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.
Dr Julian Fennessy, who is the inaugural executive director of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation says giraffes are the "forgotten megafauna" despite the fact their numbers have plummetted by 40 percent in the past 16 years. There are just 80 thousand left in the wild. A long time giraffe conservationist, Dr Fennessy says "Scientists have lately discovered that giraffes are not the social dullards or indifferent parents they were reputed to be".
11:30 Tuesday 28 October
Jeremy Dixon is the founder of Auckland’s Revive Cafés, which sell healthy lunches and dinners – including salads and hot meals that are vegetarian and use mainly fresh, local produce. His fourth cookbook has just been published, and he shares Spring recipes from it.
10:05 Wednesday 29 October 2014
Yotam Ottolenghi's path to the world of cooking and baking has been anything but straightforward. Having completed a masters degree in philosophy and literature whilst working on the news desk of an Israeli daily, he made a radical shift on coming to London in 1997. He started as an assistant pastry chef and worked in a number of British eating establishments before starting his own group of restaurants/food shops, with branches in Notting Hill, Islington, Belgravia and Kensington. Yotam Ottolenghi is the author of several cook books, his latest is Plenty More which features vegetable-based dishes.
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