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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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‘Magnificent’ Malabar Headland Still Causing Concern

The Federal Government has been challenged to provide Malabar Headland with legal protection from developers as conjecture swirls around the Abbott Government’s plans for the area. A report commissioned by the Abbott government said the Commonwealth-owned land was “surplus to requirements” and would generate a “significant return” if sold. Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has […]

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Wylie’s Baths Aims For A Better Bathing Experience

The future of Coogee’s Wylie’s Baths is in safe hands, according to a recent survey conducted by the Wylie’s Baths Trust back in spring 2014. Over 100 regular users of the Baths responded to the survey, with the majority of respondents wanting to preserve the character and heritage values of the Baths as it stands […]

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Randwick Festival The Spot To Be Seen

Home to one of Sydney’s most loved cinemas, plenty of popular cafes and small bars, and close to the city, The Spot in Randwick is one of the most vibrant destinations in the Eastern Suburbs. So it comes as no surprise that The Spot Festival, to be held on March 8, is Randwick’s biggest free […]

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Dogs Walking Off-Leash Do So At Their Own Risk

Waverley Mayor Sally Betts has rejected the request for extra fencing on Hastings Parade in North Bondi, after a dog leapt over a wall on the street last month and fell to its death. Dan Kershaw was walking his friend’s dog, Scotch, around North Bondi when disaster struck. “He was off lead, and spare me […]

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Extinguish The Flame Trees

It was about 11am on a recent Wednesday morning when a loud crash echoed through Bronte Gully. Another coral tree had disassociated itself from the noxious family tree. There have been many instances in the past when these feral imposters have smashed to the ground throughout the gully, but this time it fell across the […]

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Parking Situation A Problem For Local Lifeguards

Waverley Council’s lifeguards are said to be at wit’s end over the issue of parking at their local beaches. One former lifeguard, who is closely linked to the current Waverley Lifeguards, contacted The Beast recently relaying complaints about the issue. At present, there are no dedicated parking spaces for lifeguards at any of Waverley’s beaches […]

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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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