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Wednesday November 8

Published: 9:39AM Wednesday November 08, 2006

With a decision still pending on just where Auckland will host the 2011 Rugby World Cup games, debate's raging both inside and outside Parliament on the merits of a new waterfront stadium versus a renovated Eden Park. Breakfast talked to Michael Barnett of the Auckland Regional Council and John Alexander of the Eden Park Trust Board about the need to make a decision soon, and whether or not time's running out for both options.

Paul Henry spoke to Shona Laing ahead of her concert this Sunday in the Auckland Town Hall's Concert Chamber. After shooting to stardom after making it to the finals of the New Faces television contest in 1972, Shona went on to make several albums and win numerous awards.

The first of a series of events to showcase the Buy NZ Made campaign will be held today at Parliament.  The Government's allocated $11.5 million dollars over the next three years to support the campaign. Breakfast spoke to Green MP Sue Bradford, the Government spokesperson for the campaign, and NZ Retailers Association CEO John Albertson.

This morning on Breakfast, Kay Gregory spoke to US correspondent Tim Wilson in Washington D.C. as voting gets underway in the US mid-term elections.

Deborah Hill Cone and Russell Brown are two media commentators who regularly appear on the Breakfast programme. This morning they discussed Pead PR's media tease campaign for a new brand of drink.

In this morning's Pacific segment on Breakfast, Kay Gregory spoke with the Head of News at Fiji TV, Netani Rika, about tomorrow's meeting of the Great Council of Chiefs and of the tension over armed police from New Zealand and Australia arriving to bolster security at their High Commissions.

This morning on Breakfast Paul Henry spoke to Professor Robert Scragg about a serious sun (Vitamin D) deficiency we have in New Zealand.

Breakfast spoke to Vaughan Yarwood, the author of a new book looking at farming in New Zealand. The book, The Spirit of Rural New Zealand, looks at how farming's changed over the years, and what are the most important issues farmers are facing now.

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