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Coffee Van near the ferry

Coffee Van near the ferry

Here’s a good one for the tradies and mainland workers! Starting mid-April, Hugh Strachan will be operating a Coffee and Juice van from the carpark of Pub Paradise. Hours 4am till mid morning. He will be serving Lavazzo Coffee, Mi Tea, French Juice and small snacks. Makes getting up and going to work early almost […]

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New laws on backyard fires

New laws on backyard fires

Redland City Council has brought out new laws regarding backyard fires. These will be monitored by our rural fire brigade so please assist them. “In accordance with Schedule 3 of Subordinate Local Law No.3, residents in urban areas or properties less than 6,000 square metres, the lighting of fires is generally prohibited or restricted unless […]

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Home Assist Secure comes to Macleay Island

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After the fire ….

After the fire ….

Photo: Courtesy Jeanette March The recent fire which devastated Tim Shea Wetlands was an exercise in island co-operation. I’ll take a bow on behalf of our own Rural Fire Brigade who worked day and night to save houses and protect property. We could not have done this without the help of our fellow fire fighters […]

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Jazz comes to the Progress Hall

Jazz comes to the Progress Hall

Last night was the inaugural meeting of MIJA – Macleay Island Jazz Appreciation – held at the Progress Hall on Macleay Island. Guy Hickey, President of the Progress Association and a keen jazz aficionado, hopes to see this monthly event build in stature as time goes by and more people hear of it. The format […]

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Why not join the Progress Association?

Why not join the Progress Association?

I went to the monthly meeting of the Progress Association on Saturday and was dismayed to see only a handful of people attend, all elderly. The Progress Association is for all residents of Macleay Island and you can become a member for only $5 a year. This Association liaises with Council on many issues and […]

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Exposing our islands to a bigger audience

Exposing our islands to a bigger audience

The SMBI Tourism Board and the Bay Islands Chamber of Commerce are both concentrating on increasing the amount of exposure our islands have to tourism. Petrae McLean of the SMBI Tourism Board says “The famile’ the SMBI Tourism Board put together for Heather McWhinney, Editor of BNE Magazine has been VERY rewarding, providing some excellent […]

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Emerald Isle Shopping Centre

Emerald Isle Shopping Centre

Have you been up to the Emerald Isle Shopping Centre recently? So much is happening there! New tenants in the shops have given a great vibe to the place and all the shops are busy. Great food is available from  the Fish & Chip Shop and from Our Place, that quaint little cafe with the terrific […]

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The Rescue of Blinky

The Rescue of Blinky

Here’s a happy rescue story, with thanks to members of the Tingira Boat Club. Blinky the Turtle was having severe problems when members of the Tingira Boat Club spotted him last Sunday. They were enjoying their regular sailing and kayaking day when someone noticed poor Blinky wallowing on the surface, unable to submerge. His mate […]

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Control your dogs

Control your dogs

In the past several weeks there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of dogs roaming our island, attacking other dogs and causing traffic chaos. This has to stop before tragedy strikes. Before I’m branded as an animal hater, I would like to point out I do not blame the dogs. Blame rests solely […]

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