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Trash Talk

Waste is an issue frequently canvassed in the media and we all appreciate the environmental consequences of our wasteful lifestyles. It is difficult to imagine that anyone today would not be aware of the amount of waste each one of us generates or the difficulties associated with its disposal – the fact that waste is […]

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Local Team Puts its Stamp on Randwick

Newmarket Randwick, a landmark property development by Cbus Property, is currently transforming a much-loved heritage site with iconic yet sensitive design by some of Australia’s most highly regarded designers and architects, many of whom are long-term locals. Established in the early 1860s, Newmarket has been a significant part of Randwick’s racing heritage since its inception. […]

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Save Our Sydney!

Prior to British settlement, there may have been a thousand Eora people living around Sydney in a relative utopia. Governor Arthur Phillip estimated that around 1,500 Aboriginal people existed within a ten-mile radius of Port Jackson in 1788. Then came the city building, starting with the convicts and followed by an administrative and trading port […]

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Time for Local Photographers to Get Behind The Lens

Budding, amateur and established photographers are encouraged to get behind the lens and capture spectacular images, as THE SPACE Gallery (located in The Cannery Rosebery) opens entries to its photography competition for the third year. Behind The Lens, featuring submissions grouped into ‘Landscape’, ‘Seascape’ and ‘Nature’ categories, will be joined this year by the Sun […]

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Making the Winter Magic Happen

Bondi Winter Magic is on again this year, with its ice-skating folly in the Bondi Pavilion Forecourt from June 28 to July 22 and the beachside ferris wheel, the Bondi Vista, delighting beachgoers until July 29. There will also be an art trail with sea wall murals, street music, history walks, a gallery program and […]

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All Roads Could Lead to Off-ramp Chaos

Getting around the Eastern Suburbs these days can be an absolute nightmare, but things could get much worse if a proposal by Roads and Maritime Services to build a WestConnex off-ramp at the intersection of Anzac Parade, Alison Road and Dacey Avenue gets the go-ahead. The proposal aims to filter traffic through multiple lanes on […]

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Sydney: The Cokehead Capital of Australia

I’m not going to lie to you, of all the things I thought I would be writing about in 2018, the government sifting through our shit to see what drugs we’ve been bingeing on was not high on the list. In fact, unsurprisingly, it wasn’t even on the list. But that’s what the world has […]

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It’s Not a Tumour! Oh, Wait… Yes It Is

I’ve been planning on writing this article for a while now but I’ve been having trouble putting the words together. I still don’t really know where to start or how to conclude this piece. Fitting the best part of a year of relative hell into The Beast’s word count is also a dilemma, so this […]

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Hey, Where’d You Go To School?

Beyond our own immediate families, the first social grouping that shapes our view of the world and how we see ourselves is likely to be within our schools. Many of us grow into adulthood, and even into late age, lucky enough to have friends we met in our youth when we were less guarded, less […]

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Go Forth and Shop Local

Unless you’ve unexpectedly developed a chronic case of agoraphobia whilst also embarking on a fully fledged media detox in recent months, you’ve probably seen the abundance of purple signs and adverts dominating every bus stop and billboard in the Eastern Suburbs. Hell, you’ve probably even spotted them in prime positions in The Beast. But what […]

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