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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


The week that was

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:50:00 +1300

With Te Radar and Irene Pink.

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Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:32:00 +1300

Black Caps have a dismal showing in the Chappell-Hadlee series, tomorrow's heavyweight title fight between Jo Parker and Mexican Any Ruiz and Lydia Ko parts with her coach.

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Revelling in Dadrock

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:07:00 +1300

Jeremy Taylor goes fully Dadrock with the new Rolling Stones blues covers album, Kate Bush's live tour de force, and a star-studded tribute to the magnificent Emmylou Harris.

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Children's Book Review - John McIntyre

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:37:00 +1300

The Christmas Story by Robert Sabuda, published by Walker Books. Refuge by Anne Booth, illlustrated by Sam Usher, published by Nosy Crow. Jingle Bells, Rudolph Smells by Deano Yipadee, illlustrated by Paul Beavis, published by Scholastic.

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Death in a cold climate

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:08:00 +1300

'Vera' and 'Shetland' author Ann Cleeves talks to Nine to Noon about what makes a cracking murder mystery. Her latest book 'Cold Earth', is Ann's thirtieth book in 30 years.

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Pacific correspondent Mike Field

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:45:00 +1300

The latest on the Magnitude 7.8 earthquake in the Solomon Islands, some breaking news on a "Fonterra tax" that is lurking in Tonga and Pacific Bluefin tuna face disaster.

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Measuring brain signals to ID criminals

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:36:00 +1300

Lynn Freeman talks with Harvard neuroscientist and researcher Dr Larry Farwell, who invented brain fingerprinting or forensic brainwave analysis. The technique which measures electrical brain signals, can establish whether a person has knowledge of given information or not.

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Political commentators: Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:08:00 +1300

The anointing of Bill English as PM just over 72 hours after John Key’s resignation was a ‘perfectly executed coup’, political commentator Matthew Hooton says.

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Viewing with Paul Casserly

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:45:00 +1300

Paul Casserly presents his highlights for 2016 viewing and his picks for what would make good Christmas presents.

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Speech and language development: busting the myths

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:25:00 +1300

Do talkative older siblings impact a younger child's language development? Do dummies cause speech delays? Speech and language therapist, Christian Wright, busts some myths.

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New technology with Sarah Putt

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:07:00 +1300

Sarah Putt discusses John Key's tech legacy, a supermarket without checkouts, and the new novel.

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Book review - Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:40:00 +1300

Reviewed by Charlotte Ryan. Published by Simon & Schuster, RRP $49.99,

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Fun and ancient games!

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:10:00 +1300

Harko Brown from Kerikeri is a world authority on whakapapa and traditional Māori games or Ngā Taonga Tākaro.

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UK correspondent Matthew Parris

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:50:00 +1300

Matthew Parris on the Supreme Court hearings into whether Parliament should decide on a Brexit.

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Urban schools with wraparound services

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:35:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan meets US educationalist Jeff Duncan-Andrade who founded the Roses in Concrete community school in Oakland California - an urban school which involves the whole community. Dr Duncan-Andrade is guest speaker at a Maori education hui in Auckland.

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"I don't know what the centre is" - Andrew Little

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:10:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan talks with Labour leader Andrew Little on the prospects for Labour in 2017, and how he intends to connect with middle New Zealand. He insists he doesn't know what the 'centre' is.

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Arts commentator Courtney Johnston

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:45:00 +1300

A summer exhibition round-up for your holiday break and Christmas travels.

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Summer gardening: what you need to know

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:25:00 +1300

Landscape designer and gardener Xanthe White talks with Kathryn Ryan about summer gardening: what to plant, when to plant and watering through the summer.

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Marty Duda's artist of the week - Curtis Mayfield

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:07:00 +1300

Curtis Mayfield was one of the most important black artists of the past 50 years, listen to an appreciation from Marty Duda.

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NZ Books Review - The March of the Foxgloves by Karyn Hay

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:40:00 +1300

NZ Books Review - "The March of the Foxgloves" by Karyn Hay, reviewed by Louise O'Brien, published by Esom House Press.

