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Monday April 4

Breakfast spoke to Lyndsay Freer, Director of Catholic Communications live from Rome about what it's like being a catholic New Zealander in Rome while the world mourns Pope John Paul II's death. The show also looked at the impact Pope John Paul II has had on worshippers here in New Zealand, with Catholic Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland.

The Prime Minister Helen Clark shared her thoughts on the Pope's passing with Paul, as well as reflecting on this weekend's Labour party congress and responds to backbench MP John Tamihere's criticism of the Labour party in this month's Investigate Magazine.

Satirist, James McOnie reflects on the running of the sheep through Te Kuiti over the weekend and shares his thoughts on whether boxer David Tua looks good in a skirt.

Breakfast took a look at 'The Great NZ Made Kiwiana Auction' being held on the 6th and 7th April at Dunbar Sloane.Items range from pioneers of early NZ jewellery, painting, furniture. For more information

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Paul Reynolds is one of Breakfast's regular technology commentators. This morning he spoke to Kay Gregory about a New Zealand created virtual classroom called Schlornet (

Loretta Claiborne joined us on the show this morning- she's a world renowned Special Olympian.Her life story has been turned into a Disney movie and she is one of the world's most inspirational sporting world speakers. To register your support or for more information please call Richard on 09 309 2007 or email <>. You can also make donations to Special Olympics and find out about volunteering your time to support sports programmes on line at - .

And finally in the show today Breakfast spoke to Tony Farrington this morning about his new book Sailing With Mohammed. The book is about Tony's stories of his sailing encounters through the waters of the Middle East, just months after the September 11 attacks on the United States.