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(generated from captions) Do not delay your evacuation. Roads may be congested or closed and need to be rescued. and you could become trapped out of Wagga Wagga 8,000 people ordered floodwaters in 160 years. as the city braces for the highest First floods, off Queensland. now a cyclone could form price gouging. Service stations caught live. We'll grill the petrol commisioner of discrimination. The women accusing Virgin Blue a kiss on Pippa Middleton. The cheeky stranger who planted (SONG) # Reach out for the sunrise # Reach out for the sunrise. # this is Sunrise on Seven. Right across Australia, Kochie and Mel. From Brekky Central, Hello, and thanks for joining us. As we go to air, the residents of Wagga Wagga the Murrumbidge River rise are nervously watching to levels not seen since 1853. You heard me, 1853. The forecast peak is 10.9 metres. The levee bank is 11 metres. in southern New South Wales. Edwina Bartholomew is there for us shortly. We'll check in with her live It is a tense time there. It certainly is. of the flood crisis. Eddy's part of our special coverage in Victoria. Nick Etchells is in Nathalia Grant's at Numurkah, Victoria in Queensland, and Michelle Tapper is in Gympie of a cyclone forming. where there's even talk the latest from the Seven newsroom. So let's get underway with so Sarah Cumming is here. Nat's off sick today, Good morning. Later today, New South Wales town of Wagga Wagga floodwaters in the southern for almost 160 years. could reach a level not seen 8,000 residents are being evacuated to climb. as the Murrumbidgee River continues at the 11 metre mark, It's expected to peak is at serious risk of breaking. That means the town's levee Should the levee fail and other areas in Wagga Wagga and the water enter the CBD in an evacuation centre, then people need to be not in their homes or businesses. Barry O'Farrell New South Wales Premier this morning. is due to arrive in the flood zone south-east Queensland is threatened Over the border, by a possible cyclone today. towards Fraser Island A tropical low is moving and weather forecasters say into a category 1. it has a 50% chance of developing More heavy rain is also expected. And, in Victoria, in the northern town of Nathalia the race is on to protect homes before floodwaters peak on Thursday. across Victoria's flood zone. Around 300,000 sandbags are in place In other news, have been trying Australian consular officials facing the death penalty to get in contact with a WA man in Malaysia. inside a Kuala Lumpur jail, The 32-year-old is locked up accused of selling drugs. a large quantity of methamphetamine It's alleged he was caught with when he was arrested at a cafe. with you when you go abroad. You don't carry your legal system to the local laws. You are subject is nervously waiting for news. The man's family are still clueless It seems most Aussies is safe to drink. about how much alcohol A study being released today shows and one-third of women two-thirds of men in a single session. overestimate how much they can down National health guidelines state no more than four standard drinks men and women should have over a 6-hour period. and sunshine so far, And while it's been all smiles the Bahamas has hit a bit of a snag. Prince Harry's royal trip to suddenly broke down, A boat he was on as the crew tried to fix it. leading to red faces and frustration Eventually they gave up, to get back to shore. putting Harry on another boat Coming up - the pictures that prove at a crocodile. you should never snore I thought it was never smile at a crocodile. Here is Kochie fist. crocodile. Here is Kochie fist. I thought it was never smile at a Let's take look at finance news. All market around the world, starting in our time zone yesterday, are all talking about China. We will talk about that in a tick.

weighed on the markets. Plus, a lot To our region yesterday, China of our big companies went exdividend, that's why the ASX All Ords are down 10. exdividend, that's why the ASX and a slowdown in the country's economy China's president has predicted It has usually been thought 8% sops up new people coming on to the job market and stops social discontent in China. They are forecasting less than that for the first time. Craig James at CommSec, we are riding the rickshaw, a slow down to 7. rickshaw, a slow down to 7.5%, the impact on us? If it was to slow it would impact on us. Less demand for coal and iron ore us. Less demand for coal and iron ore. The question is whether you can rely on China to abide by its predictions. What we have seen over recent years, an 8% economic growth forecast, it has never met the target and has exceeded it. The average estimate over the last couple of years is 9. couple of years is 9.5% couple of years is 9.5%. This time they are looking for 7. they are looking for 7.5%, they are looking for 7.5%

it is a ploy to get the prices of they are looking for 7.5%, perhaps the commodities they want, down. So the question is whether you can truly believe what these forecasts are out there. Certainly, it has had an impact on markets. It has had the desired impact on pushing commodity prices down but certainly, a lot of people in prices down but certainly, a lot of people

