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Eastern Suburbs Locals Celebrate Australia Day for the Last Time

January 26, 2019 marks the final Australia Day celebration in the Eastern Suburbs after community organisations successfully lobbied for the region to secede from the Commonwealth of Australia. The Union Jack and Southern Cross will fly from flagpoles no more when the secession is formally recognised on January 25, 2020. The move will see the […]

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Coogee Local a Bona Fide Hero

Even on the day of the NSW Australian of the Year Awards, a day when she was to be named the 2019 New South Wales Local Hero, Sophie Smith still managed to squeeze in a run. The long-time Coogee resident told The Beast she went for a very short four-kilometre run between a morning tea […]

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Community to Decide on Proposed Co-Ed School Change

Plans to transform Randwick Boys’ High School into a co- educational school are speeding up with community consultation on the project currently underway. Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith said the consultation was prompted by local Eastern Suburbs residents who expressed their desire for more public co-educational schools in the area. “The people of Coogee have […]

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Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive

Christmas, as they say, is all about the spirit of giving, and the Eastern Suburbs community certainly embraced that sentiment in late December when they came together to donate gifts to Mal Ward’s Christmas Presents for Sick Kids event. As many of you would’ve read in our December edition, the Christmas present drive is held […]

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Bondi Pavilion Restoration Project Edges Forward

It’s slap-bang in the middle of Bondi Beach and has been for donkey’s years, but does anybody actually know what’s happening with the Bondi Pavilion these days? For those of you who haven’t been following the Bondi Pavilion Restoration and Conservation Project so far, don’t expect to see any dramatic changes to the Bondi skyline […]

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All Hands on Deck for Ocean Swims

There is no better display of surf lifesaving skills, outside the competition arena, than those displayed at open water events. Coogee kicked off the ocean swimming season in late November with the Coogee Island Challenge, which featured more than 1400 swimmers taking part in the 2.4-kilometre swim around Wed- ding Cake Island, the 800-metre Junior […]

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A Last Minute Guide to New Year’s Eve in the East

So you’ve done it again; you’ve filled your December social calendar to the brim with barbies and boat parties but you haven’t a clue about what to do on New Year’s Eve. Well, don’t worry, you’re only human – and besides, we’ve got your back. If you always feel compelled to read The Beast as […]

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A Feast of Film for All This Summer

Christmas movies are undoubtedly awesome. But if you over-did it on elves, reindeer and gooey stories unfolding in snowy settings this festive season, you’re probably ready for a change. So for those of you looking for new and exciting films to watch, here’s a quick guide on how to get your culture fix over the […]

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Great Scott! Bronte Surfers Hail Their New King

The Bronte Boardriders 2018 season wrapped up on the first weekend of December in fun 2-3 foot conditions, with victory to Mitchell Scott in both the open championship (Carter Cup) and the man-on-man Matt Clements Cup, reaffirming somewhat of a changing of the guard down at the Eastern Suburbs’ most challenging surf beach. “It was […]

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Locals Mobilising Against Major Telco

Australian telecommunications company TPG is facing backlash from both local residents and Randwick Council regarding the company’s plan to roll out over 60 small cell mobile towers in the area. Residents throughout the Eastern Suburbs are concerned that the radiation the facilities emit will have long-term health effects on local families who will now likely […]

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