Economic impacts of Pike River tragedy
Breakfast speaks to Robert Buchanan from Development West Coast about the impact of the Pike Rive Coal Mine's temporary closure on the miners' families and the wider West Coast economy.
NIWA have predicted temperatures in Northland could be higher than normal this summer. Breakfast speaks to NIWA's principal scientist Dr James Rewick about the possibility of a drought up north.
Highlights from the Pike River miners' remembrance service yesterday.
The countdown to the Oscars begins with next year's hosts announced. We find out who the early frontrunners for the awards are. Plus Hollywood's new odd couple - Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Breakfast speaks to author Ken Follett about his successful Pillars Of The Earth series and his new book Fall Of Giants.
Christmas party tips
With Christmas fast approaching, staff parties will be happening across the country. Breakfast gets some tips on how to organise a cracking Christmas party.
Breakfast gets into the festive mood with the Handel Consort and Quire, who perform Deck The Halls.