people don't believe the forecasts. And just quickly, the Reserve Bank Board meeting, interest rates on hold? Solidly on hold. As we said yesterday, the Reserve Bank governor is in that happy place, not wanting to lift or to lift or cut rates. We would all like to be in a happy place. Thank you. Thanks, kaupgs, the old China economic trap, hey? Should have seen that one coming. The Sydney Roosters all-time great escapes have pulled off one of the NRL's at ANZ Stadium last night, down arch rivals South Sydney 24-20. scoring 19 seconds from full time to With time almost up, an attacking raid the tri-colours launched from deep in their own half and veteran Anthony Minichiello finished it off. COMMENTATOR: Unbelievable! The Roosters have pulled off a miracle. Mini's heart and speed - you know, that guy, he's a champion. every week. The Rabbitohs dominated much of the match, their first under new coach Michael Maguire. Karmichael Hunt insists he didn't even contemplate a return to the NRL before extending his contract with the Gold Coast Suns for a further two years. The 25-year-old's million-dollar-a-year deal will be partly funded by the AFL, who'll continue to use him as an ambassador up north. Hunt will clash with fellow code hopper Israel Folau in the NAB Cup this weekend. David Warner will have a fitness test on his injured groin today ahead of the second one-day final against Sri Lanka in Adelaide. Peter Forrest is on stand-by with Clint McKay also pushing for a recall at the expense of Ben Hilfenhaus. If the Aussies wrap up the series today they'll get two extra days' rest before departing for the tour of the Caribbean. I'd love to go and cover that. Head to the Caribbean. Hook up with Prince Harry. Show him around. Welcome back, Grant. Who has been a bit crook lately. We have been a bit worried about him. So worried, we sent him into a understood zone, morning, mate. Great, great welcome back. Good to be back. A little bit rough in the tummy for the last week. So once bub gets crook, pass it on to Dad and it knocked me for six. All refreshed and recharged and feeling better. But coming back, yes, into the eye of a storm. of a storm.. The place has gone mad while I was away. Here we are in Numurkah, in Victoria, the main flood-affected region of Victoria in had Goulburn Valley. One of the most flood-affected areas of the southern state, which has copped at the moment, the example being the state, which has copped a hammering local El Toro Hotel, which is under water, as is a good quarter of the town, uninidated, about 30 homes. It will be a rough couple of days as the town gets back and the infrastructure, they calculate the level of damage in the town. We will cover that throughout the morning. But it will be a dramatic couple of days, ass you take into account development of a tropical cyclone days, ass you take into account the just off Queensland but not posing much of a threat but it could happen today. Let's look at the forecast for the first time. Sunrise Weather brought to you by Beacon Lighting's Up to 50% Off Everything sale. Save on absolutely everything but hurry, sale ends Sunday. Well, there certainly is plenty of water right through this town. The good news, rain-wise, fairly stable conditions across the country, not much rain expected. Hot in the west, that means there is not a lot of rain in the east. It will allow the flood-affected regions to get on their feet. But most of the attention is over the border in my old town of Wagga Wagga. Thank you, we will keep an eye on it for you. After the break - more live coverage from the flood zones. Our team is standing by in every state, As residents prepare for the water to rise. The utmost care, the richest colour, zero grey. Excellence Creme from L'Oreal. Only Excellence protects before, ANDIE MACDOWELL: For me it's the best hair colour in the world. Excellence Creme from L'Oreal Paris. is worsening this morning. Wagga Wagga in New South Wales is bracing for its worst flood in 160 years with thousands evacuated overnight. In Victoria, the focus remains on the towns of Nathalia and Numurkah. And South-East Queensland is on alert with flooding at Gympie and fears a cyclone could develop just off the coast. Joining us now are our Sunrise correspondents Edwina Bartholomew in Wagga Wagga Nick Etchells in Nathalia, Grant is back with us from Numurkah and Michelle Tapper is in Gympie. Eddy, what time is the Murrumbidgee River expected to peak? Yes, Mel, the latest from the bureau they are expecting to river to peak at 10. at 10.9 metres at midday. The main levee protecting Wagga Wagga is 11 metres high. But they are not worried about the water going over the top than straight through. The SES called an emergency meeting at 9:00 last night saying they couldn't guarantee the levee would hold. They forced the evacuation of the entire town. There was no option given. Certainly at the hotel we were at, they went door to door making sure everyone was ready to evacuate. The army, SES and RFS have spent the night door knocking to make sure everyone is out. We caught up with the crews and they are confident everyone has left. Most people have gone to the four evacuation centres, the one at the Wagga Wagga high school is already full or they have gone to friends or Albury where emergency accommodation is set up. The 10 might 9 level -- 10 The 10 might 9 level -- 10. The 10 might 9 level -- 10.9 metre peak, they say if the levee breaks it could flood in half an hour. That is a dramatic turn of events. Nick, Broken Creek is not expected to peak until thirds. Luckily they had a bit of time to get ready. Most of the time work is centres around the artificial levy. In 1973, the town flooded and 160 homes were inundated. After that they built a levee around Broken Creek and. The artificial levee they bought from Sweden and has is bought from Sweden and has is sat in a box and never used. They have got it in in place. Nobody knows how it is going to work but if it does it will pay for itself on Thursday. Thursday is the big one. Grant, Numurkah we have seen the flood actually peak but the water is going to take a bit of time to subside? Yes, it is. It is on its way down slowly. The levels have certainly been higher than anticipated, certainly higher than the 1974 floods by 100 mL or so. So extensive damage through the town, about 30 homes have been inundated. The hospital copped the brunt. Here the local hotel, close to the local hospital copped the brunt. Here at creek 40,000 sandbags have been put in place throughout the community to save as many homes and businesses as possible. A lot were put into place by lot of correctional members of a local prison, came out this way just to help, with the 40,000 bags. I might have a quick word to Debbie who runs the hotel. A big one? Yes, very big. Bigger than expected. Yes. What is the level of damage for you here in the hotel? Motel. But we are totally inundated. All our downstairs units have about 9 inches, 8 9 inches of water. Is the worst over is or is there still concern for more water? Still concern more might come. Not much information getting out to us, which is a bit hard. No, of course, the army have been in here trying to get to people have been isolated. At least a here trying to get to people who quarter of the town still from the rest of the community at the moment. quarter of the town still isolated

Let's go further Let's go further north to Queensland. Michelle, Gympie preparing for a flad peak tonight. Queensland. Michelle, Gympie is -- flood peak. What is the chance of the low becoming a cyclone too? In the last two days, Gympie has received over 240mm of rain. It has eased this morning, fofrninately. Buts the Mary River behind me has been slowly rising steadily. It is currently sitting just below 14 metres. The Weather Bureau is predicting it will rise to 15 metres later today. At that level, there is a possibility some businesses and homes will receive some minor flooding, in the town. Now, Weather Bureau says as the low moves off the coast there is a slim flooding, in the town. Now, the

possibility it could turn into weak category one cyclone. They will know more around midmorning but they possibility it could turn into a

are predicting galeforce winds along the Fraser Coast. Residents have been told to take care because wind speeds are expected to be around 90km/h. OK, gank, we will leave -- OK, gang, we will leave it there but check back in later. Ahead this morning - are we losing the fight against graffiti? Plus, the mishap that left Prince Harry all at sea during his Caribbean tour. And, a truly blushing bride. The wedding video going viral, when Sunrise continues.

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at a place called Alligator River. Who would expect crocs in an alligator river? Now to the poor woman who might be the butt of jokes for years to come. The blushing bride takes a tumble on her way down the aisle and as she stands up her heel catches her skirt, giving her guests full view of her wedding-night lingerie. She climbs out of the skirt and makes a run for it but the cameras keep rolling and even her photographer goes in for a close-up. We'd like to hear your embarrassing wedding stories this morning. My partners here reckon it is set up. No-one's dress falls off like that. She steps out of it. I just think, fake, fake. Just got moment of terror written across it though. But you know, tell us if you had a wardrobe malfunction at your wedding? Whether the video is real, do you think? Was it staged. She took a bit of a tumble. You think it is real. Any wardrobe malfunctions, your velvet suit was OK. What did you wear? Remember that one, what was the movie? He got caught in a zipper. Yes, the meat and potatoes. That's always a bad one. Still to come - claims we're paying too much for petrol. Now the Commissioner explains live what he's doing about it. Sorry you went there now, aren't you? But next, the codeword to win big in our $100,000 cash bonanza. And a live briefing on the flood crisis. We have more choice of the well-known brands at the lowest prices. Irwin builders toolbag, $15. Sidchrome 7-drawer tool trolley, $468. Fiskars hand tools, $2.94 each. SONG: # Bunnings Warehouse! # Lowest prices are just the beginning. Madonna uses her new song to take a swipe at Guy Ritchie. News time first though, here's Sarah. Hello again. First to the unfolding flood disaster at Wagga Wagga in southern New South Wales. 8,000 people have been evacuated as floodwaters threaten to swallow much of the town today. SES Deputy Commissioner Dieter Gescke has the latest How quickly will Wagga go under if the levee breaks? That's a hard one to answer. What we've got is some doubts about the levee in terms of its integrity. We are not shoe how big, if it does go, it will go. But what I can say to you, the preparations that have made by the folks in Wagga Wagga themselves by the emergency services you, the preparations that have been

