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The Macleay Police Station was recently attacked when a substance was thrown at the front door. New island Police Sergeant Nathan Bennet said the attack occurred on the night between 11th and 12th of January. He said the entrances to the police station are covered by cameras and video footage was being examined to identify the culprit. He asked the island community to come forward if they have any information about the incident. If you can assist, contact the Macleay Island Police Station or Crime Stoppers on on 1800 333 000.


In reporting the December storm activity and high tides around the islands in our January edition, we mentioned that Coochiemudlo did not have much in the way of inconvenience due to the island having a superior jetty. Not so, it seems. We received this from one of our readers, Janice Romeo: ‘I beg to differ as when we get big highs with a bit of wind we get wet. Very wet. If it’s raining as well, we get drenched. Waves breaking over the pontoon walkways is very common. There is no way to find shelter on the jetty or pontoon.” She said she didn’t take photos because she didn’t want to get her phone soaked (sic)!


Energex have advised they have had a scam issue recently with people phoning homeowners in South East Queensland claiming to work for Energex saying ‘we owe them a rebate’. They then ask for the person’s credit card details offering to “directly credit” their account. Energex media centre advises that this is a scam and Energex “will never cold call asking for credit card details”. If people do receive one of these calls they should notify Scamwatch at


Not long ago we mentioned our friend Kitti Schell had an unfortunate fall and a difficult time in hospital after breaking her ribs and puncturing a lung. She wants to thank everyone who rallied around her over those months to do necessary chores, in addition to looking after her animals. She also wanted to thank all the people who contacted her after the small mention written in the Bay Islander. The good news is that Kitti won’t be moving into an over 55’s facility; and she is now going to recommence a low impact fitness exercise class in the park opposite the Community Centre. It will be free and certainly not hard, and held on a Friday morning. For anyone interested, Kitti can be contacted on 0400 463 443.

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