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SIX COST-SAVING TECHNOLOGIES FOR CLIMATE-FRIENDLY LIVING

This March marks the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour, a global initiative raising awareness about climate change and the ways to combat it. While progress has been slow, climate-friendly living has never been easier and more cost-effective, with low-carbon home solutions on our doorstep. Better still, these cheaper technologies today also mean bigger dollar savings […]

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Photo: Paul Taylor

LOCAL COUPLE TAKE ON IRON CENTURY FOR CHARITY

It’s very easy to think about doing ‘something for charity’, but turning this vague, altruistic aspiration into an actuality is another thing entirely. However, action is in the blood of local couple Debi Hazelden and John Mergler. The pair met back in 2014 at the infamous ‘Heartbreak Hill’ on New South Head Road, when Mr. […]

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Picture: Marie Fredriksson

RESCUES ARE A COSTLY RESOURCE

The surf lifesaving movement is unique to Australia and its services are second to none as far as diligence, training and community relationships are concerned. Over the long hot summer we have been inundated with pleas for donations to Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA), both in the mainstream media and on the social networks. There […]

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Photo: Spot Anderson

OLD FASHIONED FAMILY FUN AS THE SPOT FESTIVAL FAREWELLS SUMMER

Sydney’s nightlife might continue to be a crumbling mess, but Randwick Council is determined to ensure that our daytime culture does not suffer the same fate. On Sunday, March 5 from 1pm to 8pm, Perouse Road and St Pauls Street in Randwick will be closed off to car traffic, and pedestrian fun and community activities […]

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Mind your manors, Mirvac.

MULTIPLE POWER OUTAGES LEAVE OCEAN STREET RESIDENTS FUMING

What gives a company the right to simply shut off a whole area’s power for eight hours? What gives them the right to do this not once, but again and again? Apparently the answer is disturbingly simple: the law. This is a disconcerting truth that has been learnt and re-learnt by residents of Ocean Street […]

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RUNNERS REQUIRED IN QUEST TO SAVE TINY LIVES

If you ever need to define doing something worthwhile, Sophie Smith and her ‘Running for Premature Babies’ (RFPB) group should be your point of reference. In this her 11th year entering a team in the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, she is aiming to attract 500 participants to pull on the eponymous purple RFPB singlet […]

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Beware of anyone wearing Adidas.

WAVE OF LETTERBOX BREAK-INS LEAVES BONDI ON HIGH ALERT

“I’ll just leave the keys in the letterbox.” It’s a phrase we’ve all uttered a hundred times, because let’s face it, who can be bothered buying one of those fake rock key-holder things? Unfortunately, a recent wave of letterbox break-ins in the Bondi area is here to remind us that we are not as clever […]

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This lady talks sense.

ON HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN INTERVIEW WITH ROSEMARY STANTON

I recently caught up with one of Australia’s best-known gurus on nutrition. With over 50 years’ experience, 32 books and over 3000 articles to her name, Rosemary Stanton knows a thing or two about clean living for your body and our planet. Here are some of her expert insights… What changes have you noticed about […]

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What’s New Around The Beaches… The Hotel Bondi Refurbishment

Hotel Bondi has long held the reputation as the bar you head to after the Beach Road closes. It’s pretty much the only place in Bondi that’s allowed to serve booze after midnight. Given that things tend to get quite ‘interesting’ after the hour at which Cinderella’s stagecoach turns into a pumpkin, for most people […]

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Photo:  David Child

Bondi’s Kat Parker Takes Out #MySydney Photo Comp

There was an incredible response late last year to the #MySydney by WHTVR photo competition, proudly supported by The Beast, QT Bondi and Photoking Randwick, with over 1,000 entries piling in. There could only be one winner, though, and that was Kat Parker’s poignant shot of a retro Toyota wagon loaded up with surfboards down […]

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