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Happy birthday Dr Seuss!

A ‘Seusstastic Week of Fun’ will grace the Waverley Children’s Library to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as famed children’s author Dr Seuss. The library will hold a series of activities throughout the week including arts and crafts, a DIY Cat in the Hat photobooth and an […]

Childcare boost for Waverley

Following a successful recruitment campaign by Waverley Council, at least 100 new places will be made available in the coming weeks for children at family day care centres across the local area. In the past six months council has recruited 21 new local children’s educators to run family day care operations. Nine operations have already […]

Courthouse lands in court

Residents say they are “at their wits’ end” with the Bondi Courthouse Bar and Grill, and claim it is breaching liqour licence conditions even as Waverley Council continues with proceedings against it in the Land and Environment Court. But the beachside bar’s owner claims he is the target of a campaign intended to drive him […]

Bowl-A-Rama skates into Bondi

The skateboarding festival Vans Bowl-A-Rama will celebrate its 10th birthday at the Bondi skate park with six days of events from Tuesday, February 18. The main skateboarding competition will take place on Saturday, February 22 with both Pro and Masters divisions showcasing some of the world’s most successful skaters. The line up includes current world […]

Violence hits Bondi

After a string of high-profile assaults in the city over recent weeks, alcohol-fuelled violence has now come to the beach with attacks on Australia Day marring celebrations. A 24-year-old Irish backpacker was attacked by an unknown man on Campbell Parade, Bondi at about 9pm on Australia Day. He was punched and fell to the ground, […]

New pick-up lines

Waverley and Randwick councils have officially launched their joint ‘Eastern Beaches Litter’ campaign with the roll out of cheeky advertisements and art works designed to encourage the community to keep the beaches clean over the busy summer period. The mayors of both councils launched the innovative ‘Junk Jukebox’ component of the campaign on Thursday January […]

Bondi floats new record attempt

Thousands of brightly coloured, giant inflatables will make a splash at Bondi Beach on Sunday January 26 as part of the ninth annual Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge. Sydneysiders will hit the water at North Bondi from midday in an attempt to break the world record of the longest line of giant inflatable Havaianas joined […]

Parking upgrade receives cool response

Waverley Council has commenced work to upgrade the Queen Elizabeth Drive car park at Bondi Beach to bring the facilities in line with the new parking systems being rolled out across the local government area. But some residents are angry at what they call a lack of community consultation and the prospect of a council […]

Law in limbo, debate over planning continues

The O’Farrell government’s new state planning laws, which will continue to be debated when parliament returns at the end of February, will not include an environmental protection framework, which environmentalists say could significantly impact on threatened species and vulnerable ecosystems. The Australian National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development defines ESD as “using, conserving and enhancing […]

The next generation of feminism

Women of all ages will come together to celebrate and work towards a fairer future. "Regeneration: Shaping our Feminist Future" is the theme of the 101st International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8. Despite the success of last year’s 100th anniversary celebrations which drew over 3000 people, this year the International Women's Day Collective decided […]