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Ceri Evans: performance under pressure

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:05:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan speaks with mental skills guru Ceri Evans on giving athletes the psychological edge. He works with a range of athletes from the All Blacks, to heavy weight fighter Joseph Parker, coaching the art of performance under pressure.

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Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:45:00 +1300

A court case over the election of an MP, a conservative revolt over climate change policy and the death of two tourists in bizarre circumstances. Plus the Australian reaction to John Key's resignation.

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You can’t eat the black market meat

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:20:00 +1300

With Christmas approaching, officials are warning people not to buy black market meat, as it is risky and could make you sick.

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Assad will not stop: Syria researcher

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:10:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan talks to Barak Barfi - a research fellow at the New America Foundation where he specializes in Arab and Islamic affairs.

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Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:43:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan talks to Gavin Ellis about 24 hours being a long time in politics, looking at the avalanche of coverage of Prme Minister John Key's surprise resignation.

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The year of record immigration

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:17:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan talks with demographer, Paul Spoonley of Massey University about the record numbers of permanent and temporary immigrants to New Zealand this year. He discusses whether immigrants are displacing New Zealanders in the labour market, and whether there is a net benefit to New Zealand. Professor Spoonley is Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University.

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Business commentator Rod Oram

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

Rod Oram reflects on John Key's business and economic legacy.

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Book review - "Genghis Khan - The Man Who Conquered the World"

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:41:00 +1300

"Genghis Khan - The Man Who Conquered the World" by Frank McLynn. Reviewed by Quentin Johnson, published by Penguin Random House (NZ).

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National MPs gather to discuss leadership

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:35:00 +1300

RNZ's political editor reports from parliament, where National MPs have gathered to discuss their new leader.

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Great minds: The surprising advantages of mess

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:10:00 +1300

Some thrive amongst chaos, while others feel threatened by disarray. A new book explores the surprising advantage of mess in creativity.

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US Correspondent Susan Milligan

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:49:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan talks to Susan Milligan about the latest in the Standing Rock pipeline controversy.

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Will Italy's 'No' vote trigger a deeper crisis?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:38:00 +1300

Italy's Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi has quit after losing a referendum about changing his country's cumbersome political system. Wolfango Piccoli is the Managing Director at the political risk consultancy firm "Teneo Intelligence".

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John Key

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:21:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan interviews John Key about his 8 years in the top job - and what comes next.

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Political commentators: analysis of Key's resignation

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:08:00 +1300

Why did he step down? Who fills his shoes? What does it mean for next year's election? Kathryn Ryan speaks to political commentators Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills.

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Off the beaten track - Cuba

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:48:00 +1300

In the wake of the death of Fidel Castro Kennedy looks back at a visit he took to Cuba in 2009.

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Food - Sourdough

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:35:00 +1300

Neville Chun is a part-time baker whose bread ingredients could not be simpler: flour, water, salt and sourdough starter. He's been fascinated with bread since he was a child and following some disaster experiments trying to make it, he perfected his recipes as an adult. He's gone from baking 2 loaves a week to 100 - exclusively for the Commonsense Organics stores in the Wellington region.

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Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:09:00 +1300

Mike and Matthew discuss the Mount Roskill by-election, Nick Legget's switch to National and a challenge for Todd Barclay in Clutha Southland.

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Book review - Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:40:00 +1300

"Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries" by Helen Fieldin. Reviewed by Laura Caygill, published by Penguin Random House (NZ).

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The Walking Stick Tree

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:07:00 +1300

Lynn Freeman speaks to Trish Harris who has written a memoir of growing up with rheumatoid arthritis. The Walking Stick Tree chronicles her life after being diagnosed with the disease at six years of age, her determination to be independent, the identity of being disabled and how she has made peace with her illness and pain.

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Russia correspondent Andrew Roth

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:50:00 +1300

Fake news and the ideas that Russia hacked the election, and Putin's kind words about Trump.

