Friday February 25
Paul Henry spoke to Waikato Dairy Farmer Adrian Ball and Action Group Leader Christina Baldwin about the outcome of a meeting held in Tirau last night between Transpower and local landowners. The power lines company wants to build a network of pylons across Tirau land to replace the aging national grid.
Kay Gregory spoke this morning to AK05 Festival Organiser David Malacari and art critic Hamish Keith to discuss the content of the AK05 programme, the quality of the acts, and what the city gains from it.
This morning on Breakfast social commentator Joe Bennett discussed the call by the finance minister for New Zealanders to start investing less in real estate and more in the share market.
In today's look back at the political week, reporter Guyon Espiner analysed Finance Minister Michael Cullen's comments on savings and investment, and looked at the reasons behind former ACT leader Richard Prebble's dig at National party leader Don Brash.
Cleo Lane - the first name is British jazz for fifty years - chatted to Paul Henry about her career . Ms Lane and her husband - a jazz star in his own right - John Dankworth, are currently touring New Zealand - her performance dates are as follows: February 2005 Saturday 26 Auckland ASB Theatre, Sunday 27 Wellington MFC. March 2005 Tuesday 1 Christchurch Town Hall. Friday 4 Dunedin Town Hall.
This morning Breakfast was joined by Academy Award winner and creator of Bugs Bunny on Broadway, George Daugherty. George is in New Zealand for the AK05 arts festival, that starts today and runs for two weeks. http://www.aucklandfestival.co.nz.