A recent night tour of the Old Melbourne Gaol reaffirmed my suspicion that Australians have an unshakable fascination with the history of its crooks, in particular our infamous bushrangers. Of no surprise, Ned Kelly was the primary talking point on the tour. Such was life for Kelly, that he met his demise in November of 1880 at the hands of the hangman.
Northern Beaches Secondary College is bringing out the next generation of masters in timber. COVERED. visited NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus to discover the secret behind it: teacher and furniture designer Ben Percy.
With one Kelly Slater set to grace Manly Beach for the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro this March, there’s no doubt groms, beginners, pros and locals are going to want to shape up. Manly Surf School and the High Performance Surf Centre (HPSC) can help you fine tune your skills, whatever level you’re at.
With eight Aussies attempting suicide every hour, and eight deaths by suicide occurring on our shores every single day, the Lifeline Classic is returning in April in a bid to reduce these sobering statistics through suicide prevention. Bigger and more relevant than ever, they’ve got their sights set on the 100k fundraising mark… but they need your help.
Hotel Steyne supports and promotes various community groups, organisations and individuals. One of the highlights of its community event’s calendar is the Superhero Party and the new Superhero Sunday that raise funds for Bear Cottage in Manly.
As the drought makes conditions in rural and remote communities tougher than usual, enduring country children’s charity Royal Far West, in Manly, has launched its first National TV advertising campaign in 94-years of fundraising.
Renowned Sydney street artist Mulga visited the Northern Beaches recently to paint a mural at Colormaker Industries in Brookvale. COVERED. caught up with him as he created a vibrant underwater seascape and spoke about his work and plans.
The Northern Beaches Women's Shelter raised around $130,000 at its Annual Gala held to support homeless women across the region. A record number of tickets were sold for the Roaring ‘20s themed event earlier this month, highlighting greater community awareness of the Shelter and its work on the Northern Beaches. The sold-out event was attended by more than 240 people.
As the temperature cools and evenings darken earlier, most people are venturing into the ocean less and less. However, for one group of people the season for swimming outdoors in ocean pools has just begun. Meet the members of the winter swim clubs on the Northern Beaches.
The historically housed Grumpy Cup, hole-in-the-wall café in Narrabeen boasts great Campos coffee, delicious treats and pure convenience with a car park and bus stop right next door plus an extended paved area, designer toilets and a beautiful lake and lakeside walk behind.
Sydney’s Northern Beaches First Artisan Distillery making Gin, Botanical Vodka and Single Malt Whisky. Manly Spirits was born from a passion to create distinctive Australian spirits capturing the carefree beach life and coastal influence of Manly’s famed marine sanctuary.
Jason Falinski lends valuable support to a number of community organisations and campaigns in his area, as well as tackling policy issues that have a nationwide impact. Here is a snapshot of his recent work and community engagement.
Major heart surgery more than six years ago had Northern Beaches local James Partington reassessing his priorities before turning to bread-making as a means of physical rehabilitation. Now the former marketing guru is an award-winning baker with a boutique bakery in Seaforth - Staple Bread & Necessities.
More than a year after opening, Sargood on Collaroy has proved there is evident demand for this world-class facility with hundreds of Australian and international guests enjoying this unique resort designed for people with spinal cord injuries.