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Preview: Nine To Noon with Kathryn Ryan

RNZ: Nine To Noon

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


Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:43:00 +1300

Gavin joins Kathryn to talk about the two new political editors at TV1 and TV3. More generational change at Parliament? Also a media trust has been set up to augment weakened mainstream media in the Queenstown Lakes District - could this point to a new way to sustain coverage in regional New Zealand? Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on

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Could Instagram be the future of photographic publishing?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:26:00 +1300

The Melbourne-based German photographer Katrin Koenning talks to Kathryn Ryan about how she has exceeded the limits of the everyday camera phone, as well as the unusual way her debut book Astres Noires (Black Stars) came into being via Instagram. She also weighs into the debate about whether Instagram is the future of photographic publishing. Katrin is coming to New Zealand as part of the Photobook New Zealand festival, running from 9th - 11th March 2018 in Wellington. She will speaking at Massey University on Sunday 11th March.

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Business commentator Rod Oram

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:07:00 +1300

On Rod Oram's radar this week is Fletcher Building's problems and losses, which are far worse than expected. Also Genesis Energy which says it will stop burning coal by 2030. Rod joins Kathryn from the Digital Nations conference being held in Auckland.

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Book review - Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give by Ada Calhoun

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:38:00 +1300

Charlotte Graham-McLay reviews Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give by Ada Calhoun, published by WW Norton & Co.

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Deborah Cadbury: Queen Victoria's matchmaking

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:07:00 +1300

Queen Victoria was a formidable monarch who ruled Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 until her death in 1901. By the 1890s she had over thirty grandchildren and she made it her business to try to manoeurvre them all into a series of dynastic marriages with royal households across Europe and in Russia. British historian, journalist, writer and TV producer and documentary maker Deborah Cadbury's latest book is a fascinating account of that matchmaking, and the monarch's vision of European unity well before the notion of a 'European Union' ever existed.

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USA correspondent, Steve Almond

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:51:00 +1300

Steve Almond joins Kathryn to talk about how the teenage survivors of the Parkland, FL high school massacre are actively challenging the politicians who continually bend to the Gun Lobby by refusing to enact common sense gun control measures. Steve is also across the latest from the US investigation into Russia's attempt to sway the election.

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It's a big job

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:36:00 +1300

Bariatric Nurse, Cecilia Westmacott from Manukau SuperClinic talks about the harsh realities people crippled by obesity face to get their lives back.

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Former-cyclone Gita: bags packed and ready to go

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:28:00 +1300

Penny Madden is expecting her home in Hector, North of Westport to be smashed by the second former-cylone in less than three weeks. She has her bags packed and is ready to go.

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Major closures to Auckland ranges against Kauri dieback

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:09:00 +1300

[gallery:4035] Extensive closures are being proposed in the Waitakere and the Hunua Ranges to fight kauri dieback. The Auckland Council is considering spending millions of dollars in a new effort to restrict visitors from entering the regional parks from May 1st. Kauri dieback, for which there is yet no cure, affects a fifth of kauri trees in the Waitakere Ranges, a scale that's doubled in the last five years. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Auckland Council Biodiversity Manager Rachel Kelleher and Edward Ashby from the West Auckland iwi, Te Kawerau a Maki, has been calling on the council to stop people entering the Waitakere Ranges since last July.

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Urban issues with Bill McKay

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:49:00 +1300

Yet another group has reported back on the housing problem - but it's time for action. Bill McKay is Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.

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Michael Meredith: Food for Good

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:35:00 +1300

Auckland chef Michael Meredith is co-founder of Eat My Lunch - the social enterprise where every lunch ordered provides for another lunch to a child in a low decile school. He and Lisa King founded eat my lunch in 2015 - since then 450,000 lunches have been given to children in 46 low-decile schools in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington. He talks to Kathryn about his new cook book Food for Good and shares his recipe for Asian Prawn Salad.

