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Our Eastern Suburbs Business Finder section also continues to be popular and during summer we have a special “Buy Three, Get One Free” offer that rewards businesses that place three consecutive locator map entries with a free half page of advertising. The magic of this is that people can promote their business for twenty weeks from as little as $25 a week. They also receive a free online local Community Directory entry and can post unlimited news, articles, special offers and classified adverts free of charge. Call Ruth on 0423 861 413 if this interests you, but be quick as the section is very popular and space is limited.

Suddenly it’s that time of the year again. The season of lists, gifts, carols, midnight mass, food, wine, resolutions and, most visible of all, fireworks.

The celebrations have a big impact on suburbs like Darling Point, Point Piper, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay so Woollahra Council asks you to plan ahead by visiting www.transportnsw.info and www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/nye.

Are there many better places to watch Sydney’s New Years Eve fireworks than Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs? From here we can see the traditional harbour views that are beamed all over the world. Views with the Harbour, the Opera House and of course Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Fireworks aside, we are pleased to report that the BONDI BUZZ section of the paper has grown from just one page a few editions ago to eight pages and now includes material about many new, and well established, Bondi businesses.

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The fireworks were first televised in 1995 with the 9pm family display being the main event and the midnight event lasting only 3 minutes, and featuring only Sydney Tower. Things have moved on since then with the budget for 2018/19 being $5.78 million, a not insignificant sum. However, when you consider that it entertains 1.6 million people that’s just $3.60 a head, cheaper than a ticket to the movies. It’s estimated that 1 million of these people are tourists attracted to Sydney by the event.

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It is with sadness that we note the passing of Dan Hutton who, together with his brother James founded The Beast magazine in February, 2005. It has informed and entertained Eastern Suburbs readers for almost 15 years and our thoughts are with James and Dan’s family.

www.bondibuzz.com.au

To all our readers we wish you a very Happy New Year and Festive Season and to all our contributors we thank you for your help and support throughout the year.

BONDI RESCUE REALITY TV SHOW • OUT & ABOUT BONDI • TAROT READING • FACTS ABOUT BONDI • WHATS HAPPENING OVER CHRISTMAS & NYE IN BONDI • LOCAL BUSINESSES PROFILES • BUSINESS LOCATOR MAP • WALKABOUT - BONDI BEACH Many thanks to the Bondi Community for your support. BONDI BUZZ has now, grown from one page to an eight page feature, which could not have been achieved without all your support.

Lastly, if you’re a charity, or not for profit community body, we set aside two community pages for you in each edition of the paper. You can publish news, information, or articles free of charge and we’re always happy to hear from you. Call Greg on 0408 998 058.

This is how Bondi Beach does Xmas...wish you were here xxx

This edition features local personality, Ruth Marks (Celebrity Tarot reader), Bondi Beach Opals, Fossils & Minerals, WAYS Youth & Family, popular hair stylist PHD Hair, Tint-a-Car Bondi, OSuperfoods and Bondi Beach Real Estate agent Michelle Brooks. What a wealth of local information! Ruth Marks has been reading Tarot for over 25 years and has counselled celebrities like Glenn Shorrock and Col Joy, as well as, Playboy Bunnies at Playboy Mansion. Bondi Opals, Fossils & Minerals inspire us with the adventure of building their business, and their story of hard won success bringing opals from the opal fields of Lightning Ridge to Bondi Beach, where they can be purchased and taken by visitors to dazzle their friends in all corners of the world. We also have stories from PDH Hair and Tinta-Car Bondi. Enjoy reading about their stories and feel that you can go to any of these businesses, for great value and wonderful customer service. You can also find more about them on www.bondibuzz.com.au

It also has www.bondibuzz.com.au, a companion website where people can Beach to fake it for directory, join the‘clowns’ onlinewarned Bondinot Community Bondi Rescue reality TV show and publish local news, articles and special offers, free of charge. Feel welcome to pop along a give it a try.

Enjoy the year ahead, it’s the only one where we’ll all have 20:20 vision.

Our heartiest wishes for a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year!

The producers of the Bondi Rescue reality TV show have warned beachgoers that they’ll face prosecution if they try “faking it” for the cameras.

Waverley Council has just approved the shooting of the 15th series of the hugely popular program this summer for a fee of $115,000 plus 5% of net profits.

Rescue has done a great job spreading an international message about staying between the between the flags,” he said.

Bondi Rescue is produced by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder (CJZ). It has been in production since 2005 and is one of Australia’s most successful TV exports, screened in over 100 countries.

Greg Prior

Editor & Publisher Eastern Suburbs Life

Stars of the show are Waverley Council lifeguards, some of whom have become international celebrities as they rescue stricken swimmers and feature in other dramas, from shark sightings to beach brawls.

ON THE GRAPEVINE Not all the lifeguards are buoyed up with joy about the Bondi Rescue crew coming back. However, a report to council said “the majority are in support of the show continuing.”

BELLEVUE HILL Studio B

Welcome to Studio B, newly opened on Bellevue Hill and run by local owner Bianca Silver. Bianca is the creator of Bianc, Zahar and Mamala jewellery which is already stocked around Australia and now brings this exclusive range to her new Bellevue Hill studio. The focus of the studio is to help find the “Perfect Gift for Her”, something different, something special. Visit to find a fashion and fine jewellery as well as a small of gifts and homewares by Australian brands. YOU CAN ALSO BUY ONLINE AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT IF YOU SIGN UP IN THE STORE.

19-21 BELLEVUE RD, BELLEVUE HILL 0432 777 892

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Hasten to Coogee if you fancy a new Coogee Bay Rd experience and the

Why aren’t all the lifeguards supporting the return of the Rescue crew? One possible reason was put forward by Mark Cotter, immediate past president of North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club. “There’ve been issues where people have put their hand up to get a ride on a jet ski or a ride in a rubber bucket,” Mr Cotter told Eastern Suburbs Life.

Michael Cordell, Creative Director at CJZ, was quick to quash the notion that anyone ever rescued from the surf for Bondi Rescue was putting it on. “There’s nothing fake or staged,” Mr Cordell told Eastern Suburbs Life. “It’s against our ethics as producers and we’d be booted off the beach if we made things up.”

pretending they need to be rescued,” he said. “It’s insane and reckless on many levels. Not only does it put the lifeguards at unnecessary risk, it could result in loss of life if they're distracted from a real emergency. “It’s a criminal offence gaming emergency services and if we filmed anyone doing it we would gladly hand over that material to the police.”

chance to choose from over 400 international wines and a Mediterranean style menu with small dishes that match the wines and can be shared with friends. Eat perched at the front window or bar, in the casual ground floor dining room, or on the cosy upstairs lounge. This is the perfect place for locals and visitors to eat, drink and mingle with friends. Mr Cotter, principal of Ceramic and Implant Design in Edgecliff, added that he was overall in favour of the Bondi Rescue crew coming back this summer. “Bondi

Mr Cordell cautioned beachgoers about trying to hoax lifeguards and the Rescue crew. “Lifeguards and lifesavers get the occasional clowns who think it’s funny

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Welcome to Glenayr on Blair, your newly opened and friendly, family run, Sandwich and takeaway salad store.

(Formerly Cosmo Café) Welcome to The Cosmo. The venue that replaces the old Cosmo Café is now refurbished and under new management after its recent closure. Gone are the old traditional settings and in their place a fresh, new, all-day dining and Europeanstyle Champagne and seafood bar.

Here you will find toasted sandwiches and the Classic Tradie rolls with coffee until 10am. Enjoy our creative collection of sandwiches all day long, together with tasty salads, great breakfasts and delicious coffee. FIND US ON FACEBOOK SHOP 2, 85 GLENAYR AVE, NORTH BONDI 0478 072 201

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Download the free Woollahra Council App.

Keep e-waste out of landfill – book a FREE collection. It’s easy. Book a collection, then leave your e-waste on your kerb or rear lane for collection the next business day. To book a collection: • Download and use the Woollahra Council App • Visit woollahra.nsw.gov.au/ewaste • Call 9391 7000 Please ensure all personal data is deleted from your devices.

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Plan ahead for a fun and safe New Year’s Eve Visit woollahra.nsw.gov.au/nye to: • Find out where local road closures and special event clearways will be in operation • Locate the best vantage points and understand where alcohol-prohibited areas and alcohol-free zones will be in place. For public transport options go to transportnsw.info Wishing you a happy 2020! woollahra.nsw.gov.au/nye


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MORE JOY LESS STRESS HEARING LOSS SHOULD BE TREATED EARLY Hearing is one of our five precious senses, in which we detect and reframe our perceptions of the world around us. It is how we can make ‘sense’ of the world. If you are experiencing difficulties with your hearing, you are not alone. One in six Australians have some form of hearing loss. The prevalence of hearing loss in our community increases with age. Three in four Australians over the age of 70 years have a hearing loss. Hearing loss is one of the most common health complaints for people over the age of 60. Despite this, research shows on average it takes 10 years for a person who suspects they have a hearing problem to take action and seek the help of an audiologist. A decrease in hearing abilities may affect the brain, making it more difficult to

understand speech and increasing listening effort. Scientists are discovering that hearing devices, such as hearing aids or cochlear implants, not only improve hearing but also ‘preserves brain function’. Hearing loss has been linked to a reduction in quality of life and psychological wellbeing. Identifying hearing loss, and the appropriate hearing device fitting and rehabilitation, may have a positive impact on quality of life. While age related hearing loss cannot be cured, early assessment and treatment can reconnect you with the sounds you love to hear. Therefore, it has been recommended that everyone over 60 should have their hearing checked every two years, and those with diabetes, every 12 months. CONTACT THE HEARING EXPERTS AT EDGECLIFF HEARING TO ORGANISE A HEARING TEST PHONE 9327 8280.

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Christmas or Chanukah? Do those words fill you with joy or dread? Does the thought of another family event raise your anxiety? Do you fantasize about being anywhere other than there? Even supposedly happy occasions, such as Christmas and Chanukah can be times of sadness, stress and anxiety. Hollywood and advertisers would have you believe that everyone else has the perfect family. They sit down to the perfect meal, with perfect decorations, perfect presents and lots of laughter (and money). By the end of the movie family issues have been resolved and they all live happily ever after.

REAL LIFE IS VERY DIFFERENT.

