Nine To Noon for Friday 26 May 2017
09:05 Budget 2017: who gets what?
Kathryn Ryan analyses Budget 2017 with CTU Economist and Policy Director, Bill Rosenberg and Kim Campbell of the Auckland Employers and Manufacturers' Association.
09:20 Budget 2017: Steven Joyce
Kathryn Ryan talks with Steven Joyce about his first budget.
09:35 He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite ? sandwich
Kraft, one of the world's biggest food brands, of which Vegemite is possibly the most famous, is to be phased out in Australia and New Zealand. But don't panic! The products will stay, it's just the Kraft name and logo that are being sidelined. However some branding experts are worried the change will confuse customers and sales may suffer.
Kathryn Ryan talks to Valentyna Melnyk a consumer behaviour expert from Massey University.
09:45 Asia correspondent Anna Fifield
New Zealander Anna Fifield is The Washington Post's bureau chief in Tokyo. Today she talks to Kathryn about continuing tensions in the South China Sea, martial law imposed in part of the Philippines by President Rodrigo Duterte and Taiwan's big step towards legalizing same sex marriage.
10:05 John McIntyre: champion of children's literature
For the past 25 years, John McIntyre has been championing children's literature, through his Children's Bookshop in Kilbirnie, and for 15 years every fortnight on Nine to Noon. He's passionate about good books for children, especially boys, who he says need non-fiction and adventure books to engage them. He and his wife Ruth opened the bookshop in 1992, after John had battled kidney failure, dialysis and an organ transplant. He looks back over his life and times with Kathryn Ryan.
10:35 Book review
Niki Ward reviews Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 New Music with Jeremy Taylor
A 50th anniversary reissue for the Beatles most celebrated and misunderstood record, a solo album from former Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando, The Unthanks performing the songs of Nick Drake's Mum, and a thoroughly decent new album from rekindled grunge survivors The Afghan Whigs - Jeremy Taylor continues to be quietly chuffed with this year's crop of releases
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Brendan discusses the armed robbery of Kiwi racecar driver Scott Dixon, Kieran Read returning to his roots in South Auckland and more details which have been revealed about NZ's richest golf tournament... The $2 million NZ Women's Open.
11:45 The Week that Was with Te Radar and Alice Brine
Comedians Alice Brine and Te Radar take a whimsical look back at the news of the week.