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Political commentators Matthew Hooton & Mike Williams

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:06:00 +1300

Who's looking like the front runner to take over the top job in the National Party? Julie Anne Genter announces her pregnancy amidst the Green Party leadership race; and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern graces the cover of Vogue Magazine.

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Book review - This I Would Kill For

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:42:00 +1300

Holly Walker reviews This I Would Kill For: Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist by Anne Buist, published by Text Publishing.

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Alan Dershowitz: "there's no such thing as truth anymore"

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:10:00 +1300

Professor Alan Dershowitz has been called the best-known criminal lawyer in the world. Having just retired from Harvard University Law School after 50 years, Professor Dershowitz has led a high profile career in academia, constitutional and criminal law, fiction writing and as a media personality. A staunch supporter of the Democratic party, he has surprised many with his view that there is no case for obstruction of justice charges to be brought against President Trump.

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Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:47:00 +1300

Russia slams US election meddling charges as just 'blather'; British Prime Minister pushes for security pact with EU, separated from Brexit talks; and Kosovo marks its 10th anniversary of independence with street festivities.

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ERO urges action on alarming maths decline

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:31:00 +1300

Teachers must do more to stop children's confidence and performance in maths falling as they advance through primary school, the Education Review Office says.

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Too late for world renowned fresh water springs?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:08:00 +1300

It's feared a proposed conservation order to protect Golden Bay's world-renowned freshwater springs won't come quickly enough to stop local farmers taking more water from the aquifer that feeds it. The springs contain close to optically-pure water, second only to that found under the Weddell Sea in Antarctica, and are a major tourist attraction, with more than 100,000 visitors a year. However needs for water in the district are competing with conservation. Kathryn talks Andrew Yuill - who applied for the Water Conservation Order, along with local Māori and Tim King, deputy mayor of the Tasman District Council and chair of its Environment and Planning Committee.

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The week that was with James Elliot & Melanie Bracewell

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:50:00 +1300

Our comedians look at the lighter stories of the week including a potentially embarrassing "wardrobe malfunction" of a South Korea skater at the Winter Olympics.

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Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:29:00 +1300

Lydia Ko leading the Australian Open after the first round, the 'war of the wharves' as Auckland City and the government come up with yet another new proposed location for the 2021 America's Cup base and former English cricket captain Mike Atherton goes against public opinion in criticising England Cricket's decision to send Ben Stokes to New Zealand.

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New music with Jeremy Taylor

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:06:00 +1300

The second album from Lyttleton singer-songwriter Marlon Williams finds him getting his swagger and swoon on in a cohesive collection only hinted at by his debut, while German composer Nils Frahm brings us his 9th album, and SZA's debut album of edgy, sexy urban nu-soul from 2017 just keeps on creeping up...

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Unity Books review

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:41:00 +1300

Feel Free by Zadie Smith. Reviewed by Kiran Dass, published by Hamish Hamilton.

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AC Grayling: the crisis of democracy

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:07:00 +1300

Is democracy on the ropes? Some would have you believe that it's a dark time for democracy with the result of the Brexit referendum described as the greatest fraud ever and claims that the Trump administration has facilitated the erosion of American democratic standards. The author and philosopher AC Grayling, has written in depth on the subject in Democracy and its Crisis he talks to Kathryn Ryan about whether democracy be saved. AC Grayling will speak at two sessions (10th & 11th March) during Writers & Readers at the New Zealand Festival. Professor Grayling will also be a guest of the Auckland Writers Festival, which runs from 15th to 20th May. The full public programme will be announced on the evening of Wednesday 14th March.

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Asia correspondent Anna Fifield

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:51:00 +1300

Anna Fifield reports from Seoul with a diplomatic coup scored at the opening of the Olympics by North Korea, the arrest of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar, Malaysia's "gay checklist" and it's the Chinese New Year of the Dog!

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The next step in personalised health

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:37:00 +1300

Personalised medicine, tailored to the characteristics of each individual patient's needs, has become a key focus for medical researchers. With this comes the need for implantable devices that can be inserted into the body to provide data for clinical and research use. Simon Malpas from Auckland University's Bio-Engineering Institute is one of the scientists who's been at the forefront of this work.