Families networks are like spider webs, intricately structured and yet surprisingly strong, especially if you get caught in its web. A small spark can ignite family dynamics setting ablaze anger, resentments and underlying sadness. Unresolved family issues mixed with the stress of preparations and often alcohol can create a volatile situation. Here are some tips to lessen the stress and increase the chances of joy.

LOWER EXPECTATIONS MERREN DAVIES

PHILLIPPA HUNT

CLAIRE CHRICHTON

ANNMAREE CONNOR

When you need to improve your hearing, Edgecliff Hearing can provide you with the best advice. Our mission is to identify and provide the best solution for every unique hearing problem. We are independent from the hearing device manufacturers and ear, nose & throat specialists with whom we work closely. Our clinics are located in Edgecliff, Bella Vista, and a visiting clinic in Penrith. We have a sister clinic in Campbelltown. Edgecliff Hearing combines leading-edge hearing technology and hearing rehabilitation practice. Our audiologists are discreet, caring experts with the highest ethical standards, and are backed by friendly and efficient support staff.

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Many of us want a perfect day. Expecting perfection results in disappointment and frustration. Accept that things can go wrong. Remember what is really important, and it's not the food, the presents or the decorations.

DELEGATE

A family occasion is not one person's responsibility. Talk to family members before the day and suggest a dispersal of tasks. A family member may not pull their weight but as the behaviour is unlikely to change before the holiday accept it and let it go. Don't let their behaviour spoil your day. If someone offers help accept it. Don't play the role of the martyr or the control freak. Similarly, make an offer to help, don't wait to be asked.

LEARN TO SAY AND HEAR NO

In all relationships it is important to set boundaries. People often feel guilty if they don't accept an invitation or a request. They feel they are letting others down. However, saying yes when you don't want too can lead to resentment, supressed anger and exhaustion, all of which are well-known triggers of stress.

Learn to accept when someone says no to your request. Don't take it personally. They are probably just very busy or feel overloaded themselves.

ACKNOWLEDGE GRIEF

Family occasions can be sad events, especially if the family has suffered a death, divorce or major life changes during the year. The loss of a loved one is keenly felt at this time. Instead of trying to play happy families, acknowledge the sadness. Focus on supporting each other through a tuff day. Put aside any grievances you may have for another day.

LONELINESS

Many people are alone on these special days. If this has happened to you think about joining a community lunch or volunteering your services. Maybe you could organise a group of friends who are in a similar situation. Let others know you will be alone. You might be surprised by their generosity.

ACCEPTANCE

Accepting our family members as they are and not as we want them to be can be difficult and family occasions are not the time to try and bring about changes in behaviour or complex relationships. Unresolved issues from childhood, such as favouritism, rejection, control and disappointment can resurface at these events. If you find yourself becoming too stressed, unhappy or angry remove yourself from the situation, perhaps go into the garden, or if necessary, leave the event. Angry words spoken in haste cannot be unheard or forgotten. You may need to protect yourself or to protect others from you. If you are not part of the solution you may be part of the problem.

BEING THERE

The best present you can give your family is your presence. I don't mean just turning up. I mean really being there, take the time to listen and acknowledge your family members. Chose to bring joy to the table.

MARY DOYLE

Founder and principal of Effective Counselling

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FOOD&DRINK 5

CORNER CAFÉ has Bobby’s name written all over it

BOBBY

Bobby’s Corner Bondi is a friendly, neighbourhood café, with a great location and ambience. You’ll find it tucked away on the corner of Hastings Pde and Wairoa Ave, North Bondi, just 5 minutes walk from world famous Bondi Beach. What’s lovely about the café is it’s atmosphere. It’s light, airy, cool and spacious with clever outdoor and eating spaces taking advantage of it’s corner position. I could almost feel my tensions going away the minute I sat down.

There is outside seating on the side street and inside a wonderful glass conservatory, with a variety of large and small tables, all perfect for remote workers and naturally with free Wi-Fi. What is it about working in a café that turns a boring job at home into an entertaining job when you’re in company? What I noticed is that everyone comes in to talk to “Bobby” and he always has time to chat and work at the same time…even dogs love Bobby. Don’t be surprised if Bobby looks familiar, he used to be the manager at Rose Bay’s “Sugar & Spoon” Café in Lynne Park. Now, however, he has seized the opportunity to open Bobby’s Corner Bondi at the junction of Hastings Pde and Wairoa Ave. He’s been working flat out ever since, but has never looked back. The area is like a village, where everyone supports one another. Local families, pets, celebrities, workers, computer geeks working on the workstations… all come to Bobby’s Corner Bondi. And it's open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch, serving a wide variety of food. Some favourites include:“Bobby’s breakfast” (of course)…home

made beetroot hummus, Danish feta, roasted tomatoes, smashed avo, mushroom, poached egg, hazelnut dukkha, served on sourdough…I’m licking my lips with the thought! Another favourite “Bondi Benny” (has to be a ring-in)..Homemade potato rosti, soft poached eggs, green hollandaise sauce, choice of smoked salmon, bacon or spinach. And, if that’s not enough there’s also warm coconut porridge, with coconut milk, organic mixed quinoa, caramelised banana, berries, honey, crunchy nuts and, not to be overlooked, a large selection of Vegan options. To top all that…Bobby caters and designs events…there is no stopping him! So you can book Bobby’s Corner Bondi for your party, event, or just get together and he will do the lot!. Bobby hopes to open for dinner in the not-too-distant future with live music on weekends.

With the energy that Bobby has, this tucked away gem is a sure success!

Gertrude's Gingerbread Cookies

GERTRUDE ADVISES PREPARATION IS THE KEY!

Begin by turning on the oven to 1800C (or 1600C for fanforced ovens), and grease the baking-trays with butter

YOU WILL NEED:

• Electric mixer • Mixing bowl • Your favourite ginger cookie cutters (like heart-shapes, stars, and figures) • White/coloured Icing Pens • Baking trays • Rubber-ended baking spatula • Slotted metal spatula • Metal cooling-rack • Rolling-pin • Baking paper • Well-padded oven-mits (for handling hot trays) • Air-tight storage containers

INGREDIENTS:

350g plain flour 100g brown sugar 100g golden syrup 1 tbs powdered ginger 1 tbs bicarbonate soda 1 egg 150g butter (at room temperature) *extra butter for greasing trays

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a mixing-bowl, using the electric mixer, blend together the butter with the brown sugar to light cream consistency. Add the egg and golden syrup. Slowly sift in flour, powdered ginger and bicarbonate soda. When smooth, use the rubber-ended spatula to tip mixture between two sheets of baking papers, and let cool slightly. With rolling-pin, flatten mixture to approximately 5mm thick. Remove top baking paper, and press in favourite cookie cutters into dough, creating as many cookies as possible. Using the slotted metal spatula, lightly dusted in flour, lift out the cookie-shapes and onto waiting baking-trays, leaving about 2mm space between cookies. Bake the Gingerbread Cookies in the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes, then let cool off slightly before transferring cookies with spatula to the metal cooling rack. When cookies are cooled off decorate with your own patterns using the white/coloured Icing pens. After the icing has dried, the cookies can be stored layered on baking paper in air-tight containers at room temperature.

BOBBY'S CORNER BONDI

30A HASTINGS PDE, NORTH BONDI 9130 2180 www.bobbyscornerbondi.com

GERTRUDE BY MARIE WIDOLF Gertrude – Veggie Smuggl’r Extraordiare Art Exhibition On until Jan 15, 2020 WAVERLEY LIBRARY, BONDI JUNC F: gertrudebymariewidolf @gertrudebymariewidolf www.gertrudebymariewidolf.com


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THE LIFE SCHOOL IN HAMBURG

CREATIVE SPACES BY LAVA ARCHITECTS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

ECOKID KINDERGARDEN IN VIETNAM

LAVA ARCHITECTS DESIGNS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS ARE TRYING TO BREAK AWAY FROM THE BOX. The traditional model of a school is: the teacher in the front of the class talking, children in the back listening, sitting neatly in rows with their hands on the desk.

AERIAL VIEW OF ECOKID KINDERGARDEN IN VIETNAM

What sort of people can grow out of that? How can they possibly be inspired, challenged and engaged with creativity? 2019 DESIGN AWARDS

Chris Bosse, the founder of LAVA architects, believes in education, and the impact of architecture on children’s creative development. We all have early childhood memories, the first home, the first kindergarden, the first school, the first outing to the playground. What did it looked like, what did it feel like, how did it smell. What did it make me want to do? Did I want to turn around and run the other way, did it make me feel bored, scared, or did it make me feel happy, enthused, and inspired, did it make me want to explore the world around me? I went to a Kindergarden in Stuttgart, Germany, we had a treehouse, a sloping hill, a firepit, a pillow fighting room, a climbing structure, a laboratory and a reading room, these spaces influence me till today. LAVA's designs for the Sydney STORY FACTORY in Redfern and Parramatta are creating spaces to dream, to write, to sing, to let the mind wander and the creative sparks fly. Walls, floors and ceilings are continuous ribbons of wood and colour. The spaces are

filled with inspirational imagery, sculptures, books and objects. The children are let lose to discover their own creativity. The classroom of the future is a visionary concept for sustainable prefabricated ecoclassroom modules to be deployed all over Australia. The children learn within and from nature, technology and culture.

CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE, AUSTRALIA

The LIFE school in Hamburg is a zero-carbon learning environment with waterholes and an edible roof, creating a new protoype for 20 new schools all over germany The ECOKID kindergarden in Vietnam features playful indoor and outdoor classrooms adjacent to a lake with multiple gardens, playgrounds, a pool, a gym, a music room and a “masterchef ”kitchen.

CHRIS BOSSE

LAVA ARCHITECTS

88 OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON 9356 8179 www.l-a-v-a.net

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REAL ESTATE 9

APRIL STRAUSS

Spotlight on Randwick

It is hard to avoid the word “Royal”, when thinking of Randwick; Royal Hospital for Women, Royal Hotel Randwick, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre and, Royal Randwick Racecourse. Today, its a thriving mecca that includes: HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL SERVICES

Prince of Wales Hospital, in Barker St, provides a full range of hospital services as well as Sydney Children's Hospital and Royal Hospital for Women and numerous medical practises in Belmore Rd.

