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‘Magnificent’ Malabar Headland Still Causing Concern

The Federal Government has been challenged to provide Malabar Headland with legal protection from developers as conjecture swirls around the Abbott Government’s plans for the area. A report commissioned by the Abbott government said the Commonwealth-owned land was “surplus to requirements” and would generate a “significant return” if sold. Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has […]

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Wylie’s Baths Aims For A Better Bathing Experience

The future of Coogee’s Wylie’s Baths is in safe hands, according to a recent survey conducted by the Wylie’s Baths Trust back in spring 2014. Over 100 regular users of the Baths responded to the survey, with the majority of respondents wanting to preserve the character and heritage values of the Baths as it stands […]

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Video of the Week – Bodyboarding Baby Gets Barrelled

BodyBoarding 101 from jorge tirado on Vimeo. I’m not sure this a good example of responsible parenting, but it is entertaining nonetheless. And it’s shot in Puerta Rico, where this sort of behaviour is probably frowned upon a little less. Yes, it would be more impressive if they were standing up on a surfboard, but […]

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Randwick Festival The Spot To Be Seen

Home to one of Sydney’s most loved cinemas, plenty of popular cafes and small bars, and close to the city, The Spot in Randwick is one of the most vibrant destinations in the Eastern Suburbs. So it comes as no surprise that The Spot Festival, to be held on March 8, is Randwick’s biggest free […]

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Waverley College Farewells A Legend

Waverley College staff and students have farewelled one of their most respected, decorated and long-serving teachers. Kerry Murray, a PE teacher at the college after starting as a primary school teacher, retired recently after 43 years of service at Waverley College. “Waverley has changed profoundly in my time, keeping abreast of all the new advancements […]

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Dog For Adoption – Freckles

Age | 12 months Sex | Female Breed | Foxy x Cattle Dog Weight | 11kg Freckles came from the pound heavily pregnant and days later gave birth. She has been used for breeding in the past. She is an affectionate and fiercely loyal girl. She looks at you for commands and is very intelligent. […]

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Dogs Walking Off-Leash Do So At Their Own Risk

Waverley Mayor Sally Betts has rejected the request for extra fencing on Hastings Parade in North Bondi, after a dog leapt over a wall on the street last month and fell to its death. Dan Kershaw was walking his friend’s dog, Scotch, around North Bondi when disaster struck. “He was off lead, and spare me […]

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Local Bloke – Tom Chapman

How long have you lived here? I have lived in the Eastern Suburbs my whole life. I grew up in Waverley and started surfing down at Bronte when I was young. I’m currently living in Bronte. What’s your favourite beach? Bronte. It’s a beautiful and unique place down there. I really hope the council doesn’t […]

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Extinguish The Flame Trees

It was about 11am on a recent Wednesday morning when a loud crash echoed through Bronte Gully. Another coral tree had disassociated itself from the noxious family tree. There have been many instances in the past when these feral imposters have smashed to the ground throughout the gully, but this time it fell across the […]

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Parking Situation A Problem For Local Lifeguards

Waverley Council’s lifeguards are said to be at wit’s end over the issue of parking at their local beaches. One former lifeguard, who is closely linked to the current Waverley Lifeguards, contacted The Beast recently relaying complaints about the issue. At present, there are no dedicated parking spaces for lifeguards at any of Waverley’s beaches […]

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