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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.
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It's been a big year already for the supermarket sector. Woolworths has rolled out a new loyalty programme, while Foodstuffs is embarking on a trial of facial recognition technology. And across the Ditch, Woolworths Australia boss Brad Banducci called it quits following a disastrous interview he gave on the issue of price gouging. Gemma Rasmussen, …
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BusinessDesk launches its Business of Education series today, looking at the role of the private sector in education. Dileepa discusses Official Information Act figures which reveal a four and a half-fold increase (450%) in the amount the Ministry has spent on contractors over the last five years. And Trade Minister Todd McClay is in Abu Dhabi wher…
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Kate Evans is an award-winning journalist and regular contributor to National Geographic, and she's also a self-proclaimed feijoa fanatic. But for the tangy and gritty fruit, New Zealand is not home - its origins are in South America. Over the course of a decade, Kate has spoken to scientists, historians, and horticulturalists worldwide, and visite…
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It's been a rapid rise for Scapegrace Distilling Company. The distillery - producing gin, vodka, and more recently single malt whiskey - began as an idea between two brothers-in-law 10 years ago. It's now exporting to more than 40 countries with a revenue of $12.7m in the 2023 financial year. In April, it's due to complete a $26m development on the…
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Work is underway to create a genetically altered wasp, which would be capable of eradicating all wasps. A collaboration of researchers are looking at whether a 'flaw' could be modified in to an invasive wasp species, which would subsequently spread it through a colony. Even if they're successful, the wasp they create will never actually be let out …
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Principals hope the ministerial inquiry into school property will flush out why the Ministry of Education has lacked clarity, transparency and consistency in approving and providing classrooms to accommodate booming rolls. The Government announced the review yesterday, amid growing anger from schools whose projects had been put on hold. Around 350 …
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