Nine to Noon is on its summer break and we'll be back from Monday January 18 2016.

In the meantime, we've put together a list of some of the best interviews of 2015.

We wish you all a very happy new year.

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Nine to Noon's Christmas Eve Special

09:05 Rod Oram, Siouxsie Wiles, Gavin Ellis and Lara Strongman look back on the year that has been

0930 Solo Antarctic Explorer Henry Worsley

We cross to Antarctica to Henry Worsley who is attempting something no one has ever managed before, to become the first person to cross the Antarctic continent alone, unsupported, and unassisted.

Henry Worsley is dragging all his own gear on a sled and is about half way through his 80 day expedition.

His fascination for the continent was inspired by one of his ancestors, Frank Worsley who captained The Endurance on Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Expedition.

Henry Worsley, is a retired British army officer, and is undertaking the journey to raise at least 100,000 pounds for the Endeavour Fund to help his wounded colleagues. see

10:05   Dame Diane Robertson's final Christmas as the Auckland City Missioner

Auckland City Missioner Diane Robertson.

Auckland City Missioner Diane Robertson. Photo: RNZ

Dame Diane Robertson is the outgoing Auckland City Missioner. She has been at the helm of the Auckland City Mission for 17 years, but involved in the social services organisation for more than two decades.Dame Diane has witnessed alot of change during the past two decades, poverty presenting itself in many different forms, and always a huge number of people needing help.This Christmas more than 3000 emergency food parcels will be distributed and 10 thousand gifts have been wrapped for families who would otherwise go without. The Auckland City Mission's annual Christmas lunch is legendary, they expect 2000 guests tomorrow.


10:35 Jeremy Taylor's music picks for 2015

Jeremy says "This is a hugely subjective clutch of tracks from my favourite albums of 2015, which was, I reckon, a pretty strong year - with honourable mentions to New Order "Music Complete", Sun Kil Moon "Universal Themes", Tami Neilson "Don't Be Afraid", Nadia Reid "Listen To Formation…", Unknown Mortal Orchestra "Multi Love", Jonathan Bree "A Little Night Music". Fave reissue - Bob Dylan "Bootleg Series Vol 12 - The Cutting Edge 1965-66"

Artist: Ryan Adams
Song: Blank Space, Track 1
Comp: Taylor Swift/ Max Martin/ Shellback
Album: 1989
Label: Pax Am

Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Song: Give Up Your Dreams, Track 9
Comp: The Phoenix Foundation
Album: Give Up Your Dreams
Label: Universal

Artist: SJD
Song: Unplugged, Track 2
Comp: Sean Donnelly
Album: Saint John Divine
Label: Round Trip Mars
Broadcast Time: 3'46"

Artist: Courtney Barnett
Song: An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York), Track 3
Comp: Courtney Barnett
Album: Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometime I Just Sit
Label: Spunk

Artist: Father John Misty
Song: Strange Encounter, Track 7
Comp: Josh Tillman
Album: I Love You, Honeybear
Label: Sub Pop

11:05 Nota Bene choir with Christmas carols

Nota Bene choir

Nota Bene choir Photo: RNZ

11.10 Te Radar, Pinky Agnew, Kennedy Warne and Tommy Honey help us bid farewell to 2015 on our last show of the year. 

Xmas guests

Te Radar, Kennedy Warne and Tommy Honey Photo: RNZ



Kennedy Warne on his favourite things of the past year

Including this photo from NASA and his favourite view in 2015 Arethusa Pool, on Mou Waho Island, Lake Wanaka:

Tommy Honey's Links:
A Mossy Home in Which to Live Out All Your Hobbit Fantasies
Four Seasons Private Jet Experience:
El Camino Travel
3 Bizarre Foods That Made Headlines in 2015, Men’s Fitness
WTF Christmas Ideas 2015: 11 Weird Presents For The Oddball In Your Life, International Business Times:
Weird And Wonderful Christmas Foods Of 2015

11.15 Christmas on the isles of Scilly

We cross once again to the Scilly Isles where the head of policing Colin Taylor shares some of the amusing things his police force has to contend with on the quiet, remote islands off the coast of Cornwall.

11.40 The elderly guerilla knitters who yarnbombed their town

The Souter Stormers are a group of guerilla knitters who recently yarnbombed 42 sites across the Scottish borders town of Selkirk. The oldest member of the group is 105 years old.

Kay Ross is the group's leader.

11.55 Nota Bene choir