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Local Ladies Go Coast To Coast

It goes without saying that traversing mainland America from coast to coast is a long journey. Make it a race to the finish line and it becomes incredibly tough. That’s what a group of local ladies who call themselves the Veloroos will do in June when they participate in the Race Across America on their […]

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Light Rail Interchange Causing Concern

Randwick Council has released its proposed alternative light rail interchange location, but worries remain that the state government will fail to heed community feedback. The alternative option proposed by Council moves the light rail route from High Cross Park to High Street, Randwick. The route protects the park’s 90-year-old war memorial, more than 30 trees […]

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Anzac Day Centenary Commerated Across The East

Anzac Day is a hallowed day on the nation’s calendar, but this year the annual day of commemoration will hold added significance. To mark 100 years since Australia’s involvement at Gallipoli, the Eastern Suburbs will be commemorating the occasion in several unique ways. Waverley Council is running a competition for local primary and high school […]

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The Dark Side Of Airbnb

While the vast majority of Airbnb users are more than happy to sing its praises and take advantage of its long list of positive attributes, a dark side to the popular bed-sharing business is beginning to emerge. One local resident, who asked to remain anonymous, had his Waverley property listed on Airbnb while he was […]

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Flood Of Angst Over Junction Fig Trees

The removal of a third fig tree on Allens Parade in Bondi Junction has stirred up local residents, who are upset over the consultation and removal process. Maria Flood, a resident of Hollywood Avenue adjacent to Allens Parade, said a variety of excuses have been used by Waverley Council to cull the tree. “There were […]

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Get A Skin Check

With summer now a thing of the past and our collective golden tans slowly beginning to fade, there is no better time to book in for a quick skin cancer check-up to make sure that any suspicious looking spots are nothing more malicious. Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world. On average, […]

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Breakfast At Tiffany’s Could Be A Thing Of The Past

Uncertainty and concern are building over the future of businesses in Bondi Junction’s Tiffany Plaza. Meriton, Australia’s largest property developer, owns the plaza and has lodged a development application (DA) with Waverley Council to transform part of the plaza into apartments and a childcare centre. George Nunn, owner of Bondi Hair Crew located inside Tiffany […]

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Coogee Bay Road To Receive Much-Needed Facelift

Randwick Council has used King Street in Newtown as a template for the proposed upgrade of Coogee Bay Road. Wider footpaths, underground powerlines and improved pedestrian amenity are key features of a major upgrade of the Coogee Bay Road town centre, planned to start later this year. “All the overhead wires were removed from King […]

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Bill Rewarded For Hanging Around

Australian hang gliding pioneer Bill ‘The Birdman’ Moyes has added another addition to his already impressive trophy cabinet. The 82 year-old Bronte local recently received the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) gold medal in recognition of his longstanding contribution to aviation through hang gliding. The medal is one of the highest accolades awarded by the FAI […]

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Tree-Loving Ted Notches Thirty Years In Nirvana

Ted Hoare says Centennial Park is like nirvana. And given that he is celebrating his thirty-year anniversary as the Senior Arborist at Centennial Parklands, Ted has enjoyed a pretty good working life. “I’ve got a bloody good office – there’s a square mile of it,” Ted said. “I love coming to work and I love […]

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