Who We Are: 2021 Census Results

The 2021 Census results provide a much needed update on who we are. Read our snapshot of the stats to see how our community has changed; also, as the census records 158 lone person households on our island we’re introducing a new column for Bachelors and Bachelor Girls and their funniest time saving housekeeping tips – inspired by PJ O’Rourke’s classic “The Bachelor Home Companion” (page 17).

Your July 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, Oasis Restaurant and Seminara Apartments, and will be at our Gym and Men’s Shed and all mainland outlets later today.

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! Census 2021 & the Census Competition Results, a new social page ‘People on Coochie’ (see if you spot anyone you know), our new Bachelor & Bachelor Girl housekeeping tips column (& a chance to contribute your funniest tips); housing market news, Coastcare news, all you need to know about the Mangrove Festival mid July and Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC)’s new show. Island events including the big Golf Club live music day mid July, Flinders Day beach Markets and reenactment of Flinders Landing – all the info you need is inside.

We have all your favourites: Michael des David’s fishing tipsChristo Patty’s relationship tips – this month a challenge on Daring to ‘Be’ who you really are, we have Coochie Art Group news, Adaire with another great houseboat-living storyHelen Symes health tips, a lovely On the Deck 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