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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. DAVID KOCH: Authorities in several
states brace for extreme fire danger as a blistering heatwave takes hold. The car of a missing woman linked to the murder
of a bikie associate. Two boys reunited with their mother after a bushwalk
with grandad went wrong. Why women's wages in the workplace
are now up to 15% less than men as the pay gap widens.

The online stores giving customers
cash incentives to buy up big. (SONG) # Reach out for the sunrise # Reach out for the sunrise. # Right across Australia,
this is Sunrise on Seven. Now live from Brekky Central,
Kochie and Sam.

Well, we made it, the first week into the year. TGIF.Was it into the year. TGIF.Was it that bad?No.I just wish we had an extra day.I am sure Andrew O'Keefe would love the weekend off.We could have a boy's day.

Also ahead today, tobacco tax - the new plan
that could see cigarettes pushed beyond $20 a packet. Then, teenage millionaire - meet the man who made
his first million at just 19. Plus, clever commercial.

PJs, it was clearly a stunt, joined a book club just so I could drink some wine. My sterilisericides my bottles would be gleaming.I love it.

The raw rap about the daily trials
of being a mum. More soon. But first, let's begin
with all the morning's news. Authorities are urging residents
in large parts of the country to be prepared for today's
heatwave conditions. Victoria and South Australia are
heading for tops in the mid 40s. Catastrophic
and extreme fire danger warnings have been issued for some areas. Fires on days like today have potential to cause
significant damage and cause significant injury
and death. This family home was destroyed
in a small grass fire near Adelaide late yesterday. Police believe
it was deliberately lit. Nobody was injured and the owners
are vowing to rebuild. The Queensland coast
will be battered again today as ex-tropical cyclone Freda
whips up treacherous conditions at popular beaches. and they're expected to be
even bigger by the weekend. We are probably not expecting
the giant swells but still perhaps some large waves,
more powerful surf coming through. Conditions on many beaches
will be too dangerous for swimmers as strong gusty winds
churn up the surf. A council inspection has found the fence surrounding a pool
at a rental property where two Sydney toddlers
almost drowned is faulty.

The boys' parents saw them
sinking to the bottom and dived in fully clothed
to grab them. They spent the night
under observation in hospital. The property agent has fixed
the fence on behalf of the owner. More than 400 children have
returned to class for the first time since a gunman killed
20 of their classmates in last month's Newtown massacre.

But with Sandy Hook
Elementary School still being treated
as a crime scene, the students will be taught
in a refurbished school building at a nearby town. Police officers have been guarding
the new premises and say
it's the safest school in America. A New York farmer
has built a snowman so big, It took about 30 people
using heavy machinery to put together the giant spectacle which measures 11m high. The winter novelty stops traffic with people jumping
out of their cars for a photo.

That's a serious snowman.Big tyres.

Soon on Sunrise -
the world's richest getting richer. Find out who's in the top 100
and how much they're worth. Kochie, they're figures
even you can't get your head around.

No matter how hard you look, I will not be on that list.Join the club, it is just amazing, Bec. Let's take a look at what's happening on Wall Street, a bit of a flat Friday after a couple of booming deign days in reaction to America pulling back from the fiscal cliff. Investors taking

To our region yesterday, the All Ords added 38.

New figures on car sales
are out today and judging by preliminary reports, last year was a very good year
for sales. Craig James is at CommSec.

Craig, everyone is worried about the economy, everyone is worried about what is happening overseas. Everyone is worried about their jobs but still buying big-ticket items like cars. Why?I think it comes down to a good bargain. No-one can go past a good bargain and we've had some good bargains in the car market over the last 12 months. A lot of people say they have got nothing out of the mining boom but it has pushed up car affordability, which is the best since the 1970s. So why not update the ride and finance is incredibly cheap, something like 2% for finance. It gets down to affordability and price. According to the preliminary figures obtained by News Limited, the Mazda 3 came out in first place and the Toyota Hilux in second place, because mining companies are updateing their rides and Toyota corolla in third spots. SUVs were big sellers over the year. But when you get down to it, the price is good, you need your car update and people have been doing it. We have been spending on things like cars and overseas holidays. Australians have changed their spending habits.OK, Craig, thank you, have a good weekend. Good to see you. How about that? The most affordable car prices since it the 1970s.I love that Craig James has taken so much time to pack up the CommSec Christmas decorations. It must have taken a long time to pack up that piece of tinsel.12 days of Christmas.What can you do?Good on you, mate.

The newest member of Australia's
pace bowling arsenal, Jackson Bird, Bird claimed the first 4-wicket haul
of his fledgling career on day one of the third test
against Sri Lanka at the SCG. The 26-year-old's determined to
ensure there's plenty more to come.

Only my second test match and McGrath took 500 wickets. But I got a lot of hard work to do before I can even get close to Glenn.

The tourists were bowled out for 294
on the final ball of the day, Mike Hussey starting his
farewell test with three catches.

Well done, Mr Cricket.

The Big Bash League
nearly lived up to its name at the Gabba last night with Clint McKay and Dan Christian
almost coming to blows. Christian had the last laugh as his Brisbane Heat downed
McKay's Melbourne Stars by 24 runs. Shane Warne had a horror night
in the field in his first match back
from a UK holiday.

Must be tired. ((laughs) Must be tired. ((laughs).

Aussie youngster John Millman has given world number three
Andy Murray a scare at the Brisbane International The world number 199 took the second set off
the reigning US Open champion before Murray regained control
to win 6-1, 5-7, 6-3. Serena Williams downed fellow
American Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-3 to set up a blockbuster semifinal against world number one
Victoria Azarenka. That match headlines
the night session on 7TWO tonight from 8pm
Eastern Daylight Savings time.