EASY ACCESS TO SYDNEY CBD

From the centre of Randwick to Sydney CBD is just 7.6km and with regular buses you can be there in around 30 minutes. Transport options will further increase when Sydney Light Rail opens in December.

OUTDOORS LIFESTYLE

Randwick is just moments away from Coogee and Clovelly beaches, Centennial Park, Queens Park and Randwick Racecourse. STUNNING 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS WITH VIEWS 146 CARRINGTON RD, RANDWICK PHONE APRIL STRAUSS 0414 690 218

WINING & DINING

Enjoy being spoiled for choice? How about a choice of over 20 restaurants and eateries

at The Spot. Link that with seeing a movie at the Ritz Cinema and you’ve got a great night out.

EDUCATIONAL HUB

Randwick is home to the UNSW and also over 15 well regarded public and private schools. Living in Randwick can mean that children spend less time travelling and have more time for sport and study.

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

Less crowded than some of its northern neighbours, Randwick provides more accommodation for your investment dollar and the chance more outdoor entertaining space. All these selling points make Randwick an attraction for investors – over half of properties are lived in by renters (52%), as well as enjoyed by owner-occupiers. Thinking of buying, or selling in Randwick and want more information? Talk to April Strauss ,she'd be delighted to help you.

APRIL STRAUSS

180 CAMPBELL PDE, BONDI BEACH 0414 690 218 aprilstrauss@theagency.com.au www.theagency.com.au

CRACKDOWN ON SHODDY BUILDS Following the disastrous defects which forced the evacuation of the Opal and Mascot Towers, the NSW government has moved to introduce new laws, which will better protect future apartment owners.

The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2019 (NSW) will dramatically increase the accountabilities for builders and designers, including a requirement to register plans for key elements such as fire safety and waterproofing, to ensure they are compliant with the Building Code of Australia. The Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019 [NSW] (Bill) proposes that a select few builders and designers will need to be registered practitioners and provide a compliance declaration where required. The supporting regulations (which are yet to be developed) may require registered designs and compliance declarations to be electronically lodged. Further to this, the NSW government has advised the changes also allow for the prevention of the issuance of an occupancy certificate or registration of a strata scheme, if serious breaches are believed to have occurred. The Bill also carries a provision that a duty of care is owed to homeowners. This provision would make it easier for those

impacted by shoddy work to sue for compensation however, these reforms will only apply to buildings yet to be constructed. When introducing the Bill, Minister for Better Regulation, Kevin Anderson said it marked a monumental step in the reform of the building and construction industry. “People should feel confident they can enter the housing market in NSW, knowing their home has been designed and built in accordance with the Building Code of Australia, which is what this Bill is designed to do,” said Anderson.

“We are sending a clear message to industry and the wider community that things must change. Let there be no misunderstanding of the NSW Government’s intention to bring confidence back to the high-rise apartment market in NSW.” Failure to comply with the new laws could result in fines up to $330,000 or even the possibility of up to two years imprisonment.

ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA RESPONDS

Engineers Australia believes the Berejiklian government hasn’t gone far enough with the Bill. They’re calling for a compulsory

registration scheme for all engineers, rather than a select few, arguing it is in the best interest of consumers and the community. They would like to see a separate engineers registration bill introduced to Parliament in 2020, with registration a pre-requisite to practicing as an engineer in NSW. Source: Real Estate Institute of NSW


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BONDI RESCUE REALITY TV SHOW • OUT & ABOUT BONDI • TAROT READING • FACTS ABOUT BONDI • WHATS HAPPENING OVER CHRISTMAS & NYE IN BONDI • LOCAL BUSINESSES PROFILES • BUSINESS LOCATOR MAP • WALKABOUT - BONDI BEACH Many thanks to the Bondi Community for your support. BONDI BUZZ has now, grown from one page to an eight page feature, which could not have been achieved without all your support.

This is how Bondi Beach does Xmas...wish you were here xxx

This edition features local personality, Ruth Marks (Celebrity Tarot reader), Bondi Beach Opals, Fossils & Minerals, WAYS Youth & Family, popular hair stylist PHD Hair, Tint-a-Car Bondi, OSuperfoods and Bondi Beach Real Estate agent Michelle Brooks. What a wealth of local information! Ruth Marks has been reading Tarot for over 25 years and has counselled celebrities like Glenn Shorrock and Col Joy, as well as, Playboy Bunnies at Playboy Mansion. Bondi Opals, Fossils & Minerals inspire us with the adventure of building their business, and their story of hard won success bringing opals from the opal fields of Lightning Ridge to Bondi Beach, where they can be purchased and taken by visitors to dazzle their friends in all corners of the world. We also have stories from PDH Hair and Tinta-Car Bondi. Enjoy reading about their stories and feel that you can go to any of these businesses, for great value and wonderful customer service. You can also find more about them on www.bondibuzz.com.au Our heartiest wishes for a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year!

Beach ‘clowns’ warned not to fake it for Bondi Rescue reality TV show The producers of the Bondi Rescue reality TV show have warned beachgoers that they’ll face prosecution if they try “faking it” for the cameras.

Waverley Council has just approved the shooting of the 15th series of the hugely popular program this summer for a fee of $115,000 plus 5% of net profits.

Rescue has done a great job spreading an international message about staying between the between the flags,” he said.

Bondi Rescue is produced by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder (CJZ). It has been in production since 2005 and is one of Australia’s most successful TV exports, screened in over 100 countries.

Stars of the show are Waverley Council lifeguards, some of whom have become international celebrities as they rescue stricken swimmers and feature in other dramas, from shark sightings to beach brawls. Not all the lifeguards are buoyed up with joy about the Bondi Rescue crew coming back. However, a report to council said “the majority are in support of the show continuing.” Why aren’t all the lifeguards supporting the return of the Rescue crew? One possible reason was put forward by Mark Cotter, immediate past president of North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club. “There’ve been issues where people have put their hand up to get a ride on a jet ski or a ride in a rubber bucket,” Mr Cotter told Eastern Suburbs Life. Mr Cotter, principal of Ceramic and Implant Design in Edgecliff, added that he was overall in favour of the Bondi Rescue crew coming back this summer. “Bondi

Michael Cordell, Creative Director at CJZ, was quick to quash the notion that anyone ever rescued from the surf for Bondi Rescue was putting it on. “There’s nothing fake or staged,” Mr Cordell told Eastern Suburbs Life. “It’s against our ethics as producers and we’d be booted off the beach if we made things up.” Mr Cordell cautioned beachgoers about trying to hoax lifeguards and the Rescue crew. “Lifeguards and lifesavers get the occasional clowns who think it’s funny

pretending they need to be rescued,” he said. “It’s insane and reckless on many levels. Not only does it put the lifeguards at unnecessary risk, it could result in loss of life if they're distracted from a real emergency. “It’s a criminal offence gaming emergency services and if we filmed anyone doing it we would gladly hand over that material to the police.”

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BONDI’S COOLEST CARS Tint-a-Car Bondi, opened last December, and is your one-stop window tinting service for cars, homes and offices

Owner, Steve Gjorgievski, runs two of the nationwide franchise businesses, one in Alexandria and the newest in Bondi, where local customers can drop their cars without having to drive too far. Steve is at the top of window tinting game and even travels overseas to compete in Window Tinting Competitions. “Experience and attention to detail are what count in this trade” says Steve. With a staff of six that rotate between the two businesses. Steve says "that there is over 80 years collective experience". Which is reassuring that you get the best results.

WHY TINT YOUR CAR WINDOWS?

• Security: Potential thieves can’t see your mobile left on the front seat. • Protection for ultra-violet rays: Up to 99% of ultra-violet can be blocked. • Look cool and feel cool: Overheating is reduced by up to 70%. • Privacy: Pedestrians and other drivers can’t see in.

WHY TINT YOUR HOME WINDOWS? • It stops indoor heat & glare: Your home stays cooler during the summer. • Dramatic UV reduction for ultimate protection.

• Reduces fading of your furnishings. • Reduced glare on computer or TV screens.

WHY CHOOSE TINT A CAR?

• 30-day money back guarantee on car tints. • Peace of mind lifetime warranties at all stores. • Australia’s most trusted tinting network for home, office and car tinting. • All Tint-a-Car films are government certified by ARPANSA to ensure highest quality. • Free courtesy cars whilst we tint your vehicle. • Members of the Window Film Association of Australia. • Exclusive products from the largest supplier of window film in the world. • Installation by professionally trained installers. • Enjoy our ‘no interest ever' finance option. We offer not only tinting, so you also get • Elite X ceramic paint coating. • Paint protection film. • Car Care Products. • Car Wraps. After 26 years in the business, Steve says he loves dealing with customers and seeing great results. With a new boutique one-stop tinting workshop in Bondi, you don’t have to drive far to be cool!

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Sustainable salon cuts the mustard!

Edmond and Giovanna Lahoud, are key fixtures in Australia’s opal and gemstone scene. They touch every facet of the industry from opal mining and jewellery manufacture to wholesaling and retailing gems and minerals both nationally and internationally.

Edmond worked alongside his father to learn the jewellery trade, but it was only when he ventured out on his own to manufacture jewellery for other jewellers, that fate introduced him to a man with a shoebox of rough boulder opal. “It was so beautiful” says Edmond, “that I was absolutely mesmerised and fell in love with the stone.”

They also own Bondi Beach Opals, Fossils and Minerals, so when you buy there you’re buying directly from the Opal fields, and getting competitive prices and the benefit of generations of expertise in opal jewellery. You’ll also find fascinating artefacts, fossils and minerals.

He started making opal jewellery and when supplies of opal became scarce he moved to Lightning Ridge and partnered with established locals to secure the stones he needed. The end result was that he became a miner himself, working with pick and shovel to wrest the prized materials he wanted from the ground.

It is estimated that it takes 5 million to 6 million years for a 1cm opal to mature, and every opal has its own “finger print” and is totally unique. However, but for chance, Bondi Beach Opals might not have come into existence. Edmond’s father was a jeweller, but his business was in Sydney, 8 hours drive from Lightning Ridge (and that’s on todays roads) and opal was not his trade.

