Friday, 28 February 2014

East West Link

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Dear Protectors of Public Lands Victoria Inc. members and friends

I Victorian Planning Panel Hearing on East West Link Timetable Latest Version

Below is the latest communication from Planning Panels Victoria  re public hearing timetable on EW Link starting Monday. Note the "Combined community groups" address on the opening day Monday 3 March 2014 at 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm by Tom Pikusa Counsel for Protectors of Public Lands Victoria Inc. and the Royal Park Protection Group Inc.

II  David Tatnall Photograph Exhibition on Royal Park "The Last Summer" 11 March to 22 March 2014  at 45downstairsgallery 

See attached flyer. The opening is at 5 pm on 11 March 2014. Ring me for details.    


Regards

Julianne Bell
Secretary
Protectors of Public Lands Victoria Inc.
PO Box 197
Parkville 3052

Mobile: 0408022408   

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Dear All, 

Please find attached Version 3 of the timetable for the East West Link (Eastern Section) Project Public Hearing. 

Changes have been made to this version to reflect a range of  changes requested by various submitters.  Please make a note of your scheduled time in this version of the timetable as it may have changed. 

I have also attached a 'Guide to Submitters' to assist Community Groups, Sporting Organisations, Businesses and Individuals presenting at the Public Hearing 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on 8392 6383. 

Kind Regards, 


Jessica Cutting | Senior Project Manager
Planning Panels Victoria 
Level 5, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne 
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T: 03 8392 6383 | F: 03 8392 6381 | E: jessica.cutting@dtpli.vic.gov.au
Please consider the environment before printing this email.

This office is located on the land of the Traditional Owners of the Kulin Nation.







No Elephant Poo this Weekend

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Hi Everyone.
The truck that was going to deliver the elephant poo broke down this morning and we won't be receiving our delivery until next Friday (or maybe even the one after).
Sorry about the hassle but do not despair there will be a plethora of poo in Newlands soon!!!
Have a great weekend.
Cheers Mel.

Looking for House to Rent

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Dear Newlanders,
We are a professional couple looking to rent a house in the area or surrounding suburbs from mid-April. We are clean and tidy and enjoy gardening, so are happy to maintain a house with a yard. Our two older cats will be joining us. We are tidy, considerate and can provide references.
Hope to hear from you if you have a house to rent or if you know someone who does please pass on our details.

Leonie and Martin (0412 162 994)

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Free

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I am passing on my Room Steam Vaporiser - Hippo Deluxe. With instructions. It's a bit dusty so will need a good wash.

Inkjet Cartridges - Greentec - remanufactured 2 pack for HP. Cartridge type 546XL-Black. I bought it because it is remanufactured, but HP have definitely got me locked into buying their cartridges for life!!

If you'd like either of these please call or email me. Emma emmapascoe1@yahoo.com 0450 445 480


WANTED

Fishing rods/reels/hooks - my 5 yo son is into fishing at the moment and I am looking about for any unused gear. If you have anything that you think might be useful, please let me know. Many thanks, Emma, emmapascoe1@yahoo.com, 0450 445 480.

Cleaner

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Looking for a house cleaner. I need someone for 3 hours, once a fortnight, to do floors and bathrooms/kitchen.  Reliable and efficient. 



Preston area.

Looking for a Mechanic

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Hey everybody, 
Can anyone please provide me with some reviews and recommendations for local mechanics?

This would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks Naomi.
heytakita@yahoo.com.au
0401 561 339

Free

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Hello Newlanders,
The following items might be useful for you. 
See photos for first four items below:
Comfy chair
Retro set of wooden drawers
Wooden tallboy/drawers
Blue plastic mop bucket
Bowl & vitamiser base for Kenwood Chef
Hose & bits for Meile vacuum
It would be great if you could pick any items before sat night.
If you are interested please call Cath on 93546401.






Cabinet maker/carpenter needed!

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Hi.

