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OLD FASHIONED FAMILY FUN AS THE SPOT FESTIVAL FAREWELLS SUMMER

Sydney’s nightlife might continue to be a crumbling mess, but Randwick Council is determined to ensure that our daytime culture does not suffer the same fate. On Sunday, March 5 from 1pm to 8pm, Perouse Road and St Pauls Street in Randwick will be closed off to car traffic, and pedestrian fun and community activities […]

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MULTIPLE POWER OUTAGES LEAVE OCEAN STREET RESIDENTS FUMING

What gives a company the right to simply shut off a whole area’s power for eight hours? What gives them the right to do this not once, but again and again? Apparently the answer is disturbingly simple: the law. This is a disconcerting truth that has been learnt and re-learnt by residents of Ocean Street […]

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RUNNERS REQUIRED IN QUEST TO SAVE TINY LIVES

If you ever need to define doing something worthwhile, Sophie Smith and her ‘Running for Premature Babies’ (RFPB) group should be your point of reference. In this her 11th year entering a team in the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, she is aiming to attract 500 participants to pull on the eponymous purple RFPB singlet […]

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WAVE OF LETTERBOX BREAK-INS LEAVES BONDI ON HIGH ALERT

“I’ll just leave the keys in the letterbox.” It’s a phrase we’ve all uttered a hundred times, because let’s face it, who can be bothered buying one of those fake rock key-holder things? Unfortunately, a recent wave of letterbox break-ins in the Bondi area is here to remind us that we are not as clever […]

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ON HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN INTERVIEW WITH ROSEMARY STANTON

I recently caught up with one of Australia’s best-known gurus on nutrition. With over 50 years’ experience, 32 books and over 3000 articles to her name, Rosemary Stanton knows a thing or two about clean living for your body and our planet. Here are some of her expert insights… What changes have you noticed about […]

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What’s New Around The Beaches… The Hotel Bondi Refurbishment

Hotel Bondi has long held the reputation as the bar you head to after the Beach Road closes. It’s pretty much the only place in Bondi that’s allowed to serve booze after midnight. Given that things tend to get quite ‘interesting’ after the hour at which Cinderella’s stagecoach turns into a pumpkin, for most people […]

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Bondi’s Kat Parker Takes Out #MySydney Photo Comp

There was an incredible response late last year to the #MySydney by WHTVR photo competition, proudly supported by The Beast, QT Bondi and Photoking Randwick, with over 1,000 entries piling in. There could only be one winner, though, and that was Kat Parker’s poignant shot of a retro Toyota wagon loaded up with surfboards down […]

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NEW CLOEY OWNERS KEEN TO DELIVER ‘QUALITY-FOCUSED COMMUNITY PUB’

The Clovelly Hotel is an iconic Eastern Beaches institution. Perched right next to the beach, it’s long been a place of rest and rejuvenation for hungry and thirsty locals. It’s a friendly, no-frills kind of place: you order and pay at the counter, and you might get a Resch’s with your chicken parma. All of […]

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No walk on wild side until 2018

While most of the coastal repair work is complete following the devastation caused by the east coast low in June last year, the section of the coastal walkway between the Clovelly Bowling Club and Calga Reserve on the northern side of Waverley Cemetery remains closed. A diversion through the cemetery has been in place for […]

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TRIUMPHANT CHRISTMAS PRESENT APPEAL A HIT WITH THE KIDS

Having a kid sick in hospital is probably the hardest thing a parent can go through. It’s even harder when that time in hospital coincides with the holiday period – what kid wants to spend Christmas day in a hospital gown instead of their swimmers? Local hero (and previous Beast cover star) Mal ‘Wardy’ Ward […]

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