It is known for its expertise in colour techniques, the latest cuts and styling trends, and the use of sustainable, non-toxic products by companies like O&M, Australian Born and Kevin Murphy. Owner, Sharon Fagg, took over the popular salon 21 years ago, from the previous owner, who sadly passed away from cancer. Throughout her chemotherapy treatments she continued to go to PHD Hair and Sharon and she became great friends. Today, Sharon keeps the boutique salon’s name PHD, as a living legacy to her. It’s this caring quality that Sharon radiates that brings local clients into the salon time and time again and leads them to become friends with one another. “Its more of a lifestyle salon” says Sharon, “Clients come to be pampered, and get away from the stresses of day-to-day living. It’s more like a resort atmosphere by-the-sea.”

BONDI BEACH OPALS, FOSSILS AND MINERALS SHOP 7B/164 CAMPBELL PDE, BONDI BEACH 9300 9418 www.bondibeachopals.com.au

HAVING TRAINED IN LONDON AND WINNING JUNIOR OF THE YEAR IN 1988, SHE LOVES TO STYLE & COLOUR ON TREND, A PASSION THAT INFLUENCES THE TEAM AT PHD.

Sharon has now opened another PHD hair salon in the village community of Little Bay, with a coastal ambiance interior. It too, is fast becoming popular with the local community. Six talented staff rotate between the two salons. Sharon sees her salons as becoming one-stop salons, where clients can unwind from their daily routines, and will offer beauty and hair treatments.

RUBI ... SALON CONCIERGE MEETER AND GREETER OF CLIENTS AND GENERAL FEEL GOOD MUTT!!

“The best thing about my business, is that I have the freedom to be creative and I love looking after the local community and seeing results” says Sharon. Both salons are unique in their own way… But there’s no doubt that Sharon and her talented staff have a great relationship with each other and all their clientele, a recipe for a truly successful business. …and you don’t need a PHD to see that!

The rest, as they say, is history. Edmond and his wife Giovanna, now run Bondi Beach Opals, Fossils and Minerals, as well as, a sponsor for the Australian Opal Centre a project to promote opal, create job opportunities and generate tourism for Lightning Ridge. The area that led to the founding of Bondi Beach Opals, Fossils and Minerals.

SHARON FAGG SALON DIRECTOR SHARON, IS OWNER AND DIRECTOR OF PHD HAIR. SHE HAS 27 YEARS EXPERIENCE, WORKING FIRST IN THE UK UNTIL SHE ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA IN 1998.

“THE VARIETY WE EXPERIENCE DAY TO DAY IS SO REWARDING. WE ADVISE AND STEER CLIENTS WHO ARE TOYING WITH A NEW LOOK, MAKE BRIDES LOOK SENSATIONAL ON THEIR SPECIAL DAY, KEEP ENTIRE FAMILIES HAPPY AND SMART – IT’S EXTREMELY SATISFYING.”

PHD HAIR 120 BLAIR ST, NTH BONDI 9130 7358 1B/1 PINE AVE, LITTLE BAY 9921 1740 www.phdhair.com.au

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From Lightning Ridge to Bondi Beach

As they say, “We bring Lightning Ridge to Bondi Beach, and very piece of opal bought here, and taken home is a little piece of Australia, and Australia’s history.” And a long history it is.

A firm favourite with the locals, PHD Hair is an eclectic boutique hair salon that has been part of Blair Street's streetscape for over 26 years.

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Out and about...

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My Leonard Cohen

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Cemetery. You can swim and snorkel at Gordons Bay, and you’ll pass several ocean pools and local swimming spots; Bronte Pool and Coogee’s rock pools. WHERE: BONDI BEACH TO COOGEE

Stewart D’Arrietta and his band perform stirring interpretations of the great Leonard Cohen's powerful works. Along with the music featuring the heartrending Suzanne, the iconic Tower Of Song, the desperately sensual I'm Your Man, the mournful but mighty Hallelujah and more, there will be poetry and storytelling, giving insight into Leonard Cohen’s life - with a good dose of D'Arrietta's trademark laconic humour. WHERE: BONDI PAVILION, BONDI BEACH WHEN: DEC 5 7.30-9.30PM

www.icebergs.com.au TWO SICILIES - MAZ DIXON

We visit several cafes serving fresh, vacation style food, with Sydney's most famous beach as our background. You'll taste a selection of sweet and savoury bites at what we consider the best vegetarian and vegan eateries in the area. Hear about Bondi's colourful history and experience the creative beach vibe that makes this Sydney beach such a magnet to locals and tourists. - a curated tour full of delicious food, by a passionate foodie guide. WHERE: BONDI PAVILION (OUTSIDE MAIN ENTRANCE) BONDI BEACH WHEN: DEC 14 11-1.30PM

The 50m saltwater pool is a popular spot for sunbathers and for walkers on the Bondi to Coogee walk. The Bondi Icebergs have been a landmark of Bondi for 100 years, and if you want to become a member of the oldest winter swimming club in Australia, you must swim three Sundays a month for a period of five years. WHERE: 1 NOTTS AVE, BONDI BEACH

MY LEONARD COHEN

VEGETARIAN Bondi Food Tour

BONDI ICEBERGS POOL

Established in 1993, the Bondi Markets are open every Sunday in the beachfront grounds of Bondi Beach Public School. Stalls are filled with clothing from up-andcoming designers, handmade jewellery, exotic imports, retro-chic furniture, vinyl records, one-off vintage pieces, homewares, art and so much more. Bondi Markets are a treasure trove of unique pieces. WHERE: BONDI BEACH PUBLIC SCHOOL, BONDI BEACH WHEN: EVERY SUNDAY 10AM-4PM

Local award-winning artist Ashley JonesEvans presents the first exhibition from his iconic series and Independent publication Sea Gods. Through more than 40 portraits of Australian Surfing identifies, he creates a pantheon of gods; a photographic collection of heroes and trailblazers who made Australian surfing history. WHERE: BONDI PAVILION GALLERY, BONDI BEACH WHEN: JAN 7, 2020 10AM-5PM

BONDI Pavilion

The Bondi Pavilion hosts many activities in the centre throughout the year, including theatre productions, events, festivals, art exhibitions, regular classes to attend, pottery classes, workshops, screenings and much more. WHERE: BONDI PAVILION, BONDI BEACH

FLICKERFEST 2020

Renowned as Sydney's first beach-side cinema, Flickerfest kicks off the summer cinema season outdoors under the stars at iconic Bondi Beach, screening the best short films from Australia and the world in a unique and relaxed environment. WHERE: BONDI PAVILION, BONDI BEACH WHEN: JAN 10-19, 2020

Bondi Beach GRAFFITI WALL

Bondi Beach’s art scene doesn’t end at the front door of the local art galleries, with a string of colourful murals lighting up the promenade overlooking the sand.

BONDI BEACH GRAFFITI WALL

The Bondi Beach Graffiti Wall has welcomed some of the world’s best street artists from every corner of the planet since the council first created it in the late 1970s, adding a spectacular coat of paint to Australia’s most famous stretch of coastline. WHERE: BONDI BEACH PROMENADE

Two Sicilies explores the experience of early tourism in Anglo cultures. By comparing the experience of the exotic as excavation in one place and burial in another, Two Sicilies looks at the way tourism can be a form of colonialism, and pokes fun at some of the more elaborate fantasies and ‘authentic’ experiences of the tourist. WHERE: BONDI PAVILION GALLERY, BONDI BEACH WHEN: JAN 21-FEB 2, 2020 10AM-5PM

SWIM IN BONDI’S Ocean Pools

There’s the Wally Weekes Pool at the northern end of Bondi beach, which has the kiddie paddling pool Mermaid Baths next to it. Then on the south side, there’s Bondi Baths and, who could forget, Bondi Icebergs. WHERE: BONDI BEACH

Bondi to Coogee COASTAL WALK

This 6km walking track on the eastern suburbs coastline, dips in and out of Sydney's most popular beaches. The full stretch takes you by Waverley

You'll find luxury labels, organic cosmetics, locally made activewear, playful jewellery and ethically made denim, all in this backstreet parallel to Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach. WHERE: GOULD ST, BONDI BEACH

BONDI MARKETS

Sea Gods ASH JONES EVANS

TWO SICILIES Maz Dixon

Gould Street's BEST BOUTIQUES

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BIZZ SCENE IN BONDI MICHELLE BROOKS

1 RAINE & HORNE, DOUBLE BAY & BONDI BEACH

Michelle has a deep passion for property and has intimate knowledge of the local market. Michelle's impressive results speak for themselves, and her reputation, enthusiasm and boundless energy makes her a great agent.

19-23 HALL ST, BONDI BEACH 0414 317 317 www.rhdb.com.au michelleb@rhdb.com.au

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BONDI BEACH OPALS MINERALS & FOSSILS

Three generations of jewellery making, specialising in Australian opal.

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SHOP 7B/164 CAMPBELL PDE, BONDI BEACH 9300 9418 www.bondibeachopals.com.au

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At Get it Fixt we are offer: • 20 plus years experience in industry, with true value and quality • Original LCD’s and parts • Fast, repairs in as little as 20 minutes • 12 months warranty on all repairs using OEM parts

SHOP 7/27 HALL ST, BONDI BEACH 7901 2899 www.getitfixt.com.au

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6 WAYS is a community based non-government organisation whose mission is to work with young people aged 9-24 years and their families to create successful and meaningful pathways.

63A WAIROA AVE, NORTH BONDI 9365 2500 www.ways.org.au

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WAYSIDE CHAPEL

Wayside Chapel has provided unconditional love, care and support for people on the streets of Kings Cross since 1964. Each year, thousands of people visit Wayside's two centres in Kings Cross and Bondi for assistance in gaining equitable access to health, welfare and related services.

95 ROSCOE ST, BONDI BEACH 9581 9150 www.waysidechapel.org.au

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Heart Cafe is Bondi's first social enterprise cafe, where diners can enjoy delicious, local dishes while helping to bridge the gap from unemployment to mainstream employment for some of Sydney's most disadvantaged young people.

95 ROSCOE ST, BONDI BEACH 9581 9150 www.heartcafe.com.au

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PHD Hair is known for its expertise in colour techniques, the latest cutting and styling trends and it’s use of sustainable, non-toxic products. PHD Hair is committed to the ongoing professional development of it’s stylists and delivering best in class solutions for clients.

Hello! to all my Bondi friends and welcome to my Tarot Card Column

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Telling stories through the Tarot Cards gives me the opportunity to help my clients. I often get asked "How seriously should I take my Tarot Reading"?

