Craft Beer Bar for Coochiemudlo Island

Welcome to your weekend! Your colour copy of our March issue is now available for you to view and download Coochie Island News March 2021 Online.

This month’s feature story is the launch of Coochie’s first craft beer bar – beer, food and sea views. It doesn’t get much better.

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, the Men’s Shed and Seminara and will be distributed progressively to mainland outlets throughout the day.

We’re super excited about this issue – again we have BIG news on our front page, now in colour thanks to Bay Island Transport! It’s always a privilege to identify new talent and this month we introduce another new voice for you to enjoy in our Boating Section. Island author Doug Cope is launching his first book – be sure to check out his column, and all your regular favourites are back!

6-WORD STORY COMPETITION WINNERS! Your 6-word stories about island life are on page 21. Every story was wonderful but space constraints mean we could only print 20 stories. If your story was selected, to claim your coffee voucher please email You’ll need to claim and use your voucher by 31st March 2021. Thanks for your contributions, they’re a wonderful insight into life on our beautiful island.

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 guest subeditor Jo Comerford for fixing my mistakes.

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

Have a lovely weekend!

Rachael xx

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