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Celebrity Specialist Targets Aussie Legends

The world of celebrity is a weird and wonderful place, and the best way to indulge in it is often from the outside looking in. Local resident Richard Simpkin has perfected the art, having met and been photographed with over 2000 celebrities including Nelson Mandela, Michael Jackson, Audrey Hepburn, Brad Pitt and David Beckham, all […]

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Rewriting History: The Origins of South Maroubra Surf Club

The history of the Surf Life Saving Association is deeply entrenched in Australia’s narrative, and for over 100 years valiant men and women have saved countless lives from the wild grasp of Mother Nature. Many of our surf clubs along the Eastern Beaches were formally established in the early 1900s onwards, when surf bathing became […]

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Remo Kickstarts Bondi Memories

Creative strategist Remo Giuffre has a self-professed long love affair with Bondi. And thanks to a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, Mr Giuffre has been able to pen a book, General Thinker, which includes several chapters devoted to Bondi. “I’m based in Bondi and have been for a very long time,” Mr Giuffre said. “There are […]

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Who Will Give A Fig About The Fig Tree?

The almighty fig tree is an impressive piece of nature that adorns many streets in the Eastern Suburbs. While staggeringly beautiful, they can also be a pain in the proverbial – suffocating drainage systems, uplifting footpaths and roads, damaging the structural integrity of buildings, and bearing the fruit and associated bat populations that constantly decorating […]

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Splashing, Dashing And Raising Funds For WAYS

Bondi Rescue star Andrew ‘Reidy’ Reid has vowed to bring the fun back to the beach in launching the inaugural Bondi Splash N’ Dash. The event, to be held on Saturday, November 22, is designed to cater for a variety of skill and endurance levels. While an array of exceptionally talented athletes are lined up […]

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Randwick Parking Blitz Rubs Residents Up The Wrong Way

With its notable lack of parking meters, many would think Randwick City is something of a safe-haven when it comes to avoiding the wrath of the dreaded parking rangers, particularly when compared to neighbouring Waverley. Lately, however, a spate of incidents has left local residents wondering whether Randwick Council has undertaken a blitz of sorts […]

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Bowling Club Proposal No Las Vegas Precinct

The organisation behind a proposed $100 million redevelopment of the Waverley Bowling Club has sought to assure locals that it will not turn into a “Las Vegas or Kings Cross precinct”. Easts Group, the owner of Waverley Bowling Club, has lodged a proposal with Waverley Council to build a new facility that will include two […]

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I Have A (Light Rail) Dream

As a schoolboy at Coogee Public School, the ringing of the home-time bell meant freedom. For me, it also meant I could again wander home along the abandoned tramway that curved behind the school from Coogee to The Spot. I had missed out on riding the trams by a few years, but as I walked […]

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New Mayors To Merge On Council Amalgamations

Eastern Suburbs political leaders are gearing up for the potentially fractious debate over council amalgamations, which will likely form a crux issue over the coming year. The forewarning came after Liberal councillor Sally Betts was re-elected as Mayor of Waverley and Cr Ted Seng took over the mayorship in Randwick. Cr Seng, a Kingsford resident […]

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Kean To Depart With Final Curtain Call

Leland Kean has announced his intention to resign as Artistic Director of the Rock Surfers Theatre Company, bringing closure to a ten-year reign that has seen him foster a generation of up-and-coming Australian acting talent. Mr Kean’s departure will coincide with the final work of the 2015 season, The Way Things Work, which he is […]

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