Protecting Our Bay from New Flight Paths

If you’ve been noticing increased flights over your home and the noise these white bellied beasts inflict to previously quiet residential areas – especially our bay islands – you’re not alone. Over 160 Brisbane suburbs are being impacted by the new runway now normal flight patterns have resumed post-COVID. What’s going on? What can you do about it? We’ve got you covered on pages 3, 4, 5 and 14 including what the Labor and LNP candidates for our Federal seat of Bowman say about the issue.

Your May issue of the Coochie Island News is now available to view and download:

The print version is at Curlew CafeCoochiemudlo Island Beach Bar and Seminara Apartments and will be at our Gym and Men’s Shed and all mainland outlets later today. Please note our delivery day has changed from the First Friday to the First Saturday in each month.

So much talent on such a tiny isle! Thanks to our fabulous contributors who shared their news, views, and writing talents! Please support our sponsor Bay Island Transport for their magnificent longstanding support of this newspaper. Darren & Louise Gearing, we love your community spirit! We particularly love our front colour page which pops! Thank you for your support.

Thank you to each of our advertisers for your community focus. We grow businesses and we love having you on board.  Huge thanks to our growing band of community-focused advertisers booking and paying for ads 12 months advance – THANK YOU Andrew Stovell (Redland Tree Service), Andrew Courtney (Plenitude Wealth), Angela Hoskin(Site Content), Craig Carter (Coochie Contractors), Kerry Burton (Team Solomon Estate Agents), Matt Bufalino (Bufalino Builders)Ian and Christine Hart (Coochiemudlo Island Beach Bar), and Steven Shelley, (Shelley Contracting)! Awesome support!

Thanks to each and every advertiser in CIN, and the businesses allowing us to distribute CIN on their premises. We love you!  And thank you dear readers – without you there would be no reason to have a paper.

LOTS of news this month! Learn about building a compassionate community; what’s on at RPAC this month; Heritage invites you to a heritage walk to explore locally heritage-listed sites; we have a beautiful piece on our island’s Anzac 2022 ceremony and a poem about it also; and Progress Association’s 2021 Census Guessing Competition!

And do enjoy all your favourites: Michael des David’s fishing tipsAdaire with more houseboat -living insightsChristo’s tips on improving your relationships by being fully present with others, Helen Symes health tips, a lovely On the Deck interviewa film review, Golf Club’s events and news, another great Meet Our Volunteers interview, all your community organisation news and events and lots more … whew!

On a different note, a number of our elders have died recently. My thoughts are with their loving and grieving families and friends. Magnificent men, both. Rest in peace.

And thank you to those who have donated to our Media Biz Insurance Fundraiser so far. We are nearly there and very grateful.

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

Have a lovely weekend,

Rachael xx