City News

Invasion Day rally to go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions

By ALLISON HORE A mass rally in Sydney to mark the 26th of January is set to go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting protest gatherings larger than 500 people. Undeterred by COVID-19 restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend protest gatherings, organisers of the annual Invasion Day protest have confirmed their Sydney protest […]

Anti-mask conspiracy believers fined

By ALLISON HORE An anti-COVID conspiracy theorist was arrested on Friday for failing to comply with the COVID-19 public health order requiring Sydney-siders to wear a mask in public.  This comes as a number of public figures, including an Australian MP, are being slammed online for spreading misinformation about masks and COVID-19. A 55-year-old man […]

Multi-million dollar makeover for Darlington Public School approved

By ALLISON HORE Multi-million dollar upgrades to Chippendale’s Darlington Public School have been given the go-ahead, with the first stage of construction works beginning this month. The co-educational primary school’s refurbishment plans have been in the works since the NSW government’s 2017 budget. Now, the $40 million State Significant Development application has been approved by […]

Casey Donovan

Most people would know Casey Donovan from her time on Australian Idol in 2004, after the then 16 year old would blow the competition away with her powerful voice and charming personality. Since then Casey has gone on to expand her career by using her talents outside of the world of strictly music by venturing […]

Art Deco icon receives heritage listing

By ALLISON HORE After “impassioned pleas” from the Kings Cross community, the NSW Government has announced their decision to grant state heritage listing to the Metro Minerva theatre building in Potts Point.  The much-loved Art Deco building, which opened in 1939 as The Minerva Theatre, received state heritage recognition in December. Built in Hollywood’s golden […]

Mask up, Sydney

By ALLISON HORE From midnight on Saturday mask wearing will be compulsory in certain indoor settings across the Greater Sydney area Despite high testing rates and low numbers of confirmed cases, the number of cases popping up outside of the Northern beaches area has led NSW Health to make masks mandatory for certain indoor venues […]

Deserted Sydney foreshore welcomes new year

By ALLISON HORE The Sydney CBD was a virtual ghost town as the clock struck midnight, marking the beginning of 2021.  Unlike previous years there was only one fireworks display. A shortened 7-minute show with the fitting theme of love and solidarity amid COVID19 marked the beginning of 2021. But more stark of a difference […]

Viral vows: Northern beaches residents fined over Pyrmont wedding

By ALLISON HORE A Sydney bride from the Northern Beaches has been fined for defying COVID-19 lockdown rules to attend her own wedding at Doltone House in Pyrmont on Sunday. Police crashed the wedding just after 5pm after receiving a tip-off which included pictures of guests mingling on a balcony.  After the ceremony concluded, police […]

Where the bloody hell are you?

Opinion by ASTRID WATT 16 million tourists visit Sydney each year, flying into the world-class city to walk the Sydney Harbour Bridge, watch the sunset over the Sydney Opera House, and swim at the iconic Bondi Beach. This Summer, with the closure of international borders, there will be no dodging selfie sticks or suffering the […]

Metro contractor fined for polluting Sydney Harbour

By ALLISON HORE A construction company contracted by the NSW Government to work on the Sydney Metro Project at Central Station has been fined for allegedly dumping contaminated wastewater into Sydney’s harbour. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) fined Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction $15,000 for releasing low pH water from a water treatment facility into […]