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Maroubra Black Snake Outbreak Nothing to Fear

A Sydney snake catcher has hosed down the need to fear the presence of red-bellied black snakes in the Maroubra area. Randwick Council has reinforced a message of vigilance in light of the snake sightings in the Maroubra dunes area, but Robert Ambrose from Sydney Snake Catcher said the talk was exaggerated. “It’s a gross […]

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High-Flying Councillor Spreads His Wings

Randwick Councillor Brendan Roberts is not your average politician, a fact I found out firsthand when he took me up in an open cockpit bi-plane and turned both the aircraft and my stomach upside down. Not afraid of stepping outside of his comfort zone, the former Royal Australian Air Force pilot has decided to run […]

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Cemetery Upgrade Of Grave Concern

Waverley Cemetery is regarded as the most famous cemetery in the country and is the final resting place of many famous Australians. Among its 50,000 gravesites are those of Australia’s first Prime Minister, Edmund Barton, poets Henry Kendall and Henry Lawson, aviator Lawrence Hargrave, swimmer Fanny Durack and cricketers John Fingleton (Bodyline veteran) and Victor […]

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Container Deposit Scheme Back On The Agenda

The NSW Government has announced it will be introducing a container deposit scheme to cabinet before the March election. Environmental groups, community groups and local councils have been pushing for a cash for containers scheme in NSW for more than a decade. However, the scheme has faced fierce opposition from powerful players in the beverage, […]

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Clovelly Video Store Blockbusted

One of the last remaining video stores in the Eastern Suburbs is closing its doors for good. Clovelly Blockbuster will close in March after its customer database decreased by a third in the last 12 months. Rachel Moore, owner of the store for the past ten years with her husband Peter, said they weren’t able […]

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Mal’s Presents Light Up Local Children’s Hospitals

Nurses from the Children’s Hospital At Westmead have paid tribute to Mal Ward and his team, who successfully organised a record breaking Christmas Presents for Sick Kids event late last year. Mal, widely regarded as a local legend, hosted the seventh installment of the event, and delivered in a massive way yet again. “Thank you […]

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Waiting For An Answer: The Future Of The Bronte RSL Site

As the saga of the Bronte RSL redevelopment enters into its third year, the whole community is waiting with bated breath for a final decision to be made on whether Winston Langley Burlington’s (WLB planning proposal to rezone the Bronte RSL site will be accepted or refused by the minister or a delegate of the […]

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Fit For The Future Reforms Causing Friction

Former Randwick Mayor Tony Bowen has labelled Randwick Council’s community consultation process to the state government’s Fit for the Future reforms as a “distraction”. Randwick Council has sent out seven options for residents to consider in response to the state government’s $1 billion Fit for the Future reforms, which ask many Sydney councils to consider […]

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Dog Owners Off The Leash About New Zone

Several Bondi dog owners are campaigning for timed off-leash zones in the area surrounding Bondi Beach, but the plan has been rebuffed by Waverley Mayor Sally Betts. Local resident Annette Steglieno has started a petition on Change.org, calling for timed off-leash areas at the southern end of Bondi Park and the north end tidal pool […]

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Coogee Ring’s Secrets Remain A Mystery

In the quiet of dawn I made my way down the steps to the Coogee pool. The magic of golden hour had begun and a few other photographers were anticipating a magical sunrise. Footsteps and chants from the fitness enthusiasts started to fill the morning air. The first sprays of colour started to transform the […]

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