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Breakfast: Thursday May 19

Published: 6:32AM Thursday May 19, 2011

Student loan scheme in spotlight
The student loan scheme is also in the government's sights for today's budget. Assoc Prof Paul Hansen, an economist with a special interest in education, looks at whether the scheme is too big, and too entrenched to really change.

Earthquake update with Bob Parker
The Christchurch earthquake hangs heavy over this year's budget, and has made us more willing to accept we're capable of sacrifice. Mayor Bob Parker discusses how much more the residents of his city can sacrifice.

Coal questions
Debate is raging around the development of significant lignite deposits in Southland. Breakfast asks Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and Solid Energy CEO Dr Don Elder if we should really be keeping this dirty form of coal in the ground.

Budget preview
Breakfast speaks to AMP Business Presenter Nadine Chalmer-Ross about what she expects to see come out of today's budget announcement.

Young Guns
Budget Day: where will the most significant cuts be focused and how will they affect you? Labour MP Jacinda Ardern and National MP Jami-Lee Ross preview the issues with Breakfast.

Andrew Saville talks about Dan Carter
All Black Dan Carter has signed a four year deal with the NZRU which will see him stay with the All Blacks and Crusaders until after the 2015 Rugby World Cup. ONE News Rugby Reporter Andrew Saville talks to Breakfast about the rugby star's future.

Reporter Round Up
With Ali, Lucas, and Charlotte.

Steve Marshall with Aussie news
For the latest news from across the ditch Breakfast checks in with Australia Correspondent Steve Marshall.

Movie review - Pirates
The swashbucklers are back - Captain Jack and the crew return for the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean instalment - On Stranger Tides. And this time, they're in 3D. Entertainment reporter Joanna Hunkin reviews the film.

Annabelle visits LA markets
Although she's been busy in LA chasing food trucks and getting fit on Muscle Beach, our Cuddly Cook Annabelle White hits the Santa Monica market for some fresh organic produce with the Loews Hotel Executive Chef Keith Roberts.

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