120 BLAIR ST, NTH BONDI 9130 7358 1B/1 PINE AVE, LITTLE BAY 9921 1740 www.phdhair.com.au Tint-a-Car Bondi is your one-stop window tinting service for cars, homes and commercial properties.

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Our Big Kitchen (OBK) is a community run, nondenominational, industrial kitchen where meals are prepared for distribution to needy people across Sydney. OBK is Kosher and Halal certified, and HACCP approved.

36 FLOOD ST, BONDI 8084 2729 www.obk.org.au

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Talking Tarot

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I have been reading Tarot Cards in Bondi for the past 25 years.

The answer - Not too seriously, the Tarot is merely a decision making guide toward possible future outcomes. Each card gives you a description of the Past, Present and Future and collectively reveals all parts of your feelings, desires, hopes and fears, thoughts and plans. Making the right decisions at the crossroads of life can be complicated. Sometimes it can make the difference between success and failure. The Tarot can help in decision making by giving you additional information which can be of great assistance. The layout of the cards is very important as to where they are placed and what cards they lay next to, kind of like a pattern that builds. The Ryder Waite Deck is the most commonly used as far back as we know, The Tarot first appeared in Northern Italy and Egypt in the year 1530 followed by France and England in 1781. The Cards reveal very interesting stories. THEY TELL YOUR STORY Love and Light to all....

RUTH MARKS TAROT CARD READER Ruth.tarot@bigpond.com www.tarotruthmarks.com.au


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Walkabout BONDI BEACH with Ruth

In this edition of ESL, I head down Campbell Pde, starting from Bondi Beach Public School heading towards The Icebergs pool, and onto the Bondi Beach promenade, a full circuit back to the school. Along the way, I point out historical buildings and artistic finds. So come along and walk with me and enjoy some of the wonderful sights along Australia's most famous beach.

It was sold in 1967, and it went through several subsequent owners. It became a grungy pub and a favoured haunt for bikies. Ultimately, after much complaining about various disturbances from Bondi residents, the Council closed it down. The building was renovated and turned into The Bondi Astra Retirement Village in 1984. The Bondi Icebergs Swimming Club, 1929 owes its origins to the desire of a band of dedicated local lifesavers who wished to maintain their fitness during the winter months. They formed the Bondi Icebergs Winter Swimming Club and drew up a constitution and elected office bearers. Included in the constitution was a rule that to maintain membership it was mandatory that swimmers compete on three Sundays out of four for a period of five years.

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Bondi Beach Public School is the start of my Bondi Beach walk. It holds a place in my heart, having attended there. The site was acquired in 1916. Other sites were investigated but eventually the school buildings were erected here. The main building opened in 1923. Now a hub for organic and weekend markets, and unlike my day, where we ate finger buns and drank milk that had been standing in the playground for hours in the sun, the children are more healthy and grow vegetables and look after chooks.

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The Hotel Bondi is a landmark on Campbell Pde. It was built from 1915 to the 1920s and was designed by E. Lindsay Thompson. It combines Italianate, Federation and free Classical elements and has been described as an "important landmark building in the Bondi Beach townscape." Today it's a first class hotel.

Walking past souvenir and fast food eateries, memories flood back of iconic 70's fixtures along the parade; Vallis' Milk Bar, Flying Pieman and Bates Milk Bar. Bates Milk Bar opened 1951 and closed 2001, it looked was like an American milk bar. But what lingers in my mind, was the magnificent malted milkshakes served in metal cups..Aah, those childhood memories! A nice diversion in your walk is strolling down Gould St, a trendy backstreet filled with designer and up-and-coming design shops. Then onto Hall St, once home to the Hakoah Club, which closed its doors in 2009, it filled an important inter-generational role and provided recreational and cultural facilities over many decades to the community of Bondi, sadly missed..it is now Adina Apartment Hotel, and this wall-to-wall glass structure towers over Bondi Beach. Hall St has a variety of eateries from all over the world, and is buzzing with tourists, locals and backpackers all week.

Heading back, I walk down Bondi Beach famous promenade passing the Graffiti Wall which has been in operation since the late 70's and features a mix of street and contemporary art with strong social and political messages throughout the decades. Sometimes, causing controversy.

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A competition was run by Waverley Council in 1923 to improve Bondi Beach and Park. The competition was won by architectural firm Robertson and Marks. The Bondi Pavilion had extensive dressing cubicles, which were originally in two courtyards on the ground floor of the building. One courtyard was for men and the other for women, and the individual changing booths were constructed in rows in each courtyard. It also had Turkish and hotwater baths, shops, a ballroom, cabaret theatre, an auditorium and a cafe. The Bondi Pavilion was opened at the end of 1929. Today, Bondi Pavilion is still a community centre. It has a theatre, a gallery and rehearsal room, meeting and function rooms. Many cultural and film festivals are held at the building, and shops, changing rooms and toilets are still available to the public.

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During World War II the building was taken over by the Government for use by the air force and later by the British “wrens” (Women’s Royal Naval Service). It’s Long Island Bar had eight taps, and was one of the largest in Sydney. 'Summer of the Seventeenth Doll', starring Ernest Borgnine and Angela Lansbury, was filmed there in 1959.

According to the 2016 census of population, there were 11,656 residents in Bondi Beach. In Bondi Beach, 45.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 8.7%, New Zealand 3.4%, South Africa 2.3%, United States 2% and Brazil 2%. 64.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Spanish 3.5%, French 2.4%, Portuguese 2.1%, Italian 1.9% and Russian 1.7%.

2. THE LENGTH OF BONDI BEACH

The crescent-shaped Bondi Beach measures about 1km long. It has an area of 1.22sq km.

3. BUSIEST DAY ON RECORD

The busiest summer day for Bondi Beach was when its estimated the number of beach goers exceeds 40,000.

3. THE MOST INFAMOUS DAY AT BONDI BEACH

In 1938, on a day known as 'Black Sunday' some 200 people were swept into the sea in one moment after several huge waves hit people gathered on the sand bar. Five died and dozens were injured in the deadliest day on record at the beach. Earlier in the day lifeguards had pulled 74 people from the surf in one hour.

4. RECORDED SHARK ATTACKS AT BONDI BEACH

Between 1990 and 2017 there have been a total of 3 unprovoked shark attacks at Bondi Beach. None have been fatal. The beach is protected by shark nets, air surveillance teams, and lifeguards.

5. HOTTEST DAY ON BONDI BEACH

The hottest day on the beach happened in January, 2018 when a scorching 47.3 0 C was recorded. That beat the previous record from 2013 of 45.8 0 C. In 2007, the Guinness World Record for the largest swimsuit photo shoot was set at Bondi Beach, with 1,010 women wearing bikinis taking part.

7. WI-FI AT BONDI BEACH Next to the Pavilion is The Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club which is Australia's oldest Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1907. The clubs aim is to ensure "No Lives Lost" at Bondi Beach and is a volunteer organisation that patrols Bondi Beach from October to April every year.

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In 2011, Waverley Council implemented Wi-Fi to Bondi Beach users. Service is free with limits on access periods and downloads per use. The cost of setup was estimated to be between $34,000 and $50,000 with annual costs of $25,000.

8. THE BONDI ICEBERGS

The Bondi Icebergs Swimming Club dates back to 1929 and owes its origins to the desire of a band of dedicated local lifesavers who wished to maintain their fitness during the winter months. They formed the Bondi Icebergs Winter Swimming Club and drew up a constitution and elected office bearers. Included in the constitution was a rule that to maintain membership it was mandatory that swimmers compete on three Sundays out of four for a period of five years.


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FESTIVE SEASON IN BONDI Make a Gift Day

Why not make a gift in time for Christmas? Make a Gift Day gives you the opportunity to start thinking about that dreaded present list. Hand-made gifts are always appreciated, especially by the person who seems to have everything! Interesting and unique ideas will be offered as well as hands-on practical activities. WHEN: TUES, DEC 3 10-11AM WHERE: ASTRA LOUNGE, 34 CAMPBELL PDE, BONDI BEACH www.bondiastra.com.au/whatson/2019/12/3/make-a-gift-day

Business Christmas Celebration

Just past the Pavilion, this function will feature great views for businesses with hopefully views to next year’s success. Celebrate the year with other Bondi business owners. Drinks and canapes are included in tickets as is entertainment - magician and wordsmith Adam Axford, acoustic, jazz and soul music from Sam Weiss, Dom Diaz and friends, with magic by Bondi Feast, and giftfilled goodie bags. WHEN: WED, DEC 4 5-10PM WHERE: THE BLUE ROOM, QUEEN ELIZABETH DRIVE, BONDI BEACH TICKETS FROM: $22

BONDI AND DISTRICTS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Carols by the Sea

, As the sun sets over the beach, the night kicks off with entertainment from local young musicians - including the Bondi Beach Public School Choir, Bondi Dance Company and School of Arts and Dance, Primary School Rock Stars, the Sunshine Singers and house band Cool Yule - followed by Christmas favourites and carol singing. BYO rug to sit on.

There will be glo-sticks for sale, children’s face painting and a sausage sizzle – all proceeds going towards local charities as will non-perishable food items brought on the night. WHEN: WED, DEC 11 4-8PM WHERE: SOUTH BONDI PARK, CAMPBELL PDE, BONDI BEACH

Bringing the magic of the North Pole to Level 6, Westfield near the Santa set, “Let It Snow” is on: WHEN: SAT, DEC 14 11-11.15AM; SUN, DEC 15, NOON-12.15PM; MON, DEC 16, 1-1.15PM; TUES, DEC 17, 2-2.15PM. WHERE: LEVEL 6, WESTFIELD BONDI JUNCTION

This is one of a number of Christmas events to keep kids entertained and welcome customers at Westfield's “East Pole” as well as longer trading hours. Parents can select a convenient time for Santa photos by pre-booking online and there's special times for children with sensory challenges, so they can visit the Christmas wonderland and have their photo taken in an environment tailored to them. Also families' furry, four-legged friends can have their photos taken and 'My First Christmas' photography sessions are offered for those enjoying their very first Santa experience. WHEN: DEC 14-17; SANTA PHOTOS TO DEC 24 PLUS PET PHOTOS WHERE: LEVEL 6, WESTFIELD BONDI JUNCTION https://www.westfield.com.au/bondijunction/whats-happening

Snow at Westfield

Though hot weather is expected through December, there'll be snow falling in Westfield Bondi Junction - to delight children and parents alike.

