laundry, movies Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie, Shin Godzilla, El Clan and Inferno.

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Parenting: dealing with disappointment

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:28:00 +1300

Souring friendships, tough times at school, disappointments big and small… How do you help a child navigate difficult emotions and build resilience – and when should you back off?

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New technology with Andy Linton

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:13:00 +1300

Andy Linton on the shutting down of investigative journalist Brian Krebs website by probably the biggest DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack in history following coverage of cyber criminals. What are the implications?

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Wildlife photographer and author Neville Peat

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:11:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan talks with wildlife photographer and author of over 40 books - on geography, biography, natural history and the environment. Fascinated by wild and remote environments, and unique fauna and flora, Neville Peat has explored much of New Zealand and the South Pacific, from the far-flung tropical atolls of Tokelau, to the snow and ice of the Ross Dependency, Antarctica.

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UK correspondent Tim Sculthorpe

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:49:00 +1300

Daily Mail deputy political editor Tim Sculthorpe: Teresa May's first meeting with EU countries since becoming PM, UKIP falling apart and Nicola Sturgeon's fresh call for a referendum on Scottish independence and when will the Heathrow decision land?

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Otago leaf fossils help solve major climate mystery

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:37:00 +1300

As Antarctica melts, pushing sea levels higher, scientists in New Zealand and America have been looking at a similar phenomenon, 23 million years ago, using ancient leaves. The study has proved for the first time, a link between a CO2 spike and the ancient melt. Kathryn Ryan talks to one of the study's authors, Beth Fox from the University of Waikato.

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McCullum on Cairns: " I want nothing more to do with him"

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:09:00 +1300

Brendon McCullum talks to Kathryn Ryan and answers questions about some of the biggest controversies surrounding his career, including the evidence he gave to the perjury trial of former teammate Chris Cairns, and why he took so long to come forward with it.

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Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:47:00 +1300

This week Siouxsie discusses the Japanese researchers turning mouse stem cells into eggs, a new diabetes test based on sweat and the invasive plants which dye yellow woodpeckers red.

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The Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:28:00 +1300

Ngahiraka Mason is the guest curator of the Auckland Art Galllery's exhibition featuring more than 120 Māori and Pākehā portraits by late 19th and early 20th century painter Gottfried Lindauer.

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Marty Duda's artist of the week

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:06:00 +1300

Songwriter Rod Temperton passed away this week at the age of 66. Because of his low profile he was known as "The Invisible Man". The British-born musician is best known for his work with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones, writing the title songs for both the Off The Wall and Thriller albums.

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Book review - "The Wonder" by Emma Donoghue

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:39:00 +1300

Reviewed by Jane Westaway, published by Macmillan.

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NZ's best backcountry huts

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:16:00 +1300

Writer and photographer Shaun Barnett talks to Kathryn Ryan about his guide to the best huts of the beaten track. . A Bunk for the Night, a Guide to New Zealand's Best Backcountry Huts. by Shaun Barnett, Rob Brown and Geoff Spearpoint.

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Australia correspondent Peter Munro

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:07:00 +1300

Peter discusses the recent claims of deliberate torture by the Australian government on Nauru, revealed in an Amnesty International report.

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What do special needs children need in the classroom?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:36:00 +1300

As the Ombudsman investigates complaints about two schools confining special needs children in seclusion rooms, Kathryn Ryan talks with teacher and mum of three, Julie Hanify, who was diagnosed with ADHD and autism in her 40s. She's just written a book about her experiences, called A Small Blue Thing.

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Fighting tooth decay with fluoride varnish

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:23:00 +1300

Nine to Noon hears from two District Health Boards which have begun painting fluoride varnish onto childrens' teeth, to fight decay - with positive results so far. Dental decay is the biggest cause of preventable hospital admissions, with nearly 6500 children and adolescents needing surgery under general anaesthetic in the 2013/2014 year - the most recent available period.

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The battle for Mosul

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:08:00 +1300

Iraq analyst and advisor to the US military led coalition Micheal Knights discusses the battle for Mosul & post ISIS plans once the fighting ends. Mosul, was declared as the de facto Iraqi capital of ISIS 's "caliphate" in 2014.The conflict in Iraq's second-largest city, is expected to result in a massive influx of displaced people to the Kurdistan region. What plans are in place to deal with this crisis?

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Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:46:00 +1300

Gavin Ellis talks to Kathryn Ryan about regional newspapers. Three months ago the Wairarapa Times Age moved back into local ownership and, if the NZME/Fairfax merger received the green light, we may see other regional newspapers follow the same path. He'll also look at a study in the United States which shows younger adults prefer to read rather watch the news.

