Friday August 6
John Tamihere, Associate Maori Affairs Minister discusses the censuring of Maori Language Commission CEO, Haami Piripi following comments he made in a submission against the government's seabed and foreshore legislation. Mr Piripi has been allowed to keep his job but the board of the commission acknowledged an error of judgement had been made.
Tim Hamilton, CEO Northland Rugby Union discusses the 12 month ban on playing rugby handed out to an 11 year old boy who attempted to punch a referee during a rugby game last weekend.
Mike Smith, Marketing Manager for Ruapehu Alpine Lifts joins us with an update on how the Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields are looking ahead of the weekend's Carrot Festival and Mardi Gras. Skiers flocking to Mt Ruapehu's slopes over the past few weekends have filled the limited car parking space at the two ski fields, leading to the introduction of $10 vouchers for cars that have four or more people in an effort to encourage carpooling. www.mtruapehu.com
Rugby expert Willie Lose spoke to Peter Williams this morning about the upcoming rugby clash between Australia and the All Blacks.
Joe Bennett commented on John Tamihere's recent speech that made a call for heterosexual Kiwi males to stand up and cease apologising for themselves. And chocolate - an Austrian health spa that offers guests a bath of molten chocolate.
Peter Williams spoke to Billy Watkins, Andrea Sanders, Carolyn McLaughlin and Melanie Golding from the corporate entertainment show band the BeatGirls. The BeatGirls have been chosen to perform at four special parties at the Athens Olympics put on for athletes and celebrities. Websites: www.thebeatgirls.com & www.olympic.org.nz & www.athens2004.com
Peter spoke to man about town Paul Casserly about the release of his new album "Count Backwards from Ten" released on August 9. For more information see www.strawpeople.co.nz