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Thursday October 18, 2007

On the October 18 programme...

Youth drinking culture
Seventeen-year-olds Zac Kim and Wilhelmina Shrimpton along with Alcohol Advisory Council chief executive Gerard Vaughan discuss government policy proposals to curb a New Zealand youth drinking culture on Breakfast

Political young guns
Breakfast's regular team of political young guns Darren Hughes and Paula Bennett talk about the issues dominating the week in politics.

Movie review
Two of Britain's up and coming actors have generated early Oscar hype for their performances in a movie called Atonement. Keira Knightley and James McAvoy star in the screen adaptation of the best selling novel by Ian McEwan that has just opened in NZ. 

Fighting fit - trampolining
Breakfast's reporters' drag themselves away from their desk work and try a fun new form of exercise.This week Amy Kelley and Jay Harkness are...jumping

Pacific Forum
Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver joined Breakfast live from Vavau in Tonga to discuss the breakthrough on the Fijian elections.

Brooke Fraser
Reporter Rachel MaCgregor chatted with singer Brooke Fraser after her return from Europe and before her New Zealand tour kicks off.

108-year-old blogger
A woman who is being called the world's oldest blogger has just celebrated her birthday in Australia, Olive Riley turned 108 in a gala celebration that included a children's choir, and some long legged dancing girls.  It was all in tribute to Olive's blog called The Life of Riley which describes her life, and frequently features u-tube videos where she sings her favourite songs. Check out Olive's blog at -

To mark the start of the four day celebration of Tango culture, tango dance couple Nigel Bale and Alison Fiddler gave Breakfast a performance.