are as good as can be done. People have taken heed of the warnings and moved forward to friend and family or to the four evacuation centres we have set up. It, look, if the water gets into town, it will depend very much on where the breach or the failure happens. In terms of the levee. And just how quickly that water comes in is yet to be seen. But our warning can clear, get out of town, get to the evacuation centres and do so safely. OK, thank you very much for the update this morning. In Victoria, up to 300,000 sandbags are providing the last line of defence for towns in the state's north-east. Emergency crews at Nathalia are reinforcing the local levee Nearly 2,000 homes are at risk. Many townships are likely to remain isolated for several days. And the situation isn't much better in South-East Queensland, where there's more heavy rain and even a possible cyclone. Gympie is set to flood again today for the second time in a week. A tropical low is tracking off the coast towards Fraser Island and has a 50% chance of intensifying into a Category 1. Forecasters are expecting Fraser Island to be hit by winds of 90km/h. In other news, it's emerged Greenpeace is spearheading a $6 million campaign to disrupt and delay new coalmines. New documents show activists are raising the anti-mining assault fund with help from wealthy overseas contributors. The fund is designed to pay for legal challenges against new coalmines and discourage people from investing in them. The amount of carbon that is proposed to be exported from Australia is so large that Australians have no choice but to stand up and stop this. Mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto say the campaign is economic vandalism. In finance news:

points at the moment. All markets The Dow is trading down around 20 right around the world impact said on China's announcement their economic growth is forecast to slow to 7. to 7.5% over the next 12 months. Take a look at our region yesterday, all down as well. Our fall was accentuated by a lot of our big companies going exdividend. Commodities are all down today. Time for sport. Here's Beretts. Thanks, Kochie. David Warner faces a last-minute fitness test today as Australia looks to clinch the one-day tri-series with a win over Sri Lanka in Adelaide. Warner is battling a groin injury and his team-mates are desperately hoping the powerful opener gets the green light. He's an integral part of our team, opening batsman so, hard of those to find so, yeah, if he comes out and produces another 150 that'd be fantastic for us and go a long way towards our goal of winning the series in two games. Peter Forrest will come into the side if Warner's ruled out, with Shane Watson to resume opening duties. The Roosters performed a remarkable escape act last night, scoring in the dying seconds to stun the Rabbitohs 24-20 at ANZ Stadium. Trailing by eight points, Jared Warea-Hargreaves scored in the 77th minute to give the tri-colours a sniff. The Roosters then launched one last attacking raid from deep in their own half. Anthony Minichiello pounced on a grubber kick 19 seconds from full-time. to clinch the unlikeliest of wins. We've seen West Coast star Nic Naitanui defy gravity on the footy field. He's not too bad on the basketball court either. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) Big Nic's slam dunk over the Perth Wildcats court announcer has gone viral. Have a look at this for a leap up and tomahawk! Sign him up for the Kings right now. He would look good in the purple and gold. Now to the footy tips. Round one of the NRL wrapped up last night with the Roosters narrow win over the Rabbitohs. The boys got that result right. In the other matches - It's just started and it is tight already. It's going to be a big year of contests. God! A whole year of this! Only another 28 rounds to go. Football's the winner. Exactly right! Footy's the winner. Let's check the weather with Grant. (silence) Being a ven trill QT. We -- ventriloquist. We will come back to him in a second. It does help. Sunrise Weather brought to you by Beacon Lighting's Up to 50% Off Everything sale. Save on absolutely everything but hurry, sale ends Sunday. Flood warnings have been issued from Bundaberg to Brisbane. Damaging winds are expected for parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett district of Queensland. A high is directing hot winds into WA. Some heavy and windy showers for the rest of the week.

