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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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People

Local Chick… Emma Saddington from Bronte

Emma Saddington has lived in Bronte for nearly a decade. Just over a year ago, Emma and her friend Abigail launched MochO, a business selling premium ocean ponchos for women. Emma shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? We moved up from Melbourne for a 6-month job – that […]

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Yo Yo Yo, Slomo Has to Go

How low can Australia’s political climate go with the self-named ‘ScoMo’ as Prime Minister? It’s bad enough that a country which prides itself on larrikinism and egalitarianism is so caught up in materialism and the fallacy of economic growth that it continues to elect and tolerate conservative governments with their warped version of capitalism. But […]

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Letters – February 2019

TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF SPOTTING SHARKS Without a doubt, one way to deal with the sharp rise in shark attacks around Australia is to increase sur- veillance (Local Shark Sightings Fail to Overturn Drone Trial Snub, The Beast, January 2019). To this end, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has joined forces with Australian […]

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People

Osher Günsberg – Anything Else is Gravy

His name and his hairstyles may have changed through the years, but Osher Günsberg’s presence on our television screens has hardly wavered for nearly two decades, thanks largely to blockbuster television shows Australian Idol and The Bachelor (and its many spin-offs). Despite his television success, life hasn’t all been karaoke and roses for the man […]

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Beardy from Hell – January 2019

CAPRICORN DEC 22-JAN 20 It is not totally necessary to inform your partner every time you fart, so leave something to surprise – especially at the dinner table. AQUARIUS JAN 21-FEB 19 You will no longer be able to resist the urge to sniff your own toilet paper. Be careful to avoid swiping the end […]

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Food

Chocolate Espresso Celebration Cake

As my young family grows, there is increasing pressure to perform extraordinary multi-tasks throughout the festive season. Christmas shopping, gift wrapping, Santa impersonating, the reporting of behaviour to said Santa and extra catering make it a very demanding time of year. It’s the time-saving recipes that help me to get ahead, or at least minimise […]

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