Monday December 5
Kay Gregory spoke to Robert Patman, Associate Professor of International Relations at Otago University about the kidnapping of Auckland student Harmeet Sooden in Iraq.
Business NZ has written to the Finance Minister asking him to consider alternatives to raising interest rates as a means of dealing with inflation. Paul Henry spoke to the organisation's Chief Executive Phil O'Reilly about what the alternatives might be.
In our weekly interview with the Prime Minister Helen Clark Paul Henry questioned her about criticism of the government's response to the kidnapping of Auckland student Harmeet Sooden in Iraq.
Satirist James McOnie shares his thoughts on the fine tradition of streaking at sports matches among other things.
Today is International Volunteer Day - Yvonne Matson a super volunteer from Otara talked to Breakfast about her wide ranging works.
Paul Reynolds is a regular technology commentator on the Breakfast programme. This morning he gave a round up on a conference he recently attended in Tunisia - featuring a green-powered laptop.
Catherine Gerbich from House of Travel spoke to Breakfast about a white Christmas in Vienna.
Breakfast spoke to Graeme Allwright, a New Zealand musician who is more famous in France than any kiwi musician ever has been in New Zealand. While virtually unknown here, Allwright is a musical legend on a par with Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and Leonard Cohen. Having only returned to New Zealand twice in the last 57 years, Allwright has come home to play four concerts in Auckland and Wellington. Website: www.graemeallwright.com