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Top Three Solar Power Myths Debunked

When the Beatles sang “here comes the sun, and I say, it’s all right”, they weren’t wrong. Neither are the 1.5 million sun-powered households across Australia that are sourcing carbon-free energy and enjoying reduced electricity bills. It’s not surprising that a whopping 30 per cent of homes in the sunshine state of Queensland with solar […]

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Community Race Day Returns to Royal Randwick

Horse racing returns to Royal Randwick this month, with the Randwick Community Race Day set to welcome locals of all ages to the track on Saturday, August 20. Randwick Mayor Noel D’Souza told The Beast that the race day was part of now well-established partnership between Randwick City Council and the Australian Turf Club. “I […]

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Behind the Lens with Celia Ruiz de Castilla

Ask anyone involved in the arts and they will tell you that the arts in Australia are seriously underfunded. As such, it is incredibly heartwarming to know that there are still legends out there dedicated to creating spaces for artists, no matter what. THE SPACE Gallery (www.thespacegallery.com.au) is a new Sydney pop-up gallery on Hunter […]

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A Bloke with a Pair of Scissors and Time to Help

How do you give back to the community when you don’t have much money? Stacy Batchelor from Clovelly knows the answer: time. Your time is the best thing that you can give to people in need. Batchelor works in digital sales management, and as much as he enjoys “finding the best celebrities to market products”, […]

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Medication-Free Treatments a Boost for Local Depression Sufferers

Depression is an illness we don’t like to talk about. Perhaps it’s because we can’t see it that it frightens us so much. But Beyond Blue’s latest stats suggest that 45 per cent of Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Depression rates in the Eastern Suburbs are high. Rates of depression […]

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Ironman Icon Barry Rodgers Remembered

Some people are institutions in and of themselves. They carry with them a sense of strength and fortitude. St Catherine’s School swimming coach and Ironman champion Barry Rodgers was one of these people. Barry passed away on June 7, 2016, after a long and private battle with cancer. He was 74 years old. Chances are […]

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More Development Angst for Bronte Locals

Locals once had a major say about new developments around their properties, but it seems any objections to a CDC (complying development certificate) are falling on deaf ears. A CDC allows developers to obtain approval through private certification. It appears Waverley Council can’t act on residents’ pleas when a new building appears to have gone […]

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Counting the Cost of the Sydney Super Storm Clean-Up

If you were around Sydney in early June, chances are you were aware that there was some serious meteorological shit going down. Over 200mm of rain poured over Sydney across a three-day period as the freak storm raged, and while Collaroy’s ‘pool-gate’ monopolised a lot of media attention, the Eastern Beaches coastline was also battered. […]

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Kyly Boldly Backs St Cath’s Development in New Book

The $63million redevelopment of St Catherine’s School has bought out the very worst in the people of Charing Cross and Pearl is extremely disappointed by the bad attitude displayed toward the Anglican school. Eastern Suburbs people love to bang on about the ‘village’ atmosphere in their multi-million dollar coastal strips, even formalising the ‘community’ spirit […]

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Beach Breaks Carnival Returns to the ‘Bra

Maroubra’s surf culture is legendary, and for good reason. It’s a beach that’s produced some amazing shredders. Maroubra gets its name from an Indigenous word meaning ‘place of thunder’ – it’s long been recognised as a place that makes some noise. It’s for this reason, and for the fact that it’s a gorgeous piece of […]

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