Wednesday September 6
Pete Hodgson is a government minister and Labour Party strategist. He appeared on Breakfast to answer the National Party's allegations that Labour misused taxpayer's money in its 2005 election campaign, and to discuss Labour's allegations that the National Party offered to shape policies in exchange for donations. Both parties deny any wrongdoing.
Breakfast talked to Mish McCormack, Fitness Life's Personal Trainer of the Year, about her varied and interesting career, what makes a good personal trainer, and how we can now all start getting in shape for summer. You can find out more about Mish through her website, www.mishfitness.com
Barry Soper is Newstalk ZB's Political Editor. He gave his analysis of the allegations being traded between the Labour and National parties.
Alex Sundakov is the Executive Director of the strategic advice consultancy Castalia. He spoke to Kay Gregory about the parameters between which petrol prices are likely to fluctuate over the next two years, and how that may affect New Zealand's economy. www.castalia.fr
Kay Gregory spoke to Lynn John about his opera 'The White Lady'. The show uses Auckland's iconic takeaway trailer as the setting for show. John was joined by lead actress Julia Hill.
Michael Steadman, the MD of Dunedin's Natural History Unit, spoke of his fifteen year association with Steve Irwin and the contribution he made to the genre of wildlife documentary television. He was joined by media commentator Irene Gardiner who discussed the media response to the documentary maker's death on Monday.
Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver spoke to Kay Gregory about the controversy surrounding the latest series of Survivor filmed in the Cook Islands. The television show has split the contestants into groups based on race.
Kay Gregory spoke to Dan Shanan from DocNZ about the Documentary New Zealand Film Festival. He was joined by film director Catherine Madigan, who directed the film 'Turning The Tide'. The film is opening the festival in Auckland tomorrow night.
Bestselling British author Robert Goddard talked to Breakfast about his 18th novel and his 20 year career in writing.