Bondi View

TV program to honour Bondi lifesaver

The ABC's New Inventors program on August 20 at 8 pm will include a tribute to one of Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club's foundation members, Lyster Ormsby. Ormsby, who was the Bondi club's first captain in the 1907-08 season, will be recognised for his invention of the first surf life saving reel. His idea […]

Booze-related crime a major worry

By Annabel McCully Bondi Junction residents raised alcohol-fuelled antisocial behaviour, noise from drunken revellers and underage drinking in parks as their main concerns at a community safety forum held on July 7. Present at the meeting were residents, Police Minister David Campbell, Eastern Suburbs Local Area Commander Superintendent Michael Fuller, Waverley mayor Ingrid Strewe and […]

Bondi twins set their sights on London 2012

By Morgan Calton Asked to name an event at the Olympics, not many would answer 'kayaking' but Bondi born and bred twins Luke and Jake Michael are on a mission to change that.  Since age three, the brothers have called Bondi Beach home. They joined the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club as its youngest members, […]

Birrell Street for Tamarama Park

BY FRANCESCA ORI Tamarama Park is not as big as it looks. The top entrance to the reserve, an unmade section of Birrell Street, is not legally part of the park but that may soon change. Waverley Mayor Ingrid Strewe has taken action to prevent that strip of land from becoming a driveway and has […]

Bondi Bohemia winter festival

BY JEREMY BROWN The winter solstice has just passed heralding the return of the annual Bondi Bohemia Winter Festival, which this year will be held from Saturday, July 5 to Sunday 13. Waverley Mayor Ingrid Strewe described the event as a commemoration of Bondi's bohemian roots. 'It's a full-on winter festival celebrating art and music […]

Councils having a whale of a time

BY NED KOSTA Australia's inaugural National Whale Day was held on June 14 at Bondi beach to raise awareness of the threat facing humpback whales. At the ceremony, Waverly Council Mayor Ingrid Strewe spoke of her personal thrill in whale watching, the importance of preserving this graceful, awe-inspiring animal and the commercial benefits of whale […]

Bondi champs again

Surf Life Saving Sydney has named Bondi Champion Club of the branch for the 2007/08 season ' and for the second time in the past three seasons. The announcement and a presentation was made recently at SLSS's Awards of Excellence function at Sutherland District Trade Unions Club, Gymea, where Bondi was also announced winner of […]

Motorbike and scooter owners get free ride

BY NELLIE REEVES Waverly Council is giving away all day parking to scooter and motorbike owners in Syd Einfield Park from early July. Mayor Ingrid Strewe announced 13 free parking bays and is proposing free four-hour parking in Spring Street, Bondi Junction. The council wants to double the amount of free parking for these vehicles […]

Sleepless in Waverley

BY ASHLEY DEVINE In a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour, Waverley Council has opposed a hotel's application to extend its trading hours. The Robin Hood Hotel, on Bronte Road, Waverley has applied to the Licensing Court for its current licensing hours to continue and for an extension from 10pm to midnight on Sundays. The local […]

Desert art in concrete jungle

BY REUBEN BRAND Jorna Newberry, the niece of famous Indigenous artist Tommy Watson, is to showcase Tjukurpa, her first solo exhibition at Harrison Galleries in Paddington. Newberry, born in 1959 in Angus Downs NT, is an Irrunytju artist who divides her time between family life in Alice Springs and her traditional cultural land in Warakurna […]