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(generated from captions) This program is not captioned. If you haven't blown away, you're probably still drying out - Sydney had its wettest Christmas Day in 70 years yesterday. The city copped 20mm of rain. 43mm dropped at Gosford in 24 hours.

Most of the rain that hit Sydney yesterday is pushing into south- east Queensland now. A high- pressure ridge will now deliver more stable conditions to southern NSW, and just isolated showers for the far north coast.

At this stage, Georgie, it is looking pretty good for the fireworks.Good news, Sylvia. We'll take that. Thank you very much.

fireworks.Good news, Sylvia. We'll
take that. Thank you very much. That is Nine News for this Boxing Day. I'm Georgie Gardner. Thanks very much for being with us. Goodnight. Supertext captions by Red Bee Media - www.redbeemedia.com.au.

midnight. Tonight Two killed and f Two killed and five others in hospital after a crash after a crash on the Hume Highway b e Highway Thousands b crash on the Hume Highway Thousands bag a bargain in the Boxing Day do
sales And a record number of organ donations in the A-C-T Evening n the A-C-T Good Evening donations in the A-C-T Good Evening I' m Kerryn Johnston, elde yn Johnston, An elde Evening I' m Kerryn Johnston, An elderly couple holidaying from Fiji is dead and five people have been inj ople have been injured in a horror crash near Holbro or crash near Holbrook this morning. A four wheel d ning. A four wheel driving carrying seven people t
times.
the Hume Highway and rolled several Southb
times. The accident closed the Southbound lanes of the nd lanes of the Hume
Southbound lanes of the Hume Highway for five hours, prompting police motorist
and paramedics to plead with motorists to take care. A family road trip turned to tragedy, the day after Christmas. They woke early and ristmas. They woke early and set out from Canberra before dawn re kilom
dawn, Just before seven am, six somethi
kilometres North of Holbrook,
something went wrong. "The vehicle ran off the road and into a culvert when it rolled a number of times bef s before landing up right." black up right." The black before landing up right." The black Nissan Patrol was crushed. The impact proving fatal for two of the people
vehicle' s passengers. "Two people died at the scene, two people have been conveyed to hospital with serious injuries and sermous injurie£ and !nother t(see serious anjuries and anOthgr dhree people, including the driver, be uding the driver, have be people, including the driver, have been taken to Albury base Hospital Al
with minor injuries and shock. " All seven people in the four dr ople in the four wheel dr All seven people in the four wheel drive were from the same extended family. The man and woman who and woman who died
family. The man and woman who died - both aged seventy - were on holiday from Fiji. Police and exp iji. Police and forensic exp experts
from Fiji. Police and forensic experts spent the morning examining the scene to try and establish the sta
cause of the accident and at this stage no factor has been ruled in
stage no factor has been ruled in or out. +w What we do know is that th know is that they were on the road for threewere on the road for under three they were on the road for under three hours. Police and paramedics ext
are urging motorists to exercise extra caution for the remainder of the holiday period. The for ay period. The message for the holiday period. The message for people is to only drive when you' re well rested, obey the road ru , obey the road rules at all times and pay

rules at all times and pay attention to your surroundings. Sa oundings. Operation Sa to your surroundings. Operation Safe Arrival runs through to January Jul
Julieanne
four, and double demerits apply. Julieanne Horsman, WIN News. The horrendous morning on the state' s roads continued t nued throughout t state' s roads continued throughout today, with another person killed

