Monday, 30 December 2013

Summer Activities!


Milk Co-op


Swapy's raw milk, sold as bath milk at Naturally on High. It is super delicious and $3 a litre, $12 for 4 litre bottles and there is cream and goats milk and eggs also available. 
Pickup is usually on Wednesdays from Jasmine's house in Pascoe Vale. 
Contact Jasmine if you are interested!
0450223056 is her number. 

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Lost Dog


Our beautiful Sun Dog (see picture) escaped through the open front door on Sunday morning and hasn't been seen since. She's very friendly and probably hooked up with some friends down the creek but we've had no luck finding her so far. If found please phone Dave on 0428631004 or central animal records on the number on her collar (new blue collar with pictures of lemons on it).

She's well mannered and answers to "Sunny".


Single Bed to Borrow


My nephew is arriving on the 13th of January. I though I had a spare bed under the house but I must have passed it on ...
If anybody has a spare single bed and mattress I could borrow that woud be grand.
Pascale 0437240 956

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Plumber Recommendation


Hi All.
We are in desperate need of a plumber, our hot water service is broken!
Please contact us if you know of a good plumber.
Tom 0430 140 777

Friday, 27 December 2013

Creeks Bike Riders‏


One trick when encountering illegal bike riders on our local creeks, is to take a picture. You can actually take a picture or just pretend to (with the phone you left at home!) No need to get close or confrontational. They do know it is illegal and once they are aware that the locals care enough to take action, they move on. 
If you do manage to take a shot, you can offer it to the police.

Summer Reading for Serious Leisure!‏


As we unwind and chill while the climate hots up, here's something to read and ponder about!

Community Garden Fundraiser


Monday, 23 December 2013

Dirt Bikes on the Creek


I have recently spoken to the local police about the young men riding Dirt Bikes along the Merri Creek north of Bell St. 

They told me to call 000 every time we see the dirt bike riders as there is often a patrol car nearby. The police may not be able to catch the guys but it will at least deter the riders from coming back as often. If you have any information about where these riders live or come from then let the police know. 

For me it is important that these parklands are accessible and safe for all of us to use with our kids and dogs and don't just turn into a local motorbike track. There are appropriate places to ride motorbikes and this is not one of them. 

Sunday, 22 December 2013

House To Sit

A four bedroom house in Thornbury is available from boxing day for two weeks. The cat will need to be fed and the garden watered!
Please contact Sandra on 0433 028 368.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Washing Machine Needed!

Hi Everyone.
A family with four kids has recently moved to the area and their washing machine broke in the move. I am hoping that someone has a spare one floating around that they could donate to the family? If you do or know of a place that sells them cheap, please contact:
Mel on 0404 043 010 or
Cheers Mel.

Baby Bassinet/Playpen/Travel Cot


Hi Everyone.
Mila would like to give her old bassinet/playpen/travel cot away.
It is in very good condition and is nice and roomy.
Please give her a call on 0420 521 197.

Guinea Pigs


Baby guinea pigs.
Six of them.
Free to a good home.
Or even a mediocre one.
Lovingly hand-reared by my 8-year old.
Ready to pick up on 24 December.
Guaranteed low maintenance high return Xmas present for the small people in your life.

Car For Sale


Hyundai Accent 2001
LC GL 5-dr Hatchback
The rare five-door manual hatch, for the price of a three-door. Excellent value and fuel efficiency.
Great car to drive, roomy boot, plenty of zip, and very economical to run. Comes with a new windscreen and two new front tyres, fully serviced, registered right through to November 2014, and with RWC.
Much loved. Only selling  because since we moved to Coburg we now prefer riding bikes!
Owned by mature female driver for the last six years (second owner).
It has a few scratches in the paintwork and interior, nothing dramatic for a car this age - otherwise good condition.
Give us a call to test drive or make an offer.

Mobile: 0434 330 828

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Experienced House Sitter


My name is Helen Begley, I am an experienced house sitter and ex Coburg resident. I have not only had the pleasure of living in and around the city of Moreland for the past 20 years, I also recently house sat for local Newlands resident, Jody Galvin, looking after her two lovely dogs while she and partner Wayne were on holidays. 

I am a local music teacher and musician who enjoys the company of animals as well as their humans. If you need a house and pet sitter when you go away, I would be very pleased to come and look after your house and pets while you enjoy your holidays. 

I can provide references upon request and I'm also happy to get a police check if necessary.

For enquiries, you can contact me at

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Electrician Recommendation?


Hi there, I'm looking for a recommendation for a local electrician to install some ceiling fans.   

Please email Felicity at if you can suggest someone. 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Newlands Picnic and Christmas Carols in the Park‏


Come along and sing some catchy Christmas tunes (or don't) and catch up for a chat with some neighbours to celebrate getting through 2013.