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Business commentator Rod Oram

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:08:00 +1300

Rod Oram talks to Kathryn Ryan about the real momentum building from governments and companies on the Paris climate agreement, and related initiatives to reduce emissions reductions. Also the NZ fruit sorting company, Compac is sold to a Norwegian company, and Airworks is set for a takeover by a Chinese company.

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Book review - 44 Days: 75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:41:00 +1300

"44 Days: 75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia" by Michael Veitch, Reviewed by Quentin Johnson, published by Hachette.

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Sir Craig Oliver on Brexit

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:07:00 +1300

Sir Craig Oliver was the head of former British Prime Minister, David Cameron's communications team. He spent six years at Downing Street advising on how policy and the PM should be portrayed. He talks to Kathryn Ryan about his book Unleashing Demons - The Inside Story of Brexit.

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US correspondent, Steve Almond

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:48:00 +1300

We're three weeks out from the US Presidential election, Hillary Clinton's lead has solidified, and Donald Trump faces more accusations of sexual assault and harrassment.

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Call to ban football transfer system

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:29:00 +1300

The transfer system in professional football inevitably leads to corruption and should be abolished, a sports economist says.

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Getting jobs in the future

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:09:00 +1300

In a world where technology is rapidly changing the future of the workforce, what does global evidence tell us about how the education system can lead to good jobs for people? Kathryn Ryan speaks to leading expert on the relationship between education and the labour market, Ewart Keep from the Centre for Skills, Knowledge & Organisational Performance at the University of Oxford & Cardiff University.  

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Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:45:00 +1300

Kennedy talks about whales losing their language, a frog that has gone extinct and history lessons from the road.

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Baking without refined sugar

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:30:00 +1300

Carine Claudepierre is a scientist and sweet-tooth who discovered a few years ago she was pre-diabetic. That set her off on a journey of trialing new ways of baking - without refined sugars and flours - to satisfy not only the cravings for sweet treats, but her love of baking.

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Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:08:00 +1300

Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams discuss the Government's Immigration `announcement', housing, the "dead rat" season prior to election year, the surplus and the death of unionist Helen Kelly.

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Book review - "Great Tales from Rural New Zealand"

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:40:00 +1300

By by Gordon McLauchlan. Reviewed by Harry Broad, published by Bateman.

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Swami Agnivesh: Indian justice crusader

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:09:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan speaks to Indian holy man, Swami Agnivesh, who gave up his name, caste, family, career and material belongings to become a crusader for social justice for millions in his homeland. Born into Brahmin or upper caste family, he was a professor of law and management in the southern city of Calcutta. Aged, 28, he gave up it all up for a life of activisim, and has campaigned for five decades against bonded labour, child labour, the plight of child widows, and the crime of female foeticide, spending several stints in prison along the way.

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Africa correspondent Deborah Patta

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:45:00 +1300

Deborah Patta on the schoolgirls recently released by Boko Haram.

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The benefits of regional anaesthesia

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:28:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan speaks to Dr James Cameron about regional anaesthesia, a procedure where drugs are injected near nerve centres to numb a particular area of the body like an arm or leg. He says it has several benefits over a general anaesthetic - including quicker recovery time, less nausea and less suppression of the immune system.

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Schools covertly suspending too many students: report

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:08:00 +1300

A new report finds that illegal suspensions, where students are covertly encouraged to withdraw from school, are growing in number, casting doubt on Education Ministry statistics. Kathryn Ryan speaks with report author, solicitor Jen Walsh who is from the community law centre, YouthLaw.

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The week that was with Te Radar and Alice Brine

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:49:00 +1300

Te Radar and Alice Brine are with us for a lighter look at the week including what happened to the 3 metre high driftwood hut known as 'Fort Awesome'. While it was dubbed "sturdy as" by its makers New Plymouth council disagreed.

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Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:32:00 +1300

Brendan Telfer asks what now for Aaron Smith? Will he be chosen for this now quite important match against the Wallabies at Eden Park next Saturday?

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New Music with Jeremy Taylor

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:06:00 +1300

New music from Auckland's Hopetoun Brown, Wellington "pan-generational supergroup" Teeth, spooky retro-futurism from Survive, and a classic reissue from 1986 from Elvis Costello & The Attractions"

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Children's Book Review with John McIntyre

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:38:00 +1300

"When We Go Camping" by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Cat Chapman, published by Walker Books

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Inside the mind of a batsman: Kane Williamson

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:11:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan talks with cricketer Kane Williamson on leading the Black Caps at just 26, and his tips on batting, bowling, fielding and captaincy.