Who would have thought it's autumn in Perth? Let's try Let's try Grant again? Got you, loud and clear. The conditions you were just talking about being hot in the west, boy, isn't it hot! Those Conditions are responsible for ensuring calm conditions for the rest of the continent. conditions for the rest of the Continent. So the rain won't exist. Dry skies, coastal showers but nothing significant. Certainly great conditions to allow a lot of areas like Numurkah in the Goulburn Valley to get back on its feet. A tough couple of days ahead. The water is receding slowly. It reached the peak on Saturday night, the hospital the worst affected. Completely evacuated and extensive damage. But 30 homes are inundated and a quarter of the town are isolated. Broken Creek, the main part that brought the water here at ferocious speed, three to four times faster than any flood. '74, a great benchmark of floods, it came so fast, half an hour, the town inundated. Remarkable speed. They are rebuilding over the next couple of days, the SES coming into town to get them back on their feet. The tropical low off Queensland likely to form into a tropical cyclone, category one today. Are Thank you, see Olympian half an hour. -- see you in half an hour, let's give away some cash. Here's the new codeword for our $100,000 cash bonanza: Or send a text to 19 777 077 with the codeword and your details. We'll call this morning's $10,000 winner next hour. We're going to send you a piece of original art work that has just been put together by our own Mr put together by our own Mr Mark Beretts. A circus tent? Exactly. Clever. Your inspiration comes from? I won't do that anymore. Good. After the break - shafted by the army. An Aussie soldier injured in Afghanistan breaks ranks and speaks out. And, the cruel trade in designer dogs. Now, it's Dr Harry versus the puppy farms. A few showers and 24 degrees. And Sydney residents are waking up to news Sydney City Council plans to force cars out of the CBD. Council wants to make on-street parking as expensive as commercial car parks and turn many on-street spots into bike racks. A serving member of the Australian Special Forces has accused the army of appalling treatment. Sapper Lazarus Louis was nearly killed by his own rifle as he cleared a Taliban tunnel in Afghanistan. The 23-year-old was shot through the chest when he passed his weapon to his team leader. I looked around, and I noticed my team leader had taken my weapon with an icepick around the trigger guard. Now, my weapon, at the time, was set to instant so upon the team leader grasping the weapon, it discharged. The Defence Department says it's still reviewing the incident that happened 13 months ago. Ian McPhedran is the National Defence writer for News Limited. Good morning. Why has this soldier decided to speak out? P I think it's a matter of frustration, Kochie. He has been waiting 13 months for this During that time he tried to get a waiting 13 months for this report. medical discharge, it hasn't happened. So he is still in the army. He is being harassed and bullied by senior soldiers in the unit who insist he is fit enough to get to work. But I have seen his medical records and psychiatric records and he is not fit to go back to work. Why are they dragging the chain? It is incredible. When they put out the initial press report they said it would be a few weeks, that is January 2011. It is now March 2012 and they don't have the report. They don't know what to do about the guy who was responsible for the weapon discharging. I think there is a big issue there. When the enemy shoots, it is a straight forward thing but when it is the own side, it is compplicatesed. Do we generally look after our casualties of war? I think we do, reasonably well. There are instances they have been appallingly treated and this is one. He has been shot by his own team, he want to get out of the army. Most get shot by the enemy and want to stay in. And this is a problem for the army. It is rare a soldier speaks out. It is not that sort of culture. It is not, especially a special forces guy. Lazarus agonised about this. He wants to get on with his life. 23, his wife is expecting the first baby. He needs to get in to veterans affairs and get on with his life. He is 23. He is an elite soldier. There is a time after an experience like that where a person should have the right to say, " the right to say, "Hey, it is not for me. I almost died." He lost nearly 6 litres of blood, died at one point, went threw three operations, woke up during one. He has lost a lot of lung capacity, he want to get on with his life. Can you keep us up to date with any further developments? Yes. Really appreciate it. Coming up the giant asteroid headed for Earth. But first, here's Mel. The growing demand for designer dogs is fuelling a cruel trade. But now, a new war has been declared on puppy farms. TV vet Dr Harry is taking on the factories. He's helped launch a campaign with the Pet Industry Association of Australia. It will ensure dogs purchased from pet stores have been ethically treated and properly bred. It also hopes to reduce the number of abandoned dogs euthanised each year. Dr Harry Cooper joins me now. What are the main problems with puppy farms? Do you think my husband will notice if I bring one home? This is Milo. Tell me the main problem with puppy farms. A lot of them don't look after the pups properly. That is basically it. They have a lot of bitches from which they breed and they are interest said in numbers. We saying it is not on. You have gut to interest said in numbers. We are look' a puppy from the day it is born to the day it dies. Not socialiseed? Yes, and health issues. If you have a lot of pub p puppies how can you socialise them. What our socialise them. What our association is saying, anything you buy through a pet association pet shop will only come from a breeder whose have been vetted, that is the right word, inspected annually by a vet. come from a breeder whose premises

These pups will have been mike are chipped and they will be able to be traced through their life. These puperise microchip before six weeks of age. They go from there to the pet shop, their ownership is transferred to the pet shop, when the owner comes in, that ownership is transferred to them. So that can be traced through the dog's life. is transferred to them. So that chip

You go to a breeder or pet shop. How do you check it has got it? It will have that symbol It will have that symbol on the front. What are some other tips to look out for? General good health more than anything else. You have got to consider is the dog going to be suitable for your place. How big is your yard? How much time have you got? Don't worry, they do it all the time. The cutest little things. Everything love said a puppy. That's Everything love said a puppy. That's that is the thing. Only about 15% of puppies people buy go through pet shops and the rest are Internet. We don't have any control over that. If you buy from someone whose place is accredited well, it will be healthy and well socialiseed. You have them for a long time and members of the family. This is bred in Mudgee and born in Avalon. I will take that one home. Thanks, guys! If anyone wants to come with me, you are more than welcome. You got to give it back. Scientists are keeping a close watch on a giant asteroid which is headed our way. It's almost half a kilometre wide and is set to pass between Earth and the moon, about 322,000km away. That's a close shave, considering the sun is 150 million kilometres away. Glen Nagle is from the NASA Tracking Station. He joins me from Canberra. Good morning, Glen. This isn't due to happen for another 28 years. What's the chance of the asteroid hitting earth? Are you sureia have got the calculations right? They are only just learning about the asteroid, AG5, which sounds more like a boy band. It may be a lose collection of rocky rubal. We don't know about its orbit but it is due to come into the solar system in 20 4. But it will probably break up or miss us by millions of kilometres. Some are saying it could go between us and the moon. That is pretty close? We are detecting more of these objects. People may remember earlier this year there an object a couple of hundred of metres in size that passed between us and the moon safely. What is good we are detecting more of them, we know they are there and can do are there and can do something about them if we know they are on their way. What can we do? We want to deflect them, not blow them up like the movies with lots of little bits then that are radioactive. So nudge it out t- way. What do you do? Chuck a rocket up? You can move an asteroid by putting an explosion or shock wave near or or a small spacecapt will shift its orbit. And just quickly, Melburnians have been seeing fireballs in the sky? They are passing through the solar system and plunge into the atmosphere and are spectacular. But they are nothing to worry about. They saw them in the United as well. OK, thank you, put our mind at rest, They saw them in the United Kingdom

which is terrific. Absolutely. Wish we could do it for everyone Wagga Wagga this morning. We are hearing the flood will peak at 10. Wish we could do it for everyone in

hearing the flood will peak at 10.9 metres around lunch time. These are the pictures we just got in in the last couple of moment. That is the situation this morning. Fears the mur River peaking higher than thought. It was meant to be 10. thought. It was meant to be now talking 10. thought. It was meant to be 10.6, now talking 10.9 metres. These pictures just coming in as the sunrises on Wagga Wagga today. The levee is only 11 metres high. So the Murrumbidgee is going to be licking the top of that. It is the, could end up up being the worst flood since the 1850 for that region. So as we said, as we said,... There are thousands of people have been evacuated this morning. The main concern is not only bursting the banks but just completely infiltrateing the city. That is, for people who haven't to the region, the problem is that it is incredibly flat. The water That is, for people who haven't been

just stays there for weeks on end. We will keep you updated on throughout the morning. News is coming up then sacked for having We will keep you updated on that

