Friday July 9
Ngapuhi descendent Dr Ann Sullivan, Associate Professor of Maori Studies at Auckland University and Dr Raymond Miller, a political scientist also at Auckland University discuss this weekend's by-election in the Maori seat of Te Tai Hauauru. www.elections.org.nz
Peter Williams spoke to Tanner Vili and Inoki Afeaki from the recently created Pacific Islands rugby team about their upcoming match against the All Blacks and last Saturday's exciting but controversial match against the Wallabies.Website: http://www.nzrugby.com
The New Zealand school trustees association is having their annual conference in Palmerston north over the weekend. Among the broad range of issues on the agenda is the roll schools can play in reducing the risk of obesity in their students. Celia Murphy is the executive director of the Obesity Action Coalition www.livingstreets.org.nz and she is running a workshop for school trustees giving them tips on how they can help their students fit the fat epidemic. www.nzsta.org.nz
Bill Gosden, the director of the Telecom 36th International Film Festival spoke to Ali this morning about some of the highlights and controversies in this years programme. For more information on the festival programme, the films discussed and screening times contact: mailto:email@example.com
Joe Bennett is Breakfast's resident social commentator. This morning he asked why the government is about to spend more on the music industry.
Guyon Espiner, Political Reporter joins us for a political update, including this weekend's National party conference. www.national.org.nz
Actor Stephen Sinclair spoke to Ali this morning about his new play "The Bach" as part of the Auckland Theatre Company's 2004 season. See http://www.atc.co.nz.
Alison Mau spoke to Daniel Shirley & Sara Runesten-Petersen who make up New Zealand's Olympic Badminton team. They have recently returned from two competitions in Malaysia. Websites: www.olympic.org.nz and www.athens2004.com