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This program is captioned live. The royal hoax ends in tragedy - the nurse at the centre of the Kate Middleton radio prank commits suicide. Outrage in London and Australia - we'll have reaction from the Palace and the Aussie radio station behind the stunt. Operation Unite - police across the country launch a major crackdown on alcohol-fuelled violence. Will it make our streets safer? (MUSIC PLAYS)

And the driving dog - a New Zealand animal expert tells us how he's trained a canine to take the wheel.

(GIGGLES) It is Saturday, December 8, 2012. I think we can pretty much retire from TV now!That's the best part of the show right there! How's that dog?He'sroiding dirty!That is sensational! We will talk to the guy who's training these dogs for a world-first drive live on telly. (LAUGHTER) I love how thainge they change the gears with their little paws.I

Good to see you girls all made it here, after the Christmas party last night. Particularly Roz, after hosting last night.Don't point the finger at me!Roz and daiquiris. That's all we have to say this morning. Let's have a quick look at the weather.

Looks good. Welcome to summer. Let's get some news now, with Deb Knight. Good morning. There has been a tragic turn in the radio hoax on the British hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for severe morning sickness. The nurse who took the call has been found dead from a suspected suicide. Nine's Europe correspondent Peter Stefanovic joins us now from London. Pete, terrible consequences from this prank by Australia's 2Day FM?Yeah, and it all unfolded this morning - police and ambulance crews were called to an apartment block that was only about - it is only about 100m away from the hospital behind me, where a lot of the nurses stay when they're not working. A woman was found unconscious. Paramedics tried to revive her, but she was not responding. A short time after that, they dedlaired that she had, unfortunate -- declared that she had, unfortunately, passed away. Because of this, it's quite easy to draw a link to that hoax call, but we don't got know what else might have been going on in her life. We don't know what other factors may have been at play here. According to the hospital, they said that she was not facing any disciplinary action. She was not going to be in any trouble at all. A short time ago, the chief of the hospital spoke to the media out here. This is a bit of what he had to say. Jusintha was a first-class nurse who cared diligently for hundreds of patients during her time with us. Everyone is shocked by the loss of a much-loved and valued colleague. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her family and her friends. Thank you. It is just such a terrible outcome. Pete, has there been any reaction yet from the Palace?Yeah, there has been. St James's Palace has confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are understandably very upset at what's happened, and privately the Duke of Cambridge is said to be very angry, even more angry now, at that hoax call that was made. The statement that was delivered from St James's Palace says the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are deeply saddened to learn of the death of:

St James's Palace was also asked if, at all, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were upset at the hospital's involvement with the hoax call. They said absolutely not. In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sympathised with the nurses who were involved, and even offered them support. Thank you, Pete. We'll have more from Pete on this story in the next 15 minutes. There are growing calls for the 2Day FM presenters behind the prank to now be sacked. For more, let's cross to Nine's Amelia Ballinger, outside the radio station in Sydney. Amelia, 2Day FM has released a statement this morning. What does it say?Deb, they haven't actually spoken about this issue publicly. As you said, they released a statement earlier this morning. The statement says that they are deeply saddened by the news of Ms Sal is a sal's death:

Neither of the presenters will return to work, out of respect for these tragic circumstances. Deb. Amelia, the radio station does have a history of pranks gone wrong. What's been the reaction so far from listeners?As you can imagine, there's been a huge backlash from this, even before this incident. Many of them have taken to social media to vent their frustration and anger at what has happened. Some people have gone as far as to say that these presenters have blood on their hands. This of course isn't the first time that 2Day FM has come under fire for the behaviour of their presenters. Kyle Sanderson, most notably, recently came -- Kyle Sandilands recently came under fire for calling a journalist fat - he was suspended from his role. There's bane history of that kind of thing with Kyle. These are really tragic circumstances. We will see later today if the station has anything more to say about all of this.It is such a terrible story. Amelia, thank you. If you or your family do need help, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. To other news - 10 people have been killed in two road accidents overnight. In Victoria, five people died after a car believed to be travelling on the road side of the Princes Freeway north of jung just long hilt another vehicle. The female driver of the car, travelling the wrong way, died at the scene. Four occupants in the other vehicle were killed instantly. Two others were taken to hospital. In Queensland, five people have been killed in an horrific crash on the Gold Coast. It's believed two cars collided on the Pacific Motorway at Coomera just after midnight. One of the cars erupted in flames on impact. A sixth person has now been taken to hospital and is in a stable condition. Traffic is being diverted, with all three southbound lanes closed. All tsunami warnings have now been lifted, after a powerful under-sea earthquake off Japan. The 7.3- magnitude quake sent thousands of people fleeing to safety. The tremor struck Japan's north- east region at the start of Friday rush hour, rattling nerves along the same coast still rebuilding from last year's devastation. Tsunami warnings issued all along the coastal communities, forcing residents to higher ground yet again. Train lines were halted, planes grounded... At this newsroom in Sendai, people scrambled as alerts of a tsunami came in. As recollections of the deadly March 2011 quake and tsunami are still fresh in everyone's mind. The waves were just three feet high this time, the warnings lifted within hours. But the tremor was a powerful reminder of the seismic threat Japan continues to face. The quake last year shifted the north-east coast. That tsunami swallowed entire communities, displaced tens of thousands. Today, the meteorological agency here said today's shaking was yet another aftershock of the one in 2011. The earthquake was so powerful, it rattled office buildings here in Tokyo, hundreds of miles away. The shaking measured a 5 out of 7 on the Japanese scale. The quake last year was a 6. Nerves definitely on edge in Japan. That lasted for a full minute, which is quite an enormously long time in an earthquake situation. Extraordinary, and very thankful that it wasn't as bad as what it could have been. Thank you, Deb. Stay with us. We'll have your weather and first sports news, next. And how did Warnie fare in the Big Bash? Roz Kelly has it all, next on Weekend Today.

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Good morning, Sydney. A few showers today. A top of 27 degrees. Looks like a grey old day coming up. Let's get some sports headlines now. Hey, Roz Kelly.Hello!Welcome back. Thank you. Good to be back. I've missed this comfy couch of comfort. Cracking start to the Big Bash last night - Aaron Finch has stolen the limelight in the season opener, smashing 111 from just 65 balls to lead the Renegades to an upset victory over Shane Warne's Melbourne Stars. Luke Wright says up the Stars' innings with a

Melbourne Stars. Luke Wright says
up the Stars' innings with a half- century. David Hussey's effort made a fan go head over heels. But that was nothing compared to Finch's blistering effort. That saw him bring up the first hundred of the competition.Beautiful timing from Finch! Four runs! Look at him go off! The Renegades' captain!It wasn't Warne's night - 0/41 from two overs and, dropping an easy catch from Faf du Plessis. In golf, Marcus Fraser holds a one- shot lead heading into the third round of the Australian Open in Sydney.

