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Richie Vaculik: Surfer, Fighter, Larrikin

Where are you originally from? I was born here in Sydney. First generation Aussie. Mum’s a pom from Manchester and Dad’s Czech. He made his way out here in the late 1960s as a political refugee and him and Mum met here in Sydney and that’s where it all began. Where are you living these […]

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Sydney Songstress Set to Reach Glorious Heights

Sydney-based singer-songwriter Montaigne is truly something to behold. With a new album, Glorious Heights, set to drop on August 5, and a national tour about to hit the road in September (with a Sydney show scheduled for October 8 at the Oxford Art Factory), we were fortunate enough to catch up with the thrilling, unconfined […]

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Last Minute City2Surf Tips from a True Blue Champion

Are you a runner, or just someone who likes to watch others suffer? Either way, this is the month for you. Come August 14, Sydney’s streets will once again be chock-a-block with sweaty-chested Lycra wearing runners battling it out in the annual City2Surf. These days it seems as though you can’t throw a jalapeno without […]

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Local Chick – Kelly Wright

Kelly Wright is the owner of Toni and Guy in Bondi Beach. She recently launched a crazy but brilliant campaign to launch $1 million from 1 million people in just 30 days as part of her charitable organisation, Deciding to Make a Difference. All funds raised will be used to build new housing for an […]

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A Bloke with a Pair of Scissors and Time to Help

How do you give back to the community when you don’t have much money? Stacy Batchelor from Clovelly knows the answer: time. Your time is the best thing that you can give to people in need. Batchelor works in digital sales management, and as much as he enjoys “finding the best celebrities to market products”, […]

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Ironman Icon Barry Rodgers Remembered

Some people are institutions in and of themselves. They carry with them a sense of strength and fortitude. St Catherine’s School swimming coach and Ironman champion Barry Rodgers was one of these people. Barry passed away on June 7, 2016, after a long and private battle with cancer. He was 74 years old. Chances are […]

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Local Bloke – Michael Malley

Michael Malley was born and bred in the Eastern Suburbs. He is the principal solicitor at Malleys Lawyers in Bondi Junction. Michael shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I have lived in the Eastern Suburbs all of my life. What’s your favourite beach? I spent most of my […]

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Liv Phyland – Standing out from the Crowd

Where are you originally from? ‘Where I’m from’ is always the hardest question, as I was an absolute gypsy growing up. I lived in Wagga, Holbrook, Bacchus Marsh, Melbourne for high school and a year of uni, Bendigo for two years of uni, back to Melbourne for four years, and I have now been in […]

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Local Chick – Kenya Pearson

Kenya Pearson has lived in Bondi her whole life. When she’s not busy with her final year of school, she’s acting in feature films. Kenya shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I have lived here all my life. I was three weeks old when we moved to North […]

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Dane Rampe – Taking the Lead

Where are you originally from? I grew up in Clovelly. I’ve been there my whole life until about 18 months ago when I moved to Bondi. Mum and Dad have still got their home on Burnie Street in Clovelly and it’s what I’ve always grown up with. I believe you went to St. Anthony’s Primary […]

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