Check your local guides for the exact timing on that, where you are. Great to see John Millman, the time when we see our young Aussie talent come to thefore, fantastic. But remember couple of years ago at the Australian Open we introduced you to young girl called Ash Barty? She was with e yawn gaol with e yawn Goolagong. Last night she knocked off the world No. she knocked off the world No.10, the French Open champion, Francesca Schiavone.She was part of e John Schiavone.She was part of e von -- Evonne Goolagong's team?Yes. Good to see an Aussie girl coming through. We haven't had one for a while.Sam Stosur is not really chopped liver. Won a French Open, US Open.OK, think before you speak.We can all take that on board, Sam.I can all take that on board, Sam. Open.OK, think before you speak.We know where you are coming from, the next generation to carry the torch that Sam has lit.Lift the racket for Australian -- lift the ricket rr -- racquet for Australian women's tennis.Good morning, we are in for a real scorcher a proper Australian summer's day. Stay cool, particularly in the particularly in the south of the country. If you are in Melbourne, Adelaide or any of those parts of Australia today, spare a thought for the people in central Australia, it is going to be a scorcher and they are talking about a one-in-50-year experience. Birdsville, 3 consecutive weeks of temperatures above 40 degrees. Australia is set to soar this summer. So the place to be is like this, Bondi Icebergs, stay cool as we look at the forecast. Sunrise Weather brought to you
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Look, there are a number of reasons why you should be by a pool this morning. A number of reasons why you should be with us here at scap icebergs throughout the day. Beretts you would be across the sport of water polo, if you watched the Olympics, it is exciting, it is huge, it is physical, it is tough. If you haven't experienced water polo, Sammy, I am going to try to package up reasons to watch, in packages of six and strip bare the reason you are going to love water polo.A six-pack some a lot of packages of six.I might be able to package eight in there for you, I'm not sure. Kochie, there may be some aggressive packages as well. But, it is is going to be an interesting morning. Because later on this evening they are having a big Water Polo by the Sea demonstration, where Australia's best and water polo players from around the world are going to showcase the sport of water polo.JT, we wait with baited breath. I am very much waiting for what you have got in store this morning.Calm down, Sammy, calm down.

Ahead -

the emotional return to school for
students from Sandy Hook Elementary. How these brave kids are putting
the tragic shooting behind them. But after the break, the latest on the summer scorcher
across three states - what authorities are doing
to prepare.

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In Victoria,
residents have been warned conditions this weekend
could be as bad as Black Saturday. Temperatures are expected
to reach 40 and beyond, strong winds are also predicted. South Australia is also expecting
extreme fire conditions. Crews have already been dealing with a number of grassfires
across the state. In New South Wales,
it will get to 40 early next week. For some places, the heat
could last for up to two weeks. Meanwhile, beachgoers in Queensland
are being warned to take care with a massive swell
expected to build over the weekend. We're joined now

by Sunrise correspondent
Nick Etchells in Melbourne and Sunrise reporter Leisa Goddard
on the Gold Coast. Good morning. Nick, which parts of Victoria
are particularly at risk?

This heatwave started in WA, move right across the country, which parts of Victoria are particularly at risk?Well, if you were to sort of draw a belt across the bottom of Victoria, from Melbourne to South Australia, that's the region they are considering most at risk today. The temperatures in Melbourne are going to top into the 40s. And as we go out west, that temperature will go up a bit. Mildura up in the north has a top temperature of about 44 predicted today. It is still 4 or 5 degrees shy of what it was on black Saturday but as you said in your introduction, the big concern is the wind. There is going to be a very hot northerly whipping through the state today. There is very little humidity and fire fighters are concerned if fire does start it could pick up and run quickly. The CFA, the Country Fire Authority down here has 8,000 firefighters on stand by and say they are as well prepared as they could be.How long is the heatwave expected to last, Nick? Well, look, today, there will be a cool change in the middle of the night tonight, they are saying. It is not going to be a huge drop but about 8 degrees tomorrow and then quite a few days in the high 20s, early 30s until the enof next week. It is not a long blast of very hot dangerous weather but they are saying for the parts of the state that I have mentioned, the fire danger is extreme today. There is a total fire ban throughout the state. Yep, and Adelaide's exactly the same. Scorcher, cools off a bit and then a scorcher starting on Monday. Currently 30 degrees in Adelaide. And 24 in Melbourne. So it is heating up already. Leisa, you are in Queensland, how big are the waves expected to be in Queensland? It is all caused by that cyclone that has come in from Fiji?Yes, Kochie, you are right. If you look behind me you can see the waves aren't too big, they are about a metre and they are about a metre and and a half but they are building and will build over the weekend. We could see swells of waves up to 6 metres. As a precaution, on the Sunshine Coast they have already removed the shark nets from four beaches and possibly another two day, depending how quickly the conditions worsen. Of course, it is from the ex tropical cyclone. There is a huge rip running right up and down the coast. They are warning swimmers to go only into waste-deep - -- waist-deep water. They will be on a look out for sharks. It is going to be dangerous. If you are going into the water you need to take care and stay between the flags because at the moment, they are very close together.And check the signs. I imagine if it gets too rough they will close beaches. We will check in with you shortly and keep us up to date.To bamboozle you more, New Zealand is having snow and an Antarctic sort of low pushing up there, freezing temperatures in the South Island and getting into the North.Imagine.

Coming up on Sunrise, an emotional day for survivors
of the Sandy Hook school shootings as students return to class. But next, wage war - women paid less than men
for the same job as the pay gap widens.

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It's been revealed the pay gap between men and women
is getting even wider. In fact, it's more than doubled
in the past year. Female graduates
can now expect to earn around $5,000 less
than their male counterparts for the exact same job.

I thought we were beyond this, people.What is going on.

The worst industries
are architecture and dentistry where women earn an average
of 15% less than men. So, why is this problem
getting worse? What can we do to change it?

Is it just particular industries? Others are very similar, aren't they? On a par.It is interesting the two industries, ark terbgture and -- architecture and dentistry, you wouldn't think there would be a gap.

Lighting up is set to burn
a bigger hole in the hip pocket as cigarette taxes
dramatically increase. The tax on tobacco
will rise repeatedly over the next five years, pushing the price of a packet
well above $20. What do you think - will increasing the cost of ciggies
push more people to quit smoking?

Gosh!You have to be on the top 100 list to buy a packet of cigarettes. I think it is about $16 now. $ I think it is about $16 now. $16, $ I think it is about $16 now. $16, $17. A pretty big increase in one hit. Let us know if you are still a smoker. There can't be that many smokers left. I don't know how you can smoke and look at those packets. They're awful.

