Wentworth Courier newspaper now being delivered directly to recycling bins

One of Australia’s most useless local newspapers has announced that from next week it will be delivered directly to recycling bins around Sydney’s east. “Our own research shows very few people actually pick up the Wentworth Courier,” concedes the paper’s publisher, Lyn Wightwick. “Except maybe a few retirees have a read while they’re on the toilet.” Once a powerhouse of real estate advertising, the plastic-wrapped News Corp owned local paper has been battling a tough media climate. The paper has lost its real estate ad revenue to websites that make searching for a suitable home much easier than flipping through…

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“It’s so nice to leave the city and get out into the countryside,” says Bondi Junction man walking a lap of Centennial Park

“It also helps justify my man bun,” he says. RURAL RETREAT: In a daring quest for tranquility and a taste of the great outdoors, a Bondi Junction couple has escaped the hustle and bustle of the city by going for a walk in Centennial Park. “I’m so glad we didn’t get sucked into the weekend brunch scene at Bills Bondi again,” said Marc Drake to his wife. “It’s like a whole other world out here.” Armed with nothing more than designer sunglasses and their mobile phones, the couple traversed the park’s vast expanses of grass and trees, marveling at the…

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Rental crisis hits new low: Bondi man offering his own bed as ‘share accommodation’ on domain.com.au

RENT BOY: In a bold move that has redefined the concept of share accommodation, a resourceful Bondi man has listed his own bed as a rental opportunity on domain.com.au. Alex Stern is offering to share his ‘comfortable queen size’ bed in his studio apartment for $300 per week, utilities not included. The ad describes the arrangement as an ‘intimate co-living experience’, and all applicants are asked to submit a photo of themselves. “I’m flexible on price to be honest,” Alex Stern told DBT. “It really depends on the quality of the applicant.” Reactions to the unconventional listing have so far…

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Merivale unveil new Totti’s wood-fired puffy bread flavoured vape

SMOKE AND MIRRORS: Merivale says it’s aiming to offer the taste of Totti’s famous puffy bread to everyone, even those who are unable to get a reservation at the popular restaurant chain. “Here at Merivale we’re all about inclusion,” says a spokesperson. “That’s why we’re excited to announce the release of a groundbreaking new product: the Totti’s Wood-Fired Bread flavored vape.” Inspired by the irresistible aroma of freshly baked bread wafting from Totti’s famed wood-fired oven, the vape promises to deliver the authentic taste with every puff. “It’s a great option for those who want the taste of Totti’s bread,…

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KEEPING UP APPEARANCES: Westfield Bondi shopper using Kookai bag to conceal items she just bought at Kmart

FASHION FAUX PAS: The eastern suburbs fashion scene is in shock tonight, after a Westfield Bondi Junction shopper was caught red-handed using a Kookai shopping bag to disguise items she bought at discount retailer Kmart. A DBT reporter was on hand at Kmart to witness Kate Medhurst buy a scented candle, a 5-pack of socks and an inflatable unicorn pool float, totalling $10. “At the self checkout, she quickly put the items in the Kookai carry bag and strolled confidently out of Kmart and into the shopping centre,” says our reporter. “I followed her and asked her to show me…

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Calls for inquiry into how Sydney is among the world’s most expensive cities, but you can’t even buy a decent coffee after 4pm

COFFEE CRISIS: Caffeine enthusiasts are calling on the NSW government to launch a full inquiry into the glaring lack of decent coffee options after 4pm. “It’s an absolute embarrassment to our city which is known for its quality barista coffee culture,” says one coffee lover. “I regularly have to resort to instant coffee after the dreaded 4pm cutoff.” “We’re calling for a full inquiry, and if our voices are not heard, we’ll be calling for a Royal Commission into the matter.” The NSW Premier is so far shrugging off the calls. “You can always go to a McCafe,” says Chris…

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New report shows podcast producers now outnumber podcast listeners

PODCAST POLLUTION: A groundbreaking new report has sent shockwaves through the podcasting world, revealing that the number of podcast producers now exceeds the number of listeners. The report by the Geneva-based Institute of Podcast Data (IPD), shows 2.1 billion people around the world now list their primary occupation as podcasters. “That compares to only 1.6 billion people who ever listen to podcasts,” says report author Mark Stanway. “Everyone is so busy making podcasts, there’s nobody left to listen to them.” The report found that the proliferation of podcasts shows no signs of slowing, with everyone from celebrities to your next-door…

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Sydney couple saving for deposit on single serving of Totti’s bread

BREAD WINNERS: Sydney’s Jen James and Ethan Carballo have moved into a friend’s house rent-free while they save for a deposit on a serving of Totti’s wood-fired bread for $16. “The first time I saw someone post a photo of the puffy Totti’s bread on Instagram, I knew I needed to try it,” Jennifer told DBT. “But when I found out the price, it always seemed out of reach.” So the young couple are making several sacrifices to try to turn their Totti’s bread dream into a reality. “No vacations, no eating out, no drinking, and the most difficult one;…

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“I don’t drink coffee after midday,” says Bondi wellness expert after his 14th line at 8.30am

WIRED AWAKE: A Sydney man partying well into this morning has told his friends he refuses to drink coffee after midday. “Caffeine is toxic,” says Dean Linton. “I’ve learnt the hard way (laughs).” Linton says he struggles to get to sleep at night if he’s consumed coffee up to 10 hours before bedtime. “It’s hard because I quite like coffee,” he told friends while dancing on a Bondi rooftop at 7.30am today. “I just have to be disciplined about it.” The 29 year old regularly writes about the effects of caffeine on sleeping in his wellness blog. But his advice…

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New report shows average Sydney commute times are now slower than horse-drawn carriages from 1904

BACK TO THE FUTURE: There are growing calls to bring back horse-drawn carriages after a new report shows they are actually faster than cars in Sydney traffic. “Over 116 years you’d think we’d find ways to be more efficient, not less,”says report author Paul Cleary. Transport NSW interviewed 5,000 Sydney residents to find the average time taken to commute to work by car is currently 56 minutes. “That compares to 54 minutes in 1904, when commuters were using horse drawn carriages to get to work,” says Paul Cleary. The modern commuting gridlock is being fuelled by population growth, roadworks, and…

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