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The Beginners Guide to Bike Share in Bondi

With the height of summer just around the corner, we at ofo, the world’s leader in bike share, are looking forward to more locals and tourists enjoying the glorious Eastern Beaches of Sydney on our bright yellow bikes. As the first to bring bike share to Australia with endorsement from local councils and a partnership […]

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What Do Pubs Mean For Our Community?

By now most local residents would have heard the news that well-known hotelier Justin Hemmes has purchased The Royal Hotel on Bondi Road. Does anyone really care? Does it matter who owns a pub? Probably not, until it starts to sink in just what it means for this grand old establishment. Some will be excited […]

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Bondi Has Plenty in Reserve

After almost two years in the pipeline, Bondi Beach was finally recognised as a National Surfing Reserve (NSR) in early December, at a launch at the northern end of the beach in front of a host of dignitaries. A Welcome to Country ceremony and dance from Bradley Page, a member of the Cadigal clan, was […]

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To Beer or Not To Beer? That is the Question

Whether we like it or not, Australians are synonymous with drinking. We’re a good-time, “She’ll be right” kind of nation, for whom enjoying a cold VB is a fundamental human right. Sadly, however, not all humans can handle their grog and some are downright disrespectful after a couple (or dozens) of cold ‘uns. It’s a […]

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Watch The World’s Best at Flickerfest

Watching the world’s best short films under the stars at Bondi Beach sounds like the perfect way to kick-off the new year. Eastern Suburbs residents will have access to the world’s most recognised short films this January, as the 27th official Flickerfest comes back home to Bondi Pavilion. “After 27 years, I’m proud that Flickerfest […]

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Eastern Suburbs Schools Campaign Gains Momentum

More kids, rampant residential development, and soaring private school fees are just some of the reasons why the Eastern Suburbs needs another public high school, a new campaign is arguing. CLOSEast, the parent body behind the campaign, told The Beast that many schools in the area are running at or over their capacity. Licia Heath, […]

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2017: A Year To Forget

Pearl is no oracle, but while casting my prophetic eye back over 2017 I realised my favourite fruit, the humble blueberry, had proven to be my crystal ball. Being demoted from its number one position in the List of Super Foods for 2017 and cast aside for some slimy, vile fermentation, the blueberry was a […]

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An Important Message From Waverley Council

The article published in the January edition of The Beast magazine (Exclusive: New Development Forced Eviction of Waverley Cemetery Residents) claiming a new development will force the eviction of Waverley Cemetery residents is false and completely untrue. Please be assured, this article is a satirical piece and is not supported by Council. We understand this […]

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Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch has launched the Plastic by the C art exhibition in direct opposition to the world famous Sculpture by the Sea. The mobile installation features plastic wrappers from his two regional publications, The Wentworth Courier and The Southern Courier, which have been scattered throughout the streets of the East. “Sculpture by […]

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Art-lovers in Randwick can rejoice at the prospect of a potential cultural centre under the leadership of newly-elected Mayor Lindsay Shurey. Among her agenda of empowering cyclists and pedestrians is also a focus on creating a regional gallery in the city. “My vision is that I want [Randwick] to be an artistic city and I […]

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