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Inspiration

Nectar No-Nos: Why Sharing Is Not Always Caring for Lorikeets

How cool are rainbow lorikeets? You can find them all around our local area, in trees and on balconies. Learn more about this ‘hairy’ tongue bird and what you can do to help keep them healthy and happy. What do lorikeets eat? Lorikeets are fairly unique in the parrot world in that they are primarily nectivorous – feeding on nectar, pollen and flowers and sometimes soft fruits. They use their brush-like tip of their tongue to effectively capture nectar and pollen. They will eat seeds and other hard foods, but too much will hurt the soft bristles on their tongues….

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Joolz Geo 3 vs Uppababy Vista V2

Looking for a high-quality buggy? Well, you can’t go wrong with either the Joolz Geo 3 or the Uppababy Vista V2. They’re both brilliant choices, but a few key differences will determine which one is the better buy for you.  With the help of real buyer feedback, we’ve compiled a thorough review of Joolz Geo 3 vs Uppababy Vista V2. Let’s get started! The Joolz Geo 3 Price: $2,200.00 The Joolz Geo 3 pram is a stylish, environmentally conscious choice for parents looking for a versatile, durable pram. It offers a solid investment for families with its ability to accommodate…

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Health & Wellbeing, Inspiration

Free Hatha yoga lunchtime class

Take time out for yourself in the City of Sydney’s new community space at 180 George Street. This free weekly class is led by an experienced yoga teacher. You’ll be guided through gentle movements and breathing techniques to build strength, flexibility, and connect with the breath. Suitable for all ages 18 years and over and levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle and wear comfortable clothes. Bookings are essential for these small group classes of up to 20 people.  Bookings are available 2 weeks before each class. You must complete an online pre-exercise form prior to attending…

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For Mums, Inspiration

Art Therapy for a Creative Life and Self Care

Art therapy is more than just making art; it’s a journey of self-discovery, healing and connection, embracing the power of creativity for improved mental wellbeing. Art therapy is a potent antidote to anxiety, offering a respite from the incessant worries that plague our minds. Engaging in creative expression lowers cortisol levels while boosting dopamine and endorphins, fostering a sense of calm. The City of Sydney in partnership with The Equanimity Project has created three powerful workshops to begin or continue your journey of self-discovery. Tuesday 26 March: Art Therapy Postcards Tuesday 2 April: Positive Words to Live By Tuesday 9…

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Business & Career, Inspiration

Waverley Council’s Small grants program

If you are working on a project that will benefit the local community, environment, or streets and need some help, Waverley’s Small Grants Program might be an option for getting the support you need. Application process Applying for a Waverley Small Grant just got a whole lot easier! Council now uses the popular Smarty Grants online system to manage applications and reporting. The system will assist you in completing your grant application accurately and enable you to view and track your application. Some of the features of SmartyGrants are: Save your application progress and return to complete your application at…

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Inspiration, School holidays, What to do

The Perfect Weekend Getaway, 90 minutes from Sydney

For the ultimate family getaway it’s hard to look past Terrigal, the beating heart of the NSW Central Coast for young families. Popular with locals and holiday-makers alike all year round, Terrigal is a bustling coastal village with the warmth and charm of a small regional town, just 90 minutes drive from the CBD.  The Beach House, Terrigal While you immerse yourself in all Terrigal has to offer, why not settle in for a stay at The Beach House. This stylish, newly renovated townhouse is flooded with natural light and sleeps up to six adult guests (plus infants) across three…

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Inspiration

Win a Month of Free EV Charging

The 3-Councils of Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick operate an electric vehicle (EV) charging network of 25 chargers, which continues to expand as the uptake of EVs in the east doubles year on year. The 3-Councils were the first in NSW to establish public chargers, recognising that the transition to EVs is the single largest change towards achieving net-zero emissions in the Eastern Suburbs. As of January 2024, there were approximately 2,220 charging sessions per month at the Council operated public chargers. Now, THREE lucky users have the opportunity to win a month of free charging! Submissions open 1st of March…

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Inspiration, Parks & Playgrounds

North Bondi Shops and Bus Terminus consultation gets the green light

Waverley Council has voted to publicly exhibit the concept design for the North Bondi Shops and Bus Terminus Upgrade and to encourage community feedback. Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos said the project aims to make this key tourism, leisure and retail destination more functional and aesthetically pleasing for our residents, local businesses and visitors. The concept design aims to beautify the streetscapre, maximise areas for new public space, balance bus operations with other functions of the village centre, minimise impacts on parking, ensure safe pedestrian movement, increase shading and greenery without impeding beach/ocean views and implement sustainable elements where feasible….

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Randwick Council update on Captain Cook statue

The repair and removal of graffiti from a statue of Captain Cook in Randwick is underway with Randwick Council confirming that the statue will not be removed. Randwick Councillors met for an Extraordinary Council Meeting on Monday 11 March 2024 to discuss the issue. The statue, situated on the corner of Belmore Road and Avoca Streets in Randwick, was vandalised on 15 February with part of the sandstone damaged and the statue partially covered with red paint. Randwick City Council staff commenced planning for the repair and restoration of the statue the day after it was vandalised. These works are…

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Events, Inspiration

Join The Sydney Children’s Choir in 2024

The Sydney Children’s Choir enjoys a reputation for artistic innovation and spell-binding performances. Founded as a single ensemble by Lyn Williams AM in 1989, it now includes approximately 400 young people from across Sydney, comprising performing choirs and training ensembles. The Sydney Children’s Choir continues to forge new artistic paths and directions through its commitment to new music. Close to the choir’s heart is its repertoire of over 100 specially commissioned works, and it continues to premiere new music from leading and emerging composers. In June 2022, the choir gave the premiere performance of the daring staged work Hypnopompia, directed…

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