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Refugees Surf Towards A Brighter Future At Bondi

In December 2015, 20 refugee and asylum seekers took part in the inaugural Surfing Without Borders program, led by the Let’s Go Surfing team at Bondi Beach. The event, designed by Settlement Services International, sought to promote physical and emotional wellbeing amongst its refugee and asylum seeker clients. Settlement Services International CEO Violet Roumeliotis said […]

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Inconspicuous, Sociable, Waterbirds… Nankeen Night-Herons

Nankeen Night-Herons are native Australian birds that are largely nocturnal or crepuscular. They usually roost during the day in groups in leafy trees growing near water. In the Sydney region, where they associate in small parties in suitable wetland habitat, they are uncommon and inconspicuous. Sociable, nomadic and dispersive in response to rainfall, they aggregate […]

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China Diner – No Ordinary Chinese Restaurant

Think Chinese food and images of wonton soup, spring rolls and chicken chow mein being enjoyed in a quiet, family-owned restaurant probably come to mind. Luckily for Bondi, China Diner has turned this vision on its head and created a den of deliciousness with an Asian flair that hip couples or groups wanting a night […]

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Local Singers To Have A Whale Of A Time

Music has the power to inspire, motivate and connect, but for one Coogee resident, the combination of the beauty of music and the unique experience of swimming with whales has been more meaningful than any Top 100 song. Stuart Davis, a talented singer and choir director with over 25 years’ experience, is currently responsible for […]

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February Thumbs

Up Big Bash – We were critical at first, but we’re happy to admit we were wrong. The KFC big Bash this year has been finger lickin’ good. An Extra Day – February 29 is back again. Not only does it mean my mate Steve finally gets to celebrate his ninth birthday, it’s also an […]

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Shabbat Dinner Hits Tamarama Beach

Bondi’s charitable community cooking hub, Our Big Kitchen, is giving diners the opportunity to sink their toes into the sand and their teeth into a traditional Shabbat dinner on the beach this month. At sundown on Friday, February 12, Jews and the wider community will welcome in the Sabbath on the sand at Tamarama Beach. […]

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Dogs of the Month – Coral

Name | Coral Age | 10 years Sex | Female Breed | Jack Russell X Coral is a very gentle, quiet girl. She accepts changes very well and she is always looking for some affection. Coral previously lived with a family who had small children and she was great with them. They also had another […]

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Local Bloke – Luke Bertoz

Name | Luke Bertoz Suburb | Coogee Coogee musician Luke Bertoz recently set up Yap Yap Studios in association with Sunburst Music in Coogee. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in the area for 15 years. What’s your favourite beach? I used to live in […]

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Clovelly Development Stirs Up Some Dust

At the corner of Clovelly Road and Knox Street lies the Clovelly RSL and Airforce Club – yet another licensed venue to have bitten the proverbial dust. The site will soon morph into a new childcare centre for the local community. The proposal for the site, which was approved by Randwick Council on April 14, […]

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Video of the Week – The Dogist

The Dogist from E.J. McLeavey-Fisher on Vimeo. This short documentary is about Instagram canine photographer and author Elias Weiss Friedman, a.k.a. The Dogist (@thedogist). Yep, this fella goes about taking photos of random people’s dogs, and he’s managed to accrue a zillion Instagram followers doing it. It really is a funny old world that we […]

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