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 Pinky Agnew and Michele A'Court bring a few laughs.
Sports commentator Sam Ackerman
The Black Caps have another chance at a world championship, Sam talks to Kathryn about the team make up, their approach and his concerns. Also Team NZ potentially taking the America's Cup overseas and Eion Edgar's legacy in sport.
Book review: Temporary by Hilary Leichter
Briar Lawry from Unity Books reviews Temporary by Hilary Leichter, published by Faber.
Tara Mulvany: addicted to long trips
Tara Mulvany is the first woman to circumnavigate New Zealand's three main islands by sea kayak. She has also ticked off the first ever circumnavigation by sea kayak of the high Arctic Svalbard archipelago, clocking up 40 polar bear encounters over 2,200kms of paddling in 71 days. Tara admits to being addicted to long trips. Her latest long expedition was a two and a half month walk from Nelson Lakes to Fiordland. Tara is appearing at the Mountain Film Festival in Wanaka on June 27th and in Queenstown on July 3rd.
Pacific correspondent Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor
A worrying rise of Covid cases in Fiji, the Polynesian Panthers mark 50 years of activism and the Tenth US Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court's decision that "persons born in American Samoa are citizens of the United States by virtue of the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Data company brings "intelligent eye" to managing herd health
A Dunedin data company has brought high-tech analytics to the dairy farm in an effort to help farmers detect lameness in cows. Powered by artificial intelligence software, Iris Data Science's cameras collect tens of thousands of data points from cows leaving the milking shed each day, and use them to monitor the health of each cow. The company has adapted the technology it used when creating the worldâ€™s first sheep facial recognition system - this time to help with the early detection of lameness. And it's not just an animal welfare issue - lameness can cost the dairy industry up to $500 million a year, and individual farms between $50,000 and $100,000 a year. Kathryn speaks with Iris Data Science's co-founder and managing director Greg Peyroux, who's at Fieldays launching OmniEye Locomotion.
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.
So well informed. I feel like Kathryn is my generation and really up to date.
New host needed
Great guests but an incredibly annoying host. I enjoy so much more when Katherine is away and the guest hosts allow the subjects to talk without interjecting their unwanted opinion. Come on RNZ - let someone else take the show where it needs to go.