Can anyone recommend a great/reliable cabinet maker or carpenter to make us a laundry cupboard, bathroom vanity and some shelving? We have the design/measurements but really want someone who know's what they're doing and someone who's work comes well recommended.

Please email me - jodeg@hotmail.com or ph: 0422 166 132

Many thanks,

Jody.

Looking for Recommendations‏

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It would be great if you have recommendations for the following:

Caterer 
Im looking to find a caterer who is ethically based to provide finger food for a gathering.
Someone who ' stretches' paintings 
I have a few aboriginal paintings which are not completely square and need stretching so I can hang them.
Thank you Cath.
0468963868

Monday, 24 February 2014

Elephant Poo!!!!!

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Hi Folks.

10 cubic meters of elephant poo (from the Melbourne Zoo) is being delivered to Newlands Primary School at the end of this week and we are hoping that everyone in the community will be interested in coming along and helping us disperse it around the neighbourhood.

At 2.00pm this Saturday March 1 please come to Newlands Primary School with a big bag, a wheelbarrow, a ute or a trailer and help yourself. It will be very close to the car park gates so will be easy to access.

As a bit of a fundraiser for the school we are thinking of charging:

$3.00 - $5.00 per bag (depending on the size)
$8.00-$10.00 per wheelbarrow (again depending on size)
$30.00 for a ute or trailer load

Please spread the word, we would like it to be completely gone before school starts on Monday morning!!!
If you have any questions please contact Mel at melmate@hotmail.com

Cheers from The Newlands Primary Garden Group.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Another Robbery!

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Sunday afternoon around 1.15pm another house was robbed, this time in Ballard Ave. The thieves smashed open the lock on the front door (which is visible from the street) and took jewellery and electronic goods. They'd obviously been watching to see when the family left as they only have one car and often the car will be gone but people will still be home. 
I guess all we can do is keep a lookout for people hanging around or cruising, and ask our neighbours to do the same.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Lost Dog

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Hi,

This post appeared today on Facebook, see the image attached:

A female white & brindle whippet was found in Coburg last night. She 
has a microchip, but the numbers are not linked to a person. Vets in 
Coburg & surrounds have been notified as have the Lost Dogs Home, Lort 
Smith and the RSPCA.

The post appeared originally in this group on Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/LostFoundAndHomelessAnimalsInVictoria

If you aren't on FB, feel free to contact me (SMS or email) and I can 
find a way to connect you with the Lady who posted the report...

Kate.
0412 439 910
krm@karemo.com



Workshops

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Hi!
We are running Silk Screen Printing classes and Introduction to Printmaking classes at our workshop in West Footscray.
These classes are great for beginners or anyone who has done some printmaking in the past and wants to get back into it.
It's a fantastic opportunity to do something with images and ideas that you have been collecting that you like and have always wanted to do something else with.
If you have any friends out West, can you pass this on for us!
Thanks so much.



Market

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Sprout Community Market is back!
Thurs March 6th 2014 from 3-7pm
After a long hot and dry summer, Sprout Community Market is back – restarting March 6th from 3-7pm. Buy something local, sustainable, and ethical and have a tasty feed at the same time, in the gorgeous surrounds of the productive Sprout gardens, with great local live music.  
 Sprout Community Market is an established gorgeous garden, market and program that supports people recovering from mental health issues and at risk of homelessness, as well as supporting the wider local community.




Enjoy the vibrant local market, live music, kids’ activities, truly tasty food, local wares and lots of great seedlings for your garden. 
Stalls include:
-          Organically grown local fresh produce and eggs, etc
-          Organically grown seeds, seedlings, plants and garden products (worm juice and castings) and sweet little succulents in cups;
-          Tasty organic BBQ and yummy vegetarian food, sweet treats galore,
-          Sprout made preserves and hot chai (so yummy!),
-          Organic sourdough bread and pastries fresh out of the wood fired oven on site…
-          Truly special local made craft and designs… come and see the range.  
Live music with the gorgeous sounds of the beautiful Sam Menzies and others – anyone who has been to Sprout Market has probably tapped their toes to his infectiously smiley tunes.
 Cnr Watt & Clapham Streets, Thornbury (Melways Ref 30F4)
Ph: 9484-5565 or 0424-029-180 or
email sproutmarket@hotmail.com  for info or a stall.
 Zanni Waldstein
Sprout Market Coordinator
 Sprout
Cnr Watt and Clapham Streets, Thornbury
PO Box 1599, Preston South 3072
p/f)  03 9484-5565
m) 0424-029-180
w) www.facebook.com/SproutGardens