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Ramaphosa takes over Zuma as South African president

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:30:00 +1300

Africa's largest economy has a new leader - and it happened less than 24 hours after the last one was forced out. Now Cyril Ramaphosa is pledging to tackle endemic corruption. Kathryn Ryan speaks with our South Africa correspondent Debora Patta about whether he is the man to turn the country's fortunes around.

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Lid lifted on sexist culture within law profession

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:09:00 +1300

Senior women lawyers say revelations about mistreatment of young female law interns in one of the country's top law firms has lifted the lid on a serious broader cultural issue within the profession. Several Victoria University law students on summer clerkships at the firm Russell McVeagh reported being sexually assaulted by two lawyers two years ago at social functions. It's prompted calls for the Law Society to immediately institute a sexual harassment policy, and appoint a sexual harassment officer. Kathryn talks with Wellington barrister Wendy Aldred, former convenor of the Wellington Women Lawyers' Committee and member of the Law Society's women in law committee.

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Viewing with Paul Casserly

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:50:00 +1300

TV and Film writer Paul Casserly reviews Netflix documentary series about corporate greed Dirty Money, and Here and Now on SOHO, the new drama from Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball.

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Law firm responds to alleged misconduct claims

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:33:00 +1300

Russell McVeagh says it has always taken employees' concerns extremely seriously as it deals with the fallout from serious sexual allegations against two of its former employees. The allegations date back to social functions two years ago and involved more than one young woman. Kathryn Ryan talks to Russell McVeagh senior partner, Pip Greenwood.

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Parenting: Settling your child into school

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:18:00 +1300

Settling in to a new school year can be a struggle for many children, and for parents who want to know how to help. Children's coach Jennifer Pollard has some strategies.

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New technology with Mark Pesce

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:07:00 +1300

Futurist, writer and educator Mark Pesce discusses the technical, commercial, legal, and security-related aspects of a feature designed to accelerate performance used in almost every CPU from smartphones to laptops to servers, which turns out to have an unexpected and very nasty side effect: it can be attacked by hackers.

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Book review - The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:39:00 +1300

The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson. Reviewed by Gail Pittaway, published by Hachette.

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Circus takes kids back to the risky '40s

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:13:00 +1300

Does it test your nerve when you see someone jumping off something dangerously high, or pulling on a rope just to see what happens? And what if that person testing their limits is a child?

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UK correspondent Gerri Peev

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:50:00 +1300

Gerri Peev discusses Theresa May's ministers preparing to set out further details about the direction of Brexit, kicking off today with a speech by Boris Johnson. Also more on Oxfam's plunge into crisis following allegations of abuse by staff members in war zones, and how the Labour Party has unveiled its animal welfare policy which includes a ban on foie gras; forcing drivers to report running over a cat to police and an end to the badger cull.

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Study shows 'courage' key part of rural midwives' job

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:35:00 +1300

A new international collaborative study of 200 practicing midwives in New Zealand and Scotland is showing just what it takes to operate in a remote rural area. Dr Andrea Gilkison, who has been a midwife since 1985 and is a Senior Lecturer of midwifery at AUT explains why the education of new midwives, as well as remuneration models that suit their special set of needs, is crucial. Kathryn is also joined by Professor Jean Rankin from the University of the West of Scotland Plus to discuss the findings.

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Alleged misconduct towards student law clerks at top firm

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:07:00 +1300

Victoria University has confirmed that several of its students on a summer clerkship at one of the country's top law firms, Russell McVeagh, complained about the actions of lawyers towards them at social functions in Wellington two years ago. The police were involved but no charges have resulted. The complaints came to the attention of the universities at the highest level. Kathryn Ryan talks with the Vice Chancellor of Victoria University Grant Guildford and the Law Society President, Kathryn Beck.

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Legal commentator Ursula Cheer

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:45:00 +1300

Media lawyer Ursula Cheer revisits rulings over racist cartoons and freedom of expression.

