Announcements

August Issue of Coochie Island News Available Now!

Hello!

Thanks for subscribing to Coochie Island News.  Your colour copy of the August 2019 issue of Coochie Island News is now available for you to download here:-

Coochie Island News August 2019 Online

This August issue is packed full of stories for you about the big and small elements that comprise island life and we hope you love it. You can send feedback and story suggestions to smallislandstories@gmail.com.

The printed version of this August issue will be delivered to island and mainland outlets Friday 2nd August 2019, starting on island, then the Redlands and finishing at Folio Bookstore in the CBD in the afternoon.

Big thank you to our sponsor Bay Island Transport and to our advertisers, especially the following businesses who booked ads for 12 months: Catherine Goldwater of L.J. Hooker Cleveland, Craig Carter of Coochie Contractors, and Grant Malseed of Superformance. You are the wind beneath our wings! Publication would be impossible without you. Thank you.

If you’d like a copy of earlier issues you’ll find them by clicking here.

Thanks for supporting Coochie Island News!  If you love this paper, spread the word!  And have a lovely weekend,

Rachael

 

July 2019 Issue Available Now!

Download your colour copy of the July 2019 issue of Coochie Island News here:-

Coochie Island News July 2019 ONLINE

The July issue of Coochie Island News is being delivered to island and mainland outlets today Friday 5th July 2019, starting on island, then the Redlands and finishing at Folio Bookstore in the CBD around lunchtime.

Big thank you to our sponsor Bay Island Transport and to our advertisers, especially the following businesses who booked ads for 12 months: Catherine Goldwater of L.J. Hooker Cleveland, Craig Carter of Coochie Contractors, and Grant Malseed of Superformance. You are the wind beneath our wings! Publication would be impossible without you. Thank you.

Check out our second gorgeous The Two of Us – How We Met column where a Coochiemudlo couple share their story of overcoming obstacles to love. It’s a super feel-good column and we’re so excited to bring you these wonderful stories from Coochiemudlo Island couples.

If you’d like a copy of earlier issues you’ll find them by clicking here.

Thanks for supporting Coochie Island News!

Our June 2019 Issue is Available Now!

Download your colour copy of the June 2019 issue of Coochie Island News here:-

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The June issue of Coochie Island News is being delivered to island and mainland outlets Friday 7th June 2019. Please be patient with us – our list of off island outlets is growing!

Big thank you to our sponsor Bay Island Transport and to our advertisers, especially the following businesses who booked ads for 12 months: Catherine Goldwater of L.J. Hooker Cleveland, Craig Carter of Coochie Contractors, and Grant Malseed of Superformance. You are the wind beneath our wings! Publication would be impossible without you. Thank you.

Check out our new The Two of Us – How We Met column in the June issue! We have couples booked up to January 2020 to share their stories of how they met and overcame obstacles to love. It’s a super feel-good column and we’re so excited to bring you these wonderful stories from Coochiemudlo Island couples.

If you’d like a copy of earlier issues you’ll find them by clicking here.

Thanks for supporting Coochie Island News!

 

May 2019 Issue Available Now!

Download your colour copy of the May 2019 issue of Coochie Island News here:-

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Coochie Island News is being delivered to island and mainland outlets today. Please be patient with us – our list of off island outlets is growing!

Big thank you to our sponsor Bay Island Transport and to our advertisers, especially those who renewed with us recently and special thanks to the three businesses who have booked ads for a 12 month period: Thank you Catherine Goldwater of L.J. Hooker Cleveland, Craig Carter of Coochie Contractors, and Grant Malseed of Superformance. You are the wind beneath our wings! Publication would be impossible without you. Thank you.

New Opportunity!  Sponsor The Two of Us – How We Met Column!

