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Edgecliff Hearing Is an independent audiology clinic with over 50 years combined audiology experience. Suite 301, Edgecliff Centre, 203-233 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff 9327 8280

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Bess Florist

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Back in September 1960 a young man called Robert Zimmerman read a book called 'Bound for Glory' by a singer called Woody Guthrie. It greatly impressed him and he started travelling around the USA in Woody Guthrie’s footsteps, eventually getting to meet him. The young man became Bob Dylan and he went on to write “The Times They Are A Changing”. Back then the changes were to do with expanding economies and improving lifestyles, now they are to do with less robust economies and changing technologies. The message, however, was clear; when circumstances change behaviour must change, and publishing is no exception, so Eastern Suburbs Life is now in both hard copy format and digital format. Each have their ardent supporters and most are happy to enjoy the benefits of both. Digital fans can now

subscribe online www.easternsuburbslife. net.au Other changes this year have been the loss of the safe Liberal seat of Wentworth to an Independent, a decline in Eastern Suburbs property prices and the continuing move to online shopping, meaning our streets have less retailers and more personal services providers. Despite these changes, our readership has continued to grow, the number of contributors has increased and more and more community bodies send us news to publish. To all these people we say A BIG THANK YOU and wish you A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. All The Team at Eastern Suburbs Life

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Called the “Queen of Gems” by Shakespeare, Opals are a gem of infinite beauty that, for 40 years, has captured the heart of miner Roy Hopkins-Deacon. Buy them for their beauty, or as an investment, but first talk to Roy for free. PO Box 19, Lightning Ridge, NSW 2834 Contact Roy Hopkins-Deacon 0438 976 038

Woollahra, Coogee & Surry Hills Maloneys Grocer

Wishing all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year! 9664 5655

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age to William Street in Paddington. Her passion is contagious. 27 William St 0447 454 430

Underwood Café & Convenience

Under new ownership, Underwood Cafe and Convenience is providing a growing range of vegan, local and organic health foods as well as traditional coffee and café offerings. 83 Underwood Street (Cnr William St) 0452 383 502

Double Bay

Mr Deans Grooming Room

Mr Deans has taken the traditional, combined it with the contemporary and mixed that with our personal global experiences to create specialised grooming treatments for the gentlemen of Sydney. Shop 2/21-25 Knox St 9328 0645

BESS Florist

Inspired by Passchendale, her family’s “Third Generation” wild flower farm, Bethany (owner) brings unique locally grown Australian native flowers and foli-

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Plan ahead for a great NYE Woollahra Council wishes residents and visitors a fun and safe New Year’s Eve. Visit www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/nye to: • • • •

Plan your night Find the best vantage points Understand local road closures and traffic information Find out where Alcohol Free Zones (AFZ) are in place.

The following parks & reserves in Woollahra will be alcohol free: McKell Park, Rushcutters Bay Park, Sir David Martin Reserve, Yarranabbe Park, Murray Rose Pool (Redleaf), Blackburn Gardens, Duff Reserve, Dumaresq Reserve, Rose Bay Foreshore, Percival Park, Tingira Memorial Park, Robertson Park and Queens Avenue. Road closures will apply from 3pm on 31 December 2018. For more information please visit our website. Plan ahead and use public transport. Visit www.transportnsw.info.

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Cafe with a million dollar view & location

The Crabbe Hole café is nestled by the pool at the famous Icebergs Club in Notts Ave, Bondi Beach. Tucked away from the main hub of Campbell Parade it’s a favourite with locals, celebrities, gym junkies, swimmers and visitors. Crabbe Hole’s fabulous location gives views stretching the whole length of world famous Bondi Beach and, with just a turn of the head, an uninterrupted panorama of the Pacific Ocean. You can’t see South America but you can enjoy great coffee, eat brekky, watch Iceberg swimmers, yoga practice, gym junkies and, if you’re lucky dolphins and whales. Alternatively, you can just watch the world pass by. Owner, Andrew Crabbe, bought the premises after visiting the Icebergs gym. He already had extensive experience of working in cafés and recognised just how special the location was. He knew that with his experience he could make something special of it, and

he did. That was 10 years ago and he hasn’t looked back since. The Crabbe Hole is only 12sqm and truly Tucked Away. It has seating for just 32 people all shaded with umbrellas and is open for breakfast and brunch from 7.00 am 7 days a week. They serve coffee, teas, smoothies, juices and prepare fresh daily toasties (Creuben – Pastrami on rye, sauerkraut, gruyere and grain mustard aioli etc), breakfast bowls that you can make yourself (Fig and Ginger compote, Rhubarb compote etc), Toasted brekky rolls (streaky bacon, 2 poached eggs, tomato aioli, tomato relish on olive oil panini)…all at affordable prices.

Andrew Crabbe, Owner of The Crabbe Hole cafe

The regulars are mostly local, but you never know who you’ll bump into, even Prince Harry and Meaghan Markle’s press corps have had breakfast here. Andrew loves going to work every day…and it’s no wonder. He has one of the best stress free Jobs in the world!

The Crabbe Hole

1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach 0450 272 223 Poolside@Bondi Icebergs

Cafe by Day OPEN Breakfast/Lunch: Monday to Saturday: 7am – 2:30pm Drinks: 10am - 2:30pm 5:30pm - Late

Shop 4/310-330 Oxford St, Bondi Junction 7901 5035

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Sushi bar by night

Bright and relaxed Cafe by the day, serving Eastern-suburb's favourite brekky and brunch dishes and exceptional coffee. Buzzy Sushi-bar by night, setting up the perfect atmosphere for a happy hour or dinner with friends. The menu introduces the Japanese-Brazilian fusion to Australia, bringing together the vibrancy of both cultures in each dish. A full bar provides cocktails, wines and beers to complete the dining experience.

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Empowering positive change Kaizen

Japanese philosophy of creating positive change

Kaizen a holistic wellness centre, situated in William St, Paddington. When you walk into kaizen you feel its beautiful healing energy. It is an earthy calming space. Owner and founder Andrea O'Shea has over 16 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. Over this time she has gained a vast knowledge into holistic health and the body systems.

Andrea wanted to set up a wellness clinic where people could look after all aspects of their well-being- including not only physical but also their mental and emotional state. She opened her clinic in Paddington in June 2017 and now has a team of therapists offering various treatments including Kinesiology, facials, massage, light therapy, infrared

sauna, acupuncture, reiki and aromatherapy. They help with a range of issues from anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive disturbances, infertility, stress to name but a few.

Something that sets Andrea and the Kaizen team apart from the other clinics is their in depth under- standing of the body and its systems and they are constantly studying and partaking in advanced courses to expand their knowledge. Following the Kaizen rulecontinually improving and making positive change. Kaizen also holds regulars wellness workshops and health retreats. These are listed on more detail on thewebsite. The Kaizen team is there to help support you on your journey to optimum health and wellbeing. They have created a safe space for you to let go of stress. A place for you to nourish and replenish yourself and get in touch with what it is you really need. You will truly feel uplifted and rejuvenated once you leave.

Kaizen

72 William St, Paddington 9331 3395 www.kaizenskinbodybeing.com

Andrea O'Shea, Owner, Kaizen

The JNC all about

making connections We are all stronger through connecting.

