Tuesday March 1
Political Commentators Willie Jackson and Chris Trotter discussed the government's response to ACT MP Ken Shirley's claims of financial mismanagement at Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Education Minister Trevor Mallard's has decided to extend the Auditor General's inquiry into the institution to cover allegations of misuse of taxpayer money.
Kay Gregory spoke to reporter Pippa Wetzell about last night's Oscar Ceremony in Los Angeles.
Stephanie Breen is a New Zealand-born nurse who helped care for those injured in the Bali bombings of 2002. In October last year she was awarded an Honorary Order of Australia for that work. She spoke this morning with Paul Henry about the life-changing experience.
The Aviator may have won the Academy Award battle notching up five awards but it was the Clint Eastwood boxing drama Million Dollar Baby that walked away with the biggies. Francesca Rudkin joined Kay Gregory for a post-Oscar wrap-up.
David Russell from the Consumers' Institute spoke this week about home insurance - how to make sure you're covered and what exactly that cover will buy ( www.consumer.org.nz).
Breakfast joined Philip Patston, Creative Director of the Giant Leap International Disability Arts Festival, as he launched the festival by bungy jumping off the Auckland Harbour Bridge. And Paul Henry spoke to U.S. storyteller David Roche about his performance in the festival called 'The Church of 80% Sincerity' which exposes the universality of the disability experience. For more information on the festival which runs from 28 Feb - 6 March see www.giantleap.org.nz
7 Fingers of the Hand ( www.les7doigtsdelamain.com) is a multi-media contemporary circus show by the award winning, young French-Canadian troupe The 7 Fingers (all former Cirque de Soleil members), The troupe appeared on the show before their opening night in Wellington and will be performing at AK05. www.ak05.co.nz