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Local Chick… Brenda Miley From Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach resident Brenda Miley spends her life teaching people to surf on the greatest beach in the world. Brenda shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I grew up in Coogee, surfing at Maroubra, Tamarama and Bondi as a kid, and I have lived in Bondi for the […]

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Kathy O’Hara… The Horse Whisperer

During the month The Beast caught up with the first female jockey to win a Sydney Premiership, Kathy O’Hara, as she prepares for the Autumn Carnival… Where are you originally from? I grew up in Goulburn and then I started my apprenticeship in Dubbo. I spent a little bit of time there before I moved […]

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Local Bloke… Chris May From Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach resident Chris May grows flowers on his farm and sells them at the Bondi Farmers Market. Chris shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? A wonder-filled three years. I was selling my flowers at the Bondi Farmers Market and I just fell in love with the people […]

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Local Chick… Helen Ridge From Bondi

Bondi resident Helen Ridge is the owner of new nutrition and naturopathy business Alive Natural Health. She’s also married to one of the most handsome strawberry blondes of Danish heritage that the world has ever seen. Helen shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve been in Bondi for […]

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Local Bloke… David Moor From Tamarama

Tamarama resident David Moor has recently published a humorous crime surf fiction novel set in our local area called ‘Adios Bondi Noir’. David shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? Apart from a few years overseas, I’ve been in Tamarama 31 years. What’s your favourite beach? It’s a dead […]

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Jesse Polock… Maroubra’s Lovable Rogue

During the month The Beast caught up with charismatic Maroubra boy, Waverley lifeguard and lovable rogue, Jesse Polock. What was it like growing up in Maroubra? Growing up in Maroubra was the best thing ever. It’s my home and it will always be my home and I wouldn’t want to grow up anywhere else. Being […]

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Frother of the Month – Sam Annear

This month’s Frother of the Month is a Bondi grommet who has spent his fair share of time in front of the lenses of the local photographers, racking up a number of appearances on the popular local surf websites. While this year is all about knuckling down for the HSC, don’t expect to see any […]

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Local Chick…Lyz Evans From Clovelly

Clovelly physiotherapist and dancefloor extraordinaire Lyz Evans shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I have lived in the Eastern Suburbs since I was born. I grew up in Little Bay/Malabar and gradually moved further north along the beaches over the years. My fiancé and I bought our first […]

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Local Bloke… Shane Sonego From Coogee

Coogee resident and Audi sales guru Shane Sonego shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I have been living in Coogee for 15 years, but I’m a born and bred Maroubra local at heart. What’s your favourite beach? There is no better beach than Maroubra. I love the place. […]

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Matt Moran… From The Bush To The Beach

During the month The Beast caught up with one of the most recognisable characters in culinary circles, the affable chef and restauranteur Matt Moran. Where are you originally from? Country New South Wales. I was born in Tamworth. I lived on a sheep farm until I was five and then a dairy farm until I […]

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