This is a core belief of The Junction Neighbourhood Centre – also known as The JNC. We are a not for profit organisation that provides a diverse range of community services and programs for the Eastern Sydney communities. For well over 40 years, we have focused on the power of connection. We connect people to each other by offering volunteering opportunities. Our volunteers tell us what a difference this has made in their own lives: “I never stop smiling,” says Kevin. “I enjoy volunteering because I can help people”. We listen to our community, consulting them to identify the sort of community they would like to see, and what is needed to make that happen.

“My GP encourages me to go on the outings as she can see the difference it makes to my health” (Eileen).

JNC The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc

THE JUNCTION NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE

GROWING COMMUNITY WELLBEING more connected, stronger communities for over 45 years

We provide many other programs and services. Our capacity building projects target Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities and people who are socially isolated. We also offer specialised services for vulnerable families and children, and training and volunteer referral services for agencies in the region.

CONNECT GET ACTIVE VOLUNTEER

Please connect with us if you want to make connections in your community, or find out more about our services. Our community centres in Maroubra, Bondi Junction, and Glebe provide information and places for the community to meet and participate in a wide range of groups, classes and programs. www.jnc.org.au

WE PROVIDE community services and

programs for people in Eastern Sydney, to enhance wellbeing and resilience.

BEING SOCIALLY CONNECTED improves

people’s wellbeing, and our work enables people to create connections.

And we provide services that enable community members to make social connections, growing their wellbeing. We offer a range of activities to enable older people to get out in the community and meet others. Our regular groups offer shopping support, movie excursions, lunch outings and more. Our service is flexible: we also offer small group outings tailored to the interests and preferences of the two or three people involved. Our outings are popular: “I wouldn’t have it any other way. I enjoy the outings and meeting new friends” (Maisie).

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New denture new smile

By Rob Dulieu, Dental Prosthetist

So you wear a denture and you hate it! You find it uncomfortable, loose and unnatural to look at – and generally feel down in the dumps for having to put up with it. The good news is, it just doesn’t have to be that way. Dentures come in all shapes and sizes and unlike some of those images on Facebook memes, they don’t actually get pulled out of a bucket as a 'one size fits all' solution.

Dentures, whether they be full dentures (where you have no teeth) or partial dentures (where you are missing one, two or a few) need to be fitted with care and precision for maximum comfort, function and fit. Aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder. If you wear full dentures you may want a bright, white 'Hollywood smile' or you may prefer something that looks more like your natural teeth did, with some character added to make them look 'real'. With Partial dentures we can make them blend in with your remaining teeth so they simply look like real teeth that belong in the missing space. Natural looking dentures is what we are about. A smile can say so much about how others perceive you and how you feel about yourself. When you have a great smile, you inevitably smile more, which can enhance your confidence and your quality of life. Denture wearers often make the mistake of not having regular check-ups with their Dental Practitioner to check the fit of the dentures and the general health of the remaining teeth and gums. Ill-fitting dentures can lead to oral cancers if not detected early, so regular checks should

never be neglected. Sometimes a simple reline of the denture at your check up will make the denture feel more comfortable and regain retention and better function. If your denture is loose and falling out, then a reline is definitely in order. Implant over dentures are also a great solution for full denture wearers. Lower full dentures are possibly the hardest type of denture for patients to tolerate, there simple is very little retention on full lower dentures which can become frustrating and embarrassing when talking and eating, coughing or sneezing.

Implant over-dentures are just that, a denture secured over a dental implant. On the lower jaw we can use as little as 2 x implants with special retention attachments to secure the denture in place, the denture is removable for cleaning and hygiene, but very secure during masticatory function, speaking and other normal movements. Many various options are available for the upper jaw to achieve a similar result. If you want to get rid of dentures altogether, you have the option to have 4 x implants placed in the jaw and an All-on-4® bridge placed within 24 hours of placement of the implants. Having lived in Bondi my entire life, it gives me great pleasure chatting to other locals new and old. I would love to hear your story.

FREE CONSULTATION

We look forward to helping you with a solution so you can smile naturally, comfortably and with confidence.

Dental Fresh

L7 332-342 Oxford St, Bondi Junction 9389 3656 reception@dentalfresh.com.au www.dentalfresh.com.au

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Season’s Greetings

Edgecliff Hearing will be closed from 24 December 2017 to 7 January 2018. We will reopen on Monday 8 January 2018. We hope 2018 brings you good health and happiness.

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Ready SET Go...

I got the music in me! The Music Suite has been providing music lessons to Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for over 10 years.

Anastasia Simos, Director of Begin BrightBondi

Their aim is to instil the love of music in every student they teach and to make music lessons affordable and enjoyable. The Music Suite was started in the Rose Bay area by Jennifer Barrett, a talented performer and school teacher. It caters for all types of students and will create individual programs to make sure they achieve their objectives. The Music Suite has grown over the years by word-of-mouth and Facebook so that Jennifer now works with schools all around Sydney, tailoring music programs for children of all ages.

Is your child ready to start school?

There are 18 tutors at The Music Suite and all are highly trained and have considerable experience teaching and performing.

Starting school is a big step for parents and children! The Begin Bright School Readiness program works to support the transition by giving your little learner a boost of confidence.

There are lessons for all types of instruments, as well as, Singing, Song Writing, HSC preparation, Glee, Pop Choir and Adult vocals.

Begin Bright was established in 2008, and has grown to 30 centres across Australia, with a mission to create happy, smart and confident children.

The classes include private tuition, group classes, adult lessons, holiday workshops, masterclasses and kinder classes.

The Begin Bright School Readiness Program was developed to ensure children starting school are given the best opportunity to make a smooth transition. Our range of School Readiness Programs for 2-5 year olds make learning fun and exciting, while being developmentally appropriate and aligned with the Australian National Curriculum.

The jewel in their crown is undoubtedly their summer camp held in January. Four straight days of nothing but music, with workshops providing a fun environment for all participants to improve their skill on their current instruments, learn the fundamentals of other instruments and meet new friends who share a passion for all things musical.

The Music Suite

515A Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay 0450 168 064 www.themusicsuite.com.au

Anastasia Simos, is the director of Begin Bright Bondi and bought the franchise in 2015, after experiencing learning difficulties with her own child before starting school.

There 3 teachers at the centre, who are all primary school teachers with a total of 35 years experience between them. “What is wonderful about the business” says Anastasia, “Is seeing the development of a child who gains confidence and is happy and well prepared for when they start school.” The children are taught to confidently approach tasks, demonstrate an understanding of basic literacy and numeracy, work effectively in groups, follow instructions and develop independence. January School Readiness Intensive Program will run January 21-24 from 9:30am-11:30am.

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Don’t miss our school holiday workshops Begin Bright encourages a social environment where children continue to learn and explore during their school holidays. The activities we offer are diverse, ranging from scientific experiments to creative projects and role plays, which develop and support discovery and exploration. For more info visit: www.beginbright.com.au/enrol/bondi

Supporting their big day! ®

ls your child starting school in 2019?

Our Yellow School Readiness Intensive program is condensed over four days, perfect for a recap or learning boost before starting big school!

