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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 […]

Bondi Beach more wheelchair-friendly

by ALEC SMART Waverley Council is improving disabled access to popular tourist spot Bondi Beach, which, on hot summer days, can attract up to 40,000 people. On Sat 1 Feb at 11am they’re launching Access Bondi, the official opening of the new accessible ramp at North Bondi, near the Wally Weekes and North Bondi Children’s. […]

Bondi Beach mural makes waves

By VANESSA LIM Wednesday morning saw Luke Cornish’s contentious Bondi mural artwork defaced with graffiti by an unknown vigilante. The controversial mural was an indictment of the Australian government’s asylum seeker treatment. The artwork depicted 24 Australian Border Force guards and symbolised the 24 asylum seekers who have taken their lives since 2010. Cornish, who […]

Graffiti distresses Holocaust survivors

BY VANESSA LIM Swastika graffiti has struck Bondi twice now, potentially distressing Holocaust survivors who may suffer from trauma and PTSD. The February swastika graffiti attack has been followed up by another attack in April at various places including the Bondi Beach murals. NSW Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive Vic Alhadeff denounced the anti-semitic […]

Vaucluse electorate profile

By Allison Hore The electoral district of Vaucluse is made up of Watsons Bay, Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Dover Heights, Bondi Beach, Bellevue Hill, Point Piper, Double Bay, Darling Point, most of Woollahra and some parts of Bondi. Socio-economically, the area is very well off, according to the 2016 census. The median weekly household income in […]