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Ticking along nicely

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:20:00 +1300

Ian Young, at 86, is one of a small band of skilled clock and watch repairers. Semi-retired for more than a decade, he's still carrying out intricate repairs in his purpose-built Wellington workshop.

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Music with Graeme Downes

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:05:00 +1300

Graeme features the music of English post-punk band The Fall.

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NZ Books review - "Anchor Stone" by Tony Beyer

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:35:00 +1300

Anchor Stone by Tony Beyer. Reviewed by Harry Ricketts, published by Cold Hub Press.

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America: the future looks broke

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:05:00 +1300

The United States is broke and an intergenerational Ponzi scheme has taken the place of rational economic planning, a leading American economist says.

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Australia correspondent Peter Munro

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:50:00 +1300

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce could step down as soon as this week, with reports that his fellow National Party MPs will seek his resignation over his affair with a staffer; and Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull has admitted there is more work to do while releasing the 10th annual Closing the Gap progress report, which seeks to reduce Indigenous disadvantage.

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PM's Science Teacher Prize winner Sarah Johns

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:40:00 +1300

Winner of the 2017 Prime Minister's Science Teacher Prize Sarah Johns tells Kathryn Ryan how being "a little bit cheeky" and making the most of opportunities can help students learn.

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All change. No clear front runner to replace English

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:25:00 +1300

The race for the leadership of the National Party is wide open - after Bill English's resignation - who's already said he has no preferred successor. Bill English will stand down as Opposition Leader in just two weeks, initiating a vote among the party's 56 MPs.

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Fletcher Building outlines major losses

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1300

New Zealand's biggest construction company Fletcher Building has announced further losses of over $660 million - more than four times what was projected in October.

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What now after Bill English resigns as National leader?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:55:00 +1300

Bill English says he's decided now is the right time to step aside from  leadership of the National Party. His resignation will take effect on Tuesday February 27th. He says he does not have a preferred successor. RNZ's Political Editor Jane Patterson talks to Kathryn Ryan

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Epic ensemble Eru Dangerspiel is back!

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:43:00 +1300

Musician and founding member of Trinity Roots, Riki Gooch, talks about his creative alter-ego Eru Dangerspiel and the massive super-group of musical mates he's bringing to the Auckland Arts Festival. Taking inspiration from his legendary sold-out gig at Auckland Town Hall in 2009 the festival's opening extravaganza on March 8th is promising to be a huge night of psychedelic funk. The Auckland Arts Festival runs between 8th - 25th March.

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Bill English - press conference

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:34:00 +1300

Bill English resigns as National leader.

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Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:23:00 +1300

Gavin Ellis joins Kathryn to talk about Seven Sharp's new presenter, Jeremy Wells, who has yet to find his comfort zone. Could Hilary Barry fly the show solo? Also did NBR make the right decision in deleting Bob Jones' offensive column? Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on

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Business commentator Rod Oram

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:06:00 +1300

More bad news from Fletcher Building and Fonterra invests in a controversial joint venture in Russia.

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Book review - Women & Power by Mary Beard

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:38:00 +1300

Women & Power by Mary Beard. Reviewed by Hannah August, published by Profile.

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Brian Anderson: fast forward frames of glacial retreat

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:10:00 +1300

Brian Anderson has installed video cameras gathering time lapse videos showing changes on Fox, Franz Joseph, Tasman and Brewster glaciers which not only transmit stunning visual evidence of the glaciers' retreat, but also provide important data to enable mathematical modelling to predict their futures. Brian talks to Kathryn Ryan about this, how a chance finding in a tramper's hut set him on the path to this career, and about the snow and ice conference in Methven, which he is just back from. Brian splits his time between the West Coast, where he lives, and Victoria University in Wellington where he is senior research fellow at the Antarctic Research Centre.

