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.
Book review - Why Visit America by Matthew Baker
Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books reviews Why Visit America by Matthew Baker, published by Bloomsbury.
Hāngī Pants, Jake Mokomoko and Claire Varley
First-time filmmakers, husband and wife team Jake Mokomoko and Claire Varley tell Kathryn about their short film Hāngī Pants, which is premiering in Gisborne today, one of the 75 films in the International Show Me Shorts Film Festival opening across the country. Hāngī Pants is based on a true story from a marae in Gisborne, which Claire's mother told her. in Hāngī Pants, Uncle Tawera's tangi provides the setting for a succession of wives and mistresses to show up, and show-down. Hāngī Pants is produced by Claire and directed by Jake.
Asia correspondent Elizabeth Beattie
Amnesty International has halted its work in India, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of blocking its accounts, and attempting to silence its campaigns, and Hong Kong's police have a new media accreditation policy, announcing they will not recognise press passes issued by local media associations. Elizabeth Beattie is a journalist at Thomson Reuters, based in Hong Kong.
Election 2020: Grant Robertson
Labour's finance spokesperson Grant Robertson talks with Kathryn Ryan about his plan for economic recovery, should his party form the government after the election.
Enola Holmes, Sextortion, People You May Know
Film and TV reviewer Tamar Munch joins Kathryn to talk about new Netflix movie Enola Holmes, which follows the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes and is based on a book series. She'll also look at local comedian Tom Sainsbury's Sextortion series and People You May Know - a feature documentary focused on the leadup to the 2020 US Presidential election.
Preventing allergies developing in babies
What's behind a rise in childhood allergies, and can anything be done to prevent it? Sydney-based gastroenterologist Dr Vincent Ho, has written a new book called The Healthy Baby Gut Guide which looks at what parents can do to help babies develop strong immune responses in their first 1000 days.