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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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Following the release of our latest report, Educational Performance and Funding in New Zealand: Are our children getting the education they deserve? Senior Fellow and co-author of the report Dr David Law delves into the results and explains that a high level of education spending, doesn't always equate to a high level of performance in our schools.…
 
In this Public History Talk, co-editor and a writer for City at the Centre: A History of Palmerston North Margaret Tennant will discuss the dilemmas faced by its editors and the question of audience for such a volume: whether to take a thematic, ‘slice’ or chronological approach, how much to assume in terms of local knowledge, and whether to link w…
 
When he found an abandoned canvas and acrylic paints during last year's lockdown, it changed the focus of noted Wellington architect Roger Walker. Now he's turning his hand to painting vividly-coloured art to hang on walls, rather than designing the walls themselves. Roger's about to put them on show. At the age of 78, The Art of the Architect is h…
 
From adorable dead mouse bowls to ridiculously tiny-handled and hyper-spiritual "zombie buddha mugs", Mt Maunganui-based ceramicist Laurie Steer has a lot of fun in his studio. At the moment he's putting the finishing touches to a dinner service from hell, where bowls leak, plates spill, and there are menacing spikes and knobs in places you certain…
 
It happens just once every two years - the chance to see Porirua's artists in action, in their workshops and studios. The Friends of Pataka organise the Porirua Arts Trail, and this year around sixty have signed up. Alongside the many established artists and craftspeople in the area north of Wellington will be newcomers, including students from Whi…
 
Helping Asian musicians to get more recognition - and more gigs - is the aim of the new Wellington Asian Music Network. Co-founder is poet, singer and electronic music producer Nadia Freeman, who performs as Miss Leading. Nadia describes her style as combining happy melodic beats with depressing poetry! She's returned home after living and performi…
 
A collection of tens of thousands of photographs by Kiwi photographer and photojournalist Olaf Petersen is one of five new additions to the New Zealand Memory of the World Register. Most of Olaf's 50-thousand photographs - give or take - were taken between the 1930s to the 1980s. Many are of Auckland's West Coast beaches and birdlife over that time…
 
Shocking, lacerating and wicked - that's how the judges of this year's Adam New Zealand Play Award describe the winning script & Sons by Dunedin writer Emily Duncan. She also took out the award for Best Play by a Woman Playwright and the McNaughton South Island Play Award. Just four months ago Emily received the Bruce Mason Playwriting Award, which…
 
A key figure in the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State and in Faith-based Care helps to make sense of the stories of pain and anger through his art. Executive Director Mervin Singham used the same release valve while in lockdown last year, and has just produced a book and accompanying art exhibition called my covid-19 bubble…
 
Let's not kid out ourselves, this Friendzone exists so that we all may enjoy the fruits of Chris A Rock's labour. Hope y'all like Paul Blart pitches. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: (patreon.com/TWIOAT) JOIN US ON FACEBOOK: (facebook.com/WorstIdeaOfAllTime) VISIT THE LITTLE EMPIRE PODCAST NETWORK: (littleempirepodcasts.com) MUSIC CREDIT: Tender Moonlight (f…
 
There's good news for people who are finding it difficult to get to the gym during the pandemic - research has found that 'exercise snacking', or bite-sized bursts of activity throughout the day can be highly effective in boosting your energy and improving productivity. Scott Lear is a Professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He joi…
 
Samoa opposition MP calls Prime minister's accusations of treason an election ploy; New claims of sexual abuse by the clergy surface in Fiji;We hear of Pasifika communities contribution to fighting Covid-19, one year on;Aust frees more refugees but they have a tough roade ahead; Entrepreneurship flourishing in Fiji amid pandemic; Sebastien Lecornu …
 
The yoga and "wellness" world has had several high-profile members fall under the influence of QAnon and Covid denial. This intersection between right-wing conspiracy theories and left-wing wellness utopianism has been dubbed "conspirituality". Matthew Remski joins us to explain how and why these worlds have collided. Remski is a cult researcher, a…
 
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