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What We Do

The Bribie Islander & theMINI Bribie Islander Team:

General Manager & Editor | David Sweedman

M: 0409 846 559
E: david.thebribieislander@gmail.com

Sub Editor & Journalist | Neil Wilson

Advertising Manager | Jodi Doe

Design & Layout | Lisa Wendland

Accounts | Karen Campbell 

Administration | Selina Whetlor

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The owner and editor of , Richard Whetlor, emigrated from the UK in October 2010, with his wife Selina and 3 gorgeous children, Joe (9) and twins, Alfie & Elly (6).

Upon arriving in Australia, Richard, a qualified electrician, and skilled tradesperson decided to embark upon a new career. Arriving in the little haven of Bribie Island, an opportunity to purchase a local classifieds paper arose.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Richard researched what might be involved in running a print media business. Unfortunately, this 8-page paper was sold before Richard had the chance to submit an offer. However, the seed was planted and began growing, until March 2014 when Richard founded ‘The Bribie Islander.’

The Bribie Islander developed into a newspaper and came to fruition in August 2014 with Issue 01 hot off the press! Initially planned as an 8-page publication with a distribution of approximately 8,000, Richard quickly realized that demand for a new local paper was high, and Issue 01 expanded to 16 pages with circulation in the vicinity of 12,000.

Since ‘the Bribie Islander’ commenced, it has seen continuous growth and is now producing up to 64 – 68 pages per publication and theMINI glossy A4 magazine also with a distribution having escalated to 15,000.

We now produce 30,000 copies printed and delivered! It has grown from strength to strength, offering local businesses a new and exciting newspaper along with a free glossy magazine, tailor-made for locals and real advertising that works!

Run by locals, for locals. Our motto is ‘Let’s Keep It Local!’

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Latest News

MARKET RAFFLE SUPPORTS AUSSIE STUDENTS

You’ve probably been roped in by big smiles from the Bribie VIEW members at the local markets lately. An eye-catching child’s quilt and Miss Piggy doll have entranced children and grandmothers alike and at $2 per ticket or $5 for 3, passersby have been...
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Bribie Island Wildlife – AUSTRALASIAN SHOVELER

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WHERE ARE OUR PELICANS?

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BUSY FINGERS – May 2019

Tags: Second-hand Store. Used clothing, books. Charity. Not for Profit RUBBISH DUMPING I just can’t understand these lazy people who continue to use us as a dumping ground. At approximately 1.30 am, a person drove up on the footpath and proceeded to dump 2 filthy, urine-soaked...

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The bribie Winelander May 2019

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BRIBIE LIONS FUND PREPS’ HEARING TEST

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RIDE FOR RED SUCCESS NOT DAMPENED BY RAIN

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The Bribie Island Surf Club

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Gloss Magazine Bribie Islander 12th Edition June 7 2019 Issue 89

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MOVIE REVIEW – Breakthrough

Survival against the odds; a medical miracle never before was seen…Both have been used to describe the events depicted in this film. Based on a true story, this film tells the remarkable story of a fourteen-year-old boy named John Smith, played by Marcel Ruiz....
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ITA – INSPIRATION THROUGH ART ANNUAL EXHIBITION

Tags: Artist. Art gallery. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Brisbane. Queensland. Australia ITA’s Annual Exhibition will be held in the Matthew Flinders Gallery, , 191 Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach. The Official Opening will be on Friday 31st May (5 – 7 pm)...
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FLORAL TRIBUTE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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History – Welcome to Bribie

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Bribie Wildlife – LITTLE CORELLA (CACATUA SANGUINE)

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WHOSE IDEA WAS IT TO BUY A CAFE? PART 3 – THE END

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The Bribie Winelander – May 2019

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DO IT ONCE – DO IT WELL!

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HERE’S A SWEET EVENT

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Gloss Magazine Bribie Islander 11th Edition May 24 2019 Issue 88

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BRIBIE ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB NEWS

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PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS – Lesson 6

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THE ART OF HEROES

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History – The STORY of our BRIDGE

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Mad Poets Society – May 2019

Tags: Poetry. Poems. Poets JUST BREATHE I take it for granted for some it is a matter of life or death. For me it is my mantra within my head. I thank God that I did not succeed. Just breathe Just Breathe tattooed on my wrist. Permanent reminder. I do...
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Australian Wildlife – STRIATED HERON

Tags: Australian Wildlife. Birds. Heron. Native. Queensland. Bribie Island. MIGRATORY BIRDS BAR-TAILED GODWITS STRIATED HERON Striated Herons are common to Bribie Island and can be seen near water, in mangroves, and on mudflats. Just recently much to my surprise, I saw a juvenile standing on the sand...

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