Our program covers: » Single sounds » Beginning sounds of words » Recognising numbers to 10 » Counting to 20 » Fine motor skills

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Christmas CRAVINGS Crave Wares, is tucked away in leafy, tree lined Bellevue Rd, and is part of the small village Bellevue Hill.

Every Christmas season, owner, Viviane Rubinstein and her visual merchandiser outfit the shop with fabulous Christmas decorations, which are all for sale. Every nook and cranny is filled with the decorations, including a huge Christmas tree adorned with colourful decorations. A mustsee is the Reindeer window. Crave Wares specialises in homewares, ceramics, giftware, decorations, lotions, tablecloths, candles and much more. These are all available throughout the year, but are particularly welcome at Christmas time. With many years of retail management behind her, at DJs, Versace and Victoria’s Secret, Viviane harboured a passion to run her own business. Crave Wares was it and her dream came true when she finally opened her shop in 2012. Crave Wares is Viviane’s personality writ large. It is bold, sassy, confident, individual and outgoing. What more reasons could you have to pay Crave Wares a visit? Apart from the great selection of merchandise she has and the great customer service you get.

Crave Wares

98D Bellevue Rd, Bellevue Hill 9328 6429 www.cravewares.com.au

elph store is a contemporary homewares store, located in William St, Paddington, a cute side street off Oxford St, where fashion meets art with bespoke boutiques and shops.

The staff will go to any length to help you, and they are open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm – And prior to Christmas they are also open on Sunday.Crave Wares is the Eastern Suburbs all year round favourite when buying homewares and giftware.

Creating the family dream

elph store grew out of a merging of a family dream of running a shop and Eloise’s ceramics brand, elph ceramics. Everything came together when they found the perfect terrace shop location. Alongside her own work, Eloise curates a selection of functional work from Australian ceramic artists, makers and designers. Eloise, who runs the store, is an accomplished ceramic artist, trained at National Art School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and also teaches at Kil.n.it studios in Glebe. Eloise makes her range of elph ceramics in her pottery studio which is on premises. elph store is filled with functional, handmade Australian ceramics and contemporary homewares in pastel, neutral, white shades, which suit every home’s interiors. Beautifully laid out, and a joy to visit, elph is open Wednesday through Saturday. So if you are looking for gifts, homewares, or a unique wedding present, pop in to see Eloise for a unique shopping experience and friendly service.

elph store

12 William St, Paddington 9332 2689 elphstore.com

Accomplished ceramist, Eloise, manager of elph store.


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The happiest place in Rose Bay Whatever the occasion, Party Central has all the party paraphernalia to make it memorable. Located on Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay, Party Central is loved by locals for its consistently, good quality products and friendly one-to-one service. Tamara Nicholson (owner) and her team are always there to customise your party no matter how large or small. She confides that she established party Central back in 2006, after a personal tragedy and says that working in the party business is great as it gives her lots of opportunities to help make others happy. She also gets to experience amusing things, like the day someone came in and asked if they sold “dog food”. Now there’s an idea! Party Central is filled with colourful items, ranging from a huge variety of balloons, organic balloons, paper products, reusable plastics, palm leave plates, piñatas, Christmas decorations, Chanukah cards, themed party wear, costumes, confetti and much more...

Tamara Nicholson, Owner of Party Central

They cater for all events including; Weddings, Parties, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Fathers Day, Mothers Day and even Divorce Parties! Hours are: Mon 9am-4pm, Tue 9.30am-5pm, Wed-Fri 9am5pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 9am-11am

Party Central

669A Old South Head Rd, Vaucluse 9337 3754 enquiries@partycentralrosebay.com.au www.partycentralrosebay.com.au

Come and visit Party Central…"The happiest place in Rose Bay".

What’s On

CAROLS

QSWWA Community Christmas Carols The Queen Street and West Woollahra Association (QSWWA) is again hosting their annual Community Christmas Carols. WHEN: Tues Dec 4, 5:30-8pm WHERE: Chiswick Gardens, 65 Ocean St, Woollahra

Rushcutters Bay Village Christmas concert Get your Christmas festive season started at our free family-friendly concert.

WHEN: Sat Dec 8 6.30- 8.30pm WHERE: Reg Bartley Oval, Rushcutters Bay

HMAS Watson Carols by the Bay There will be carols and music from the RAN band and local schools, a historical Navy sunset ceremony, a special appearance from Santa, as well as food stalls and kids entertainment.

WHEN: Sat Dec 8, 3:30-8pm WHERE: HMAS Watson Navy Base, Cliff St, Watsons Bay

Carols by the Sea This lovely annual event brings the community together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. The night will kick off with fantastic entertainment from young, local musicians followed by a night of Christmas favourites and carol singing.

Christmas & New Years Eve

WHEN: Sat Dec 15 WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Drive Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach

Coogee Carols The 17th Annual Coogee Carols will be held at Goldstein Reserve, Coogee Beach WHEN: Sun Dec 16 6.30- 8.30pm WHERE: Goldstein Reserve, Coogee Beach

Combined Churches Christmas Carols at Rose Bay The Churches of Rose Bay will celebrate Christmas with carols and lessons at Pannerong Park, Rose Bay.

WHEN: Fri Dec 21 5-8pm WHERE: Pannerong Park, cnr of Wilberforce Avenue & Newcastle St, Rose Bay

Carols in the Domain Woolworths Carols in the Domain is Australia's largest free Christmas concert! With performances from a variety of Artists, Woolworths Carols in the Domain is Australia's premier Christmas concert for the whole family to enjoy! WHEN: Sat Dec 22 WHERE: Domain, Sydney

Martin Place Choirs Sing along with choirs at the Martin Place tree every night,

FROM: Nov 24- Dec 24 6-8pm WHERE: Martin Place, Sydney CBD

CHANUKAH Chanukah @ The Bay

WHEN: Tues Dec 4, 4-9pm WHERE: Steyne Park, Ocean Ave & William St, Double Bay

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

EQ Christmas Market With a diverse range of local produce, boutique gifts, homewares, high end fashion and activities for the entire family.

WJEN: Sat Dec 15, 8am-5pm WHERE: Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Watsons Bay Christmas Twilight Market Selling everything from fashion, toys, gifts, homewares, fine art, ceramics, jewellery, pet accessories, leathergoods and more to goumet food including cakes, paella, gelato, pho and burgers. WHEN: Fri Dec 7 3-9pm WHERE: Watsons Bay

Paddington Christmas Markets Held the last Thursday just before Christmas, where handpicked local designers gathered outside the historic Paddington Uniting Church to deliver bespoke handicrafts, unique stocking stuffers and artisan Christmas treats.

WHEN: Last Thurs before Christmas WHERE: Paddington Uniting Church

SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be conducted on the waters of Sydney Harbour, the Tasman Sea, Storm Bay and the Derwent River. WHEN: Wed Dec 26 (Boxing Day)

NEW YEARS EVE

Dudley Page Reserve 2018 Waverley Council invites families to celebrate the New Year at Dudley Page Reserve, Dover Heights. Relax with family-friendly entertainment while admiring the amazing views of the Sydney Harbour fireworks. WHEN: Mon Dec 31 6.30pm-12.30am WHERE: Dudley Page Reserve, Dover Heights

Coogee Sparkles 2018 Families, local community and visitors gather along the coast at Coogee Beach to watch this fabulous 15-20 minute fireworks display. WHEN: Mon Dec 31 9pm WHERE: Coogee Beach North


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Cicada & Co is a gift shop filled with treasures for all ages, with a focus on Australian products and local suppliers, carefully hand-selected by Anna and Rachel.

