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Keeping a promise to home

Mahboba Rawi has dedicated her life to helping the people of Afghanistan rise up out of poverty. A former Afghan refugee who calls Sydney home, Ms Rawi started the charity Mahboba’s Promise in 1998. The foundation’s mission is about “providing basic necessities of life; education, health, training, and mostly to give hope to the people […]

Bondi welcome sign in limbo

Waverley Council has indicated a “Welcome to Bondi Beach” sign could be incorporated into the final Bondi Plan of Management, should it garner community support. Enthusiasm for a welcome sign at Bondi Beach has gained traction since it was championed by 83-year-old Stan Fleck, a member of the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club, in […]

Uttering their final word

Death might be one of life's only certainties but it remains something of a taboo topic in polite society. A new documentary film screening on ABC2 aims to take the discussion of death out of the shadows. Screening as part of the channel’s Opening Shot series of documentaries produced by young Australians, The Final Word […]

Wheels up on local bike plan

Waverley Council will implement a Bike Plan to encourage locals to use bikes as their primary mode of transport. Council hopes the five-year framework will further the growing popularity of cycling in the Waverley area. Research conducted by council found there were fewer female cyclists on the roads, and that inexperienced cyclists were put off […]

Marine Discovery Centre swims away

The Marine Discovery Centre at Bondi Pavilion has closed after almost five years in operation. As a not-for-profit organisation, the centre was introduced in 2002 to educate people about the diversity of ocean life surrounding Sydney’s eastern beaches. Over the past 11 years, the venue catered for school excursions with up to 30,000 children. Since […]