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Game, Set And Match As Maccabi Tennis Courts Bow Out

The final tennis ball has been hit and community anger has continued to brew over the closure of Bondi’s Maccabi Tennis Centre. The Sydney East Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) has recommended the Maccabi Tennis Club in Bondi be rezoned to a R3 medium density residential site with 42 apartments and 49 new parking spaces. […]

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Ice Rink Proves Magical For Bondi Business

Bondi Beach businesses have lauded the return of Bondi Winter Magic ice rink in helping ensure turnover has remained solid over the chilliest period of the year. The rink returned to Bondi Beach, after a hiatus last year, from June 27 to July 13 courtesy of collaborative effort from the Bondi Chamber of Commerce and […]

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Bronte Locals Given The Roundabout

Bronte residents have hit out at Waverley Council’s proposal for a roundabout in St Thomas Street, labelling it unnecessary and dangerous. Proposed to be built at the intersection of St Thomas Street and Trafalgar Street, Bronte resident Colin Heighes said there had been no consultation with locals. “I found out when they started marking it […]

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Future Of Waverley Cemetery Remains Clouded

Waverley Mayor Sally Betts has sought to assure residents they will be included in the community consultation process for the refurbishment of Waverley Cemetery. Speculation over the future of the iconic but decaying cemetery has been rife ever since the original Plan of Management was announced in 2008, with no firm decisions yet made about […]

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Treadmills Run Non-stop Against Suicide

The treadmills never stopped and celebrities turned up in large numbers as the fight for suicide prevention landed a big blow last month. The second annual Plebs, Pro’s and Personalities 24-Hour Run (PPP4SPA) raised over $100,000 for Suicide Prevention Australia. A host of celebrities and NRL stars including Sonny Bill Williams, Reni Maitua and Willie […]

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Farmer Returns From Middle East To Tackle City2Surf

It’s that time of year again when the crowds swarm to Bondi in skimpy clothing and the beach becomes overrun with people enjoying what looks like the world’s biggest sausage sizzle. No ladies and gentleman, this isn’t Shorething; this is the City2Surf. Established in 1971, the gruelling 14-kilometre run takes competitors from Sydney’s city centre, […]

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Surfer Death Reopens Call For Winter Patrol

The recent tragic death of a surfer at Tamarama Beach has once again opened debate about the need for the year-round presence of lifeguards at both Bronte and Tamarama Beaches. At present, these beaches are serviced by professional lifeguards during the warmer months between September and April, but of Waverley Council’s beaches, only Bondi is […]

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Cracker Night Proposal Divides Political Opinion

Randwick East Ward Liberal councillor Brendan Roberts is calling for support to bring a regulated firecracker night back to New South Wales by asking those in favour to lobby their state members to support a private member’s bill when it goes to parliament in the spring. Mr Roberts’ calls come as Randwick City Council voted […]

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Tama Surf Club A Way Of Life For Many

Do you love Tamarama Beach? Are you one of the thousands of people who have been caught in the rip or scraped on the reef? Have you ever been thankful that there were volunteers watching out for you? Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club is launching its film, ‘A Way of Life’, at the Randwick Ritz […]

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Record-Breaking Night Helps Sick Kids Smile

It’s not every Friday night at the pub that you’ll witness people from all walks of life coming together and digging deep to support a local dad and his outstanding charity, giving hope to seriously ill children in hospital. For the first time ever, the annual Forever Johnno Monster Raffle for Sick Kids was held […]

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