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Wednesday June 14

Kay Gregory spoke by phone to Civil Defence Officer Leo Crampton from the Mackenzie District Council about the effects of the heavy snowfall in the district. Alpine Energy says it will still be some time before power is returned to all areas. 1,500 people went without electricity for a second night last night. 

This morning Paul Henry spoke to Dr David Sage from the Auckland District Health Board about a nationwide strike planned by 2500 junior doctors for tomorrow. If the action goes ahead, it will be the first national strike by junior doctors affecting more than 10,000 patients and likely to force the cancellation of all but emergency care. 

This morning Kay Gregory spoke to Associate Health Minister Jim Anderton about new research that has found as many as one in five people aged between 13 and 45, have tried party pills. The survey, of just over two thousand people was commissioned by the Ministry of Health and was carried out by Massey University 

Breakfast reporter Jay Harkness was at Mystery Creek for the annual Field Days event. It's the rural sector's big week out, a chance to get the gumboots muddy traipsing around acres of stalls showcasing the best and brightest in agriculture.

This morning on Breakfast media commentators Russell Brown and Deborah Hill Cone talked to Paul Henry about whether or not the media fulfilled its function as a source of vital information during the recent power cuts. 

Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver talked to Kay Gregory about the controversial Hollywood blockbuster The Da Vinci Code. The film's stirring up major conflict in several Pacific nations, and is banned in some places. 

Breakfast crossed live again to reporter Jay Harkness in Mystery Creek for another look at Field Days. 

Kay Gregory spoke to Graham Gouldman and Rick Fenn from British group 10cc. The band are currently touring New Zealand.  

Paul Henry spoke to Oliver Driver and David van Horn from upcoming play "Glide Time". The play was first staged in 1976, and inspired a popular television series. "Glide Time" opens tonight at Auckland's Maidment Theatre.