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CHRISTMAS PRESENT DRIVE EMBODIES THE SPIRIT OF GIVING

At Christmas time we all focus on those we love. Regardless of whether we believe in God or not, chances are that we believe in family, and Christmas time is when we really sit back, take stock, and appreciate who (and what) we have. For some families, Christmas is the hardest time of the year. […]

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CELEBRATE DIVERSITY AND DELICIOUSNESS AT KINGSFORD NOODLE MARKETS

While Pauline Hanson may not be a fan of the Halal Snack Pack, and though she seems to think that “98 per cent of Australians don’t believe in halal certification”, here at The Beast we couldn’t think any more differently. In fact, we love and celebrate all the amazing multicultural cuisines we are lucky enough […]

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BRONTE POOL BACK IN THE SWIM – FINALLY

The historic Bronte Pool has withstood the test of time for more than a century, but this year it failed to withstand the test of human error. Earlier in the year the pump broke down and after much deliberation from Waverley Council it was decided to send to Germany for a new one. And so […]

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F**k off ! We’re the People’s Front of Judea!

CEMETERY HERITAGE LISTING LEAVES LOCALS DIVIDED

There is an incisive scene in Monty Python’s The Life of Brian that pretty accurately encapsulates the nonsensical factionalism that occurs within many political causes. Brian apprehends a group of people and asks them whether they are the Judean People’s Front. Flabbergasted and provoked, they respond, “F**k off! Judean People’s Front. We’re the People’s Front […]

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A BRIEF GUIDE TO THE EAST’S BEST CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT EVENTS

Carols by candlelight is a magical concept in its simplicity. Whether you’re a little kid reveling in being up past your bedtime, or an adult reveling in being a little kid, carols unite and transcend us. In the Eastern Suburbs, we are lucky to have a vast range of caroling events to tempt us, from […]

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SEVEN FREE APPS TO HELP YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE

These days, making sustainability part of your everyday can be as easy as jumping on your smartphone or tablet. Whether you’re into design and fashion, clean streets, great recipes, or you’re after a new fridge, you can bet there’s an app to help you make planet-friendly choices. Check out these free techy tools that are […]

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WHITE RIBBON WALK TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Four years ago, Roger Yeo and his wife Kathy had had no experience with domestic or family violence. For Roger, it was “something that happened to other people… in other neighbourhoods or other towns.” In July 2012, the Yeo’s daughter, Rachelle Yeo, was stabbed to death by a jealous former partner. Their blissful ignorance was […]

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QTIPS #11 – A TIGHT LIST OF TOP SURF SHOPS AROUND BONDI

As the great Jed Smith once uttered: “Shredheads, waxheads, kooks and barneys…”. He was welcoming you to his hit web series The Pipeline, throwing out an all-encompassing salutation t everyone from the true tube rats to the WSL Fantasy League chumps. That said, we all fall into one of the categories above and if the […]

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Local Youth Charity Produces First HSC Student

When you’re a kid, you often come face to face with wistful adults who lament that their glory days are well behind them. These people will probably look at you resentfully, and warn you that ‘school days are the best days of your life’. But high school is not for everyone. For some, the rigid […]

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A very determined bunch.

IS THIS THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE BRONTE RSL REDEVELOPMENT SAGA?

Bronte locals may have noticed that the derelict Bronte RSL building has suddenly become a giant billboard. The site has been sold to a new developer and 21 ‘boutique luxury’ apartments, known as ‘Bronte Place’, are being advertised for sale. Back in October 2012 over 300 concerned locals packed the dilapidated Bronte RSL to hear […]

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