Adam Scott remains in the hunt, despite having a mixed day at the Lakes. He's five shots off the pace in a tie for 16, but still managed to produce some classy saves throughout the day. Englishman Justin Rose also found himself with a few tough lies. He's three shots back, after a one-over-par round of 73.

back, after a one-over-par round of
73. The Socceroos have one of their biggest wins in years, destroying Guam 9-0 in an East Asian Cup

qualifier in Hong Kong. Aaron Mooy and Michael Marrone both scored on debut. Back home in the A-League, Ange Postecoglou admits he got it wrong in the Melbourne Victory's 4- 2 loss to Adelaide.We take it as another poor experience, and move on.The result means Adelaide take top spot on the ladder. Quade Cooper will push forward with his boxing debut next year, despite signing on with the Wallabies for another two

another two years. Despite threatening to walk out on the code for rugby league, he penned an $800,000 deal to remain in rugby union. Just back on the cricket and Shane Warne - so much talk this week about whether he could make a return to test cricket. I'd like to know your thoughts. Send us a tweet or email. Is he up to it?He said he could, but not that he would. That's right. But Michael Clarke said he's been trying to convince him since he retired five years ago. Warnie would have to go back into Victorian cricket first. There's no way Warnie would do that. He'd want to be straight into the Aussie team. I love the cartoon of him during the week looking smooth, suave and trim with his old uniform saying, "I don't think I can fit into that." He's too fit now!I wonder if Liz would let him anyway!She seems to have him on a tight lead! Weekend weather now - time to say good morning to Emma Freedman. Hello, Em!Hello, Stevie and Sarah! We are on the Gold Coast this weekend, checking out all the wonderful theme parks ahead of the summer

wonderful theme parks ahead of the
summer holidays. This morning, we are starting off at Movie World. When I was a child, it was definitely my favourite theme park, and that's definitely the case for many kids around the country. Still today, you get to enjoy so many memorable movie experiences, but also meet some of your favourite characters - Hawk Girl, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash are here. The newest ride here at Movie World is the Justice League 3-D ride. We'll check it out. It's very keel, straight after we take a look at the weather.

Well, the Justice League 3-D ride is the first of its kind in the world. Basically, you are battling a world which is being invaded by aliens, using 3-D lasers. You go out in this rollercoaster, and you're with all your favourite Justice League characters. It cost $9 million to build. It's been open about three months. It is one of the most popular attractions nowadays at Movie World. These guys are gonna check it out. You'll be our road-testers all morning. Enjoy it, guys! See you back here in a little bit. Sarah and Steve, one of the scariest rides at Movie World. Look forward to checking it out. There's absolute outrage in the UK over the radio pair behind the prank call. We'll go back to London after the break. On a lighter note - how do you teach a dog to drive? Why would they drive? We're speaking to the man who's done it. That's coming up. (LAUGHTER) On Weekend Today.

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It was supposed to be all for laughs, but the royal phone call hoax has ended in tragedy, after the nurse who took the call committed suicide. Let's go back to Nine's Europe correspondent, Peter Stefanovic, who's outside the hospital. Pete, Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse whook who took her life - what do we know about her? She sounds like an inconsiderably accomplished nurse and mum.By all accounts, Sarah, she is a remarkable woman - a very caring and loving woman. Everybody here is absolutely shocked, and they cannot believe that she is gone. She is a mother of two, a married mother of two. She worked at the hospital behind me for four years, and she cared in that time for hundreds and hundreds of patients. Now, in the last few hours, her family have released a statement. In that statement, they say, ":

A short time after that, we also received a statement from the Royal College of Nurses. In their statement, they said:

That gives you a little bit of an idea of how much Jacintha was loved, and how much she will be missed. Just an awful story, Pete. Just to clarify, she was the nurse who initially took the phone call and put it through to the nurses' station. It does seem like there is absolute outrage right around the world, especially in the UK. I mean, how are people reacting there?Well, as you might expect, it is absolutely blanket media coverage at the moment. It is all over the television news channels. It's all over the radio. It's all over the newspaper websites. You can guarantee it'll be on the front pages of the newspapers here when they are released in a couple of hours time. You talk to people here on the streets, and people are really, really upset. They also are a little bit - well, they're a lot angry at the two DJs. When you ask people how they're feeling, they say, "This is the kind of story where you really feel sick, when you learn about the details of what's happened." All you really have to do, as well, to get an idea of how people are feeling, is have a look at the social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. I had a look a short time ago and saw some messages, and all that vitriol - there's a lot of anger out there directed towards those two DJs. One person wrote that they have blood on their hands, that those two DJs should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. That's just two messages that I read, and there are thousands and thousands of them out there - not just from here in Britain, but all around the world. We understand now that those two radio DJs have deleted their Twitter accounts and they won't be returning to work out of respect for the nurse. Peter Stefanovic, thank you very much for that update. Terrible story. We do appreciate your time this morning. Over to you, Steve. Thank you, Sarah. News, sport and weather are next on Weekend Today, and our own Rebel Wilson stars alongside Anna Kendrick in 'Pitch Perfect'. Richard has his review, shortly.