Most rappers' lyrics are born out of
battling a tough life in the hood. In the case of this artist, it's her children and her
suburban neighbourhood "crib" that's her inspiration.

Mother # Motherhood, once your in the club # You're in for good # Stacks of kid # And I'm filling up my blog with my baby news.

But this isn't the latest track
hitting nightclubs, though. Rather a clever commerical
from Italian car maker, Fiat.

Clever.That is great.Where is the Fiat?She was in the car.She was in the car singing.We should play an extended version, a director's cut version later.We can do that. , Leave it with you.OK, I'll sort that out. I'll tell the people, because they listen to me in there. No.They're all laughing.

Later this Sunrise - the sale of kids' bulletproof vests
on the rise in the US as students from
Sandy Hook Elementary school return to class for the
first time since the shootings. Plus, the billionaires club - find out who's in and who's out. And if any Aussies
made it on the list. But after the break -
all your news, sport

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Just after 6:30,
here's Bec with the latest news. A 45-year-old man has been taken
to hospital in a critical condition after suffering severe burns
in a house fire believed to be a drug lab explosion
in Sydney this morning. Firefighters pulled the
unconscious man from the building. He reportedly has burns
to his entire body. Police are looking
for a second person thought to have fled from the house. It's believed two elderly people
suffered smoke inhalation. Parts of the country are bracing for catastrophic and extreme
fire conditions today in what's shaping up
as one of the most dangerous days since Black Saturday. Live to Euan Ferguson
from the Country Fire Authority in Melbourne.

Euan, there's a total fire ban
in Victoria?

What areas are of most concern? Total fire ban affects the whole of the state of Victoria. We also seeing much of Tasmania and South Australia under total fire ban. For Victoria, our concern will initially be in the western part of the state, southwestern Wimmera districts and moving into the central districts. Over the next couple of days we expect the fire dangers to increase again. In the north-east. So we are entering a period of four or five days of severe, extreme fire danger. We are asking all of the community to be ready. Heed the messages of fire agencies. In particular, the total fire ban means no camp fires out in the open air, no use of things like angle grinders, oxy cutters or welders, those things are prohibited. To farmers who are thinking of getting out in the paddock and taking off the crop, we say look for another day. Today is going to be too hot and windy and dangerous.We will leave it there, good luck to your team, a long few days head for you.

A driver accused of doing a burnout
in front of police before crashing into two cars
in Melbourne has been arrested. The 19-year-old allegedly
refused to stop for officers after the Highway Patrol tried
to intercept his white station wagon last night. It's alleged he crashed into a ute before travelling
on the wrong side of the road and colliding with a Mercedes. It's a tricky time of year
for zookeepers in London who have the mammoth task of counting every creature
in their care. The information is used to help protect endangered species
across the world. The stocktake involves
counting animals ranging from meerkats
to penguins and otters. It's a difficult task considering there are more than
17,500 creatures to count.

Well done, Bec. Was she, sort of... The way she was doing it there? Stop it, stand still! Finance news now and the Dow has just dropped a bit.

It is down about 15 points after the Federal Reserve minutes came out, of the last board meeting, saying they will probably end their quantitative easing some time in 2013. End the stimulus to the US economy. That caught people by surprise. So that's just a developing finance story now. I'll keep you updated over the next hour or two.

Time for sport.

He got a rare chance to bowl
on day one and there's every chance
retiring Aussie hero Mike Hussey will get to bat today in the third test against Sri Lanka
at the SCG. The tourists were bowled out for 294
on the final ball yesterday, 'Mr Cricket' finishing
with three catches. COMMENTATOR: It's all over for
Sri Lanka in the first innings very late on day one. Mike Hussey ends the day
with another catch. At the Gabba last night, Dan Christian and Clint McKay
nearly traded blows in the Big Bash League clash between
Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars. The Heat won by 24 runs,
keeping their finals hopes alive. Australia's Ashleigh Barty has recorded an impressive win
at the Hopman Cup. The 16-year-old thrashed
former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6-0, 6-3. The win clinched victory
for Australia in its tie against Italy. This is amazing,
coming to Perth and playing and, you know, I've been given this
opportunity to play for Australia and it's been unbelievable. Bernard Tomic followed up his win
over Novak Djokovic with a straight-sets victory
over Andreas Seppi. At the Brisbane International, world number three Andy Murray
needed three sets to get past Aussie youngster
John Millman. And Serena Williams downed
Sloane Stephens in straight sets to set up a semifinal clash
with Victoria Azarenka.

Now, a big night in Sydney tonight, down at Bondi Beach on the coast in Sydney, it is Water Polo by the Sea. Some of the greatest water polo players are getting ready to take on the Aussie Sharks. An amazing show down?It is an amazing sport. It is huge in Europe. It is a competitive fighting sport but not many Australians have seen it, unless you have seen it have seen it at the Olympics. Today is going to be a big physical battle. The other thing is, we are down at Bondi Icebergs, one of the most beautiful places in the world. Now, to me, that is beauty. To other people, Sam...Now, that... Hello! Good morning.Actually, Sam, a couple of the guise wanted to have a word. We have got guys from right around the country.Buon giorno Samantha. (speaks Italian) Samantha. (speaks Italian).That was just for you. It translates, I think they said, " they said, "We love you very much, Sam. Are you available for marriage?" Hang on, had some of the Aussie blokes wanted to say something.G'day, Kochie, how's it going?G'day, mate, love your ball skills.That would be right, the Aussie blokes speak to the man, the Italians speak to the women. I think there is something in this.I am going to watch it. I do love water polo. A very good friend of my parents played in the Rome Olympics for the Australian water polo team. It has got such a great tradition in Australia. Hello to Doug Lane, too. We have got some of the world's best water polo players in the world. They will be on display tonight but right now, let's look at the national forecast.

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A broad trough over WA is generating thunderstorms
and directing hot northerlies into South Australia,
Victoria and Tasmania. This is increasing fire danger
in the nation's south-east. A broad high is keeping
southern and eastern Australia dry. Another trough is causing storms in Queensland
and the Northern Territory.

Well, look, whenever you are in Australia, particularly in the south-east, it is going to be hot. So try and stay cool. Theses are going to heat up here. They are going to be competing in the Water Polo by the Sea at Bondi Icebergs. See you here soon.James, can the public go to it? Just rock up and see it?Yes, I think they are fairly full at this point but you can. Beretts just got the hat on, the water cap.Ready to go. Is.I'm sad it is just a hat.Beretts, I think it is done a bit tightly.No, it expands in the water, but you need expands in the water, but you the ear protection, if you hit my ear, I didn't even feel it. Nope. Gorgeous.It suits some of us, the water polo gear.Gorgeous.I've got my Speedos!Yes.Let's go.

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getting even wealthier. Find out where they've made
their fortunes. Then, an emotional return to school for the little survivors
of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

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A live look at Hobart
through the Jetstar Skycam. Partly cloudy and becoming windy
with very warm tops of 39 today. The students who survived
the Newtown school massacre have returned to class today
for the first time. They arrived at a new building
in a nearby town that's been adapted to look
exactly like their old school. Sandy Hook Elementary school
has been closed since the shooting last month when 26 children and adults
were murdered. Officials say the new school will be
one of the safest in the US. I'm joined now by Seven News
US correspondent Kathryn Morgan. Good morning. Kathryn, how did the children seem when they arrived
at their new school? What

Good morning, Sam. It is probably not that surprising but the children were quite apprehensive. As you say, it is the first day they have been back to school since the shooting. The process probably brought back a lot of bad memories but they were very excited to see their classmates and teachers and to get back to a normal routine. Parents were encouraged to let their kids catch the bus to school as normal and the bus route was lined with green ribbons, which is the school colour. Once they got to the new school there were signs welcoming them which has been renamed 'Sandy Hook Elementary'. People worked through the Christmas season to have the school ready?People have been wanting to make this transition as easy as possible. They easy as possible. wanting to make this transition as easy as possible. They have been working through the Christmas to refurbbish the old middle school in the middle of town. They wanted to refashion it to look like Sandy Hook did before the shooting. They brought in furniture, supplies, and even painting that used to hang on the wall at Sandy Hook. Teachers have used photos of the old school to do this. The children of this young age, apparently if they have been through this type of trauma it is important to be surrounded by familiar things. It is why they have gone to all this effort. Of course, there is no forgetting what they have been through. 20 of their classmates and six teachers won't be at the new school. They have brought in grief counsellors and also therapy dogs to offer some sort of comfort.Following the tragedy, there has been a big spike in the sale of bulletproof backpacks for kids. I can't believe there is such thing. kids. I can't believe there is such thing. But how do they work?It is a normal backpack with a bulletproof shield inside the back, so they can use it as a shield on their back or holding it in front of them. They became popular after the Colin bine shootings in -- Columbine shootings in 1999. They have increased 500% since the shootings. They make bullet-proof clothing too for kids. Parents are so nervous, we have seen so many shootings they so many shootings they trying to do anything they can to protect their kids at school.What have we come to? Thank you.

You know how much I love figures? This next lot,
even I can't get my head around. I'm talking about
the richest people on the planet listed in the
Bloomberg Billionaires Index. There are 100 of them, and this year,
they got even richer - worth an unbelievable $1.9 trillion. The world's richest is Carlos Slim,
a telecoms magnate. Bill Gates was not far behind. And rounding out the top five were the owners of retail giants
Zara and IKEA. Gina Reinhart is still
Australia's richest person, now ranked 39th in the world. And Rupert Murdoch's fortune
has increased, allowing him to scrape into
the top 100.

The editor of 'BRW' magazine
Kate Mills joins me now. Kate, good morning to you. The top five have continued
to make huge profits, seemingly unaffected
by the world's economic woes. How is that possible?

Look, I think there is a couple of underlying things here. It is absolutely true that every year the rich get richer. This year, a lot of it, despite the economic doom and gloom, share markets around the world did surprisingly well. If you look at the ASX 200, it was up 16% look at the ASX 200, it was up 16%. If you look at the world index, it was up some 13% was up some 13%.Their wealth is tied up in companies they control so when the shares go up they get richer? when the shares go up they get richer??Yes, the share market rise has helped them all across the ground.Gina Reinhardt lost 1. ground.Gina Reinhardt lost 1.6. Why? It Why? Was it on back of the iron ore. She went down according to Bloomberg. Unlike like we do at BRW, they don't give much insight. It is a daily index. The iron ore price has done well. It has gone back up to 140. She has taken a bath in her media investments in Fairfax but it doesn't account for it. We forget she has a big coal holding, particularly up in Queensland. The coal price has suffered really badly in the last year, falling from around $ around $120. -- from $ around $120. -- from $180 to $ in the last year, falling from
around $120. -- from $180 to $120. Rupert Murdoch, media has been slammed but he went up?It is the it has been for five years at $ has been for five years at $126. There are two main reasons. One is that it didn't fall as much as you would have thought because of the phone-hacking skabder scandal. When you -- phone-hacking scandal. When you talk to investors, they already have a Murdoch discount, they know shares are not as good as they could be because of Rupert Murdoch. But investors are happy he has decided to split it in half. They were never happy with his love affair with print. He has taken the print out and given access to broadcast assets. Those investors have never been happier.Thank you.

Now for an update on a story
we brought you yesterday. The shortage of baby formula
Karicare Aptamil Gold has left many new mothers
seeking answers while some are struggling to find any tins left
on supermarket shelves. It's images like this one
sent in by viewer, Lyn, that could illustrate why. Karicare supplier, Nutricia, say they intend to increase production
of the formula by 50% over the next year. And our Sunrise GP, Ginni Mansberg,
joins us. Ginni, why is this brand so popular?

There are lot of brands?I don't know. I think a lot is the bush telegraph. It is a gold formula, which means it has extra fats in it that do help the development of the brain and the eyes in the baby. But as you say, there are lots of gold formulas out there. It is based on whey. Breastmilk, is about 50/ whey. Breastmilk, is about 50/50 of each but mums like the whey-based formulas because they feel it is gentler on the baby's tummy. No scientific evidence but that is what they think. Once one mum says it is the best, it goes like crazy. So many of my patients are into this one.What should mums do if they can't get their hands on it?It is really well regialed in Australia. -- well regulated in Australia. Chat to your pharmacist that is most similar if this formula is working for you and you can't find it everywhere. There are lots of similar in the markets.You mentioned babies have sensitive little tummies, is there any riv of changing -- risk?We know in premature babies the whey-based are better but as the babies get older, it doesn't matter. If you want closest to breastmilk, it is 50/ closest to breastmilk, it is 50/50 with whey anyway. It doesn't make a difference. There are heaps though, on the market, chat to your pharmacist or GP about it.Thanks for clearing it up.No need to panic, Bree was concerned with Jack's. There you go, mums and dads. No excuses for dads to be on to the formula.Noest do.

Still to come - we'll get the very latest
on the extreme fire conditions predicted for Victoria
and South Australia.

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Apparently, little Apple and Moses are in there somewhere, I don't know what hey are doing out so late, but it was New Year's Eve. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree.What a party? Gwyneth and Jay-Z.

The world's most desirable woman,
Jennifer Lawrence, has hit out at actors. What's this about?

She's one of my favourites. I love her. Yesterday we her. Yesterday we had Anne Hathaway coming out and saying she wasn't cool and today, she came out and said she thinks acting is stupid. She said I'm not saving anybody's life, I'm just making movies. It is stupid. So it keeps her from being cocky, she said when she was training how to do 'Hunger Games' with her bow and arrow, she was going to take them out herself but when she got inside, it was just maintenance workers. So thankfully there was no piercing.You don't want to be a maintenance worker at her house.I watched it last night, I never got into the book, but it was really good.She is the same girl who said in an interview she was obese. That is stupid, because she is not. Thanks, Nelson.Looking very dapper in his very dapper in his Christmas tie.

Authorities in several
states brace for extreme fire danger as a blistering heatwave takes hold. The car of a missing woman linked to the murder
of a bikie associate. Two boys reunited with their mother after a bushwalk
with grandad went wrong. Why women's wages in the workplace
are now up to 15% less than men as the pay gap widens.

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this is Sunrise on Seven. Now life from Brekky Central,
Kochie and Sam.

Good morning. Thank you for joining us this Friday. Let's go straight to the news.

A 45-year-old man has been taken
to hospital in a critical condition after suffering severe burns
in a house fire believed to be a drug lab explosion
in Sydney. Sarah Coates is at the scene. Sarah, what else do we know?

Rebecca, the man is fighting for life in Royal North Shore Hospital after what is believed to be a drug lab exploded into flames here on Quarry Road at Ryde. The man was pulled from the home unconscious, suffering burns to his entire body while a woman self evacuated. She is being treated for minor injuries and two elderly people are being treated for smoke am inhalation. Crime officers are on the scene, trying to determine what happened and deal with any potential dangers inside. It is all the information we have right now but we will inform you of any changes throughout the morning. Thank you very much.

Thousands of firefighters
are on standby as temperatures continue to soar
across large parts of Australia. Temperatures in Victoria
and South Australia are pushing above 40 degrees today and total fire bans are in place.

The harsh reality of history
tells us that we will see fires over the course of these coming days
weeks and indeed months, today is our sternest test we face. The heatwave is expected to last
is some areas for at least a week. Sydney is likely to escape
the worst of weather. Those seeking relief
from Queensland's heatwave should also be on alert. An ex-tropical cyclone
is whipping up dangerous conditions on beaches
in the state's South-East. Large waves, more powerful surf
coming through so with that,
people need to be vigilant, people need to be careful
when they're at the beach. Forecasters say offshore waves
could reach 4m by the weekend. A driver has been arrested after allegedly doing a burnout
in front of police and crashing into two cars
in Melbourne last night. The 19-year-old allegedly
refused to stop for officers after the Highway Patrol tried to
intercept his white station wagon. He's accused of crashing into a ute before travelling
on the wrong side of the road and colliding with a Mercedes. Two boys and their grandfather
are safe at home after being rescued from bushland west of the Blue Mountains
in New South Wales. George Faerber and brothers
Josh and Brock Andrews spent a cold night huddled together when they lost their way
in a national park. They were found yesterday
after a day of extensive searching. I'm speechless. I didn't think they'd come home
to be honest to tell you, yeah.

Not that hard to get out of the bush...

The boys say they put
their survival skills to the test, eating raw yabbies and covering themselves in leaves
at night to stay warm. The men accused of gang-raping
and killing an Indian student have been formally charged. Police submitted charges
against five suspects for the murder, rape and kidnapping
of the 23-year-old victim before a fast-track court
in New Delhi. The results of a bone marrow test
will determine if a sixth suspect will be charged
as a juvenile or an adult. The trial will begin this week
once all the evidence is gathered. The price of a packet of cigarettes
could soon be pushed above $20 with tobacco taxes set to repeatedly
increase over the next five years. 'The Australian' newspaper
has reported the move would potentially raise
billions of dollars in extra revenue The plan is listed in the latest
National Tobacco Strategy. It comes as the Health Minister
claims new plain packaging for cigarettes
is so successful, smokers say it's changed the taste. Animals at a German zoo
have received old Christmas trees as a New Year present. The trees have been donated by
people and companies in the region. A polar bear and moose
are among the animals that played with and ate the treats. Staff say they enjoy the fresh taste
and smell of the needles. Soon on Sunrise, what a whopper. Is this Australia's biggest burger? The creator says none of his customers
have managed to eat the whole thing. We'll put Kochie to the test later.

Kochie, get that into you?Really? Fist I knew about it. Hey, the Christmas tree story, didn't you do it yesterday.It sounded vaguely familiar, yes.No, the elephants got them yesterday.This is a variety of animals.The guinea pigs are excited about tomorrow, because it will be their turn.Shoo I would love to see their turn.Shoo I would love to pinnae pig eat a Christmas tree. They're hungry.Now, let's move on to finance. The finance Dow Jones as to finance. The finance Dow Jones into the

In the last half hour. The last board minutes showed a couple of board minutes showed a couple board members wanted the Fed to stop stimulus by 2013. It has taken investors by surprise. To our region, a good day on the All Ords and ASX 200. The iron ore price is up to $ up to $150 US a tonne overnight.