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Lessons learned from fish on prozac

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:36:00 +1300

By 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities, according to the United Nations. Professor Bryan Brooks’ work focuses on what can be done towards clean, sustainable water resources in urban environments and ecosystems.

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World-first solar powered, desalinating tomato farm

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:23:00 +1300

A South Australia farm is producing two truckloads of truss tomatoes every day using nothing but seawater and the power of the sun.

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Auckland DHB plans to cut sexual health specialists

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:08:00 +1300

At a time when the rates of HIV and Syphilis infections are rising, why is the Auckland District Health Board proposing to cut the number of sexual health specialists in the city by a third? Nine to Noon speaks to Dr Rick Franklin, a specialist with 25 experience in sexual health who says the proposal could increase the number of serious and complex cases which go untreated.

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The week that was with Te Radar and Alice Brine

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:45:00 +1300

Te Radar and Alice Brine reflect on what happens when an army truck armed with explosives crashes into a carload of Mongrel Mob members.. and the public outcry after Lower Hutt council replaces coffee truck with Mr Whippy.

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Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:31:00 +1300

Brendan Telfer on the remarkable Blacks Caps win over Pakistan in Hamilton , Tiger Woods return to competitive golf and Kiwi Lawn Bowler Jo Edwards who is competing in her 500th test for NZ

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Music reviewer Grant Smithies

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:06:00 +1300

Grant Smithies waxes nostalgic about a killer 1992 gig by cult Oregon band Dead Moon, whose founders Fred and Toody Cole play in NZ next week. There's also music from mysterious Jamaican vocalist King Sighter and California-based hip hop duo, NXWorries.

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Unity Books Review - "The Shops"

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:38:00 +1300

"The Shops" by Steve Braunias and Peter Black. Reviewed by Tilly Lloyd, published by Luncheon Sausage Books.

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50 countries that don't exist

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:06:00 +1300

Ever heard of Seborga, a tiny principality surrounded by Italy? Or Cabinda, fighting for independence against nearby Angola? Closer to home there's the Murrawarri Republic, 750 km northwest of Sydney. Acclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton talks to Kathryn Ryan about might-have-been countries and odd locations that exist outside the established order.

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Asia correspondent Charlotte Glennie

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:46:00 +1300

Charlotte Glennie on what is happening with Thailand's new monarch and India's currency woes.

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Fridge sharing is caring

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:37:00 +1300

A new campaign is tackling the problem of getting wasted food to those who need it, with a community fridge in central Auckland.

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Underfunding addiction treatment in Marlborough

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:15:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan speaks to Peter Rijhnen, the manager of St Marks Addiction Residential Treatment Centre who has had to close its halfway house and reduce its treatment courses because of funding pressures. Salvation Army's National Director for Addiction Services, Lynette Hutson, says it's a nationwide problem with funding creating perverse incentives could end up causing treatment programmes to do more harm than good.

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Friction at Royal New Zealand Ballet

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:08:00 +1300

Allegations of conflict between ballet dancers and the artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, have led to an independent investigation by the board and a facilitator hired to help mend the relationship. In the last year, as many as 12 dancers and other staff have left the ballet company, which received 5.4 million dollars in the latest budget. Nine to Noon producer Clare Sziranyi has been looking into the story.

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Viewing with Sarah McMullan

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:48:00 +1300

Sarah McMullan reviews Gilmore Girls: a year in the life, the Neon Demon & the latest offering from Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals

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How to survive the witching hour

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:29:00 +1300

Lynn Freeman talks with parent educator and mentor Mary Willow about how to survive stressful times of day such as getting children up and off to school, and the dreaded witching hours in the evening. Mary Willow worked for 35 years as a nurse, midwife and early childhood teacher before founding Plum Parenting - a one-to-one service to help families struggling at home.

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New technology with Andy Linton

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:06:00 +1300

Andy Linton with more on Fake News - it it fixable?

