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Council Amalgamations As Simple As Swiping Right

Australians generally find the concept of arranged or forced marriages an unattractive proposition. Similarly, the prospect of having their local council forcibly amalgamated is met with equal disdain. There may be some positives; my mate’s parents spent months searching out and eventually finding an attractive partner for him. They checked the prospective in-laws’ financials, paid […]

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Bondi to Bronte Swim Open For All Ages

Swimmers of all shapes and sizes are gearing up to take part in the 2014 Macquarie Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim. The 14th annual Bondi to Bronte will be held on Sunday, December 7 and will feature a junior ocean swim, the 800-metre Bronte Bay Swim and the 1.2-kilometre main event. “The Bondi to Bronte […]

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Local Cafes Grounded By Sculptures Pop-Up

Concern is building among local business owners that the pop-up Grounds of Alexandria café will become a permanent fixture at Marks Park in Tamarama. A petition has been erected on Change.org by The Grounds of Alexandria to ‘Keep the Grounds by the Sea in Bondi for the Summer’, calling for locals to convince Waverley Council […]

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Randwick’s Hidden Chinatown Unveiled

The hidden Chinatown of the Eastern Suburbs is preparing to host the inaugural Kingsford Night Noodle Markets, highlighting the multicultural demographic of the area. A wide variety of cuisine will be on offer at the markets, with Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, and Japanese cuisines among an array of Asian influences on offer. Grace Houw, Events Officer […]

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Bondi Longboarders Turn Back The Clock

Twenty years after members of the Bondi Longboard Club first started making a name for themselves out in the Bondi breakers, they’re getting everyone together, past and present, for an anniversary contest. Formed in March 1995, the longboard club was established when 18 longboarders gathered at North Bondi RSL for its first meeting – the […]

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Help Find A Cure For TD1

It is not a well-known disease amongst the general population, but researchers getting closer to finding a cure for Type One Diabetes (T1D) thanks to the support of local resident Ronan Mac Domhnaill, who created the ‘4040’ campaign in order to raise $100,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). “People know through the media […]

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A Chance To Play Santa For Seriously Sick Kids

Have you ever experienced that sudden pang of guilt on Christmas morning while sitting amongst a pile wrapping paper having ravenously ripped open more presents than you can poke a stick at? Many people aren’t so fortunate at this time of year, especially the sick kids stuck in hospital beds rather than sitting happily around […]

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Whale Watching Platform To Be Investigated

A dedicated whale watching platform could be built along the Randwick coastline if the local council’s investigations find that the initiative is viable. Randwick Mayor Ted Seng said that each year thousands of visitors and locals flock to the coastline to watch the spectacular whale migration. “The number of whale watchers has increased in recent […]

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Smoking Finally Banned On Randwick Beaches

Smoking on all Eastern Suburbs beaches is now banned, after Randwick Council finally resolved to prohibit smoking on its ten beaches. The move was made to help reduce the risk of passive smoking and decrease cigarette butt litter. Randwick Councillor Tony Bowen hailed the move as a “great idea.” “The time has come. The issue […]

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Woolies Dig Heels In Over Liquor Store

Just when the residents of Bondi had breathed a huge sigh of relief at Waverley Council’s blatant rejection of plans for a liquor store to be injected into the Swiss Grand development last year, Woolworths have sneakily opened the back door. They have applied to move a dormant liquor licence from Dover Heights and place […]

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