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Good morning. Welcome to Weekend Today. Time for the news now. Here's Deb Knight. Good morning. The British nurse who took the prank call from 2Day FM radio this week has been found dead in a building near the hospital. Jacintha Saldanha took the call from the pair, who were posing as the Queen and Prince Charles, asking for an update on the condition of the Duchess of Cambridge. Prince William was angry about the hoax, and is said to be furious at this morning's tragic turn of events. The mother of two had worked at the hospital for four years. She was an excellent nurse, and well-ermented and popular with all of her colleagues. -- well- respected and popular. We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital.Two ambulances responded to the Central London building, but weren't able to revive her. The Palace has declined to say whether Kate had any personal contact with the 46-year-old nurse. There is mounting pressure on Australia's 2Day FM to sack the two presenters behind the royal phone scandal. Mel Greig and Michael Christian are facing global outrage over the hoax. 2Day FM released a statement this morning saying the hosts won't return to the show until further notice, out of respect for what can only be described as a tragedy. The duo have closed their Twitter accounts, after a deluge of abusive tweets. 10 people have been killed in two horror car crashes overnight. In Queensland, five people died in a fiery collision on the Pacific Motorway at Coomera, just after midnight. Involved two vehicles and has resulted in multiple fatalities. Two vehicles have collided as a result of the collision, one of the vehicle has caught fire.Another five people were killed in a crash involving a car, believed to be driving on the wrong side of the Princes Highway, north of Geelong. Two others were taken to hospital. Warnings have now been lifted in Japan, after a strong under-sea earthquake triggered a 1m tsunami. Thousands ran for higher ground after a 7.3-magnitude tremor hit the north coast. It struck the same region that was devastated by last year's quake. There were fears it could trigger a tsunami as high as 2m. It's going to be a scorcher in Victoria today - a total fire ban has been declared across much of the state, with temperatures in the mid-to-high 30s forecast, combined with strong, hot winds. Residents are being urged to be on high alert. Do not be complacent about this. It'll be at your door. If you're not careful.Elvis the firefighter helicopter touched down in Melbourne yesterday, ahead of today's forecast soaring temperatures. Let's get a look at the sport now. Good morning, Roz. Thank you. The Central Coast Mariners are looking to regain top spot on the A-League ladder, when they face the Newcastle Jets

spot on the A-League ladder, when
they face the Newcastle Jets later tonight. Adelaide took over the competition lead last night, with the Reds destroying the Melbourne Victory 4-2 at Hindmarsh Stadium.

It's Adelaide's seventh win from 10 games so far this season. Shane Watson has confirmed he will drop down the batting order to number four in the Hobart test against Sri Lanka on Friday. Meantime, a cracking opener to the Big Bash - the melRenegades showing up Shane Warne's Melbourne Stars with an 8-wicket win.It's the first time we've played together for a long time. We started off in a similar vein last year and managed to get through to the semifinals.Aaron Finch was unstoppable, smashing 16 boundaries in a blistering 111, all coming from just 65 balls. Big names Adam Scott and Justin Rose remain in the hunt at the Australian Open. They are just a few shots off leader Marcus Fraser heading into today's third round. He's at six under, after a strong second round, and had a much better day than Liang Wen-Chong, who nearly ended up in the water as he was searching for a stray ball. In the AFL, Fremantle says it won't ruin Kurt Tippett's plans to play in Sydney. They insist they'll avoid the star forward in the upcoming draft, despite the possibility of a dream match-up with Matthew Pavlich in attack. And a bizarre way to get out for England batsman Alastair Cook. He was run out against India, lifting his bat as he tried to avoid the fielder's throw. It didn't rob him of too much time at the crease, though - by the time he was dismissed, he'd already made 100 90 runs.

dismissed, he'd already made 100 90
runs. We love any England misfortune - only six months and seven tests until the Ashes.Exciting! Thanks, Roz.We'll take it. Time for weekend weather now, with Emma Freedman.

Stevie, you might remember this from a little earlier in the year. Of course, you were at Disneyland in LA, and you had a bit of a go on this ride. I don't believe you were too happy with it. With weather, it's all fun and games until someone feels sick. Just to give you a recap of what I've been experiencing over the last month of weather - I've abseiled, I've rock- climbed, abseiled downwards and frontwards and backwards, which got me caught for three minutes. I've also done wheelies on the back of a sports motorcycle with a maniac, and jumped off a 3-storey building. Last week, I was swept off my feet at Bondi! So today is my day to get some revenge! I have volunteered my producer Alex...(LAUGHTER) To go on that special ride with her friend Batman.That's Alex on the left, by the way, folks. (LAUGHS) She's not loving me at all, straight after we take a look at the weather.(LAUGHTER)

Isolated showers and thunderstorms can be seen over tropical Queensland and the northern parts of the Northern Territory. More active inland. An area of thunderstorm activity is seen along a broad trough from central parts of WA through to the north-west of South Australia into the Bight. There is also a trough lying ahead of a cloud band crossing the southern districts of WA, which is associated with a cold front.

southern districts of WA, which is
associated with a cold front. Three, two, one...! Let's set the Batwing ride off. It is a 60m ride, this one.I'm frightened! (LAUGHTER) Let's see how Alex likes a taste of her own medicine...How cool is Batman?! No reaction.He's holding her hand. She's enjoying that. Ready, Al?!No!

It'll go at 64km/h, to keep you in suspense.Look at the poor little girl next to Batman. She's cooler than Alex is.This has got to go off any second now. Batman is looking very brave...(SCREAMS) (LAUGHTER)

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Yes! One to me! One to me! You know how that feels, Steve. It feels so good... It feels so good.Aww. Poor Alex. I actually felt her stomach go, then.They are the worst things. I hate those things. Tell you what's worse than doing it with Batman...(LAUGHS) Doing it with Richard Reid.Talk about squealing. You'd be deaf, too. He's got some nails, too.Stay with us - can police cut out violence on our streets? A zero-tolerance policy. That is coming up shortly. Up next - Richard Wilkins checks out the new film 'Pitch Perfect'. Does it hit the right notes? We'll find out, after the break.

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from a real flood claims call. (PHONE RINGS) Hey, Graeme.
It's Ray here from Apia. How you going?
Oh, not bad. Starting to almost feel
normal selves again. (LAUGHS)
Oh, well, that's good to hear. I just can't have
enough praise and admiration for what you've done for us. It's kept us
with our heads above water. Pardon that pun too.
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'Pitch Perfect' is the new film starring Anna Kendrick and our very own Rebel Wilson, trying to bring together two of the toughest genres - musical and comedy. Can this film hit the right notes? We find out in Richard Wilkins' movie of the Week. Welcome to Barton University. Here's your official rape whistle. Don't blow it unless it's actually happening. Any interest in joining our music group?Whenever you're ready, dude. Not a dude.We sing songs without any instruments. It's all from our mouths.Yikes. Sorry, I don't sing. You get the picture - the Bellas are looking for new members.You can sing! You have to join the Bellas.Yep, Beca gets enlisted, and she's good. # I'm bulletproof # Fire away # Fire You have a lovely voice.Thanks.So is Fat AAMI.What's her name?Fat AAMI.You call yourself Fat Amy? Yeah, so you don't do it behind my back.But the boys are going to be hard to beat.The bad boys of a cappella have just gotten badder! You girls are awesome. Ly horrible. I hate you. Kill yourselves.I must admit, I thought this film was going to be awful. It's actually better than OK - it's pretty funny. I am living with notes. But I am a survivor.This is horrible.Well, at least it's not herpes. Or do you have that as well?Anna Kendrick is delightful.There is nothing from this century on here. # I saw the sign It's not enough to be good. We have to be different.Our Rebel gets the lion's share of the laughs.I've just been shot!You guys are gonna get pitch-slapped so hard, your man boobs are gonna concave.No more wasting time with school or boyfriends. I will trust you add your own cardio.Don't put me down for cardio.What are you doing? Horizontal running.The music is pretty good too, especially the riff-offs.What's a riff-off? # You're so fine you blow my mind # Shorty get down, good Lord # I like the way you work it This remix is business.

