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.
2014 has been a very big year for Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum. His performance on the pitch has re-written the history books with a triple century and two double centuries in one year. Only Don Bradman and Michael Clarke have achieved the same. He has also played a key role in the match fixing investigations – giving a confidential testimony to the ICC, which was later leaked. He talks to Kathryn Ryan about his year in cricket, and being one of those at the centre of the biggest controversy in world cricket.
10:05 Wednesday 24 December 2014
One of the breakout successes of New Zealand TV in 2014 hasn't been on TV at all - it's a webseries. Flat 3 is a little bit Flight of the Conchords, a little bit Lena Dunham's Girls, and tells the story of three Kiwi Chinese girls who are flatting together in their 20s. Its third and final season, funded to the tune of $100 000 by New Zealand on Air, has proved subversive, touching, and very funny. Kathryn is joined by the series' director, writer, and co-producer, Roseanne Liang, and one of the actors and co-producers, Perlina Lau.
11:20 Wednesday 24 December 2014
Amazon explorer and conservationist Paul Rosolie has found TV fame as the star of the Discovery Channel's show, Eaten Alive, in which he climbed into a protective suit - packed with cameras and three hours' air supply - and allowed a 7.6 metre long anaconda to chow down on him. He speaks about the terrifying, hour-long ordeal, and the message behind it. Paul Rosolie spoke to Kathryn about his career and book, Mother of God, in April 2014.