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Rediscovering home: It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood

Opinion by SANDRA SYMONS It is a lovely evening in the inner city. It is the violet hour.  Wayward frangipani blooms still litter the pavement, murraya crowds the iron fence railings, leptospermum lends the air a soft suggestion of lemons.  But stop. Listen. Blot out the sounds of passing cars and passers-by, the sounds of […]

Creativity in COVID time: Diccon lines up his ducks

By SANDRA SYMONS Eminent Sydney lawyer Diccon Loxton, who lives in the inner city, has 500 ducks. Well, he thinks he has 500 ducks, give or take. At home. All well behaved. Mr Loxton, who has developed an interest in ducks during the Covid pandemic, has, due to health concerns, imposed a lockdown on himself. […]


“Bondi needs more small bars,” says Simon McGoram, former bar manager of Porteño, as we grab the last table in the house. Seems real estate is tough, so Neighbourhood has injected new life into an ailing community radio station.