PARLIAMENT SAYS YES Federal Parliament has voted yes to same-sex marriage. It passed with a clear majority – less than four MPs voted no – and will become law in days when it goes to the Governor-General on December 9. There was wild applause in the chamber when the vote […]

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From the Fire Warden Macleay Island As from today NO FIRES are permitted in the Redland City Council area, the only fires permitted are those with QFES permits issued by the local fire warden of that area. Fires are permitted in urban areas of greater than 6000m2 properties with a […]

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Lock it or lose it, Macleay Island

Lock it or lose it, Macleay Island Officer In Charge Macleay Island Police on Nov 30, 2017 @ 11:24am Macleay Island Police have recently solved offences of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing involving insecure vehicles parked at Macleay Island Jetty car park. On November 25, two juveniles […]

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Bay Island News Group

Christmas winners at the Macleay OPshop raffle See MoreSee Less

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Bay Islands Community Services Inc Xmas Raffle!

Winners of the Xmas raffle drawn this morning 15th of December
at the Macleay Island Op Shop.

1st prize: Ian – Macleay Island

(Friday night package for two on Coochie Island Beach Resort was donated back and re-drawn. Winner being Julie Bucknell from Macleay Island).

2nd prize: Pat Springett – Karra Island

3rd prize: Dave – Russell Island

Thank you for your support!

Congratulations to the winners who were notified this morning! See MoreSee Less

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Every payday from October, members of Council’s customer service team have dug deep to buy treats for the community centre’s Christmas Project 2017. See MoreSee Less

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Shake your booty, that’s the way I like it… better read what is allowed inside and what is not… See MoreSee Less

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Been wrestling with an easy, handy and catchy term for what it is that I am now doing with Bay Island Newspaper (that’s the official name BTW).
Of course there is now (for the time being, anyway) no paper involved, so I needed another name.
Finally, inspiration struck!

I’ll refer to it as the bayislandnewsite..
Not going to change official names or web address, but I’ll make reference to it as "the newsite". A play on it being new, and a website for news..

Any comments?
PS, I’m only addressing this question to this particular group…. See MoreSee Less

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Test message for forum posts originating from the newsite See MoreSee Less

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All the good ideas are simple. Take a pic on your smartphone and upload it – GPS does the rest along with a computer program.. See MoreSee Less

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Fresh global focus on economic development for Redlands

14 December 2017  Fresh global focus on economic development for Redlands The Redlands Economic Development Advisory Board’s newest member needs little introduction. John Aitken is well known for his achievements as former CEO of Brisbane’s economic development organisation, Brisbane Marketing including establishing Brisbane’s new world city positioning globally, and delivering […]

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Jetty jumping a leap of faith An incident involving a man leaping from the Coochiemudlo Island Jetty in recent months has sparked warnings that serious injuries can result. As the man jumped he hit the dock, dislocated his shoulder and was pulled unconscious from the water by local Surf Lifesaver […]

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Robo-Calls at dinnertime 

    Sourced from the ABC news website Election campaign ‘robo-calls’ prompt flood of complaints to communications watchdog 7.30 By Pat McGrath Updated 13 Jul 2016, 6:59am “Australia’s telecommunications watchdog has been flooded with complaints about politicians “robo-calling” voters during the election campaign. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) says it […]

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Fuel for fire

  “Taking a walk through Turtle Swamp wetlands, to no avail in wet land, I did however come across this paradox. After our horrendous time with fires across the islands last year, and early this year, you would think Council would be going all out to protect or most vulnerable […]

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School holiday fun in the Redlands

School holiday fun in the Redlands Kids across the Redlands are spoilt for choice these school holidays with Christmas craft, robotics, portrait art, nature treasure hunts, and writing and illustration workshops headlining a jam-packed program of events on offer. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council was again offering an […]

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Lighting of the Redlands’ Christmas tree

Lighting of the Redlands’ Christmas tree The start of the festive season will be celebrated in the Redlands with the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree in Cleveland’s Library Square, on the corner of Bloomfield and Middle streets, on Friday, 1 December. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the event, […]

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Redland Libraries prescribes Words for Wellbeing

Redland Libraries prescribes Words for Wellbeing A new partnership between Redland City Council, Redland Hospital and health professionals will see Redland Libraries support community health and wellbeing by loaning residents specific books prescribed to them by their doctor. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that “Books on Prescription” initiatives have […]

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Island carpark CCTV cameras

Hello Bay Islanders, Just a quick heads-up on the cameras, we have had some really promising progress with the MBCIA fundraiser for the extra cameras in the island carparks, currently waiting for a quote from a local supplier as well as a few bureaucratic hurdles to conquer. As you know, […]

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