Gee, Rebel Wilson is kicking some goals in Hollywood, isn't she? She's doing really well. Hope she doesn't typecast herself.Exactly. Like you on 'All Together Now'? You'll never live it down!I'm a method actor.She's really funny. I like her.I like to feel things... You should hear what goes on in the stories here. One of our top Air Force commanders has been given America's tall military honour. Find out about his incredible mission in Afghanistan.Up next - the Most Clicked items on the Net. Find out what happens when parents and kids switch roles.Did you finish your expense reports?Yes... No.You know This program is not captioned.

Good morning, Melbourne. You are in for a scorcher today - a top of 37 degrees. Thankfully, you'll see a late change. Time to take a look at the Most Clicked items on the Net. First up, check out what happens when kids and parents swap roles.

(MUSIC PLAYS) Did you finish your expense reports?Yes! No.You know you have a big meeting tomorrow.Sweetie, I'm almost done with this level. Don't "sweetie" me. Go to your office, now.Fine!

Don't "sweetie" me. Go to your
office, now.Fine! My turn now.It's always your turn. When do I get a turn?Stop it. Knock it off! If you don't stop hollering, I'll turn this car around and go home!

Sup? I'm here to pick up your ma. Mum! Your date's here.

I win! I win!What is that on your wrist?!It's nothing. Just a tattoo. Just a tattoo?!All the other kids are so much cooler than you are.I don't care.It's my body!Go upstairs right now!Fine! I hate you. Go to college already!Don't use that tone with me! Hey, buddy, what are you still doing up?I was just going to get some water.OK, but you have to go right to bed.Can I have some apple juice?Apple juice is just for kids. Hey, hon.Hi.I was wondering if I could go to a concert tonight. Who's going?It's just going to be five of us girls.Any boys?No.Are you sure?Yes.What's the band called?Radiohead.What's a radio? It's Radiohead..It might be dangerous. You're still not going.

It's Radiohead..It might be
dangerous. You're still not going. Beautiful.You know you're getting old when Radiohead is considered an old person's band.You're getting old when you put out your back brushing your teeth, which I did a couple of days ago.Poor Stevie. Poor old poppy.Next up - a pizza shop without much of an advertising budget. # When I get a serious cravinging # For something I want to eat # I need some cheese # Tomatoes and olives # And maybe even some meat # I need some pizza # Pizza # Every time I want that pizza # I go to David's Pizza. # David's Pizza. 209 477 26 77. Pizza!Am I the only one with a hankering for meat lovers right now?I want pizza now too.That was so bad it was good.He's got groove. Next up - our fast-action lifeboat designed for oil rigs goes through the test process.

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They should enter that in the fluking it, is it?Flying off the edge of jetties competition.That music makes everything look interesting. Coldplay just does. That was one big red vessel. This is the wiggles' world-famous big red car. It's up for auction. Karl gave it a test ride last month. He started the bidding himself with a $5,000 offer. The auction started last night. You can have a bit of a go too, if you're interested. VWBigRedCar.com.au. The bidding at the moment is at over $10,000. You would look seriously cool getting around town in those wheels.You would be the envy of every preschooler everywhere.If you don't want that, we'll let you know how to get a half-priced Lamborghini later in the show. Any suggestions for Most Clicked? Visit our Facebook page - facebook.com/IwakeupwithTODAY.The banks are making millions, literally every day, by delaying interest rate cuts. Look at this - that's how much they've made.Wow. WhoaTurning over.Since the RBA acted on Thursday. Gosh... More on that in our next hour.It's around about $61 every second, which mounts up to nearly $2 billion a year.The Commonwealth Bank employees, after their huge profits this year, all of their employees got salad tossers for Christmas. Wooden salad tossers.(LAUGHTER) Probably the nickname they use for their bosses as well!That's right! Michele Mahone has all the gossip from Hollywood. What's happening in Tinseltown, Michele?Supermodel Gisele is a mummy again. Stay tuned.

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# You light up my world like nobody else # The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed # The way you smile at the ground # It ain't hard to tell # You don't know # Oh-oh # You don't know you're beautiful Don't they make you swoon?Oh, Harry. He's my favourite. We have the perfect gift idea for all you One Direction fans out there - the Ultimate Directioner's Collector Boxes are now available. Valued at over $120, they are selling for just $49.99.If you want to pick one up, go to 1dworld.com.au to order yours today - just in time for Christmas. Wouldn't the girls love that?I like One Direction!So does Taylor Swift. Think that was her in the mosh pit there. Do you call it a mosh pit when it's One Direction?I think so. Is that old? We're old. Hollywood gossip now with Michele Mahone. Michele, Madonna seems to have reconciled things with her brother. What more can you tell us? Christopher Takone, her brother - they worked together for 25 years, then had a falling-out in 2008. He thought it would be a peach of an idea to write a tell-all book about his sister. Not so much. He said it took Madonna a while to get over it, but now, it's brought not only he and Madonna closer than ever, but the rest of his family. As a Southern woman, I can tell you nothing bonds a family like some gossip and a little backstabbing for good measure. It's great. Supermodel Gisele, and hubby Tom Brady, have welcomed a new addition to the family, just in time for the weekend gossip?They had a little baby girl, joining her brother Benjamin, who turns three this weekend. It is happy, happy, happy. They named her Vivian. She will be the most beautiful creature on the planet.Mm-hmm.Look at her mum and dad. Since it's happy news, I'll leave out the fact that Vivian was Julia Roberts' character's name in 'Pretty Woman', so she was named after a hooker in a movie.This is live, unfortunately.Boy George is in the firing line again. But it's not his fault. What's this about? Mexico elected a new President. Boy George said that the President was hot, and he hoped the politician would be good for the country, but it got translated to this... "The President of Mexico is a tyrant. Well, if that's true, Mexico needs good wishes." OK, Google Translate does a better job than that. Do they like use a decoder ring out of a cereal box?Must remind me never to use Google Translate again. Thank you, Michele. See you again shortly. Here are the top stories on Today.

