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Friday November 25

Paul Henry spoke to General Peter Cosgrove, Australia's former Chief of Defence.  The retired general is in New Zealand to speak to a leadership conference at Massey University.

Kay Gregory talked to John McCarthy, Director of the SAFE Programme which offers treatment to sexual offenders, about community reaction to the case of a convicted paedophile who applied for home detention to live in his sister's house in Christchurch.

Breakfast went live to Narrow Neck Beach in Auckland to talk to two kayakers, Nigel Boyd and Martin Wouters, who are this weekend heading to Central America to undertake an ambitious 11 week kayak between Caracas, near the northern coast of Venezuela, and Cuba.  The pair are raising awarness and funds for Project K. For more information:

This morning on the Breakfast Programme social commentator Joe Bennett discusssed the story of Maori activist Tame Iti being upset over the use of his image in a UK security advertisement.

In this week's political round up Kay Gregory spoke to reporter Guyon Espiner about reaction to the police decision not to charge Labour MP David Benson Pope in relation to claims he stuffed a tennis ball in a student's mouth when he was a teacher.

Reporter Rochelle Gillespie spoke to the two women behind the colourful costumes in the Auckland Santa Parade. Maralyn Meyride and Ronelle Thompson gave Breakfast a sneak preview of this year's festive outfits.

This morning on the Breakfast Programme was Will Holland - founder of the Quantic Soul Orchestra and Alice Russell out here from the UK for the Heineken Music Green Room Sessions - out to play at 2 exclusive gigs.

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Friday 25th November - Union Fish Building, Quay Street - Auckland

Saturday 26th November - Long Room, Basin Reserve, Rugby Street Wellington

Breakfast crossed live to the site of the Southern Amp festival in Christchurch where the stage was being set for the inaugural of the biggest festival in New Zealand on Saturday October 26.