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Cicada & Co hosts workshops and classes for all ages, and are passionate about giving back to both the environment and the community. Supporting a variety of charities, and recycling activities throughout the year, as a collection point.

Our Yellow School Readiness Intensive program is condensed over four days, perfect for a recap or learning boost before starting big school!

Our program covers: » Single sounds » Beginning sounds of words » Recognising numbers to 10 » Counting to 20 » Fine motor skills

VIEW OUR TIMETABLE & BOOK ONLINE NOW!

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Begin Bright Bondi || Suite 113, 29 Newland St, Bondi Junction 0425 203 735 || bondi@beginbright.com.au

Shop 2A, 19-21 Bellevue Rd, Bellevue Hill 9046 9197 www.cicadaco.com.au

BOOK ONLINE NOW : WWW.BEGINBRIGHT.COM.AU

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THE FIELD AT EASTS RUGBY

A hidden gem tucked away moments from Bondi Beach, this is a sun drenched family friendly venue that offers their locals a home away from home. The kitchen has all the pub classics for kids - big and small. Perfect for Birthdays, Engagement Parties & Corporate Functions.

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Situated on the pool deck at Bondi Icebergs. The Crabbe Hole is open for breakfast and lunch from 7am every day.

At Crave Wares we invite you to explore our world of beautiful crafts from homewares, dining, accessories, clothing and artefacts. Be it a unique gift you are looking for, a collectible art piece, or simply an item that shows off its beauty and elegance, our extensive range of goods will find a place in your home.

98D Bellevue Rd, Bellevue Hill 9328 6429 www.cravewares.com.au

22A O'Sullivan Rd, Bellevue Hill 0478 734 651 www.thefieldateastsrugby.com.au

THE CRABBE HOLE

Fantastic coffee, fabulous service, delicious food, friendly staff and views over famous Bondi Beach ... What more could you want!

1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach 0450 272 223 Poolside@Bondi Icebergs

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Enhance Confidence With A Great Smile!

• All-on-4® treatment • Cosmetic and General dentistry • Dental Implants • Dentures • Denture Repairs and Relines • Teeth Whitening • Advanced Dental Imaging • Hicaps, DVA

L7 332-342 Oxford St, Bondi Junction 9389 3656 reception@dentalfresh.com.au www.dentalfresh.com.au

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Effective Counselling’s practitioners are experienced professionals who focus on providing effective practical solutions and outcomes. We tailor programs to meet your needs and requirements.

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Suite 601, Level 6, Easts Tower, 9-13 Bronte Rd, Bondi Junction 9386 0220 www.effectivenow.com

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Cafe by the day, serving Eastern-suburb's favourite brekky and brunch dishes and exceptional coffee. Buzzy Sushi-bar by night, setting up the perfect atmosphere for a happy hour or dinner with friends. The menu introduces the Japanese-Brazilian fusion to Australia.

Shop 4/310-330 Oxford St, Bondi Junction 7901 5035 www.temakibar.com.au


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Top range and highest quality cuban cigars, accessories, humidors, cutters, vaporizers and E-cigarettes. FREE DELIVERY EASTERN SUBURBS WITH ORDERS OVER $500

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Michelle has a deep passion for property and has intimate knowledge of her local market. With impressive results that speak for themselves, it is her reputation, enthusiasm and boundless energy that makes her such a great agent. She gains great rapport with her valued clients, bringing that female touch to every sale.

385 New South Head Road, Double Bay 0414 317 317 www.rhdb.com.au michelleb@rhdb.com.au

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We are an independent audiology clinic with over 50 years combined audiology experience. Our primary focus is to provide an honest high quality service to the community.

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Suite 301, Edgecliff Centre, 203-233 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff 9327 8280 www.edgecliffhearing.com.au

Since taking over the ownership of Bob Price Trophies, Ian Ginzberg continues to provide quality products and services while maintaining the highest levels of customer focused standards. Bob Price Trophies offers a comprehensive range of presentation products including trophies, medals, engravings, sublimation printing, corporate awards and shields/perpetuals.

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Salt by Dani P is one of the leading hair salons in Maroubra. Their team of talented and experienced hair stylists will be able to provide you with whatever hair service you desire. They offer a wide range of hair services including balayage, haircuts for both men and women, hair colouring, olaplex and keratin treatments and more.

390-392 New South Head Rd, Double Bay 9327 3222 doublebaynews@gmail.com www.doublebaynews.com.au

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Shop 5/126 Garden St, Maroubra 9349 2922 0431 293 722 F: bobprice trophies E: bptrophies@tpg.com.au www. bobpricetrophies.com.au

Double Bay Newsagency is your local supplier of office and stationery products catering for all your work, home and school needs. We have a wide range of stationery and general office products at the lowest prices everyday available in store and online.

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EAST AVENUE REALTY

East Avenue Realty specialises in Property Management in Sydney's Eastern and South-East suburbs, with over 20 years experience in property management. At East Avenue Realty we believe investing in property should be stress free and profitable, which is why we have combined our years of experience to develop procedures and systems to maximise the returns our clients receive.

Lina Davies,Property Manager

0402 268 096 lina@eastavenuerealty.com.au www.eastavenuerealty.com.au

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SENSUAL BEAUTY

Owner Anna is highly skilled and with over 20 years experience, she provides expert, personalised beauty treatments in a warm, friendly environment. She offers a range of beauty services for both men and women including massages, nail treatments, waxing, tanning, facial treatments, tinting, electrolysis and intensive cosmedical treatments such as IPL and microdermabrasion.

Shop 6/126 Garden St, Maroubra 9344 4867 www.sensualbeauty.com.au

MATRAVILLE 22 Tracey Chandler is your Personal Buyers Agent, specialising in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs

Symphony of flavours

I Love to Find Property! That’s right! I love to find awesome properties for my clients at a great price. I’m a property fanatic, easy to work with and I don’t stop until you own the perfect property. So what are you waiting for?

Call Tracey: 0416 100 839

3/495 Bunnerong Rd, Matraville 9311 1554 www.vivaldikitchen.com.au


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More than a cafe..Juniper is your home-away-from-home neighbourhood cafe. Experience fresh local produce, all cooked on the premises, and a variety of global foods. Service with a smile and a warm family friendly environment, where the locals come to regularly. Juniper is open 7 days a week, for breakfast and lunch. Inside and outside dining.

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Kaizen is all about continuous improvements for the good. Through Kinesiology and other self-improving treatments such as facials, massages, workshops and health and wellness retreats, Kaizen helps people transform themselves and their lives for the better.