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Book review - "Don't Dream It's Over

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:39:00 +1300

"Don't Dream It's Over: Reimagining Journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand" Edited by Emma Johnson, Giovanni Tiso, Sarah Illingworth and Barnaby Bennett, reviewed by Jenna Todd, published by Freerange Press.

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Bryan Cranston: A life in parts

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:08:00 +1300

Bryan Cranston is an Emmy and Tony award-winning actor, with a long career in showbiz, both on stage and screen - he is best known as Walter White in the hit series Breaking Bad.

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UK correspondent Kate Adie

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:52:00 +1300

Kate Adie on the endless guesswork about how Brexit might work, UKIP's leadership woes, British politician Ed Balls' sashays on the dance floor comes to an end, and sexual abuse revelations in football.

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The war on drugs has been a ‘a crime against humanity’

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:38:00 +1300

The war on drugs has been a ‘failure’, international experts say. Is it time for New Zealand to move away from strict policies that simply aren't working?

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Online schools could become dumping ground: Ombudsman

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:24:00 +1300

Lynn Freeman talks to Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier about his concerns over online schools. He says they could become dumping grounds for children with disabilities, and he's calling for significant restrictions.

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Warnings sounded over NZ's Transport resilience

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:08:00 +1300

The New Zealand Shipping Federation says the government needs to take the resilience of ports seriously as the Kaikoura earthquake has shown the vulnerability of roading - and consider what their role is when auditing them. Annabel Young is the Executive Director of the NZ Shipping Federation. Canterbury University Professor of Geological Sciences Tim Davies, says improving and increasing the transport network through coastal shipping is essential.

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Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:48:00 +1300

This week Siouxsie talks about why you probably shouldn't take vitamin D supplements, the satellite made by South African teenage girls and how a predatory bacteria could fight superbugs. Siouxsie also tells us about a science-art exhibition she's running at Wynyard Quarter in Auckland this weekend…

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'I belong therefore I am'

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:25:00 +1300

To what extent is psychology culture specific? Kathryn Ryan talks to Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki about the importance of Maori approaches to psychology when treating whanau experiencing mental illness. Dr Waitoki set 18 Maori psychologists the challenge of writing about 'Ripeka', a fictional young woman facing very real mental health challenges. The result was 'Te Manu Kai i Te Matauranga: Indigenous Psychology in Aotearoa/ New Zealand.'

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Marty Duda's artist of the week

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:06:00 +1300

London-born singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas has two big appearances coming up in Auckland this weekend…both as the opening act for Coldplay at Mt Smart Stadium and as the headliner at the more intimate Tuning Fork. Lianne has produced two albums to date, creating a contemporary r&b sound that has been compared to Sade and Corinne Bailey Rae. She also collaborated with Prince on his 2014 album, Art Official Age.

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Book review - "Swing Time" by Zadie Smith

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:38:00 +1300

Reviewed by Hannah August, published by Penguin Random House (NZ).

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The era of hand-painted aerial photography

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:06:00 +1300

A new book looks back at the iconic hand-painted aerial photographs of Whites Aviation, a ubiquitous feature in the living rooms of New Zealand.

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Australia correspondent Bernard Keane

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:52:00 +1300

The die off of coral on the Great Barrier reef and Tony Abbott's threat to keep sniping from sidelines until he gets a cabinet post.

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NZ's culture of bullying

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:37:00 +1300

The Trends in International Maths and Science Study, has found that New Zealand students experienced bullying behaviours more frequently than students in many of the other 57 participating countries. Victoria University's Dr Jaimee Stuart, has carried out extensive research into bullying in New Zealand.

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What happens to Kaikoura's red stickered buildings?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:22:00 +1300

As Kaikoura looks to deal with its red stickered buildings, a community enterprise is pleading for the chance to deconstruct them, saying Kaikoura should learn from Christchurch's mistakes an not let valuable materials be dumped in landfill. Innovative Waste Kaikoura is a community initiative focused on diverting waste from the landfill- in the last 15 years it has diverted 75% of the town's waste from the tip - through composting, recycling and reusing. Kathryn Ryan talks to it's General Manager, Rob Roche.

