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.
Corporate refugees, Ant and Lou Bentley gave up careers as investment bankers in London to return home in 2006 to set up The Akaroa Cooking School. which has been named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 destinations in the world to learn how to cook local cuisine. The husband and wife team has always been passionate about 'real food' and go to great lengths to source fresh, local produce in season on the Banks Peninsula. They've just released a book The Akaroa Cooking School which is a business and food memoir featuring their favourite dishes from the school.
10:05 Wednesday 5 November 2014
Laura Dekker is the youngest person ever to sail around the world solo. She was born in New Zealand, but raised in the Netherlands, and was 14 when she set off in her 12-metre ketch, Guppy. It was a voyage she almost didn't get to make, as Dutch authorities took her and her parents to court to prevent it. She won the right to proceed, and during the one-year journey encountered fierce storms, was nearly holed by a whale, and carried out countless repairs to her boat. She also decided she would never live in Holland again, choosing to settle in New Zealand, where she now lives aboard Guppy in Whangarei Harbour. Laura's written a book about her journey, called One Girl, One Dream.
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