72 William St, Paddington 9331 3395 www.kaizenskinbodybeing.com

UNDERWOOD CAFE & CONVENIENCE STORE

Not just a convenience store, Underwood Cafe and Convenience Store, located cnr Underwood & William St, Paddington, specialises in Vegan and Organic products, as well as, essential grocery items.

elph store is a contemporary homewares store which is filled with functional, handmade Australian ceramics and contemporary homewares in pastel, neutral, white shades, which suit every home’s interiors. Eloise, owner, makes her range of ceramics in her pottery studio which is on premises.

12 William St, Paddington 9332 2689 elphstore.com

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Stop by and have a delicious coffee and snack, and sit outside and watch all the action in William St, Paddington Open until 10pm weekdays and weekends

27 William Street, Paddington 0447 454 430 www.besspaddington.com

We have a wide range of items to browse through. To find what you're looking for come visit us in store or check us online. We also offer a variety of services from creating spectacular balloon arrangements to themed products for your table and everything in-between. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

669A Old South Head Rd, Vaucluse 9337 3754 E: enquiries@partycentralrosebay.com.au www.partycentralrosebay.com.au

WOOLLAHRA At Cooper Park Garage, we believe that establishing a foundation of trust is what creates repeat business. After you experience our high-calibre service, we’re sure you’ll come to us again the next time you need an automotive repair or general maintenance.

104 Manning Rd, Woollahra 9327 3774 www.cooperparkgarage.com.au The Music Suite has been providing music lessons to Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for over 10 years. Our aim is to instil our love of music on every student we have the pleasure of teaching.

Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay 29 0450515A 168 064 www.themusicsuite.com.au

HABIBAY ROSE BAY Bethany Scott runs Bess Flowers and specialises in Australian native flowers arrangements and sculptures. Bethany is from the fifth generation of native flower growers, and every bouquet that she makes is unique and artistic and individual. She supplies flowers for your home, events, weddings and offices ...

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Habibay Mediterranean Cuisine provides a warm welcome to all and offers something for the whole family. Serving delicious favourites such as: Falafel wraps, Chicken & Shawarma wraps, Homous, Babaganoush, Kifta, Chicken shish tawook, Tabouli, Kibba,Manoush, Baked eggplant and cauliflower, Lebanese sweets, Kids meals and combos.

28 Plumer Rd, Rose Bay 93261600 I: @habibay

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BUY OPALS DIRECT FROM THE MINER

TUCKED AWAY... I say so! Digging in a hole 10m deep, for the ever-elusive Opal, in Lightning Ridge, 700 km NW of Sydney, miners are hooked on the beauty of the Opal gem. A beautiful creation by mother nature. “Though you’ve roamed the whole world over, And seen most all there is to see, You’ll find scenes you’ve never dreamed of, In this stone of Mystery”

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Paddington To celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the 2018 exhibition will not only feature this year's finalists but also a selection of works from the Moran collection. This is a one off opportunity to see winning artworks from past years of the Moran Prize.

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MEDITATION

Join us for guided meditations with simple techniques to help reduce stress and achieve the peace of true meditation. Tips on how to help stay in balance during the Classes are suitable for both complete beginners and regular meditators. Join in at anytime, even if you’ve not attended before. No booking required. WHEN: Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9pm

Except Dec 12, Dec 19, Jan 2, 2019, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23 and Jan 30. WHERE: Paddington Public School, 399-435

WHEN: Fri Nov 2- Sun Dec 16 WHERE: JUniper Hall, Oxford St, Paddington

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Bottomless brunch at THE ROYAL WHEN: 11am - 1pm every Saturday

$70 per person with a cocktail on arrival $85 per person with bottomless cocktails & bellinis

GARY ÓG Paddngton markets

WHERE: The Royal Hotel, 5 Ways, Paddington

Sunday ROAST

British born, Head Chef Mark Holland has a tasty and succulent Sunday Roast with all the trimmings available until sold out. Enjoy Riverine Sirloin beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, red wine jus, kale & honeymustard root vegetables for just $24pp.

WHEN: Every Saturday 10am onwards WHERE: 395 Oxford St, Paddington

PADDO Long lunch

A perfect way to try out the Paddo Inn is with the "Paddo Long Lunch" menu available every Friday to Sunday with 3 options to choose from: $55 for lunch, $75 with bottomless Rosé (2 hour package) $100 to go all out with a cocktail to start and finish WHEN: Friday - Sunday lunch WHERE: Paddo Inn, 338 Oxford St, Paddington

The Grand GRAZE

For something different, why not graze the day away with a bunch of friends in a spectacular location with The Grand Graze at The Royal Hotel Paddington. Available weekends in Spring and Summer, The Grand Graze is one impressive (and very Instagrammable) Antipasto board.This huge board is chock full of selected cured meats, seasonal fruits, cheeses, housemade dips, pickled fennel and more, with servings adjusted to the number of guests booked. WHEN: Weekends in Spring and Summer WHERE: The Royal Hotel, Five Ways Paddington COST: $35pp

Sunday Roast at Paddo Inn

Paddington Markets have over 100 stalls containing handmade and vintage clothing, as well as artworks, accessories and collectables. As well as, a variety of cuisines and beverages.

After several sold out Australian shows in 2017, one of Europe’s finest folk and rebel artists makes his way back to Australia this year. Gary Óg will once again look to take this country by storm after many highly successful Australia-wide tours through the years, which left audiences begging for more. Hailing from the Gorbals area in Glasgow, Scotland; Óg developed his craft growing up amongst an Irish community, which in past generations have immigrated to the area in the hope of a better life. WHEN: Sat Dec 1 WHERE: Paddington RSL, 220 Oxford St, Paddington

WHEN: Every Sunday WHERE: Paddington Inn, 338 Oxford St, Paddington

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Enjoy the New York style Bottomless Brunch at The Royal Hotel in Paddington.

Go to Block C. Enter school via Gordon Street gate at rear of the school.

UNSW Art and Design annual exhibition

UNSW Art and Design annual exhibition

UNSW Art and Design’s Annual is Australia’s largest and most diverse national showcase of graduate contemporary art, design and creative media work. This year, more than 200 emerging creative practitioners will display their final projects across six venues, including UNSW Galleries, Australian Design Centre, Kudos Gallery, Black Box and AD Space. WHERE: UNSW Art & Design Paddington Campus, Greens Rd, Paddington

THE ROYAL: NYE Rooftop Party

After our sold out event last year, we’re bringing back the party with two packages, so you’ll be sure not to miss out. Enjoy roving canapés, drinks, DJs till late and stunning views across the city and harbour for fireworks! Limited tickets available so buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment WHEN: Mon Dec 31 8pm-12am WHERE: The Royal Hotel 5 Ways, Paddington

New Year Brunch

If you partied hard the night before and want to collapse into a comfortable chair in front of a delicious meal, our brunch is the meal you want to book! You can ease your way into the new year with bottomless cocktails including Bloody Mary’s, Bellinis and Espresso Martinis, whilst you rejoice with eggs benedict, brunch classics and recovery food. WHEN: Tues Jan 1, 2019 12-2pm WHERE: The Royal Hotel 5 Ways, Paddington


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Underwood Cafe & Convenience

Vegan products, groceries and coffee cnr Underwood St and William St, Paddington 83 Underwood St, Paddington 0452 383 502

Australian native flowers uniquely designed by Bethany Scott. 27 William St, Paddington 0459 351 496 www.besspaddington.com

Paddington Alimentari

Little Italy in original 1901 Paddington premises. 2 Hopetoun St, Paddington 9358 2142

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Built in 1875 on the corner of historic Underwood St and William St, Paddington 85 Underwood St, Paddington 9331 3200 www.hotellondon.com.au

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Your Friendly Funeral Guy®

Chris Cullen

what you need to know

“You’ve made my day” said one lady at the Double Bay Street Festival. Why? Because we were displaying a “Pandanus” wicker casket (pictured).

