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Friday May 21

Robert Patman, Associate Professor of International Relations at Otago University spoke to Alison Mau about the United Nations condemnation of Israel's killing of civilians in the Gaza Strip.

Brad Dannefaerd, Ministry of Fisheries National Co-ordinator of Compliance, Health & Safety discussing the $4 million the government's set aside to increase safety for fisheries officers and help them target poachers.

Keith Quinn and John McBeth spoke with Peter Williams this morning about their hopes for the Crusaders in their upcoming Super 12 clash with the top-of-table Brumbies.

Rick Stein, the highly acclaimed British chef spoke to Allison Mau this morning about his book and television series, both called 'Food Heroes: Another Helping.' The show began screening on TV One at 7.30pm on Saturday 17 April. Stein's emphasis is to promote the use of the very freshest ingredients - to inspire cooks to seek them out and prepare them in ways that are simple and delicious.

Joe Bennett, the Breakfast Programmes weekly satirist, was intrigued by the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to open new embassies in Warsaw and Cairo. Also the new cricket trophy - called the Hadlee Chapple Cup that resurfaces memories of that underarm bowling incident some 23 years ago.

Michael Wilson of updated viewers with news of the international share markets and the latest business news from Brian Gaynor.

Mark Sainsbury, Political Editor has a wrap of the week's political news including calls to take the legal drinking age back up to 20, and criticism of the country's airport security following the weekend's Australia NZ Leadership Forum.

Alison spoke to NZ rowing's most famous twins Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell just before they left New Zealand outside Auckland's International Airport. The sisters are representing NZ in the women's double scull at the Olympics in Athens.

Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand launched its new game "Singstar," today. The game invites players to step into the spotlight and unleash their inner pop star. Paulina Bozek from Sony England showed how the game is played.