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What's the Buzz? GIANT SUNFISH SEEN OFF BONDI BEACH

In Nov, 2019 one of the most mysterious creatures of the deep made a rare appearance off the shores of Bondi Beach. A father and son were snorkelling and spear fishing when they encountered a 2.5m-long sunfish. Aaron Puckeridge said he was drifting about 30m off North Bondi Point in 10m of water when his dad yelled out. Professor Culum Brown, head of the Fish Lab at Macquarie University, said it was very unusual for the deep ocean fish to come so close to shore. "The only time they would really come into shallow waters, is specifically to be cleaned," Professor Brown told 9News. Source: 9News

WAYS Headquarters (HQ) is the new After School Care premises located at 63A Wairoa Ave, Bondi. We provide friendly and reliable after school care, catering specifically for the needs of children aged 9-12. Our service includes local school pick-up, and an added bonus is we have extended hours from 3- 7pm – all for $24 per day. Our popular Summer Vacation program commences on Mon, Jan 6 through to Tues, Jan 28, 2020 from 8am - 6pm daily. Some of the exciting day excursions on

offer are Raging Waters, Inflatable World, Cables Wake Park, Luna Park, indoor Go Karting, Jamberoo, Parkour and more! These programs have limited spots and advance bookings are recommended. Daily fee is $95 incl. transport, excursion entry, breakfast and lunch. Both our programs qualify for childcare rebates. Great value and destinations for your pre-teen. TO BOOK YOUR CHILD: WAYS afterschoolcare@ways.org.au 9365 2500 63A WAIRIOA AVE, BONDI www.ways.org.au

ALCOHOL RESTRICTIONS REMAIN UNCHANGED IN WAVERLEY Waverley Council has voted to keep alcohol restrictions unchanged within the Alcohol Prohibited Areas (APAs) in Waverley.

All-day APAs remain in place at Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama parks and beaches as well as Biddigal Reserve, Ray O’Keefe Reserve, Boundi Reserve, Hunter Park and Clementson Park and Eora Park in Bondi Junction.

New Year's Eve at Dudley Page Reserve DOVER HEIGHTS

Bring a picnic and rug and enjoy this New Years Eve family friendly event with a free jumping castle, face painting, playground, DJ, music & dancing; or just sit back and relax the whole night with friends and family watching the incredible views of the fireworks display. Licensed bar & food stalls. WHEN: TUES, DEC 31 6pm onwards WHERE: DUDLEY PAGE RESERVE, MILITARY RD, DOVER HEIGHTS TICKETS: Adult ticket $40 plus booking fee (admits 1 adult + children under 5yrs). Concession ticket $20 plus booking fee (for pensioners, registered carers, children 5-16yrs) Available online at IWannaTicketThis external link will open in a new window (booking fees apply).

Waverley Mayor, Paula Masselos, said APAs provide Council Rangers and the police with a means of deterring behaviour that may be or become anti-social or unsafe, or which may otherwise impact the amenity of beach/park users or residents.

NEW WAVERLEY COUNCILSPONSORED POLICE VEHICLE

Waverley Council and the Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command (PAC) have unveiled a new Council-sponsored police vehicle. The Eastern Suburbs PAC will use the Council-sponsored vehicle for crime prevention activities and community engagement as part of a three-year sponsorship agreement. Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, said the police vehicle sponsorship program is just one of the ways Council and Police are working together to prevent crime in the east. “Waverley Council is pleased that we can assist the police in working with the community to keep crime to the low rates that it is,” Mayor Masselos said. Council considered the feasibility of introducing a ‘trial’ easing of restrictions in Bronte Park and Bondi Park. Following feedback received from key stakeholders, Council will not be going ahead with a trial.


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BUYING A FAMILY HOME Buying a family home is a very exciting & emotional experience! All the family’s wish lists have to be considered and no-one's dreams left out. It’s a big call, so here are a few tips.

A good start is to make a tick-box list of all the requirements you need to satisfy. Do it well before consulting professional advisers so you can give them a clear brief about the property you are seeking. Here are ten things we suggest you consider when choosing your dream family home: -

1. BE REALISTIC ABOUT AFFORDABILITY: Knowing your budget

will focus your attention on the properties you can really afford without struggling. Bear in mind any increased expenses due to your new address.

2. CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION CAREFULLY: Think about schools if you have

children, and access to hospitals & medical centres for easy access to rapid treatment in an emergency for young or old.

3. HOW EASY IS IT TO GET AROUND?

How easy is the drive to work, and how good is the public transport? Travel can consume a big part of the family’s time, so aim to make it as manageable as possible.

4. FIND OUT ABOUT LOCAL AMENITIES: Decide what’s important

for your family. Is it swimming pools, sports

centres and supermarkets or are movies, libraries and music more important?

5. TO GARDEN, OR NOT TO GARDEN?

A dream family home needs space for children pets and entertainment, but do you also need space for hobbies and growing vegetables? You’re in the driving seat, so now’s the time to decide.

6. TIME IS SHORT AND SHOPPING BAGS CAN BE HEAVY: So take a little

time to think about ease of parking or proximity to public transport.

7. WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE? Toddlers

turn into teenagers. Can bedrooms double up as studies for industrious students, and can wardrobes cope with teenage changes in fashion tastes?

8. IS IT SAFE? Feeling safe and secure

is important for every family, so take some time to research crime statistics in neighbourhoods you are considering.

9. DON’T GET BUILT OUT: Find out about local land an environment controls and local council building regulations. Also make sure no major developments are planned in the foreseeable future.

MICHELLE BROOKS 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. FOR MICHELLE, REAL ESTATE IS ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE AND HER LOVE OF COMMUNITY SPIRIT. HER GOAL HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO ESTABLISH LONG-TERM MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ALL HER CLIENTS AND TO BE THE MOST INFORMED AND BEST IN HER MARKET.

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The picture looks great and the garden looks lovely, but will it fit your family? Taking a close look at the floor plan can often tell you, and save you a trip to a property that will never fit.

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Paddington On Sundays it's all about the roast! Available from 12pm until sold out. Made by our very own British-born Head Chef Mark Holland. Riverine Sirloin beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, red wine jus, kale & honey-mustard root vegetables for $27. WHERE: CNR OF OXFORD ST AND GLENMORE RD, PADDINGTON WHEN: EVERY SUN UNTIL DEC 29

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Award winning garden designed by heritage architect and landscape architect, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and James Mather Delaney. They had brilliantly incorporated modern design into this historical site which was formerly a water reservoir from 1866 to 1899. It was used as water storage to supply water from Botany Bay Swamps to suburbs in Sydney. WHERE: OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON

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Trivia FOUR IN HAND

Trivia is back at the Four in Hand every Tuesday night, bigger and better than ever! Great prizes to be won each week. Space are limited, bookings are recommended! Join us upstairs for the best Trivia in town. WHERE: 105 SUTHERLAND ST, PADDINGTON WHEN: EVERY TUES UNTIL DEC 24 7-9.30PM

Diesel SUNSET SUBURBIA EP TOUR 2019

Babe Rainbow "TODAY" ALBUM LAUNCH

Currently in the midst of a 60+ date EU/UK/ US tour, Babe Rainbow return to Australian shores for six dates in December including Porchland and Fairgrounds Festival as well as their own headline shows. Offshore, they've sold out the usual strongholds such as London and Paris as well as putting up the sold out sign in areas as diverse as Utrecht, Istanbul, Prague & Rome. WHERE: PADDO LOUNGE (PADDINGTON RSL) WHEN: THURS, DEC 12 8PM

DIESEL: SUNSET SUBURBIA EP TOUR

In the wake of recording 3 EP’s leading to an album “ SUNSET SUBURBIA”, Diesel will hit the road once again with his 3 piece “power house”, showcasing songs from the 3 EP’s as well as hits and favourites that span 30 years of music making. WHERE: PADDO LOUNGE (PADDINGTON RSL) WHEN: SAT, DEC 7 7PM

The Intersection in Sydney's Paddington is home to Australia's best fashion talent including; Zimmermann, Sass and Bide, Scanlan Theodore, Ksubi, Bassike, Rachel Gilbert, Dion Lee, Camilla and Marc, Camilla - the list goes on. Shopping at The Intersection, Paddington gives you the chance to brush shoulders with A-Listers while bagging the same must have outfit as them. WHERE: CNR OF OXFORD ST AND GLENMORE RD, PADDINGTON www.theintersectionpaddington.com.au

Paddington MARKETS Started as a market to encourage local fashion designers, craftspeople, jewellery makers and artists, the market has over 150 unique stalls filled with creative fashion and accessories, beautiful smelling soaps and candles and pictures that inspire. Paddington Markets is a community based market supporting local people passionate about their craft and the local community. WHERE: 395 OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON WHEN: EVERY SATURDAY 10AM ONWARDS

William Street SHOPPING

Explore this eclectic side street filled with terrace houses showcasing fashion from homegrown heroes and international staples. Poepke, Pour Tous, Salon X, Strobe Hair & Makeup, Sonya Hopkins, Kaizen, Elph, The London, East 43, Venroy and Bess Flowers. William Street is also home to the annual event The William Street Festival. Sydney’s first fashion laneway festival. WHERE: WILLIAM ST, PADDINGTON

BERKELOUW Bookshop

The three-level emporium next door to Verona Cinemas has been keeping bookish types happy for over two decades. Downstairs you'll find new books, magazines, curios and gifts. The next two levels hold a collection of secondhand titles covering fiction, art, culture and history. The second floor is where you'll also find the store's licensed café. WHERE: 19 OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON

PERRY LANE Art

The vision for the Perry Lane Art Project was to create a space for public art of a high quality that is both engaging and accessible to the community it occupies. The public art acts as a ‘cause for pause’ off Oxford St and provides a celebration of culture and creativity. It’s close proximity to Juniper Hall and the Paddington Reservoir allows for an added destination for visual discovery. WHERE: PERRY LANE, OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON

PADDINGTON RESERVOIR GARDENS

Available with bottomless beer, rosé or pinot noir! We've got three options available, so pick whichever suits you best! $55 for lunch, $85 with bottomless rosé, beer or pinot noir or $110 to go all out with a selection of cocktails to start & finish. WHERE: CNR OF OXFORD ST AND GLENMORE RD, PADDINGTON WHEN: EVERY FRI, SAT & SUN

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The first beer was poured at the Unicorn Hotel, Paddington, in 1941, after a rebuild of the Croft’s Family Hotel (1800’s). Unicorn Hotel is now owned by a crew of mates from some of Sydney’s most iconic hospitality names Porteno, Mary’s and Young Henrys. WHERE: 106 OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON


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Eastern Suburbs BUSINESS FINDER If you have a business that you want noticed in the Eastern Suburbs. Then this is the section for you. We have a SUMMER SPECIAL OFFER that rewards people who place three consecutive "Put your business on the map" locator ads and placement on the map and includes a FREE HALF PAGE advert or article.

