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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 iconic Kiwi musician has just released a brand new track 'Find Your Way Back Home' with help of his Fleetwood Mac bandmates. Video, Audio
Nick Bollinger discusses honey-voiced singer Moses Sumney; a melancholy and atmospheric set from Lyttelton all-rounder Ryan Fisherman; and the first album in three decades from L.A. punk originals X. Audio
Canadian human rights advocate Yasmine Mohammed is an outspoken critic of radical Islam with an extraordinary personal story. Audio
New Zealand musician Bill Direen has a new band called Ferocious and an album that bears its name. William Dart explores Direen’s new music and a few classics from his former band The Bilders. Video, Audio
Country Life takes you down country roads to meet ordinary people achieving their dreams. We live in a beautiful country...
Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.
Standing Room Only is literally radio with pictures... and arts, theatre, film, comedy, books, dance, entertainment, pop culture, and music – all the things, in other words, that make life…
The history of Christmas in New Zealand and other tales from the festive season.
Consultant clinical virologist Dr Chris Smith returns to answer questions about the emerging science around the novel coronavirus pandemic. This week, the WHO suspends clinical trials of… Audio
Decades of neglect has left the US in a state of disrepair and it is now too poor to halt economic and social decline, economic commentator Umair Haque says. Audio
What does the deteriorating state of the US's relationship with China mean for the two countries, and for the rest of the world? Could the added stress of the Covid-19 pandemic tip an already fragile… Audio
Professor Elizabeth Loftus is an authority on the power and limitations of human memory - but her ideas about the accuracy of our memories and the shortcomings of eyewitness evidence have proved… Audio
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government will look at moving to Alert Level 1 next week.
Ardern says they will bring forward Cabinet's discussion of moving levels to next Monday.
It was due… Audio
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Technology commentator Peter Griffin looks at the issues Facebook is having to grapple with right now. Audio
Stella Chrysostomou of VOLUME Books reviews Inland by TÃ©a Obreht, published Hachette NZ. Audio
In 1970 Penguin Books Australia took a radical decision which upturned over seventy years worth of censorship legislation. Audio
10:00 am today
On the pod today: immigrants confused by contradictory government messages over work visa holders; the government supplying free period products in schools will be life changing; the battle between… Audio
UK correspondent Hugo Gye joins Kathryn to talk about how the UK is moving more slowly than other European nations to lift Covid restrictions, even as it continues to record nearly 2000 new cases of… Audio
9:35 am today
New research into a free social initiative helping ex prisoners get their drivers licences has found that half have found either fulltime or part-time jobs. Audio
From today, commercial tenants with 20 or fewer employees will be able to access partially funded compulsory arbitration if their landlord won't negotiate a fair rent. Audio
8:57 am today
First there was 'quake brain', now there might be 'Covid brain'.
Researchers found people who experienced trauma - like the Christchurch quake - had significantly poorer visual memory than others who… Audio
8:54 am today
Queenstown's new welfare hub opens its doors to the community today.
Thousands of people have sought welfare in the resort town as job losses pile up.
Reporter Tess Brunton is in Queenstown and… Audio
As we reported earlier this week, Labour's Māori electorate MPs are returning to the party list this year after a bold play in 2017 saw them sweep all seven seats.
Last election's decision to stay… Audio
English language schools are warning their 500-million-dollar-a-year industry is in a critical state because of dwindling student numbers.
School managers say they cannot wait until next year for the… Audio
8:40 am today
Whisking a child abroad, away from one of its parents, looks set to be treated differently by the courts from now on.
The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a mother who argued that forcing her… Audio
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RNZ's three-hour breakfast news show with news and interviews, bulletins on the hour and half-hour, including:
6:20 and 6:50 Business News
6:26 Rural News
6:48 and 7:45 NZ Newspapers
Current affairs and topics of interest, including:
10:45 The Reading: Highlighting New Zealand writing and performance
RNZ news, followed by updates and reports until 1.00pm, including:
12:16 Business News
12:34 Rural News
An upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time (RNZ)
An hour of discussion, featuring a range of panellists from right along the opinion spectrum, together with expert phone guests (RNZ)
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RNZ's weeknight programme of entertainment and information
8:30 PM. Windows on the World
International public radio features and documentaries
10:00 PM. News at Ten
A roundup of today's news and sport
A late night radio show with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories (RNZ)
Tony Stamp wraps up the highlights from Music 101, while serving up the latest in new music (RNZ)