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Eco-Living Fair Fast Approaching

Greens Councillor Murray Matson fears the Randwick Eco-Living Fair and other similar community events could come under future threat from the State Government’s tentative amalgamation plans. Councils have made their submissions to the NSW Government’s Fit for the Future reforms, with Randwick already indicating their preference to merge with Waverley and Botany. Cr Matson said […]

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Nothing Passive About New Smoking Laws

It’s been two months since smokers were told to ‘butt out’ from commercial outdoor dining venues, thanks to the latest round of smoke-free legislation introduced by NSW Health aimed at reducing dangerous secondhand smoke. In 2013, smoking was banned at public transport stops/stations, sports fields, public swimming pools, within four metres of public building entrances […]

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To Pay Or Not To Pay

Recently the Abbott Government floated another bright idea, suggesting that maybe we should make wealthier parents pay to send their kids to state schools. Not surprisingly, the idea was met with mixed reactions. So should Eastern suburbs parents be levied for each kid they send to the local public school? I have taught and done […]

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Bondi Junction Cycleway Route Hits Roadblock

The route for the proposed Bondi Junction cycleway appears far from settled after Waverley Council moved to give further consideration to the $5 million plan. Council has approved cycleway and streetscape plans, but deferred the design of some intersections for safety reasons. Councillor Andrew Cusack said the issue is far from resolved after a cycleway […]

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Council Acts On Super Storm Erosion

Randwick City Council has commenced rock stabilisation works to the Clovelly Headland following significant erosion caused by the April super storms. The move comes as Greens Councillor Murray Matson warned locals to expect increasingly erratic climatic conditions. “The Greens have been warning that man-made climate change is real,” he said. “We can expect more erratic […]

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Bondi Bids Farewell To Parking Signs

Waverley Mayor Sally Betts recently confirmed the decluttering of Hall Street in Bondi would be used as a template for other streets in the region. Hall Street, between Campbell Parade and O’Brien Street, is the latest street to have the majority of its parking and traffic signage removed, decluttering the street to improve the visual […]

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Oh Brother, What A Match

Forget about the Hatfields and McCoys, or the Campbells and McDonalds, this was a battle for clan honours between the Pericas and Hugheses. The much-awaited clash took place between brothers Peter and Bruce Hughes and Mark and Jason Perica on the village green at the Clovelly Bowling Club in an effort to advance to the […]

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Yu’s Inspirational Run A Break From The Daily Grind

Let’s break free from the daily grind and embark on soul-changing experiences across uncharted territories! Sounds like a daydream, right? Well one man’s daydream recently became his own reality. Last year, Adam Yu, a fit young Aussie bloke living in Bondi, decided to pass up a surf trip to Bali with his mates in order […]

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The Beach Boys Set To Jet Into Bondi

If there is one band in history embodies everything about the beach and summer vibes, it is undoubtedly The Beach Boys. It is more than appropriate, then, that one of the most enduring and influential bands in pop history will headline the inaugural Bondi Beachfest. Waverley Mayor Sally Betts said Bondi Beachfest, to be held […]

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Better Dads Set Sights On City2Surf

To be a better dad, you need to be a better bloke. That is the philosophy underpinning Alex Laguna’s ‘Better Dads’ initiative, and to help spread the word he has entered a team into this year’s City2Surf. Mr Laguna will be walking the route with his two daughters, Milla and Stella, and son Arnaud, and […]

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