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Highly organised, diligent and hard working, April delivers results every time. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin and is able to bridge the gap between her western and eastern clientele. April focuses on properties in Darling Point, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Double Bay and Bellevue Hill.

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At Fone Kingdom, Double Bay are the stockists of the largest variety of protection products and accessories, and are suppliers of the newest in knowledge recovery technology. Visit the team of expert technicians who offer high quality mobile phone, ipad, macbook and laptop repairs at Sydney's best prices, with a quick turnaround.

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Bobby’s Corner Bondi is a popular, friendly, neighbourhood café, with a great location and ambience, a stone's throw from Bondi Beach. Serving fresh, healthy food with a variety of vegan choices it is open 7 days a week, for breakfast and lunch. Bobby caters for events and you can be hire the venue for parties and and events.

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And the bad news is you’ll then spend six months recovering from the surgery, during which time you’ll be off work. As you leave the specialist’s rooms, it is not your physical, but your financial health that dominates your thoughts: How will I keep up the mortgage repayments? Welcome to the cold, hard world of mortgage stress. Its usual cause is loss of work income. Also coming into play are a number of other factors. “Debt, interest rates and relationship breakdown are common contributing factors to mortgage stress,” says financial planner Brendan Whitehouse, of BRW Financial Group. Brendan, who specialises in retirement financial planning, says all too many over-65-year-olds are still paying off mortgages and shouldering other debts. “They are not prepared for the unexpected.” Meanwhile, Brendan says he has noticed a tendency among the younger adult demographic to be over-confident in the ability to repay loans. “A lot of people are walking a bit of a tightrope. They can only repay their loans provided they keep their jobs, don’t get sick and don’t get hit with any large, unexpected bills.” Here are five simple steps you can take to guard against mortgage stress casting its dark shadow over your life:

1.BUILD UP A BUFFER

A cash reserve in a mortgage offset account will provide a buffer that can be drawn upon to meet your loan repayments if you become ill or are off work for other reasons.

2. TAKE OUT PERSONAL INSURANCES

It’s important to ensure your income is not compromised due to certain events beyond your control. One way to do this is to ensure you have adequate personal insurances. Key examples include

Critical Illness Insurance, Total and Permanent Disability Insurance and Income Protection Insurance.

3. TAKE OUT MORTGAGE PROTECTION INSURANCE

Many lenders offer insurance when you take out a home loan that covers the mortgage (often up to a specified amount and for a particular period of time) if you die, become disabled or your employment ends involuntarily.

4. FIX THE INTEREST RATE

Interest rates are low at the moment, but that could suddenly change. Fixing the interest rate on your home loan can provide protection. The downside is there are often restrictions on making additional payments into a fixed rate loan, which would limit your capacity to build up a buffer. “Some people find a combination of fixed and variable rate loans works best,” Brendan says. “That way, additional repayments can be made into the variable rate portion of the debt.”

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A CAR LIKE ALICE: CITROЁN 2CV

It was a very light car with tightly reduced target weights. Boulanger even created a department especially to weigh each component and if necessary redesign it to lose weight without jeopardising functionality. Finally, it was done and the 2CV was ready for the Paris show – which was cancelled when WWII began. Boulanger wanted the 250 pre-production cars to be hidden immediately so the German’s would not see them. He was adamant that this car would not be used by the enemy. Some were buried in secret, one was disguised as a utility, some were destroyed. It was thought for a long time that they had all disappeared, but it turned out that none of them were lost. In fact, 3x4-door prototypes were found in an attic in the Citroën testing factory, hidden by workers without Boulanger’s permission. They felt there was a weight of history here that should not be lost.

Alice is a bit of an eye catcher for sure, it is hard to miss her on the street. It is certainly hard to miss her when she is in the workshop. Alice has exceptional provenance beginning with the TPV, “Tres Petite Voiture” meaning very small car created in 1936, which after many prototypes became Alice – the 2CV and disappeared from sight for many years. This story begins with the development of a car especially for people who had never owned a car & could never afford a car, particularly farmers. In 1934 Michelin, who owned Citroën, had a market survey done. Citroën used the results to prepare a design for a “low priced, rugged “umbrella on four wheels.” The task of the “rugged umbrella’ was to transport 4 people and 50kg of farm goods to market at 50km/hr and cross muddy, unpaved roads and fields. Part of the requirement was that people must be able to drive eggs across a freshly ploughed field without breaking the eggs. The brief for the design & production team was to build it secretly. Pierre Boulanger gave the project to Andre Lefebvre. By the start of 1938, 20 TPV prototypes had been built and by 1990, 9 billion had been sold. Here’s the “backstory” of Alice.

Citroën produced trucks for the Wehrmacht – but in a deliberate “go slow” manner. Going slow was not enough resistance, so the notch on the dip stick was deliberately put in the wrong place. The result was engine seizures. The Gestapo put his name on a list of ‘Most important enemies of the Reich.” So the TPV was developed in secret to keep it out of the hands of the invaders. Boulanger would not allow his new dream to go the way of the VW Beetle. By 1939, 250 cars had been produced in secret; the TPV was ready to be shown at the 1939 Paris Motor Show, and had been renamed the 2CV. To change the TPV into the 2CV required 47 experimental Protypes. It was always low cost and low maintenance; that was a given. it had an aircooled engine originally delivering 9HP. It had low fuel consumption, extreme longtravel suspension (used on dune buggies to soften the effects of rough off-road conditions). It came with a canvas sunroof the width of the car that rolled back to become a sun-roof. The gap in the roof also allowed for odd sized loads that may be longer than the car itself, it also enabled the later development of a van type of 2CV. The early ones had one headlight which was all that was required in French Automobile Law.

Pierre originally studied fine arts, Flaminio was a sculptor, as well as, an engineer and Andre was an aviation engineer, a race car driver and engineer and his speciality was chassis design, with a strong interest in the contact between the tyres and the road surface.

They used aluminium and magnesium parts, had a water-cooled flat twin engines with front-wheel drive. The seats were hammocks hung on wires from the roof. The suspension system looked like a child’s jungle gym – a series of arms connected to torsion bars under the rear seat: a bar for the front axle, one for the rear axle, an intermediate bar for each side and an overload bar on each side to carry the weight of the original brief of 50kgs of produce. The front axle was connected to its own torsion bar by cable.

Boulanger was the president of Citroën and managed the Michelin Company. When the Germans occupied France he refused to communicate with German authorities except through an intermediary.

From the beginning, the TPV had the new Michelin radial tyre. Boulanger managed Michelin and put the newly developed radials on the Citroën prototypes. The car ran about 95 miles to the gallon.

Interesting to discover the background of the three people who built the TPV: Pierre Boulanger (French), Flaminio Bertoni (Italian) and Andre Lefebvre (French).

It appears that the German army did find one and sent it off to Ferdinand Porsche who did not see it’s uses and functionality and Boulanger refused to talk to him. Porsche said it was a soapbox jalopy, and was not interested in it. It’s unlikely there would ever have been a bright yellow Alice if he had been able to really “see” what he was looking at. Finally, when wartime air had cleared, the 47 prototypes became the 2CV and went into production called the “deux Chevauxvapeur” literally “two steam horse, two tax horsepower. (The taxable horsepower was a system to tax cars in France in those days.) It went to the Paris Car Show and finally the car for 4 people and 50kgs of luggage met the public. Ultimately Citroën produced 9 billion 2CVs with a number of models. It also kept changing through the years. Autocar wrote in 1953 “the extraordinary ingenuity of this design, makes it undoubtedly the most original since the Ford Model T.” It was called “a car like no other.” Setright in his wonderful pompous and esoteric style said of the 2CV “the most intelligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car; it’s a car of remorseless rationality.’ An American comic asked "did it come with a can opener"? Alice is much more stylish than any of the prototypes. Alice was given 3 side windows, it runs on unleaded fuel (of course), she has an extra tail light, rectangular headlights, two individual seats instead of just one bench seat, and Alice has a single-spoke steering wheel and ash trays! Alice came into her own during the oil crisis, and became a youth lifestyle statement.

It is a classic car in its own class and once again, in this classic story we recognise the names. Alice was almost lost in wartime, only Boulanger’s bravery and foresight saved her. We also see that car racing plays a big part in the classic demographic. Alice is a purpose built intelligent car that looks like a large matchbox car. It has everything about it that makes it enjoyable. It is well loved by its owners.

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Yellow was the colour in 1975. When Alice is in the workshop, people bend down to look. It is immaculate and worth looking at. Joshua and his team at Edgecliff Automotive watch over Alice and keep her well. It is a delightful, beautifully cared for car. In the beginning of my journey with this car, I thought it was a light-weight fun thing. I deeply apologise to Alice, as that is totally not true.

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Local choir leaving for New York

Sydney Jewish Choral Society (SJCS) is a community on the move. This 45-strong group has sung in places from Canberra to Blackheath, at venues from recording studios to the Opera House stage, and at events from the Mo Awards to intercultural choir festivals. And the next stop is New York! SJCS is ramping up the pace in Randwick, where rehearsals are held weekly. “We’ve begun rehearsing for a performance at Carnegie Hall in February next year,” says Chairperson Anne Spira.

She explains: “We’ve been invited to perform in New York, in a Distinguished Concert Singers International event with around 200 other international singers, on Feb 17, 2020. We’ll be performing Bernstein’s 'Chichester Psalms', which we performed last year at The Great Synagogue, to honour the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.”

