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Celina, teacher at WAYS Secondary Celina, has been teaching maths and science for the past 3 years and is one of the secondary teachers at WAYS Secondary. www.ways.org.au

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On the grapevine Rose Bay Costi’s

Welcome to autumn, Keats’ season of “Mists and mellow fruitfulness”. Not exactly, as it is in Australia, but we certainly know it marks the start of longer nights and cooler days, and as in the north, it’s the season when the fruits of summer can be harvested. However, for us in Australia, it’s more about letting the memories of Christmas & the New Year fade and getting back to work after the long summer break. Of course there’s St Patrick’s Day to celebrate and, as 30% of Australians claim Irish Ancestry, that means a lot of people preparing to let their hair down. It’s also time for us to remind readers that the clocks go back on the 7th April (remember “Spring Forward, Fall Back?”). We hope that helps when the big day arrives. This brings to mind another catchy tip “Lefty, Loosey, Righty Tighty”. Perfect for those of us who can’t remember how to do and undo screws and nuts. On a more serious note, I’d mention that part of the enjoyment of publishing Eastern

Suburbs Life is that it allows us to support local charities and community initiatives. So, in this issue we are pleased to feature WAYS Youth & Family and the Irish Support Agency. Both “not for profits” are based in Bondi and details of their activities can be found later in the paper. The Irish Support Agency informs us they will soon be moving to Surry Hills. We are also supporting a new Community “Speed Meeting” initiative run by April Strauss in Double Bay. Its objective is to help locals and newcomers get to know each other and find out what’s happening in their area. People are welcome from all nearby suburbs and full details can be found in the paper. This issue also has features on St Patrick's Day; The beauty of Opals; Managing a sea change; Jiu-Jitsu; Selling a hail damaged car, Tarot Readings; The Porsche motor car; the popular Paddington Patter and Double Bay Roundup. A big thank you to all our readers for your support and all the best for a great Autumn.

Greg Prior

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Welcome to Costi’s latest seafood restaurant newly opened in Plumer Road Rose Bay. Already popular in many suburbs Costi’s provide only the freshest seafood at affordable prices. All their seafood is bought, cut and cooked on the same day. As they say “Freshness is imperative to us” 23 Plumer Rd 8386 0068

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59 Craft Beers and a Sunday Roast every Sunday. Once you know its full name is the Duke of Gloucester, you’ll know why it’s called the DOG and you won’t be surprised they’ll be celebrating St Patricks’ Day in style. Naturally Guinness is one of their 59 Tap Beers. With a history that goes back to the 1930s, The DOG has a great traditional atmosphere indoors and delightful outside courtyard for contemporary outdoor dining and entertainment. 2 St Marks Rd 9398 2682

VIMS Kitchen Malaysian

Lovers of Malaysian food can search Google for “Beef Rendang Sydney” and probably never come across Vim’s Kitchen, which is great, because they will be in for a surprise and delicious Malaysian food when they visit this “off the beaten track” venue that

is a popular haunt of in-the-know locals. Choose from Roti, Murtabak, noodles and curries galore. 73 Frenchmans Rd 9399 8168

Paddington

Once Was A Cinema

Before an age of internet downloads and digital instancy, the cinema was a major magnet in Australia’s social life. It meshed with the golden age of Hollywood, and on a Saturday night in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, everyone but everyone went — or tried to go — to “the pictures”. Five Ways Picture Palace, was one of these. The cinema is gone, but the building remains and is now the home of the Five Ways Woolworths Metro. Take a look from across the street when you are next in the area. 220 Glenmore Rd 8565 9369

Woollahra The Phoenix

Traditional Greek food with a twist and awesome cocktails like Blood On The Dancefloor, Alexander The Great and Greek Island Ice Tea make this the place for innovative dining and an entertaining get-together. It’s also a great place for an event, with attractive modern décor and ample space for all size parties. Can’t bring your party here? Give us a call and we’ll bring Greek Catering to you. The Phoenix has risen @ Numero Uno Moncur Street. 1 Moncur St 9363 2608

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When bullying isn’t just a teenage problem

TALKING TAROT Ruth Marks, has been reading Tarot Cards for the past 20 years. A path that Ruth believes she has been guided to after many life experiences. Ruth uses many different methods, such as Runes, Angel Cards & Crystals, but finds the Tarot deck to be the most consistent and accurate guide when seeking the truth about your past, present and future. Ruth says that the Tarot completely changed her life and feels she is where she is meant to be, and believes that Karma has an effect on our lives and that we should strive to be kind to others. "I did not ever expect to be in this place, and I am very happy to be able to offer constructive guidance, and help others in their search for happiness. The best thing for me is when people say, 'I’m so glad I had a reading, I feel so much better now'."

Mention bullying to almost anyone and they will usually think of school-aged young people. However, there is also bullying of adults with disability in the workplace.

What Ruth offers is advice and guidance through the Tarot session in matters concerning relationships, business plans, finance, family matters, career choices and health.

Deaf and hard of hearing people often experience discrimination in the workplace. This comes in the form of being passed over for promotions or left out of meetings due to assumptions made by others about deafness.

Ruth has read the Tarot at the Australian Logie Awards, The Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, and many well known celebrities.

And, often those hard of hearing people employed within a company are the lucky ones. Many don’t make it past the application and interview stage. Even so, once they are an employee, people with a hearing loss can

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Being excluded, being overlooked or passed over in the workplace is not only unkind, but it is also mental and emotional bullying. This kind of behaviour is bad news for the company in question, as it fails to make use of a valuable company asset – the loyal and motivated employee. The more mainstream hearing society is educated about the realities of hearing loss, the quicker this gross misunderstanding will disappear into the past where it belongs. If you have a question about how to optimise hearing ability in the workplace, then contact Edgecliff Hearing and discuss the problem with one of our audiologists.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

St Patrick's Day

It’s the day when people wear floppy, emeraldcoloured top hats. When the opera house turns green. And when people drink lots and lots of Guinness. Welcome to St Patricks Day, in Sydney, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Dedicated to a fifth century bishop said to have driven all the snakes out of Ireland, St Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. Sydneysiders have been avid participants since the city’s early colonial days. This year, action will centre on The Rocks, which is being transformed into an Irish village for the day. This is where the St Pat’s Day parade, previously held in the city, is taking place at 11am. The parade will commence at First Fleet Park and end at Dawes Point Reserve where there’ll be a children’s activity area, Australian Citizenship Ceremony, live music, storytelling, food and craft stalls.

and street closures in the city ruled out the possibility of a city parade and access to Hyde Park, which had hosted previous celebrations, had been lost.

Adding to the festive atmosphere, pubs around The Rocks are laying on St Patrick's Day meals and entertainment. At the Mercantile Hotel, 25 George St, The Rocks, the action starts the night before St Pat’s, Friday, March 16, with an Irish dance competition. Then it has a program of other Irish events including “The Merc’s” famous St Patrick’s Day breakfast. The brekkie has sold out, but over the St Patrick’s weekend the Mercantile has a massive entertainment line up featuring Shindig, Shaylee Wilde and The Soniks.

So organisers moved the celebrations to Prince Alfred Park in Surry Hills. However, rain again forced the cancellation of the so-called Green Gathering. Then, last year, organisers moved the celebration to The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park. The Sydney St Patrick’s Day Organisation, says The Rocks is the perfect location. “The Rocks has many historical links to the Irish community in Sydney, being one of the first places Irish people settled when they arrived in Australia,” says the organisation’s president Karen Murphy.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations were previously held in the city. But Sydney has not staged a St Patrick’s Day Parade since 2014 when a rainstorm resulted in the event losing tens of thousands of dollars and facing possible financial ruin.

“It is the ideal place to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the area and its many associations with the Irish community.”

As a consequence, there was no official community celebration in 2015 but a determined fundraising effort resulted in the event returning in 2016. The construction of the light rail

IRISH SUPPORT AGENCY ON THE MOVE The Irish Support Agency is moving from Bondi to a new central location in Surry Hills that will broaden its reach amongst the Irish community in NSW.

The new home for the agency, which assists Irish expatriates and their descendants, is the Irish National Association (also known to many as The Gaelic Club) located at 64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills. “This location, being right next to Central station, is ideal for our seniors who come from all areas of the city to join us for our regular activities. It also gives us the opportunity to build a stronger relationship with the diverse range of groups that already use the INA's space” says newly appointed ISA Co-ordinator Paula Cobain. Since 1995, the agency has been providing front-line support to anyone in the Irish Australian community in NSW who finds themselves in circumstances of crisis or distress.

