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.
Hekenukumai Busby, known as Hec, is a Master Waka Carver, a Maori leader and an authority on Polynesian and Maori celestial navigation. He’s crafted more than 30 waka, and was awarded an MBE in recognition of his role in the revival of ocean voyaging and navigation using traditional Polynesian double hull canoes. From humble beginnings in the Far North, Hec was inspired to build waka after a childhood visit to Waitangi. Now 82, he’s the subject of a new book by Jeff Evans, called Heke-nuku-mai-nga-iwi Busby: Not Here by Chance. He talks with Kathryn Ryan about inspiring a new generation to learn the skills of their ancestors.
10:05 am Tuesday 26 May: Nine To Noon
Bruce Fogle is Britain's best-known practicing vet. He's the best-selling author of 14 books translated into 35 languages. He’s also the co-founder of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and the chair of the international animal welfare organisation Humane Society International, a regular columnist and broadcaster. Mostly, Bruce Fogle is a dog lover, and his books about his travels with golden retriever ‘Macy’ through the United States and Europe were a hit. When Macy died, his column about the impact of her death on him drew a huge response. He talks to Kathryn about why we love our dogs so much.
10:05 am Wednesday 27 May: Nine to Noon
Christopher McDougall is a former war correspondent for the Associated Press and is now a contributing editor for Men's Health, he’s also written for Esquire, and The New York Times Magazine, Outside. His latest book Natural Born Heroes transports the reader to the Mediterranean and the physical challenges faced by resistance fighters in World War Two on the Greek island of Crete.
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