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Wednesday August 10

The National party has released its policy on immigration and wants all new migrants to have to undergo a four year probation period and similar wait until they can access a benefit.  National also says it wants to cut the number of refugees allowed into the country on a yearly basis and the money reallocated to helping refugees settle here.  Breakfast spoke to Bill Milnes, from the NZ Association of Migration and Investment and Sylvestre Gahungu, Chairman of the Burundian Community of NZ about their thoughts on the policy.  For more information see

Creenagh Lodge is a world expert in branding. Her company was behind the recent successful London 2012 Olympic bid. She's in the country talking part in one day conference discussing New Zealand's national brand.

This morning on the Breakfast Programme media commentators Wayne Hope and Irene Gardiner discussed the demise of the Paul Holmes current affairs programme on Prime - and the notion of news and currents affairs celebrity.

Tomorrow on Breakfast we talk to John Armstrong, a visiting Australian expert on abuse in the organisations that are supposed to protecting victims. He's presenting at the Many Faces of Abuse conference in Auckland. For more information

Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver spoke today on the protests that have been taking place in Tonga, over low pay levels.

Derek Townsend, who set up DKD's cafe in Auckland back in the 80s and invented the flat white, chatted to Kay Gregory about achieving the perfect cup of coffee.

This morning the Breakfast Programme spoke to Gary Mullen - the leader of a Queen tribute band currently touring this country with One Night of Queen.