Choir members are of all ages and come from a variety of countries, cultures and musical backgrounds, but all are linked by their love of song. SJCS performed at a Wolper Wellbeing Forum on ‘The healing power of choir singing’, where health professionals attested to the physical and emotional benefits of group singing. “We welcome our next challenge,” Spira says, “to sing in New York with a community of singers." "Our first experience of large-group singing was inspiring. In 2016, we sang with 900 others in a White Ribbon Day event organised by Hummingsong Choirs, of Australia’s Got Talent fame."

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“Now we’ll be joining singers from across the globe in three days of rehearsal, culminating in a concert in one of the world’s best venues, Carnegie Hall.”

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Spira adds, “One the great things about our choir is the variety of performance venues. Recently, it was International Grammar School in Ultimo – we celebrated our Musical Director, Rose Grausman’s 30th Anniversary, as a music teacher at the school and as conductor of our choir.” “Wherever we sing,” Grausman says, “we’re a community. Everyone’s like family.”

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SYDNEY JEWISH CHORAL SOCIETY ANNE SPIRA 0403 392 878 www.sjchoral.org

The JNC thanks locals for 10/10 Fun Day On Oct 25, the JNC and event partners held a free Family Fun Day in Matraville for the local community, with fun activities, food, and the chance to connect with others in the community and with local support services.

for the mountains of sausages, and Woolworths for armfuls of stationery. Thanks to our event partners and other local services who ran activities to engage children and provided their parents with information about support services: Kooloora Community Centre, St John’s Ambulance, Go4Fun, Carers NSW, Kingsford Legal Centre, Anglicare Sydney, Youth Off the Streets, Randwick City Library, St John’s Ambulance, Better Rehabilitation, Vinnies, Mission Australia and Royal Botanic Garden.

This was the 10th successive Family Fun Day, at Memorial Reserve, Anzac Pde; thanks to people and businesses in the Randwick LGA, it was a 10/10 event. The day featured rides, craft activities, Matraville’s Got Talent show, a community water fight, giveaways and more. People said, “It’s a good atmosphere”, “The mob’s had a great day!” and “It’s great to be out here with the community”.

FAMILY FUN DAY NOODLE RACE

Thanks to our event partners The Benevolent Society, Randwick Council, WEAVE Youth and Community Services, and the Department of Communities and Justice, for your commitment to making this a great community event.

And thanks to the community – full marks for your participation and enthusiasm!

Thanks also to these organisations for generous financial contributions: Randwick Council, major sponsor through the Cultural & Community Grants Program; and donors South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and the Department of Communities and Justice. Thanks for the in-kind donations – from Bunnings for the barbeque, Peters Meats

Photo: Davide Zamboni

A thank you for appearing on the event stage to: Aunty Lola from La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council for Welcome to Country; Brendan from Royal Botanic Garden for didgeridoo playing; The Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP, Member for Kingsford Smith; Cr Dylan Parker from Randwick Council, representing Michael Daley MP, Member for Maroubra; and the entertaining talent show participants.

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WOOLLAHRA

Double Bay War Memorial upgrade

The Double Bay War Memorial in Steyne Park is an important monument for our local community, dedicated to 400 residents who volunteered for service in World War I.

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WAVERLEY

Plan for 40 km/h speed limit for all Waverley LGA

Waverley Council wants to slow down drivers to a sedate 40 km/h per hour throughout the entire Local Government Area. A meeting of Waverley’s Strategic Planning and Development Committee was presented with a report urging the blanket slow-down following a study by a firm of consultants. The report suggests the move will reduce crashes on key routes such as Bondi Rd, which has the highest incidence of crashes of any road in the municipality, followed by Bronte Rd and MacPherson St.

An upgrade of its memorial garden, jointly funded by Council and the NSW Government, was recently completed and includes new native hedging and removal of its fence to better integrate the memorial with the surrounding parkland, helping to ensure the service and sacrifice of our former and current military personnel is well remembered.

Season’s greetings

Woollahra Woollahra Council is pleased to be supporting these free end-of-year community celebrations: HMAS WATSON CAROLS BY THE BAY Sat, Dec 7, 3:30-8pm HMAS Watsons Navy Base, Cliff St, Watsons Bay

NYE Celebrations

Woollahra boasts many fantastic vantage points from Rushcutters Bay to Watsons Bay to view fireworks on New Year’s Eve. If you are preparing to welcome 2020 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 and their guests in affected areas until 6pm. Visit www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/nye for all the information you will need to plan your celebration.

School holidays activities

Each school holidays, Woollahra Council’s libraries at Double Bay, Paddington and Watsons Bay host a variety of fun activities for children. Visit www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/library/ whats_on/school_holidays for dates, times and locations.

And quiet back streets will not escape the slow-down. They are seen as prime targets for so-called ‘traffic calming treatments.’ Bitzios Consulting, which carried out the study into the 40km/h plan, maps out a bold vision for a proliferation of flat top road humps, landscaped kerb blisters, refuge islands, raised pedestrian crossings and other calming measures designed to slow down drivers, some of whom are likely to be less than calm as they navigate the new streetscapes. The Bitzios Consulting report admits that some of the measures proposed in its vision for a slowed-down Waverey LGA are not bicycle-friendly. In fact, they can create dangerous conditions for cyclists because they “create pinch points in the traffic flow where cyclists are forced to interface with vehicular traffic.” Another group of road users likely to be less than enamoured with the new measures are bus drivers and passengers. A dozen flat top humps and raised pedestrian crossings are proposed along bus routes. A lot of the residents living along calmeddown roads are also likely to be unenthusiastic about the plan. The Bitzios Consulting report concedes that that noise is a consideration. So is parking, or lack thereof, with the majority of calming measures designated not parking- friendly.

Councillors warned about social media postings Waverley councillors have been told not to over-reach their responsibilities when they make postings on social media platforms. The warning came during discussion of the council’s new social media guidelines at a meeting of Waverley’s Operations and Community Services Committee chaired by Mayor John Wakefield.

A report tabled at the meeting said it was important that “if a Councillor is speaking to the media outside of being delegated to do so on behalf of Council, that they are clear their views are their own personal views and not that of Council.” Councillors aren’t the only Waverley officebearers making inappropriate use of platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. It seems some of the council’s staff may have been making less-than-appropriate postings online. The report said the key message to staff was “to understand and comply with appropriate behaviour when associating with or representing Council on social media platforms.”

RANDWICK

Rooftop cinema at Randwick Ritz approved

Councillors have approved the operation of a 77-seat outdoor cinema on the roof of the Randwick Ritz. The art deco cinema’s new owners will operate the rooftop cinema during the warmer months, subject to a number of strict conditions from Randwick Council. To guard against noise nuisance for residents living near the cinema complex in St Pauls St, filmgoers will wear wireless headphones. “There must be no amplified noise, music or the like broadcast before, during intermissions or after films outside of the building envelope,” Randwick Council says. In addition, the licenced premises will only serve drinks to rooftop patrons in plastic glasses, which will further minimise the chances of noise nuisance. Meanwhile, the cinema will have to comply with strict lighting conditions to ensure nearby residences don’t find night turning to day. The outdoor cinema hours are restricted to 6-11pm, Thursday to Saturday. The cinema under the stars is likely to be a successful operation with minimum impact on the locals, because the new owners, Eddie and Lindy Tamir, have solid experience delivering the outdoor cinema experience.

Cemetery expansion

Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park has set its beady eye on a pocket of scrubland at the edge of Prince of Wales Drive, alongside the port. The Memorial Park wants to transform the four hectares into a lawn cemetery, with room for 3000 graves, or 6000 plots if there were “double depth graves.” In addition, there’d be a memorial plaques for people who’ve been cremated. The site at Bumborah Pt is bounded by Military Rd to the north, Yarra Bay to the south, Prince of Wales Drive and the Port Botany freight and logistics precinct to the west and the existing Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park. According to independent Randwick councillor Noel D’Souza, “The land is contaminated with asbestos. This is an opportunity to clean it up and turn it into something useful.” The Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park has been trying to expand for years. First it had its eye on the Chinese market gardens next to Bunnerong Rd. That was opposed by the council and community and the plan was shelved, but remains on the backburner. The proposal for Bumborah Point is far less contentious because it doesn’t get a lot of use. But local greenies are against the plan because it will involve the removal of substantial stands of Eastern Suburbs Banksia. Above all, it’s another encroachment for Yarra Bay locals, currently in the throes of a David and Goliath-type battle with the NSW government over plans for a cruise ship terminal. Banksias or bodies? That will be one of the questions for Randwick Council as it considers the application from Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park.

Marjorie O'Neill MP Member for Coogee

I have thoroughly enjoyed connecting with my community,in the past months. Some of the highlights are listed below: If you think there is something I have missed out on, please contact my office.

EASTERN SUBURBS BUSES

The NSW Government decision to privatise Eastern Suburbs buses has angered many locals who do not wish to see the loss of services that occurred in other locations following privatisation. I was recently invited by the union to attend our local bus depots to talk to staff about how privatisation will impact their work and our services. Unfortunately, the STA denied me entry to the depot to talk to staff in a clear attempt to stifle arguments against privatisation and silence any critique of the government. This resulted in a public rally outside the depot of more than 300 people. Along with being your local member, I am a fifth generation local. I catch these buses down Bronte Rd, Carrington Rd and Clovelly Rd to get to the shops and to my office, as well as to and from the city when parliament is sitting. Along with health and education, these are services that must be provided by the state government. I invite all my constituents to join me in holding the Government accountable for the provision of this service.

SYDNEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL RANDWICK

Our campaign to save paediatric cardiac services at the Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick continues with the parliamentary petition having now been mailed out. This is an issue of deep concern to countless people in our community, and we are asking that you, your friends and family take the opportunity to sign and return the petition to my office – the return postage is already paid. You are encouraged to contact my office to join this important campaign.

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST I recently hosted a school leadership function, where school captains and vice captains of all the high schools in my electorate came together for a networking breakfast at Coogee Legion Club.

It was fantastic to watch the students connect and discuss issues of concern to them, in particular youth mental health and climate change. Our community should be very proud of our local leaders of tomorrow.

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Informative articles by local business professionals and community bodies covering Health & Wellbeing, Finance, Car Care, Local History, Com...