The royal hoax ends in tragedy - the nurse at the centre of the Kate Middleton radio prank commits suicide. Outrage in London and Australia - we'll have reaction from the Palace, and the Aussie radio station behind the stunt. Operation Unite - police across the country launch a major crackdown on alcohol-fuelled violence. Will it make our streets safer? # They say me rolling # They're hating # Patrolling and trying to catch me riding dirty And the driving dog - a New Zealand animal expert tells us how he's trained a canine to take the wheel.

(MUSIC PLAYS) It is Saturday, December 8, 2012. If you're recovering from last night's Christmas party, do not adjust your screens. They were dogs behind the wheels of cars. Your mind is not playing tricks on you. We'll find out more, shortly. First, good morning to Deb Knight. The British nurse who a answered a prank call from Australian radio hosts this week has been found dead in a building near the hospital. The pair impersonating the Queen and Prince Charles to get details about the Duchess of Cambridge, who was being treated for severe morning sickness. We've got reporters in London and in Sydney covering this tragedy. First, to Nine's Europe correspondent Peter Stefanovic. Pete, what more can you tell us? There's been quite a reaction to this?Yeah, there sure has, Deb. It all happened this morning local time, when police and ambulance crews were called to an apartment that's just around the block from here, about 100m away. It's where nurses stay when they don't have to be working in the hospital behind me. A 46-year-old woman was unconscious, but after ambulance crews arrived, they tried to resuscitate her, but she simply wasn't responding. A short time after that, they unfortunately declared that she had died. Now, because of what's happened, because of her links to the hoax call, it's easy to draw those links, but we simply don't know what else might have happened to her, what other factors might have been at play. The hospital here says that she was not in any trouble, she was not facing any disciplinary action for the hoax call, and the chief executive of the hospital, only a few hours ago, spoke to the media out here. Here's a bit of what he had to say.Jacintha was a first- class nurse who cared dill jptly for hundreds of patients during her time with us. Everyone is shocked by the loss of a much-loved and valued colleague. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her family and her friends. Thank you. Now, Pete, the Palace has reacted too - Prince William is said to be very angry about this very tragic turn of events?That's right. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are devastated at what's happened, and in particular the Duke of Cambridge - he is said to be privately seething about the hoax call, more so than he was a couple of days ago. A few hours ago now, St James's Palace released a statement. In that statement, it says:

St James's Palace was also asked ifed if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were upset at any of the staff here who were involved in the prank call, and St James's Palace said absolutely not - quite the contrary. They in fact sympathise with the nurses, and even offered some support. It is so incredibly sad. Pete, we'll check in again in the next 10 minutes. There has been a global backlash against the 2Day FM presenters behind this hoax. Let's cross now to Nine's Amelia Ballinger, outside the station in Sydney. Amelia, how has the radio station responded this morning?Deb, the station is yet to acknowledge Jacintha Saldanha's death on air, but they did release a statement earlier this morning. The statement says they are deeply saddened by the tragic news:

We've already seen some listener backlash, Deb. Many are taking to social media to express their anger at this. Some even saying these presenters have blood on their hands. No doubt we'll see more reaction here in Australia as the day goes on. Deb.We'll leave it there. Thank you. If you or your family need any help, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. Police are urging drivers to slow down, after two horror crashes claimed 10 lives overnight. In Victoria, five people were killed in a 2-car crash on the Princes Freeway, north of Geelong.Shortly after 1:00 this morning, police received calls of a vehicle travelling at excessive speed on the wrong side of the freeway towards Geelong.Another five people died on the Gold Coast, when two cars crashed on the Pacific Motorway at Coomera just after midnight. One of the cars burst into flames on impact. Sirens have sounded along Japan's north coast, after an under-sea earthquake triggered a small tsunami. Buildings shook for several minutes in Tokyo, after the 7.3-magnitude tremor. The quake hit in the same region as last year's tsunami, which killed more than 19,000 people. All warnings have now been cancelled. Victoria is bracing for a hot day ahead, and residents are urged to be on high alert. A total fire ban has been declared across much of the state, with temperatures in the mid-to-high 30s forecast, combine would strong, very hot winds. Elvis the firefighter helicopter touched down in Melbourne yesterday, ahead of today's soaring temperatures. Please stay cool today. Let's get all the sport now with Roz. Thank you, Deb. Shane Warne has been shown up in the opening Big Bash. Aaron Finch stole the limelight, smashing 111

Bash. Aaron Finch stole the
limelight, smashing 111 from just 65 balls. The Renegades had an upset victory over Warne's Melbourne Stars. Luke Wright set up the Stars' innings with a half- century, while David Hussey's effort made a fan go head over heels. That was nothing compared to Finch's blistering knock that saw him bring up the first hundred of the competition.Beautiful timing from Finch! Four runs! Look at him go off! The Renegades' captain! Certainly wasn't Warne's night - 0/41 from two overs, and dropping an easy catch from Faf du Plessis. Marcus Fraser holds a one-shot lead heading into the third round of the Australian Open in Sydney today.

Adam Scott remains in the hunt, despite having a mixed day at the Lakes. He's five shots off the pace in a tie for 16, but still managed to produce some classy saves throughout the day. Englishman Justin Rose also found himself with a few tough lies. He's three shots back, after a one-over-par round of 73. The Socceroos destroyed Guam 9-0 in an East Asian Cup qualifier in Hong Kong. Aaron Mooy and Michael Marrone both scored on debut. Back home in the A-League, Ange Postecoglou admit he got it very wrong in the Melbourne Victory's 4- 2 loss to Adelaide.We take it as another poor experience, and move on.The result means Adelaide take top spot on the ladder.

on.The result means Adelaide take
top spot on the ladder. And Quade Cooper will push forward with his boxing debut next year, despite signing on with the Wallabies for another two years. He was threatening to walk out on the code for rugby league, but has penned an $800,000 deal to stay in rugby union. Plenty more sport coming up in the next half-hour, including interesting results on a player survey about cricketers' priorities. Guys.Thanks, Roz. Let's get some weather now, with Emma Freedman. Emma, are you still torturing your poor weather producer?No, but now I get to have the fun at the White Christmas Magical Event happening in the lead-up Christmas - only 17 sleeps. Basically, a giant parade with some of your favourite characters, like... Santa, who has joined us this morning, and also Bugs Bunny, who is dressed up for the occasion, complete with snow and over 1 million fairy lights. We'll take a look at the weather and see what's happening at your place today.

