Nurtured by Nature

Research shows spending time outside in beautiful natural surroundings has cognitive, emotional and existential benefits – and, it helps us feel connected to each other and the wonderland that is our island home. Get connected this month by participating in the Heritage Society’s Photographic Competition to showcase our beautiful island! In between rainbombs, get outside and get snapping! Details page 16.

Your June issue of the Coochie Island News is now available to view and download – Online Editions.

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 is 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! What’s our property market doing now the election is relegated to the dustbin of history? Find out inside our June issue! Upskill your community organisation at free workshops, see the super ugly photo of the dangerous stonefish found in the shallows of Main Beach, Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) has 3 great new shows, details inside; The Men’s Shed is back with a great report on activities; The Heritage Society’s Photographic Competition has great prizes, details inside! We have an update on ePTVs (Electric Personal Transport Vehicles, formerly known as golf carts); a lovely poem, and get in on the action with a film review of Top Gun: Maverick, in cinemas now.

We have all your favourites: Michael des David’s fishing tipsCoochie Art Group, Adaire with more houseboat -living insightsHelen Symes health tips, a lovely On the Deck interview, another great Meet Our Volunteers interview, all your community organisation news and events and lots more!

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

Have a lovely weekend,

Rachael xx

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