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Breakfast: Thursday September 9

Published: 6:57AM Thursday September 09, 2010 Source: Breakfast

The financial cost of the quake
Treasury is estimating the cost for the Canterbury quake could be as high as $4 billion. ASB's chief economist Nick Tuffley discusses where the money will come from and whether the taxpayer will help foot the bill.

Silver lining for building industry
The chief executive of the Building Research Association of New Zealand, Pieter Burghout, says the building industry is going to gain from the sheer amount of work needed in the rebuild of Christchurch. And he has advice for people trying to employ a tradesman at this time.

Political Young Guns
The weekly catch-up with political Young Guns Jacinda Ardern from Labour and Simon Power from National.

Entertainment reporter Joanna Hunkin reviews Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart's new film, The Runaways. Plus, Tilda Swinton's Italian turn in I Am Love.

Futurist Mark Pesce says that in 20 years technology will begin to 'personify' humans.

News from across the ditch
ONE News Australian correspondent Steve Marshall talks about how the Australian government is looking forward after Julia Gillard and Labor are confirmed as the minority government. And the All Blacks are revving up for their test against Australia at the weekend, spurred on by the Cantabrian spirit following the Christchurch earthquake.

Dental holidays
Consumer commentator Troy Churton debates whether dental escapes to Thailand are good value for money and safe.

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