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Waverley Council to honour “unsung hero,” surfing legend Pauline Menczer

By ALLISON HORE In 1982 Bondi local Pauline Menczer was just 12 years old. It was then she picked up the surfboard for the first time. Just six years later, she won the women's amateur world title and in 1993 she took home the women's world championship. Overcoming the physical challenges of the rheumatoid arthritis […]

Bondi microplastic audit an “eye opener,” says mayor

By ALLISON HORE To amp up their fight against microplastics, the Waverley Council invited a number of local environmental volunteers to a training day at Bondi Beach run by researchers from Ausmap on how to sample and anaylse microplastic pollution. Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic debris, generally 5mm or smaller in diameter. Plastic which […]

Drumming up a crowd at North Bondi

By ALLISON HORE Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, is urging Bondi locals to remember it’s “not a normal summer” after footage emerged online showing a large gathering at a park by the beach in North Bondi. The videos posted to social media show a large crowd of people dancing at Biddigal Reserve on Sunday evening. […]

Beachside Beauty

By Rida Babar With surf and entertainment being at the core of Sydney’s much-loved Bondi, there is no shortage of festivals and art on display this summer. As the warmer months approach, artists are taking the opportunity to showcase their work in one of the most vibrant areas Sydney has to offer. The Wonderland Art […]

Father’s Day With Bondi Rescue’s Maxi

Trent Maxwell, better known as Maxi, is a firefighter and lifeguard well known for his time on Bondi Rescue and being the youngest lifeguard to patrol Bondi Beach. In an interview with City Hub, Maxi revealed his plans for this Father’s Day and how his dad inspired his life changing career. “He [Dad] got me […]

Bondi Beach in the wake of COVID-19

By ALLISON HORE Interview with Waverley Mayor Paula Masselos As much of Bondi reopens for business, City Hub spoke to Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, about what’s in store for the iconic beach and its surrounds in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Waverley, and neighbouring Woollahra, were considered NSW “hotspots” early in the pandemic. […]

Bondi’s celebrated ‘budgie-smuggler’ wearer arrested

by ALEC SMART Bondi Beach ‘character’ and local strongman, Dimitri Moskovich, took part in a wrestle he wasn’t expecting when two police officers, male and female, tackled him for allegedly violating Covid-19 restrictions. Moskovich, a 54-year-old Russian-born fitness fanatic, frequently seen at the beachside North Bondi Outdoor Gym that locals have dubbed ‘Dimi’s Office’, allegedly […]

Bondi rescue: Covid-19 testing clinic at beach

By ALEC SMART On 1 April a pop-up clinic to test for Covid-19 was established in Bondi Pavilion on Bondi Beach promenade. The testing station was implemented by NSW Health after a surge of coronavirus cases in the Bondi area. The increase was attributed to backpackers ignoring social distancing rules and swarms of tourists that […]

Sydney Eastern Suburbs a COVID-19 hotspot

By ALLISON HORE Data released by NSW Health on 26 March reveals that Waverley is one of NSW’s hotspots for COVID-19. The area, which includes Bondi, Bronte, Tamarama and Vaucluse, recorded 105 infected out of NSW’s total of 1,405, the highest number of cases in the state. Nearby suburbs also recorded high counts of confirmed […]

Crowds force closure of Bondi Beach

by ALEC SMART In an effort to curb potential spread of coronavirus, the NSW Govt closed Bondi Beach after thousands of people flocked there to take advantage of unseasonably warm weather. Beachgoers, who arrived in numbers resembling mid-summer crowds that typically swarm to Bondi during Xmas holidays, exceeded Australia’s limit of 500 people at outdoor […]