Dealing with methamphetamine
Agent Michael Miller is a former DEA Agent from South Carolina visiting New Zealand with lessons for the police on dealing with the manufacture and trade of methamphetamine. He joins Breakfast to share his knowledge.
Stopping child abuse
The killer of 10-month-old Jyniah Te Awa has been given a 17 year non-parole prison sentence. Breakfast speaks to Jigsaw Family Services Manager Liz Kinley and asks what can be done to stop child abuse.
Labour leader Phil Goff
Labour party leader and former trade minister Phil Goff rates Prime Minister John Key's performance at this year's Apec conference in Peru.
High School Musical phenomenon
Breakfast speaks to the producer of High School Musical 3, Barry Rosenbush, about the phenomenon of High School Musical.
Breakfast's personal shopper Heather Tait tells viewers how to give the traditional Christmas feast a new twist this year.
Ruth Pretty's Christmas Cake www.ruthpretty.co.nz
Omaha Blueberries' Icecreams & Juice www.omahablueberries.co.nz
Aroha Sparkle www.arohadrinks.co.nz
Antipodes Water www.antipodes.co.nz
Macadamia Spread, Kelp Sprinkle www.cathedralcovemacadamias.co.nz
Farro Fresh 09 570 7071
Artisan Cakes Christmas Pudding - available gluten free
Panforte di Siena made in Chch
Sugarloaf handcrafted Christmas Mince Pies
Lowry Peaks' Cranberry Fruit Pate
Provisions' Cherries in Pinot Noir Syrup
Provisions' Pinot Noir Jelly
Loukoumi Christmas delight and Honey Turkish Delight
Sweet Tart cases with Moutere Gold Citrus Passionfruit Curd
Technology test-driver John Buckley shows us which gadgets he recommends for the family this Christmas.
Best Gift for Dad
Leatherman Multi-tools are ideal accessories for hunting, outdoor, fishing, gardening and general purposes. Versions shown "The Wave" and "The Skeletool."
The Wave : the most popular full-size Leatherman tool, has a knife, strong pliers, wire cutters and locking blades. 19 functions in total. Recommended retail price $324.00
Skeletool : has 9 different functions but is essentially a quality knife, strong pliers and a screwdriver. Recommended retail price $244.00
Available from: Sporting, fishing and outdoors stores nationwide such as Bivouac Outdoor.
Best Gift for Mum
Nokia N96 mobile phone
It may look just like a very stylish mobile phone but Nokia are pitching the N96 as the latest mobile multimedia computer. When it's released on December 1, buyers will be able to download a free BBC series to view on the phone (The Catherine Tate Show and Little Britain are amongst the choices available). Add to this 5 megapixel photo and video capability, a satellite navigation system with Nokia Maps, an internet browser and arcade games for the kids and you can see what Nokia are getting at.
Recommended retail price $1699.00
Available from Vodafone dealers from December 1st 2008.
Best Gift for Older Brother or Sister
Apple Ipod Nano (4th generation)
The new Nano comes in 9 different colours and 8 GB or 16 GB sizes (meaning the larger one can hold up to 4,000 songs or 16 hours of video). If you know someone who is looking to upgrade their mp3 player this would be a great choice this Christmas.
Recommended retail price: $329.00 for 16 GB, $249.00 for 8 GB
Available from the apple store online and at most electronics retailers such as JB HiFi and Bond & Bond.
Best Gift for Little Brother
Kawasaki iSoundz Audi Pro Digital Guitar
Let little brother realise his inner rock star with this toy guitar. Not only can he strum along to the pre-loaded songs, he can plug in an mp3 player and play air guitar to his own favourites. This guitar has 16 guitar power chords, eight instrument sounds, five rhythms, whammy bar, and special effects button.
Suitable for children age 5+.
Recommended retail price: $69.99
Available from Toyworld stores nationwide
Best gift for Little Sister
Fisher Price Kid-Tough® Digital Camera.
This durable little camera is perfect for pre-schoolers. It is waterproof; has two-eye viewing making it easy for kids to look through the viewfinder; dual hand grips to help them steady their shot and big buttons which are easy for little hands to press. It stores up to 500 small pictures which can be copied to a computer with a simple USB connection.
Suitable for children aged 3+
Recommended retail price: $169.00
Available from Toyworld stores nationwide