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USA correspondent Susan Milligan

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:51:00 +1300

The fallout over the two men pushed out of their White House jobs because of allegations of domestic abuse. The President has now gone on the offensive tweeting that it's awful people's lives are ruined because of "mere allegations".

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Game-changing flower extract treatment to prevent diabetes

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:41:00 +1300

Dr Alex Tups is one of the inventors of a new treatment to stop pre-diabetes developing into type 2 diabetes. It uses a natural extract derived from the dahlia flower. The treatment is beginning a human trial in Wellington. Dr Tups says the early signs from previous trials have been extremely positive.

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Cyclone Gita: damage may not be known for 24 hours

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:33:00 +1300

Tonga's National Emergency Management Office are struggling to get a full picture of the devastation after tropical Cyclone Gita smashed into the island kingdom overnight. Roads all over the main island of  Tongatapu are blocked by debris and downed power lines are hampering relief efforts. It says there is no house that hasn't been damaged. Gita is now heading towards Fiji. New Zealand has pledged to give $750 thousand dollars to help relief operations. RNZ Pacific journalist Koroi Hawkins has been speaking to Tonga's Disaster Management team.

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Wanaka down to last midwife

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:09:00 +1300

Wanaka is about to be reduced to only one working midwife for a growing population. Morgan Weathington says the exploding population and expensive rent means providing midwifery care under the current model is simply not sustainable. Local mother, Jo Stuart has been leading a campaign to support the midwives and ask the Ministry and DHB for more support. The midwifery workforce nationwide is under pressure - the College of Midwives says there are shortages in both hospital wards and in the community. An overhaul of the way community midwives are funded is being negotiated with the Health Ministry.

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Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:46:00 +1300

The fallacy of drowning islands, the case of the unstoppable mutant crayfish and New Zealand's most unwanted export.

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Olia Hercules' Kaukasis & the best of the Black Sea

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:31:00 +1300

Ukrainian chef Olia Hercules talks to Katherine Ryan about her latest culinary exploration through the vibrant region that bridges Europe and Asia, known as the Caucasus. She has recipes for Serdakha (aubergines) and Garlicky Georgian poussins. Olia Hercules is the award-winning cookbook author of MAMUSHKA that was published in 2015. Her newest publication, is called KAUKASIS

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Political commentators Stephen Mills & Matthew Hooton

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:07:00 +1300

The Green Party's co-leadership contest and the Labour-led Government's pledge to put an end to charter schools.

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Book review - The Atomic City Girls: A Novel

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:38:00 +1300

The Atomic City Girls: A Novel by Janet Beard. Reviewed by Anne Else. Published by HarperCollins.

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Richard Roxburgh - loving the larrikin

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:09:00 +1300

Richard Roxburgh is one of Australia's most accomplished and recognised actors on stage, film and TV. He's best known for his leading role in the hit series Rake - in which is plays the chaotic, quixotic, flawed, yet lovable, Sydney barrister Cleaver Greene. He talks to Kathryn about playing complex characters, his love of the larrikin, and the new string to his bow: writing and illustrating children's fiction.

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Germany correspondent Thomas Sparrow

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:54:00 +1300

Germany finally has a coalition deal five months after the General Election, and the Berlin Wall has now been down longer than it has been up.

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It captivates the crowd - but the numbers are dipping

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:41:00 +1300

Netball is the number one women's sport in this country and the second largest team participation sport after rugby. Yet despite its popularity it is losing numbers, especially in Auckland, where roughly forty per cent of residents were born overseas. For this reason Netball New Zealand is working on a strategy to address the changing demographic and is put more emphasis on community based education and youth initiatives. Kathryn Ryan talks to Netball New Zealand's chief executive Jennie Wyllie.

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More bad news for Fletcher Building, extends trading halt

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:30:00 +1300

RNZ Business Editor Gyles Beckford discusses the major announcement that our biggest construction business, Fletcher Building has requested a further trading halt of its shares and capital notes on the NZX and ASX exchanges.

