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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 […]

Mental health recovery centre opens in Bondi

By ALLISON HORE A new mental health recovery and early intervention centre officially opened in Bondi on Tuesday this week. The new $1.1 million mental health short-stay recovery centre was set up by Independent Community Living Australia (ICLA), a mental health, disability, and homelessness community organisation. The organisation first came about in 1984 to aid […]

COVID-19 sinks Sculptures by the Sea

By ALLISON HORE Due to COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings the popular Sculptures by the Sea art event will not be going ahead as planned this year. The event was slated to run from Thursday 22 October 2020 to Sunday 8 November along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. But current restrictions of 20 people […]

CBD cluster climbs to 66

By ALLISON HORE Nine new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Monday, bringing the total number of active cases across the state to 3,937. Of the nine new cases, three are returned travellers in hotel quarantine and five are linked to a known case or cluster. Two of the confirmed cases with known sources were […]

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 […]

Design announced for Bondi hate crime memorial

By ALLISON HORE The final design for a memorial in Bondi to victims of anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes was announced on Wednesday. ACON and Waverley Council have been working in partnership on the Bondi Memorial public artwork project since 2015, and with the selection of the design the memorial is one step closer to reality.  The […]

App to give a helping hand to the homeless

By ALLISON HORE Waverley Council rangers have begun using an “innovative” free app to help rough sleepers and, in the lead up to homelessness week, are encouraging the general public to get involved.  The app was launched 12 months ago by Sydney based entrepreneur Alexandra Tselios and The Jewish House CEO, Rabbi Mendel Kastel. It […]

Bondi to Bronte coastal walk closed

By ALEC SMART Waverley Council has closed the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk in response to Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings. The winding, windy 2.5 km walk, which hugs the coastline and affords majestic views of the Pacific Ocean from rocky peninsulas, sandy beaches and rugged coves, is a victim of its own popularity. Too […]

Martin Smith – Bondi Dreams

Bondi Dreams is a photographic exhibition compiled by Martin Smith, a Bondi beach enthusiast from way, way back. Smith, has been taking photos of Bondi for 70 years to be exact and, his exhibition is a labour of love that documents his solo promenades along Sydney’s most famous beach. Also included will be photos of […]

Flickerfest 2020 – Bronwyn Kidd

Returning to Bondi for its 29th year, international short film festival Flickerfest will run from January 10 to 19 at Bondi Pavilion this month. Short films featured at the festival are selected from over 3000 entries and are entered into Academy qualifying and BAFTA recognised competitions for 2020. Flickerfest offers a range of prestigious prizes […]