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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...

Can you help our Strawklers?

Are you a Manly-based café happy to act as a regular post-event spot for our planet-saving volunteer Strawklers from Project Straw? These are the legends...

Beaches businesses urged to register for Dine and Discover scheme

Eligible businesses on the Northern Beaches can now register to take part in the NSW Government’s major economic stimulus program, Dine & Discover NSW. The...

Mandatory mask rules eased after ten days of donuts

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced an easing of restrictions now that NSW has had ten days without a locally acquired transmission of COVID-19. Up to...

Humble hero brings unconscious man to shore at Shelly

We would like to extend a little community love to Dee Why resident Matt Irwin, our humble hero who brought an unconscious man to...

Manly rates to rise by average 22%

We are republishing this story from December 16, 2020 as it was lost in the COVID mayhem that soon followed. The plans are now...

Learn about our local legends

Northern Beaches Council has collectively applauded the achievements of outstanding citizens honoured in the Australia Day Awards for 2021. The group of 20 Award winners...

Teenager charged over Fairlight incident

A teenager has been charged over the altercation at Fairlight (between Delwood and Fairlight Beach) earlier this month which saw one man hit his...

Tunnel talks for Balgowlah residents tomorrow

Balgowlah residents are urged to sign up today in order to be enrolled for tomorrow’s virtual information session on the Northern Beaches Tunnel. This is...

Love of balmy evening brews and tunes helps Market Lane Live live on

When you're on a good thing, keep going. That's the mantra organisers of pop up wine and beer garden Market Lane Live are running...