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Breakfast: Friday, March 30

Published: 6:15AM Friday March 30, 2012 Source: Breakfast

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Britain's pie tax

Tax on pies is causing outrage in Britain. Breakfast gets the latest from Europe Correspondent Garth Bray.

Unlimited TV and movie streaming in New Zealand

Quickflix launches unlimited TV and movie streaming in New Zealand and broadband providers Slingshot and Orcon are on board, offering to loosen up data caps. But can the new guy compete with the dominance of Sky?

How does illiteracy affect the economy?

A new report suggests the economic impact of illiteracy to New Zealand could be as high as $3 billion a year. Breakfast discusses the findings with Bronwyn Yates from Literacy Aotearoa.

Youth wages

The Act Party has used research by economics professor Eric Crampton to justify its call for a return to youth wages. This morning Breakfast gets an alternative perspective with economist Bill Rosenberg.

Fresh claims in ACC saga

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters joins Breakfast to discuss the fresh revelations in the on-going drama surrounding ACC and senior National Party figures.

Medicinal marijuana

In a landmark drugs case, a Golden Bay activist caught growing 62 cannabis plants to help relieve her amputee husband's pain has succeeded in getting the charges thrown out. She talks to Breakfast about the case, before the Drug Foundation's Ross Bell looks at how this reflects the status of medicinal marijuana in New Zealand.

Preparing people for a natural disaster

Civil Defence has just launched its newest initiative for preparing people for a natural disaster - and this one is more interactive than ever. Breakfast talks to its director, John Hamilton, about how he thinks it will pan out.

Tax changes: How they will affect you

Nadine looks at how next week's tax changes will affect you, and what you need to do about it.

Tim Wilson's Weird Wide Web

Breakfast delves into the Weird Wide Web with "Procrastination Reporter" Tim Wilson. He will talk through his pick of wacky web clips for the week.

Corin sits down with Elbow

They are known as the good-guys of the British rock scene, and lead-singer Guy Garvey is considered a national treasure in the UK. Corin sits down with Elbow, here for two Auckland shows, to ask about their slow success and writing music for this year's Olympics.

Entertainment wrap with Dominic Corry

Film critic Dominic Corry reviews Mirror Mirror a reboot of the classic Snow White story, and Wrath of the Titans, an action-packed blockbuster inspired by Greek mythology.

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