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AKONI – Local Film Premiere To Celebrate World Refugee Week

Over 100 million people are currently displaced worldwide due to conflict. The small award-winning Aussie independent film, Akoni, tells the story of one of these people - a homeless Nigerian refugee who struggles to find a path to happiness in Australia. After a tragedy occurs in his war-ridden country Akoni is left destitute and homeless […]

Randwick mayor tells NSW parliamentary inquiry of ‘deep concerns’ for bus changes

By DANIEL LO SURDO The mayor of Randwick has told an NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the privatisation of buses that residents hold "deep concerns" about the changes to public transport in the eastern suburbs. Dylan Parker, the mayor of Randwick Council, gave evidence at the parliamentary inquiry earlier in May, where he spoke about the […]

Liberal candidate forced to change profile after false Matraville incinerator claim

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Liberal Party's candidate for Kingsford Smith has been forced to change her online candidate profile after falsely claiming she was "part of" a grassroots campaign against the Matraville incinerator, after the No More Incinerators (NMI) community organisation found that she had "not joined or taken part in" any of their actions. […]

New plaque in memory of domestic violence victims unveiled in Randwick

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Fifty-two roses were laid at a temporary plaque in Randwick honouring victims of domestic and family violence on Wednesday to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Day. Randwick mayor Dylan Parker was joined by fellow councillors, crisis workers, nurses, Federal Member for Kingsford Smith Matt Thistlethwaite and State Member for Coogee Marjorie O’Neill for […]

Randwick Council rates to rise under proposed budget

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Randwick Council rates are set to increase by a “modest” 2.5 per cent in the coming financial year, as part of its draft Operational Plan and Budget that will be on public exhibition until May 27. Resolved at a council meeting this month, councillors carried the General Manager’s report on the plans, […]

Cinematic Wonders – RITZ CINEMAS

BY RIDA BABAR Ritz Cinemas is the ultimate art deco lover’s dream, with all of the newest blockbusters with an interior that’ll make you feel like you’ve walked into the 1920s (in a good way). The Ritz is also a frequent host to not only the latest films, but also a number of special events, […]

Take A Dip – PRO DIVE COOGEE

BY RIDA BABAR Always wanted to learn how to drive, but haven’t had the time? Pro Dive Coogee’s weekend diving course is the one for you Suited towards all levels of experience, there are a number of different courses you can take at Pro Dive. The open water course is one of the most fundamental […]

Cocktail Hour – BAT COUNTRY

BY RIDA BABAR Locals say it’s the best bar in Randwick, give it a try yourself! Bat Country is a quaint bar and restaurant on St Paul's Streett, the venue boasts an array of global recipes and cocktails that are sure to make this your new go-to. Brunch hotspot by day, and lively bar by […]

Seaside Swim – MCIVER LADIES BATHS

BY RIDA BABAR Nestled in Grant Reserve, Coogee, McIver Ladies Baths is a heritage-listed natural swimming pool for women. A relatively secluded spot, the baths boast jaw-dropping ocean views and remains the last women-only seawater pool in Australia. Entry costs $2, and the pool is open from sunrise to an hour before sunset. Locals swear […]

Become A Pinball Wizard – PINBALL HQ

BY RIDA BABAR A blast into the past, Pinball HQ is a perfect place for those who want to take their love for pinball one step further. The HQ offers a two-day intensive course teaching visitors how to work and troubleshoot the machines, covering a number of technical systems including Williams/Bally WPC System, WPC 95 […]