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BRIDJing the Transport Gap Between Bondi and Rose Bay

Thanks to a new trial currently being carried out by Transport for NSW (TfNSW ), it’s claimed residents throughout Bondi, North Bondi and Dover Heights travelling to major hubs like Circular Quay can now slice an estimated 15-30 minutes off their travel time. TfNSW has partnered with BRIDJ, an on-demand bus service, to offer a […]

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Fishing Ban ‘Just Government Angling for Votes’

The NSW Government has issued a proposal that intends to ban fishing across 25 sites between Newcastle and Wollongong. These areas include Bronte to Coogee, along with several other popular local fishing spots in Sydney. According to the NSW Marine Estate, the idea is “to reduce risks at a local scale from some site-based threats, […]

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Boundless Plains to Share

Although we live in Sydney, we are all impacted by what occurs in rural Australia. Right now, at least 90 per cent of country NSW is drought affected. Here in the Eastern Suburbs most of us are only just becoming aware of this unfolding tragedy as the national media, a little belatedly, brings our attention […]

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A Ride to Remember

The Bondi2Berry Ride to Remember is back for its third year.On September 8, 80 bike riders will depart from North Bondi at the crack of dawn and ride the gruelling 155 kilometres along the coast to Berry. Now, I know what you’re thinking: what on earth would possess anybody to put themselves through 155 kilometres […]

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My Home, My Rules?

Travellers venture across the globe to catch a glimpse of our beautiful beaches, have brunch at our trendy cafes and enjoy a relaxing day soaking up the warm sun. It comes as no surprise that our coastline is a hotspot for Airbnb, an online platform that enables people to rent out one room or their […]

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Walton’s Pickle to Solve Employment Problems

John Walton is as Eastern Suburbs as a latte. You may well have caught a wave with him at Bronte, had a beer with him at the Cloey, or been tossed around by him on the mats at his jiu-jitsu gym in Maroubra. But that’s not all Mr Walton does. He is also an experienced […]

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Randwick Family Friendly Eco-Living Expo Returns

Great news for those of you who have shared The Beast’s many previous grumblings about society’s recklessness when it comes to the environment – the Randwick Eco-Living Expo (formerly known as the Randwick Eco-Living Fair) is back! This year’s event will be held at the Randwick Community Centre on Sunday, September 16, which, coincidentally (or […]

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Soft Board Ban Not Based on Hard Facts

It seems the innuendo surrounding the potential banning of soft surf craft in the patrolled area of North Bondi has been taken out of context, with Waverley Mayor John Wakefield saying there will be no such action taken. The ground swell grew following a complaint by a group of swimmers about the potential dangers of […]

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Onwards and Upwards

Hearing the word ‘remission’ is a great thing for any cancer sufferer, but for some reason rather than bringing me an overwhelming sense of relief, it increased my fear of the other r-word all too familiar to many cancer patients – ‘relapse’. To prevent the second r-word from occurring (it’s pretty common with my particular […]

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Eastern Suburbs Nutcase Legit Threw an Actual Doof in Bali

Kai Suteja embodies all of the bizarre yet wonderful things I love about ‘Straya’. He combines a loose, ‘sick c**t’ kind of vibe with a social and environmental awareness you wouldn’t expect to coincide in one person. And he pulls it off in a way that only a nutcase Aussie kid could. Born in Bali, […]

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