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Breakfast: Wednesday December 7

Published: 6:21AM Wednesday December 07, 2011 Source: Breakfast

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Details of the Santa Run, featured in the Wellington reporter round up

Community booze response

Wellington's DHB's have united to condemn New Zealand's drinking culture and call for a community-based response. Peter Glensor, Deputy Chair of the Capital and Coast DHB, explains why they felt the need to speak up.

Rich poor gap

According to the OECD, the gap between rich and poor has grown faster in New Zealand than in any other developed country. Paul Barber from the NZ Council of Christian Social Services tells Breakfast why the result is no surprise, and what urgent steps must be taken.

Guyon's politics

The Prime Minister has the numbers to govern, closing deals with Act and United Future. So where does this leave the Maori Party? And it's a tight race for Labour's leadership, so which David will it be? Breakfast checks in with Political Editor Guyon Espiner.

Do you believe?

A new poll finds kiwis ready to put their faith in God, UFOs, psychics and astrology. Breakfast looks into the surprising results with Victoria University's Associate Professor of Psychology, Marc Wilson.

Offshore kiwis

Kea New Zealand has released the results from their five-yearly survey of offshore Kiwis - where they live, why they're overseas and their thoughts on the future of New Zealand. We talk to Kea's global chief executive about the findings.

Gadget guy

Breakfast has the ultimate geeky gadget gift guide with their Inspector Gadget John Buckley.

Reporter round up

With James, Lucas and Brooke.

Work talk: Staff Christmas party

Jessie Bloore from Fluence Leadership Development talks about ways of making the most of the office Christmas party whilst avoiding committing career suicide.

Health watch: The silly season

As part of Breakfast's weekly health spot, Health Psychologist, Iris Fontanilla, talks about how we can prepare ourselves for the upcoming silly season.

 

Gadget Guy product list and price details. 

Gift for young children

Airswimmers - Remote Control Flying Clownfish

This helium filled flying fish has become THE hot toy of the year after its promotional video became a hit on YouTube.

With the ability to fly up or dive down and turn in circles, you are guaranteed to have hours of fun with this crazy toy. Also available in a shark shape.

Product Website: http://airswimmers.com/

Price: from $71.95 at www.airfish.co.nz to $99.99 at the Warehouse and 119.95 at fishpond.co.nz.  The price does not include the cost of helium which can be purchased from party stores or florists at about $30 a fill.

Rating:3 out of 5

Gift for older children

Skylanders Spyros Adventure game for Xbox, PC, PS3, 3DS and Wii.

Skylanders Spyros Adventure is a revolutionary new computer game which brings collectable figures to life in the game using the portal of power. 

Players journey into a world where they will explore lands, battle creatures, collect gold and treasures, and solve puzzles while on a quest to save their world from Kaos, an evil Portal Master, who they must defeat.

Players can buy up to 32 characters/figurines who are able to enter the game through the special "Portal of Power" attachment.

Available from: Leading retailers such as Dick Smith, Noel Leeming and the Warehouse.

Product Website: http://www.skylanders.com/

Price: Starter kit with disc, portal of power and three figurines, $129.99. Additional characters $19.95 each or $39.90 for a pack of three.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Gift for Dad

TomTom App for iPad

Make getting to the holiday home a breeze this Christmas with the TomTom app for iPad. The sattelite navigation system has been optimised for the iPad, creating a higher resolution for a sharper display and an enhanced user interface to fit the larger screen.

The full-screen display shows both driving view and advanced lane guidance at the same time. Drivers can also switch to driving view with one touch from anywhere within the App, and can access guidance options in a tap.

As with most TomTom systems you can also purchase celebrity voices such as Homer Simpson or Darth Vader to give you directions.

Available from: The Apple iTunes store.

Recommended Retail Price: $94.99

Product website: http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/tomtom-new-zealand/id326148055?mt=8

Rating: 3 out of 5

Gift for Mum

Moshi Moshi 03i Curve White Bluetooth Wireless Handset and iPhone Dock

Designed by the French designer David Turpin the MM03i is a contemporary styled Bluetooth handset, finished in a luxurious black or white high- gloss texture, it has an integrated iPhone charging dock.

Manufactured with a high quality speaker and microphone, it supports Bluetooth 2.1 multipoint technology, which lets you pair and answer calls on two different Bluetooth devices.

This means that you can quickly and easily connect the Moshi Moshi 03i to charge and synch your iPhone and a Smartphone or any other Bluetooth-enabled device, such as a laptop for use with VOIP Internet calls such as Skype.

Available from: Ubertec in Auckland.

Recommended Retail Price: $259.00

Product website: http://www.ubertec.co.nz/main/product/29954.html

Rating: 3 out of 5

All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability.

 

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