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.
Media commentator Andrew Holden
Andrew takes a look at the move to major media brands rather than localised entities, he also revisits the plan to create a new public broadcasting organisation out of TVNZ and RNZ. Andrew Holden is a journalist for more than 30 years including five as Editor of The Press (in Christchurch) and four as Editor-in-Chief of The Age in Melbourne.
Honest Wolf: three bags full
Sam and Sophie Hurley are third generation sheep farmers, at Papanui Estate half an hour out of Hunterville in the Rangitikei. Their wool used to be rolled out for carpets, but with the recent downturn in demand they've spotted an opportunity to create an uptick in the wool industry. Prompted by the plastic bag ban they're producing sell-out fashionable felted woolen bags, trimmed with leather, sold under the label of Honest Wolf.
Business commentator Rod Oram
Rod talks to Kathryn about whether business is failing to understand the limits of economic modelling, such as the modelling the Climate Change Commission has used in its recommendations. Also he'll discuss some of the economic skills he's observed during a 1,000 kilometre bike ride across the North Island.
Book review - Lullaby Beach by Stella Duffy
Mary Fawcett of SchrÃ¶dingerâ€™s Books, Petone, reviews Lullaby Beach by Stella Duffy. Published by Little, Brown Book Group.
Melbourne gangland barrister who turned police informant
An intriguing tale from the Melbourne underbelly. ABC investigative journalist Josie Taylor talks to Kathryn about the trail leading to lawyer Nicola Gobbo, who represented an infamous list of Australia's most wanted and dangerous criminals. Running alongside Ms Gobbo's legal career, she was also quietly working as a police informer -channelling information from the underworld back to Victoria Police during the Melbourne gangland violent clashes.
USA correspondent - Susan Davis
Susan Davis is a congressional correspondent for NPR and a co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast.
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