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Friday June 16

Breakfast spoke to Dr Simon Wynne-Thomas from the Pegasus 24-Hour Medical Centre in Christchurch and Dr Jeff Brown from the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists about the five day nationwide strike by 2500 junior doctors which started yesterday. The strike is the first by junior doctors and will affect more than 18,000 patients.

Breakfast spoke to TVNZ Chief Executive Rick Ellis and Rick Friesen from CanWest TVWorks following the government's confirmation today that free-to-air digital television would be phased in from next year. The long-awaited "free-to-air" digital television plan was unveiled at the Beehive today, heralding the beginning of the end of fuzzy pictures for rural residents.

Paul Henry discussed a handful of the weeks news events with David Slack and Michele A'Court.

One News Political Editor gave his weekly political roundup focussing on warnings from Finance Minister Michael Cullen about the economy and public sector wage rounds, the Yemeni terror suspect kicked out of New Zealand while trying to obtain his pilot licence and the latest on Taito Philip Field.

Kay Gregory spoke to world problem solving champion David Middlemiss, and KeriKeri High School principal Joan Middlemiss about their team's win at the World Problem Solving Championships in Colorado. The school's senior team took out first prize in their division, while the middle school team were named Grand Champions.

Paul Henry spoke to leading Romanian Costume Designer Mihaela Bau and Romanian actress Cristina Londa about the costume design industry, her work on the Cold Mountain movie and why she's over here to work on a local production called Red Shorts. Red Shorts runs until 23 June at the Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre.

Kay Gregory spoke to one of the organisers and a contestant for the Wella Young Professional Stylist competition being held in Auckland this Saturday night.