– Mother Testafies against Kenja Leader

j Bundeena Bundeena Info Navigation:   Home arrowNews arrowRoyal National Park News arrow Mother Testafies against Kenja Leader ]]>HomeAccommodationAbout BundeenaRoyal National ParkThings to doBundeena MarketsTourism InfoBeachesNewsLocal NewsDevelopment NewsRoyal National Park NewsBundeenaInfo NewsEventsReal Estate ReportBusiness DirectoryFerry TimetableBus TimetableMapsPhoto GalleryVideo LibraryClubs & GroupsNewsletterPollsLinksSearchServicesAbout UsContact UsFacebook Advertisement]]> Mother Testafies against Kenja LeaderThursday, 25 May 2006 ]]>
A mother testafied at Sydney’s Downing Centre Court. that her 12 year old daughter had been sexually molested during private energy conversion sessions by accused Kenja leader Kenneth Dyers.

Dyers who was arrested last year at his home in Bundeena has been charged with 22 sex offences involving two 12 year old girls. The 84 year old Dyers is the co-founder of the spiritual healing group Kenja. 

For additional information on Ken Dyers and Kenja go to the Freedom of Mind Center (www.freedomofmind.com) and Kenja (www.kenja.com.au) websites.

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– Train timetable changes

j Bundeena Bundeena Info Navigation:   Home arrowNews arrowRoyal National Park News arrow Train timetable changes ]]>HomeAccommodationAbout BundeenaRoyal National ParkThings to doBundeena MarketsTourism InfoBeachesNewsLocal NewsDevelopment NewsRoyal National Park NewsBundeenaInfo NewsEventsReal Estate ReportBusiness DirectoryFerry TimetableBus TimetableMapsPhoto GalleryVideo LibraryClubs & GroupsNewsletterPollsLinksSearchServicesAbout UsContact UsFacebook Advertisement]]> Train timetable changesWednesday, 24 May 2006 ]]>

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Starting May 28th the CityRail timetable will be changing for the Illawarra line affecting Bundeena train commuters.

A train journey from Cronulla to Central will increase on average 5 minutes during rush hour services. Additionally train departure and arrival times will be changing from and to Cronulla.

Train departure times from Cronulla will be changing between one to four minutes earlier. For morning rush hour commuters this will mean less time to get from the Cronulla ferry wharf to the Cronulla train station. On the positive side they will have shorter waiting times when connecting between the ferry and train. The normal ferry arrival time is between 20 to 25 minutes passed the hour.

 Old Time
New Time  6:31 am
 6:30 am  7:32 am
 7:28 am  8:36 am 8:34 am 

Train arrival times to Cronulla will be arriving a couple of minutes earlier. This will allow greater connection time to get from the train to the ferry as well as extra buffer time should the train be delayed. The normal ferry departure time is 40 minutes past the hour versus the posted 30 minutes past the hour.

 Old Time
New Time
 4:31 pm
 4:30 pm  5:32 pm
 5:29 pm  6:32 pm
 6:29 pm 

To see the full timetable schedule go to www.cityrail.info.

How do you feel about the changes to the CityRail timetable? Fillout our poll and let us know.

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– Kenja Leader Trial Date Set

j Bundeena Bundeena Info Navigation:   Home arrowNews arrowRoyal National Park News arrow Kenja Leader Trial Date Set ]]>HomeAccommodationAbout BundeenaRoyal National ParkThings to doBundeena MarketsTourism InfoBeachesNewsLocal NewsDevelopment NewsRoyal National Park NewsBundeenaInfo NewsEventsReal Estate ReportBusiness DirectoryFerry TimetableBus TimetableMapsPhoto GalleryVideo LibraryClubs & GroupsNewsletterPollsLinksSearchServicesAbout UsContact UsFacebook Advertisement]]> Kenja Leader Trial Date SetMonday, 29 May 2006 ]]>

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Ken Dyers the leader of Kenja  was arrested last October at his home in Bundeena has had his trial date set to June 9th.

Dyers has been charged with 22 sex offences involving two 12 year old girls. There are 17 charges of aggravated indecent assault and one count of aggravated sexual assault in relation to the first girl. Additionally  there are  four charges of aggravated indecent assault in relation to the second girl.

The assaults are alleged to have occurred at Kenja’s offices in Sydney’s Surry Hills between December 2001 to July 2002.

The 84 year old Dyers is the co-founder of the spiritual healing group Kenja. On the Kenja website Dyers states he is innoncent of all charges and the he is being persecuted as part of larger campaign against himself and Kenja.

