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Baby shark footage raises ire but nothing suss, says DPI

Video footage circulating across social media showing a fisherman posing with an endangered juvenile shark on the Northern Beaches last week will not lead...

Local fundraiser key to success of Australian Doctors International

Did you know that Seaforth is home to our very own 'doctors without borders?' Formerly based in Manly, Australian Doctors International (ADI) has a...

Callout for rescue wildlife hotline volunteers

Volunteering with Sydney Wildlife Rescue can be a little heartbreaking, but also intensely rewarding and at times a little amusing, long-time rescuer and Freshwater...

Choir in a carpark  

Italy had its balcony operas and now Australia has its choir in a carpark - singing continues to signal our determination to persevere in...

Up to $5k cash for lockdown-hit Beaches businesses

UPDATED: One off payments of between $3,000-$5,000 – known as ‘hardship grants’ –  were announced for lockdown-affected Northern Beaches businesses  on Thursday 4 February. The...

Seven month old toddler from Balgowlah Heights overcomes rare type of congenital heart disease

Little Aurora Caroll has had a rough start in life. Born in June 2020, Aurora was diagnosed with a rare type of congenital heart...

Submarine stalks Ferry through Sydney Harbour

Call us paranoid but even with 20,000 petitioners calling for their retention, the Freshwater ferries still better watch their backs. Manly resident Jenny Ingham spotted...

More bus route outrage as drivers forced to “face off” in narrow back streets

Transport for NSW is reviewing a decision to increase peak services in narrow Balgowlah backstreets after video evidence emerged showing the buses in a...

Sitting down for the skinny on our flabbiest furry friend, Reg

Reg the Australian fur seal has left the Northern Beaches this week for more southern shores, after almost four months frequenting Manly, Dee Why,...

Local indigenous healing ceremony plans for national rollout

It wasn’t all party boats and excitable teens in Manly on Australia Day, beachgoers down at Collins Flat Beach were instead witness to an...

Fond Farewell Reg

Seal to the stars, local Northern Beaches celeb Reg the Australian Fur Seal has left us at last for more southern shores. Manly Observer sat...

Balgowlah bus fury after school kids left stranded; Transport issues apology

Many Balgowlah residents are today furious as major bus network changes affecting school runs in particular caused confusion and disruption. It is claimed that...