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Didn't they split a long time ago? Yes, but she said never again. She would never go through another marriage again. They were together for eight years. She did something similar after a bust-up with sawn Penn, if you part these, it is obvious who she talks about. In the song 'I Don't Give A'. And then... Getting even more explicit in the song 'Bang Bang'. . Now, Guy Ritchie described their marriage as a soap opera, I think it might be a kinder, gentler way to sum it up. Even if she said, " sum it up. Even if she said, "Never again." Rumours are she may considering a proposal from her again." Rumours are she may be 27-year-old dancer boyfriend, Brahim. No, run away! She is going to shoot him in the head. Sorry! OK. She is a romantic. I'm with you. Not quite the potery of Mirk our cameraman. Well, you love poems. I am feeling left out now. You are watching Sunrise and these are our top stories. Do not delay your evacuation. Roads may be congested or closed and you could become trapped and need to be rescued. 8,000 people ordered out of Wagga Wagga as the city braces for the highest floodwaters in 160 years. First floods, now a cyclone could form off Queensland. Service stations caught price gouging. We'll grill the petrol commisioner live. The women accusing Virgin Blue of discrimination. The cheeky stranger who planted a kiss on Pippa Middleton. (SONG) # Reach out for the sunrise # Reach out for the sunrise. # Right across Australia, this is Sunrise on Seven. From Brekky Central, Kochie and Mel. If you're just joining us - the residents of Wagga Wagga are nervously watching the Murrumbidge River rise to levels not seen since 1853. The forecast peak is 10.9 metres. The levee bank is 11 metres. Edwina Bartholomew is there for us in southern New South Wales. We'll check in with her live shortly. Eddy's part of our special coverage of the flood crisis. Nick Etchells is in Nathalia in Victoria, Grant's at Numurkah, Victoria, and Michelle Tapper is in Gympie in Queensland, where there's even talk of a cyclone forming. So we'll get this hour underway with the latest from the Seven newsroom. Nat's off sick today, so Sarah Cumming is here. Hello again. The levee protecting the New South Wales town of Wagga Wagga from a flood disaster is in serious danger of failing. This is how Wagga looks this morning after around 8,000 people were evacuated during the night. Emergency crews have warned much of the town could be under water by midday. When the evacuation order was made last night, the people of Wagga in southern New South Wales were quick to swing into action. Businesses along the main street were packed up and sandbagged, possessions taken from homes, and loaded into cars. Pretty scary, pretty scary. I don't think they're doing it because of the high river I think the levee's in danger of collapsing, I think. 8,000 people were told to get out as Wagga faces its highest floodwaters since 1853. I'd encouraged people to take this threat very seriously to move now, to move their children, to move their pets and to move their valuables out of their homes to the evacuation centres. Forecasters believe the Murrumbidgee River will peak at 10.9 metres later this morning. If floodwaters breach the Wagga's levee, the entire town centre could be flooded in 30 minutes. We do have a deal of concern with regards to the levee breaching. Up to 1,000 people are also likely to be evacuated from Forbes in the state's Central-West, where the Lachlan River is expected to peak by Thursday. But not everyone's convinced they should leave. Ah, not to worry, nah. WOMAN: OK. I don't think we'll move. In Gundagai, where the floodwaters are starting to recede, at least 16 houses and 10 businesses were hit. It was just unbelievable, it just came so quick. Griffith, which copped 250mm of rain last week, remains cut off. Farmers will soon begin the heartbreaking task of counting the cost. Over the border in Victoria, crews at Nathalia, in the state's north-east, are working around the clock to reinforce the town's levee. The Broken Creek is steadily rising and expected to peak on Thursday. Further flooding is also expected across Queensland's Gympie region and the weather bureau is also forecasting a possible cyclone off the coast. In other news, Australian consular officials have been trying to get in contact with a WA man facing the death penalty in Malaysia. The 32-year-old is locked up inside a Kuala Lumpur jail, accused of selling drugs. It's alleged he was caught with a large quantity of methamphetamine when he was arrested at a cafe. you are subject to the local laws. You don't carry your legal system with you when you go abroad. You are subject to the local laws. The man's family is nervously waiting for news. The guidelines on drinking may be clear but it seems most Australians are still viewing them through beer goggles. A national study will be released today showing many drinkers are clueless about the risks of overindulging. Around two-thirds of men and one-third of women overestimate how much they can safely drink in a single session. For the record, doctors say men and women should have no more than four standard drinks over a 6-hour period. And Prince Harry's been left at sea off the Bahamas during an unfortunate boat breakdown. He was cruising with local Defence Force crews when the engine spluttered out. Luckily, another boat was on hand to get him back to dry land. He's in the Bahamas on a royal tour, representing his grandmother. And, coming up - is there anything Harry's good friend Pippa Middleton can't do? She proves just how tough she is with a gruelling new challenge for charity. But first here's Kochie. Gee, Sarah, she's got it all, doesn't she. doesn't she. Let's look at Wall Street now. The Dow is trading down Gee, Sarah, she's got it all,

around 21 point. European market down as well. All because China has downgraded its economic growth forecast to 7. forecast to 7.5% over the next year. Let's look at our region yesterday. We also suffered from a bit of a wobbly wheel on the rickshaw. Commodities, gold trading at $ Commodities, gold trading at $1703 US an ounce. When China reduces its economic growth, where did he feel it? We feel it in commodities. That's because commodities market, our iron ore, copper, coal are being driven by China's thirst for the metals. So they downgrade economic growth figures. These are live figures New York, the gold price is down, silver, copper and also most of the figures. These are live figures from

agriculture commodities are down as well. All because China's growth is slowing. Here is pwrets with The Sydney Roosters have pulled off one of the NRL's all-time great escapes at ANZ Stadium last night, scoring 19 seconds from full time to down arch rivals South Sydney 24-20. With time almost up, the tri-colours launched an attacking raid from deep in their own half and veteran Anthony Minichiello finished it off. COMMENTATOR: Unbelievable! The Roosters have pulled off a miracle. Mini's heart and speed - you know, that guy, he's a champion. He plays right 'till the end, every week. The Rabbitohs dominated much of the match, their first under new coach Michael Maguire. Karmichael Hunt insists he didn't even contemplate a return to the NRL before extending his contract with the Gold Coast Suns for a further two years. The 25-year-old's million-dollar-a-year deal will be partly funded by the AFL, who'll continue to use him as an ambassador up north. Hunt will clash with fellow code hopper Israel Folau in the NAB Cup this weekend. David Warner will have a fitness test on his injured groin today ahead of the second one-day final against Sri Lanka in Adelaide. Peter Forrest is on stand-by with Clint McKay also pushing for a recall at the expense of Ben Hilfenhaus. If the Aussies wrap up the series today they'll get two extra days' rest before departing for the tour of the Caribbean. Boy, Anthony Minichiello's performance last night for the Roosters was outstanding. A superstar. Ended a first round rugby league, a great roun. He is happily married now? The love superstar. Ended a first round of

