Wednesday August 9
David Cunliffe is the Minister for Immigration. He spoke to Paul Henry about a Department of Labour report that's found that more people moved to New Zealand to live in the year to June, than left. http://www.dol.govt.nz/publications/lmr/lmr-external-migration.asp
Spike Quinn works for the University of Otago's Security Research Group. He spoke to Kay Gregory about a new study the group has conducted into the extent of computer crime in New Zealand.
Kay Gregory spoke with careers advisor Robyn Walsh about the 2006 Careers Expo. She also said how students should tackle the question of their future career.
Foreign correspondent Jon Stephenson and media commentator Russell Brown discussed the media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, in particular the case of the Reuters photographer dropped for doctoring a photo of Beirut. Jon and Russell also discussed the role of spin in the battle for public relations triumphs and the management of news by military spokespersons.
Paul Henry spoke to Conal Smith from the Ministry of Social Development about the 2006 Social Report. The report this year shows we're better off than we were twenty years ago, but it also highlights the fact we're no middle class nation. The gap between rich and poor has increased markedly since 1988.
Most people would head to Vanuatu to relax in the sun, but a group of nine New Zealand engineering students with a different goal in mind. They participated in World Vision's development work on Vanuatu's Tanna Island, helping out with local community projects. Engineering student Holly Corbett and project mentor Craig Omundsen told Kay Gregory all about it this morning on Breakfast.
Kay Gregory spoke to author Andre Taber about his book 'The Great New Zealand Pie Guide.' Andre sampled the best pies around the country and collated them all into a book.
Christian gospel group 'Ladysmith Black Mambazo' performed live for Breakfast and Paul Henry spoke with a member of the group, Joseph Shabalala. Ladysmith Black Mambazo are regarded as a national treasure in their homeland of South Africa and they worked with Paul Simon on the Graceland album. They have also recorded with Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, The Wynans, Julia Fordham, George Clinton, Russell Watson, Ben Harper, Des'Re and more.