Monday November 27
This morning on Breakfast, political commentator Matthew Hooton spoke to Paul Henry about the National Party's new leadership line up. It's thought John Key will become the party's new leader at the caucus meeting later today, with Bill English as his deputy. Yesterday, Gerry Brownlee announced he would not try to retain his position as deputy to pave the way for a smooth transition.
Kay Gregory spoke to Massey University Political Marketing Expert Dr Claire Robinson about the possible new National Party leadership line up. It is likely John Key will be the party's next leader, with Bill English as his deputy.
Prime Minister Helen Clark spoke to Paul Henry about the ongoing stadium debate and the All Blacks' controversial decision to perform the haka in their dressing room ahead of their match against Wales.
Stephen Stuart and Richard Becht wrapped up the weekend's sporting highlights.
Anne Firth Murray is a consulting professor in the Human Biology programme at the University of Stanford in California. She is in the country to take part in the 'Running Hot Science in New Zealand' conference in Christchurch this week. She discussed with Kay Gregory how the world could be improved through the further empowerment of women. www.conferenceteam.co.nz/runninghot / www.annefirthmurray.org
Rosanne Haggerty is the President of Common Ground, a US based organisation that builds and runs accommodation for the homeless. She spoke to Paul Henry about how Common Ground's approach could be put into practice here. www.commonground.org
Paul Brislen is a regular IT Commentator for the Breakfast programme. This morning he and Kay Gregory discussed the common misconception that emails are private.
Kay Gregory spoke to furniture conservator William Cotrell about his book 'Furniture of the New Zealand Colonial Era'. The illustrated book outlines the history of furniture from 1830 to 1900.
Paul Henry spoke to a veteran trekker of the Himalayas, Garry Weare. Garry's in NZ for a week to promote the Indian Himalaya region and surrounding areas as a travel destination.