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Breakfast: Friday May 14

Published: 7:04AM Friday May 14, 2010 Source: Breakfast

Rugby apology to Maori
Breakfast spoke to Rugby New Zealand's CEO Steve Tew about the announcement it is making a formal apology to all Maori players who missed out on playing in South Africa

Weapons in schools
The issue of students bringing weapons into schools is heating up following two separate incidents this week. A Te Puke high school teacher was stabbed in the neck on Monday while a Hamilton High Student was put into lockdown when a girl threatened a fellow student with a knife on Thursday. Breakfast speaks to Peter Gall from the Secondary School Association about whether more needs to be done about safety in schools.

John Key and Tuhoe
Prime Minister John Key has apologised over a joke he made that's been interpreted by some as linking Tuhoe with cannibalism. Tuhoe spokesman Tamati Kruger explains to Breakfast why he's not amused, while political commentator Matthew Hooten argues the opposite.

Ban on duck shooting
New Zealand's 2010 duck shooting season has begun, and the discovery of slaughtered and injured birds has led bird enthusiast Craig Shepherd to call for a total ban on duck shooting.

Dominic's Hollywood
Our man in Hollywood, Dominic Bowden, brings us all the latest news on Simon Cowell's American Idol replacement. Plus, is Charlie Sheen quitting Two And A Half Men? And why has Lindsay Lohan hired Britney's manager?

Lionel Shriver
Controversial author of the book We Need To Talk About Kevin joins Breakfast to talk about maternal disposition and her latest book So Much For That.

Foster & Allen
Foster & Allen - Ireland's most famous and successful duo are returning to New Zealand in May. Breakfast talks to them about 35 years in the business.

FOSTER & ALLEN SHOWS
AUCKLAND TOWN HALL FRIDAY 14TH MAY
Book at THE EDGE 0800 BUYTICKETS (0800 289842)
PALMERSTON NORTH REGENT THEATRE SATURDAY 15TH MAY
Book at TICKET DIRECT 0800 4 TICKET (0800 484253)
WELLINGTON OPERA HOUSE SUNDAY 16TH MAY
Book at TICKETEK 0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 5385)

Foodie Friday
Annabelle White is live at the Wellington Food Show, where she'll be cooking this weekend. She also has a "Welcome Home" gift for Paul.

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