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.
The week that was
Comedians Te Radar and Jodie Rimmer take us into the weekend with a few laughs.
Sports commentator Sam Ackerman
Sam looks ahead to the weekend's Bledisloe Cup third test in Sydney, casts his eye over the rugby reality show Matchfit and Steve Hansen changes codes, signing on as the Bulldogs NRL high performance consultant.
Book review - Dance Prone by David Coventry
John Duke of Unity Books reviews Dance Prone by David Coventry, published by Victoria University Press. A novel of music, ritual and love. Set simultaneously during the post-punk period and the narrative present of 2019, Dance Prone was born out of a love of the underground and indie rock scenes of the 1980s, and a fascination for their role in the cultural apparatus of memory, social decay and its reconstruction.
Busted: Investigator Ron McQuilter on his biggest cases
Ron McQuilter lives by his ABCs - Assume nothing, Believe nobody, Check everything. It's helped him through 37 years working as a private investigator in New Zealand. Born in Scotland, Ron followed his sweetheart back to her homeland and set out to work as a private eye. He's run his company Paragon NZ for over three decades. In that time he's been involved in a number of high-profile investigations for corporates and other government entities - but the case that left the biggest impact on him was the disappearance of New Zealander Lee Sheppard in London in 2003. His determination to work out what happened to Lee is told in Ron's new book, Busted.
Asia correspondent Elizabeth Beattie
An escalation of pro-democracy protests in Thailand, an arrest of a former Hong Kong student group leader attempting to claim asylum and Japan's new Prime Minister pledges Japan will be carbon neutral by 2050. Elizabeth Beattie is a journalist at Thomson Reuters, based in Hong Kong.
OE cancelled? How about a backyard roadie?
Two Auckland mates with a love of travel have teamed up to run backyard tours for young kiwis. Jason Goodson and Isaac London are the duo behind Backyard Roadies - adventure tours for 18 to 35 year olds who want to explore Aotearoa and meet other young people along the way. Jason came up with the idea during lockdown when it seemed the traditional OE was destined to become a thing of the past. He says the response has been fantastic and their summer tours are almost booked out.