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Flickerfest Festival to screen over 200 films despite industry’s hardest year

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Bondi Beach’s annual short film festival, Flickerfest, will ring in its 31st year with over 200 works.  This year’s event will run from Friday, January 21 until Sunday, January 30, 2022.  Beginning as a local event in 1991, Flickerfest is now a popular debut festival for Australian and international films alike. It’s […]

Bondi backpackers request for liquor licence receives resident backlash

By EVA BAXTER The Village Hostel on Lamrock Ave Bondi Beach has lodged an application with the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority for an on-premises licence. If the application is granted, the hostel will be authorised to serve liquor to customers at the premises during liquor trading hours. The hostel is proposing to serve its […]

Liberals win big for Waverley Council in Dover Heights, Rose Bay and North Bondi, ALP trails behind

By EVA BAXTER The results of the 2021 local government elections have been finalised and there has been no change in the representation of parties sitting on Waverley council, and nine of the 12 elected served as councillors in the previous term. The Liberal party has won five seats, Labor has won four and the […]

Waverley Council election prediction

By EVA BAXTER *The NSW Electoral Commission will not begin declaring candidates elected until December 20th. The Liberal Party currently leads in every ward in the Waverley election. 45,183 electors were enrolled to vote in Waverley with 12 council seats up for grabs and three from each ward. In 2017, the Liberal Party won 5 […]

Bondi’s annual Flickerfest to world premiere budding films

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young Annual film festival Flickerfest will see in the new year with 200 of the most inspiring, creative and beautifully crafted shorts from Australia and the world selected from over 3,150 entries to Australia’s largest short film competition across 16 competitive programmes and four showcase programmes. The shorts in competition at Flickerfest are fiercely vying […]

Pop-up blood donation service hits Bondi this December to defy “bailer boom”

By EVA BAXTER Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is calling for 500 new blood donors in Bondi this December, as demand for blood reaches a 10 year high. Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is hosting a “pop-up” blood donation service at Church in the Marketplace in Bondi to boost supplies over the Christmas period for many seriously […]

Bondi to Newtown: Our Big Kitchen shares the power of team building through food

By EVA BAXTER Yesterday, Our Big Kitchen in Bondi celebrated International Chef’s Day by teaming up with French culinary school Le Cordon Bleu to cook 1,000 healthy, gourmet three-course meals for Australians in need. The Greek Welfare Centre in Newtown, located on King Street, is among the five charities which received the meals. Our Big […]

Sculpture By The Sea Cancelled, Again

For the second year running Bondi's iconic Sculpture By The Sea event has cancelled. Organisers of the event which would historically draw up to 500,000 people to the two-kilometre coastal stretch from Bondi to Tamarama have sighted the ongoing COVID-19 delta outbreak as the reason behind their decision. In a statement the organisers conceded that […]

Bondi Pavilion restoration investigated as keeping place for Aboriginal artefacts

By EVA BAXTER Waverley Council is investigating the feasibility of a keeping place for local Aboriginal artefacts at the Bondi Pavilion. Aboriginal Greens councillor Dominic WY Kanak put the motion to Council last month. A spokesperson for the Council said the keeping place will celebrate aspects of ancient and modern Aboriginal culture, heritage and cultural […]

July’s takeaway coffee cup ban a sustainable shift for Bondi cafés

By SASHA FOOT Local businesses in the Eastern Suburbs are initiating a sustainable movement for coffee culture in Bondi by banning takeaway cups for a week.       Over forty local cafes have signed up for the initiative taking place from 31 July-8 August.  Responsible Cafés, the non-profit behind Bondi BYO Cup Week, addressed the positive impacts […]