Eaten Alive By Sydney
February 9, 2010 – 2:49 am | 5 Comments

When the prospect of a shift to Sydney is raised, the doomsayers often rise as well. And they’re nasty! The manner of one’s demise is always different, but the result is always the same – …

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Understanding Sydney

You’re a supermodel among world cities, but do you have heart & soul beneath the glamour? Promise not to stalk you Sydney, but we’re keen to uncover the real you.

Settling In

Starting afresh in a big city isn’t easy, but we’ll share our experiences and provide insights to help fellow Newbies feel at home.

Awesome Attractions

Sydney has a wealth of attractions given its magnificent harbour, world renowned iconic structures and the facelift the city received to host the ‘best ever’ Olympic Games in 2000.

Exciting Events

Chill, indulge, party or experience. Whatever your passion, Sydney has you covered with exciting sporting, cultural and community events.

Deano’s Sport

Dean Knows Sport. He’s made a career out of his passion with full body immersion in rugby, cricket, rugby league, netball, basketball, motor racing and tennis. Now, if only he could get the Foxtel remote off the kids.

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April 7, 2014 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

Hand up if you think the Pacific is becoming more hostile. Other hand up if you believe swimming in the open ocean is foolhardy. Wiggle one of those hands if you reckon the mysterious sea …

Vivid Sydney – Light-Years Ahead
May 1, 2013 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

If I was to encapsulate Sydney in one word “vivid” immediately springs to mind.
Vivid not just in terms of personality and lively nature, vivid as in Vivid Sydney, the winter event that transforms the Emerald …

The NRL Matrix
March 16, 2012 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

I’m late…late…for a very important fate. March is here, the NRL has just kicked off and I haven’t chosen which of the nine Sydney clubs to support. Do I follow the white rabbitoh? Cheer for …

Fans Of The Big Bash
February 8, 2012 – 11:32 am | No Comment

As Sydney newbies it is sometimes hard to get parochial about the city’s and state’s sports teams (a long-term affinity with the NSW Blues Origin side being the notable exception despite their lack of recent …

Chinese New Year Joy
January 27, 2012 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

2012 seems so much more promising and filled with potential now I’ve viewed it through the eyes of Chinese New Year and my stomach has experienced it through the marvellous cuisine of a traditional Cantonese …

Movember Reign
November 28, 2011 – 11:57 am | No Comment

This Movember moustache is growing on me.
It was a bit hairy at first, waiting for the wee sprout, desperately hoping I could ditch the mo-nifying glass and see tangible growth with the naked eye. Preferably …

Predators vs Sydney Newbie
November 16, 2011 – 1:43 pm | No Comment
Predators vs Sydney Newbie

You have to admire a country where gardening is an extreme sport and essential camping equipment includes a copy of Bindi The Jungle Girl: Survivor Edition.
Before becoming a Sydney newbie I could climb trees, grope …

Sydney’s New Vice
June 28, 2010 – 9:37 am | 58 Comments
Sydney’s New Vice

I hope I’ve just had a yarn with the next big thing in Sydney music, an overnight success some 15 years in the making.
His name is David Purton, but he’ll become better known as Vice Verser, …

90 Minutes To Live
February 11, 2010 – 8:34 pm | 91 Comments
90 Minutes To Live

Sydney Newbie appreciates the quality of Sydney’s health care after his mate Axe collapses in the street.
If he had kept the brave face, gritted his teeth and made it to his train, the sliding doors …

Blending Into Sydney
February 9, 2010 – 5:17 am | 47 Comments
Blending Into Sydney

Letter Banditry and putting in earplugs – these are the first two of our top tips for Sydney Newbies to blend in upon shifting to the Harbour City.