today, with another person killed in a separate crash near Hargraves in the Central West.Two people were t people were in the Central West.Two people were in s
shortly
the car when it smashed into a tree afterno
shortly after one-thirty this f
afternoon. One of the occupants was Hospita
freed and airlifted to Orange Hospital in a stable condition. o stable condition. The o Hospital in a stable condition. The other died at the scene. Police investigations are continuing. st tigations are continuing. The st state'
investigations are continuing. The state' s holiday road toll stands day road toll now stands state' s holiday road toll now stands at seven. The Central
stands at seven. The Central Western to
town of Wellington is in mourning tonight after the death of a yea tonight after the death of a nine year old boy in a freak motor cycle a cycle wi
accident. Police are appealing for witnesses to the Christmas tragedes to the Christmas Day traged witnesses to the Christmas Day ri
tragedy. The two young boys were are
riding a small trail bike in this area in Wellington ...an area a gton ...an area known a
area in Wellington ...an area known as the Common. Police say the a Common. Police say the boys, as the Common. Police say the boys, w
aged just nine and twelve, were not wearing helmets when the accident hearing helmets when the accident happened. They were both on a small They were both on a small bike..about eighty cc something around that size and bel ound that size and we bel something around that size and we believe they' ve crashed into ve crashed heavily into believe they' ve crashed heavily unfort
unfortunately
into a pole in the paddock and unfortunately the nine year old was killed instantly. Remnants of the b emnants of the fe
bike were scattered near the heavy
fence post...evidence of the impact. A small flower was positioned masmall flower was positioned to mar mark
A small flower was positioned to Inspe
Inspector
mark the Christmas Day tragedy. members,
Inspector Cusack said family members, who lived opposite pambers, who lived opposite the paddo paddock
members, who lived opposite the paddock were devastated. The name of the victim has not been released...the twelve year old is rec r old is recovering in Westmead Hospital. We g in Westmead Hospital. We' d like to appeal to anyone ma like to appeal to anyone who ma We' d like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident h the incident who h may have witnessed the incident who has not been spoken to to please come forward. Detectives are preparing a report for the coroner. Neil McLean WIN News.


A potential emergency in Orange overnight when a car thought to contain ammunition was torched. v was torched. The v contain ammunition was torched. The vehicle was fully alight cle was fully alight when found
vehicle was fully alight when police found it at around one AM. It was thought the burning car may have contained ammunition as it ained ammunition as it was contained ammunition as it was found at the local rifle range. A member of the public alerted police. lic alerted police. By of the public alerted police. By the time firefighters were on scene it w ne it was determined safe to approach. t safe to approach. It t was determined safe to approach. It took fire officers just seconds to douse the flames. Police say the area mes. Police say the area is a well know spot for

stolen
area is a well know spot for dumping stolen vehicles. No one was injure vehicles. No one was injured, and police are investigating the theft. A Queensland woman has been charged with low range drink driving after mi ng after mistaking a boat ramp for the road in Shellharbour. It' s alleged th llharbour. It' s alleged the th in Shellharbour. It' s alleged the thirty-one year-old had been drinking been drinking in her car on the boat sub
ramp, and the Kia Carnival became submerged in the water when attem ater when she attem submerged in the water when she attempted to drive off. She managed to escape through an open cape through an open window
to escape through an open window and a man helped pull her from the water er from the brea
water. Police say she returned a breath test reading of zero zerh test reading of zero point zer breath test reading of zero point zero five three . It' s been almost three . It' s been almost twenty four hours since
almost twenty four hours since Santa aroun
delivered presents to children around the globe, and today it th he globe, and today it was th around the globe, and today it was the shoppers turn to buy a few of the ew of a
their own. Thousands packed centres across the state and capital, hoping to bag that elusive bargain at the b elusive bargain at the boxing day sales. For shoppers, all their Christmas' had come at Stockland
once. Prices slashed across Stockland Shellharbour for Boockland Shellharbour for the Boxing Stockland Shellharbour for the Boxing Day Bonanza. Next please E nanza. Next please
Electronics were a big favourite.. " We' re purchasing two ipads." ki
" Some clothes, some electricals, kids have some money to spend from Chrissie." For some the prices were so good - it got them a little sidetracked.. " We actually came to buy wedding shoes but we' ended edding shoes but we' ve ended to buy wedding shoes but we' ve in
ended up buying everything but." in the Illawarra - Crown Street
in the Illawarra - Crown Street Mall was closed for business ho iness Residents ho was closed for business Residents hoping to bag a bargain had to a bargain had to go hoping to bag a bargain had to go to Shellharbour Wollonrbour "Unfortunately Wollon Wollongong,
Shellharbour "Unfortunately Wollongong, for example....one of op
the stores that aren' t allowed to open for boxing day you have to travel over to the tourism zone if you want to shop in the Illawarra." Shoppers
In the nation' s capital - Shoppers were given the troppers were given the celebrity tre treatment,
Shoppers were given the celebrity treatment, While others were t , While others were forced t
treatment, While others were forced pro
probably
to wait in long queues "We will probably get one hundred peo get one hundred thousand peo people
probably get one hundred thousand people through the doors back and for rough the doors back and forth." "Shoppers are expected to ected doll
to spend a whopping 14.8 billion between
dollars at the cash registers between now and Mid January, giving the retail sector a much need boost tor a much needed boost the retail sector a much needed boost." Each person is Each person is expected
boost." Each person is expected to spend an average of just over th of just over one th spend an average of just over one thousand dollars. Some avoided the cr avoided the searchi
crowds and queues altogether,
searching the virtual shelves. Major retailers started their saleslers started their online sales retailers started their online sales on Christmas Eve this year, spr Eve this year, spreading the festive cheer to wo estive cheer to the wo spreading the festive cheer to the world wide web of shoppers. J hoppers. Melissa J world wide web of shoppers. Melissa Jaros, WIN News While many are catching up cl catching up with cl While many are catching up with close family and friends these holidays, people are being urged to r are being urged to reach out to those who are a t to those who are isolated a reach out to those who are isolated and lonely at this time of the