From June 2019 we are publishing a column called The Two of Us – How We Met, featuring stories written by couples on Coochiemudlo Island about how they met, from their two separate perspectives. It will be inspiring, funny, sweet and guaranteed to put a smile on the face of anyone who reads it. It’s the type of uplifting content people love and it’s likely to be our most popular column. We have couples booked to share their stories up to October 2019. If you would like to sponsor this feel good column please get in touch.  A good fit for sponsorship would be a business providing products or services of interest to couples

  • getting engaged or married
  • celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, etc
  • who like to spoil each other with gifts
  • who purchase experiences for themselves as a couple or for each other – such as travel, tours, concerts, meals out, spa/wellbeing/massage/beauty treatments, etc.

Interested? Get in touch! 0407 664 159 or smallislandstories@gmail.com.

Deadline for June 2019 issue for print ready ads and content is 15th May 2019.

Coochie Island News Available Now!

The first issue of Coochie Island News is SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED and available at island and mainland outlets as listed below and by clicking this link:-

Coochie Island News February 2019-Online

Big thanks to the Coochiemudlo community for your support and community groups for sharing your news.  Thank you to Darren and Louise Gearing of Bay Island Transport for sponsoring this publication and thank you to all advertisers who made publishing possible, especially Coochie Contractors and Catherine Goldwater of LJ Hooker Cleveland for taking 12 months worth of ads! Very grateful!

Please support these businesses – buy and shop local!   If your local outlet has run out of Coochie Island News please let me know so I can replenish it. Thanks for your support!

Coochiemudlo Island Outlets

  • Curlew Cafe, Coochiemudlo Island
  • Oasis on Coochiemudlo, Coochiemudlo Island
  • Red Rock Cafe, Coochiemudlo Island
  • Seminara Apartments, Coochiemudlo Island

Brisbane Outlets

  • Lucky Charm Newsagency, Victoria Point
  • Pasta Al Dente, Capalaba
  • Town Centre News Newsagency, Victoria Point
  • Victoria Point News, Pelican’s Nest, Victoria Point
  • Expresso Bar Cafe, Victoria Point
  • Victoria Point Kiosk Rock n Roll Cafe
  • The Vintage Apron, Capalaba
  • Folio Books – Brisbane CBD (available from afternoon of Friday 8th February)

To receive your colour copy of Coochie Island News each month into your email inbox, click ‘Follow’ to subscribe at https://smallislandstories.com/coochieislandnews/

 

New mainland outlet stocking Coochie Island News

Very grateful to Erika, proprietor of Pasta Al Dente in Capalaba (where I eat my lunch on my mainland work days)… Erika’s cafe provides me with awesome coffee, gorgeous pasta lunches and they are a fresh pasta manufacturer too! … and today Erika agreed to stock Coochie Island Views alongside the high end magazines available for customers popping in for coffee, lunch and takeaways! Super grateful!

Great exposure for our island creatives and businesses and letting people know about our beautiful island lifestyle and community.

Coochie Island News Deadline – February Issue

I’m working hard with Cath on the first issue of Coochie Island News and talking with wonderful Coochiemudlo people and businesses about how we can share their news and events! Getting exciting! First issue out early February.

We’ll have updates from island community groups and we now have a fishing report on a regular basis, hurrah! We’ll be interviewing island residents with February and March spots already booked up!

*Deadline* for articles, photos, poems, and advertising is 18 January. Send to smallislandstories@gmail.com or phone editor 0407 664 159.

Be quick! Slots are filling fast!

Very grateful for your support 🙏💕🏝

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Weekend – Small Island Style

Barefoot I wander along a familiar crescent of sand. There’s noone else around. The air is warm, the waves lapping calmly on this windless day and above is our wide blue Australian sky.

I lay my striped beach towel under a tree providing dappled shade, and line my towel up so my head will be in the shade and my body in the warm Queensland sun. As I read, an eagle hovers above the tree and wafts off again, spreadeagled in the blue.

I lie there listening to the tweets, songs, screeches, choral choruses and mating calls of birds, hearing the subtle crackle and clicks of the little creatures in the mud left by the outgoing tide. I’m always struck by the raw natural beauty of my island as I read by the sea basking in light.

A chorus of kookaburras have started up outside my window as I write this. I am very grateful for this wonderful life.

 

 

 

 

 

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