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Coogee Ring’s Secrets Remain A Mystery

In the quiet of dawn I made my way down the steps to the Coogee pool. The magic of golden hour had begun and a few other photographers were anticipating a magical sunrise. Footsteps and chants from the fitness enthusiasts started to fill the morning air. The first sprays of colour started to transform the […]

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Fallout Grows Over Shute Shield Coverage Cut

The blame game over the ABC’s decision to cut its Shute Shield Saturday afternoon rugby coverage has started, amid concerns that club rugby won’t receive sufficient exposure without televised matches, and will thus lose essential sponsorship revenue. Matt Thistlethwaite, the Federal Member for Kingsford Smith, said he was concerned grassroots sport had been neglected. “It […]

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Swim Between The Flags, Read Between The Lines

Randwick City Council recently marked the start of summer by opening of Sydney’s – and most likely Australia’s – first and only free beach library on the shores of the world-renowned Coogee Beach as a unique service for residents and visitors alike. Located on the lower beach promenade right next to the sand, the six-metre […]

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Sophie’s Quest To Solve The Mysteries Of Premature Birth

A plump, healthy, newborn cradled in its mother’s arms – it’s every parent’s dream. Sadly, for many, it’s far from a reality. Premature babies face many turbulent months fighting complications to survive, and their parents helplessly watch and desperately dream about being able to take their precious baby home. In Australia, 8 percent of all […]

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Turland’s Harvest Hits The Junction

Bondi Harvest has made another step towards worldwide domination, opening up a new arm of the business at The Eastern in Bondi Junction. Guy Turland, who operates Jo and Willy’s Depot in North Bondi and has achieved a substantial following through his YouTube recipe clips, said the move to The Eastern was the first step […]

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Bronte Cutting Stonewalled

The Bronte Cutting has come under fire after a series of near misses involving pedestrians and vehicles. And, as the existing footpath only covers around a third of the total length of the cutting, the question has been asked who is responsible if there is an accident in an area where there is no pedestrian […]

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Bond Homes In On Bondi

Famous British film character James Bond is packing his bags and heading to Bondi Beach in time for January’s annual Flickerfest short film festival. Australia’s only Academy-accredited and BAFTA recognised competitive international short film festival is taking on a Bond theme this year when it takes place from January 9-18 at Bondi Pavilion. “Bond comes […]

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Car Park Consultation Process Lambasted

The public consultation process for the proposed underground car park at Bondi Beach has been criticised for distorting public feedback. The draft Bondi Plan of Management proposes a two to three-storey underground car park including a green roof, which would cost at least $20 million to build. The car park has proven particularly divisive, with […]

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Illegal Dumpers To Be Caught On Camera

Illegal dumpers are now more likely to be caught in the act than ever, following the installation of six CCTV cameras at known dumping hotspots in the Randwick municipality. The cameras are now in operation in Kensington, Kingsford, Maroubra and Randwick. Randwick Mayor Ted Seng said Council was stepping up its effort to clamp down […]

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Paddle With Your Pup

Watsons Bay is set to play host to the fastest growing sport in the world this Australia Day. Every Man and His Dog, now in its second year, will see stand up paddlers and their dogs hit the beach on January 26 for a day of competition, fun races and activities. “Stand up paddling is […]

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