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Council looks to build 23 metre high homes (for birds)

Northern Beaches Council is embarking on a novel approach to protect the nesting platforms of Osprey birds. Too often the birds choose temporary spots...

NAIDOC Week on Northern Beaches – what’s on and where

The annual NAIDOC week - eight days celebrating the culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - is returning from...

Palm Beach now a home and a way for astronomers to stargaze

As part of an international program to conserve sites around the world in which to view the night sky without ‘light pollution’, the DarkSky...

Brooky gymnasts bounce back after blaze

A disastrous fire in July 2023 destroyed the specialised facility that housed the Academy of Acrobatics and Gymnastics International (AAGI) in Brookvale. Having somersaulted that...

Manly’s once secret underground tunnels

Strolling through the native flora and fauna at North Head Sanctuary is an immersive treat, but many are unaware of what modern history lurks...

2024 Environmental Art & Design Prize finalists announced

Northern Beaches Council have selected the finalists in the 2024 Northern Beaches Environment Art & Design Prize, which received almost 700 competition entries. This...

Award-winning Balgowlah production company joins Paul Rudd and James Cameron to showcase the octopus

What does Paul Rudd, James Cameron and Balgowlah have in common? The octopus. That's right, Paul Rudd, with the help of an award-winning local documentary...

Night at the Barracks returns; fresh line up announced for 2024

Embarking on its third year, much loved Manly concert series Night At The Barracks returns to thrill music lovers with an outstanding line-up of...

Spectres of the Quarantine Station

Manly Observer joined a nocturnal ghost tour around the Quarantine Station on North Head, hosted by fearless ‘ghost host’ Deb, and experienced more spine-tingling...