New Issue Available

January 2021 Issue of Coochie Island News Out Now!

And a very Happy New Year to you! Welcome to a fresh new year issue of our community-focused newspaper, with your recommended dose of positivity and inspiration…

Your colour copy is now available for you to view and download

Thank you to our sponsor Bay Island Transport for your magnificent longstanding support of this newspaper. We love your community spirit! Thank you to each of our advertisers for your community focus. We grow businesses and we love having you on board.  Huge thanks to Craig Carter (Coochie Contractors), Matt Bufalino (Bufalino Builders) and Steven Shelley, Shelley Contracting, for booking 12 months of ads! Awesome support lads! Thanks to each and every advertiser in CIN, and the businesses allowing us to distribute CIN on their premises.

The printed version is already at Curlew Cafe, Coochie Gym and Seminara and will be distributed progressively to mainland outlets throughout the day.

We’re super excited about this issue – it’s such a privilege to identify new talent on our tiny isle and this month we introduce some new voices and stories for you to enjoy. Our January issue has news, views and stories from island writers and community members, including Ian Boardman’s inspiring newbie sailor’s story; Croc on why you shouldn’t feed kookaburras; Chris Patty provides a fresh angle on new beginnings; there’s a film review from lovely Diane Gillham; Michael des David provides his spot-on fishing tips; Helen Symes provides a gym member’s story for some New Year inspiration; and island broker Bill Wight has great tips on why you should beware low fixed interest rate traps.

We’ve expanded our Two of Us, How We Met column to include stories from readers about a  significant relationship with a friend, business partner, sibling, spouse, coach/mentor/trainer – someone who they value and why. It’s pretty inspiring.  All our usual columns are back including Featured Creative and a stunning Boat of the Month.

Finally, please support the sponsor and advertisers who make publication possible. We are very grateful to the outlets who stock CIN and our contributors and you, dear reader. BIG THANKS to subeditor Helen Symes for fixing my mistakes.

Oh! News: we’re developing links to island real estate agents and holiday homes on our website for people wanting to move to or stay on Coochie. We hear from a lot of people interstate who say they read this paper for 18 months while they decided if Coochie was the community they wanted to move to. If you’d like to be listed be quick! Call 0407 664 159 this week.

Thanks for supporting Coochie Island News. It means a lot to this community.

Have a lovely week,

Rachael xx

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