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IT’S TIME TO NAIL EASTER TO THE CROSS

Last year around this time (maybe a month earlier; who knows?) I wrote about the concept of a set weekend for Easter each year. It seemed like a good idea at the time. It still seems like a good idea now, actually. I’ve since given Easter itself a bit more thought, though, and rather than […]

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EASTERN SUBURBS ANTI-VAXXERS – HIPPIES OR HANSONITES?

Forget fracking, coal mining, global warming and privatisation, if you want to get an Eastern Suburbs parent frothing almond milk at the mouth, mention the word ‘immunisation’. With immunisation dissenters aplenty, the Eastern Suburbs is proudly up there in the list of non-vaccinating neighbourhoods – renegades through and through, opposed to putting poison into their […]

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Letters April 2017

POST OFFICE BOX ADVICE Dear Beasties, In response to the article in the March 2017 Beast regarding letterbox break-ins (Wave Of Letterbox Break-Ins Leaves Bondi On High Alert, The Beast, March 2017), can I suggest that anyone who doesn’t have a secure, locked letterbox can rent a post office box at any of the local […]

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AN ELECTRO DUO CALLED AMERICAN DOUBLES

American Doubles is an Australian electronic music duo based in Melbourne. Made up of Robert Smith and Justin Hamilton, their debut single, Swell, an underwater opus of sorts, recently hit the airwaves. The Beast caught up with Mr. Hamilton during the month… If I had to describe our sound in one sentence… I’d say it’s […]

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Dog for adoption – Bonnie

Bonnie Age 6 years Sex Female Breed Foxy x Weight 5.8kg Bonnie is a very affectionate, sweet natured girl. She is social with other dogs, but has a bossy nature amongst other female dogs. Bonnie is a good climber so secure fencing is a must. She is very kissy with people and is very to […]

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April 2017 Thumbs

UP THE MIGHTY RATPACK – One of history’s greatest sporting fairy tales played out in early March when the Ratpack won the Easts Touch Division 1 premiership. APRIL FOOLS – The first day of April is always a great time to take advantage of friends who’ve momentarily forgotten the date. Don’t miss out on the […]

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Local Chick – Kylene Lovat from Coogee

Coogee resident Kylene Lovat is the brains and brawn behind Smashcakes, those deliciously festive desserts that one must take a hammer to before consuming. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve been in the Eastern Suburbs for 15 years, the past 13 in Coogee and the two […]

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FAIRY TALE FINISH AS RATPACK REIGN SUPREME

In terms of sporting fairy tales, few are as fantastical as the one that played out on a damp Queens Park number one field late in the morning on the first Sunday of March. The Ratpack, now a motley crew of former first graders, up-and-coming rugby league stars and a hell of a lot of […]

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MAROUBRA DROWNINGS A REMINDER OF THE IMPORTANCE OF BEACH SAFETY

Growing up by the beach, we learn from a young age that the ocean is to be both respected and feared. However, for those whose formative years have not been spent getting salty at the Bogey Hole, the beach is a much more unfamiliar entity – and things that seem obvious to us (dive under […]

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COOGEE STRIKES GOLD WITH FINE DINING ON A BUDGET

I always love going to Coogee. To me it’s a refuge from the hustle and bustle of Bondi Junction, where I spend way too much of my time. And now I have a reason even better than the beach and pool to scoot on down to Coogee Bay Road – it’s called Coogee Trade. This […]

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