Friday August 11
This morning on Breakfast, reporter Connie Buchanan spoke to Kay Gregory about the terror plot uncovered by British authorities. Up to 10 airliners were believed to be the target of bombings over the Atlantic Ocean. It's the biggest threat the UK has ever had, causing major disruptions to flights from Heathrow.
Paul Henry spoke to Basil Morrison of Local Government New Zealand about the mounting problems resulting from months of unusually bad weather around the country.
School ball season is upon us, bringing gorgeous frocks, smart suits and often out of control teens. Breakfast talked to Kapiti College principal John Russell about the unusual step his school has taken to keep their school ball under control.
Kay Gregory spoke to Annabelle White about food that might help when you've been hit by winter-ills, and food that might ward off the ailments.
This morning on the Breakfast Caroline Daley and David Slack discussed the news week in review.
This morning on Breakfast, Paul Henry spoke to deputy political editor Francesca Mold to review another week in politics.
Reporter Rebekah Cashen looked at the past hundred years of the outboard motor. She spoke to group of Massey design students about their creation of six futuristic boat prototypes.
This morning on Breakfast Paul Henry spoke with New Zealand vocalist Rick Bryant about a kiwi gospel choir that features many of New Zealand's most famous singers. The choir has a repertoire ranging from Afro-American gospel to Ben Harper to Van Morrison and they are backing vocalists in Hollie Smith's 'Bathe in the River'.
Organising a rock concert doesn't sound much like a school project, but for four students at Napier Boys' High School, that's exactly what it is. Tonight the teenagers are staging a concert featuring top Kiwi bands Steriogram and Deja Voodoo, all as part of their school's Young Enterprise Scheme project. This morning two of the boys, Rory Diver and Gabe Rawcliffe, told Breakfast all about it.
This morning on Breakfast Paul Henry spoke to Kiwi music legend Dave Dobbyn about his new project with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. For the first time, Dobbyn will perform his hits with the 70-piece orchestra at Aotea Centre. Tickets are available through www.ticketek.co.nz