of a good woman. The wedding was huge. I didn't get an invite but it was a very society wedding. Saw the photos. Let's go to Grant who has got some pickies for us from Numurkah. Our thoughts are definitely with our country cousins on the other side of the border on Wagga Wagga this morning as it becomes perilously close to the levee banks but here in Numurkah, it is the downside of has been a peak just a couple of Numurkah, it is the downside of what days ago. 24, to days ago. 24, to 48 hours they will reach the highest level but plenty of water around. Just a small, dedicated crew of 16 SES members have done the bulk of the work in this community of about 4,000 people. They have worked tirelessly around the clock. A lot of heavy eyes and very tired souls but have been responsible for saving a lotf the property and doing the bulk eyes and very tired souls but they

of the work. This is the caravan park on the edge of the river, cars, personal belongings, and homes, still very much under water. A quarter of the population isolated here in Numurkah as we take a look at the forecast around Australia. Sunrise Weather brought to you by Beacon Lighting's Up to 50% Off Everything sale. Save on absolutely everything but hurry, sale ends Sunday. Just hang there a tick. Thank you. Let's look in depth at the flood emergency in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Thousands of people have been ordered from their homes at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, where the Murrumbidgee River could reach levels not seen since 1853. Residents in the Victorian towns of Nathalia and Numurkah are also on alert. And there are fears the low-pressure system which brought flood rain to South-East Queensland could develop into a cyclone. Joining us now are our Sunrise correspondents Edwina Bartholomew in Wagga Wagga, Nick Etchells in Nathalia, Victoria, Grant's in Numurkah and Michelle Tapper is in Gympie. Eddy, when is the Murrumbidgee River expected to peak? Lunch time could be the peak? Around midday is what the bureau is saying, but it does keep on changing. The river is rising faster than anyone expected. We have some aerial shots just in that show you the extent of the flooding here Wagga Wagga. Just how much water is the extent of the flooding here in flowing into the Murrumbidgee River and how much is flowing out into the township. It is around half of Wagga now flood-affected. We were down on the river banks at 4:00 45 this morning. They are expecting it to peak at 10. peak at 10.9, which would put it on par or just below the level of 1853. We thought we were looking at a flood evacuation yesterday, but last night they ordered the evacuation of 8,000 more people from the Wagga CBD. Nauz because they believe the river will go over the flood levee but straight through. One of the hrefb but straight through. One of the levees will fail and it could flood the township in half an hour. All

the people vkted have -- evacuated have gone to a centre in town or to family and friends. Most people were going about business as usual. Half of the town was flooded, half wasn't. But there is certainly a very different feeling here this morning. Yes, pretty frightening. Let's go to Nick, the residents at Nathalia with more warning with the peak expected Thursday. Preparations are under way? The extra warning has been critical. It has been a busy couple of days. They have been sandbag. They have brought out artificial levees, the army is here filling sandbags. There is 176 houses here and they are protected by two main features, is a term minute levee built after protected by two main features, one the' 93 floods and the second is an artificial one you can see over my shoulder. The Broken River has broken shoulder. The Broken River has broken its banks. The artificial levees are in place. They are expecting the waters to peak on Thursday. We will wait and see what happens there. Grant, how is everyone doing in Numurkah this morning? Are we starting to see the water subside. The best way to describe it just to show you. We will go through a quick run through the main area. They reached the peak Saturday night into Sunday morning. These are the most affected houses. Now, it came in remarkable speed. That is the one message the local residents who come out and meet the SES this morning, said it hasn't gone down a great deal at all. It has gone down 50 centimetres or so but that is it. It is persistent, sticking around. You can see the houses on the border line, about 40 are inundated at the moment. But it came moment. But it came at a speed three times faster than any previous flood. '74 is a great benchmark and '56. It was terrifying for residents who had barely half an hour to get ready. You can see the sandbagging efforts, 40,000 have been put in position. Those who have been lucky enough to find pump systems like this are doing their best to pump water and build dams to pry to protect their - to try to protect their homes to keep the water level lower and not suffer damage. There are desperate measures to keep things under control but many losing the battle and inflood doesn't seem to want to go away. things under control but many are

We are not talking lovely clean, fresh water. All the aother things that come with it. Thank you, muhell is in Gympie preparing for a flood peak tonight. Tell us about the low, the chance of it becoming a We have got breaking news, that threat has been downgraded from the chance of it becoming a cyclone?

moderate to low. So that is good news for everyone on the Fraser Coast but gale-force winds are still predicted between Cape Mort predicted between Cape Morten and Sandy Cape. It looks like it will be a nice day here but the Mary River is rising rapidly. It is sitting 13. is rising rapidly. It is sitting 13.8 metres. It has come up half a metre in the last hour we have been here. The Weather Bureau is predicting it could reach 15 metres later today. At that level, there is a chance for minor flooding for homes and businesses in the town, Mel. Thank you, keep us up to date. Team, thank you so much if the wrap-around. See you soon. It seems the code of silence around alleged bullying of suppliers by the big supermarkets is being slowly broken down. The Competition and Consumer Commision says it's received complaints from companies being squeezed by Coles and Woolworths. It follows guarantees from the Commission that it would protect suppliers that came forward with information. Petrol's another area where Coles and Woolworths dominate. And a peak motoring body has warned against unjustified price hikes at the bowser after unleaded fuel reached $1.59 per litre in Brisbane. The RACQ is urging car owners to pay no more than $1.54. It says the average price in South-East Queensland should actually be four cents cheaper than that and any service station selling unleaded for $1.60 is price gouging. So what is being done about it? Joe Dimasi is the Petrol Commissioner. Good morning. How can petrol stations get away with price gouging? Do you agree there is gouging going on? Good morning. Look, can I first, before I get to that question, can I just talk about petrol prices generally. We are getting a lot of commentary about prices. And we are seeing them go up very the moment. Of course, it is because we are seeing the international seeing them go up very rapidly at