“Back home in Ireland, people have a network to support them in challenging times,” says Paula. ‘We try to fill that gap for them, assisting with services such as hospital and home visits.” If people are injured or fall seriously ill, experience bereavement or other crisis, the agency can offer support, liaise with relatives in Ireland or refer them other specialist services in their locality where they can access both practical and emotional assistance. “It’s all about providing a sense of connection, the feeling of ‘home’ that offers support and reassurance at times when people can feel most vulnerable,” Paula says. “Essentially, we help anyone who is in need of support,” Paula says. “Whether you are young or old, married or single, we’re here to help you meet the challenges of living on the other side of the globe.”

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PHOENIX: Pub with a Greek twist ESL spoke to William Cooney, Owner of The Phoenix, Woollahra ESL: How would you describe your business? Will: The Phoenix is a family-friendly venue

that is adaptable to all occasions. The venue itself is quite versatile – from the street it looks like an old-fashioned pub, but inside there is a warm and sophisticated bar with a modern Mediterranean look and feel. We have our own take on traditional Greek cuisine with some amazing wines and cocktails to pair. With a traditional dining area at the back and bar area at the front, we are able to accommodate for any occasion and can fit up to 150 guests.

ESL: What vision do you have for the business? Will: The vision I always had was to build a local, sustainable business that is unique to any other venues in the Eastern Suburbs. We wanted to embrace our Greek heritage and create an environment where we can share that with our customers – providing them with delicious food, great drinks and amazing service to give them an unforgettable experience.

ESL: What was it that made you take the leap to open this specific place? Will: I worked in hospitality from a very

young age. I loved everything about it and always wanted to open my own venue. I had a brief stint in the corporate world, but in 2014 I gave it all up to give my dream a go and

Phoenix

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was lucky enough to have my brother (and business partner) support me and turn that dream into a reality. We came across The Phoenix which, at that time, had been closed for almost two years after a string of unsuccessful businesses. I was confident that with my extensive hospitality background and the support of my brother, we’d be able to create something different and bring some life back into this landmark pub. We have now been running successfully for 3 years and aren’t showing any signs of slowing down.

ESL: What are some stories behind the big picture? Will: We are proud of, and completely em-

brace our Greek heritage. We have created a venue that mirrors the Greek culture right here in Woollahra, serving a selection of family recipes such as; Souvlaki, Moussaka, Spanakopita and our home-made dips. We also make Baklava icecream and Loukomades. Whilst the bar is owned by myself and my brother – it really is a full family affair. My mother and grandmother helped to design the menu, frequently popping in to taste test and make sure that their recipes are being cooked to their high standards.

ESL: What other events are on at the Phoenix? Will: Once a month we host a Greek Night

where people dance the night away, complete with a 3-course banquet and plate smashing. We also have weekly Trivia Tuesdays as well as a Comedy Night once a month. On top of this we are available to hold private or corporate functions, dinners and lunches. Whole venue hire is available for a minimum spend.

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FROM PADDINGTON TO THE WORLD "I think about Paddington as a role model for an inner-city, medium-density, sustainable and multigenerational suburb with everything you wish for: Residences, parks, schools, restaurants and shops in walking distance to the city, the beach and great public transport." Chris Bosse, Director of LAVA ARCHITECTS, travels a lot. All around the world, Australia, Asia, Europe, the Americas, even Africa. But when it came to setting up his business he chose Paddington in Sydney as the home-base for his international operations: His global architectural think tank LAVA (the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) operates out of a terrace, a shop-house on Oxford Street, and he calls the inner- city suburb his primary home as well. "I love Paddington for its walkability. The location between the city and the beach, great local shops, cinemas, parks, all of this makes a terrace house a sustainable alternative to the McMansion with double garage in suburbia.” "We live and breathe Paddington, immersed in its culture and in touch with all its cosmopolitan citizens, most of which have travelled the world at some stage, and chose to settle here.” "Paddington showcases an enviable lifestyle within walking distance to most of Sydney’s attractions, as well as it`s vital infrastructure of schools, hospitals etc. It is a real alternative to living in either a super high density

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residential tower or a freestanding house in the leafy suburbs. The population density is second only to Potts Point, while providing an extraordinary quality of life.” His multi-award winning house TIVOLI TERRACE received plenty of international recognition from magazine covers to TV shows. He transformed a traditional terrace from 1880 into a light-filled urban sanctuary for his dog Cola and partner, with custom-made joinery, designer furniture and highend kitchen and bathroom fittings to create a super modern and healthy indoor-outdoor lifestyle within this "traditional" community. Bosse also converted a shop-terrace on 88 Oxford Street into an architectural design studio for his international team with a top floor apartment, an outdoor terrace, a Gyrotonic studio (a balance between Yoga and Pilates) and a future coffee shop. The LAVA team are busy working on small to mega scale projects across the globe from future cities, hotels, houses, towers, to resort islands around the world. "We use Paddington as a role model in our projects around the world to create liveability and sustainability while celebrating urbanity and diversity."

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10 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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Ensuring your sea change doesn’t become a financial shipwreck

The reality of a sea or tree change can be quite different from the fantasy of walking on the beach or sitting on the verandah, gazing at rolling hills.

need renovating? How expensive is it to heat and keep cool? Is the area prone to bushfire or flooding?

3. Have a backup plan

Finally, make sure you have the financial resources to move back if you find the sea or tree change isn’t for you. This means factoring in the costs of getting back into the property market in the city and the likelihood of being able to sell your new home if you decide you want to go back to the fast lane.

If you’re thinking about upping sticks and retiring to what you perceive as greener pastures, here are some important things to consider.

Alternatively, you may want to strike out for another location away from the city. Consider these possibilities and have a Plan B (plus maybe C and D!).

1.Understanding the full financial ramifications of moving

Here’s what retirement planning specialist Brendan Whitehouse has to say: “Let’s consider a scenario where you are selling a $1 million property and moving into a $500K one. The stamp duty might be $20K, then you’ve got agent fees, say two per cent. On top of that there are moving costs, and a lot of people might buy new furniture. All this can easily add up to $50K or more.”

4. Ask the experts

A financial adviser can help you work out the financial reality of a sea or tree change. So before you make a move, speak to your financial adviser about your options. For instance, one thing to consider is that if you downsize, any cash you have left over will be counted as an asset, potentially reducing the pension you receive.

Brendan says it can be good to test the waters first. “What I tell people is to rent out your house, then go and rent where you’re considering moving to for a year,” he says.

Brendan recommends putting spare money from sale of the family home into superannuation. “You can put in $300K each under the new Downsizer contribution rules without having to meet the Work Test or anything else,” Brendan says.

“Try before you buy. Explore your new social network. Check the town’s facilities and their proximity to where you live. I have one client in Coff’s Harbour who has to regularly go down to Sydney for medical treatment.”

2. Think about real estate

The rustic stone cottage nestled between emerald green hills may look divine on a spring day. But how practical is it? Does it

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

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Your Friendly Funeral Guy

Chris Cullen Have you ever felt that a funeral service was just like one you’d been to before?

After all, a lot of funerals are either at a place of worship or at a crematorium. But a surprising number of people are now choosing different options to pay tribute to the people they love. Several times in the last few months I’ve assisted families to have a private cremation service followed by a public memorial service. This simple change provides a lot more options for families. First, it provides opportunity for family members to take more personal time for grieving. Large public funerals can be particularly draining for families because there are so many people who wish to pay their condolences. Having a private cremation service gives family an unhurried time to say their own goodbyes to the person they love. Secondly, a memorial service is not constrained by the need for a hearse and a coffin. This means that you can use locations that are not traditionally used for funerals. Even the choice of location can be a tribute to your loved one. Here are a few locations we’ve done services recently. One family had wonderful memories of Bondi Beach, and it was the favourite place that their mother loved. Friends and family gathered on the headland at North Bondi to share their memories. Another family recently had a memorial service at the Art Gallery of NSW. The gentle-

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man who passed away would often go to the gallery and be inspired by its artworks. Guests were ushered into his favourite space within the gallery for a time of reflection, followed by a memorial service in the function space and then canapes and drinks in the Chiswick restaurant.

After a private cremation the family of one lady invited all their friends to joint them for a public celebration of her life. A function room at a local hotel was hired. By sharing food and drink the family provided a tribute that was fitting for their mum, as various people shared stories and everyone watched a slideshow created for the occasion.

