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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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A New Year’s Resolution

A New Year’s Resolution

Do you still make resolutions every New Year? Here’s one for all islanders. “Don’t drop it.” Yes, we all know there is a dearth of rubbish bins on the island and carrying your rubbish with you until you find one or return home can be a problem. But if everyone followed the simple maxim “Don’t […]

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Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to the mobile-friendly version of our island website, up and running and raring to go in 2014. We hope you like the new look of the site and, more importantly, make use of the information contained within. Don’t forget, businesses can have their names and phone numbers in the Business Directory at no charge […]

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