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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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Robbie Ellis: composing with the laughs

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Robbie Ellis is a New Zealander living in Chicago, making his living as radio DJ, performer, music teacher, musical director and he also writes very funny songs. He fully admits that he is very hard to put in one box because he has his finger in so many pies. While he has composed music for the New Zealand Symphony… Audio

Monday 23 July 2018

On today’s show



09:05 Hauraki Gulf Health inertia

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There's disappointment and frustration from some groups over the lack of official response to a groundbreaking report on how to improve the deteriorating health of the Hauraki Gulf. When it was released at the end of 2016 - SeaChange - Tai Timu Tai Pari - was heralded as a blueprint for what needs to happen to improve the gulf. Raewyn Peart from the Environmental Defence Society and Liane Ngamane who was part of the steering group in charge of the plan, join Kathryn to talk through what has, or hasn't happened.

09:30 Art therapy boosts mental health in Christchurch

Ōtautahi Creative Spaces was set up in 2015, in response to the emotional fallout from the Christchurch quakes. The latest analysis of the arts programme, which was funded by the Red Cross, has revealed a 'profound' impact on those involved, with participants shown to have become more connected and resilient, with improved social skills, new mindsets and new skills. Its founder and manager, Kim Morton talks to Kathryn Ryan about the life changing potential of exploring your artistic side.

09:45 Scandal engulfs French presidency

French President Emmanuel Macron visits an Australian Navy base at Garden Island in Sydney on May 2, 2018.

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European correspondent, Seamus Kearney reports on the scandal engulfing the French presidency of Emmanuel Macron, and the sacking of his head of security. Also, the UK's new Brexit negotiator attempts to get up to speed, amid mounting pressure.

10:05 Whale of a tale: Micheline Jenner

Kathryn meets Dr Micheline Jenner who has spent three decades studying whales off the coast of Western Australia. She is the co-founder of the Centre for Whale Research and has recently published a book called The Secret Life of Whales.

10:35 Book review - Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

David Hill reviews Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage, published by Penguin Random House.

10:45 The Reading

Dance of the Peacocks by James McNeish, read by Ian Johnstone. Part 6 of 10. 

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills

Nurses protest on the streets of Auckland as they take industrial action after failed negotiations.

Nurses protest on the streets of Auckland as they take industrial action after failed negotiations. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

Matthew and Stephen talk to Kathryn about the current round of industrial strikes, and also the latest debate involving Working for Families.

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 Growing cranberries for sweet and savoury

Kevin MacGregor and Kate Buckley run a growing and processing cranberries business in Hokitika - Westland Cranberries. Their berries have a variety of uses, beyond relish for turkey.

11:45 Meth lab do-up

Bill McKay reports on his meth lab do-up and his plans for a grand design in the back garden.

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