Hi David, Mike and Fordan,
Thanks to you all so much and also for the pointer to calibre which this news junkie is planning on getting straight away (is it possible to find a site where I can download an extra 18-24 hours in a day so I can read this all? LOL)
Here is what Kindle support wrote to me (very promptly too!) last night Oz time when I asked them the same question. It looks like fordan is right which is wonderful and I will keep my monthly subscription to the paper that makes me feel homesick every day!
To download your Kindle subscriptions from Amazon.com, please visit the Manage Your Kindle page at http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle
and locate the subscription you wish to download in the "Your Active Subscriptions" section. Click on the + sign on the left of the title and you should then see the details for your subscription. There will be a drop-down of the past issues available to download. Click on "Download to Computer" after selecting the issue of your subscription you wish to transfer to your Kindle.
So, exactly what you said fordan. Also, they said that they are planning on releasing a Kindle for the MAC software soon (though why read on the mac when I can sit on the lounge with a cuppa and read in comfort?) and if this interest anyone, there is a link to a place where you can register your interest and they will let you know once it's released.
For any other Apples out there, the link is http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...cId=1000464931
Thank you all again and thanks to Amazon for being so responsive - loving my Kindle!
All the best,