Wednesday July 27
Labour has announced that if elected it would wipe interest on all student loans from April 1 next year, for NZ based graduates. Paul Henry spoke to NZUSA Co-president Andrew Kirton and NZ Medical Association chairman Dr Ross Boswell for their reaction to the policy announcement.
Prominent civil rights lawyer Jack Greenberg from Columbia University is in the country to speak to lawyers and judges about his work in the civil rights area. He's giving a public lecture tonight at 6:30pm in the Faculty of Engineering, 20 Symonds Street, Room 1401. The lecture will be preceded by a drinks function at 6 pm.
This morning Paul Henry spoke to media commentators Irene Gardiner and Jim Tully about the role of the media in covering the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Brazilian - Jean Charles de Menezes and the gossip and ethics surrounding celebrity name suppression.
The space shuttle Discovery has launched successfully in Florida. Breakfast spoke to Matthew Pavletich, a member of the New Zealand Spaceflight Association. The organisation's website is at: www.nzspace.org.nz
Barbara Dreaver Pacific Island Correspondent spoke about the implications of an offer thats been put in the table by a group of mercenaries to protect the government from its own military. The deal is being brokered by a Fijian man who has links with this Israeli security group which is based in Tel Aviv.
Breakfast spoke to Derek Hughes owner of the winning Bakery at the 9th annual Supreme Pie Awards and Brook Kirk, one of competition's judges. This year's competition attracted entries from 189 bakeries from Kaikohe to Invercargill. Website: http://www.nzbakels.co.nz/news/pie_awards.cfm