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Local Chick… Eliane Morel from Bondi

Actor, singer and cabaret writer Eliane Morel has lived in the Waverley Municipality for 25 years and calls Bondi home. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve been in Waverley for 25 years, 22 of them in Bondi. Why do you live here? I’m from Canberra and […]

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Local Bloke… James McAuley from Randwick

Randwick’s James McAuley moved from London to Syd- ney 14 years ago. He is a research scientist and Associate Professor at NeuRA, where he is developing and testing new treatments aimed to prevent and better manage chronic low back pain. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I […]

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Beardy from Hell – October 2018

LIBRA SEP 24-OCT 23 There is absolutely nothing wrong with masturbating in a dark corner of a movie theatre, except maybe during school holidays. SCORPIO OCT 24-NOV 22 At some stage you’ll abuse your position of power to take advantage of someone under your control, and you’ll thoroughly enjoy it. SAGITTARIUS NOV 23-DEC 21 Don’t […]

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Bag a Bargain from Coonawarra

Coonawarra is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon and its blends, and in the whites you’ll see a bit of Sauv Blanc and Chardonnay getting about. There are some bloody good drops and if you’re clever you can certainly bag a bargain. Here are a few of my favourites that won’t break the bank… BOWEN ESTATE […]

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Oat Cookies with Mini Smarties

When it comes to sweets, Smarties are one of the few lollies I’ll let my children eat. This is because they’re fairly harmless in the additive department. Made using natural colours, as far as lollies go Smarties are a wiser choice than their rival M&Ms. By contrast, M&Ms are made using artificial colours that are […]

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Rocker Bondi – A Versatile Venue Away from the Hustle and Bustle

Nestled up in the far corner of North Bondi at the Ben Buckler shops, Rocker might not be on everyone’s list of go-to restaurants in the area. Many may even be unaware of its existence because it’s located up the hill and away from the hustle and bustle of Bondi Beach. But rest assured, those […]

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A Very Long Journey on a Very Long Train

Our very first sighting of the Indian Pacific train, with its iconic silver bullet-like carriages and famous eagle emblem, was at Perth train station. It was so long that we couldn’t see its beginning or end. The train is an unbelievable 774 metres in length, just less than two full laps of an Olympic running […]

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What is it Like to be Gay and Asian?

It is difficult enough for young men and women in Australia to come out when they realise they are gay, but being gay when you belong to a culture that doesn’t accept homosexuality is much more difficult. One of my clients is a young Chinese man who is studying in Sydney. He suspected that he […]

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Air-Patter Brings Short-term Pet Hire to Local Footy Fanatics

Eastern Suburbs residents are scrambling to hire the few remaining September Pets in anticipation of strong local representation at the business end of this year’s footy finals. Last minute orders are flooding in to local enterprise AIR-PATTER, which is offering short-term leasing of freelance roosters, rabbits and swans. “Hire the perfect accessory,” reads the AIR-PATTER […]

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Water for Me, Water for All

Our country is in the midst of a terrible drought. Sydney’s dams and catchments, responsible for bringing water to our taps, are currently at 69 per cent capacity. Farmers’ hardships are giving rise to city fundraisers and stirring up a collective concern for our people on the land. And rightly so; it would be foolish […]

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