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Failings in NZ's stock tracking system

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:08:00 +1300

The National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme, which tracks animal movements around the country, has not worked as intended during the outbreak of the cattle disease Mycoplasma Boivs. The disease was first found in South Canterbury in July last year and has now spread from Southland to Hawke's Bay. To discuss the NAIT scheme and possible improvements to it, Kathryn is joined by Michelle Edge from OSPRI, the company which runs the scheme. Also Federated Farmers President, Katie Milne, and Dargaville farmer, Bob Steed.

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The week that was with Te Radar and Irene Pink

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:48:00 +1300

Our comedians discuss the lighter stories of the week including the return of Sirocco the kākāpō, who has been found after a two-year disappearance.

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Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:28:00 +1300

Team NZ takes the top award at the Halberg Awards; a call from a former Black Cap Simon Doull for both Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor to be dropped from the T20 Black Caps side; and the latest on the Russian doping scandal from ahead of the Winter Olympics.

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Music reviewer - Grant Smithies

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:07:00 +1300

Brace yourself, people. After a decade of dormancy, Auckland garage rock reprobates The D4 are reuniting for a whistle-stop NZ tour, culminating in the closing gig of hallowed rock venue, The King's Arms. We hear two of their best songs today, alongside gems from Auckland's Herriot Row and now sadly defunct Manchester band, The Fall.

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Book review - Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:40:00 +1300

Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck, reviewed by Stella Chrysostomou. Published by Granta Books.

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Hweiling Ow: Scaring Kiwis Silly

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:07:00 +1300

Film producer Hweiling Ow is one of New Zealand's leading horror movie makers, but as for watching scary stuff herself, it terrifies her! She has likened her work to a combination of the TV shows Black Mirror and Country Calendar. Most recently, H2Ow Productions produced the Ao-Terror-oa anthology - a dark and perverse look at everything Kiwi - from Rugby in Haka Atua, the great outdoors in The Ranger or 'fun in the sun' with series closer Burn Time. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Hweiling about her career and her upbringing, after arriving in New Zealand from Malaysia at 20 years old.

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Pacific correspondent Koro Vaka'uta

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:51:00 +1300

A commission of inquiry is launched into the Butiraoi ferry tragedy in Kiribati as a grieving public continues to search for answers, dengue continues to sweep through the region amid concerns there isn't enough public information or warnings, and Fiji's rugby league world cup heroes threaten to boycott future fixtures because of a lack of payments.

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Hunters warned over lead exposure

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:28:00 +1300

Hunters are being warned over the danger of eating wild game shot with lead bullets. Two researchers from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology have published a report in the American Journal of Medicine which finds that hunting with lead-based bullets contaminates wild game with toxic lead fragments. They say consuming this meat exposes hunters and the public to unsafe levels of lead. Kathryn talks with co-author Professor Eric Buenz, a Motueka hunter, Greg, and the President of the Deer Stalkers Association, Bill O'Leary.

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NZ funded Pacific marine programme under scrutiny

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:09:00 +1300

New Zealand has spent $14 million on a Maritime Safety programme in the Pacific, with a further $16 million of spending planned for the coming three years. In light of the recent Kiribati ferry tragedy, we ask what the programme has delivered and what the obstacles are to improved marine safety in the region, with Dave Billington of Maritime New Zealand.

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Viewing with Lara Strongman

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:48:00 +1300

TV and film writer Lara Strongman has been watching three programmes, which are charming, funny, full of dignity and love, and as New Zealand as they come: Casketeers (TVNZ), Subject:Dad (TV3), FAFSWAG Vogue (interactive documentary).

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Talking to children about war

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:28:00 +1300

Wellington-based author Philippa Werry talks to Kathryn Ryan about the importance of talking to children about war. Although children might hear about the big international wars, what do they know of our own? Philippa's latest book is The New Zealand Wars. She has also thought a lot about the importance of talking to children about peace.

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New technology - Sarah Putt

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:06:00 +1300

Sarah Putt on how Amazon is the most valuable brand in the world, how Smart glasses are being revisited, and how to raise $10vmilliom for your start up, in a week!

