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Monday October 17

Now that bird flu has been confirmed in Romania and Turkey Peter Williams spoke to Massey University expert Professor Roger Morris about the spread of the disease. 

While the Ministry of Health continues to plan for the possibility of a bird flu pandemic in New Zealand Peter Williams talked to Professor Emeritus of Communications John Tiffin about his concerns over how the ministry plans to treat people who are sick and confined to their home, and what it might mean for children who have to miss school.  The Ministry of Health's Dr Mark Jacobs was unavailable for comment.  For more information on the ministry's emergency planning see

The Quit Group has released a graphic new television commercial which shows the effect of smoking on the lungs and is aimed at encouraging more people to quit smoking. Kay Gregory spoke to the Quit Group's medical advisor about whether such graphic ads really do have an impact on people's behaviour.  The Quitline number is 0800 778 778

This morning on the Breakfast Programme One News reporter Pippa Wetzell spoke to Pieter Stewart the director of fashion week. For more information

In a regular Monday segment satirist James McOnie talked to Peter Williams about recent events in the news including New Zealand's rugby league win over Australia, a warning that kiwi birds could soon face extinction and the New Zealand idol final.

This morning Kay Gregory spoke to the caretaker Prime Minister Helen Clark for an update on coalition negotiations and discussed Police Commissioner Rob Robinson's announcement that he'll retire at the end of the year.

This morning on the Breakfast Programme One News reporter Pippa Wetzell spoke to fashion designer Elizabeth Findlay of Zambesi about the new Air New Zealand flight crew uniforms and what the public could expect from the gound breaking fashion house. For more information

Paul Reynolds is a regular technology commentator on the Breakfast show. This morning he and Peter Williams discussed the recent expansion of the company behind the search engine "Google."

The Sunshine Coast, the glorious escape from the rat race, and there is much more to it than pristine beaches. We took a look with House of Travel's Katrina Cole.

Tristan Prettyman is being touted as the female Jack Johnson. This California singer-songwriter surfer chick talked to Paul/Kay about her debut album, then performed her single Love, Love, Love.