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Breakfast: Wednesday July 6

Published: 6:27AM Wednesday July 06, 2011

Taupo quake near dormant volcano
Yesterday's 6.5mag quake hit close to Lake Taupo - one of the world's largest dormant volcanoes. GNS Volcano Surveillance Co-ordinator Brad Scott explains the link between seismic and volcanic activity in this part of NZ.

Burqa discussion heats up
NZ's religious tolerance is in the spotlight again after two women wearing full face burqa were kicked off Auckland buses. Breakfast asks Dr Zain Ali from the Islamic Studies Unit at Auckland University and Regina Rasheed from the Islamic Women's Council of NZ what the incidents say about our society.

Malcolm Webster locked up for 30 years
Malcolm Webster has been sentenced to 30 years for murdering his first wife, and attempting to murder his second wife, New Zealander Felicity Drumm. Breakfast speaks live to Scottish Reporter Aileen Clarke who was in court.

Politics of alcohol
Alcohol experts sit down with policy-makers from across the spectrum in Wellington today to explore the kinds of commitments each is willing to make to reduce the harm caused by alcohol in NZ.

School sports under threat
Schools are struggling to recruit and maintain coaches for after-school sports. In fact, their numbers are declining each year according to sports administrators. Breakfast speaks with Garry Carnachan from the NZ Secondary Schools Sports Council.

Guyon's Politics
Labour's set to release its tax policy and won't rule out introducing a capital gains tax. And the Government's sending out mixed messages on whether it will contribute towards the cost of the Pike River Mine recovery. Political Editor Guyon Espiner talks to Breakfast.

Reporter Round Up

Consumer report - washing machines
Fair Go's consumer reporter Gordon Harcourt brings a washing machine cautionary tale to Breakfast.

Martin Hawes - how to make a money map
Financial author Martin Hawes talks to Breakfast about why it's important for people to create a personal money map.

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