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Monday July 3

Kay spoke to Major Campbell Roberts of the Salvation Army and Lindsay Mitchell of the Institute for Liberal Values about their reaction to John Tamihere's suggestion that Maori agencies should be in charge of how Maori spend their welfare money.

This morning on Breakfast Paul spoke with the Prime Minister Helen Clark about events in the news including a leaked internal memo regarding speeding tickets, calls for changes to the way welfare benefits are administered, aid for East Timor and the report into Taito Phillip Field.

Stephen Stuart wrapped up the weekend's sporting highlights, including England's exit from the Soccer World Cup.

Breakfast spoke to Pete Wilson from disability support group CCS about a new campaign aimed at reducing the misuse of mobility parks. Around 80,000 New Zealanders use these parks to go about their daily business. Website:

This morning on Breakfast Paul spoke to MAF Regional Team Policy Manager John Greer about their plan to help Canterbury farmers with post-snow stress.  Led by MAF facilitators, a team of rural support officers will be set up to give practical and emotional support to those in need.  The rural support officers will be volunteers from the public as well as trained professionals.  To volunteer or to request assistance you can phone 0800 2DEFROST.  

Paul Brislen is a technology commentator who regularly appears on the Breakfast show.  This morning he discussed the various ways - besides TV - that the Soccer World Cup can be followed. 

Finance writer Mary Holm spoke to Breakfast about her latest book "Get Rich Slow" which has advice for those of us who lack the nerve to become entrepeneurs but who want to learn other ways to achieve financial independence.

Breakfast spoke to Katina Cole from the House of Travel about travelling to New York and how the city celebrates July 4th. Website: