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Local Bloke – Stu Rich from Coogee

Coogee resident Stu Rich is a horseracing expert who loves his time down at Randwick Racecourse. Stu shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? Two years. What’s your favourite beach? Crescent Head up north for a wave and Coogee for my morning swim. A sunrise on Coogee Beach gets […]

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Surfer Death Reopens Call For Winter Patrol

The recent tragic death of a surfer at Tamarama Beach has once again opened debate about the need for the year-round presence of lifeguards at both Bronte and Tamarama Beaches. At present, these beaches are serviced by professional lifeguards during the warmer months between September and April, but of Waverley Council’s beaches, only Bondi is […]

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Video of the Week – Woodville

My mate Leonie Mansfield is producing a short film with local Eastern Suburbs director Georgiana Taylor called Crumble. They are aiming to raise the film budget through online crowdfunding platform Pozible. This week’s Video of the Week is the first episode of one of Georgiana’s previous projects, a web-series she made back in her hometown […]

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Demi Harman – Coogee’s Rising Star

Where are you originally from? I’m from Brisbane, Australia, on the south side to be specific. I believe that you spent part of your childhood in the US; is that right? No, but I’ve had a lot of holidays there. I wouldn’t say that I lived there for longer than a couple of months. My […]

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Cracker Night Proposal Divides Political Opinion

Randwick East Ward Liberal councillor Brendan Roberts is calling for support to bring a regulated firecracker night back to New South Wales by asking those in favour to lobby their state members to support a private member’s bill when it goes to parliament in the spring. Mr Roberts’ calls come as Randwick City Council voted […]

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Reading In To The Rosemount Estate Survey

Last year, 1029 people filled in an online survey, commissioned by Rosemount Estate. Participants came from all over Australia. It was a wide-ranging survey and I only have so much space to work with here, but I’ll cover what I can. Classes of Drinkers One of the more interesting questions in the survey asked people […]

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Does my Asana look big in this?

The biggest leap between Indian and Western yoga is the use of the word ‘exercise’. People want to workout and some of them even want yoga to make them skinny. Yes, I said it! I will even admit to using and abusing the practice for a better body. Perhaps if more of us could concede […]

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Long-winged, Long-legged, Hunters… Swamp Harriers

Apart from Nankeen Kestrels and Black-shouldered Kites, both of which hover for sustained periods in open areas and are easily seen, birds of prey are not common in the Sydney region. There is a pretty good chance of seeing Whistling Kites, Brown Falcons and sea-eagles in suitable habitat, but others are uncommon or less obvious. […]

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Every Place By Its Right Name

Every day along the Eastern Beaches of Sydney we speak words that continue to connect us with the Cadigal, the Traditional Owners (TOs) of Cadigal Country. Aboriginal place names are spread across Australia from coast to coast, derived from the various local languages and dialects that once dominated their respective landscapes. Some of the names […]

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Video of the Week – Best Police Chase Ever…

Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back (Directors Cut) from Tim & Joe on Vimeo. Not only is this a great police chase (without a car in sight), it’s also a pretty catchy tune. For a moment I thought I was back in the mid-1990s rocking out to M People, but it’s actually Duke Dumont and […]

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