Lessons on over-tourism from other small islands

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

We’re super excited about this issue – we’ve taken a stand on an issue this month, which is a little unusual for us … let us know what you think 🙂

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. We love you!  * Our biggest thanks is to our contributors – without you, there would be no newspaper! *

Watch out for Tammy Holcroft On the Hammock, tips to avoid fires on boats, an update on the golf cart campaign, tips on getting a home loan if you’re over 50 years of age, poetry, book review, a spirited encouragement to stop complaining about services and start volunteering on the island (ha, yes it’s a rather spirited issue this month!). Look out for the two Coochie pets sharing what their friendship means to them and what they value about each other in our Two of Us column and Christo Patty is back for tips on how we can exercise self-compassion – it can be tricky but it can be done. We’ve got the shed fire story, a wrap up of our island’s Anzac Day ceremony, astrology tips for May, health and cutting back on booze tips, and RPAC has joined us letting us know what’s on at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre.

Don’t miss the Surf Lifesaving and Golf Club Junior news, Adaire’s newbie boating life story (brave woman!) and Michael’s fishing report. We have a hilarious mermaid story and Giuseppe Grasso is back, honouring a particular tree on Coochie. Sadly, we don’t have a featured creative this month again. Curiously (to me), despite my best efforts, I can’t each month rustle up a creative on the island who wants to be promoted to help sell their work. If you know one, give them a nudge. Artists, if you want free PR, step up! Let your light shine – get in touch coochieislandnews@gmail.com.

Please support the sponsor and advertisers who make publication possible. We are very grateful to the outlets who stock CIN and our talented contributors and you, dear reader. BIG THANKS to subeditor Helen Symes for her fast professional work.

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

Have a lovely weekend!

Rachael xx

Check out CIN’s podcast https://coochieislandnews.com/podcast/  – we talk with men and women across the globe about the joys and challenges of island life – these podcast interviews are full of rich insights. Don’t miss out.  

*NEW* Check out CIN’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIFyOdhj7kOQ1rMO_uxoWzA – early days, mainly meditative island beauty captured on video but we hope to introduce interviews with island characters soon! Get in touch if you’d like to be interviewed!