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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.

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Waru: eight wāhine bear witness to child abuse

10:08 am today

Māori women’s stories are woefully under-represented in New Zealand cinema, director Katie Wolfe says. She is one of eight wāhine directors behind Waru, a cooperative feature film screening at the New Zealand International Film Festival. Audio, Gallery

Wednesday 26 July 2017

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09:05 Highly infectious cattle disease hits NZ

The Ministry for Primary Industries is trying to determine the scale of an outbreak of a serious bacterial disease in cattle, discovered in South Canterbury for the first time. Mycoplasma bovis has been found in 14 cows on the property with 150 other animals showing signs they may be affected.

Lynn Freeman speaks to Tim Mackle, head of Dairy NZ, and Dr Neil MacPherson, from the Dairy Cattle Vet Association.

09:15 Grant mapping, who gets what and why?

For the first time, funders including gaming trusts, councils and grant makers have come together to map the grants being applied for by Wellington charities to see who is being funded and why. The early findings are already highlighting disparities, with sports related funding receiving the bulk of the grants. Lynn Freeman talks to Louise Parkin who is the general manager of the Nikau Foundation, which commissioned the study, Also, Tony Paine from Philanthropy New Zealand which has just released its draft guidelines on transparency, and Jo Taite from Ngati Kahungunu ki Poneke Community Services in Porirua.

09:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munro

Federal Resources and Northern Australia Minister Matthew Canavan has been forced to resign some parliament, the third victim of Australia's dual citizenship rules. 

10:05 Waru: eight wahine bear witness to child abuse

Shot over eight days, Waru (8 in Maori) is about a young boy killed at the hands of his caregiver. The eight Māori film-makers behind the production say their goal for Waru was to communicate through multiple viewpoints, the shared feelings we have towards child abuse in Aotearoa. Lynn Freeman talks to two of Waru's directors Briar Grace-Smith and Katie Wolf. The world premiere of Waru is on August 2nd as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival.

10:35 Book review

David Hill reviews The Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney - Penguin Random House

10:45 The Reading

A 1980s representationn of Records Records - Roy Colbert's legendary record store

A 1980s representation of Records Records - Roy Colbert's legendary record store Photo: Audio Culture

11:05 Music with Graeme Downes

Graeme Downes pays tribute to the godfather of the Dunedin sound – the late Roy Colbert.

Graeme is a founding member of the Verlaines, songwriter, musicologist, senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago.

11:20 Disabled rights and everyday obstacles and attitudes

Erin Gough

Erin Gough is a human rights adviser at the Human Rights Commission. She tells Lynn Freeman about the obstacles and issues she frequently encounters as a wheelchair user. Erin says "I am a New Zealander. I am a female. I am a sister. I am a daughter. I am a friend. I am a university student. I am an advocate. I am all those things as much as I am a disabled person"

11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles

This week, scientist Dr Siouxsie Wiles talks about a potential vaccine for type 1 diabetes and new research that suggests that a third of dementia cases could be prevented by changing our lifestyle. Plus,the International Space Station is now on Google Street View.