Do you have a question for the Friendly Funeral Guy? T

Think outside the square...for a private ceremony

On several occasions we’ve had private burials or cremations followed by public services at a place of worship. These services are not constrained for length and can be conducted without rush or hurry, with no cemetery or crematorium to get to by a certain time.

I would love to answer your questions in future editions of the Eastern Suburbs Life newspaper.

We have also conducted funeral services at the Prince Henry Centre at Little Bay, which can accommodate up to 250 people seated. This centre has a magnificent outlook to the Pacific Ocean and is ideally suited for a combined service and wake event.

Please email them to: chris@ianjarthurfunerals.com.au

At Ian J. Arthur & Sons we’ll help you think outside the square, make bookings, liaise with function centres and other suppliers, providing you with all the logistical support required to pull the whole event together. Our heart is to help you craft a beautiful farewell for the person you love.

Ian J. Arthur & Sons

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WHY OPALS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL When it comes to opals, there is a huge amount of confusion and misunderstanding by the general public. Most people don't understand why precious opals are so different from other gems.

The answer to this confusion is relatively simple: all precious gems, except for opal, belong to one crystal system or another. Opals' uniqueness, however, comes from the fact that it belongs a class of minerals known as "mineraloids". A mineraloid has an amorphous internal structure; and in opals' case, this structure allows for the propensity of light to "dance" within the gem. This "light-dancing", usually referred to as "colour play"; or "fire", is the reason why opal is such an amazing & exquisitely beautiful gem. When examined under a scanning electron microscope, the sub-micron (1 micron = 1 billionth of a metre) silicon-dioxide spherical structure of opal closely resembles stacks of marbles. This stacking arrangement is where opal gets its second highly-attractive attribute: totally unique & wondrously indescribable patterning. This is caused by a multitude of different factors affecting the stacking arrangement: such as sphere size or arrested development; impurities such as gypsum or other minerals; varying amounts of water and space in the interstices; all

these and more contribute to precious opals' much-loved inimitable patterning.

This virtually infinite variability of opals' internal structures is why no two precious opals are the same. The inimitability of opal has a very important side benefit for the owners of quality opals: unlike the crystal gems, opals are impossible to replicate. Mother Nature's patient and extremely complicated multimillion-year process to create precious opal simply cannot be replicated in a lab. There ARE so-called "synthetic" opals; but (a) they are not true synthetics in that they contain a high percentage of polymers or other manmade additives; and (b) they possess none of the exquisite beauty of natural precious opal. Here in Australia, we are in the enviable position of producing around 95% of the worlds' gem opal. We have an abundance in quality, quantity & variety: with each field producing a type of opal particular to that area. Most of the people involved in opal-mining are enthralled & enchanted by the exquisitely unique beauty of precious opal. As an opal miner once said: "Once you've gazed into an opal, And its exquisite beauty known, You'll forever be enchanted, By Mother Nature's unique stone"

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Paddington Enjoy the NY style Bottomless Brunch at The Royal Hotel in Paddington. WHEN: 11am - 1pm every Saturday

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ment toward the empowerment of women internationally. For the exhibition Women in Colour, Cooee director and curator Mirri Leven has selected works that illustrate distinctive relationships to their culture, country and each other. Providing commentary on the role of the modern day woman and explore what it means to be an Indigenous woman in contemporary Australia. WHEN: Tues - Sat, 10am - 5pm Fri, Mar 8 - Sat, Mar 30 WHERE: 326 Oxford St, Paddington

WHERE: The Royal Hotel, Five Ways, Paddington

Autobiographical ART

Paddington MARKETS

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

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PADDO Long lunch

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

The Grand GRAZE

WHEN: Weekends in Summer WHERE: The Royal Hotel, Five Ways Paddington COST: $35pp

LUKE KIDGELL – The Tambourine Tour

Autobiographical Art

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

WHEN: Sat, Mar 16 7:30 - 10:45pm WHERE: Paddington RSL, 220 Oxford St, Paddington

MOONLIGHT Cinema

Australia’s favourite open air cinema showing advance screenings, new release and cult films in iconic inner city green spaces in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. WHEN: Until Mar 31 WHERE: Crnr of Carrington Dve and Broome Ave, Belvedere Amphitheatre, Centennial Park

Women in COLOUR

A colourful, bright and bold exhibition. In the 1990s, women emerged to become the dominant force in Aboriginal art and carried the movement toward international acclaim. Their stunning success pre-empted a global move

Woman In Colour

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

Thinking of writing your autobiography? Why not do it as a visual artwork! Learn how to extract moments from your life and turn them into art objects. You can use any items from your past or present: an old photograph, a dress, a painting or a piece of furniture. Learn how to transform them visually to tell your story. WHEN: Tues, Wed, Fri and Sun, 6-8pm Sat 10am - 12pm. Until Sun, Mar 31. WHERE: 78 Oxford St, Paddington

VISIT The Intersection

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

MEDITATION

Join us for guided meditations with simple techniques to help reduce stress and achieve the peace of true meditation. Tips on how to help stay in balance during the c-lasses are suitable for both complete beginners and regular meditators. Join in at anytime, even if you’ve not attended before. No booking required. WHEN: Wed 7.30- 9pm WHERE: Paddington Public School, 399-435 Oxford St, Paddington

Moonlight cinema

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

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 www.williamstreetpaddington.com.au


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Tucked Away TRADERS Starting as an occasional article in Eastern Suburbs Life, "Tucked Away Traders" has gathered a strong following with both readers and "Tucked Away" businesses. The reason is clear. In order to survive "Tucked Away" businesses have to provide great customer service and value for money, and that is exactly what buyers are looking for. In addition, they get businesses with personality, and friendly smiles from owner operators who really care.

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Often the businesses support local charities, so the whole community benefits. To make it easier for people to find these businesses, Eastern Suburbs Life has created a "Tucked Away Traders" website www.tuckedaway.com.au So if you’re looking for a "Tucked Away" business that cares, or you’re a "Tucked Away" business wanting to be found, hop online to: www.tuckedaway.com.au

BELLEVUE HILL Cicada & Co is a gift shop filled with treasures for all ages, with a focus on Australian products and local suppliers, carefully hand-selected by Anna and Rachel. Cicada & Co hosts workshops and classes for all ages, and are passionate about giving back to both the environment and the community. Supporting a variety of charities, and recycling activities throughout the year, as a collection point.

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

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

Perfect for Birthdays, Engagement Parties & Corporate Functions.

Shop 4/310-330 Oxford St, Bondi Junction 7901 5035 5 www.temakibar.com.au

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Ruth Marks has over 20 years experience in Tarot Card reading and offers advice and guidance through the Tarot session in matters concerning relationships, business plans, finance, family matters, career choices and health. Tarot Reading bookings are available for both private readings and event functions. At: Rozelle markets (Sat) Bondi markets (Sun)

0414 273 104 Ruth.tarot@bigpond.com www.tarotruthmarks.com.au

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Shop 6, 310-330 Oxford St, Bondi Junction 8065 8486 www.osuperfood.com.au

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TEMAKI BAR

The kitchen has all the pub classics for kids - big and small.

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

Patrick 0433 400 925 101 Bondi Rd, Bondi www.empowerpersonaltraining.com.au

BONDI JUNCTION

A hidden gem tucked away moments from Bondi Beach, this is a sun drenched family friendly venue that offers their locals a home away from home.

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SUPER SMOOTHIES PROTEIN SHAKES FRESH JUICES SUPERFOOD SALADS DELICIOUS WRAPS BEAUTIFUL COFFEE

Empower Personal Training studio is a happy, neighbourhood environment where exercise and nutrition are seen as a path to a balanced, full life. All our trainers are friendly, empathetic and supportive in our clients’ quest to improve their overall health. Our structured exercise program which includes weight training will increase bone density, improve balance, decrease fat, increase muscle mass, improve cardiovascular function, boost your metabolism and even elevate your mood.

Effective Counselling

Enhance Confidence With A Great Smile!

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

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

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

• Caring • Professional • Confidential

Founder and principal of the practice, Mary Doyle, B Soc., M. Counselling

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

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Rhino Mouthguards are all hand-made exclusively in Sydney, using only the highest grade of German materials and the latest technologies available. Each mouthguard is custom fitted and hand made for the perfect fit every time.