and lonely at this time of the year. Excessive alcohol relessive alcohol consumption, relat relationship
Excessive alcohol consumption, relationship difficulties and the pre hip difficulties and the Christm
pressure of spending money at Christmas has caused a spike in the number of people suffering from depression. More than five t ion. More than five hundred- t thousand
depression. More than five hundred- thousand people called Life Line

thousand people called Life Line for the first time in 2012 - its Any
highest rate in forty nine years. Anyone having trouble coping the ng trouble coping with the Anyone having trouble coping with the stress of Christmas can contact Lifeline. Volunteers are available to re available includi
to talk every day of the year throughou
including New Years Eve and period.
throughout the entire holiday period. It wasn' t quite the fo
Christmas weather many were hoping
for around the region - temperatures in Canberra only climbed to eighteen nly climbed to cold
eighteen degrees - making it the coldest day this month. It' s the coo ' s the coolest Christmas Day since nineteen eighty-one when the mercury dropped to seventeen degrees. Residents in Wollongong saw a top of twenty, i a top of twenty, But i Wollongong saw a top of twenty, But it was a bit warmer elsewhere - Dubbo reached thirty-two, and twenty-four in Orange. The temperature is expected to pick up ov k up over the next few days. w days. Canberra
recorded
over the next few days. Canberra has recorded its highest number of organ ighest number of five
organ donations in more than thirty- five years. Those in the hose in the sector urging
five years. Those in the sector are per
urging people to use the holiday abou
period to talk to their families Gabriell
about registering to donate. Gabrielle Adams has more. Well it' s a special gift that saves lives that saves lives. Each year hundreds of d h year hundreds of people d lives. Each year hundreds of people
die waiting for an organ transplant. There are around two thousand people in Australia at any one time life-threatenin
who are a suffering a s
life-threatening illness and need a second chance. In the ACT ra second chance. In the ACT donation m
months,
rates have increased in the past 12 months, twenty-nine people t people received t thirty-three
months, twenty-nine people received
thirty-three life saving organs. result
For Canberrans it' s the best result we' ve seen in over 40 years the
so I think it' s a lot of credit to the people who have generously given rates
the gift of life. Donation rates have steadily increased. ye dily increased. Six ye rates have steadily increased. Six years ago there were only four multi-organ donors, the doubled
year
multi-organ donors, the doubled last year in 2011, which meant 24 people received life-saving transplants. +w People can donate tissue they ca y can donate kidneys, lungs, hearts. s, lungs, hearts. Around the country last year, more , more than one thousand Australian' more than one thousand Australian' s and their families benefited from the legacy left by three hundred

the legacy left by three hundred and numbe
thirty-seven people. While the numbers are good - more could be done, but the task of but the task of getting done, but the task of getting people to donate their organs isn' t eas eir organs isn' t an eas to donate their organs isn' t an easy one. What we see around Christmas New Year time is c Christmas New Year time is families co
conversation
coming together, it is a difficult conversation for some but I ionversation for some but I think it' conversation for some but I think it' s also a time wen s also a time wen sitting
the
it' s also a time wen sitting around the table you can all talk ihe table you can all talk about it. the table you can all talk about it. Donate life. gov.au has Donate life. gov.au has information
it. Donate life. gov.au has more be
become
information for anyone wishing to become a potential donor. Hundre
Hundreds
Coming up next on WIN News:
Hundreds of jobs secured at Gujarat' speci
special
s Russell Vale mine And a very special Christmas gift for parents...

This program is not captioned. Preliminary works for the twenty million dollar expansion of an ens
Illawarra mine has been approved, ensuring five hundred and peop d and twenty peop ensuring five hundred and twenty people maintain their jobs. Plann eir jobs. The Plann people maintain their jobs. The Planning Assessment acknow Planning Assessment Commission r
acknowledged environmental concerns raised about the Gujarat NRE nor jarat NRE mine nor raised about the Gujarat NRE mine north of Wollongong, but said the need to keep jobs outweighed those concerns. A bitter battle a s. A bitter battle between a concerns. A bitter battle between a group of residents and NRE. dents and Gujarat NRE. a group of residents and Gujarat NRE. On Christmas Eve the As s Eve the Planning As NRE. On Christmas Eve the Planning Assessment Commission handed down its mission handed down its verdict in the mining ct in the mining company'
favour,
its verdict in the mining company' s favour, Paving the way for the Rus
multi million dollar expansion at Russell Vale. The company lodged DA Vale. The company lodged a DA Russell Vale. The company lodged a DA for Long wall 4 and 5, along

DA for Long wall 4 and 5, along with additional
three main gate roads for additional long walls in May. Ddditional long walls in May. On Dece additional long walls in May. On December three, it modified those imp
plans to reduce the environmental impact - including shortening lon g shortening the lon impact - including shortening the It
long wall by three hundred metres. Resident
It comes after the Illawarra Residents for Responsible raiidents for Responsible Mining, rai raised
Residents for Responsible Mining, raised concerns about the impact t ut the impact on t raised concerns about the impact on the region' s drinking water. ind drinking water. The ind the region' s drinking water. The independent body found ound "the
independent body found "the benefits of continued outweitinued operation..... outweigh of continued operation..... outweighed the concerns." And said five hundred and twenty jobs could be uld i
be at risk at both Russell Vale and its sister mine, Wongawilli, if m Wongawilli, if the m its sister mine, Wongawilli, if the Oppone
modification was not approved. decision
Opponents had called for the decision to be deferred to allow a public meeting to take place in February. However the P-A-C owever the P-A-C chose
February. However the P-A-C chose to meet with those concerned, wit concerned, along wit meet with those concerned, along with Wollongong City Council last allo
week. The overall expansion will allow mining to continue for another 18 years, subject to appyears, subject to more approvals. 18 years, subject to more approvals. Melissa Jaros, WIN News

