Thursday August 31
Pete Hodgson is the Minister of Health. He appeared on Breakfast to discuss his announcement yesterday that Zimbabwean immigrants who fail compulsory HIV/Aids test, will be able to stay in the country. Normally a failed test would mean a residency application would be denied.
Breakfast spoke to Sarah Ulmer about the re-launch of her event series 'The Molenberg Stride and Ride Series'. It's a running and biking series that encourages everyday women to get active and moving.
Breakfast spoke to Ross Bell of the NZ Drug Foundation about a new drug information service for the txt generation called 'Get the Msg'. The joint project by The New Zealand Drug Foundation and the Vodafone Graduate programme allows users to text the names of drugs, including common street names, to DRUG (3784) and receive safety information and links to further information and help.
Kay Gregory spoke to Cindy Farquhar from The Nurture Foundation about plans to raise funds for medical research into infertility, miscarriage and pregnancy complications.
New Zealand soldier Leonard Moss died during World War Two after his plane was shot down by German fighters. His body wasn't discovered until last year. Reporter Charlotte Whale caught up with his family before a memorial service in the Dutch town of Delden, where he will finally be laid to rest.
Health correspondent Lorelei Mason spoke to Kay Gregory about new research that shows New Zealanders are unlikely to file an ACC claim, even though our system is a world example of how to do things right.
Sir Tim Hunt works for Cancer Research UK. He is in the country for the Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting. He spoke to Breakfast why a cure for cancer can't be expected anytime soon. www.qmb.org.nz / www.cancerresearchuk.org
Jamie Frew and Dileepa Fonseka are two members of a team that created a DVD-based resource kit aimed at dissuading young people from taking part in crime. The two are studying management at Waikato University. The kit was put out under the auspices of the local division of Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE, which is hosting a competition in Paris in September. Dileepa and Jamie will travel there to do a presentation on the merits of their project, in the hope of winning the SIFE World Cup.