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50 Burnie St, Clovelly 9664 9335 www.rhinomouthguards.com


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We are your dedicated LUXAFLEX® Window Fashions Gallery servicing your local area. We bring you the latest in innovations in window covering solutions - from the market-leading window coverings brand, LUXAFLEX®

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HAIR BY YOLANDA

At Hair by Yolanda, you’ll receive personalised care and attention.

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EASTGATE - Eastgate Bondi Junction Shopping Centre, Car Park Level 2

DOUBLE BAY Yolanda runs her own boutique one-on-one hair salon in Elbon Arcade, Double Bay. Her clientele have followed her for many years. Yolanda's main purpose is client satisfaction.

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Established in Double Bay for over 35 years, French Riviera is an ice cream parlour which specialises in all natural, no preservatives or artifical colour ice cream. Based on a French recipe that has evolved into a more elaborate and expert "cocktail", to suit the multicultural Australian community, while still bringing you a mouth watering taste of the French Riviera to Double Bay.

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1/5 Knox St, Double Bay 9362 1444 www.frenchriviera.com.au

EDGECLIFF Edgecliff Automotive ‘Excellence in Automotive Service’ e-Safety Check – Online Registration Facilities SERVICING: VW • AUDI • PORSCHE • VOLVO • BMW MERCEDES BENZ • JAGUAR • RANGE ROVER

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2 Ocean AveAvenue 9363 (02) 2 Ocean 9363 5040josh@edgecliffautomotive.com.au 5040 www.edgecliffautomotive.com.au Edgecliff NSW 2027 josh@edgecliffautomotive.com.au Edgecliff www.edgecliffautomotive.com.au 503007A_Edgecliff Automotives I 2308.indd 1

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KremaHOUSE has a passion for beautifully crafted, handmade things and a desire to support inspiring artisans and artists around the world, designing and sourcing soft furnishings, rugs, incense, jewels - and making real relationships with human suppliers. Owner Nihan Altunas hand knits many of the incredible jumpers on display and will also tempt you to a delicious cup of Turkish coffee.

MICHELLE BROOKS

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

MARIO FIGARO

Mario trained in Paris and brought gentlemens hairdressing to Double Bay in 1973.

Mario is a local legend.

5/1 Knox L, Double Bay 9327 5999

L: 0423 861 413 asternsuburbslife.com

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

MAROUBRA

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

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

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EAST AVENUE REALTY

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

Lina Davies,Property Manager

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

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Mario celebrity customers include: Omar Shariff and Murray Rose and many more.

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

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

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Shop 3, 4-10 Bay St, Double Bay 0416 811 010

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Symphony of flavours

Tracey Chandler is your Personal Buyers Agent, specialising in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs I Love to Find Property! That’s right! I love to find awesome properties for my clients at a great price. I’m a property fanatic, easy to work with and I don’t stop until you own the perfect property. So what are you waiting for?

Call Tracey: 0416 100 839

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


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

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

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

12 William St, Paddington 9332 2689 elphstore.com

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

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

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UNDERWOOD CAFE & CONVENIENCE STORE

Not just a convenience store, Underwood Cafe and Convenience Store, located cnr Underwood & William St, Paddington, specialises in Vegan and Organic products, as well as, essential grocery items. Stop by and have a delicious coffee and snack, and sit outside and watch all the action in William St, Paddington Open until 10pm weekdays and weekends

83 Underwood St, Paddington 0487 505 050 @underwoodcafeconvenience

88 Oxford St, Paddington 9356 8179 www.l-a-v-a.net

Do you have a question for Chris Cullen, the Friendly Funeral Guy®?

I would love to answer your questions ...... E: chris@ianjarthurfunerals. com.au

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

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FUN, FITNESS AND SELF-DEFENCE Alliance Sydney is Sydney's best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy under the instruction of Alliance's only Australian black belt, Adam Childs. We offer classes from beginner to advanced, as well as, classes for children aged 4 and up. Safely develop your skills, learn self-defence, make friends and keep your mind and body in shape at Alliance Sydney Jiu Jitsu. The Alliance methodology has ensured our global team the most world titles of any team (11 x male, 10 x female, 3 x juvenile).

439-441 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay 0435 845 004 www.alliancesydney.com.au

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LAVA designs everything from master-plans and urban centres, to homes made out of PET bottles to ‘reskinning’ aging 60s icons, from furniture to hotels, houses and airports of the future. LAVA merges future technologies with the patterns of organisation found in nature to build a smarter, friendlier, more socially and environmentally responsible future.

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The Phoenix is a stylish and sophisticated neighbourhood pub offering authentic and delicious Greek food and some of the best cocktails in the eastern suburbs.

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WEEKLY HAPPENINGS: MON: Kids eat FREE with any adult meal purchase TUES: TRIVIA 7.30pm WED: Souvlaki $20 THURS: Bottle & Board $70 FRI: 2 for 1 Espresso Martinis 6-8pm SAT: Sparkling Sat $40 Chandon 4-6pm SUN: Greek Sunday Roast $25 pp

1 Moncur St, Woollahra 9363 2608 info@phoenixsydney.com.au www.phoenixsydney.com.au

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

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104 Manning Rd, Woollahra 9327 3774 www.cooperparkgarage.com.au

BUY OPALS DIRECT FROM THE MINER

TUCKED AWAY... I say so! Digging in a hole 10m deep, for the ever-elusive Opal, in Lightning Ridge, 700 km NW of Sydney, miners are hooked on the beauty of the Opal gem. A beautiful creation by mother nature.

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The Music Suite has been providing music lessons to Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for over 10 years. Our aim is to instil our love of music on every student we have the pleasure of teaching.

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

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“Though you’ve roamed the whole world over, And seen most all there is to see, You’ll find scenes you’ve never dreamed of, In this stone of Mystery”

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Around the BAY Mr G’s American Steak Bar

When even a Double Bay resident of three years standing says “I’ve only just discovered it” you know it must be really tucked away, and indeed it is, right under our noses, in the arcade that runs under the InterContinental Hotel Double Bay. Regarded by some as the best Steak Bar in Sydney it boasts a magnificent Mahogany Bar, a choice of over 50 whiskies, superlative steaks and a wine List to match. If you manage to get along do us a favour and mention you found them through Eastern Suburbs Life.

Mr G's

33 Cross St Double Bay (opp Sake) 8039 3180

Shelter Spin & Spa

While cycling enthusiasts know spinning, others may think that putting it alongside a spa, a sauna, an ice bath, a juicery, and boxing is just spinning a yarn. However, we’re not, we’re deadly serious about helping you find this tucked away gem that way previously the restaurant Brick Lane, and before that, for endless years the Village Grill. If keeping fit, in the nicest of environments, is for you, then take a walk or a spin to Shelter Spin & Spa in a little lane tucked away behind the Cosmopolitan Centre.

KKremaHOUSE

KremaHOUSE has a passion for beautifully crafted, handmade things and a desire to support inspiring artisans and artists around the world, designing and sourcing soft furnishings, rugs, incense, jewels - and making real relationships with human suppliers. Owner Nihan Altunas hand knits many of the incredible jumpers on display and will also tempt you to a delicious cup of Turkish coffee.

The Royal Oak

Terry Berry at Adrienne and the Misses Bonney has great news that, despite all earlier announcements, they will be continuing to trade on Bay Street for at least three more years. That is great news for everyone. Their history can be traced back to 1906, when Narissa and Clarissa Bonney – daughters of Sydney’s Judge Bonney, opened The Lavender Room on Cremorne wharf, where they sold their own exquisitely hand-embroidered baby items under the Misses Bonney label. They subsequently moved to central Sydney, and were joined by a Miss Edwards, who named her lingerie business after her sister Adrienne. By the 1970s, the ageing owners started to think of closing the business and on learning this Terry Berry offered to buy it. We’re glad she did. 55 Bay St Double Bay 9363 1723

Oxygen International

Adrienne and the Misses Bonney

Shop 5, Roma Arcade, 413 NSH Rd 1300 699 436

Ahoy Club Luxury Yacht Hire

Not that tucked away, but nevertheless an unexpected find on Double Bay’s Cross Street where harbour water has never yet been known to lap. The Ahoy Club is the number one, digital charter platform in the world. We guarantee the lowest rates in the market, with no compromise to service and quality. Charter any yacht, anywhere, for the best possible price! Explore over 3,000 professionally crewed charter yachts through the Ahoy Club App or website. Everything is in one place for ease of selection and price comparison. Search and secure the yacht you want online, at the click of a button. Or call our 24/7 - Concierge Team to do it all for you.

