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Wednesday August 23

This morning on Breakfast Kay Gregory spoke to Sandra Kirby of the Alcohol Advisory Council about the apparent increase in women caught driving drunk, and the growing concerns over binge drinking among women in New Zealand.

Ali Ikram talked to porn star and "Boobs on Bikes" participant Jessica Drake about her involvement in the controversial parade.

Reporter Tristram Clayton reported live from McDonald's Cirque Rocks, which is on this week at the Trusts Stadium in Waitakere. The event's organiser Dean Lonergan told Tristram what to expect from the show and a couple of bmx riders demonstrated a jump.

Media commentators Wendyl Nissen and Jim Tully spoke to Kay Gregory about how war reporting affects journalists.

Ali Ikram spoke to Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver about Tonga's preparations for the death of their King, and the questions over who'll succeed him.

Breakfast spoke to Grief Counsellor Dr Ken Doka who is in New Zealand for a series of seminars about new grief counselling techniques. Dr Doka says new thinking about how grief affects males and females differently could lead to major changes in the way grief counselling is provided. Website:

Reporter Josh Heslop looked at a young hip hop group that now performs at many large sporting events. Suburban Unit is teaching kids performance and leadership skills.

Ali Ikram spoke to New Zealand Knights player Noah Hickey and Kidsline manager Richard Taggart about a campaign to address the issue of bullying. 'Kick Bullying Out of Schools' is a nation-wide initiative to decrease the numbers of children affected by bullying. Currently three in four Kiwi kids are bullied before they turn 15.