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Breakfast: Wednesday October 19

Published: 6:44AM Wednesday October 19, 2011 Source: Breakfast

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Tighter building laws
Warren Quinn, the CEO of Master Builders of New Zealand, talks about new legislation proposed by the government that will tighten up laws around builders.

Maritime law expert Philip Rzepecky on the Rena
Opposition parties have put the boot in over the Rena disaster claiming '90s deregulation paved the way, and a more recent decision means the taxpayer will foot more of the bill. Maritime law expert Philip Rzepecky discusses the issues.

Rena: Latest on the salvage efforts
Bad weather has put the brakes on the salvage operation aboard the Rena and increased the chances of the ship splitting in two. Matthew Watson, spokesman for the salvage company Svitzer, updates the operation.

Rugby and New Zealand's self worth
Rugby is central to New Zealand's sense of national self worth, which can be a problem given New Zealand's recent track record of not winning World Cups. Breakfast dares to think the unthinkable with Marc Wilson from Victoria University's School of Psychology.

Guyon's Politics
Labour wants to increase the minimum wage and drop the controversial 90-day trial period law as part of its industrial relations policy. No surprises there, but with the party's strong union backing is Labour under pressure to deliver? Political editor Guyon Espiner on Labour's challenges.

Real NZ Festival
Hadyn Jones chats about the Real NZ Festival events on as part of the Rugby World Cup.

The gadget guy
Inspector Gadget John Buckley checks out the product winners from the New Zealand Design Awards.

Reporter round up
With Brooke, Lucas and James

Work and social networking
Jessie Bloore from Fluence Leadership Development talks about the pros and cons of having social networking sites accessible in the workplace.

Fighting Fear Film
Australian director Macario De Souza and pro-surfer Mark Mathews discuss their latest collaboration, a feature length docu-drama titled Fighting Fear

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