The locals drinking hole since the 1870s, the Royal Oak has outlasted the Boer War, Two World Wars and the GFC as a place to have a quiet beer and catch up with neighbours and friends. One of its great joys is to sit at a table on Bay Street watching the world go by while enjoying a convivial glass of wine or beer. Sadly, it is rumoured that, this may no longer be possible unless patrons also eat a formal meal. The change appears to have been requested by local residents. Let’s hope common sense prevails and that the wishes of the Royal Oak’s many loyal patrons are also taken into account.

Great news for The Misses Bonney

Shop 3, 4-6 Bay St 0416 811 010

Not so easy find, but nevertheless beneficial to use is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Roma Arcade, Double Bay. HBOT increases the level of oxygen (O2) in the cells and has been proven to regenerate and restore healthy tissue. The fundamental cause of tissue degeneration is lack of oxygen caused by stress, illness, disease or injury. Every cell in the body needs oxygen to complete the metabolic processes that give us life energy. Oxygen gives the athlete stamina, helps the injured heal, and protects us from environmental toxins.

On the Grapevine Sad news for The Royal Oak

28 Bay St Double Bay 9363 3935

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KremaHOUSE

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Jamberoo Lane

Shop 5a, 19 Cross St Double Bay 9327 3333

Elbon Coffee Shop

Continually roasting and grinding coffee since 1857 Elbon Coffee is a favourite of locals and even not-so-locals who enjoy the privilege of drinking great coffee, or taking home freshly roasted beans to enjoy at home. They roast a huge range of coffee beans from all over the world and will be happy to explain them to you. So if you’d like advice don’t be afraid to ask.

Jamberoo Lane gets a makeover

Many thanks to Woollahra Council and Debbie Geary for the gradual makeover taking place in Jamberoo Lane. First came the little garden between Cross Lane and New South Head Road, then we saw grass being laid on the banking beside the car park, after which plants were put in the border right adjacent to the car park. All looking pretty good already. Now there's a new garden before the Jamberoo entrance to the car park. All pretty impressive and evidence that Jamberoo Lane is seen as one of the gateways to Double Bay.

Double Bay Speed Meeting @ Golden Sheaf

Social media is great, but there's nothing like really meeting real people. Speed Meeting is like speed dating or speed networking, but it's not just for business or romance, it's for everyone who wants to meet new people, bump into old friends or catch up on local news. It's open to everyone including, residents, visitors, business owners, local councillors, business employees and anyone else who wants to drop in. The events will be run on the last Thursday of each month and the first event will start at 6.15 on Thurs, Feb 28. Call April on 0414 690 218 for details. Golden Sheaf, Roof Top Bar, 429 NSH Rd, Double Bay

Elizabeth K - now online It’s a pleasure to announce that fans of Elizabeth K can now shop directly online simply by visiting www.elizabeth-k.com.au

It’s the last shop in Elbon Arcade making you wonder if the spot was chosen to ensure all of Double Bay could enjoy the smell of roasting coffee. If so it was a good choice.

Elizabeth K is where Australia’s fashion elite seeks out the new and uncommon and have partnered with Wolford, Issey Miyake, Issey Miyake Pleats Please, Issey Miyake Me, Issey Miyake Bao Bao and Zimmerli to bring you the highest quality products.

Shop 6, Elbon Arcade, 402 NSH Road - 9327 7058

Golden Sheaf Rooftop

Shop 2, 38-48 Bay St Double Bay 9327 4703


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A PORSCHE STORY: PORSCHE 911 1984 CARERRA 3.2L CONVERTIBLE Edgecliff Automotive 2 Ocean Ave, Edgecliff 9363 5040 www.edgecliffautomotive.com.au

Cooper Park Garage

104 Manning Rd, Woollahra 9327 3774 www.cooperparkgarage.com.au

Servicing your car

Regular servicing of your car has so many benefits, says Joshua from Edgecliff Automotive.

• Fuel economy which is good for the environment. • Technicians get to know your car so they can predict, tune, warn & prepare. • Filters are freshened or replaced • Items are checked: Essential fluids, brake components, tyres, transmission, ECU error codes. • Scanning tools find hidden issues. • Wear and tear is noticed, recorded and tracked. It’s not great to breakdown on a freeway, or in the rain, or when you phone battery is flat, or kilometres from home. It is strategic to know what will need attention in the next 12 months that may not pass your next rego. • Your hard copy log book is updated.

Logbooks

Research in the UK suggests that a car without a service history is worth between 23 & 26% less than the same car with a full-service history. Edgecliff Automotive will provide you with a log book that suits your car (Mercedes log book for your Mercedes, VW log book for your VW and so on) and keep it up to date. They record every service they do and store your log book in your car so it is accessible when it is needed. For our technicians it is an essential clue to your car’s care and in the future when you want to sell it, you will benefit financially for having the exact details for the work done. The log book is the visible, accessible evidence that you have paid attention to your car and adds dollars to the value to your asset instant attention.

Porsche is an Icon invented and developed by a company that is itself an icon It began with Ferdinand Porsche born in 1875, who liked to say he and the automobile were born at the same time. He was around 11 when the first car was produced, and he discovered that cars satisfied and provided an outlet for all his technical curiosity and talent. More interesting, is he also said that he searched around for the sports car he dreamed about, and could not find it - so he built it himself. What he built was "The Porsche" and about "The Porsche" he said “there is no substitute.” It’s interesting to look at his career in the car world; he was a bit of a genius. He was drawn to technology and the gift of electricity.

Ferdinand Porsche timeline

1897: Built an electric wheel-hub motor 1898: Built the first electric car 1900: Presented the first all-wheel drive car 1906: Moved on to Daimler where 1920: Technical director on the construction of the Mercedes S, SS & SSK Compressor 1931: Started the Porsche company leading to

the production of the 356 Porsches 1934: Ferdinand and his son (also Ferdinand) developed the first designs for the VW 1964: 911 replaced the 356 - a triumph of persistence over perfection (Cars Guide) This was the sports car Ferdinand dreamed of "the real Porsche". It is a beautiful car and attracts attention inside and outside the garage. Needless to say, such a beautiful car requires care and attention - regular servicing, regular polishing, and constantly listening and noticing how it sounds and performs. If you do have a Porsche, we invite you to bring it to Edgecliff Automotive or Cooper Park Garage. We know how to pay attention to such vehicles. Let Josh and his technicians take care of your icon. You will be happy that you did. Ferdinand Porsche was a creative automobile man, seems to be ahead of his time, at least a leader in the sports car world. He created iconic cars the VW, the Mercedes Compressor, the possibility of 4-wheel drive and electric cars - all leading him to create in 1984, the 911 Porsche Carrera 3.2 ltr convertible.

DID YOU KNOW?

1. Ferdinand Porsche, the eponymous founder of the company, made the world’s first hybrid electric vehicle in 1899.

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grand prix cars that dominated the world.

3. The very first VW Beetle was built in Ferdinand’s private villa. 4. Ferdinand designed the Mercedes-Benz type 80 to be the fastest car on earth.

5. Ferdinand Porsche developed a four wheel-drive Formula One car.

6. The prancing horse on the Porsche Crest is similar to the horse on the Ferrari Crest. 7. The very first road going sports car made by Porsche was mid-engined.

8. The Dutch Police used to drive the Porsche 356. 9. Most early Porsche automobiles were actually made with bodies by Recaro, which you know as one of the world’s premier seatmakers.w

10. Porsche designed tractors. 11. Ever flown in an Airbus A300? Porsche Design did the cockpit.

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car sold in the United States with a passenger airbag as standard equipment.

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He has 40 years experience in the wholesale motor trade and a long string of satisfied customers.

What you get:

• The benefit of 40 years experience. • Good advice backed up with reasons. • A better price than trading in on a new car. • Immediate settlement by cheque, bank transfer or cash. • Time to shop around and get other opinions. • Honest opinions without any obligation. • Testimonials from past customers. • A free visit to inspect your car.

Doug Briscoe Doug learned his trade from his father, who ran their family wholesale motor vehicle business. His work was also his hobby and he is one the few people in the world to have taken part in a London to Sydney Motor Rally.

What you avoid:

His team drove a 25 year old car more than 30,000 kilometres in the harshest conditions, learning lots about themselves, and what a well engineered car can cope with.