Wagga' s brand new bowling h ga' s brand new bowling alley h Wagga' s brand new bowling alley has been officially opened today, with hundreds turning out to have a go. Next door, the Forum Six w he Forum Six Cinema w go. Next door, the Forum Six Cinema was also packed out. The owners of bo he owners of
entertainment
both businesses say it' s created an entertainment precinct of and nment precinct of sorts, and entertainment precinct of sorts, and are pleased the community is using the facilities. As the anticipation grew, so did the line outside. At precisely two o' clock opened
this afternoon, the doors were opened and the public inside public welcomed inside opened and the public welcomed inside Wagga' s brand new bowling all g alley for the very first time. or the very first time.
alley for the very first time. We' re very excited about the t the crowd. re very excited about the crowd. We Wa
think it' ll be a great thing for Wagga. +w The facility boasts sixteen acility boasts sixteen lanes and the latest wheel
wheelchair
computer technology. It' s also wheelchair friendly and caters for the disabled. Today, keen gae disabled. Today, keen bowlers gav the disabled. Today, keen bowlers l
looks
gave it two thumbs up. I think it looks really great. The lanes aw ally great. The lanes look aw awesome
looks really great. The lanes look awesome and we can' t wait to get int we can' t wait to get into it. It' s really great
into it. It' s really great you' you
ve just got to remember to bring your socks. Former Wagga
your socks. Former Wagga resident, famil
Glen Little, brought his whole family up from Albury to test out the new facility. Fantastic. he new facility. Fantastic. It' the new facility. Fantastic. It' s up there with some of the centr me of the best centr up there with some of the best centres in Australia like I' ve bowled at Tuggeranong, Woden when it T
was open and yeah it reminds me of Tuggeranong - a really good in g - a really good centre in Tuggeranong - a really good centre in Canberra. +w The Forum Six
in Canberra. +w The Forum Six Cinema today
was also a popular destination today, for locals looking to the cals looking to beat the today, for locals looking to beat the heat. Boxing Day has traditionally been a big day in cinem g day in cinema in Australia but today has bee a but today has been a really good one because the a really good one because of been a really good one because of the quality of releases. Hobbquality of releases. The Hobbit the quality of releases. The Hobbit sold out twice today, with Les Miserables and Wreck It als rables and Wreck It Ralph als Les Miserables and Wreck It Ralph littl
also proving popular. We go a becau
little bit quit before Chrissie because everyone is pit yone is pit shopping
because everyone is pit shopping and doing all that sort of stuff the sort of stuff but the doing all that sort of stuff but then they all turn around on D around on Boxing D then they all turn around on Boxing away
Day and go I think that' s on so away they go. The bowling alley wasthey go. The bowling alley
was deliberately co-located with the cinema to create an pr eate an entertainment pr precinct
cinema to create an entertainment Julie
Julieanne
precinct in the centre of town. Julieanne Horsman, WIN News Kiama Council has approved c ama Council has approved the c Kiama Council has approved the construction of a three point two million dollar mixed lion dollar mixed use
million dollar mixed use development in Gerringong. Plans for the s ngong. Plans for the small s in Gerringong. Plans for the small site - on Noble Street, include day Street, include a day site - on Noble Street, include a bar
day- run patisserie and cafe-wine units
bar, as well as six residential units upstairs. There was criticism o ere was criticism ele
of the building for exceeding the eleven metre height limit due to a slope in the land, and for having and, and for not having slope in the land, and for not having the required amount of parking. Kiama councillors believe th a councillors believe the development will be a boost t the development will be a boost for the region, with twenty to job , with twenty to thirty job the region, with twenty to thirty In
jobs set be created once complete. In two thousand and nine , a twenty-two million dollar mixed-use residential building was given gr tial building was given the gr residential building was given the ho
however
green light next door to the site, however the developer has subdi the developer has since subdi however the developer has since subdivided the land. Many sifted through piles of presents today,
through piles of presents today, but you can' t measure the value an' t measure the value of you can' t measure the value of the special bundles received by res bundles received by some res residents
special bundles received by some residents over Christmas. It was a Ch tmas. It was a Christmas like no other for those whoistmas like no other for those who welcomed new additions to their families. Struggling to open ti Struggling to open his ti families. Struggling to open his t
tiny eyes, Jude Bartle is oblivious to the stir he created on E tir he created on Christmas E to the stir he created on Christmas pres
Eve. While most were dreaming of presents to unwrap, Tina Porter was hoping to make it to Figtree
hoping to make it to Figtree Private hospital in time. " It was a bout 2.30 in the morning when the
2.30 in the morning when the waters broke and we dropped off our two grandparents
year old daughter at the B
grandparents house and came in ." By seven thirty am, Tina and w ty am, Tina and Kieran w By seven thirty am, Tina and Kieran Lit
Little
welcomed their new bundle of joy. Little Jude was determined to an ude was determined to make an Little Jude was determined to make an appearance this Christmas. ce this Christmas. He an appearance this Christmas. He was born almost four weeks early, weighing in at three-point-two kilograms. "He is nothing like
kilograms. "He is nothing like his sister, he has been pretty easy t pretty easy on t sister, he has been pretty easy on the ear, easy on the eye, eating well and sleeping well." wel‖ aNd sleepinb well." t d sleeping well." Although well and sleeping well." Although fro
the pair hadn' t expected a visit from the stork, they admitted he stork, they admitted it from the stork, they admitted it was b
babies
a delight to have one of the first babies born this festive season. "I tive season. "I had broth, custard and plenty of cuddles." In Orange, two In Orange, two boys
cuddles." In Orange, two boys made Ch
it onto Santa' s wish list, early Christmas morning. Nicholas Burford hour
made his mother wait twenty nine hours before coming in to the world. Oliver Morgan may only be one day old, but today he soaked up all a soaked up all the a old, but today he soaked up all the attention. Meanwhile, in Wagga

attention. Meanwhile, in Wagga there was another surprise for this young wait
family. Jodi Lee Brown has been waiting since December eleventh for this precious package to enter t s package to enter into t
this precious package to enter into the world. " This probably tops all the lists. " Apolthe lists. " Natassia Apolloni, all the lists. " Natassia Apolloni, WIN News.

It has top spot on s t has top spot on Queanbeyan' s It has top spot on Queanbeyan' conditio
s racing calendar and cooler thousa
thousands
conditions today didn' t deter thousands from attending this s from attending this year' thousands from attending this year' s Boxing Day Race Meet. h Boxing Day Race Meet. Organisers ha s Boxing Day Race Meet. Organisers hailing the event a success, for another year. Christmas Day has itother year. Christmas Day has
it' s traditions. So too does Boxing Que
Day. The only way to spend it in Queanbeyan, is by the track. It'
Queanbeyan, is by the track. It' s just a nice way to spend a relaxing day after Christmas with out day after Christmas with family, outside. Good fun. +w putside. Good fun. +w Everyone poured outside. Good fun. +w Everyone sma
poured in with their picnics, the smallest of helpers being put t work ers being put to work smallest of helpers being put to work. I' ve been to a race here before but not a boxing day one. This g day one. I
This is the first boxing day one. It was one of many meets around the t
country. Five races held throughout the afternoon - with local horses a feature. Very, very popular day
feature. Very, very popular day to det
detriment,
race. The racing is probably the ordin
detriment, there' s some pretty ordinary horses here and I can say that because I own one of them. pr ause I own one of them. So pr pretty
that because I own one of them. So pretty ordinary horses but it' s seri
more a family fun day out than a serious racing day. Even so there wious racing day. Even so there were still plenty taking a punt putstill plenty taking a punt - put putting
were still plenty taking a punt - putting money received yesterday to good use. See how we go, see ee how we go, see if
good use. See how we go, see if we can double it. +w We say a st We say a very st can double it. +w We say a very strange name and I thought, "Yes we' re going put a lot of money on that Cl
one". For the Queanbeyan Racing Club - today' s Boxing Day event is one of the most popular dates on

calendar.
one of the most popular dates on its calendar. Nearly three thousand peop sand bi
people turned out today. It' s a biggie for the Queanbeyan club. It' s probably our best attendance day and certainly our best bar taking day. . Sport is next with Amy ort is next with Amy Duggan Sport is next with Amy Duggan and a South Coast yachtsman hopeful in t sman hopeful in the Sydney to Hobart. That' s right K obart. That' s right Kerryn, Peter Tucker is one of four part owners of Ice Fire And middle distance runner Ryan Gregson
distance runner Ryan Gregson looking forward to a big twenty thirteen.

This program is not captioned. hopeful
A South Coast yachtsman is hopeful of divisional success in P
this year' s Sydney to Hobart race. Peter Tucker - from Culburra - from Culburra Beach
Peter Tucker - from Culburra Beach - is one of four part owners of Ice Fi one of four part owners of Ice Fire. The forty-five footer fo The forty-five footer placed fo forty
Fire. The forty-five footer placed forty sixth overall last year, comple ll last year, completing the ocean classic in classic in completing the ocean classic in four days, three hours and minuthree hours and nineteen minut days, three hours and nineteen minutes. Ice Fire is racing under the Performance Handicap dicap System
the Performance Handicap System this south
year. Forecasts suggest strong southerly winds are more f southerly winds are more favourable for the bigger vessels and high speed vessels and high speed racing. Seventy-seven boats are headed south, chasing the i h, chasing the line, i are headed south, chasing the line, in hope of claiming the a of claiming the prestigious a in hope of claiming the prestigious award. Wild Oats XI holds the re ts XI holds the race re award. Wild Oats XI holds the race record - in two thousand and five she finished in one day, eighteen houinished in one day, eighteen .
hours forty minutes and ten seconds Olymp
. It' s been a mixed year for Olympic runner Ryan Gregson. natic runner Ryan Gregson. The nati Olympic runner Ryan Gregson. The national fifteen hundred metre Oly
record holder had a disappointing s
seconds
Olympic campaign - finishing twenty seconds outside his personal best
seconds outside his personal best to come last in the semi. But things are looking up for the twenty-two year-old - he is injury free and Ch
Champions
working towards next year' s World Championships. Ryan Gregson has had egson has had his fair share of setbacks. "In fair share of setbacks. "In the past four years I think I' ve had um, three stress fractures and um, three stress fractures lik
and seven calf tears or something like that, so even though I achi , so even though I have achi like that, so even though I have achieved a lot in the last lot in the last four
achieved a lot in the last four year cycle I have had a lot of setbacks a f setbacks mak
as well." Twenty-twelve had the makings of a stellar year for the twenty-two year-old, Beating a world class field in the fifteen hundred m the fifteen hundred Classic
metres at the Melbourne Track Classic in March. "Gregson to rch. "Gregson peels to Classic in March. "Gregson peels to the outside. He' s got a kick, Gregson goes past Riseley. Willis runs on at the end but Gregson goion at the end but Gregson is goi runs on at the end but Gregson is going to sprint away." But his success at the trials didn' t flow th at the trials didn' t flow through to London. Battling a calf te . Battling a calf Gregs
Gregson
tear going into the semi final, Gregson couldn' t keep up with his ri t keep up with his rivals. "It' s not the way you envision it from a young age

towards
envision it from a young age looking kn
towards the Olympic games and you know, getting hurt when you' re out t en you' re out there, so not the greatest ending but still, it was a very positiv yea very positive yea but still, it was a very positive ar
year." With twenty-thirteen just around the corner, Gregson has his sights set on new goals. He' s heading to Falls Creek on Friday to s day to spend four weeks training with o s training with some o spend four weeks training with some of the best distance runners in c of the best distance runners in the country. "About 150 of the best mal out 150 of the best male and female distance runners from around the country all go to Falls Creek around New Year and t Creek around New Year and for t Falls Creek around New Year and for the whole of January and it' s just g it' s just great to train with people that
great to train with people that you' ve never really trained with ever really trained with ve never really trained with before and you just push each other along a sh each other along a fair bit." Beyond that -
a fair bit." Beyond that - Gregson cham
championships
has his sights set on the World championships in August, Then the twenty-fourteen Commonwealth Games. "To make a final next year be al next year would be "To make a final next year would ho
hopefully
be a huge step up in my career but Commonwealt
hopefully starting at the Commonwealth Games in 2014, somewhere.
hopefully pick up a bronze somewhere." Emily Wheeler, WIN News y Wheeler, WIN News.