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"I want an inquiry": abuse survivor

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:08:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan speaks with Jazmine Bell, a victim of abuse in state care, who responds to the Social Development Minister's declaration that there won't be an independent inquiry, nor any universal apology from the state.

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Media with Gavin Ellis

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:46:00 +1300

Gavin Ellis talks to Kathryn Ryan about fake news spelling big trouble for news media. Will it figure in the 2017 New Zealand general election, and can our mainstream media counteract it? Also, the 2016 spend on digital advertising in NZ now outstrips radio, newspapers, magazines and outdoor advertising combined. A large proportion goes to Facebook.

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BATS glory days

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:25:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan speaks to Ken Duncum, part of a play-writing partnership with writer/actor Rebecca Rodden that sealed the reputation of Wellington's BATS theatre, as a destination for thought-provoking, modern plays. Polythene Pam - about a nihalistic punk girl, True Love, Flybaby and cult-classic JISM. A collection has just been published by VUP.

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Business with Rod Oram

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:07:00 +1300

Orion Health's results trigger a negative response from investors, Rabobank delivers a very disappointing report on sustainability of food production, and - Iceland (the country) sues Iceland (the food brand).

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Book Review - The Wish Child

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:38:00 +1300

"The Wish Child" by Catherine Chidgey, Published by VUP / Upstart Distribution. Reviewed by Sue Lamb.

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A game of pressure

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:07:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan talks to David Beckett, a commerical diver who spent weeks at a time beneath the waves in a windowless pressurised capsule and labouring up to 12 hours straight in a dive suit and helmet. The work included connecting up pipelines for deep sea oil wells, retrieving bodies from wrecked boats and helicopters and even treasure hunting in the Philippines. A memoir of his career has just been released, it's called the Looniliness of a Deep Sea Diver.

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US correspondent, Steve Almond

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:50:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan talks to correspondent, Steve Almond about the latest news and fallout from the US election, including the recount dispute and President Elect, Donald Trump's new cabinet picks

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'They just think it's a funny kind of video'

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:34:00 +1300

A New Zealand journalist and documentary maker has uncovered a network of sexual predators who are targeting children on YouTube, and he says the website is doing nothing to shut them down.

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NZ Rowing fails to ban lightweight rowing for teens

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:08:00 +1300

Rowing New Zealand says it's frustrated and disappointed that secondary school principals have voted to continue lightweight rowing in school rowing regattas. The sports body says weight-restricted rowing at secondary school level poses an unacceptable risk to the health and wellbeing of young people. It recently put the issue to a vote but principals at rowing association member schools voted to retain the grade. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Rowing NZ CEO Simon Peterson and Glendowie College principal Richard Dykes.

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Urban issues with Tommy Honey

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:45:00 +1300

Tommy and Kathryn discuss the future of housing.

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A little book just about Dunedin

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:31:00 +1300

Foodie Judith Cullen and art gallery owner and photographer Michelle Chalkin Sinclair have just published a book called Dunedin Fonebook, showcasing "everything delicious and colourful" about the southern coastal city. They share recipes for Smoked Salmon Potato Stack topped Purslane Yoghurt and Fennel and Apple Slaw and Strawberry Mousse and Hazelnut Meringue Loaf.

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Politics with Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:09:00 +1300

Mike and Matthew discuss the latest polls, long-term fiscal projections and MPs struggling to understand Uber.

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Book review - Lynne Browning

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:38:00 +1300

"Susan Holmes: Fabric Artist" by Cerys Dallawy-Davidson, published by Bateman. "City House Country House" by John Walsh & Patrick Reynolds, published by Penguin Random House (NZ). Reviewed by Lynne Browning

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The New Zealanders who shaped climbing history

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:09:00 +1300

Sir Edmund Hillary's 1953 expedition to the top of Mt Everest with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay is remembered as one of the greatest achievements by a New Zealander. But the dream team of New Zealand climbers who paved the way for that success have been outshone by Hillary's achievement.