In fact, we received a wide variety of reactions from horror (“oh dear, that’s a coffin”) to genuine appreciation (“its got so much more soul than a traditional coffin”). Several of the festival goers drew my attention to the fact that a similar wicker casket was featured in "Australian Story" just a week earlier. The "Australian Story" episode was talking about businessman and farmer Tony Coote, who was buried in a wicker casket made from willow. You can watch the episode entitled “Hope Springs” on the ABC on iview or: https://iview.abc. net.au/show/australian-story/series/0/ video/NC1802Q029S00 Our wicker caskets are hand woven in Indonesia by World Fair Trade Organisation approved artisan craftsmen. This means that the people who make our caskets are paid a fair wage for the work they do. The Pandanus and the other caskets in the Greenature range are made from carefully

collected mature leaves from the banana and pandanus plants in the wild so that they continue to regenerate. The dried, sustainable fibres are then hand twisted and braided into a rope. This is skillfully woven over the frame to create an elegant wicker casket. See the other caskets in the Greenature range...https://scientia.com. au/our-range/greenature/ The natural and organic materials of the Greenature range of caskets are eco-friendly, suitable for both burial and cremation and comply with Australian Standards. At Ian J. Arthur & Sons if you would like to explore eco-friendly options for your funeral requirements we welcome the opportunity to talk with you. Please feel free to contact me for a noobligation discussion on 1800 202 110 or by email to chris@ianjarthurfunerals.com.au

Do you have a question for the Friendly Funeral Guy®? I would love to answer your questions in future editions of the Eastern Suburbs Life newspaper. Please email them to: chris@ianjarthurfunerals.com.au

Ian J. Arthur & Sons

Suite 6/712, New South Head Rd, Rose Bay 1800 202 110 24hrs, 7 days www.ianjarthurfunerals.com.au

You can now take advantage of generous concessions which allow you to channel profits from the sale of your family home into super. The downsizing concession is pegged at $300,000, so you can put that amount into your fund and if you draw your super as a pension, you pay zero tax. If you are in the accumulation phase of superannuation, earnings that accrue on this amount are taxed at up to 15% rather than your marginal tax rate which could be higher. The downside is that you could lose all or part of your pension.

The money or the box?

A lot of older Australians who have kept jobs and paid their taxes for half a century feel a sense of entitlement about the old aged pension. It’s all too easy to understand when they see people who spent those same 50 years on Centrelink benefits now continuing to receive a nice little earner from the federal government.

Making sure you get it right

There is a raft of fine details written into this scheme which make it strongly advisable to get help from a professional financial adviser when you tap into the downsizing concessions. Otherwise you might find yourself facing a hefty tax bill.

Basic things you need to know

• You have to be over 65. • You need to have owned the property for 10 years or more. • The contribution must be made within 90 days of settlement – ensure your trustee has time to process and correctly classify the contribution. • It can only be from the sale of one property. • You can’t use for the scheme for mobile homes or houseboats. • For couples, only one member needs to satisfy the ownership requirements to allow both to make a downsizer contribution. If they both make a downsizer contribution, it can total $600,000.

“For that reason, a lot of people cling to their pensions, and at the same time they’re usually clinging to the family home,” says Brendan Whitehouse, director of retirement income planning specialist BRW Financial Group. “They can’t get their thoughts around the idea of losing it.

If the correct form is not completed and provided before the contribution is made, the contribution is treated as a non-concessional contribution. In other words, you get taxed. So it’s crucial to get the paperwork right. Tax implications may also arise if you have run a business from the property, or received rental income from it.

“But for many others – I would say the majority of typical retirees – the Downsizer Superannuation Contribution offers some strong benefits,” Brendan says. “There’s a particular attraction for asset-rich, incomepoor retirees. They don’t have much super, they’ve got this big house worth one and a half million, and they’re living off an aged pension.

If you exceed your non-concessional contribution cap, you can choose to have the excess contributions and associated earnings (as calculated by the Australian Taxation Office) refunded with penalty tax only applied to the earnings. If not withdrawn, the excess contributions are taxed at the highest marginal tax rate. The tax payable must be withdrawn from superannuation.

“This package allows you to sell the family home and put $300,000 of it into super which has no tax on it. You can draw lump sums and do whatever you want to do. As your money dwindles, your pension will come back in.”

BRW Financial Group 1300 650574 www.brwfg.com.au

Any advice in this publication is of a general nature only and has not been tailored to your personal circumstances. Please seek personal advice prior to acting on this information. The information in this document reflects our understanding of existing legislation, proposed legislation, rulings etc as at the date of issue. In some cases the information has been provided to us by third parties. While it is believed the information is accurate and reliable, this is not guaranteed in any way.


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YOUR FREE NEWSPAPER PROMOTING LOCAL BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES

BURN, baby burn ...

Why your BBQ can be a health hazard!

The barbecue season is upon us again. But along with the smoky taste of BBQ’d meat, seafood and veggies, the backyard barbie offers a minefield of potential hazards, the worst of which is becoming a human torch as a gas bottle explodes.

spraying soapy water on them – if bubbles form, time to visit the BBQ shop!

Barbecues can also poison you with their fumes, and the latest hazard is caused by wire bristles, shed by brushes used to clean barbecues. The wicked little bits of metal can stick to the grill surface BBQ, get into the food and be eaten with your freshly cooked snag. Next thing, you’re in the operating theatre having the piece of steel bristle surgically removed.

Ensuring you have good ventilation

It’s best to confine your BBQing to the great outdoors. Even if you have the best electric or gas barbie and CO isn’t an issue, it’s a good idea to vent the fumes of your cooking away, from people.

OK, now we have your attention, here are some simple tips to help you have safe barbecues where you won’t end up having to call an ambulance.

Replacing grill cleaning brushes regularly

How do you ensure that you or one of your BBQ guests won’t end up in hospital with a perforated large intestine?

Replacing old cylinders and hose connections

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Why take chances this Festive Season? It’s summer time and for the next few months there are family activities, beaches, picnics, holidays, road trips and a multitude of festive and holiday things to do. It’s a busy time and the last thing you want is a problem with your car. Cooper Park is one of the longest serving garages in the Eastern Suburbs and Edgecliff Automotive has well over 50 years of in-house experience servicing prestige European Cars. We know that roadside assistance statistics say that battery malfunction is the highest cause of calls for help, followed by being locked out of your car, then tyre problems and, finally, alternator faults! What to Avoid:

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Clean up any corrosion, maybe replace it, clean-up, fluid topped-up.

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Transmission and power steering problems

We’ll check fluid levels and make sure everything is fine.