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Book review - "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:37:00 +1300

Lisa Finacane reviews The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, published by Hachette.

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White Chrysanthemum's 'Comfort Women'

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:06:00 +1300

In 2002, Mary Lynn Bracht visited her mother's childhood village, and first learned of the Korean sex slaves set-up for the Japanese military during WWII. It was to be the inspiration for her debut novel, White Chrysanthemum, about two sisters Hana and Emi, cruelly separated by war. The book is already being compared with Memoirs of Geisha and the rights were snapped up within 24 hours of its completion.

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UK correspondent Tim Sculthorpe

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:52:00 +1300

UK Correspondent Tim Sculthorpe on current Cabinet talks to agree a UK position on Brexit trade talks, while rumours persist the right-wing Tories could try to evict Theresa May from No 10.

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Scammers & fraudsters targeting all ages

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:37:00 +1300

Online fraudsters are targeting both young and old in increasingly sophisticated ways, according to the Commission for Financial Capability. Its Fraud Education Manager, Bronwyn Groot, has spent 20 years in the field, starting when she worked in a bank in her home town of Waiuku. She talks to Kathryn about how to avoid getting ripped off.

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Widespread Massey University enrolment problems 'a nightmare'

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:08:00 +1300

Massey students say glitches with the university's IT system is seeing some students miss out on courses, and even student loans and allowances. On campus and extramural students are reporting difficulties in enrolling, with just weeks before lectures are due to start. Kathryn Ryan talks to President of Massey's Extramural Students' Society David McNab, Ben Schmidt who is the President of Massey University Students' Association, and student Jacqueline Eade.

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Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:50:00 +1300

This week, scientist Dr Siouxsie Wiles talks about how we might be able to train mosquitos to stay away from us, and explains how bacteria may behind some cases of colon cancer.

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Angella Dravid - no holds barred

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:28:00 +1300

Absurd, unpredictable and downright funny. Auckland-based comedian Angella Dravid talks to Kathryn Ryan about what makes her laugh and how she turned a spell in a British prison into award-winning comedy.

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Music with Kirsten Johnstone

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:07:00 +1300

Kirsten Johnstone plays three upcoming local releases by Coco Solid, Marlon Williams & Scott Mannion.

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Book review - Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:41:00 +1300

Claire Murdoch reviews Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan, published by Penguin Random House.

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All eyes on NZX after massive fall on Wall Street

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:34:00 +1300

RNZ's Business Editor Gyles Beckford as the New Zealand stock exchange opens for the day - down 2%

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Jessica Watson: sailing into the story books

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:07:00 +1300

Jessica Watson came to world attention in 2010 for her single mindedness, bravery and huge skill navigating the world's oceans, on her own for 210 days, when she was only 16.

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Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:52:00 +1300

The government's newest senator, former decorated military officer Jim Molan, has refused to apologise for retweeting videos from the British right-wing extremist/white supremacist group Britain First; Australia has forked out millions of dollars to parade its tourism attractions in the most highly prized timeslot on US television; and one of the worst-kept secrets in Canberra is out with the revelation that 51-year-old deputy Prime Minister and former Kiwi Barnaby Joyce is expecting a new baby with his 33-year-old former media adviser, Vikki Campion.

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Trouble at the track

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:24:00 +1300

There's increased scrutiny on thoroughbred racing after an industry crisis meeting last month sparked by a spate of weather related race abandonments, the resulting financial pressures and calls for change. The New Zealand Trainers' Association wants to see a complete overhaul of way the billion dollar thoroughbred business is run, including a new strategic plan, a governance overhaul and a look at rationalising some of the smaller, underused and poorly maintained tracks that the industry's struggling to maintain. Meanwhile, the Racing Minister Winston Peters has identified investment in all weather tracks as a possible way forward, but has also reiterated the need for serious changes within industry structures. Kathryn Ryan talks to New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing CEO, Bernard Saundry, New Zealand Racing Board Chief Executive John Allen, the New Zealand Trainers' Association president Tony Pike and Tony Lepper the President of the Central Otago Racing Club.