80 fun characters taking part in the White Christmas Magical Event. Also, as I mentioned, all these fairy lights, which has taken a lot of work to get up and go. We have to go, to take you to Wet'n'Wild for the next theme park of our weekend. Thank you. Let's go back to Nine's Europe correspondent Peter Stefanovic, live in London, with more on the nurse at the centre of the prank call who has taken her own life. Jacintha Saldanha - what do we know about her? She sounds like a very accomplished nurse, and a mum, Pete?Yeah, by all accounts a remarkable woman - a loving, caring woman. 46 years old. A married mother of two boys. She worked at this hospital for four years. In that time, she treated and cared for hundreds and hundreds of patients. A short time ago, a statement was released from her family. In that that statement, it says:

Shortly after that, we received another statement from the Royal College of Nurses:

That gives you some idea as to the hurt people are feeling here at the moment.This is a phone hoax that's gone terribly, tragically wrong. It seems like there's absolute outrage all around the world, but especially in the UK?Yeah, and it's blanket media coverage here at the moment. It's all over the television news channels. It's all over the radio stations. It's all over the newspaper websites. You can be guaranteed that it'll be front page of the newspapers when they are released in a few hours time. You walk around and talk to people here at the moment, and they feel sickened by what's happened, on top of being incredibly sad as well. To get a real good picture of how people are feeling in the broader community, all you need to do is have a look at the social- networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. There is so much anger and vitriol out there aimed towards the two Australian DJs. One person, I saw, had said that they've got blood on their hands now. Another message said that they should be absolutely ashamed of themselves, the two DJs. That is just two messages that I've read on Twitter over the past hour or two, and there are hundreds and hundreds of messages just like that, written from people not just here in the United Kingdom, but from people all over the world.Alright. Thank you very much, Peter Stefanovic. More from you in the next hour. Over to you, Deb. Stevie, thank you. An Australian Air Force officer who led a multinational base in Afghanistan has been awarded one of the top US military honours. The United States' Bronze Star Medal. Wing Commander Andrew Lancaster joins us now from Brisbane. Thank you for joining us this morning. This is such an honour for you - an impressive and rare accolade to be awarded to an Australian?Yes, Deb. I'm absolutely humbled and feel very privileged to have been given the award. I think it's certainly worth mentioning that, behind any award, there is always a story, and my story is certainly one of teamwork, and it's one of having the great privilege of working with some extremely professional and dedicated individuals, both from Australia and also from America. You are very humble, like a lot of soldiers are, but the Bronze Star is a nedal for acts of bravery in a hostile environment. Describe to us what led to you receiving this award.Yeah, I should correct you there - it's actually an award for meritorious service. What I actually achieved - the reason I was awarded the Bronze Star was for being chief of staff of the combined team Oruzgan brigade, and in particular being the commanding officer of the headquarters organising the day-to-day activity of what occurred over in Oruzgan. It was a tough assignment - you spent nine months at an Air Force base in Tarin Kowt in Afghanistan, where there were a lot of lives lost from your fellow soldiers. How did this deployment compare to other times when you've been in the field?Deb, yes, it was an exceedingly intense period, a very, very trying time. You're quite correct - during the just-over-9- month period, we lost 14 coalition service MP during that period who were based at Tarin Kowt. It is very, very difficult to describe what that means, only to say that it is a sense of team, and that the team has lost a member. It doesn't matter that you may well not have known the individual directly, but you still - the emotion is still just as raw. It is very difficult to describe what that feels, unless you have been part of it.A lot of the attacks came from the Afghan soldiers who you were there to train. How is morale amongst the soldiers on the ground?The morale, I have to admit - the green-on-blue incidents are extremely trying, and it certainly was a very test of the professionalism, the tenacity and the moral fortitude of our soldiers. It was an absolute privilege to see how they reacted afterwards. To pick themselves up. To continue with the mission. And to fight through.You and the diggers have, and continue to do, a tremendous job. We congratulate you on the award. Well done. A very good honour for you.Thank you very much, Deb. Thank you.Sarah. Certainly is. Thanks, Deb. With the silly season upon us, police are cracking down on alcohol-related violence, launching the nationwide campaign Operation Unite last night. Joining nous is NSW Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas, and Victorian assistant commissioner Luke Cornelius. Assistant commissioner, I might start with you. Melbourne's party hot spots were saturated with more than 500 extra police last night. Tell us - were people well-behaved?Yeah, good morning, Sarah. Look, by and large, the people of Melbourne were well-behaved. We had 550 officers on last night, visited over 350 licences premises, and arrested about 77 people. 13 assaults. These are numbers which with del down for a normal Friday night in Melbourne. So generally, we're very happy with the community in Melbourne and their behaviour last night.This is only a 2-night blitz. Do you think it's enough to enact long-lasting change on nights out?Look, one of the key reasons behind holding Operation Unite in the lead-up to Christmas is to set our expectations with the community and encourage them to work with us in doing the right thing. So we deployed relatively early last night, set our expectations and set the tone with the community early on, and they worked with us to give us a relatively quiet night for what was a very warm night down here in Melbourne.Seems like a good result. Thank you. Let's go to NSW Deputy Commissioner Kaldas now. Mr Kaldas, police stats show that alcohol-related assaults have dropped about 14% in the past year. What do you think is behind the reduction?It's difficult to pin it down to one particular issue, but it's also important to note that the problem has not gone away. We still arrested 273 people last night. We laid 480 charges. We had over 1,300 police out and about specifically across the state for Operation Unite. While the numbers are down and it's please pleasing, we can't rest on our loll laurels. I agree with everything Luke said, but I would also add - I guess in the battle for us, it's to try and change the drinking culture to get young people in particular to move away from binge-drinking, to a point where they plan their night, they know what they're doing, they have a few drinks, enjoy themselves, and get home safely. We don't want to stop people from having a drink, we simply want them to be sensible about what they do.On another issue, NSW Police have been rocked this week by the tragic death of colleague Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson. We understand now that, as a duty officer, he wasn't carrying a gun or a Taser. Is enough being done to keep our front-line police safe?This was an absolute tragedy, and I'm not in a position to comment about what actually transpired that scene, but I think there is an enormous amount of training and exercising that goes on in preparing our police and equipping them to cope with all sorts of really wide ranges of dangerous situations that they face day in and day out. What happened with Bryson Anderson is just dreadful, obviously. We all knew him, and I can't think of a more tenacious detective who was incredibly ethical in everything he did. But we need to wait until the investigation has concluded. The matter will obviously go to court, and all will be revealed as we go along.He received a text message from a police officer a couple of days ago saying he was going to go home and hug his wife and kids extra tight after the death of Inspector Anderson. Does it reiterate, though, the pressures and dangers that police do face on the job?I think, across the country, really, when police put on their uniform every morning and go out, they don't really know what it is they're going to face that day, but they're certainly entitled to feel comfort in knowing they're going to come home that night safely to their family. We do everything we possibly can to make sure that happens.NSW Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas and Victoria Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius, thank you both for joining us this morning. We do appreciate it.Thank you.Over to you, Steve. How do you teach a dog to drive? Sounds like a gag, but it's not. We'll speak to the man who's done it, in three minutes time. Generally when you think of an RSL, you think of chicken parma. But they're undergoing renovations to attract more women. Airlie Walsh has the story. They say a change is as good as a holiday, and this certainly has the makings of one.

You're looking at the changing face of clubs, pubs and RSLs across Australia.This club has been really, really good to us ladies. Schnitzels and beers are being replaced with facials and high teas, as the traditional boys' clubs embrace their feminine side.High tea is always nice. It's nice to have somewhere local and close to home to go.Clubs, like the original tradesman's club Tradies in Sydney's south, are undergoing multimillion-dollar renovations, bringing in day spas and soft lighting.Our bathrooms are tailored towards females. We use different brands of moisturiser for them.It's not just for the blokes? I don't see many here at the moment!And they're swapping dart boards for dancing at Cairnlea heights RSL in the west. What do I need to know?(LAUGHTER)

Seems easy enough...

What do the blokes think? Do they ever swing past the class and peek in?We've had a few come in and try it, but they never come back! I don't know whether it's because they're outnumbered, or it's just not their scene.If you're like 79- year-old George here, well, it's kind of like shooting fish in a barrel. Keeps you fit?Better believe it. This is my aerobics workout.It's not just on the dance floor that women are making their mark, with the number of females making up almost 20% of clubs' CEOs. And this number is growing annually. There are over 10 million memberships across Australia. When you look at the fastest demographic or part of that membership in terms of growth, I'm really pleased to say it happens to be women.But how do the fellas feel? Do you think it is unusual to find that women are coming here not just for a schnitzel and a beer, but you can come here and get a facial as well? My word! I mean, alright, do that. If you're going out in the evening, have a drink, then away you go home. As far as they're concerned, I'm one of the girls.For some of us, there's no reason you can't have the best of both worlds. This is what women want!

A parmie and a pedicure - what more could one woman want? Driving dogs - it's really going to happen. In two days, a dog will get behind the wheel and hit the open road in New Zealand. The man behind it all is animal trainer Mark Vette, who joins us now, along with one of his clever dogs, Monty. Mark, a very good morning to you. We struggled here trying to teach people how to drive. What made you want to teach doggies how to drive?Morning, Steve. The project came about to help adopt dogs out of the SPCA. The whole principle behind it is to teach that people that rescue dogs are just as, or more intelligent, than your average dog. If you want to get a dog, don't buy a $1,500 puppy-mill dog, get one from the SPCA.It's a beautiful story, and message. How did you choose the particular doggies who are going to try to drive?Monty was one of the team here, and we basically chose three dogs out of six that they offered us up. It's just a cross- section of what was there. As you can see with Monty, he's a cross, a bit of a mutt, bought dude. He's one of the three, and has done a fantastic job - you can see him turning the wheel, going around the corner now. He's got his feet on the wheel, his foot on the accelerator, now the brake, now he's turning the corner... He's a goer. He's the hoon of the club. (LAUGHS) He sits on the accelerator a bit too hard, and so he's going to change gear for you in a minute. But he's a real dude, and they've all got their own characters, the three of them are all different, and they've got their own driving style. Port is a calm, relaxed, cool dude. Jenny, the female, the young spunky female who does her bit in the Mini. Pretty cool.Monty has a bit of a lead paw.He's going to change gear whenever we ask him. He's changing gear, and back on the accelerator, steering the car. I might have lost you there. We'll just carry on. (LAUGHS) Monty driving down the highway now, his foot on the accelerator, - it might be time to change gear. Slip it into super-drive now. Here he goes! And he's off. His foot on the accelerator, and he's down and he's going to do a corner here, coming around the 180-degree corner now! There he goes! Look out! And he's down. We're going to clean up these Australians in the dog race!Mate, you're putting these dogs to the test on Monday night. What's the challenge all about? I don't know if you've got me or not. Can you hear me there?Have you got sound? We might have lost Mark. We'll come back after the break and find out more about Monty the hoon, and all of the other dogs there. Looks like they're having an absolute ball. There'd be particular dogs that wouldn't be able to drive.I don't think you'd be chihuahua in there. Or a shih tzu.A little hard to reach the pedal, unless they're on about five phone books.I think we're going to go back to our doggie man now. Are you there? Hello, Mark. Good morning. Can you hear us? Looks like we've lost him. We'll take a break. We've got news, sport and weather next as well. How do the banks get away with delaying the interest rate cut? Look at the number on your screen roth right now. That's how much money they've made just since the RBA slashed rates on Tuesday. Astronomical. More on that story ahead on Weekend Today.

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Quickly cross back to New Zealand and Mark Vette, who's teaching dogs how to drive. Mark, a very good morning to you. Thanks for sticking with us. Can you quickly tell us - how do you teach the dogs to do this?It's all based around target training and the use of a clicker, and basically you'll see the targets here that Monty is touching - when he touches that target, that's his brake target. He gets a click and a reward from Marie, who's training him there. Same thing on the gear stick - when he does that, he gets another click and reward. It's about touch-target and clicker training - it's reward- based. They love doing it, as you can see, and Monty is a master at it, of course.Alright, mate. Very good luck to you. You've got a challenge live on air Monday night in New Zealand. We'll have you on the Today show Tuesday morning to see how you fared. Thank you very much. Good luck to you.You bet. See you there.What happens if they see a cat when they're downing down the road?Or a lamppost.Or a tree? News time now. Hi, Deb. Good morning. Make news - Prince William is said to be furious after the death of a British nurse who answered a prank call from two Australian radioio hosts. Scotland Yard is calling the death unexplained, but the mother of two is believed to have committed suicide. Jacintha Saldanha transferred the call from the pair, who were posing as the Queen and Prince Charles, to the nurse treating the Duchess of Cambridge for severe morning sickness.She was an excellent nurse, and well- respected and popular with all of her colleagues. We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital.Many Londoners have been quick to blame the radio hosts.I would say that the people in communications industry should very seriously look at themselve snooze. I think these radio presenters are so irresponsible. They should definitely be sanctioned.I hope that the Australian people that did it find out about it and so they can feel bad.The Palace has declined to say whether Kate had any personal contact with the 46- year-old nurse. There is mounting pressure on Australia's 2Day FM to sack the two presenters behind the royal phone scandal. Mel Greig and Michael Christian are facing global outrage over the hoax. 2Day FM released a statement this morning, saying the hosts will not return to the show until further notice out of respect for what can only be described as a tragedy. The duo have closed their Twitter accounts, after a deluge of abusive tweets. Police are urging drivers to slow down over the festive season, after two car crashes claimed the lives of 10 people overnight. In Queensland, five people were killed in a fiery collision on the Pacific Motorway at Coomera, just after midnight.The accident has involved two vehicles. It has resulted in multiple fatalities. Two vehicles have collided. As a result of the collision, one of the vehicles has caught fire.Another five people were killed in a crash involving a car, believed to be driving on the wrong side of the Princes Freeway, north of Geelong. Hundreds of extra police and the riot squad have targeted capital- city hot spots overnight, targeting alcohol-fuelled violence during Operation Unite. The police crackdown across the country resulting in thousands of arrests for drunken behaviour. Paramedics were also kept busy, as revellers got out of control, and party-goers are warned that police will be out in force again tonight. A millionaire bachelor in San Diego literally knows how to put himself out there - real estate mogul Mark Pascin bought a billboard on a busy road with a simple message - "all I want for Christmas is a Latina girlfriend."It's tasteless, it objectifies women because it presents them as gifts, as objects, and Latina women are much more than that.I think it's cool. I like it. I would call him.Pascin has not shied away from publicity all the past, either - last year, he was on the show 'Secret Millionaire'. Let's get a look at sport now with Roz. Good morning. The Central Coast Mariners are looking to regain stop spot on the A-League ladder, when they face the Newcastle Jets tonight. They surrendered their place to Adelaide, with the Reds beating the Melbourne Victory 4-2

Victory 4-2 at Hindmarsh Stadium.

It's the Reds' seventh win from 10 games so far this season. In cricket, Shane Watson has confirmed he will drop down the Australian batting order to number four in the Hobart test against Sri Lanka. Meantime, the Big Bash began last night, and in the cross-city match, the Melbourne Stars went down to the Renegades by eight wickets. It's the first time we've played together for a long time. We started off in a similar vein last year and managed to get through to the semifinals.Aaron Finch was unstoppable against the Stars, smashing 16 boundaries in a blistering 111. It all came from just 65 balls. The big stars, Adam Scott and Justin Rose, remain in the hunt at the Australian Open. They are just a few shots off the pace being set by Marcus Fraser. He's at six under, after a strong second round, and had a much better day than Liang Wen-Chong, who nearly ended up in the water as he was trying to search for a stray ball. We've all been there. In AFL, Fremantle says it won't ruin Kurt Tippett's hopes to play in Sydney. They insist they'll avoid the star forward in the upcoming draft, despite the possibility of a dream match-up with Matthew Pavlich in attack. And a bizarre way to get out for England batsman Alastair Cook - he was run out against India, lifting his bat as he tried to avoid the fielder's throw. It didn't rob him of too much time as the crease, because he had already racked up 100 90 runs.

because he had already racked up
100 90 runs. But that is remarkable. -- 190 runs. The results are in from the Australian cricket association - they survey players on what's more important to them - earning millions of dollars in the Indian Premier League, or playing test cricket. About 70% said test cricket.Aww.Mm.Do what you love, love what you do, Roz.That's right. And the other people tell the truth. (LAUGHTER) Coming up - these luxury cars are normally worth a small fortune. In seven minutes time, we'll tell you how you can pick up one of these beauties for less than half their usual price.Do you get to drive one?Mmm, I've put my back out so I don't think I'll be able to get into it.I'll give it a go!Done! Weather now, with Emma Freedman. Sarah and Steve have moved over to Australia's biggest and greatest water park, in Wet'n'Wild. We are checking out all the theme parks over the course of the weekend in preparation for the summer holidays. Over 30 attractions at Wet'n'Wild. This is one of the most iconic - the wave pool. I love this - you can catch a few waibs in the safety of the pool with the watchful eyes of the lifeguards watching over the children as well, so the parents can have a nice time sitting on the banana lounges over there. We'll see what's happening at your place today:

Kids having an absolute ball in the wave pool this morning - over 3 million litres of water here. The water is a beautiful temperature as well, so they can play all day. Plenty of other attractions to check out, though, at Wet'n'Wild. Yesterday, I got to have a go on what they call the contributacide. We'll show you that in the next half-hour. That will be a big one. The banks are making millions every day by delaying the interest rate cut. More on that after the break. That's depressing. My bank account is going the other way. And how old should kids be before they're left home alone? That's coming up, on Weekend Today.

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# Baby I got your money The big four banks have announced they're passing on the RBA cut, but not all of it - they're also delaying the cut. Personal finance publisher at homefinder.com.au, Jeremy Cabral, joins us now to break it down. Jeremy, very good morning to you. Now, the banks are making a lot of money by delaying on this cut. Just how much?Look, mate, every single day they don't pass on that cut and they don't make that commitment to pass it on the everyday Australian, they're making over $6 million.We've got a clock here to show you exactly how this tics over. It works out at around $61 a second. You can understand why they are delaying this cut. But is it fair to people? I think it's not fair - every single time we have these cash-rate announcements, the banks are using it to their advantage and taking a little bit longer than they should at passing that r