archives: February 2012

Bondi Health Help

I Heart 2026, street art stencil marsh meredith at bondi, bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

I’m very unglamourously writing these words on a mattress on the floor, chokablock full of painkillers and against doctors orders. Which is at least a darn sight better than a couple of days ago stuck helpless on the bathroom floor with a suddenly broken back. Well, ok, perhaps not broken per se but who knew [...]

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Free Surf Flick Tix at the Ritz!

Deeper Shade of Blue Australian Film Festival movie giveaway at bondi

Free Surf Flick Tix at the Ritz! Just when you thought the good times were over, we have a double pass to be won to a stunning new surf movie. Jack McCoy will introduce the first Australian screening of his latest surf doco, A Deeper Shade of Blue at the Randwick Ritz as part of [...]

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Bondi Sounds of Summer

Beach Tunes, music, guitar, atbondi, bondi beach, bondi, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

The last couple of weeks of summer are upon us (plus a bonus leap day) so let’s make ‘em count. Let’s head into Autumn with tunes, grooves and bounce in our booties. Bondi Beach has a long history of live music. Hands up who spent many a night packed into BB’s live-music-loving crowds on Curlewis [...]

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Shark Net Sabotage

Circling Sharks, graffiti, street art, at bondi, bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

Radical conservationists are cutting down or slicing holes in shark nets, putting the lives of swimmers and surfers at risk. Nets are believed to have been damaged with knives on four separate occasions and at least once, at Bondi, the vandals cut the net from its anchors, leaving it washed up at nearby Ben Buckler. [...]

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Shop Talk

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20 Feb 2012 I know change is as good as a holiday but, really? Phew. So many more changes… – Vibes has a ‘biz for sale’ sign up. Will a revitalising visit by Paris Hilton help? – looks like plans for a new 80-seat restaurant are in for Hall St. Watch this space… – Bondi [...]

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Win Tickets to Surf City Film Festival!

Museum of Sydney Surf City Exhibition Film Festival

Win a Double Pass to the Surf City Film Festival!! Congrats to Emily and Kat who have already won double passes to the Surf City Film Festival. Next up on Sat 25 Feb are 3 fantastic, controversial surf flicks – Heaven, Hell & Bra Boys. Simply email andy@atbondi.com.au with Surf City Film Festival as the subject [...]

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Bondi Top Coffee

Bondi Fresh Coffee, atbondi, bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

Coffee has had a long journey over the centuries from rural Ethiopia to beachside Bondi. But I like to think it’s reached its evolutionary peak here at the water’s edge. Due to fierce competition, driven by addiction and powered by desire, most purchases result in a pretty fine fix. I’m yet to find anywhere in [...]

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Shop Talk

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13 Feb 2012 In I think our biggest week yet, here’s the latest business gossip from the streets… – Bondi Picnic is the latest café cool kid on the corner block (Hall & Glenayr) – The Bucket List at the Pav is officially here to stay. Der. Of course. It totally cranks. – BBs is now [...]

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Bondi Rescue boys in safety campaign

bondi rescue boys launch backpacker safety campaign bondi icebergs

Bruce ‘Hoppo’ Hopkins from Bondi Rescue chats with backpackers Kirstin Gail, Bruce Hopkins, Ed Jones-Bateman and Graham Curtis. It’s a country international travellers fear for its snakes, jellyfish and crocodiles, but backpackers are more likely to drown than be killed by any such nasties. That is why the boys from reality TV show Bondi Rescue joined forces [...]

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Poppy Olsen riding high

Poppy Olsen atbondi, bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

Poppy Olsen’s star continues to shine. The 11-year-old Bondi skateboarder took out the female division at the inaugural Hurley Australian Bowl-Riding Championships at Newcastle’s Bar Beach-Empire Park Skate Park last month. Poppy, a 2011 Wentworth Courier Junior Sports Star nominee, has shown incredible ability for a girl so young. She has skated in tournaments in [...]

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Win Tix to the Surf City Film Festival!!

Museum of Sydney Surf City Exhibition Film Festival

Win a Double Pass to the Surf City Film Festival!! Our good buddies at the Museum of Sydney have kindly agreed to give away some free double passes to the upcoming Surf City Film Festival starting this week. The first pair up for grabs is for this Sat 11th Feb to see the quintessential surf [...]

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SurfAid Ball

Surfaid Ball A gala evening to assist the work of this charity with world champion pro surfers

SurfAid is a non-profit humanitarian organisation whose aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing. The SurfAid Ball is gala evening to assist the work of this charity with world champions, professional surfers and other special guests attending in support.   Special Guests [...]

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Mermaids try to turn the tide

Bondi Mermaids founder David Hempton wants Bondi aquatic reserve protected from recreational fishing.

Bondi Mermaids founder David Hempton wants to see Camp Cove, North Bondi and the Bronte to Coogee aquatic reserve protected from recreational fishing. Photo: Dallas Kilponen Touchy-feely descends to argy-bargy as Mermaids try to turn the tide. By: Kelsey Munro Source: SMH Online February 3, 2012 WHY isn’t the marine life at the world’s most famous [...]

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Seaside Serenity

Peaceful Paddle, atbondi, bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

Bondi can get a little hectic sometimes. The energy, the people, the happy summer swarms. To the Brazilians I imagine it still seems like a sleepy little village. But hey, to us its totally mental. Nearly always I love the buzz and bustle. And it hasn’t happened half as much as I would have liked [...]

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Shop Talk

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  31 January 2012 Another round of changes from the shopfronts of Bondi… – Seven Ways Health Centre on Glenayr have opened their doors. Who’s been? – Ambi Beauty & Spa next to Cybertan on O’Brien is new or have I just missed it? – At the same spot, Bondi Bright Teeth Whitening is now [...]

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