• Waiting around for buyers who don’t turn up. • The possibility of having your car written off. • The hassle of listing your car on a website. • The costs of sprucing up your car for sale. • Traipsing around car yards all weekend. • Having strangers come to your home. • Dealing with car yard dealers. • The costs of selling your car. • High pressure salesmen.

He hates to see older cars thrown out and reckons a 10 year old car with 100,000 km on the clock is only middle aged. As he says, “They’ve only done 10,000 kilometres a year and, and they’re still good for another 100,000 km. That means another 10 years of reliable motoring.”

Doug Briscoe

TO SELL YOUR CAR CALL DOUG BRISCOE 0401 151 511

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TIMBER DECK maintenance Decks are a valuable asset to our properties.

They provide great areas to entertain guest in the outdoors whilst enjoying the fresh air and nature. Like most other areas of your property though they will need to be looked after lest they fall into disrepair and need expensive repairs or rebuilds. Obviously we all want to avoid that. Generally. decks will last up to four times longer if they are regularly cleaned and sealed before they start to weather. If a deck is let go past its suggested maintenance time frame it can cause a lot of problems that can snowball and end up costing a lot more than simple maintenance would have cost to begin with. Deck maintenance is fairly simple if your deck is in good condition and can include things like a light sand and scrub, a pressure

wash to get dirt from the grain and edges of boards and then 2-3 coats of sealer. Use a premium quality sealer like Duluxs Intergrain range. Don’t be fooled be cheaper sealers as they often won’t go the distance. This sort of work isn’t too hard if you have the tools and know how. It can be quite labour intensive though and if you have a large deck you might be better off leaving it to a professional. Sydney Deck Sealing are experts in all kinds of deck maintenance and have options for all decks and budgets. Their work is fantastic and they have a great track record for providing premium high end finishes in our area (owner Chris has lived here most of his life). Call them today and they’ll come out and do a free inspection report and quote for your decking maintenance.

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Choosing the right Property Manager

"Our focus on specialising in property management sets us apart from the numerous other real estate agents in the market who tend to focus primarily on property sales,” said Davies.

As the managing agent of a property, you are liable for the safety of contractors you send into it. Particularly when asbestos is present. The Work Health and Safety Act (2011) states the person with management or control of a workplace (property) must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the workplace, the means of entering and exiting the workplace and anything arising from the workplace are without risks to the health and safety of any person. Asbestos is the name for a group of naturallyoccurring mineral fibers once used in a variety of domestic and industrial products. There are six broad types of asbestos – all classified as hazardous substances – with blue asbestos (crocidolite) being the most dangerous. Non-friable or bonded asbestos is commonly found in older style 'super 6' corrugated roofing sheets, fibro sheeting, stormwater downpipes, telecom pits, electrical backing boards, eaves lining boards and some types of linoleum. Asbestos containing material is considered friable if it can be crumbled, broken or reduced to powder by hand. For example, lagging insulation around old pipes, loose-fill asbestos insulation and the fill within some fire doors. It is possible for non-friable or bonded asbestos to become friable through physical impact, damage and deterioration over time.

Fair Trading warning to building contractors

In October 2018, NSW Fair Trading issued a fact sheet for all building contractors, reiterating the dangers of asbestos and loose-fill asbestos. "NSW Fair Trading warned contractors that if they suspect a home may contain loose-fill asbestos insulation, they should request the homeowner has it tested prior to commencing with a quote or works," says Shane Foley of BIV Reports, specialists in the identification and control of asbestos. "They advised contractors not to enter roof space or subfloor areas until the property has been assessed by a competent person."

competent inspector experienced to perform testing of suspect material and provide an Asbestos Register and Asbestos Management Plan. This plan should be in accordance with the National Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in the Workplace [NOHSC: 2018 (2005)]. "There are four simple steps to ensuring you and your landlords are protected against asbestos and asbestos-related claims," he says. "First, speak to an expert to assess highrisk asbestos properties in your portfolio. Next, ensure all owners and contractors are aware of the dangers of asbestos and how to protect themselves. The NSW Fair Trading fact sheet is a great resource that should be shared with your landlords, tenants and contractors." With the permission of the landlord, Foley says the next step is to order an Asbestos Report. "An Asbestos Report is a term developed by BIV Reports and includes both an Asbestos Register and an Asbestos Management Plan," he says. "The Asbestos Register identifies asbestos or asbestos containing material and where it is located on the subject property. "In NSW and the ACT, an Asbestos Register is mandatory for all commercial, retail, industrial and mixed-use residential properties that contain a common property workplace built before 31 December 2003. There are requirements under Work Health and Safety legislation to prepare and display an Asbestos Register at a workplace. Additionally, an Asbestos Management Plan has to be implemented and reviewed periodically. "Once the Asbestos Report is complete, you should share it with the landlord, tenant and any contractors attending the property." Foley says non-compliance can be an expensive and time-consuming exercise and often results in fines and legal action. "For the protection of all invested in the property, it is essential and prudent to obtain an Asbestos Register and Asbestos Management Plan," he says. "It could mean the difference between a safe tenancy and potentially life-threatening activity."

Protecting yourself and your landlords from asbestos claims

Foley says the only way to effectively protect yourself and your landlords is to engage a

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“We understand and respect the importance of our clients’ investment properties, and how it can impact their future. With our combined years of experience, our team has developed procedures and systems in place to maximise the returns that our clients receive, and to ensure that their properties are maintained correctly throughout the lifetime of the tenancy, while keeping clients well informed.” With over 14 years’ experience in the property management industry, Davies still deals directly with her clients, and has in-depth knowledge of the rental market in the east and south-eastern suburbs of Sydney. “A property owner should put time and e ffort in finding the right property manager, as it is a long-term relationship, and one that the owner can benefit immensely from in terms of having confidence and peace of mind that his/her investment is well looked after,” advised Davies. According to Davies, here are some important factors when selecting the right property manager:

1. A property owner should always try to interview at least three property management agents prior to deciding on which agent to go with.

Important considerations when deciding which property manager to choose include: how much experience the agent has within the area, how long has the property manager been with the agency, and what are they charging. Be cautious that the cheapest agent may not always the best, and may end up costing you more down the track with a property being managed poorly.

Lina Davies

East Avenue Realty specialises in property management and director Lina Davies, knows a thing or two about ensuring their clients get a stress free and profitable experience when leasing their properties.

4. A good property manager can assist

a client landlord in obtaining the greatest possible return of investment, and in selecting the right tenants. A knowledgeable property manager should be able to advise a client of how a property should be portrayed when advertising it on the rental market, and conduct a market analysis to set the rent at an appropriate market level to ensure quick leasing. Having the property’s rental amount advertised at the right market level gives the owner more variety of good tenants. Choosing the right tenant is very important, and at East Avenue Realty, we conduct detailed reference checks on all prospective tenants and let the owner make the decision of which tenant they would like to occupy their investment property.

5. The right property manager and agency

will lessen the stress and worry of whether a property is well cared for.

A detailed and stringent procedure followed by the entire team at an agency will ensure every property is well looked after. The East Avenue Realty procedure includes a fair and comprehensive lease agreement to protect the interest of landlords, utilising only skilled and licensed tradespeople for repairs and maintenance, having a strict arrears procedure, keeping up to date with changes to the legislation, paying landlord insurance and outgoings on behalf of the landlord, and conducting detailed regular routine, ingoing and outgoing inspections.

2. Asking the right questions can help de-

termine whether a property manager will care for your property in the way you wish. Some questions to ask include: How many properties do they manage? Is the property manager going to be the person looking after your property, or will it be another staff member? What is the agency’s procedure in handling arrears, repairs and maintenance? What systems do they have in place and what measures do they take to find quality tenants?

3. Important qualities of a choice property manager include good communication skills, openness and transparency with property owners, and sound knowledge of legislation.

East Avenue Realty

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


22 SPORT&FITNESS Whether you are playing sports, working out at a gym, or taking a brisk walk, physical activity triggers brain chemicals that make you feel happier and more relaxed.

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Sport improves your mood

playing sports can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. As your strength, skills, and stamina increase through playing sports, your self-image will improve as well. With the renewed vigor and energy that comes from physical activity, you may be more likely to succeed in tasks off the playing field as well as on it.

Team sports, in particular, provide a chance to unwind and engage in a satisfying challenge that improves your fitness. They also provide social benefits by allowing you to connect with teammates and friends in a recreational setting.