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Farmers in limbo over cattle disease

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:09:00 +1300

Southland vet Mark Bryan says farmers are unable to plan for the future while they wait for results of MPI tests for Mycoplasma bovis - the bacterium causing mastitis, abortion, pneumonia, and arthritis in cattle. He's part of a support group formed in the area. He says farmers and share milkers need to be making decisions about winter contracts and by the time the test results are back, it could be too late. Mark Bryan also says the cattle disease could be a major setback for efforts to reduce antibiotic use in farm animals.

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Maori architecture in the 20th Century

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 11:49:00 +1300

In recognition of the first political events of the year, Bill McKay looks at the architectural background to Ratana and Waitangi. Bill is Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.

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Faisal Attaye: Manuka Love

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 11:36:00 +1300

Faisal Attaye is a young Aucklander with a passion for manuka honey. He started out as a hobby beekeeper but began sourcing manuka honey directly from producers in remote locations throughout Northland and the Bay of Islands, and marketing it under the brand Manuka Love. Faisal was born in Afghanistan and moved to New Zealand as a 7 year old with his family.

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Political commentators Mike Williams & Matthew Hooton

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 11:06:00 +1300

A look at Waitangi, the brief storm over the National Party's leadership team and why bi-partanship over poverty didn't get off the ground.

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Book review - "How to be a Human" by Ruby Wax

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:37:00 +1300

Phil Vine reviews How to be a Human by Ruby Wax, published by Penguin Random House.

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Frank Howarth: Nailing it

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:11:00 +1300

As the host of one of the most popular woodworking channels on YouTube, Frank Howarth of Frank Makes has made a name for himself by seamlessly balancing wood projects with some innovative videography skills. The Portland, Oregon-based woodworker talks to Kathryn about recording and sharing the build process of everything, from a set of drawers to a full kitchen re-model, lawn chairs to a woodturned bamboo death star - and even the entire build process of the place where all the magic happens - what he calls his dream workshop. [gallery:3947]

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Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:48:00 +1300

A shooting spree against immigrants in Italy raises tension four weeks ahead of elections, the Polish president comes under pressure to veto a controversial holocaust law and Corsican nationalists call for greater autonomy ahead of a visit by President Macron.

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Katherine de Silva: Fixing Forests

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:35:00 +1300

Katherine de Silva is a budding botanist traveling the country in a campervan studying 45 urban restoration plots as part of her Masters Degree. She's half way through the expedition, in which she's analysing the soil, temperature and climate to find out why some plants thrive, and more importantly why some don't, in each region. She talks to Kathryn Ryan from her motor home which is currently parked up in Christchurch.

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Bankers' Assn backs down over protection for fraud victims

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:08:00 +1300

The Bankers' Association has responded to pressure over protection for customers stung by online fraudsters. The association, which represents banks, was criticised by Consumer New Zealand, for its plans to remove from the new Banking Code of Practice a key protection for unwitting victims of internet fraud. Kathryn talks with Karen Scott-Howman, the Chief Executive NZ Bankers' Association, also Sue Chetwin, from Consumer NZ and Massey University banking expert Claire Matthews

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The Week that Was with Te Radar and Michele A'Court

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:48:00 +1300

Our comedians discuss the funnier stories of the week including how hundreds of highly-classifed Australian Cabinet files ended up in a second hand shop.

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Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:34:00 +1300

Ahead of the Winter Olympics, 28 Russian athletes have their Olympic doping bans overturned, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on Russian doping into turmoil and there's heavy criticism here from within cricket circles levelled at the IPL T20 auction, described as 'brutal' 'archaic' 'cruel' and 'humiliating'.

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New music with Jeremy Taylor

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:07:00 +1300

Having resolutely failed to listen to any new music at all over the New Year period, Jeremy Taylor ponders a (non-existent) soundtrack to Lizzy Goodman's excellent oral history "Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011".

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