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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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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

    The week that was

    With comedians Gemma Gracewood and Pinky Agnew.

    • 8 min
    Sports commentator Sam Ackerman

    Sports commentator Sam Ackerman

    Sam talks to Kathryn about the Government allowing the Wallabies to have a 3 day quarantine period and asks is this now the precedent? ASB Classic wants the same treatment to give the tournament a fighting chance - and they won't be the only one. Summer of Cricket, golfers, the list goes on. Sam also looks at the legacy of Jonah Lomu's former manager Phil Kingsley-Jones, who passed away this week.

    • 14 min
    National's short-term package of tax cuts

    National's short-term package of tax cuts

    National's promising a short-term package of tax cuts - worth more than four and half billion dollars - to kick start the economy. The changes would be made by significant increases to income tax thresholds, but would only be in place for 16 months, from December this year until March 2022. It is among a range of economic plans outlined by the party this morning. Our political editor Jane Patterson has been at the announcement.

    • 11 min
    Book review - Real Life by Brandon Taylor

    Book review - Real Life by Brandon Taylor

    Melanie O'Loughlin of Unity Books reviews Real Life by Brandon Taylor, published by Daunt Books.
    This mid-western campus novel gives us a fresh view of student life as Wallace, a gay, black, PhD biochemistry student in a predominantly white town is pushed out of his protective shell. Over drinks, 'dinner things’ and lab time he is forced to consider what kind of a life is for him. Long-listed for the 2020 Booker Prize, this is a tender and fresh account of American life. 

    • 3 min
    Language and finding home. Xiaolu Guo: A Lover's Discourse

    Language and finding home. Xiaolu Guo: A Lover's Discourse

    Award-winning Chinese-born British author, filmmaker and Booker Prize judge Xiaolu Guo tells Kathryn Ryan about her new book A Lover's Discourse. A 'documentary novel' about love, language, and the meaning of home, A Lover's Discourse is set in Brexit Britain, told through fragments of conversations between two un-named lovers. It's a tale of the challenges of learning a new language and living in a new culture. Xiaolu largely taught herself English and self translated when she began writing in English. Literary magazine Granta included Xiaolu Guo in its once-a-decade list of the twenty most promising young British novelists, and today she is writer-in-residence at City University of New York.

    • 36 min
    Asia correspondent Elizabeth Beattie

    Asia correspondent Elizabeth Beattie

    A new Prime Minister for Japan, Yoshihide Suga, and there have been demonstrations in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar, to protest a new policy that forces elementary and secondary schools in Inner Mongolia to follow a national curriculum promoting Chinese language and history. Elizabeth Beattie is a journalist at Thomson Reuters, based in Hong Kong.

    • 6 min

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