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

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Anote Tong on saving his sinking island nation

10:06 am today

Former president of Kiribati Anote Tong talks to Kathryn Ryan about his continued fight to save his low-lying island nation from disappearing into the Pacific ocean before the end of this century. Nobel Peace Prize nominee Tong is visiting new Zealand with a film called Anote's Ark, showing at the Documentary Edge… Audio

Monday 28 May 2018

On today’s show

09:05 Backlog in the Family Court

A huge backlog of cases across the judicial system, is prompting the Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue to divert judges from criminal and civil hearings, to the Family Court , which has been the hardest hit and where eight thousand cases wait to be heard.

Kate Davenport, President elect of the NZ Bar Association joins Kathryn Ryan to discuss what's led to the delays.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

10:05 Louise Deans - fictionalising history

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Louise Deans tells Kathryn Ryan about writing a novel based on letters detailing the experiences of one of our very first pioneers, William Deans. William's dispatches home to his father and brother in Scotland paint a vivid picture of what it was like setting foot for the first time and making a life in a new land. William Deans - The Passionate Pioneer tells of William's struggle to survive, and the historical events he was witness to, including Maori stepping in when the New Zealand Company failed to look after the first settlers on their arrival on the shores of Petone in1840.  Eventually he founded the historic Homebush homestead in Riccarton.William's letters have been reconstructed as a work of fiction by Louise Deans, who is his great great great daughter-in-law. Photo: Supplied

10:35 Book review - Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World by Simon Winchester

David Hill reviews Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World by Simon Winchester, published by HarperCollins.

10:45 The Reading

Malcolm and Juliet by Bernard Beckett read by Stephen Lovatt (#11 of 15)    

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton & Stephen Mills

Matthew Hooton is the managing director of the PR and lobbying firm, Exceltium.  Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments.

11:30 The sweet magic of Sugar Flour

22 year old pâtissier Maxine Scheckter has a vision to create food that is both perfect and affordable​. Fresh from working at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck, she's creating magical sweets and pastry treats from her newly opened Wellington restaurant Sugar Flour.

She shares her recipe for Chocolate Canelés

11:45 Urban issues with Bill McKay

Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.