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Forever Johnno Fundraiser A Monstrous Success

Last month marked the fifteen-year anniversary of local legend Mal Ward’s Monster Raffle and Auction, held in loving memory of his son Johnno, who passed away in 2008 after a long battle with childhood liver disease. The Coogee Bay Hotel opened its doors to support the amazing cause and raise much-needed funds for the Clancy […]

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Surfing Culture Celebrated At Maroubra

Australia’s surfing culture and its synonymous connection with Maroubra will again be celebrated at the annual Beach Breaks Carnival. The carnival, organised by Randwick City Council, will return to Maroubra Beach on Sunday, July 26 with the Surfing NSW Junior ‘Grommets’ Titles and a beachside carnival of family fun. Randwick Mayor Ted Seng pointed to […]

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Whale Migration In Full Swing

While whinging about the ‘bitter’, ‘unbearable’ cold of the Sydney winter seems like a favourite pastime in these parts, one thing that is likely to drag us outside into the elements is the chance of an encounter with our most-loved marine migrator, the humpback whale. Minister for the Environment Mark Speakman officially launched the 2015 […]

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Council Marriage Plans Ramp Up

Eastern Suburbs councils have moved into a unanimous position opposing a global city council, but questions linger over a preferred merger. On May 26, Randwick City Council voted to oppose a global city council and to form a merged Eastern Suburbs council with neighbouring councils Waverley and Botany Bay, should the NSW Government force their […]

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Campbell Parade Clean Up On The Cards

Waverley Council’s three-year trial of an outdoor dining precinct on Campbell Parade outside the Pacific Bondi Beach development will be used as a pilot project for a possible upgrade of the entire beachfront promenade. One million dollars’ worth of streetscaping, footpath work and semi-permanent dining furniture will be constructed outside the Pacific, which will be […]

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Ice Magic By The Beach

As the only beach in Australia to provide a real ice rink, Bondi Beach has proven the place to be for both winter and summer. The ice rink in front of the iconic Bondi Pavilion is back again this year, and for an extra week than last year, from June 20 to July 12. “The […]

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Remembering Seventy Years Since the Holocaust

With the horror of World War II etched in her family’s history, it was on a deep personal level that Waverley Councillor Miriam Guttman-Jones commemorated 70 years since the end of the Holocaust. The elapse of 70 years since liberation for the Jewish people was marked in April, and it was a poignant occasion for […]

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Baby Lily Grace Won’t Be Forgotten

The tragedy of Baby Lily Grace will never be forgotten and has touched the community to its core. Baby Lily Grace, whose body was found in a shallow grave at South Maroubra Beach in November, was buried after her funeral in April. “It was really moving,” CEO of The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, Catherine […]

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Bondi Community Bands Together To Catch Thief

Gertrude & Alice Café Bookstore owner Jane Turner has paid tribute to the Bondi community for banding together to help catch a thief. A man dressed in a red hoodie, who has since been charged by police, stole shop takings directly off the counter at Gertrude & Alice in late April. “You never really test […]

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Development Needs To Be Constructive

New development in the Eastern Suburbs has reached mammoth proportions and it’s time the councils started to think about compensation for the long-suffering residents who have to put up with the inconvenience. For a long time now councils have washed their hands of the responsibility of overseeing new projects and have passed the ball to […]

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