Beer for a Cause

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Hi Newlanders and friends,
Sorry for re-posting, I just noticed it was posted on a really busy posting day and I didn’t want you to miss out J
I have some wonderful friends (Scott and Fiona) who own and run the Bright Brewery up in Bright http://www.brightbrewery.com.au/ .  They make great Beer from good quality ingredients – local where possible.
Unfortunately Fiona is also very sick with cancer as needs to come to Melbourne regularly for treatment.  She manages to come down by plane through a wonderful service called angel flights often. http://www.angelflight.org.au/index.cfm   Angel flights is so great because being unwell Fiona wants to be home and with her family when ever possible.  The drive is long and tiring and not something Fiona is up for on her own.
My proposal is that we put in an order for some great beer – pay the retail price but put the difference between retail and wholesale (Scott tells me about 15%) as a donation to angel flights.
I am not sure when Scott is next in Melbourne – if it is within the next month then I will hold off so we can also get free delivery.
So if you are keen, please have a look at the website www.brightbrewery.com.au have a look at the beers and then go to the order page to find the price.
Once you have decided what case you would like to order please email me (rachael.millsom@gmail.com) with your name, type of beer and number of cases you would like to order.
I have also just heard that the last bottling run of Blowhard Pale Ale is slightly under-carbonated (tastes just as good but is difficult to pour with a head) so they’re selling the whole lot as seconds and we can have it for ½ the retail price– so If you would like some please indicate clearly you would like the seconds and then indicate what you are prepared to pay (if you pay full retail still that means a bigger donation to Angel flights! – and that my friends is the aim of this exercise!)
I will then collate the order and send everyone an email with my bank details to put the money in and then I’ll make the order and the donation and let you all know how much we raised.
Please feel free to forward to friends and family who may be interested who could pick up from the Newlands area.
I look forward to hearing from the Beer drinkers of you soon! J
Rachael
0431 290 174

Light the Dark

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By now you may have have heard about the tragic turn of events on Manus Island that left one person dead and 77 injured. 

We don't yet know if this new tragic low marks a turning point, if it's part of Australia's new status quo, or if it will finally be enough to make our Government rethink our cruel treatment of asylum seekers, the very people who need our help most. The truth is, we still don't really know happened because the Government won't tell us. 

What we do know is that a young man lost his life in the most horrific way – while under our care, while detained in your name. His name was Reza Berati, a 23 year old from Iran. It was in July last year that he made the perilous journey by boat to seek refuge in Australia and instead of finding safety, he endured a nightmare. 

Reza is not the first to die because of this policy: there are many others who have already taken their own lives whilst locked in Australian detention centres. But rather than acknowledging our failure to protect them, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison sent an email lauding today as a "significant milestone" in the Government's "strong resolve on our borders". 

The only "milestone" reached this week was a new low for human rights in Australia. We live in hope that this horrible tragedy will be enough to make Australia rethink our treatment of asylum seekers. We're planning more action over the coming months – but for now, GetUp members, along with refugee advocacy groups around the country, will take a moment to remember Reza and the countless others who have died and suffered under our watch. 

The Government has kept us in the dark for too long, so on Sunday grab all your friends and let's light up the dark! 

We'll be gathering across the country, in homes, backyards, parks and churches to pay our respects to those we've failed to protect, and display the compassion that we know Australians are capable of. Together we will show that we care; that we will not allow our Government to abandon our duty of care to these fellow humans. We will gather to show hope and to give hope. 

