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.
10:05 am Monday 3 August: Rugby player Jerome Kaino
Jerome Kaino was 21 when he made his debut for Auckland, the Blues and the All Blacks in the same year. He’s considered to be the best blindside flanker in world rugby. Born in American Samoa, he was four years old when his family moved to Auckland, and he quickly shone on the rugby field. But his swift rise to the top was bumpy – he struggled with alcohol and was convicted for drink driving. Jerome Kaino’s written a book about his career highs and lows. In it, he also looks at the effect of the pressure on young players, particularly Pacific Islanders.
10:05 am Tuesday 11 August: Dame Silvia Cartwright
Dame Silvia Cartwright returned to New Zealand earlier this year after five years presiding over the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia, along with four other international jurists. Four-thousand victims were parties to the legal action against senior leaders of the brutal Pol Pot regime, which was responsible for the deaths ofnearly two million Cambodians between 1975 and 1979. Each day of the tribunal, hundreds of Cambodians would attend court to hear testimony and watch proceedings. Dame Silvia was the first woman to be Chief Judge of the District Court, first female High Court judge and in 2004, she became New Zealand's 18th Governor-General. She’s currently on the United Nations Human Rights Council investigation into war crimes and human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. She speaks with Kathryn Ryan about her extraordinary career.
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