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.
Film and TV reviewer Chris Schulz
Film and TV reviewer Chris Schulz joins Kathryn to look at beach resort comedy The White Lotus (Neon), true crime doco Heist (Netflix) and a new season of 'Kura (TVNZ) - a small web series that proved among the broadcaster's top five local shows last year.
Healing anger and aggression in children
All children get angry at times - often when overtired, fighting with siblings or when they perceive they're being treated unfairly. But for some children, anger and aggression can explode for no apparent reason. What's going on? And how can parents and caregivers respond? Parenting coach and educator Joseph Driessen says there are ways to reduce and eliminate these episodes.
Technology commentator Sarah Putt
Technology commentator Sarah Putt joins Kathryn to discuss a new survey from Netsafe which has found New Zealanders believe the internet is more dangerous than it was five years ago, everyone's talking about the billionaire space race what impact it could have on the space economy and Google is boosting its New Zealand presence - what does that mean for local players like Spark?
Book review - The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell
Elisabeth Easther reviews The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell, published by Penguin Random House.
Maryam Master: Entertaining kids on stage, screen and with a new novel
Maryam Master is a writer with more than 20 years' experience writing for the stage and screen. She started her career on Australia's biggest soap opera - Home and Away, writing over 80 episodes, before finding her niche writing television for children.
UK correspondent Hugo Gye
UK correspondent Hugo Gye joins Kathryn to discuss the unexpected decline in Covid numbers and the UK's belated announcement it would give away four million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine - something other countries have been doing from the outset.
Love listening to the in-depth discussions on such a vast range of topics. Kathryn is well informed and asks in-depth and pertinent questions in a respectful manner.
Katheryn is such an impressive host who manages to combine intellectual interviews on an amazingly wide range of deep and/or sensitive topics. Head and shoulders above most others. I compare her to a wonderful host for the BBC who managed to “drop a word in the ear of the nation”. Kathryn does the same here for NZ with grace and intelligence.
She gets my vote.
So well informed. I feel like Kathryn is my generation and really up to date.