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Poo, Plastics And Pesticides

We’ve all heard it before: plastic and pollution can screw up our environment. Did you know that in every square kilometre of ocean, there are more than 18,000 pieces of plastic, and that plastic bags and discarded litter can kill sea turtles and other unsuspecting marine life? Then there are the nasties you cannot see, […]

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Spring Is In Full Swing

Get ready for it – spring is now in full swing and it is time to make the most of every fishing opportunity that presents itself. October is one of the most exciting months to wet a line off Sydney. With the winter species like tuna, tailor, dory and crayfish still doing their thing, and […]

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Video of the Week – Intense Haka

While plenty of Aussies and Kiwis would’ve tuned in to the nail-biting rugby union test between the Wallabies and All Blacks on the weekend, far fewer would’ve been watching Junior Kangaroos take on the Junior Kiwis in the rugby league. Despite the different code and the youth of the combatants, the Haka was no less […]

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Manners Maketh Middle Class

As the ‘purveyor’ of middle class issues, it should come as no surprise that a preschool in the uber-gentrified suburb of Rozelle has incorporated an eight-week ‘manners training’ program into its curriculum. And, of course, the training program comes with the awarding of a medal at the end, just to reinforce how special (and rare) […]

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Every Week Is Fashion Week

These days it feels like there’s a fashion week happening somewhere around the world no matter what time of year it is. From Stockholm to Shanghai and Tokyo to Delhi, cities across the globe have claimed their own weeks to showcase their home-grown fashion talent. While writing this month’s piece, New York is centre stage […]

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Video of the Week – 87 Bounces

87 BOUNCES from collectif HOTU on Vimeo. One air ball, 87 bounces, 24 Hollywood movies and one filmmaker/special effects dude with way too much time on his hand – that pretty much sums up today’s video really. It’s pretty bloody clever and will only take up three and a bit minutes of your morning, so […]

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Kean To Depart With Final Curtain Call

Leland Kean has announced his intention to resign as Artistic Director of the Rock Surfers Theatre Company, bringing closure to a ten-year reign that has seen him foster a generation of up-and-coming Australian acting talent. Mr Kean’s departure will coincide with the final work of the 2015 season, The Way Things Work, which he is […]

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Dog For Adoption – Brinkley

Age | 3 years Sex | Male Breed | Maltese X Silky Weight | 5kg Brinkley is a sweet, playful boy and is very social with other dogs. He is very affectionate and cuddly with people and loves giving big, sloppy, unhygienic kisses. He arrived at the shelter in very poor condition with skin infections, […]

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October Thumbs

Up – Lifeguards – The boys (and girls) in blue now back on all our beaches (not just the famous ones) so feel free to jump in a rip. Down – Racist Junk Mail – Whoever is behind the ‘Wake Up White Australia’ pamphlet should f**k off to another country right now. Up – The […]

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Keith Gives Bowls Club A Leg Up

Perched on the cliffs between Clovelly and Bronte, the Clovelly Bowling Club has weathered many a storm during its almost 70-year history. One of the biggest threats the club has faced in that time was not from the weather, but from lack of patronage, which almost saw the club shut its doors. It was the […]

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