Monday evening, 23 December after 5.30pm.
BYO your family, friends and neighbours.
BYO a picnic and a celebratory drink.
BYO picnic rug or a chair.
BYO an instrument and your best singing voice.

Hutchinson Place park, tucked in off Meadow St, Coburg (south of Murray Rd).

Monday, 16 December 2013

Car For Sale


Fantatsic car- very economical- great on fuel and easy to drive around the city and long distances. This has been my car for the past year and has been very reliable. I am only selling due to relocating over seas. The car has a new radiator and has a full service history. It has a CD player and air con. It is in excellent condition and full working order. Fully registered until OCT 14 with a RWC. Car is $2500 with rego and RWC. Alternatively can sell for 1600 without rego and RWC. Contact me on 0411961216. 

$2450- with RWC and 10 Months Rego
$1600 without rego and RWC
  • Rego
  • Expiry
    Oct 2014
  • RWC
  • Kms
  • Engine
  • Cylinders
  • Trans
  • Fuel Type
  • Fuel System
  • Body
  • Colour
  • Interior



Hi everyone,

I am hunting for a double futon mattress ( quite happy to pay/ swap../ etc..) and some blinds, preferably wooden ones, or dark curtains.
My children wake up way too early now it's summer...:)

I also wanted to know if there is someone that can cut hair for reasonable price or swap, I don't like hairdresser salons but am in need of a haircut..! 

Light to all,

Free Stuff!


We are moving our family overseas for 2 years.  Come and take our stuff for free!
15 Spring Street Coburg (just South of Murray Road)
17 December 9am-12pm  or 4pm - 8pm

  • Chairs
  • Table
  • Desk
  • Crockery
  • DVDs
  • Books
  • Fire place accessories
  • Lots of other wonderful stuff that's too good to chuck out, but we can't take it with us.
Sal and Andy.

Garden Swap?


Hi All,
I am on Meadow Street and have a great veggie garden and I am hoping I can do some garden help swaps over summer.
 I am away from the 28th of December for  week and then away from the 18th of January for a week.
I am after a person / couple of people to do a bit of watering for me – in return for picking what they can see in the garden – zucchinis coming now – lettuce and greens and soon tomatoes.
 I am very happy to repay the favour and do some watering in the middle couple of weeks of January.
 Please let me know if you can help me out.
Thanks all and have a wonderful Christmas.

Sunday, 15 December 2013


Gorgeous wooden bassinet, natural fibre coconut husk baby mat in need of a new home.
Donation super dooper appreciated!
Call jane 0448 005 830 :)

Friend Looking to Rent a House - Can Anyone Help?


A friend of mine with lovely twin toddlers has to move out of her unit up near the Big 4 caravan park at the end of January and is looking for a new place to rent. She would like 2 bedrooms, a bath, a garden or courtyard and preferably single storey to avoid stairs with the two kids. 
She's looking to pay $330-360 or so per week and is keen to stay in the Reservoir/Preston/Coburg/Pascoe Vale area.

If you have any leads, please let me know at and I'll pass messages on to her. 
Thanks in advance, Anna

Piano Lessons


Hi Newlands Community,

If anyone is looking for a local piano teacher for 2014, I would love to offer my services! 
Please check out my website if you would like to know more:

Thank you!

Allegra Oldfield

Piano Lessons & Accompaniment 
47 Boyne St, Coburg North, VIC 3058

0406 836 397

Friday, 13 December 2013

Open Garden


Farmers Market



Where:  Coburg North Primary School, 180 O’Hea Street, Coburg 
Time:      8:00am - 1:00pm       
Cost:       Gold coin donation for specific kids’ school projects would be appreciated

This is the last Saturday market until the 25 January 2014 but there will be a special market held on Sunday 22nd December to allow people to stock up for Christmas.

Free Guinea Pigs!


Three four-week old baby boy guinea-pig brothers are available to anyone who would like them. They are extremely cute, jumping around and healthy looking and seem to get on very well together.

Please ring Amelia on 0422 083 739

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Council to Vote on Future of Coburg

Join us at the next Council meeting…
Date: Wednesday 11 December,
6.30 pm
Please note change of venue to: Mechanics Institute
, 270 Sydney Road, Brunswick (corner Glenlyon & Sydney Rd)

This may be our last chance to influence councillors before they vote

So if you DO want…
· 3rd party appeal rights
· No more than 2 storeys adjacent to residential properties
· Minimum 20% public open green space
· Preserve heritage buildings
· A clear traffic management plan

But Don’t want…
8 storey buildings beside residences
To lose our community spaces
Over-crowded roads, trains and trams

We need as many people as possible to come and demonstrate to councillors that you care about Coburg and you don't want Coburg to become a toy for the big developers.

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Sunday, 8 December 2013


If you're looking for a deck or pergola builder, I'm here! 
Andrew  0408975712qualified carpenter.