Problems with your headlights, tail light, hazard lights We’ll make sure the whole of your lighting system is in working order.

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Bellevue Hill gift shop supports Sydney Basket Brigade Cicada & Co is a gift shop that hosts workshops, located at the top of Bellevue Rd, Bellevue Hill.

Cicada & Co hosts workshops and classes for all ages, and are passionate about giving back to both the environment and the community. We support a variety of charities, and recycling activities throughout the year and act as a collection point for charities and community groups. At the moment we are the collection point for Sydney Basket Brigade until Dec 5. Sydney Basket Brigade is part of the Magic Moments Foundation and run by volunteers. The Committee deliberately seeks out recipients who might otherwise fall through the cracks and not seek charity – children, the elderly, the hungry, refugees, women and the homeless. This non-profit organisation has been running since 1995 and aims to make a difference in 6,000 people's lives Collection points can be found throughout Sydney and at workplaces. These locations collect items over a five week period to create hampers which are then distributed in mid December. Cicada & Co is collecting unopened non-perishable food items, toiletries, plus new gifts & new books for children and adults. Anna & Rachel will deliver the goodies collected to Sydney Basket Brigade in preparation for this year's Packing Day. Packing Day is Sat, Dec 15. If you would like to take part in this community day go to

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WAYS INTRODUCES AFTER SCHOOL CARE WAYS Youth and Family Services are thrilled to introduce their CCS approved, Tamariki After School Care for 9 to 12 year olds.

Tamariki hosts an array of fun and exciting activities for kids to enjoy after a day at school. Such activities include; baking, one-hour daily park play, ball sports and arts and crafts.

It offers kids the opportunity to meet children from other schools and a chance to have fun in a safe and relaxed environment. After School Care is run by friendly, warm and engaging workers who share the same enthusiasm for providing kids with an enjoyable experience after school. The sessions are available Monday to Friday between the hours of 3pm and 7pm and the kids are provided with a light, healthy supper each day – something that they all say is an absolute highlight!

At Tamariki, the kids enjoy weekly excursions that included Swimming, Street Art, Waterloo Skate Park, Sky Zone, Beach Fitness and the Local community garden. Basketball, pool and other competitions are run often and this is something that the kids really look forward to! Each session is $24 and childcare subsidy is available if families are eligible.

Tamariki also offers an extensive holiday program where each day is filled with excursions and activities designed to keep the kids happy, whilst offering a range of different experiences. This October break, saw the kids

enjoying days at Skyzone, Sydney Wildlife Zoo, Bowling and Go Karting! More exciting days will be planned for the Christmas holidays so be sure to get in touch. WAYS is proud to continue offering young people a place to enjoy with their friends. For more information about our services and after school care programs, please visit our www.ways.org.au

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within Randwick City Council Two $500 prizes are on offer in an essay competition promoted by the Friends of the Laperouse Museum through their “Lapérouse Education Fund”. Carol Abela, President of The Friends said “we are inviting each secondary school within the Randwick City Council to nominate up to two students to write a 1000 word essay on Jean-François de Galaup Comte de Lapérouse – the French explorer after whom the suburb of La Perouse is named”.

Philippines and went as far north as Petropavlovsk (Kamchatka), before sailing south through the Pacific. He landed in Botany Bay on the Jan 26, 1788, just days after the arrival of the First Fleet. The expedition left Botany Bay on Mar 10, 1788 and sailed north. Laperouse and companions were never seen again. Several decades later, it was discovered that his voyage had ended tragically, when his two ships sank in a storm off the island of Vanikoro in the Solomon Islands.

Jean-François de Galaup Comte de Lapérouse

The Laperouse Museum located in the historical Cable Station at La Perouse was a Bicentennial Gift from the Australian/French community to the people of Australia, and accepted by then Environment Minister and local member for Maroubra the Hon. Bob Carr.

The winning essay will be judged by eminent historical researchers, who are members of the Friends of the Laperouse Museum with the winning student receiving a $500 prize with a similar prize awarded to the winning school.

Carol Abela further stated: “The Friends’ Laperouse Education Fund, funded last year for two Australian university students to spend six months studying in France. "This year the Friends have decided to redirect their efforts by prioritising our local history within Randwick City".

The visit to Botany Bay of the French navigator, Jean-François de Galaup, Comte de Lapérouse is an important event in both Australian and French history. Lapérouse was commissioned by King Louis XVI of France to explore the Pacific. His expedition left the port of Brest in 1785 in two ships, the Boussole and the Astrolabe, with a large team of scientists and artists.

Further information at www.laperousededucationfund. org.au

After voyaging along the west coast of America, he visited Macau and the

Holdsworth Community The announcement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted many of the issues relating to accommodation for the increasing number of elderly in our community.

launches NSW HomeShare Pilot Project

A recent study by the University of Adelaide has shown that the health impacts of social isolation on older people are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes per day and that socially isolated seniors are 60% more likely to use emergency services and are twice as likely to be prematurely admitted to residential aged care. The fact is though that the vast majority of older people do not want to enter residential Aged Care at all, and would prefer to stay in their own home. Holdsworth HomeShare matches older people who are living alone in a comfortable home with a younger person who is happy to provide companionship in return for affordable accommodation. Holdsworth Community is launching a pilot Holdsworth HomeShare service in Sydney and the Eastern Suburbs. HomeShare is a mutually beneficial arrangement. The older Owner of the home receives companionship, increased safety and security, improved wellbeing and the ability to remain in their own home. The younger Sharer has access to safe, secure and affordable housing close to study or

work, companionship and connection to the local community. Holdsworth Community, as the HomeShare provider, facilitates the matching process, conducts police and safety checks, assists the match to build an agreement and then is available to both the Owner and the Sharer to provide ongoing safeguards and checks throughout their time together.

Jodie Wainwright from Holdsworth Community says “We are now moving into the pilot phase of the program where we will work in Holdsworth HomeShare the community to set up matches to monitor and measure the community impacts in 0402 132 027 NSW. Our model is a fee-based model that Sh jodie.wainwright@holdsworth.org.au will become self-sustaining without the need www.holdsworth.org.au for further philanthropic or government support as it scales. For more information about Holdsworth HomeShare.


22 COUNCIL NEWS WOOLLAHRA

'Tis the season

Woollahra Council is pleased to be supporting these free end-of-year community celebrations: HMAS Watson Carols by the Bay Sat, Dec 8, 3:30pm-8pm (entertainment from 4.30pm) HMAS Watsons Navy Base, Cliff St, Watsons Bay

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Waverley Council is undertaking an urgent review of its use of glyphosate to manage weeds in public places.