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Pacific correspondent Mike Field

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:51:00 +1300

Tonga's prime minister looks to be in a despairing state as he claims everybody is trying to bring him down, a bitter row atop Hawaii's highest peak and miracle times featuring holy water and stigmata in Samoa and Fiji

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Is seaweed the answer to NZ's methane problem?

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:31:00 +1300

Researchers in Australia have found a potential answer to one of New Zealand's biggest climate change conundrum's - a seaweed to cut methane from burping cows. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Rob Kinley with CSIRO at James Cook University in Queensland, who has been testing the effect seaweed has on methane production, as well as the health of cows.   Also joining us is Andy Reisinger, the deputy director of the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre,

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Child Sex Offender Register launched

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:09:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan talks with Police Deputy Commissioner Viv Rickard about the new Child Sex Offender Register, which is being launched today. Those who qualify to be on the register will be required by law to provide a range of personal information and inform Police of any change in their circumstances. Will communities be safer as a result?

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Viewing with Sarah McMullan

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:48:00 +1300

Sarah McMullan reviews crime thriller Don't Breathe, fashion documentary The First Monday in May & Oasis: Supersonic.

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Parenting challenging teens

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:29:00 +1300

Lynn Freeman speaks with psychotherapist Katrina Jacobsen of the organisation Parent Help about tips for parenting challenging teens. She says these years can be particularly difficult for parents.

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New technology with Sarah Putt

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:06:00 +1300

Sarah Putt on the demise of Samsumg's Galaxy Note 7 and Blackberrry pulls out of manufacturing smartphones.

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Book review - "Hag-Seed" by Margaret Atwood

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:42:00 +1300

Reviewed by Anne Else, published by Penguin Random House NZ.

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Nujeen Mustafa's epic wheelchair journey from Syria to Germany

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:08:00 +1300

Syrian teenager, Nujeen Mustafa, who has cerebral palsy, left her homeland beginning a 16 month odyssey with her sister Nisreen, to ultimately reach the safety of Europe. Travelling by boat, bus, train, and taxi across Turkey, the Mediterranean to Greece, through Macedonia to Serbia and then finally making it to the Hungarian border and then Germany. The UK Sunday Times journalist, author and foreign correspondent, Christina Lamb has co- written her story with her.

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UK Correspondent Matthew Parris

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:53:00 +1300

The argument about whether Britain will have a hard or soft Brexit it is hotting up. One newspaper paper reports a leaked Treasury document suggesting the cost of hard Brexit could be as much as 66 billion per year.

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From school drop out to teacher: Neville Rakena

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:40:00 +1300

Neville Rakena discusses how he went from being kicked out of school, to getting a job as a teacher aide, and his plans to train as a teacher. He's been involved with Nga Rangatahi Toa - a creative arts initiative in South Auckland which supports young people excluded from school. He talks to Lynn Freeman along with Auckland rapper Tony TZ, who is a youth mentor for Nga Rangatahi Toa.

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Bic Runga to be inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:27:00 +1300

Nine to Noon talks to New Zealand singer-songwriter Bic Runga about being awarded the 2016 Legacy Award, given to Kiwi artists who have helped shape the NZ music industry. She'll be inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame at the New Zealand Music Awards on November 17th.

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NZ faces major primary teacher shortage

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:09:00 +1300

Auckland schools are struggling to replace older teachers as they leave, with New Zealand facing a 3000-teacher shortfall within 15 years, warns a senior Massey University tutor.

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Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:47:00 +1300

Dr Siouxie Wiles talks about the underwater dawn chorus and new research suggesting TV cooking shows may be bad for our health!

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Safety at work: physical and mental

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:26:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan talks with Paul Litchfield, the chair of the UK's What Works Centre for Wellbeing, which is dedicated to promoting evidence for the improvement of wellbeing across society. He says safety ta work is not just about the physical environment, but also workers' mental health. He has held senior posts in occupational medicine in the UK's public and private sectors, including Chief Medical Officer for British Telecommunications for 15 years.

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Marty Duda's artist of the week: Robert Ellis

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:06:00 +1300

Marty features the music of Texas singer-songwriter Robert Ellis.

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Book review - "Fear" by Ranulph Fiennes

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:40:00 +1300

Reviewed by Naomi Arnold, published by Hachette.

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Female aviation trailblazers

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:09:00 +1300

It has been 80 years since Jean Batten made her record breaking flight from London to New Zealand.