Sports improve your concentration

Sports have been linked to leadership traits

Regular physical activity helps keep your key mental skills sharp as you age. This includes critical thinking, learning, and using good judgment. Research has shown that doing a mix of aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities is especially helpful. Participating in this kind of activity three to five times a week for at least 30 minutes can provide these mental health benefits.

Team sports such as soccer, baseball, and basketball are breeding grounds for leadership traits. Studies done in high schools reveal a correlation between sports participation and leadership qualities. Because of the opportunity to train, try, win, or lose together, people involved in sports are naturally more inclined to adopt a “team mindset� in the workplace and in social situations. The team mindset leads to strong leadership qualities over time.

Sports reduce stress and depression

Benefits for children

When you are physically active, your mind is distracted from daily stressors. This can help you avoid getting bogged down by negative thoughts. Exercise reduces the levels of stress hormones in your body. At the same time, it stimulates production of endorphins. These are natural mood lifters that can keep stress and depression at bay. Endorphins may even leave you feeling more relaxed and optimistic after a hard workout.

Sports can benefit children in many of the same ways that they benefit adults. The biggest difference is that when children start participating in sports at a young age, they are far more likely to stay active as they grow older. The same source suggests that participating in a team sport improves academic performance and results in more after-school participation.

Sports improve sleep habits

Sports and other forms of physical activity improve the quality of sleep. They do this by helping you fall asleep faster and deepening your sleep. Sleeping better can improve your mental outlook the next day, as well as improve your mood.

Sports help you maintain a healthy weight

Individual sports, such as running, cycling, and weightlifting, are all particularly effective ways to burn calories and/or build muscle.

Staying within a recommended weight range reduces the likelihood of developing diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension.

Sports boost your self-confidence The regular exercise that comes with

The pros of participating in sports are plentiful, from the advantages they provide to young children, to the proven link to mental health and happiness, and of course the endorphins they trigger.

AND THE WINNER IS ... BOB PRICE TROPHIES located at 126 Garden St, Maroubra has been servicing Sydney with trophies and awards since 1962.

New owner, Ian Ginzberg offers a service to his clients that is personable and friendly. He has expanded the business to offer a wider range of awards in glass, metal, resin, marble and acrylic with specialized engraving services. Bob Price Trophies are able to supply plaques, banners, ribbons, name badges, pennants and promotional products including glasses, mugs, water bottles, coasters, diaries, pens and bottle openers. Looking for a specialty product or a corporate award, Ian will do the hard work for you to match your budget and requirements. Many in the area may recognize Ian from his days of teaching local children to swim. Whether you are a sport club, dance or music school, educational facility, theatre company, debating team, corporate business or even a birthday party, Ian will source the appropriate products and is onsite to assist with design and trophy choice. Bob Price Trophies has a full showroom of trophies in various shapes, sizes and materials. Engraving is done in-house with care and precision. Ian provides a one-on-one service that is quite rare these days.

Bob Price Trophies

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


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Jiu Jitsu is more than a sport. It's a lifestyle How Jiu Jitsu started

Jiu Jitsu “gentle art” began 2500 years ago and was created by Buddhist monks.

Adam Childs

Because of their religious beliefs they could not use weapons, so they developed a form of self-defence. They studied movements of animals, and the monks realised the principle of leverage; allowing a much weaker individual to conquer a stronger, heavier opponent.

Welcome to Rose Bay! Alliance Sydney, is Sydney's best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy under the instruction of Alliance's only Australian black belt, Adam Childs.

Jiu Jitsu made its way across Asia, finally arriving in Japan, where it became an asset to the samurai; The samurai mastered several fighting techniques such as knives, spears, bow and arrows and Jiu Jitsu, their chosen hand to hand fighting style.

Adam Childs opened Alliance Sydney, Rose Bay in July, 2018. Adam spent his youth training various martial arts such as Hapkido and Muay Thai, however, it wasn't until 2010 he discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and decided to dedicate himself full-time to the art.

Adam says his "overall goal is for his students to surpass you as a teacher." He loves seeing his students get better. The gym attracts kids from ages four and up as well as all ages of adults. There’s no age limit when it comes to Jiu Jitsu.

Adam is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) black belt under Alliance head coach Fabio Gurgel, and the only non-native South American to teach at the prestigious Alliance headquarters in Sao Paulo Brazil, having regularly competed and reaching the podium on numerous occasions in Brazil, Canada, USA and Australia.

The benefit of Alliance is that you can access the most qualified Jiu Jitsu instructors in the country in a fully supervised environment. Adam says his goal would be to have the most dominant group of athletes and a successful team in competitions in the country, and to promote the growth and development of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu nationwide.

Benefits of Jiu Jitsu

The art of Jiu Jitsu is dynamic and not repetitive and benefits you by making you fitter, stronger, flexible, disciplined, builds selfconfidence and teaches you self-defence.

Alliance Sydney Jiu-Jitsu

The objective of Jiu Jitsu is to dominate your opponent; however the traditional principle is self-defence. Three main skills are mastered by Jiu Jitsu practitioners: movement, balance and leverage.

439-441 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay 0435 845 004 www.alliancesydney.com.au

RHINO

Mouthguards worn by champions

With over 30 years experience in producing professional custom fitted mouthguards, it's no wonder that John Halkitis is a local legend with famous sporting identities and clubs. John Halkitis, registered Dental prosthetist, started Rhino Mouthguards 30 years ago from the beachside suburb of Clovelly, with the help of his wife and son.

athletes eg; Kostya Tszyu, Victor Darchinyan, as well as supplying mouthguards to the Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs for the past 12 years.

John makes all the mouthguards by hand exclusively on-site from start to finish, using only the highest grade of German materials and the latest technologies available. Each mouthguard is custom fitted and handmade for the perfect fit every time, and any graphic and colour can be put onto the mouthguard, making it personal and unique.

The mouthguards have unlimited customisation and health fund rebates are available which reduces the cost by an average of $83-$125, and a mobile service is available for groups. The mouthguards provide comfort and protection, and offer 10 times more protection than a 'boil and bite' mouthguard.

Professional athletes have also contributed to the design which has helped Rhino Mouthguards bring you the sleek and efficient model famously known today. John has provided services to over 100 gyms, clubs, schools and World Champion

Rhino Mouthguards

50 Burnie St, Clovelly 9664 9335 www.rhinomouthguards.com

So come in and see John at Rhino Mouthguards and 'bite the bullet'. Don't forget to take a look at the wonderful memorabilia that adorns the walls.


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Celina is a Secondary teacher at WAYS

WAYS Secondary is now offering students aged 13-19, NESA accredited ROSA and HSC courses in a supportive and nurturing environment, an excellent alternative to mainstream education.

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As part of our HSC subject line up in 2019, WAYS will be offering the VET subject Business Services where students will, upon successful completion, receive a Cert III in Business Services.

• Access to a highly qualified, professional, passionate and compassionate team of staff who are experts in working with students and in assisting them attain their education goals.

WAYS Secondary takes referrals from many sources including mainstream schools, students, parents, caregivers, G.P’s, case managers, counselling services and other social services.

• No composite classes (combined year groups eg; 9 and 10 in one class doing the same work) for any stage as we find that this significantly compromises engagement and avoids content repetition for students who have previously completed some or all of a particular year level.

About WAYS Secondary

WAYS Secondary is an independent/alternative school, especially tailored for students (aged 13 to 19) who do not want to attend a mainstream school or fit a mainstream schooling environment, have been disconnected from or who haven’t been able to manage at mainstream education for a variety of reasons: Bullying at their current school, they may

have gaps in their school attendance and feel they can’t catch up, they require more intensive support than what a mainstream offers, experience emotional issues such as mild to moderate anxiety or depression and low self-esteem or they may simply prefer an alternative education setting to pursue their education goals.

At WAYS they are very passionate about not only ensuring that our students receive a quality education but learn social values and key life skills, such as the ability to take responsibility for ones choices and to be internally regulated. WAYS Secondary we do not cater for students with significant learning disorders or learning issues.

• We focus on an holistic education model: Students have onsite access to our team of psychologists or case managers. Students receive regular workshops run by WAYS psychologists and case managers and also receive free acupuncture monthly during the school day.

www.ways.org.au

DOUBLE BAY GETS EVEN FRIENDLIER People often say Double Bay is just like a village, and that people are really friendly. Well ... Double Bay’s NEW Community Speed Meetings are about to make it even friendlier!