price of petrol going up. It has gone up $ gone up $20 US a barrel, oil and refined petrol and that is translating in petrol prices going up around 9 cents since the beginning of the year. They haven't quite gone up that far but they continuing to go higher. But the story is worse with LPG with prices quite gone up that far but they are

going up 50% going up 50%. So they are shocked. Regularly on Sunrise and monitors it if us and compares it with the Singapore oil price. They Regularly on Sunrise and CommSec

even point out there are times with gouging, the RACQ says there is gouging going on at the moment. Do you agree Looking at the prices in Brisbane at the moment, the top of the cycle was around $ around $1. around $1.53. around $1.53.9, the same as Sydney and Melbourne and the other capital

cities. If is some clown trying to sell regular unleaded at $ sell regular unleaded at $1. sell regular unleaded at $1.60, that is way too high. You shouldn't buy petrol from someone like that. We haven't seen that. But if is it happening it is a ridiculous price and people should stay away. Can we dob them in and you take action? Let me be clear about this, there is no law that tells retailers how much to set their price. Retailers are free to set their price whenever they like. We rely on competition to bring it down. And we do see that week in, week out, the price goes up. We up. We have cycle in the capital cities and competition brings it down. If anyone want tos to sell petrol for $ petrol for $1. petrol for $1.60, hat the moment, that is ridiculous. How do we know as the average driver which are the clowns and the fair dinkum ones. Do you put out a price every day that says this is what we reckon you should be paying, anyone who charges more is a rob. No. Why not The system was discussed by the parliament a few years ago and rejected. Our job is to enforce the law. If people get together and set prices and mislead consumers and break the law, we step in and hit them. But we don't have a system to let people know what we think the price should be. Gee, you should. Who covers all this? The assistant treasurer, the treasurer. I mean... OK, we will talk to him. These are the issues for the politicians, we do the job we are giver sqn that is what we do. The Automobile Association says Coles and Woolworths raised prices to discount the prices over summer. Is it something you Is it something you can prosecute under your terms? If there is any misleading going on we will take action. On that particular issue, the complaints we are getting from the Independents about Coles and Woolworths is that they are predateing, if you like, selling petrol too low and driving Independents out of business. We take it very seriously and we are looking at the charges. But I have got to say, the claim that Coles and Woolworths puts up prices doesn't hold water. We looked add that and it is not right. We tried to get you on a few times about price gouging. Is it why you are hesitant to come on? You don't have powers under on? You don't have powers under your terms. I am always happy to come on, no problem at all. The question about powers is based on a misunderstanding. We have all the powers of the ACCC to hit people that do the wrong thing. But there is, but people think we can set or control the price of petrol but we don't. There is a free market for that. Just tell us a fair price. Again, we have got to be a bit careful with that or we end up being the price leaders, etising the -- setting the price for the industry. Let me assure you if we see anyone who steps over the line, we will have absolutely no hesitation in hitting them hard. It is an issue we might falloy further. Thank -- might follow further. Thank you. Mreergs. -- pleasure. Two mums have joined forces Leonie Vandeven and Kirsty Aitken say they were forced to take redundancy because they were pregnant or on maternity leave. A Brisbane court heard one of the women was told she was "a square peg trying to fit in a round hole." She said her position was terminated seven months after a senior staff member said companies should be able to fire women when they fall pregnant. Virgin Blue, which has been rebranded as Virgin Australia, strongly denies the women's claims. Sian Ryan is a workplace lawyer and she joins me now. What obligations do companies have when it comes to parental leave? Well, they really two fold as they arise under this case. You have parental leave right, so when you are pregnant you can have time off away from work and you are guaranteed that your job will be available for you when you come back, so you have the right return to work. Secondly, you cannot be terminated because you are back, so you have the right to

pregnant or proposing to access maternity leave or flexible work place arrangements. It is very rare for an employ taor say we are terminating your employment because you are pregnant. Usually what the argument revolves arounds is because there is an inference of a pregnancy or a series of factors that led to terminate the woman's in questions employment. Do they come up ophorine? They are commonly the source of complaint. Rarely are they determined because most resolve along the way. Litigation is really tough. I suspect the two women in this case would like to have resolved it before it got to this point. They go through legal process but resolve along the way. It is a stressful process, especially if you have new baby. Another airline issue, Qantas pilots are challenging a ban that will prevent them taking industrial action. Do you think there action. Do you think there is another strike looming? Probably not, if you keep in mind the pilots' industrial action was very mild, they were motorcycleing announcement -- they were making announcements on planes and wearing a slightly different uniform. They don't like being kept up in the whole role of bans. And would like to keep negotiating. Thank you. Pippa Middleton has received an affectionate reception after a charity ski race in Sweden. One of the locals gave her a cheeky kiss soon after crossing the finishing line. Prince William's sister-in-law completed the 90km course in under 7.5 hours. Her brother, James, also took part in the event. Who knew she had a brother? Our UK correspondent Martin Frizell joins us. Martin, who was the man who kissed Pippa? Well, he is very lucky he wasn't kissing her big sister because he would have been shot dead if if he laid a hand on her. But luckily Pippa Middleton doesn't have security at all. He is 20 years old and his name is Eric Schmeds. His job is to give out wreaths at the end of the ski race. He said he was continuing a ski race legacy, he said we have a tradition here in Mora, where the race was held, I kissed her. She was doing it for a charity which she has in the United Kingdom, it which she and her brother are involved in which gives children who are hungry breakfast. She is quite the sporty person. The first time she attempted cross-country skiing race. That is a pretty good effort? Yes, she got into school on a sports scholarship and has been something of an endurance athlete. She loves working out. She is famous the world around not just for being the sister of a very famous royal but because she stole the limelight at the royal wed wg the lovely picture of the back of her dress, she does Pilates to keep in shape but I tell you, 90 kilometres won't do your backside too much harm. He is so hot, I am surprised there is any snow left in Sweden. You are obviously taken with her, like millions of blokes around the world. That was so carefully worded. A lovely picture of the back of her dress. He means to say she has a lovely bottom and he was looking. She is very athletic. Who knew she had a brother? Stay by the After the break we're calling our $10,000 birthday winner. Then, how good is 'Revenge'. Your exclusive preview of what happens next, soon on Sunrise.

