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Letters July 2017

BARKING MAD Dear Beast, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to voice our views. I live in a lovely part of Bronte, which is being spoilt by dogs barking day and night, especially at night. Selfish and irresponsible neighbours are leaving their dogs out where they bark for hours on end, which completely spoils […]

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North Bondi resident and outstanding aerialist Stephen Williams is set to perform in the Sydney incarnation of VELVET, a sexy stage show that will take over Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay at the end of the month. Stephen shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? After spending 10 […]

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Local Surfing Community Mourns Underground Legend

Pat Saunders was an underground surfing legend. The Eastern Suburbs and wider surf community now grieves the loss of a man who had an impact on our community like very few do. For the younger generation, his legacy will be a motivator to keep pushing boundaries and to take the drop of life head on, […]

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Martine Emdur – Celebrating the Human Form

Where are you originally from? I lived in Bexley when I was a baby and then moved to Double Bay for a year or so, and then to Bondi. I’ve lived in Bondi ever since, apart from a brief stint in Rose Bay. What are your favourite memories of being a kid in Bondi? It […]

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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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