Held on the last Thursday of each month they will give you the opportunity to :• Get your first drink for free • Meet lots of people quickly • Chat informally and make friends later • Find out what’s happening in the area • Hear/make community announcements • Go into a draw to win a door prize • Enjoy nibbles & snacks • Leave with a smile

COMMJNITY NETWORKING @ GOLDEN SHEAF ROOFTOP BAR WHERE: Golden Sheaf, 429 New South Head Rd, Double Bay WHEN: Thurs, Mar 28 6.15 for 6.30pm start BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: Eventbrite COST: $15 Organiser: April Strauss

Double Bay Community Networking

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New home for bees

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Rose Bay Community Garden is built on sustainable organic principles that are in harmony with the nature of the local area.

A local resident and well known artist, Kathleen Peterson, was asked to paint the hive with a beautiful decorative motif of bees visiting blossoms against a blue sky.

The garden provides a place to learn and share knowledge of organic gardening methods, waste reduction, water and solar harvesting and sustainable living.

Visitors are welcome to come see the Rose Bay Community Garden and the bees. There is also a native bee hive, chickens, worm farms, a full composting system and many unsual and heirloom herbs and plants to learn about and try.

Last September, the first hive was set up and the team was able to harvest over sixteen litres of honey in their first season using the new and innovative Flow Hive. With two Rose Bay Community hives operating at full capacity, the team expects to harvest up to 50 kilos of local Garden Rose Bay honey. Manion Ave, Rose Bay

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26 COUNCIL NEWS WOOLLAHRA

Digital Literary Award – last call for entries

The Woollahra Digital Literary Award, a national award supporting innovation in Australian literature and publishing, is seeking submissions from talented writers. The Award is open to all Australian residents aged 16 and over who have published work that is ‘digitally born’ – originating online or in electronic form – in the past two years. Now in its third year, the 2019 Award offers three prizes, with categories now including fiction, non-fiction and a new poetry category. Applications close on Mar 11. A shortlist will be announced on May 10 and the winner announced at an award presentation on May 31 at Woollahra Library in Double Bay. For more info, visit: https://www.woollahra. nsw.gov.au/library/whats_on/digital_literary _award

Preschool funding

Gabrielle Upton, Member for Vaucluse will announce a grant of almost $750,000 from the NSW Government for Woollahra Preschool, which will means in future, the Preschool will have the capacity to provide high quality early education for an additional 40 families. A fantastic outcome for our community. I would also like to thank the Government for their generous contribution of towards a new playground at the Preschool, made possible through the Community Building Partnership grant program.

What should every woman know?

Join us at Woollahra Council to celebrate International Women's Day and find out "What every woman should know". Hear from guest speakers including Helen Coonan, Jane Flemming, Wendy Holdenson, Dr Ginni Mansberg and Jessica Rowe, as they discuss their life experiences, as part of a panel discussion led by ABC interviewer and facilitator, Michaela Kalowski. The event will also feature Speed mentoring. Each mentee will have 12 minutes one-onone time with a mentor for guidance and learning. If you are interested in being mentored you must book online and register at 1:45pm on the day. Registration for mentors will be on a first come first served basis. The event will conclude with time to connect with the speakers, mentors and other participants. Nibbles and bubbles provided, as well as a sensational view of Sydney Harbour. Visit: www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/community/ whats_happening/international_womens_day for more info. On: Sat, Mar 9, 2019, 2-5pm At: Woollahra Municipal Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay Cost: Free Booking is essential online

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Waverley approves 15 minute ‘drop in parking’ There’s some parking relief on the horizon for Waverley residents. The council has approved the creation of 15 minute 'Drop In' Zones at Bondi Beach and other busy locations.

The proposed locations for 15 minute ‘drop in’ zones were placed on public exhibition from Nov 22, 2018 to Jan 11, 2019 on the Council’s website and in hard copy at the Customer Service Centre. The consultation period was extended from the standard 28 day period to 51 days to provide a greater opportunity for residents who were away over the holiday period to participate in the survey. Residents were asked what they thought of the concept and the locations suggested by the council. The response was mainly positive. “Excellent idea,” wrote one person. “Residents should not be punished for grabbing milk & bread or having a quick chat… will stimulate a sense of community, business and better attitude towards the council.” Another resident thought 15 minutes was too short to get anything meaningful done. “I would love it to be extended to 30 minutes. By the time I get 2 children in and out of the car, that's probably 7 minutes gone. Extending the time to 30 minutes would allow a quick trip to the post office, or picking up a coffee, or something quick from the supermarket.” There will be ten drop-in spaces at Bondi Beach – on Campbell Parade, Hall St and Curlewis Street. Bondi Junction has also been allocated ten spaces – Spring St, Bronte Rd, Hollywood Ave. And in Charing Cross there will be four spaces. One of the residents who made written comments on the scheme bemoaned the fact there’ll be no spots on Gould St, Bondi: “There are no 15 mins free drop in zones on Gould street which is a daily drop in to shop zone for many local residents...especially in front of the Organic grocer which is now called UMU.” Other comments called for more spaces on Bronte Rd and the western side of Oxford St, Bondi Junction. Giving drivers 15 minutes free parking at these locations will mean the council will lose out on $73,000 in parking revenue. The signage will cost $1500. But those figures area peanuts alongside the $9.2 million a year the council rakes in from parking fines. And as previously reported in this paper, Council is procrastinating over the implementation on parking fine reductions legislated by the state government. NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet wants councils to reduce fines for the most common parking offences from $112 to $80. And if the council went along with that, there’d be an annual loss of $1.45 million in revenue. It is stretching out its deliberations on the reductions until the end of summer, its peak season for parking fine revenue.

RANDWICK

More items now accepted for recycling Randwick residents can now dispose of unwanted clothing and old x-ray films at the Randwick Recycling Centre in Matraville, where the items will be given a new lease on life.

Items of wearable clothing, including shoes, belts, scarves, hats, handbags and accessories, as well as manchester such as bedsheets, bedspreads, blankets and towels will be collected, sorted and sent to King Cotton, a clothing and textile recycler. Some items will be sold at King Cotton Op Shops, while leftover items are sent to developing countries where they will be repaired and sold to the community at reasonable prices. “Randwick residents are incredibly socially aware,” said Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson. “The current trend for decluttering combined with a post-Christmas purge saw many op shops dealing with overflowing bins and items of clothing left strewn on streets in recent months. “We’re pleased to see people recycling these items so they don’t end up in landfill and wanted to provide an additional solution so that charity bins don’t become the new dumping ground.”

Bruce Notley Smith MP

Member for Coogee

More buses for the East

The trip from Bronte to the City will get a bit easier after the reintroduction of the 378 direct bus service. Listening to the concerns of the local community over the past months, I have been working with my government colleagues and pushing for a solution. The Minister for Transport has now committed the reinstatement of the service as well as additional services from Clovelly and Coogee beaches. The boost to services, includes: • The 339 from Clovelly to the City operating evert 15 minutes off-peak to increase from the current half-hour service. • For morning commuters, the express X73 and X74 buses form Coogee to the City (via Eastern Distributor) will also see an increase to services on either side of the peak periods. These additional services will complement the revamped 24/7 turn up and go 333 service which provides the capacity for 29,000 extra passengers a week, including 10,000 on weekends.

Small quantities (under 20kg) of x-ray films can also be taken to the Recycling Centre where silver, in the form of halides, is extracted from the film and converted into pure silver. For more information, please visit www.randwick.nsw.gov.au or call

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Quad bikes pave the way for smoother Randwick City footpaths Randwick City Council will use quad bikes with cameras and GPS tracking to systematically assess the condition of all local footpaths and shared access ways starting from Feb 6. The vehicles will roam the 525 kilometres of footpaths within the Randwick Council local government area in order to create accurate records of path conditions and to prioritise future upgrades and repairs.

New club house for Bronte Surf Life Saving Club

Bronte Surf Life Saving Club has its new club house secured for training and events all year round! Another great day for volunteer lifesavers keeping the beach safe!

Randwick Council spends $1.7 million each year to repair and renew footpaths. The data gained from the quad bikes will assist Council to effectively prioritise the areas that need attention. “Council has always taken a proactive and planned approach towards the maintenance and renewal of footpath assets and used feedback from residents to help identify areas needing repair, which has proven very effective,” said Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson. “This year we’re adding smart technology to our process, to further improve the speed, accuracy and efficiency of the audit and make sure our pathways are safe for all users. The cameras will be able to pick up any cracks, damage or uneven surfaces, use GPS to mark the location and provide our maintenance team with the information they need to prioritise future works.”

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