Interesting what the deputy commissioner does. We are with you. We will talk to the assistant treasurer to see if he can give us some help. Shortly, some big news on Kylie Minogue. News time now though, here's Sarah. The situation is tense in the southern New South Wales town of Wagga Wagga where 8,000 people have been evacuated ahead of today's higher-than-expected flood peak. Joining me now from the New South Wales SES is Deputy Commissioner Dieter Gescke. Along with the Victorian SES State Commander Mark Cattell to update us on the situation there. First to Dieter Gescke. If the levee around Wagga fails, how much of the town will go under? A very good percentage of Wagga Wagga will get wet, pardon today. As a result if the levee does Wagga will get wet, pardon me, fail. It is important to remember that the crest height of the levee is about 11 metres. That means that the predicted height of 10. the predicted height of 10.9 metres won't necessarily over top it. But what we have got is some integrity concerns. Vult of that, -- as a result of that we did order the evacuation of 8,000 folks in Wagga Wagga. The water will enter into the town if the levee does become compromised and as many of the CBD and residential and commercial areas will get wet. Now, Mark in Victoria, what are the areas of most concern there today? Yes, we are preparing for the water to get to Nathalia today. We have got a bit more time up our sleeves and expecting the peak overnight Wednesday and into Thursday. We are expecting the peak to be around 3. expecting the peak to be around 3.2 to 3. to 3.5 metres. Which is around 200 70mm higher than the -- 200 70mm higher than the 1973 levels. And Queensland's sodden South-East is copping more heavy rain today but, in better news, a tropical low off the coast is looking less likely to intensify into a cyclone. The system is tracking towards Fraser Island. Elsewhere, Gympie is bracing for more flooding today for the second time in a week. In other news - the consumer watchdog says suppliers to Coles and Woolworths have been stepping forward to complain about the retail giants' behaviour. The ACCC recently put out a call for suppliers to report alleged bullying tactics. Complaints have since emerged from small suppliers and multinational companies. Two tiny and very cute leopard cubs have made their first public appearance at a German zoo. The 7-week-old cubs are Java leopards, which are critically endangered. The cubs were born at Berlin's Animal Park and will hopefully be a saviour for their species. Very cute. Is that Kanut's zoo? Check on that. I'll find out. We've got theirs at heart. The has been improving a bit during the day. day. It is down just between 6 and 8 We've got theirs at heart. The Dow

has been improving a bit during the points. Most markets around the world dropped on China reducing economic growth. But in the US, there is a surge for demand for in the computer and there is a surge for demand for jobs sector. They are calling it the Angry Birds job boom because of iPad in the computer and mathematics

apps and the Angly rae Birds cone -- Angry Bird clones that have been coming out. We! Are you an Angry Bird fan? Yes, passes the time. David Warner faces a last-minute fitness test today as Australia looks to clinch the one-day tri-series with a win over Sri Lanka in Adelaide. Warner is battling a groin injury and his team-mates are desperately hoping He's an integral part of our team, opening batsman so, hard of those to find so, yeah, if he comes out and produces another 150 that'd be fantastic for us and go a long way towards our goal of winning the series in two games. Peter Forrest will come into the side if Warner's ruled out, with Shane Watson to resume opening duties. The Roosters performed a remarkable escape act last night, scoring in the dying seconds to stun the Rabbitohs 24-20 at ANZ Stadium. Trailing by eight points, Jared Warea-Hargreaves scored in the 77th minute to give the tri-colours a sniff. The Roosters then launched one last attacking raid from deep in their own half. Anthony Minichiello pounced on a grubber kick 19 seconds from full-time. Brisbane Roar will make their Asian Champions League debut tonight against Japan's FC Tokyo at Suncorp Stadium. Roar coach Ange Postecoglou wants the A-League champions to showcase the best of Australian football. Brisbane has lost Mitch Nicholls to a groin injury but regain Brazilian midfielder Henrique from suspension. Adelaide United opens its campaign in Uzbekistan tonight against Bunyodkor. Time for a check of today's weather. The Numurkah and Shepp area, -- normally a beautiful dry area at this time of year. Look at this, gorgeous blue sky at the moment you would be thankful in the summer we've had to have a day like that but look at the current. It is hard to walk against, just in the main town, the town the main town, the town Goulburn Valley which has gone through ten years of doubt and when it rains it pours. The water levels aren't receding at a great speed. Peaked at Saturday night. But Rod the local commander for the SES. What the status? I just had an update from one of our members. Overnight the levels have gone down about an inch in gone down about an inch in the creek. It is quite slow, really? Yes, very slow. It is oversuch a broad area. You guys have worked tirelessly, a small, tough crew to save houses. Around 30 inundated? Yes, around that figure. The biggest problem appears to be the railway line? Tell us about that? Yes, just after the peak, the railway line start to be breached by the floodwaters, held on the east side. And it is now shifted ballast in a lot of places and under mined the track in about 18 spots. side. And it is now shifted the

About five kay strip from south of Numurkah. Keep up the good work, I know you have had hardly any sleep. That is the main freight line between New South Wales and Victorian border. A significant piece of the main freight line between the

infrastructure, broken in 18 places. Infrastructure is hit. The hospital of course, has been evacuated and severely damaged as we take a look at the forecast now. Sunrise Weather brought to you by Beacon Lighting's Up to 50% Off Everything sale. Save on absolutely everything but hurry, sale ends Sunday. Flood warnings have been issued from Bundaberg to Brisbane. Damaging winds are expected for parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett district of Queensland. A high is directing hot winds into WA. If you are a homeowner is has been a sleepless couple of night. sleepless couple of night. You winning the battle? Yes, we have got the sandbags, the 1st one is keeping out quite an amount of water, the second one around the house with the black plastic sheeting, stopping most of the water from going under the house. And the water, we are pumping out the back. You can see the difference of the water level from out on the street. You keeping it off the floorboards? Yep, at its peak yesterday, it was very close, about an inch from going through the floorboards but we managed to get the pumps working on time. And got the water level down. A small victory. Yep, now we are keeping it at a constant level. As the floodwaters are dropping, it is dropping in here and we're going alright. I know you haven't had much sleep. It is all hand on deck, family members, anyone you can get. Gee, they are long days. Give Gee, they are long days. Give them our best. Will do. We said before it is insidious, the sun is shining, the rain has stopped and the water creeps in and rises. It takes so long to go away. What is left is not nice. I hope someone in those areas wins our competition today because we are going to give away some cash. Time for our $100,000 birthday cash bonanza. We're calling Paula Carey from New South Wales. She got ten rings to pick it up. That is three. Otherwise it jackpots. Hello. Is that Paula? Yes. It is Sunrise ringing to say, guess what? You won! What! w