Nine To Noon for Friday 22 December 2017
09:05 Reflecting on 2017
Gavin Ellis, Siouxsie Wiles, Rod Oram and Lara Strongman look back at some of the biggest stories of 2017 in the media, science, business and entertainment fields.
09:20 Ezekiel Raui: from Far North to Buckingham Palace
Young Northland Maori leader, Ezekiel Raui, is the winner of the Queen's Young Leaders 2017 Awards. He was nominated for his work around leadership and mental health, and the peer support programme he established at his old school, Taipa Area School, which has won government funding and a pilot roll out to four schools next year. Next June, he'll travel to Buckingham Palace to receive the award from Queen Elizabeth II.
09:40 Lotto's humble millionaire
When Lou Te Keeti won $10.3 million in the Lotto Powerball this year, he made a couple of unlikely decisions – one was to go public, and the other was to stay put. There have been no lavish overseas holidays – and a fleeting idea for a flash new house was quickly panned when his wife said he could "get stuffed".
So, humble and with his feet still very firmly on the ground, Lou Te Keeti has set about making the lives of those around him more comfortable instead. He speaks to Kathryn Ryan and reflects on his fortuitous year.
10:05 Portia Woodman: rugby star
Portia Woodman has had a stand-out 2017. Part of the World Cup winning Black Ferns, she went on to be named player of the year at the World Rugby Awards, and try of the year at the New Zealand Rugby awards, while the Black Ferns won team of the year at both the World and New Zealand awards. She talks to Kathryn Ryan about her busy year on the field, and where she sees the game heading in the future.
10:30 Jeremy Taylor: Best music of 2017
It's been tough, but after much deliberation, Jeremy Taylor brings us his musical picks of the year.
11:05 Music, humour and a bit of love
Kennedy Warne, Te Radar, Irene Pink and Grant Smithies help us bid farewell to the year, by reflecting on the best, worst and funniest stories of 2017. Nota Bene performs Christmas songs.
11:20 That's Amore: a Kiwi Christmas love story
Josephine Sharp met Fausto Mottalini after reading about his isolated existence in a tiny Italian hamlet called Sostila. They are now together, and he's come to New Zealand to spend Christmas with her family and friends.
11:40 William Waiirua: 'Do the mahi, get the treats'
He's the funny man from Feilding turned internet sensation... William Cribb aka William Waiirua. Recognisable by his futuristic eyewear, long hair, signature dance moves and catchphrases, Willie has made a name for himself in both the music industry and on social media. Kathryn talks to Willie about his latest collaborations, including the viral police recruitment video and a new Christmas song.
Music played in this show
Artist: Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band
Album: Adios, Senor Pussycat
Broadcast Time: 10:30am
Artist: Glen Campbell
Comp: Jimmy Webb
Broadcast Time: 10:36am
Song: I'm Not Running Away
Comp: Feist / Salole
Broadcast Time: 10:43am
Artist: The Magnetic Fields
Song: Be True To Your Bar
Album: 50 Song Memoir
Broadcast Time: 10:50am
Artist: Nadia Reid
Label: Basin Rock
Broadcast Time: 10:55am