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Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:51:00 +1300

Karen Middleton discusses the prospects of changing the law to allow same-sex marriage, the inquest into the death of young star cricketer Philip Hughes, and a new report on the high rate of indigenous suicide.

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Supporting social enterprise

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:32:00 +1300

It's been announced the World Social Enterprise Forum will be held in Christchurch next year and local business are keen to capitalise. Last night, the Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew presented a report on how to grow the social enterprise sector - which uses commercial strategies to achieve social benefits. Two of the people who helped write that report are Michelle Sharp from Kilmarnock Enterprises and Alex Hannant from the Akina Foundation.

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Growing calls for inquiry over mental health

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:09:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan talks to MidCentral Health DHB member Lindsay Burnell who's calling for an inquiry into mental health. He says there's a massive increase in demand, and the system will not cope, unless funding is increased. She also speaks with Ron Dunham, CEO of Lakes District Health board, and the chair of the National Chief Executives group for DHBs New Zealand.

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Media commentator, Gavin Ellis

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:45:00 +1300

Gavin Ellis admits to being confused by the newspaper industry, which reports rising readership amid declining circulation and a push for baby boomer advertising while pitching content at the under 40s.

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Holden - paying tribute to an Aussie classic

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:20:00 +1300

For decade upon decade the Holden name has helped shaped Australian and New Zealand culture. Yet in 2017 it will stop building cars in Australia. What is next for the quintessentially aussie motor? Will Hagon is a motoring journalist, and author of Holden : 'Our Car from 1856 - 2017'

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Business commentator Rod Oram

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:06:00 +1300

Rod Oram on two business departures; Sam Morgan says he will step down from the board of TradeMe, the company he founded and Tim Bennett is leaving his role as chief executive of the NZX.

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Book review - "SAS Rogue Heroes" by Ben McIntyre

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:39:00 +1300

Reviewed by Rae Mcgregor, published by Penguin Random House.

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Tale of a man 'torn apart' by WWII

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:06:00 +1300

Film-maker Welby Ings on his short film, Sparrow which tells New Zealand's difficult history of erasing uncomfortable details about war. Sparrow is based on the true story of a gay New Zealand soldier in World War Two, who was punished for desertion, and spent the rest of his life in a psychiatric institution.

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US correspondent Susan Milligan

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:48:00 +1300

Susan Milligan reports on the latest Clinton-Trump head-to head, as well as Paul Ryan telling Republicans he will no longer defend or campaign for Mr Trump.

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Breakthrough in treating diarrhoea

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:34:00 +1300

Around the world half a million children die every year from diarrhoea - usually children under the age of two who get dehyrated. Health experts have previously thought the disease had a huge variety of causes and was therefore near-impossible to treat, but new research published in UK medical journal The Lancet reveals the six pathogens which seem responsible for nearly 90 percent of cases.

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'Communities need to step up' - Vulnerable Children Ministry head

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:09:00 +1300

The Ministry for Vulnerable Children will need to talk with children and involve the community if it is to succeed, says its new head.

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Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:47:00 +1300

Celebrations around the return of land and sea birds from their overseas stints. Kennedy discusses events based on the idea that we're all from somewhere else, and his own children's book "The Cuckoo and the Warbler" he co-wrote with artist Heather Hunt.

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Bee daddies: Hutt Valley’s taste of honey

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:36:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan talks to Julia Milne about the Beeple Honey Collective. Based in the Hutt Valley, a group of local dads are making hives from recycled wood that customers can rent or buy to have in their backyard or in a community apiary. Last year they returned over 100kgs of honey back to children and families in the Lower Hutt area.

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Political commentators Stephen Mills and Matthew Hooton

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:08:00 +1300

Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills discuss the local body election results, what now for a Mt Roskill by-election as Phil Goff vacates the seat and John Key on child poverty.

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Gary Silipa: from illegal graffiti to art gallery director

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:06:00 +1300

Auckland artist Gary Silipa talks with Kathryn Ryan about his journey from painting illegal graffiti to art gallery director. The son of Samoan migrants, his art gallery is featured in this year's Artweek Auckland with more of his outdoor art in the form of murals in laneways around Glen Innes.

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Can Trump be kicked out?

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:50:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan asks US correspondent Susan Milligan if it's possible for the Republican Party to remove Donald Trump from the presidential campaign after a number of senior members of the party called for him to step down.

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Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:35:00 +1300

Seamus Kearney on relations between Russia and the West nosediving, calls for action over the fate of refugee children at Calais migrant camp in France; and protests in Hungary over the closing down of a main opposition newspaper.

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