Coochie Island News - The Newspaper With Heart

$425 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 4 people in 3 months

Coochie Island News  (CIN) is an independent community newspaper based on Coochiemudlo Island, a subtropical island nestled just off Redland Coast, Brisbane.  

500 black and white copies of this 20-page newspaper are printed and distributed   monthly and CIN is available 24/7 (in colour) online. Print and online copies are free.  

CIN's content is positive, uplifting and inspiring, highlighting our strengths.  Coochiemudlo Island is a place where community is not just a word but a lifestyle, where random acts of kindness happen everyday, among a natural beauty that we work together to protect.

Our purpose is to highlight the strengths of our community and to help  knit our diverse community together. Coochie Island News enables community members, community groups, creative makers and island and Redland Coast businesses to introduce themselves, share their stories, advertise events and products and services that benefit our community.


We're seeking support to enable Coochie Island News to continue operation and provide local news. 

Your contribution will support the Publisher in meeting the costs of publication and enable her to take time each week out of paid employment to continue operations of the newspaper.  Currently all tasks required to publish the newspaper are being done by the Publisher nights, weekends and public holidays which is not sustainable long term. Your contribution will contribute to the sustainability of this publication.

Any contribution will be gratefully received from fans of the Coochie Island News. Thank you!

By making a donation of $25 or more on GoFundMe you automatically become a member of Friends of the Coochie Island News.  You'll get a mention on our website and will be invited to a once-a-year get-together to meet other Friends and contributors and community members featured in our paper.

NB: GoFundMe seems to think postcode 4184 is Russell Island, but this newspaper is DEFINITELY based on Coochie :)  
The 5 South Moreton Bay Islands share a postcode.  This is a Coochiemudlo Island newspaper. 

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Thank you Friends of the Coochie Island News -

From two fundraisers (one on Facebook and one on GoFundMe) we have received 5 donations overnight. Thank you to Gavin Moodie, Gabrielle Austerberry, Meredith Edwards, Chris Patty, Peter Krinks!

Your generosity will pay for insuring the newspaper (defamation, public liability, professional indemnity) for 12 months! Thank you!!!!!!! This means the world to me.
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