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Breakfast: Monday April 2

Published: 5:53AM Monday April 02, 2012 Source: Breakfast

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US Correspondent Jack Tame
For the latest news out of America Breakfast checks in with US Correspondent Jack Tame.

Petrol Price
Kevin O'Sullivan from OM Financial explains the factors that are pushing petrol prices back up again - close to record highs - and the prospects of them going even higher.

Wanganui maternity services
The College of Midwives is protesting against Wanganui Health Board's plan to remove acute maternity services from Wanganui Hospital to Palmerston North. Bridie Thomas, a Palmerston North midwife, talks to Breakfast. 

Fiji flooding
The worst flooding to hit Fiji in living memory appears to be getting worse. Eseroma Ledua, disaster co-ordinator for the Fijian Red Cross, talks about the relief operations.

Prime Minister John Key
The Prime Minister has pointed to another tight budget, but have the Government's tax changes made the problem worse? John Key joins Breakfast to talk through the numbers, and address calls for an inquiry into the SAS Afghan mission.

Smacking survey
An independent nationwide survey shows parents are flouting the so-called anti-smacking law, and remain sceptical about its impact on child abuse. Family Firsts Bob McCoskrie and UNICEF National Advocacy Manager Barbara Lambourn debate the findings.

Water safety
Breakfast reveals a new initiative from Water Safety NZ: half a million dollars that will go towards funding free swimming lessons for thousands of Auckland's most vulnerable children.

World Autism Awareness Day
A new study has revealed the number of children diagnosed with autism is on the rise. It's World Autism Awareness Day and Breakfast talks to Autism NZ Chief Executive Alison Molloy.

Weekend sport wrap
Breakfast checks in with sport commentator Jenny-May Coffin for a wrap of the week's sport.

Family holidays
With school holidays just around the corner, there is no better time for a holiday with the family. Brent Thomas from House of Travel with the top 10 destinations to take the children in 2012.

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