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Breakfast: Thursday March 3

Published: 6:20AM Thursday March 03, 2011 Source: Breakfast

Police morning update on quake aftermath
Superintendent Russell Gibson updates the death toll, talks about the site visit by family and issues that have arisen in the past 24 hours in Christchuch post February 22 quake.

Red Cross
Sir John Hansen, Chair of the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal Commission talks about the money raised so far and what they're doing with it.

Kia Kaha preview - Bronwen Horton
2000 expat Kiwis are attending a fundraising event at Westminster Cathedral for the ChCh quake, at 8am NZ time. There will be a reading from NZ High Commissioner on behalf of Prime Minister John Key plus a message of support from Richie McCaw.

Fire Service morning quake update
Russell Wood from the NZ Fire Service updates on the progress and dangers facing the USAR teams.

Bob Parker morning Chch quake update
The mayor of Christchruch talks about the latest from the quake zone.

Political Report
Political Editor Guyon Espiner talks to Breakfast about the government's hesitation to impose an EQ levy but the possibility of tinkering with Working For Families. He also discusses justice minister Simon Power's shock resignation.

Support Christchurch Businesses
Debbie Roberts has created a website that will list all business that are open. The website is

Make your own portaloos
Air NZ engineer Keith Richard makes portable toilets that could help people in Christchurch. Essentially you still have to dig a hole and use the garden, but this apparatus makes it easier to sit down and do what you need to do.

SPCA update
Lucas De Jong touches on the effect the quake has had on animals and pets in the region, and the work the SPCA is doing in the aftermath.

Ambulance crews in the quake
Beth Bates from 20/20 she spent time with an ambulance crew after the September 4 quake and caught up with the same crew for another story on 20/20 tonight. Breakfast gets a preview.

Jo Hunkin - entertainment fundraisers
The entertainment community was one of the first groups to start organising fundraisers. Jo Hunkin looks at some of their efforts.

Kids' Activities
The Christchurch City Council has created programmes across the country for teenagers who are meant to be at school but their school is closed. They have a website where people can find programmes close to where the live.

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