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Monday November 13

The two preferred sites for a Rugby World Cup stadium in 2011 have been named by the Government as Eden Park and the Auckland Waterfront but nine Auckland City Councillors are still pushing for Carlaw Park to be reconsidered despite Carlaw Park's spokesman conceding it's a so-called 'dead duck'.  Paul Henry spoke to Cameron Brewer from the Coalition of Carlaw about his concerns of what may happen to New Zealand's hosting rights if the councillors do not back down. 

This morning on Breakfast Kay Gregory spoke with Robin McNeill of Venture Southland about visiting engineers from the European Space Agency and plans for a tracking station that makes Southland a key space station in the Southern Hemisphere.

Stephen Stuart and Richard Becht wrapped up the weekend's sporting highlights.

Whether it's called pre-loved, second hand, retro, recycled or plain old op shop, the vintage clothing business is booming. Reporter Erica Lloyd looked at why more people are buying vintage clothes. 

Professor Hal Kendig is a research professor of ageing and health, at the University of Sydney. He is in the country to act as keynote speaker at the Ageing in New Zealand: Reporting Research Progress conference that is on at Te Papa in Wellington today. He spoke to Kay Gregory about what it's like grow old in New Zealand.

Paul Brislen is an IT commentator who regularly appears on the Breakfast programme. This morning he and Paul Henry discussed the upcoming release of Microsoft's new operating system, 'Vista.'

This morning on Breakfast, the newly crowned Barista of the Year, Carl Sara, spoke to Kay Gregory about what it takes to be our best barista, and the secret to a really good cup of coffee.

Breakfast spoke to Gail Trapp from The Active Gourmet, a company which specialises in escorted cycle and walking tours around France and Italy for people who love food, wine and adventure. Website: