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(generated from captions) very early tomorrow - around 3:00 or 4:00am - along with some strong winds along the coast, up to 60km/h. We're in for a mostly overcast Christmas in Sydney, with isolated showers most likely in the morning, a cool top of 23 degrees. Overnight, 20 degrees.

Boxing Day - we are still expecting a slightly bumpy start to the Sydney to Hobart, with showers and strong winds. The threat of showers for most of the week - 27 degrees on Friday, 26 on Saturday.

Georgie, rain or shine, hopefully a very happy Christmas.

Georgie, rain or shine, hopefully a
very happy Christmas. Indeed. Merry Christmas to you, Sylvia. That is Nine News for this Christmas Eve. I'm Georgie Gardner. I hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas. Thanks for being with us. Goodnight. Supertext captions by Red Bee Media - www.redbeemedia.com.au.

Tonig
latest from the WIN Newsroom. Tonight An elderly woman dies after a crash at Wollongong The last minute rush to get ready for Christmas And one of the best G
presents any mother could ask for It
Good evening I' m Kerryn Johnston, It' s been a tragic lead-up to Chris been a tragic lead-up to elderl
Christmas for the family of an elderly woman who has died hoderly woman who has died in hospita elderly woman who has died in hospital following a car crash in Wollongong. The holiday road toll now stands at two. Police are pleading for motorists to take o motorists to take care o pleading for motorists to take care on the state' s roads, and make
on the state' s roads, and make sure T
they make it home for Christmas. Traffic at a stand still on a Wo still on a busy Wo Traffic at a stand still on a busy Wollongong highway - A two car collision involving six elderly people. "A white camry was turning right from old Mount Ousley ont from old Mount Ousley Road ont right from old Mount Ousley Road collid
onto Mount Ousley Road when it collided with a white falcon was d with a white falcon that was collided with a white falcon that was coming down Mount Ousley as coming down Mount Ousley road."
was coming down Mount Ousley road." The seventy-nine year-old and year-old woman and The seventy-nine year-old woman and her eighty year-old husband were passengers in the Camry, when it collided with the Falcon. The woman was rushed to Wollongong Hospital, but she tragically died. Her elderly husband suffered suspected spinal fractures. "Unfortunately a 79 year "Unfortunately a 79 passe
year old passenger in the camry passed away as a result of the
collision." The seventy three year suffere
suffered
old male driver of the Camry suffered facial injuries, while s suffered facial injuries, while his seventy four year old wife escaped unharmed. The driver of other car - a of other car - a seventy three year old man and his Meanwh
wife suffered minor injuries. underwa
Meanwhile an investigation is underway into how two o teenagers underway into how two teenagers were struck by a police car at Nowra. An officer was on his way to a ar way to a brawl ar officer was on his way to a brawl around nine-forty five last night, when it' s claimed the two fifteen ye ed the two fifteen They
year-olds ran out onto the road. They remain in Shoalhaven wi main in Shoalhaven Hospital wi They remain in Shoalhaven Hospital with minor injuries. Any witnesses f
to either incident is urged to come forward. Double demerits are in for s are in force until midnight on January until midnight on January 0 0
force until midnight on January four to
. Until then police will continue to saturate the roads as part Oper rate the roads as part of Oper to saturate the roads as part of Operation Safe Arrival. "You don' t drink and drive there is
don' t drink and drive there is high penalties for that and at and probably penalties for that and probably the worst penalty of all is it causepenalty of all is it can cause worst penalty of all is it can Ja
cause death to someone." Melissa Jaros, WIN News A forty-three year-old Molong
A forty-three year-old Molong man ch
charged
will spend Christmas behind bars, charged over the stabbing of peopd over the stabbing of two peop charged over the stabbing of two the
people in Orange. It' s also alleged the man held up a Caltex service station at the intersection of Summer and Hill Streets, threatening a female employee with a lo a female employee with a steering lock on December fourteen. follow December fourteen. The follow lock on December fourteen. The following day, police found a fifty-two year-old woman with a

fifty-two year-old woman with a stab wound to her neck and a fifty-five year-old man with a facial wound a ith a facial wound at a year-old man with a facial wound at a Spring Street home. Both were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Molong njuries. The Molong life-threatening injuries. The Sh
Molong man has been refused bail Shoppers queued for hours and car parks were filled to to capacity parks were filled to capacity across the state in the last retail b the state in the last retail hours before Christmas day. fore Christmas day. Retailers
worked
before Christmas day. Retailers have worked around the clock today tho around the clock today as tho worked around the clock today as pro
thousands hunted for the freshest produce and the perfect gifts. Thoduce and the perfect gifts. There' s a lot to do the day C the day before C Christmas.
There' s a lot to do the day before Christmas. " Balmain bugs, lots
Christmas. " Balmain bugs, lots of them and lots of prawns." At Hareld lots of prawns." At Harely and John' s Seafood staff prepped from two this morning. ho two this morning. Six ho prepped from two this morning. Six hours later a line one hundred and fifty metres deep formed outside the front door. "It' s seafood, its an Aussie Christmas, it' s what you n , it' s what you need." "We want our seafood very fresh and this is as fresh as can his is as fresh as it can fresh and this is as fresh as it can be." Around five tonnes praw ve tonnes of praw can be." Around five tonnes of t
prawns have been sold here and over twenty-four thousand oysters. "I always like the bugs I think they are e the bugs I think they lobster
are good value for money, the lobsters fly out the door and o s fly out the door and every o lobsters fly out the door and every one wants prawns." Close to two tho rawns." Close to two thousand hams were purchased at Liesu urchased at Liesure coast fruit and deli - "Allure coast fruit and deli - "All Liesure coast fruit and deli - o
"All the Christmas hams are rushing out the door, you' ve also got yo e door, you' ve also got all yo out the door, you' ve also got all your fresh sliced meats, pror fresh sliced meats, salami proch prochiutto
your fresh sliced meats, salami prochiutto and ham." +w sour tto and ham." +w Cherries sour sourced
prochiutto and ham." +w Cherries sourced from Orange are a dessert fav Orange are a dessert favourite. " There has been a
favourite. " There has been a good winter and a good spring and h d a good spring and there h winter and a good spring and there has been no blemish to them, very very nice. " For those who couldn' t afford their own Christmas cheer - rd their own Christmas cheer - police were on hand to donate toys "Unfort
to disadvantaged children. "Unfortunately, there is an o ely, there is an element o "Unfortunately, there is an element of this community that is impoverished. I know that unemployment and social t and social issues unemployment and social issues cause a lot of families a lot of s p es a lot of strain, p a lot of families a lot of strain, particularly in the christmas
particularly in the christmas time." The gift of giving continued, but for some shoppers, just in just in the for some shoppers, just in the nick of time. "What gifts have you got left to buy? For the little one actu little one actually, lego ." "I' ve taken th taken the grand kids out to let them s out to let them pick s something."
the grand kids out to let them pick something." " You better not pout, I' m telling you why, oh
pout, I' m telling you why, oh santa clause is coming to town." lon oming to town." Not lon clause is coming to town." Not long now. Natassia Apolloni, WIN News.

ove
overseas,
For Australian troops posted overseas, the holiday season can be a lonely time. If you' re a parent serving in the armed forces, it b armed forces, it can b serving in the armed forces, it can be even more challenging. WIN News has been given a special chance to sit in with some Canberra children, a children, as they spoke with their Mum bef poke with their Mum just bef as they spoke with their Mum just Mumm
before Christmas. Hi Mum. Hi Mummy. It' s something most children get to say every day, but fo y day, but wit
for Jack and Riley Willis talking Colon
with Mum is a much harder task. Colonel Natasha Fox is based at the Al Minhad Air Base in the United Ar Minhad Air Base in the United Christm
Arab Emirates, and will spend Christmas in the Middle East. For me it' s difficult to be away from my family any time of the year, t amily any time of the year, but t this
my family any time of the year, but this time it' s obviously spec ' s obviously pretty spec this time it' s obviously pretty special, missing the kids and missing Christmas. +w Natasha' s husband Andrew also serves in Navand Andrew also serves in the Nav Navy.
husband Andrew also serves in the chil
children
Navy. They both speak with their children regularly, no matter t no matter where t children regularly, no matter where they are in the world. At this time o are in the world. At this time of year, the catch ups are extra im year, the catch ups are extra important, even if they' re just to assure Mum that Santa will be able to find the boys while they' re on ho nd the boys while they' re on holiday. to find the boys while they' re on holiday. NATASHA: How' s Santa going to find you? Did you write a letter to tell him that you' ll be re
in Brisbane? RILEY: No! No! I have reindeer food and Santa can Santa can hear
reindeer food and Santa can hear you and see you! +w Natasha says the to
support from back home means a lot to the soldiers as they Chr they celebrate Chr to the soldiers as they celebrate ev
Christmas on the base. Thanks to everyone in Canberra who goodwone in Canberra who sent goodwil everyone in Canberra who sent goodwill packages to all of us over h us over here. It is greatly appreciated and we really value the time and effort And
that people and schools go to. +w
And she shouldn' t worry, apparently Santa visits the Middle East as well dle East as NA
NATASHA:
well. RILEY: Have you been good? NATASHA: Mummy' s been very good. RILEY: Then he' ll give you presents. +w Luke Dufficy, WIN Luke Dufficy, WIN News presents. +w Luke Dufficy, WIN News The State Emergency Service urg te Emergency Service is urg urging
The State Emergency Service is urging residents across New South Wales and the ACT to prepare sales and the ACT to prepare for stor Wales and the ACT to prepare for storms over Christmas. A severe thunderstorm warning is in rstorm warning is in place
thunderstorm warning is in place for Canberra, the Snowy Mountains, Illawarra, Central West and Riverina regions. While they' re preparing their homes for Christmas, it' als ristmas, it' s als their homes for Christmas, it' s also a perfect opportunity to prepare pportunity to M
prepare the homes for Storm season. Make sure they put anything aro y put anything loose aro Make sure they put anything loose around the home, make sure it' s secu t' s secure, trim any branches and make su d make sure their gutters and downpipes

sure their gutters and downpipes are clear. It' s likely the storms m
will hit tonight and early tomorrow morning. The forecast after Chrning. The forecast after We'
Christmas Day is looking clearer. late
We' ll have full weather details M
later in the bulletin. Meanwhile, Muggy, and windy weather k weather conditions k Muggy, and windy weather conditions kept the Rural Fire Service on Despit
standby today in the Riverina. Despite the storm warning, a fi the storm warning, a total fi Despite the storm warning, a total fire ban is in place and the RFS is r nd the RFS is reminding residents to be on alert and report any fires to triple
and report any fires to triple zero. praised
. Three Police officers are being praised for their bravery after rescuing an elderly couple from a burning house at Cootamundra. The home was destroyed in the blaze, which was the sixth in the town as he sixth in the town in as which was the sixth in the town in An
as many weeks. A home destroyed. An elderly couple lucky to be alive. evening,
Just before six on Saturday evening, Cootamundra Police call Cootamundra Police were call evening, Cootamundra Police were A
called to this house on Hay Street. As they approached the front th the front door, th As they approached the front door, there was an explosion. Police residence
then opened the door to the residence, noticed that the rear of the residence was well ene residence was well alight, engulf the residence was well alight,
pushed
engulfed by flames and smoke. They pushed ahead, dragging a man and wom ng a man and women to safety. To know thmen to safety. To know that there women to safety. To know that there was an explosion inside the residence and open the door and t en the door and see t residence and open the door and see the flames and still go inside down the hallway towards the flames rem towards the flames to rem the hallway towards the flames to remove the two occupants is a very brve the two occupants is a very brave act. The three officers and t ct. The three officers and
Hospital
the couple were taken to Cootamundra inh
inhalation.
Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. They' ve since releaation. They' ve since been relea released.
inhalation. They' ve since been released. It took crews more than
released. It took crews more than an hour to contain the blaze. An investigation into the cause is underway. The fire is the sixth re is the sixth underway. The fire is the sixth in Cootamundra in as many weeks whi in as many weeks and whi Cootamundra in as many weeks and su
while this one is being treated as suspicious, Police say in cases olice say in other cases suspicious, Police say in other cases a working smoke alarm has
cases a working smoke alarm has been the difference between life and deat en life and death. Check that they workin Check that they are workin death. Check that they are working and if you don' t have any lo
smoke detectors in your residence, look at installing some. at installing some. Horsman,
look at installing some. Julieanne Horsman, WIN News Fift
Coming up next on WIN News: violent
Fifteen party-goers fined for An
violent behaviour at a Wagga Hotel behavio
behaviour...
And the crackdown on reckless behaviour... ...on our waterways

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Fifteen people have been fined for Rom
a number of separate incidents at Romano' s Hotel in Wagga on ni l in Wagga on Friday ni Romano' s Hotel in Wagga on Friday a
night. A number of brawls broke out and officers were assaulted try officers were assaulted while try trying
and officers were assaulted while trying to make arrests. Police were forced to used Capsicum spray corced to used Capsicum spray to cont contain
forced to used Capsicum spray to contain the situation. More than five and half thousand dollars in fin n those
fines were issued including for those failing to leave a pre ave a licensed pre those failing to leave a licensed premises and for behaviou and for offensive behaviour. premises and for offensive fat
behaviour. On average seventeen inci
fatalities occur in boat related incidents across New South each New South Wales each incidents across New South Wales each year. This summer safety officer mmer safety reck
officers are set to crackdown on reckless behaviour on our ways, behaviour on our water ways, reckless behaviour on our water ways, using a new vessel that could m could mean the difference between life

mean the difference between life and death. Great news for West ews for Central West death. Great news for Central West apple growers. On average seventeen fatalities occur in re en fatalities occur in boat re seventeen fatalities occur in boat related incidents across New Wa idents across New South Wa related incidents across New South Wales each year. This summer o his summer safety o Wales each year. This summer safety officers are set to crackdown on reckless behaviour on our water ways, ur on our water ways, using a new vessel that could mean the difference between rence between life
mean the difference between life and death. Stretching ten metres long, this state of the art patrol boat reaches speeds of up to ninety k aches speeds of up to ninety kilometres an hour. "This vessel ofmetres an hour. "This vessel offers kilometres an hour. "This vessel capabili
offers an extended off shore capability so we can inspect

capability so we can inspect vessels and undertake other required work from Port Hacking to Ulludalla." Si Hacking to Ulludalla." Since June, there have been boatiJune, there have been ten boati Since June, there have been ten boating fatalities in the state' wa s in the state' s wa boating fatalities in the state' s waters. It is compulsory for everyone mpulsory for everyone on a vessel smaller 4.8 ne on a vessel smaller than 4.8 everyone on a vessel smaller than 4.8 metres to wear a life jacket at n jacket at night, when they are in open ey are in open
night, when they are in open waters, or boating alone. " It does d . " It does vary d or boating alone. " It does vary depending on the age of the person and where the vessel operates. Generally speaking children under the n under the age of twelve ." "Out in welve ." "Out in the age of twelve ." "Out in the open water, conditions can at ter, conditions can change at open water, conditions can change at any time, that' s when this patrol boat can reach trouble at spee an reach trouble at speeds three times faster, than o s faster, than any o speeds three times faster, than any other vessel." Authorities are comp
urging residents and tourists to Increase
comply with safety warnings. Increased patrols will cover sea, d patrols will cover the sea, Increased patrols will cover the sea, bays, rivers, lakes and dams across New South Wales. caug Wales. Skippers caug across New South Wales. Skippers caught under the influence face fines of up to three thousand three h ee thousand three hundred dollars, and a possible a possible
hundred dollars, and a possible jail term. "We' ve go all of our g "We' ve go all of our life g term. "We' ve go all of our life gear, flares, fire whist extinguisher whist gear, flares, fire extinguisher whistle." +w Natassia Apolloni, WIN N tassia Apolloni, WIN News. ews. Great news for Central West apple growers. Orchardists in the Ora ists in the Orange region are gearing up for
Orange region are gearing up for one of the best seasons in years. best seasons in years. It' of the best seasons in years. It' s only six weeks until apple picking starts, and growers are confident, afts, and growers are confident, h
after years of battling drought and hail. Apple trees heavy with fruit Nashdale.
are a welcome sight around thro
Nashdale. Growers have struggled through several seasons marred by dry weather and hail. They' ve also s hail. They' ve also
It'
struggled against imported apples. w
which
It' s come back a quiet heavy crop which is unusual, sometimes you might have an alternate year but no t e year but no the fruit is looking good, it all loofruit is looking good, it all looks good for a two thousand and thirteen year. Apple growers say al growers say all they need now is a spot of t of all they need now is a spot of rain. I' d like to see it raining, wou it raining, I wou I' d like to see it raining, I wouldn' t expect that on groldn' t expect that on cherry growe wouldn' t expect that on cherry hav
growers of course I mean cherries have got a beautiful crop of so crop of fruit so have got a beautiful crop of fruit so let them get the cherries off
so let them get the cherries off and we just hope in mid January we can start getting some reasonable rt getting some reasonable rain. start getting some reasonable rain. grower
With one eye on the weather, growers are taking extra precautions when it comes to protecting their crops. But the crops. ButthE letpyng crops. But the netting is there for But the netting is there for hail and of course if we do get an influx of bats back in this are wh f bats back in this are yea
which we' ve had over a couple of protect
years ago that will certainly protect the fruit as well from ba t as well from the ba protect the fruit as well from the bats but it' s more to protect for hail at this stage. There' s even a There' s even a growing market for frost f g market for frost affected f fruit.
a growing market for frost affected us
fruit. Second grade apples will be used for juicing and the growing demand in apple cider. Apple
is
demand in apple cider. Apple picking February.
is expected to kick off in February. SIOBHAN FOGARTY, WIN NEWS


A Cootamundra man has one million reasons to celebrate asons to celebrate this reasons to celebrate this Christmas after winning Lotto. Great-Grand Lotto. The Great-Grand after winning Lotto. The Great-Grandfather, who wishes to remain anonymous, picked up the division one prize in Monday evening' ize in Monday evening' s draw. He bought the ticket the pla
ticket at Cootamundra Newsagency, playing numbers his wife had b umbers his wife had picked b playing numbers his wife had picked before she passed away. "We' re all away. "We' re deserv
all very happy for the chap, a deserving chap. He' s lived in a . He' s lived in town a deserving chap. He' s lived in town all of his life and now he life and now he can
all of his life and now he can enjoy his life." +w It' s not the first time Cootamundra Newsagency ime Cootamundra Newsagency has time Cootamundra Newsagency has sold a winning ticket. Eighteen months ago one lucky customer claimed a cky customer claimed half ago one lucky customer claimed half a million dollars. Parkes Shire tourism has officially unveiled its l lly unveiled its
latest offering to attract visitors. Known as The Dish Experience, the interactive display highlights the tel
telescope
history of the world famous radio telescope and its current role selescope and its current role in spa telescope and its current role in space exploration. The Henry Parkes Centre is more than a tourist information service for the town - it' s actually a tourist i y a tourist attraction i
it' s actually a tourist attraction in its own right. It' s a cultural muse
facility that incorporates four museums and the addition of the telescope display is just an added bo n added bonus to this site and will encourage will encourage visitors to stay at the Now
Henry Parkes Centre for longer. Now in it' s twenty first year, the Elvis Festival attracts thousands
Elvis Festival attracts thousands of and
Elvis fans from across Australia and internationally. The link with Th The link with The King is not just a once-a-year the King is not just a once-a-year museu
thing - the Henry Parkes Centre memorabili
museums contain much Elvis memorabilia, including items including clothing items memorabilia, including clothing items and one of his cars. But the centre' s new radio telescope display aims to further enhance the v o further enhance the visitor' s experience of Parkes. It xperience of Parkes. It' s a great new feature of cen s a great new feature of the cent centre
It' s a great new feature of the centre and we' re hoping it' ll encourage more visitors to andrage more visitors to Parkes and encourage more visitors to Parkes
that
and also to encourage those visitors that are already on the ground to st to stay longer and experience more while they' re here. Promoting while they' re here. Promoting the tourist appeal of the radio telescop radio telescope is a team effort, with with telescope is a team effort, with the The
Henry Parkes Centre and staff at The Dish working hand-in-hand. Most orking hand-in-hand. Most people that come to Parkes a Most people that come to Parkes are aware of the radio telescope, but many visitors call in to the tors call in to the
many visitors call in to the Visitor Information Centre first to out tion Centre first to find out Information Centre first to find out directions of how to get there, what they can do once they' re can do once they' re what they can do once they' re there and the facilities on sight. ties on sight. So and the facilities on sight. So we' help
re hoping this new display will help answer questions. answer questions. Parkes starred
help answer questions. Parkes also starred in the film ' The Dish' lired in the film ' The Dish' a li light-hearted
starred in the film ' The Dish' a light-hearted movie portrayal of

light-hearted movie portrayal of the radio telescope' s role in the sixty
first moon landing in July, nineteen sixty nine . PETER FREESTONE - WIN NEWS.

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Sport is next and some finely ...
tuned athletes go head to head... ...for the Wagga Sports Champion title.

This program is not captioned. The Canberra Cavalry has give erra Cavalry has been give The Canberra Cavalry has been given an early Christmas present - to present - L
top spot on the Australian Baseball League Ladder. It' s the first time the club has been in top an ub has been in top position, an the club has been in top position, and it doesn' t plan on letting it go it go anytime soon. The Brisbane Bandits travelled to the and led to the Capital, and Bandits travelled to the Capital, A
and started with a win in game one. After that, it was all Canberra. Crer that, it was all Canberra. Crowd cheering The Cavalry won

Crowd cheering The Cavalry won the thumpin
remaining three games, a 9-2 thumping in the fourth a sign theiping in the fourth a sign of thei thumping in the fourth a sign of their dominance. It puts Canberra in first place, just ahead of Perth. We thought we could compete for one t
of the playoff spots, but to be on top of the ladder at Christmas ver ladder at Christmas is ver top of the ladder at Christmas is very exciting. The next two weeks could decide who finishes the regular season on top, the two
regular season on top, the two sides play each other eight times in d ght times in ten d play each other eight times in ten With
days. These are huge games for us. ag
against
With 20 games left, eight of them here,
against Perth, four there, four here, it' s important baseball. It was a disappointing weekend for kend for was a disappointing weekend for the ACT Meteors as they came up they came up
ACT Meteors as they came up against the Queensland Fire. Saturday' s one Day match saw Jodie Fields 84 Jodie Fields hit 84 one Day match saw Jodie Fields hit 84 not out for the visitors, as they reached the Meteors score of wit the Meteors score of 215 wit reached the Meteors score of 215 with two overs left. The loss effectively ends the ACT' s hopes the ACT' s hopes effectively ends the ACT' s hopes in that competition. They' re still ali They' re still de
alive in the Twenty-20 tournament, Canb
despite a narrow loss yesterday. Canberra United remains fifth d remains fifth in
Canberra United remains fifth in the W-League after holding P-League after holding leaders Perth W-League after holding leaders Madeline
Perth Glory to a 3-all draw. Madeline Washington, Hayley shington, Hayley Raso Madeline Washington, Hayley Raso and Cailtin Cooper all scored for the de ored for the defending champions. g champions. Meanwhile defending champions. Meanwhile coach Jitka Klimkova has been f imkova has been overlooked f Jitka Klimkova has been overlooked for the Matildas top job. is das top job. Canberra is for the Matildas top job. Canberra is now keen to re- sign her o re- sign her for
is now keen to re- sign her for next WNB
season. The Capitals year in the They
WNBL is going from bad to worse. They' ve suffered another loss, ey' ve suffered another loss, time
They' ve suffered another loss, this time in Townsville. Luke Dufficy, WI in Townsville. Luke Dufficy, WIN News
The North NBL All Stars team failed to claim a win in Adelaide over the Wol
Wollongong
weekend, but it didn' t stop the Wollongong Hawks imports from shining. Wollongong pair Adris Deleon dris fo
Deleon and Lance Hurdle top-scored for the North team with poin team with eighteen poin for the North team with eighteen Joh
points. It was Adelaide' s Daniel Johnson who was the stand out with twenty one . There were some impressi . There were some H
impressive moves between Deleon and Hurdle but it wasn' t enough. Sou t it wasn' t enough. The Sou Hurdle but it wasn' t enough. The Southerners secured the win in a high n in a high scoring one hundred and thirty f red and thirty Ten
four to one hundred fourteen. . Ten events in six hours - that th ts in six hours - that was th Ten events in six hours - that was the assignment for some well at ssignment for some well known at athletes
the assignment for some well known athletes competing in Wagga' s Sports Champion challenge. In its second year it was no real surprise who claimed the men' s crown in the sweat-a- thon. Fourteen finely tuned athletes going head to tes going head to head
tuned athletes going head to head in champion.
the quest to become Wagga' s sports champion. It' s going to I It' s going to be..ooh I champion. It' s going to be..ooh I think it' s going to come down to t ome down to Hawth
Hawthorn'
the wire. Among the athletes, Swans
Hawthorn' s Matt Suckling and Sydney Cu
Swans young gun Harry Cunningham. Cunningham claiming the sprint, but it was Suckling who dominated the goa the t
goal kicking challenge. He' s got the distance, he' s got the gutful. For the first time the girls a For the first time the girls were also in on the fun. Rhiannoon the fun. Netballer Rhianno also in on the fun. Netballer Rhiannon Dolahenty was a consistent p henty was a consistent f
performer edging out Rachel Addison for the title. The girls that I competed with were really tough competition. It was neck and all on. It was neck and neck all competition. It was neck and neck all day. I actually took out couple actually took out a couple all day. I actually took out a couple of events I wasn' eouple of events I wasn' t expecting. couple of events I wasn' t expecting. +w The Beep test it ting. +w The Beep test taking it expecting. +w The Beep test taking James
its toll on everyone apart from James Davy who was the last one tested
standing. Strength and agility tested in the Rock Climbing. Go Rob..Yeah! Matt Suckling, though ha Matt Suckling, though e
event
had enough in the tank in the final event to be crowned champion. point
Lucky enough to sort of get the points at the end. Bit of a battle early, sort of coming sixth or seventh so to come home with the

seventh so to come home with the win was a nice surprise and yeah sw was a nice surprise and yeah very sweet and humbling I suppose. CO bling I suppose. BJ CO sweet and humbling I suppose. BJ CONKEY, WIN News. , WIN News. And that is sport. We' ll have a ve all the weather details next, then it , then ...spe
it' s a Christmas lights... .. ...spectacular

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A warm day right across the state and ACT, Looking at the ph at the satellite ph and ACT, Looking at the satellite photo Cloud crossing New South Wales with a trough is triggering a showers and thunderstorms. acrors and thunderstorms. Cloud acro showers and thunderstorms. Cloud across eastern Queensland with another trough is producing her trough is producing rain another trough is producing rain and thunderstorms. A cloudband crossing the state' s south in a trough brstate' s south in a trough is br bringing
the state' s south in a trough is bringing thunderstorms. Skies are remaining clear over the northeast un ng clear over the northeast A
under a weak ridge. To the synoptic A trough will continue to throuugh will continue to move throug A trough will continue to move through New South Wales, bringing a c a cool change and triggering showers w
and storms. Hot northerly component winds will filter into northern S l filter into northern New S South
winds will filter into northern New South Wales and Queensland. o Wales and Queensland. Troughs o over
South Wales and Queensland. Troughs over WA and the northern tropics will bring showers and storms. Fo ring showers and storms. The Fo Forecast
will bring showers and storms. The Forecast for Christmas day across the state and territory 20- territory Sydney... 20- the state and territory Sydney... Canberra...1
20-24 Wollongong...18-20 Canberra...15-24 Bay...15...15-24 Batemans Bay...15-21 Canberra...15-24 Batemans Bay...15-21 Bega ...14-24 ...1 a ...14-24 Albury ...1 Bay...15-21 Bega ...14-24 Albury Griffit
...15-25 Wagga Wagga... 21-39 Dubb
Griffith... 24-40 Orange...16-26 Dubbo ...21-34 Finally tonight, religious leaders share their message ers share their messages for Christmas. "Glory to God in the highest and peace ea to God in the highest and peace on earth to good will. That' s what
earth to good will. That' s what the Our
angels sang when Jesus was born. domes
Our lack of peace is evident in domestic violence, in sexual i n sexual abuse, i domestic violence, in sexual abuse, in drive by shootings, in road
in drive by shootings, in road rage, in knife attacks. Is our lack pea . Is our lack of pea in knife attacks. Is our lack of peace due to the absence of basic goo due to the absence of basic good will that respects the o hat respects the dignity o good will that respects the dignity of each person who' s made in ima ' s made in the ima of each person who' s made in the image and likeness of God. Is the reluctance of a significant sector of our community to acknowledge g munity to acknowledge and g of our community to acknowledge and give glory to God - is that the reason for our lack of good will
reason for our lack of good will and our lack of goodness to each other. Jesus Christ gave our recipe sesus Christ gave our recipe for suc successful
Jesus Christ gave our recipe for successful living when he said, ' love God with all your heart and all your being and love your neighbours yourself' . And Glory to God and respect for each other spect for each other fit
respect for each other fit naturally together and this results in o together and this results in peace on earth. I may...bless you all and have a happy Christmas and Ne ristmas and blesses Ne have a happy Christmas and blesses New Year." "The very central theme of Christmas is God' s love for us. God comes into our world t us. God comes into our world in t for us. God comes into our world in the person of Jesus so we can know him and experience him and it' this ence him and it' s this him and experience him and it' s this Jesus who removes all the barrie who removes all the barriers so we can enjoy w we can enjoy friendship w barriers so we can enjoy friendship It'
with him now and for all of time. It' s Jesus who brings peace good brings peace and good It' s Jesus who brings peace and good will into the world and by his s nto the world and by his spirit, enables his people to make

difference.
spirit, enables his people to make a difference. And I' m hoping that acro
the Christians and the Anglicans across this city and further w city and further afield w across this city and further afield will be those who make a difference a a difference to
and invite people too our churches to enjoy the hospitality we offer

Christ'
to enjoy the hospitality we offer in Christ' s name. Through our ministry of Anglicare and St John' s nu
Care we certainly are providing a number of welfare services Chris e services this Chris number of welfare services this Christmas, we' re mas, we' re encouraging
Christmas, we' re encouraging people Angli
to make donations and gifts to offerin
Anglicare, and our people are offering all kinds of services where they' re welcoming folks into their lives this Christmas to feed them an to feed them and care for them."

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And that is WIN News for Tuesday December 24. Have a wonderful Christmas day, then join us n join us again Boxing Day for the hour Boxing Day for the best hour us again Boxing Day for the best hour of news in the country. I' m Kerryn Johnston, from the tharyn Johnston, from the team, thank Kerryn Johnston, from the team, thanks for watching and enjoy Christmas eve.

This program is captioned live. Hello. Welcome to a special Christmas Eve edition of A Current Affair. We begin with Jean, Australia's Housing Commission queen. She's 86, and she gives what little she's got to families struggling at Christmas.

little she's got to families
struggling at Christmas. # We wish you a merry Christmas # We wish you a merry # And a happy New Year

(MUSIC PLAYS) Thank you. I can't believe this!

Ohhh...You can spend it on anything you want to spend it on. That is SO great.

We can have a Christmas dinner. Yeah, it is. It's fantastic.

86 years old, legally blind, and