Predictions are out for the fastest growing economies in the world and the biggest shrinkers. Macau in China is going to grow close to 15% China is going to grow close to 15%. We have got Bhutan. One I love is Timor-Leste, we have followed for years, they economy is going to get a kick along this calendar year, which is ful for one of our closest neighbours who have been doing it tough for the last 20 or 30 years. Good to hear, it, Kochie.

The newest member of Australia's
pace bowling arsenal, Jackson Bird, says he's flattered by comparisons
to test legend Glenn McGrath. Bird claimed the first 4-wicket haul
of his fledgling career on day one of the third test
against Sri Lanka at the SCG. The 26-year-old's determined to
ensure there's plenty more to come. It's only my second test match
and McGrath took 500 wickets but I've got a lot of hard work
to do before I can get even close
to Glenn. The tourists were bowled out for 294
on the final ball of the day, Mike Hussey starting his
farewell test with three catches. The Big Bash League
nearly lived up to its name at the Gabba last night with Clint McKay and Dan Christian
almost coming to blows. Christian had the last laugh as his Brisbane Heat downed McKay's
Melbourne Stars by 24 runs. Shane Warne had a horror night
in the field in his first match
back from a UK holiday.

Aussie youngster John Millman has given world number three
Andy Murray a scare at the Brisbane International. The world number 199
took the second set off the reigning US Open champion before Murray regained control
to win 6-1, 5-7, 6-3. Serena Williams downed fellow
American Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-3 to set up a blockbuster semifinal against world number one
Victoria Azarenka. That match headlines
the night session on 7TWO tonight from 8pm
Eastern Daylight Savings time.

That's from 8 p.m. Eastern daylight savings time. Just check your local guide. A big pat on the back for our guide. A big pat on the back for our youngsters, Millman and Ash Barty. 16, Ipswich will be celebrating today.Terrific.Let's go to JT now and get some weather. Good morning, JT, at Bondi?We are talking about something happening this evening, which is going to be a huge sporting event. Water Polo by the Sea. Not only are you going to have some of the best Australian water polo players up against the greatest international stars of all time but it will be a carnival event. Thomas Whalan, putting the event on, it it is putting the elements of polo, tennis and cricket and all those exciting sports and putting it in a pool?Yes, bringing it to one of pool?Yes, bringing it to one most beautiful locations, Bondi Icebergs, the rugged, fit, good-looking blokes wrestling in the good-looking blokes wrestling in water together.Calm down, Sammy. You can't see what I can see.On the sporting side, it is a serious competition?The boys are competitive. They have been to the Olympics. Tommy from Hungary, he has won medals. No matter what music you put to it, they will be in for a win. Shoo and a good job for Dean Croppers, the under water cameraman.

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Tom, you have competed in four Olympic yourself. Has it changed? There has been a lot of rule changes and a lot done in Australia to promote the sport. It is my way of promoting the sport to really bring it out to these beautiful locations, especially show Sydney what the sort is all - sport is all about.If anyone is watching, Tomsis the husband of -- Tomas is the husband of Elka Graham who is on the Morning Show all the time. Is she coming down tonight?Yes, she is coming down. Theids can are being looked after by the grandparents so she will come down.Are you coming down, Beretts?Yes.Sammy?I am trying to decide between Wagga and the under water water polo?I think the under water shot just sealed it.Thank you, James, see you in half an hour.

Authorities
in South Australia and Victoria are today bracing for the
worst bushfire conditions in years. A total fire ban is in place
in Victoria where residents
face the greatest risk since the deadly
Black Saturday bushfires. Parts of the state are expected
to hit as high as 44 degrees and there'll also be strong winds. Across the border, South Australia
is also on high alert with similar temperature highs.

Firefighters have already begun
dealing with a number of grass fires across that state. Meanwhile,
Queenslanders are being warned about dangerous surf conditions, which are being generated
by ex-tropical cyclone Freda. Let's get the latest from
Sunrise correspondent Nick Etchells in Melbourne. CFS State Coordinator Mark Thomason
in Adelaide and Sunrise reporter Leisa Goddard
on the Gold Coast. Nick, how concerned are authorities
about the fire risk in Victoria?

Welcome to all of you. Victoria, and the combination with the high winds? Well, they are concerned enough they have got 8,000 CFA firefighters on stand-by for today. It is really, the temperature is not as high as it was on black Saturday but we've got a combination of factors that make it very, very dangerous. We've had very little rain here in the past week. So the fuel-load out in the bush is very, very dry. And we've got hot fortherly winds -- northerly winds. Right now it is reasonably still but later they will kick up very strong. There are concerns that any fire that does start will just pick up and run. Of course, as you had, parts of the state have temperatures as high as 44 degrees. Melbourne will be 40 degrees. There is an extreme fire danger for regions from essential sale in a belt from Melbourne to the -- essentially from Melbourne to the South essentially from Melbourne to the essentially from Melbourne to South Australian border. For the rest of the state there is a severe fire warning and obviously, a total fire ban today. It is now passing through 26 degrees. They expect the peak will be about 4:00 this afternoon. It is going to keep getting hotter and hotter and windier and windier.Mark, to you in South Australia. This heatwave started in WA. You copped it next. Melbourne's getting it today and tomorrow. How serious are the conditions in South Australia?We've got three districts that have been classified as catastrophic. It is an indication for us and the community that we may not be able to bring those fires under control. And that there may be assets at risk during those events.What are those three regions?We've knot the Mount Lofty Ranges, lower south-east and Kangaroo Island that are catastrophic. The rest are severe conditions.What are you advising people to do? Of course, Mount Lofty, for people who don't know, are the Hills behind Adelaide, so pretty close to suburban areas? That's right. A number of people have to be mindful of the activthies they are undertaking outside. They should restrain from welding and grinding. But more importantly for the community, they need to implement their bushfire survive plan now. If they are not feeling safe, move to a safer location. It is a reinforcement to the community to monitor the social web site, Facebook and the CFS web site to determine where the fires are and just monitor the conditions throughout the day.So they will be constantly updated. Let's go to Queensland. The attention in Queensland is on the sea, the big swells?They certainly are. You can see behind me it is slowly building this morning and will continue to build over the weekend. There are build over the weekend. There pricks the waves will get between 4 and 6 metres. As a precaution on the Sunshine Coast which is being battered they've taken the shark nets away from mulaol boo, Coolum and Rainbow Beach and possibly two more beaches today. Here they will leave them in place. The risk is, if they do break free, it is a danger to people in the water, swimmers and to wildlife. For people on the Sunshine Coast who want to go to the beaches, they will remain open even though the shark nets are not there. They will be watching for sharks. Also, a huge, strong sweep running up and down the coast, it is making it stretcherous, strong sweeps and winds, and the swells will increase over the weekend. By tomorrow we should see the worst of it. The fire, they have issued a severe fire warning for the interior. Possibly temperatures in Birdsville hitting 46 tomorrow. The farmers out there are worried about bushfire. A wild weekend of weather for us here in Queensland.By the sound of it, right around the country. Thank you, gang, appreciate the update.

There's been some
strange new developments in the search for a missing
Adelaide woman. 20-year-old Rachael Moritz
hasn't been seen for 11 days. Police have revealed
a car she once owned had been used in the murder
of a bikie associate last year. This latest twist is
devastating news for her family. I don't know what's going on. You didn't know that car
was linked to the murder? No, no, I don't know
what's going on now. She's still missing,
how am I supposed to feel, you know? Police don't believe Rachael
was at the scene at the time. But they do believe the 20-year-old
is no longer in South Australia. Seven News reporter Lou Hendricks
has been following the story. Lou, good morning. The family claims
Rachael rang a relative last week. What did she say?

The call was quite short. Her father, Paul Moritz said he wasn't sure it was Racha egl on the phone. Factively she said she was OK: Factively she said she was OK -- effectively she said she was OK. Now, her mum and sisters have come out and said they believe it might not be Rachael or it could have been a prerecorded call and forced to say those things. They think she is at enormous risk of being hurt and someone forced her to make the phone call.There was an unconfirmed sighting of her at Adelaide airport. Do sighting of her at Adelaide airport. Do police believe she is in danger? Police don't believe Rachael is in danger. They believe she is interstate. Her family on the other hand is incredibly concerned. The sighting was on the morning of December twenty-third, two days before Christmas. It is the same day that Rachael's father dropped her at a friend's house in the northern suburbs. She was seen at Adelaide airport by somebody who has called police. She was in the company of a middle-aged woman but of course, it hasn't been confirmed as being Rachael and they are looking into it.The family has launched a Facebook page. Has it given clues? There has been a lot of false reports on that. The family had one Facebook page set up which was then shut down because it was attacked by trolls and there were nasty comments left on that. They sote up a separate Facebook page and had someone manage it because they found it overwhelming. They had more than 14,000 people liking the page and 9,000 following. They have shut down that page because they feel overwhelmed with what is there. They don't believe it is providing useful information. The number of sightings all over, potentially shows people are just suggesting they are seeing her when it is not actually true. Let's hope she is found safe and well, Lou, thanks for bringing us up to date.

The mother of two boys who went missing during a bushwalk
with their grandfather has revealed she didn't think
she'd see them again. Katherine Faerber's 12-year-old son
Brock, 9-year-old son Josh and their grandfather, George, failed to return from a walk
near Lithgow, west of Sydney. Search-and-rescue teams
found the trio in thick bushland. Thank you so much.
I can't thank you enough. I'm speechless. I didn't think they'd come home,
to be honest. The boys and their grandfather
were whinched to safety after a day-long search.

Seven News reporter Paul Kadak
joins us. Paul, do we know more
about how they became lost? ? Luckily everyone is safe and sound.It is understood they were headed for an area called the Glowworm Tunnels just outside of Lithgow for the grandfather taking his grandsons on their first ever bushwalk. It is understood as they were going through the bush they missed the point where they were meant to leave the canyon area. It uzwaant too long before they were several kilometres off course and couldn't get up the steep terrain. The alarm was raised late on Wednesday. The trio was in for a very cold night. The boys say they didn't have much food with them but they ate raw yabies and tried to keep warm with a towel and some leaves. They said it was cold. They were hopeful they were going to be found, they found, were hopeful they were going to be found, they were sure they would be found. It was around 2:45 yesterday afternoon the police helicopter spotted them and they were winched to safety.You mentioned they weren't well prepared, do you think grand dad George got into trouble. He is an experienced bushwalker and has He is an experienced bushwalker and has walked here before. It just seems they took a wrong turn and sadly they were off course and couldn't find their car. The good news, the trio are in good shape considering the ordeal, with cuts and bruises and some dehydration. They are doing OK. The rest of the family are very relieved, as you would imagine and they are full of praise for the 40-odd volunteers who are part of the search and rescue. 9-year-old Josh is not too keen to try it again, but 12-year-old Brock is keen and thought it was great fun. They have to get past their mum, Catherine, who I am sure is not going to let them out of the house any time soon?I am sure, thank you.

Doctors are baffled as to why an
elderly man's eyesight was restored after a fall. The 88-year-old had been wearing
glasses for 50 years - that was until he took a tumble
during a daily stroll. 88-year-old Robert Chapman is
looking on the bright side of life - literally. He can see clearly for the
first time in more than 50 years. Four months ago, Robert tripped and fell heavily
while walking his dog, Flossie. When he woke the following day,
he couldn't believe his own eyes. As soon as I opened my eyes,
everything had changed. I knew. I couldn't believe it. It was quite incredible for me. The World War II veteran
could see and hear clearly after struggling with hearing aids
and wearing glasses for more than half a century. He was so sceptical
about his recovery, he waited four months
to see his optometrist. He put me through all the tests. Halfway through, I, ah, I said, "Have you ever seen anything
like this before?" And he said, "Never". And when we finished, I said,
"What is the verdict?" And he said, "It is miraculous." These days, he's scrapped the specs. Now, I do not need them. Thank God. (LAUGHS)

Sunrise medical editor
Dr John D'Arcy joins us now. Morning, Doc. Is there a medical explanation
for this?

It is a miracle.It is amazing.It is a miracle.No scientific evidence whatsoever that a blow such as this could restore vision or indeed, hearing. After all, if you look at sports people who become paraplegic or whatever, and we try desperately to make the nerves grow, we can't do it. We to rely on stem cells in the future. A blow like this, amazing. Are there medical miracles we can't explain?Perception is interesting. His perception to see may have changed. His perception of what he can hear may have changed but from a scientific perspective, there is nothing that could have created that perception in any way. It is wonderful. Did you see the smile on his face? We have to stand back and say, " say, "Look, this is not going to be a 'Home and Away' story, it does not happen in life." But wasn't it fantastic! Look at that smile.Good old Flossiy, whaus what a -- what a life saver.There are things a blow does fix, I used to suffer migraines but then fell out of a tree, no more migraines.There you go.Nerves have to regrow in a special sort of way. I don't know, all I can say, " I don't know, all I can say, "Is good on you, mate, you look terrific."Happy new year.Happy new year to you.

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Still to come, what a whopper! Australia's biggest burger. It weighs in at 5.5kg. But now, the latest news headlines
with Rebecca Maddern. Catastrophic and extreme
fire conditions are predicted across parts of the country today with temperatures expected
to soar well into the 40s. Live to Euan Ferguson
from the Country Fire Authority in Melbourne. Euan, what's the latest advice
to residents?

This seems like a recipe for disaster today.We are starting to see the winds in the western parts and central part of Victoria lift up and gust to about 40km/h. We are reminding people in Victoria the whole of the state of Victoria is under a total fire ban. No camp fires, no welding, cutting, grinding. And we are also reminding members of the public to leave early if you have any doubt about your safety during the day today. It's not worth taking the risk. Don't wait and see. Pack up your family. Your pets, those possessions you want to take with you. And move to an area of less risk. Obviously, we are asking people to be aware of what is arounds them. Listen to their local radio. Check the CFA web site. Very importantly, talk to your neighbours. We also have to remember that today is a day of extreme heat. So we are reminding all Victorians to eat a good breakfast, keep hydrated, make sure they stay in the cool, don't overexert. Again, check on your neighbours, particularly the elderly neighbours who might be ill or informfirmed or just -- infirmed or just vulnerable and make sure they are OK as well.Good advice, thank you.

A council inspection has found
the fence surrounding a pool where two Sydney toddlers
nearly died is faulty.

The boys' parents saw them sinking
to the bottom at the rented property and dived in fully clothed
to grab them. A very lucky escape,
they're both very lucky. It's just a good thing that the parents quickly noticed
that they were in the pool and quickly got in there
and retrieved them. The property agent
on behalf of the owner immediately fixed the problem. The pair spent the night
under observation in hospital.

Race car drivers in China have competed in a drifting contest
with a difference. Experts manoeuvred
around the icy track, shaped like the number '8', at high speeds. The cars are built
with safety equipment to make sure the drivers aren't hurt
if the vehicles roll. Authorities use
the thrilling performance to issue safety advice
about driving in snowy weather.

I reckon Will Davison would like to do that, Bec? I reckon he would. I love it when you talk race cars,

He got a rare chance to bowl
on day one and there's every chance
retiring Aussie hero Mike Hussey will get to bat today in the third test against Sri Lanka
at the SCG. The tourists were bowled out for 294
on the final ball yesterday, COMMENTATOR: It's all over
for Sri Lanka in the first innings, very late on day one. Mike Hussey ends the day
with another catch. At the Gabba last night, Dan Christian and Clint McKay
nearly traded blows in the Big Bash League clash between
Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars. The Heat won by 24 runs,
keeping their finals hopes alive. Australia's Ashleigh Barty has recorded an impressive win
at the Hopman Cup. The 16-year-old thrashed
former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6-0, 6-3. The win clinched victory
for Australia in its tie against Italy. This is amazing,
coming to Perth and playing and, you know, I've been given this
opportunity to play for Australia and it's been unbelievable. Bernard Tomic followed up his win
over Novak Djokovic with a straight-sets victory over
Andreas Seppi. At the Brisbane International, world number three Andy Murray needed three sets to get past Aussie
youngster John Millman. And Serena Williams downed
Sloane Stephens in straight sets to set up a semifinal clash with
Victoria Azarenka.

Now, JT, you have been telling aus about the hot weather today. Spare a thought for these guys in central Victoria, the first road stage of the a road trip. They are starting 2 hours earlier between Sunbury and Bendigo. They will get to Bendigo around 1:30, good luck to all the riders out thereThat is serious dedication.Like where you are.Not really. It is nice and cool in the water accept, the best water polo players in the world are about to throw those balls at my head really hard. I have got protection. I have got Billy Miller, Billy, what is the hot tip here?Stop the ball going in and try not to use your face too much.OK. OK. Go.

That's it, lovely.

I think they're going soft on him. Ahhhh!You need to go to Rio, JT...

Let's look at the forecast.

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A broad trough over WA is generating thunderstorms
and directing hot northerlies into South Australia,
Victoria and Tasmania. This is increasing fire danger
in the nation's south-east. A broad high is keeping
southern and eastern Australia dry. Another trough is causing storms in Queensland
and the Northern Territory.

I feel like a sitting duck. Ah! Ah! Oh!Ah! Come on! Yeah! It's happening this evening.Good to see. Like he's got Vici on his cap. Thanks, mate.

A small fish-and-chip shop
near Cairns is boasting it makes
the biggest burgers in Australia. Weighing 5.5kg, customers are being challenged
to gobble it down in under an hour. So far, only four people
have attempted the challenge but none have succeeded.

Shop owner Phil Waterrus
joins me now. Good morning, Phil. Why did you decide to make
such a big burger?

Well, it was a traffic stopper, really, Sam and Kochie. I wanted to get people in my new business up there, as a fish and chip shop, and hamburgers and hot dogs we make as well. I wanted that leverage to get people in the door, so I could prove a point, we do have the best fish and chips in town. It is definitely stopping the traffic, it's stoppingb everybody.Phil, I love it. Terrific, a great marketing idea that lots of small business owners could take a leaf out of your book, terrific. Get attention, get out there. Now, a couple of people have tried to get through it. None have. Big fellow, have you tried?No, I'm too big Kochie, now, I'm trying to lose weight. I probably would have in my younger days. It is working. You have to look outside the square, it is bringing attention to Innisfail because when you ring God from here, it is only a local call, not STD?Three eggs at least?A kilo of bacon, two kilos of mince, it's got a kilo of cheese and tomato and pineapple. The buns are 1.