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Wednesday November 29

Published: 10:14AM Wednesday November 29, 2006

Trevor English is the general manager of hospital support and laboratories at the Canterbury District Health Board. Anne Aitcheson is the national co-ordinator of contingency planning for District Health Boards New Zealand. Together they discussed the likely effects of the Medical Laboratory Workers Union strike.

The New Zealand Open Golf Championship is finally being played again this week. Kay Gregory spoke to New Zealand Golf's development manager Graeme Scott about the tournament that tees off at Auckland's Gulf Harbour tomorrow.

Assoc-Prof Hugh Laracy works for Auckland University's History Department. He spoke to Kay Gregory about today's planned talks between Fiji Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase, and the head of Fiji's military Commodore Frank Bainimarama. Foreign Minister Winston Peters will mediate the talks, which are aimed at averting a military coup. 

Russell Brown and Irene Gardiner are two media commentators who regularly appear on the Breakfast programme. This morning they discussed the media treatment of the release of Nicky Hager's book 'The Hollow Men.'

Barbara Dreaver is One News' Pacific Correspondent. She is currently in Fiji, from where she spoke with Kay Gregory about the current political situation there.

Breakfast spoke to Guy Pope-Mayall, Chairman of the new Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand, and trustee Lorna Timms. The foundation, which aims to increase the awareness, recognition, understanding and acceptance of dyslexia in NZ, will be officially launched later this morning in Christchurch.

Breakfast spoke to Seek NZ General Manager Ken Leeming about the company's recent survey on the job satisfaction of employees in New Zealand.

New night vision goggles, imported from the United States, will make flying a helicopter at night safer, not only for the pilots, but for the patients they rescue. Reporter Jack Tame tried out the new goggles.

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