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Breakfast: Thursday August 25

Published: 6:40AM Thursday August 25, 2011 Source: Breakfast

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Tuberculosis - dispelling the myths
Health officials are urging a west Auckland school community to remain vigilant after a confirmed case of tuberculosis. Breakfast speaks with the region's Medical Officer of Health Dr Cathy Pikholz on the situation as well as dispelling the many myths around contracting the disease.

Youth gangs involved in robberies
Police arrested a 16 year old in connection with a spate of armed robberies in South Auckland, but community worker Peter Sykes says youth crime is happening at a much earlier age. Breakfast looks at what can be done to turn these young people's lives around.

Is New Zealand pure?
Less than 2% of Kiwis think NZ has a pure image. Survey done by Business Council for Sustainable Development. Geoff Ross from Pure Advantage is coming in to talk more about their campaign to up our pure image.

Kiwis shirk retirement savings
Kiwis are not putting enough money into retirement savings schemes, and a conference is being hosted by workplace savings is happening today in Auckland. Chairman David Ireland reveals what the trends are.

Young Guns
With Jacinda Ardern and Simon Bridges.

Steve Marshall in Brisbane
Aussie correspondent Marshall updates on the family fire tragedy and the All Blacks team announcement.

Reporter Round Up

Preparing for World of Wearable Arts
Lucas de Jong follows two students for five months as they create their first pieces for this year's World of Wearable Art Fashion Show

Tech kids on what they know
Christchurch UPT high school student Jay Harris, 16, and the schools project developer Renea Mackie chat about their software/technology developments which landed them a presentation in Auckland Tech Ed conference. Their achievement is a first for school children.

Movie Review
With Jo Hunkin.

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