posit
Australia is in a dominant
position after day one of the Boxing Th
Day Test match against Sri Lanka. The Aussies bowling the es bowling the tourists The Aussies bowling the tourists out for just one hundred and fifty . ed and fifty six . for just one hundred and fifty six light-wo
. Young' s Nathan Lyon had a light-work load with the spinner oad with the off- spinner light-work load with the off- spinner bowling five and a Overs ng five and a half Overs spinner bowling five and a half He
Overs. He picked up the tail-ender Herath late in the innings. perath late in the innings. The pace- Herath late in the innings. The pace-men did the damage with the ball with Mitchell Johnson, Jackson mu
multiple
Bird and Peter Siddle all claiming multiple wickets. Lyon is expected to on is expected to be used more in the second innings as the pitch starts he pitch starts to
innings as the pitch starts to turn. Meanwhile, Former Socceroo C e, Former Socceroo Scott C Chipperfield
Meanwhile, Former Socceroo Scott Chipperfield showed off cripperfield showed off his cricketin Chipperfield showed off his cricketing skills, playing for Corrimal in Illawarra Twenty-twenty . The Bellambi junior is based Swi ellambi junior is based in Swi Switzerland
. The Bellambi junior is based in Switzerland but comes home when he ge mes home when he gets some time off, to see family and friends. Chipperfield has
and friends. Chipperfield has played before in the Illawarra twen e Illawarra Twenty- twen before in the Illawarra Twenty- twenty comp, and was a star attraction for the Cougars against Wollongong. His addition to the tion to the
Wollongong. His addition to the team couldn' t help Corrimal to a thodn' t help Corrimal to a win tho couldn' t help Corrimal to a win though, Chasing one hundred and twenty eight for victory the ctory the twenty eight for victory the Cougars For
fell just short by eight runs. Former Illawarra Ironman Ali justr Illawarra Ironman Ali Day just Former Illawarra Ironman Ali Day just missed out on securing the first round of the Ironmannd of the Nutrigrain Ironman first round of the Nutrigrain Ironman Series, in Perth. Warilla es, in Perth. The Warilla Ironman Series, in Perth. The Warilla-Barrack Point junior took out the ski leg and came in third

out the ski leg and came in third in the swim and ironman. legend onman. Ironman legend the swim and ironman. Ironman legend Shannon Eckstein claimed si
overall honours, edging out Day by sixteen points. Meanwhile former Bulli local Josh Minogue put in a secon
stellar performance to take out seconds
second in the swim, just four Whi
seconds behind Olympian Ky Hurst.
While Shoalhaven' s Wes Burg secured third in the board leg. The next round will be held in Newcastle on January twelve And that is K welve And that is sport. K Kerryn
January twelve And that is sport. Kerryn Thanks Amy, Stay with us - th us - ll
Kerryn Thanks Amy, Stay with us - I' detai
ll have all the latest weather details up after the break.

It was a cool and drizzly This program is not captioned. D cool and drizzly Boxing D It was a cool and drizzly Boxing Day along the coast, sunny further out west. Looking at the s ph king at the satellite ph out west. Looking at the satellite from
photo: A band of cloud extending northe
from the Northern Territory to northeastern New South Wales with a t les with a trough is causing areas of rain and the odd thunderstorm. Thick cloud over Western Australia with another t with another trough is causing showers and storms. ers and e
storms. Skies are clearing in south eastern New South Wales due to a high, allowing showers to ease. th lowing showers to ease. On th high, allowing showers to ease. On the Synoptic Chart; A ridge of p ; A ridge of high p the Synoptic Chart; A ridge of high cond
pressure will bring mostly sunny conditions to New South Wales. weak ew South Wales. A weak conditions to New South Wales. A weakening low pressure trough will trigger showers and thunderstorms
trigger showers and thunderstorms in Queen
central and northwest parts of Queensland. A weak trough will also Vic
cause showers to develop later in Victoria and Tasmania. Tomorrow' s temperatures across the state terperatures across the state and ter territory
temperatures across the state and Wollo
Wollongong...
territory ... Sydney... 18 - 25 Wollongong... 16 - 22 Canberra... 7
- 28 Batemans Bay... 12 - 24 Bega...