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Thursday October 19

Published: 10:02AM Thursday October 19, 2006

Mike Hill is the Department of Internal Affairs' director of gambling compliance. Dr Gay Keating is the director of the Public Health Association. Together they discussed yesterday's decision by the Gambling Commission to hand out a two day gambling licence suspension to Dunedin Casino, over its failure to properly manage a problem gambler. www.dia.govt.nz / www.pha.org.nz

This morning the Breakfast programme came to you live from London where Kay Gregory spoke to New Zealand High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, the Right Honourable Jonathan Hunt. Mr Hunt spoke of the exciting projects New Zealand is currently involved in in London including the New Zealand Memorial in Hyde Park and the New Zealand Opportunities Expo.

In this morning's live broadcast from London, London Correspondent Melissa Stokes took viewers on a tour of the vibrant and funky attractions frequented by tourists looking for an alternative to the iconic features of London. Melissa's visits included the Camden and Stables markets, Indian restaurant Gilgamesh and art/social space At Proud.

This morning on Breakfast Mark Sainsbury spoke to film reviewer Francesca Rudkin about the comedy/drama Junebug.

Kay Gregory presented Breakfast live from London this morning.  Kay spoke with the Executive Officer of the New Zealand UK Link Foundation about their work in bringing the countries closer together through education.  Kay also spoke with Carl Wills, the winner of a culinary exchange scholarship hosted by the NZUK Link Foundation.  Carl has since completed an internship and secured a job at the exclusive London restaurant Providores, owned by celebrity kiwi chef Peter Gordon.

Health correspondent Lorelei Mason spoke about new research that confirms the health benefits of eating fish  such as lowering heart disease.

In this morning's live broadcast from London, Kay Gregory spoke with a New Zealander working at one of London's most famous tourist destinations. Patrick Nolan is originally from Tauranga but after arriving in London 16 years ago found work as a yeoman guarding the Tower of London.

Reporter Melissa Davies visits the city they call 'Scotland with Style' and finds Glasgow styles itself on an agreeable mix of both the past and the future. Among the attractions visited in Glasgow are the Kelvingrove Museum, The Lighthouse, the Glasgow School of Art, the People's Palace and the National Piping Centre.

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