Nine To Noon for Friday 23 December 2016
09:05 Reeling in the year 2016
Rod Oram, Siouxsie Wiles, Lara Strongman and Gavin Ellis look back on the year in business, science, viewing and media
09:20 The history of Christmas Dinner
Kathryn Ryan talks to Katie Cooper, a historian at Te Papa who's an expert in the social history of food in New Zealand with a particular interest in rural areas during the colonial period. She's just recently written an article digesting the history of Christmas Dinner in New Zealand.
09:40 The magical Rotorua Redwoods Nightlights
Kathryn talks with award winning lighting and furniture designer, David Trubridge, whose latest project is the installation of 30 huge lantern creations in Rotorua's redwood Treewalk, to create the Redwoods Nightlights. Visitors can now view the 110 year old trees at night, from a series of 23 suspension bridges. Also Treewalk Director, Kellie Thomasen.
10:05 Sonny "running man" Iosefo
Kathryn Ryan meets South Auckland Police Sergeant Sonny Iosefo, who took the world by storm with the running man challenge.
10:35 Best music of 2016
After much deliberation and gnashing of teeth, Jeremy Taylor of Slow Boat Records selects top tracks from his fave 5 albums of 2016.
11:05 Nine to Noon Christmas special
Kennedy Warne, Tommy Honey, Te Radar and Pinky Agnew help us bid farewell to 2016, with the help of Wellington chamber choir Nota Bene.
11:20 How are things in Kaikoura?
Kathryn Ryan checks in with Kaikoura Maori warden, Ari Boyd. Since the earthquake last month a small team of local Maori Wardens have been on the go, checking on locals.
11:30 Christmas in the Republic of Hat
Where exactly is the Republic of Hat and how do you spend Christmas there? We find out from a chap known as Hat who's lived in the area for more than 30 years.