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Chanukah @ The Bay Tues, Dec 4, 4-9pm Steyne Park, Ocean Ave & William St, Double Bay The Queen Street West Woollahra Association (QSWWA) Community Christmas Carols Tues, Dec 4, 5.30-8pm Chiswick Gardens, Ocean Street, Woollahra Combined Churches Christmas Carols at Rose Bay Thurs, Dec 21, 5-8pm Pannerong Park, cnr of Wilberforce Ave & Newcastle St, Rose Bay

For further details visit: https://www.woollahra. nsw.gov.au/news/news/end-of-year_community_ celebrations

New Year’s Eve celebrations

Woollahra boasts many fantastic locations from Rushcutters Bay to Watsons Bay to view Sydney’s NYE fireworks spectacular. If you are preparing to welcome the arrival of 2019 in Woollahra, we urge you to plan ahead to ensure a safe and stress-free New Year’s Eve. Many local roads in Darling Point, Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay will be closed to traffic from 3pm on New Year’s Eve, although vehicle access will be available to residents in affected areas and their guests until 6pm. Full road closures will be in place from 6pm until 2am on Mon, Jan 1. Council is working to help ensure that residents and visitors have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve, and Police and security staff will be on-site throughout the evening at major vantage points. Visit www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/nye for all the information you will need to plan your celebration.

Summer school holidays activities

Each school holidays, Woollahra Council’s libraries at Double Bay, Paddington and Watsons Bay hold a range of fun and exciting activities for children. Highlights of the upcoming summer school holidays program include: Zoomobile wildlife show; Oh Rats! Puppet Show; Writers and Readers for Young People: Oliver Phommavanh and School Holiday Fun: The Lion King.

Visit www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/library/whats_ on/school_holidays for dates, times and locations.

Please note: Woollahra Council Chambers will close at 3:00pm on Mon, Dec 24, 2018 and will reopen on Wed, Jan 2, 2019, and all calls from 3pm,Dec 24, 2018 to 8am, Jan 2, 2019 will be directed to our after-hours call centre provider. Season’s greetings from Woollahra Mayor Peter M Cavanagh and all Council staff

This follows a test case in the US, where agribusiness giant Monsanto was ordered to pay a former school groundsman with terminal NonHodgkin Lymphoma more than A$300 million compensation. The case has opened up a Pandora’s box of possible litigation for Australian councils and other government authorities. Mayor John Wakefield moved for a review of Council’s herbicide and pesticide use and he was unanimously backed by his fellow-councillors. His motion singled out glyphosate, saying the review would “ensure we eliminate, or at least minimise, the use of glyphosate and are delivering a best practice and sustainable weed management solution.” Councillor Wakefield said councillors had regularly sought information about Waverley’s use of herbicides and pesticides, but there had never been a formal review. Like most other Councils, Waverley has been cheerfully spraying gallons of Roundup over errant weeds for years. As recently as 2016, council officers tabled a report giving the substance the thumbs-up. “In 2016, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) completed a review of glyphosate,” Mayor Wakefield said. “The APVMA considered the assessment completed and found no grounds to place it under formal reconsideration. It was deemed to be safe to use where the instructions on the label are followed.” And so in 2016 Waverley Council came out with a document called The Pesticide Use Notification Plan and it was tabled by Councillor Wakefield as he moved his motion about herbicides and pesticides. The document revealed that “spot spraying” of herbicides takes place in playgrounds, picnic areas and playing fields. Meanwhile, parks can get a real drenching of the stuff, with “occasional broad acre spraying.” Waverley Council workers recently sprayed Roundup on a patch of public ground right beside North Bondi Surf Club. A sign erected on the block warned pedestrians not to enter the area, saying the herbicide may cause sensitisation if it comes in contact with the skin. There was community outrage that the spraying had taken place during the October school holidays. “I hate to think of kids and dogs getting anywhere near this stuff,” local resident Anna Dempsey wrote on the Bondi community Facebook page. “It should not be used anywhere, much less during school holidays beside the ocean causing harm to the environment and anyone close by.”

Randwick Council has expressed frustration at being unable to police the burgeoning Airbnb market. A report tabled at a council meeting revealed there are an estimated 3000 properties in Randwick area involved in short-term lettings. These properties include prime beachside real estate in Coogee and neighbouring suburbs.

Bruce Notley Smith MP

Member for Coogee

New Bondi Junction cycleway

For many years I’ve been working to provide a separated cycleway from Sydney’s east to the CBD, so I’m really excited that construction will start very soon. Over 2000 locals currently choose to ride a bike for their daily commute between home and work, so this uninterrupted link from Bondi Junction to the city will mean a safer and faster trip and get riders out of the way of pedestrians, cars and buses. Transport Minister Andrew Constance last month granted $5.3 million to construct the first section from Bondi Junction, along Spring, Denison and Oxford Streets, to York Road so it connects with the existing cycleway alongside Centennial Park. When it is completed, hopefully the improved safety will encourage more people to hop on a bike.

But the council says legislators had not kept pace with the boom and it seems new regulations flagged by the NSW government could fall well short of giving council the teeth it needs to deal with the new challenges posed by the short-term letting sector, with the boom in Airbnb and similar platforms such as Stayz. “The current planning and regulatory framework does not contain provisions to effectively deal with these issues and challenges in a reasonable and consistent manner throughout the State,” the report said. “This lack of common planning and regulatory controls results in the implementation of and inconsistent provisions between Councils, having little benefit to the parties involved.” The report, by Roman Wereszczynski, Manager Health, Building & Regulatory Services, said there was a huge variation in “the nature and scale in which a house, or apartment is used for these purposes.” It could range from use of a single room to the letting out of an entire dwelling for 365 days of the year. New regulations being introduced by the NSW government will peg short rentals at 180 days a year in Greater Sydney. Elsewhere it will be 365. But some critics say that isn’t exactly short-term. Mr Wereszczynski said in a number of overseas cities, there were shorter caps on short-term lettings. In London, it is 90 days and in Amsterdam it is just 30. Mr Wereszczynski said the proposed NSW regulatory framework, being introduced in 2019, is “a step in the right direction, by introducing a range of provisions to better define, regulate and manage this industry. However, many of the finer details of the provisions (including the mandatory Code of Conduct and planning provisions) have not been developed at this stage, which may have a substantial impact on the operation and success of the objectives in this Bill.”

Armistice Day

Whilst commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI have now concluded, as you read this, there continues to be Australian men and women from our defence forces serving our nation overseas. Their task is a dangerous one, their efforts are often overlooked, and the rollercoaster of feelings that their families must go through, unimaginable. Every so often we should remind ourselves of their situation.

Poo Pipes Plugged

The last remaining untreated sewerage ocean outfalls in the NSW, located at Diamond Bay, will soon be plugged, with the 3.8 mega-litres of raw sewerage per day that flows into the ocean redirected to the Bondi treatment plant. This will be a massive boost for our marine environment across the region, providing a healthier ocean for our marine life and for everyone else who enjoys the ocean waters that border our beautiful city. Premier Berejiklian, Gabrielle Upton and I were recently on-site to announce the $86 million project.

Thank you and Merry Christmas

Randwick Council has been grappling with the challenges of short-term lettings for a good few years now. When the issue first came to the fore in 2014, the council sent a letter to a short-term landlord threatening her with a fine of up to $1.1 million for operating an unauthorised bed and breakfast operation.

Finally, I want to say a big thank you to you and your family for your part in making our community the best place on Earth in which to live, work, play and raise a family. It’s been a busy year here in Coogee, but I’m looking forward to continuing to work for you into next year and hopefully, years beyond. Enjoy a Merry Christmas and have great fun welcoming-in the New Year. Please take care on the roads and on our beaches this summer. Make sure, for your family’s sake, that you arrive safe and sound.

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