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April 5-9


Monday April 5

Prime Minister Helen Clark in her weekly interview talking about how support within the party is shaping up on the seabed and foreshore legislation, due to be unveiled this week.

Alistair Price, Energy Consultant spoke to Peter Williams about the dilemmas facing the future of the NZ electricity industry following Meridian Energy's decision to scrap Project Aqua and Transpower's announcement that it needs to spend $1.5 billion to upgrade the national grid.

James McOnie, our regular sporting satirist with his take on the weekend's sporting action.

Peter spoke to Te Papa's chief Dr Seddon Beddington about the publication of Icons Nga Toanga - a book documenting some of the highlights of the national collection.

Jim Blair is a legendary fitness guru who has coached, trained and advised many sports teams including: the All Blacks for two World Cups (1987 and 1991); Auckland Rugby Fitness, Canterbury Rugby Fitness, Manu Samoa preparation for 1991 and 1995 World Cups, Queensland RFU fitness advisor, Fiji RFU fitness advisor, fitness advisor to the America's Cup teams in 1987, 1988 and 1991, Bath RFU from 1997-1999 and many more. He owns and operates a Corporate Wellness Centre in Auckland. Fit to Eat is a brand new series of books designed to promote a healthy lifestyle by giving clear no-nonsense advice and instruction on fitness and nutrition, available in bookstores now and published by Bateman Press.

Rowen Hunt is the manager of Auckland's Parnell Flight Centre. She and Alison Mau discussed the need to pack carefully, when heading away on an overseas holiday.

Tuesday April 6

President Anote Tong, Kiribati President discussed the issues smaller Pacific nations will want addressed at this afternoon's special meeting of the Pacific Forum.

Matthew Andrews is a public law expert with Wellington Law Firm Chen, Palmer and Partners. He was talking about the issue of euthanasia and the pros and cons of legalising it, following the case of Leslie Martin who was found guilty of helping to end her mother's life.  Joy Martin was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

It's the 40th anniversary of the first Mustang car to be rolled off the production line... April, 1964.  It's a well-known and well-loved car all over the world - in both its classic and new forms.  Now, all the Mustang car enthusiasts and Mustang car clubs have joined together in New Zealand to do 'The Great New Zealand Mustang Run'.  They'll be driving from Kaitaia to the Bluff in their Mustangs.  People will be dropping in and out of the rally along the country and there will be activities to take part in along the way.  Starts 29th March and finishes in Bluff on Good Friday - 9th April.

For more information contact Wal Marshall  Ph: 025 453811

Music reviewer Francesca Rudkin discussed her opinion of the Guns'n'Roses Greatest Hits album

In our weekly Consumer update David Russell from the Consumer's Institute talked to Allison about the pitfalls of holiday bookings. He also talked about the possible holiday surcharges some restaurants and bars say they'll add on for public holidays.

Dan Te Kanawa, Acting CEO Tuhono discussing the formation of Tuhono, an organisation putting people in touch with iwi and the awareness campaign being run by it at the moment.

Nic Beets and Verity Thom spoke about the new techniques they have had success with in their practise as psychologists who specialise in repairing long term relationships. For more information on their practise they can be contacted on 027 2755798.

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Wednesday April 7

Winston Peters, NZ First Leader talking about what changes he wants to see made to the government's seabed and foreshore legislation before he will support it.

Peter & Sue Bryan, former World Vision Aid Workers in Rwanda talking about the 10th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. For more information about their work go to

John Morrison, Cricket Commentator talking about the Black Cap's upcoming tour of England and his picks for the team announcement later in the week. For more cricket news go to

Bryce Johns, Waikato Times editor with a roundup of news from the Waikato region including how the city's mayoral candidates are polling and the big issues driving Hamiltonians

New Zealand's most famous Jazz Export Nathan Haines appeared on Breakfast with his father Kevin. They are playing with Joel Haines at this weekend's Montana International Jazz N'Blues Festival. For more information about the event go to

Erica Crawford is the marketing director of Kim Crawford Wines.  She is just back from a Canadian Marketing tour.  North America is a huge potential market for New Zealand wines and Kim Crawford Wines is making big gains in that market.  For more information on the label go to

Thursday April 8

Matiu Rei, Chair of Te Ope Mana a Tai, a grouping of tribes who got together to form a vehicle for promoting the Maori perspective on the seabed and foreshore debate, and Colin James, political commentator, discussing the government's seabed and foreshore policy outline.

With Easter looming Mary Handcock, a teacher of celebrant studies discussed the pagan origins of Easter and some historic ritual practise in New Zealand with her was Dr Laurie Guy, an academic and theologian who spoke about the Christian origins of this holiday.

Francesca Rudkin reviewed the movie Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Scarlett Johanssen and playing at all good movie theatres now.

Last year saw the highest increase in active cases of Tuberculosis in Auckland, in the last 10 years. Dr Julie Park, Associate Professor of Social Anthropology and Dr Judith Littleton, Senior Lecturer in Biological Anthropology (Faculty of Art at Auckland University) sare the principal investigators a four study looking at why Tuberculosis is rearing it's head again. The resarch team will look at the experiences of five ethnic groups.

A discussion panel looked at the issues of 'privacy'. From Wellington was the Privacy Commissioner, Marie Shroff, she discussed the role of her office and some recent case studies of privacy complaints. Tim McBride a lawyer, advocate and commentator on privacy raised concerns about the expansion of legal surveillance and the need for a privacy charter. Julia Hartley Moore, a Private Investigator was the third panelist and she discussed how privacy law impacted on her profession.  The freephone for the Privacy Commission is 0800 803 909