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School dental clinic closure
Sandspit Rd School in South Auckland says it's being forced by the local DHB to close its dental clinic. Principal Graeme Newall joins Martin Hefford from Counties Manukau DHB to discuss whether children's oral health will suffer.
New Labour leader
The Labour party has begun the process of renewal and rebuilding, electing a new leadership team and outlining a new direction. Party leader David Shearer sits down with Breakfast to explain how they plan to reconnect with Kiwis.
Second term MP David Shearer has been appointed Labour's new leader. So is he the right man for the job to rebuild the party after it's worst ever election defeat? Plus National is set to have its first Cabinet meeting since being re-elected. Breakfast speaks with Political Editor Guyon Espiner.
For residential customers, yesterday's huge power outage will have been a nuisance more than anything else, but for business it could have been costly. Breakfast asks Ralph Matthes from the Major Energy Users' Group about the security of our power supply.
Pacific news - OECD report
A recent report has revealed the NZ Government is spending less on children that the OECD average. Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver looks at some of the funded scheme to see if they really make a difference.
He's been doing the Time Warp in New Zealand for 35 years and today Richard O'Brien officially becomes a Kiwi. Breakfast asks the Rocky Horror creator what it means to become one of us.
Reporter round up
With James, Lucas and Brooke.
Mark 'Hap' Cameron has just returned to New Zealand after a decade travelling around the world to complete his goal of living and working on every continent before he hit 30.
Health - Christmas indulgence
Food and booze are synonymous with Christmas time so how can we still have fun but not gain a spare tyre around out waist? Healthy Food Guide Nutritionist Claire Turnbull is on the Breakfast couch with some tricks.