Lawrence Yule on local government
Local government rates have risen 41% over and above inflation in the last ten years. Group President Lawrence Yule joins Breakfast to outline yesterday's meeting with Local Government Minister Rodney Hide, who says he will cap further rate rises.
At least 1,000 south Auckland tenants are living in nothing but a car garage to combat the spiralling cost of living. South Auckland social worker Pikura Purotu joins Breakfast to say the problem is affecting the health of tenants and it's getting worse.
Political editor Guyon Espiner details the National government's legislative programme for the rest of the year.
Fran's music review
Francesca Rudkin reviews Duffy's Rockferry Deluxe Edition.
All Black Keven Mealamu speaks to Breakfast about a new project keeping him busy off the rugby field - illustrating a storybook for children.
Robyn Martin Bakes
New Zealand's leading cookbook author Robyn Martin shares some of her baking secrets with Breakfast.
Breakfast's Personal Shopper Heather Tait gives us some tips on how to do the Christmas decorations, Kiwi style.
Kiwi Christmas Decorations - stockist details
Ply Christmas Tree in koru motif by Greg Holdsworth - Forrest 09 360 9797
Pohutukawa Tree and Tins of Decorations - Nuzilla
Kiwi themed Memory Sticks from Thatch Design - www.thatch.co.nz or www.cleverbastards.co.nz
Triple Ball Corokia Topiary - Palmers, Remuera 09 524 4037
Kiwi Christmas Decorations, flowers, Southern Cross, Angels, Pacific People etc, Christmas Ketes, Wreaths - Pauanesia 09 366 7382