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The Unreliable Guide To… Neighbours

“Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours. With a little understanding you can find the perfect blend. Neighbours should be there for one another. That’s when good neighbours become good friends…” Some of you will laugh out loud reading those lyrics, but the Unreliable Guide does actually some great neighbours. They look after my parcels until I […]

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When Bronte local Ali Clemesha isn’t working in her day job in advertising, she’s putting the hard yards in with her new business venture, The Nanny Emporium. Ali shares her local favourites with The Beast… Suburb | Bronte How long have you lived here? I am blessed to have lived here my whole life. What’s […]

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Kiwi native Joe Smith first came to Bondi nearly twenty years ago, and he’s never looked back. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I first came to Bondi in 1999, but have been living here on and off (mostly on) since 2002. What’s your favourite beach? Bondi […]

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‘Balance Is Bullshit’: Mia Freedman

Where are you originally from? I’m originally from the Eastern Suburbs. I haven’t strayed far. I grew up in Rose Bay. I was a Rose Bay Public girl, and then a Woollahra Public girl, and then a Vaucluse High student, and then an Ascham girl. I worked my way around. I was mortified having to […]

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Sex and disability tends to be a taboo topic for many. In today’s society people with physical or intellectual disabilities are often regarded as non-sexual adults, since sex is very much associated with youth and physical attractiveness. Opportunities for sexual exploration among disabled people, particularly the young, are extremely limited. There is often a lack […]

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Local Chick – Pippa Borwell

Coogee local Pippa Borwell is the designer of Firefly Covers, making stylish patterned covers to beautify that not so pretty barbecue. She shares her local favourites with The Beast…. How long have you lived here? 12 years now in different spots around the Eastern Suburbs, and a little stint in Queensland. I have spent most […]

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Letters May 2017

PETE EVANS COVER A JOKE “Healthy, Happy and Wise” – I almost fell on my face laughing in the middle of Spring Street. Clever, maybe, having made a success selling brand Pete, but anyone peddling anti-vaccination, anti-fluoridation twaddle is far from “wise”. Angus Macrory, Bondi Junction PETE NEEDS TO SCREW HIS HEAD ON A few […]

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Local Bloke – Franky Valentyn

Franky Valentyn is a full time musician who has lived in the Eastern Suburbs for the best part of 30 years. He recently released his first solo album, ‘All In A Dream’. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? 30 years next year. I’m a Blacktown boy and […]

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Sophie Smith – Running for Babies

(Thanks to the Coogee Pavilion for providing the venue – and bubbly – for our cover shoot) Eastern Suburbs local Sophie Smith lost her triplets, Henry, Jasper, and Evan, to complications stemming from their premature births in 2006. Within a year, she had founded Running for Premature Babies (RFPB), a running group raising money for […]

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Local Bloke: Wade Kelly from Clovelly

Born and bred Clovelly local Wade Kelly is best known in the area for causing pain to his rugby opponents, but these days pain mitigation is his profession. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I was born opposite the Clovelly Hotel in 1979, and apart from a […]

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