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Auto Marine on Macleay Island are now an official agency for Makita range of products. They have a big supply of there battery-powered equipment already in store, but to celebrate their appointment, a special Makita Display Day will be held at Auto Marine on Friday, March 12. Experts from Makita will be in IN STORE to do demonstrations and to give advice and to answer any questions. Michelle at Auto Marine is delighted with the Makita range or products and has a supply of battery powered mowers, blowers, chainsaws, trimmers and vacuum cleaners. By the way, there is also a self-propelled mower! So put the date, Friday March 12 in your diary and make your way to Auto Marine (behind Spar supermarket) for a great Makita day.


Well known island pest control and septic expert Frank Devitt now has a new partner in the business Bay Island Pest Control. And it just happens to be his son, James Devitt. James has always had an interest in the business and in recent times has become fully licensed and accredited as well as fully insured. The father and son team will continue to provide the old-fashioned, reliable service that Bay Island Pest Control has been recognised for over the past 20 years. They use new technology as well, particularly when it comes to identifying troublesome ants. It is thermal imaging and micro wave scanning. The specialise in pre-purchase inspection, rental bond returns, carpet cleaning, pest control and septic plant treatment servicing. You may give them a call on 0429 649 950.


Getting into touch with the Macleay Island Post Office and Macleay Island Gifts and Stationery is changing. Due to the recent NBN connectivity to the islands, Lil Threadgate has had to restructure her phone connections. From now on the Post Office new phone number is 0468 315 203. If you need to send a fax the number is 3409 5959. With Easter just around the corner, Lil has a great supply of some wonderful Darrell Lea Easter treats. Easter Eggs of all description are on the menu with a heap of terrific gift ideas and cards, too.


Glen and Jason’s Handyman Services has added to their range of services. They have recently added a new digger and lawn mower to their range of equipment. the digger is perfect for digging trenches and moving soil in small and confined spaces. Heaps of tradies around the islands might find this service extremely handy indeed.


A new advertiser in your Friendly Bay Islander is Basic Plumbing Supplies located in nearby Cleveland. Basic is owned and run by Brian Harrison and Basic Plumbing Supplies has been around for just over ten years looking after the local handy man and tradesman in the Redlands and all the islanders from Stradbroke to Russell Island. Brian is known for supplying septic tanks for the AES system of septic management which is very popular on our islands. He can also supply any of the other systems the councils may require for your dwelling. The good new is that Basic Plumbing Supplies sells to the public at tradesman prices. Brian also specialises in house lots at a competitive rates. So, if it’s septic tanks, taps, toilets, fittings and more, give Basic Plumbing Supplies a call on 3821 1818. they are located at 73-75 Shore St, West Cleveland, behind Goodyear Tyres.


Radio FBI, a division of The Friendly Bay Islander, is on the move. The on-line radio station has been completely revamped in recent weeks and has a new sound and presentation. To any advertisers of The Friendly Bay Islander, Radio FBI has a special offer of TWO MONTHS FREE RADIO FBI advertising. You will have received an email from us in relation to this, and all you have to do is to reply to the email and we will get it into production for you. It includes professional voice over, production and editing. If you haven’t downloaded the Radio FBI app already, do so NOW. It is available for FREE on the APP Store. Get listening to great music with ALL ISLAND CONTENT today!


Dr Adhar’s surgery at Redland Bay has moved to a new location. It was part of a whole restructure at Redland Bay that has seen an entire block and complex fenced off to be demolished to make way for a new Woolworths Supermarket. Dr Adhar’s surgery is now located at 131 Broadwater Terrace, just around the corner and up the road, in the same complex as LJ Hooker, Redland Bay. You may phone Dr Adhar’s surgery on 3206 7944.


Ray Saunders The Island Engineer of Island Consulting Group and Island Geotechnical Services, is now providing island soil testing services. Soil tests are required on every block of land on the island prior to building. Ray, a resident of Macleay Island, founded the business in 2019 and provides a multitude of services as an engineer to the island home building industry. You may call Ray on 0409 586 794.