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Africa correspondent Debora Patta

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:50:00 +1300

Deborah Patta reports in on a humanitarian crisis as millions face starvation in north-eastern Nigeria after being freed from boko haram strongholds.

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Triple Teez – on a roll in South Auckland

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:40:00 +1300

Charity group Triple Teez are helping the people of Mangere get on their bikes by giving away hundreds of bicycles in South Auckland.

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What's going on in the Arctic?

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:25:00 +1300

For the first time ever observed in modern history the sea ice around the Arctic circle shrank during the polar winter. It’s a phenomenon which has alarmed climate scientists like Dr James Renwick from Victoria University  as temperatures within the Arctic circle reached 10-15 degrees above what’s normal for that time of year.

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Wellington's quake damaged port, Centreport

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:08:00 +1300

Two weeks on from the 7.8 quake, the Wellington region's port facility is slowly getting some of its services back on track. But with the container port still out of action. What is it going to take to get the port fully back in businesss? Kathryn Ryan talks to Lachie Johnstone, the port's chairperson.

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Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:20:00 +1300

The All Blacks copping plenty of criticism for the tactics in their 21-9 win over the Irish in Dublin, and hats off to the organisers of the Womens 2017 ASB Classic coming up in just over a month- they've attracted four world number 1 players.

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New Music with Jeremy Taylor

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:05:00 +1300

Jeremy Taylor enjoys Flying Nun's retrospective collection from short-lived Auckland punk band The Features, a tenth anniversary reissue from Midlake, a double disc dose of bluesy guitar rock from Troy Kingi, and a melancholy disco fave from Womack & Womack.

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Children's Book Review with John McIntyre

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:35:00 +1300

The Annual edited by Kate de Goldi and Susan Paris, published by Gecko Press. The Fox and the Ghost King by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Michael Forman published by Harper Collins.

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Who's Who in the Whovian's Who-niverse?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:05:00 +1300

For those hungry for the hard facts behind the time and space traveling adventures of a certain Gallifreyan Time Lord, help is at hand.

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Pacific correspondent Mike Field

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:45:00 +1300

Mike Field considers the legacy of Fiji's Voreqe Bainimarama seizing power in a coup one decade on; the Catholic Church on Guam is tearing itself apart over sexual abuse by priests and a Samoan history conference at Auckland University - and a look at the role of rugby there.

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Cane toad sausages on the menu

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:35:00 +1300

Cane toad sausages are being trialled to try to prevent wild animals from chowing down on the toxic amphibians as they spread across Australia.

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What's the future for Kaikoura's marine life?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:20:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan talks to David Schiel, a Professor of Marine Science at Canterbury University who's currently carrying out an urgent survey of sealife along the coast of Kaikoura, parts of which have been lifted more than 6 metres.

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Why is NZ still sending children to prison?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:08:00 +1300

Last week Queensland became the last remaining Australian State to include 17 year olds in the youth justice system, leaving New Zealand among the few countries that send youths to prison. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Dr Katie Bruce, the director of JustSpeak who is lobbying for a change, human rights lawyer Sonja Cooper who's had 30 years experience as a Youth Advocate & Sam Haggart a youth worker from Tutaki Youth in Stratford.

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TV Review with Lara Strongman

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:48:00 +1300

Lara Strongman's been watching the British dramatisation of the early life of Queen Victoria and documentary series The Job Interview.

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Parenting - Being a Grandad

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:26:00 +1300

Kathryn Ryan is talking to two Grandfathers in the parenting slot. Piripi Whaanga on the adventures he has with his mokopuna, and Charles Nicholls who helps out at his grandson's school in Auckland. They're among a group of New Zealanders featured in a book by Janice Marriot, called 'Grandparents Talk'

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New technology with Sarah Putt

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:06:00 +1300

Sarah Putt on what's so special about Snapchat, the Hawaiki cable breaks ground and a creepy website designed to show how closely your behaviour online is being monitored online

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