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– Local Filmmaker Screens at Film Festival

j Bundeena Bundeena Info Navigation:   Home arrowNews arrowRoyal National Park News arrow Local Filmmaker Screens at Film Festival ]]>HomeAccommodationAbout BundeenaRoyal National ParkThings to doBundeena MarketsTourism InfoBeachesNewsLocal NewsDevelopment NewsRoyal National Park NewsBundeenaInfo NewsEventsReal Estate ReportBusiness DirectoryFerry TimetableBus TimetableMapsPhoto GalleryVideo LibraryClubs & GroupsNewsletterPollsLinksSearchServicesAbout UsContact UsFacebook Advertisement]]> Local Filmmaker Screens at Film FestivalWednesday, 07 June 2006 ]]>

Bundeena filmmaker and artist George Gittoes will have his latest film Rampage premiering at this years Sydney Film Festival.

Gittoes who is a highly regarded painter only recently started filmmaking with his debut film Soundtrack to War. In this film he documented the musical tastes and aspirations of a number of American soldiers serving in Iraq. One of soldiers in the film, Elliot Lovett, lead to Gittoes current film Rampage. In it Gittoes documents the trials and tribulations of rappers in the tough streets of Miami’s ghettos. During filming Gittoes was befriended by a number of the locals earning street cred and the nickname Ghettos.

Gittoes involvement with the rappers in Rampage hasn’t ended with the film. One of rappers was Elliiot’s younger 14 year old brother Denzell who is now pursuing a recording contract with some aid from Gittoes. This could lead to a third film so stay tuned!

Rampage screens June 17th & 18th

ABC Late Night Live interview with George Gittoes (MP3 audio)
www.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/feeds/lnl_20060615.mp3 

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– Markets by the Sea Coming Soon

j Bundeena Bundeena Info Navigation:   Home arrowNews arrowRoyal National Park News arrow Markets by the Sea Coming Soon ]]>HomeAccommodationAbout BundeenaRoyal National ParkThings to doBundeena MarketsTourism InfoBeachesNewsLocal NewsDevelopment NewsRoyal National Park NewsBundeenaInfo NewsEventsReal Estate ReportBusiness DirectoryFerry TimetableBus TimetableMapsPhoto GalleryVideo LibraryClubs & GroupsNewsletterPollsLinksSearchServicesAbout UsContact UsFacebook Advertisement]]> Markets by the Sea Coming SoonMonday, 19 June 2006 ]]>

Council approval for a monthly arts & crafts market has almost been completed. If all goes ahead it will open in the coming months.

The Bundeena RSL Womens Auxillary has been working with Council to arrange for a non-profit Arts and Crafts market in Bundeena. All funds raised will go to Womens Auxillary initiatives. Markets by the Sea will be located in the Horderns Reserve.

The market will be held on the first Sunday of every month and will run from 8:00am to 3:00pm.  The first Markets by the Sea is expected to be open in August but is yet to be confirmed.

Twelve stalls have been approved one of which will be allocated to the Womens Auxillary for additional fundraising purposes. The remaining stalls will feature arts and crafts but not second hand clothing or goods, food, etc. Stalls will be 3 x 3 meters and will cost approximately $30 for the day. Stall holders are expected to have insurance and can optionally have an umbrella or canapy that is green or blue.

For additional info or to apply for a stall contact Dorothy Jennings at the Bundeena News Agency.

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– Corner Store LEP Hearing On Again

j Bundeena Bundeena Info Navigation:   Home arrowNews arrow Corner Store LEP Hearing On Again ]]>HomeAccommodationAbout BundeenaRoyal National ParkThings to doBundeena MarketsTourism InfoBeachesNewsLocal NewsDevelopment NewsRoyal National Park NewsBundeenaInfo NewsEventsReal Estate ReportBusiness DirectoryFerry TimetableBus TimetableMapsPhoto GalleryVideo LibraryClubs & GroupsNewsletterPollsLinksSearchServicesAbout UsContact UsFacebook Advertisement]]> Corner Store LEP Hearing On AgainTuesday, 27 June 2006 ]]>

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The LEP hearing for the corner store development is set to take place on the site at 9:30am on August 3rd and 4th.

Residents who objected to the corner store site plans have recieved notice of the hearing from Pike Pike & Fenwick the legal representatives of Sutherland Shire Council.

As reported previously on BundeenaInfo the scheduled LEP hearing in April had been cancelled as a consequence of the developers Mars decision to submit these new plans.

The ammended plans now reduces the floor space and proposes only 2 shops and 9 units. The original plans submitted in August 2005 had originally called for 4 shops, 11 units and a basement carpark for 28 vehicles. In December 2005 the plans had reduced the number of shops to 3 and units to 10 but had increased the parking to 34 vehicles.

Some residents had objected to the plans due to the presence of the units on what is zoned as a commercial area. Opinions are mixed on the number of shops being proposed with some saying there are too few while others argue there are too many given the financial viablity of such business in the area. It’s expected that the one to one building to land ratio will be argued for by the developers and that Council may push for a 50/50 mix between commerical and residential use.

