Being able to identify with the perspectives and experiences of others is valued in our society, and for good reason. Empathy narrows the gaps between people and produces tolerance, understanding and kindness. Our litera...

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 Offensive and Misogynistic I found the cover picture of the March 2021 edition offensive and misogynistic. This is supposed to be a local neighbourhood newsletter, not a pornographic magazine. When I looked back at pre...

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Introducing North Bondi’s Jacob Pedrana, the talented local artist behind this month’s cover… How long have you lived here? Just over a year in Ben Buckler. I’ve lived in Bondi for 14 years. What is your favo...

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Bronte Cutting Lighting Proposal There are lots of things I would love to see Waverley Council spending its money on – fixing our potholed roads, sporting facilities for kids, affordable housing and getting rid of ...

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Introducing Bondi’s Yasmin Shima, the local artist behind this month’s cover painting… How long have you lived here? Pretty much my whole life. My grandmother lived in Bondi, so our weekends were spent playing ...

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Duncan’s Rant Response Waverley Council has had an Outdoor Public Space Management Plan in place for many months to ensure compliance with the relevant public health orders and to help keep the community COVID-safe...

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Introducing Clovelly artist John Johnston, the 84-year-old talent behind this month’s cover painting of Clovelly Beach and promenade… How long have you lived here? I moved from Centennial Park to Clovelly with my...

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My Salty Saviour Last week I went out into the surging, stormy sea with a couple of mates for a swim. Halfway across the bay a freak set hit and I found myself caught in the danger zone. I started to panic and legitimate...

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Introducing the talent behind this month’s cover illustration, Bondi artist Camille Fox… How long have you lived here? I arrived with my parents in 1960 as a French speaking migrant from the Middle East and was p...

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For such a ‘slow’ year, it feels like Christmas is approaching pretty fast. The magical appearance of Christmas decorations in Westfield from October used to irk me as crass commercialism, but this year I’m finding...

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