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 Undoing, My Next Guest, Taskmaster NZ
Film and TV reviewer Tamar Munch joins Kathryn to look at The Undoing, starring Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman and the New Zealand version of Taskmaster with Jeremy Wells.
Raising teenage boys
Maggie Dent talks with Kathryn about the art of effective communication with teenage boys. She is the mother of four sons, a former teacher and counsellor who has become one of Australia's foremost parenting experts - and self described "boy champion". Her latest book is called From Boys to Men, and she is also the host of the ABC podcast Parental as Anything.
Focus on telco consumer rights, should you get a 5G phone?
Technology correspondent Sarah Putt joins Kathryn to talk about the work ahead of new telecommunications commissioner Tristan Gilbertson, the US Department of Justice case against Google and as more 5G phones enter the market - is it worth getting one?
Book review - A Song For The Dark Times by Ian Rankin
Harry Broad reviews A Song For The Dark Times by Ian Rankin, published by Hachette.
Spearfisher, diver and underwater videographer Sam Wild
Sam Wild is a spear fisher, underwater cameraman and commercial paua diver, who is as comfortable under the water than he is at the surface.He's part the team that makes South Seas Spearo, a series about spearfishing - season one of which has just wrapped up on Duke TV, but is available on TVNZ on demand. Sam is 28 - he grew in Mapua, catching spotties, swimming and whitebaiting with family when he could. He studied marine biology at Victoria University, which is when he started spearfishing off Wellington's south coast - often to feed the flat.
Covid casts a shadow over Christmas in the UK
Correspondent Matt Dathan joins Kathryn to talk about the UK's latest Covid-19 stats, and how Cabinet Minister George Eustice has warned people may not be able to to hold big festive gatherings this year.