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– Queen’s Birthday Honour

j Bundeena Bundeena Info Navigation:   Home arrowNews arrowRoyal National Park News arrow Queen’s Birthday Honour ]]>HomeAccommodationAbout BundeenaRoyal National ParkThings to doBundeena MarketsTourism InfoBeachesNewsLocal NewsDevelopment NewsRoyal National Park NewsBundeenaInfo NewsEventsReal Estate ReportBusiness DirectoryFerry TimetableBus TimetableMapsPhoto GalleryVideo LibraryClubs & GroupsNewsletterPollsLinksSearchServicesAbout UsContact UsFacebook Advertisement]]> Queen’s Birthday HonourTuesday, 13 June 2006 ]]>Bundeena resident Malcolm Bloomfield has been awarded a Queen’s Birthday Honour for service to the community of Surry Hills through the programs of Anglicare.

To view honour roll listing click here

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– The Doctor is not in

j Bundeena Bundeena Info Navigation:   Home arrowNews arrowRoyal National Park News arrow The Doctor is not in ]]>HomeAccommodationAbout BundeenaRoyal National ParkThings to doBundeena MarketsTourism InfoBeachesNewsLocal NewsDevelopment NewsRoyal National Park NewsBundeenaInfo NewsEventsReal Estate ReportBusiness DirectoryFerry TimetableBus TimetableMapsPhoto GalleryVideo LibraryClubs & GroupsNewsletterPollsLinksSearchServicesAbout UsContact UsFacebook Advertisement]]> The Doctor is not inThursday, 29 June 2006 ]]>

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Recruitment for the local surgery Doctor’s by the Sea is ongoing and has expanded to searching for overseas candidates.

In recent times the surgery has had very limited operating hours. This in part was due to the local GP having taken ill. The other factor was the limited usage of the surgery was not sustainable from a business perspective. As a result the local GP took work on at a practice outside of town and is only offering limited services in town at present.

The limited hours has been an issue for older residents since they do not have the facilities to easily access medical services outside of Bundeena Maianbar. Efforts have been made to recruit doctors from within the Sydney area but interest in the role has been low. This is a result of a number of factors including both financial as well as the move in the industry to shared practices or medical centres which offer greater flexibilty for staffing. In a sole practice it’s difficult for a doctor to take vacation or sick days without impacting both patients and revenue.

To address the recruiting issues the role has been advertised overseas. Depending on the qualifications of the overseas candidates there are complications with visa approvals as well as access to goverment medicare funding once they operate in Australia. The search is ongoing but a replacement is expected to be at least several months away.

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– RAIA commends Bundeena beach house

j Bundeena Bundeena Info Navigation:   Home arrowNews arrowRoyal National Park News arrow RAIA commends Bundeena beach house ]]>HomeAccommodationAbout BundeenaRoyal National ParkThings to doBundeena MarketsTourism InfoBeachesNewsLocal NewsDevelopment NewsRoyal National Park NewsBundeenaInfo NewsEventsReal Estate ReportBusiness DirectoryFerry TimetableBus TimetableMapsPhoto GalleryVideo LibraryClubs & GroupsNewsletterPollsLinksSearchServicesAbout UsContact UsFacebook Advertisement]]> RAIA commends Bundeena beach houseFriday, 30 June 2006 ]]>

riaa_beachhouse.jpg A house located on Bundeena’s Horden beach has received a commendation from the The Royal Australian Institute of Architects during it’s annual awards.
  The RAIA jury noted the house “[fits] sensitively into its coastal environment of sand dunes and beach shacks”.

The house was designed by Sam Crawford Architects and is raised off the ground, set on steel posts driven into the dune, braced against a north-easterly sea swell that can, at times, send a surge of energy through the dune and into the building fabric. The house is designed to be both strong, and flexible – built of a composite steel/ timber frame, clad in rough sawn plywood and corrugated iron. ]]>< Previous Next >[ Back ] All content property of Bundeena Info unless indicated otherwise

– IGA Site For Sale

j Bundeena Bundeena Info Navigation:   Home arrowNews arrowRoyal National Park News arrow IGA Site For Sale ]]>HomeAccommodationAbout BundeenaRoyal National ParkThings to doBundeena MarketsTourism InfoBeachesNewsLocal NewsDevelopment NewsRoyal National Park NewsBundeenaInfo NewsEventsReal Estate ReportBusiness DirectoryFerry TimetableBus TimetableMapsPhoto GalleryVideo LibraryClubs & GroupsNewsletterPollsLinksSearchServicesAbout UsContact UsFacebook Advertisement]]> IGA Site For SaleFriday, 30 June 2006 ]]>

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The financial troubles of the IGA site owner has triggered it being put up for sale with an auction scheduled for July 20th.

Missed payments has resulted in the mortgage on the property being defaulted on. The administrator of the outstanding debts held a meeting with both secured and unsecured creditors. Secured creditors consisting primarly of the property mortgagee were guranteed first right of funds from the sale of the property. Unsecured creditors were given the option of receiving 80% of their investment over a 5 year period.

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