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Seven Deadly Sins

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series comes to town this January. Held at Allianz Stadium on the Australia Day weekend, it is a competition that only the players – and perhaps Fijians – care who wins. But the series has very little to do with the actual games. Any sport that actively encourages you to […]

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The Unreliable Guide To… Summer festivals

Regardless of your age or musical tastes, there will be a festival this summer that tempts you. Whether it’s jazz in the Botanical Gardens, or hardcore trance in a secret forest location west of Byron, there will be some demented soul in your acquaintance who will persuade you to forget all your usual comforts and […]

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The Beginners Guide to Bike Share in Bondi

With the height of summer just around the corner, we at ofo, the world’s leader in bike share, are looking forward to more locals and tourists enjoying the glorious Eastern Beaches of Sydney on our bright yellow bikes. As the first to bring bike share to Australia with endorsement from local councils and a partnership […]

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What Do Pubs Mean For Our Community?

By now most local residents would have heard the news that well-known hotelier Justin Hemmes has purchased The Royal Hotel on Bondi Road. Does anyone really care? Does it matter who owns a pub? Probably not, until it starts to sink in just what it means for this grand old establishment. Some will be excited […]

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The Beast’s Monthly Mailbag – January 2018

Kate’s Great Congratulations on your excellent cover story on Kate McClymont in the December 2017 edition of The Beast. Kate is a truly inspirational investigative journalist who has done so much to expose serious political and corporate corruption in New South Wales, often at great risk to her career and personal safety. Great to see […]

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Bondi Has Plenty in Reserve

After almost two years in the pipeline, Bondi Beach was finally recognised as a National Surfing Reserve (NSR) in early December, at a launch at the northern end of the beach in front of a host of dignitaries. A Welcome to Country ceremony and dance from Bradley Page, a member of the Cadigal clan, was […]

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To Beer or Not To Beer? That is the Question

Whether we like it or not, Australians are synonymous with drinking. We’re a good-time, “She’ll be right” kind of nation, for whom enjoying a cold VB is a fundamental human right. Sadly, however, not all humans can handle their grog and some are downright disrespectful after a couple (or dozens) of cold ‘uns. It’s a […]

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Watch The World’s Best at Flickerfest

Watching the world’s best short films under the stars at Bondi Beach sounds like the perfect way to kick-off the new year. Eastern Suburbs residents will have access to the world’s most recognised short films this January, as the 27th official Flickerfest comes back home to Bondi Pavilion. “After 27 years, I’m proud that Flickerfest […]

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Eastern Suburbs Schools Campaign Gains Momentum

More kids, rampant residential development, and soaring private school fees are just some of the reasons why the Eastern Suburbs needs another public high school, a new campaign is arguing. CLOSEast, the parent body behind the campaign, told The Beast that many schools in the area are running at or over their capacity. Licia Heath, […]

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Thumbs – January 2018

Thumbs Up Lachy Lam Watching a kid who you’ve known since he was ten years old play so well and have so much fun in his international debut is hard to beat. North Randwick The best suburb for slightly overweight middle-aged white males that work for banks and hate their lives. Marriage Equality It’s good […]

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