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Breakfast: Thursday, November 19

Published: 12:40AM Thursday November 19, 2009

Plagiarism
Breakfast speaks to Penguin publishing director Geoff Walker about the issues around plagiarism. This follows revelations that well-known New Zealand author Witi Ihimaera's latest book The Trowenna Sea took works from 16 other authors, without attributing it.

Chickens
Soil and Health is one of the organisations that laid a complaint with the Commerce Commission about Inghams Chickens Advertisements. The advertisements were found to mislead the public over claims its products contained no GM ingredients. Soil and Health Spokesperson Steffan Browning tells Breakfast he is disappointed the Commerce Commission has not imposed a tougher penalty.

Political young guns
All the latest political news from parliament's youngest MPs Jacinda Ardern and Simon Bridges

What's on at the movies
SKYCITY Cinemas General Manager' Jane Hastings checks out what is on at the movies this week including the latest Twilight movie, and Looking for Eric, a Ken Loach film

Latest news from Australia
Breakfast speaks to Australia Correspondent Steve Marshall about the latest news from across the Tasman

Personal Shopper
Breakfast's Personal Shopper Heather Tait gives Breakfast a look at what is cool in the shops for outdoors this summer

Gardening tips
Justin Newcombe, Safari Man, says slugs and snails are one of the biggest pests in any garden. They particularly love new fresh seedlings and other fleshy leaves. In one night they can destroy a whole crop and if you have to strike new seedlings this can set your garden back a month or more.

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