Will you join us for a candlelit display of compassion and hope? 

When: Sunday 23 February, 8pm 
Where: Federation Square, Melbourne 
RSVP: https://www.getup.org.au/lightthedark-melbourne 

Together we can light the dark, 
the GetUp team 

PS – If you're unable to attend on Sunday evening, GetUp members around the country are stepping up at a moment's notice to organise community snap action vigils in solidarity. They can be as large or as small as you like, it's the sentiment that counts. Click here to find out how you can get involved: https://www.getup.org.au/lightthedark 

PPS – We're working alongside our incredible friends at the Refugee Action Coalition, Amnesty International, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Welcome to Australia, the First Home Project, the Canberra Refugee Action Committee, the Welcome Group and many other wonderful refugee advocates to light the dark this Sunday.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Roof Racks‏?

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Hi Newlanders.
 
We are heading out on a camping trip soon and as we no longer have a station wagon, we are in need of some roof racks.  So, we were wondering if anyone has some that they are willing to sell / lend.  If you have a roof basket thingy as well that would be fabulous.
 
Cheers,
 
Lisa 0401 223 760.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Looking for Study / Computer desk

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Hi, just wondering does anybody have a computer desk or study desk that they would like to pass along? 
Please let me know 0430872829.
Thanks in advance.

Cheers,
Mutia.

Motorbike Theft Response

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Motorbike theft.....

I heard a motorbike on Ronald St, in the early hours of Monday morn, they seemed to be having trouble getting it going, so they kept going back up hill but it would konk out at our house, alas, I didn't get up to have a look but they would've been doing it for a good 15 mins, I was just hoping they would stop soon. I've had my car stolen from outside my house so they could be perpetrators! 

Let me know if helps, sorry I didn't see anything though!

Cheers Jo Adams.

Natural Building Workshop

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My friends are hosting a natural building event in northern Victoria, I thought Newlands Networks might be interested :) 


BRAND NEW GLOBES FOR SALE

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Hi All.
I moved house twice last year and found I don't need these globes in the new place.
CONTACT 0405 180 639.

TWIN PACK - 2 Mirabella energy saver petite light globes
Brand new, unopened.
23 watts (equivalent to 100 watts) Spiral shape
Cool white 4100K Screw-in type
5 years manufacturer's guarantee
Recommended retail price at Mitre 10 $10.99 each Available for $10

PLUS
2 UNOPENED PACKS each containing THREE PHILIPS 18W LIGHT GLOBES
B22 220-240 Volt 50-60 Hertz
Large, spherical/round, Bayonet type E27
Energy Saver 18watt (80% energy saving)
Ambient” Planet Ark
Warm white Longlife 3 years
Brand new in original packaging
Available for $ 15 per pack




Garage Sale!

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This Saturday 22nd Feb - 232 Mitchell St Northcote. 
Some furniture, clothes, kitchen stuff and lots of other bits and bobs. 
Three houses involved so lots of different sizes...Pop on over and have a look! 9 am - 2 pm.

Beer for a Cause

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Hi Newlanders,
I have some wonderful friends (Scott and Fiona) who own and run the Bright Brewery up in Bright http://www.brightbrewery.com.au/ .  They make great Beer from good quality ingredients – local where possible. 
Unfortunately Fiona is also very sick with cancer as needs to come to Melbourne regularly for treatment.  She manages to come down by plane through a wonderful service called angel flights often. http://www.angelflight.org.au/index.cfm   Angel flights is so great because being unwell Fiona wants to be home and with her family when ever possible.  The drive is long and tiring and not something Fiona is up for on her own. 
My proposal is that we put in an order for some great beer – pay the retail price but put the difference between retail and wholesale (Scott tells me about 15%) as a donation to angel flights.
I am not sure when Scott is next in Melbourne – if it is within the next month then I will hold off so we can also get free delivery.
So if you are keen, please have a look at the website www.brightbrewery.com.au have a look at the beers and then go to the order page to find the price.
Once you have decided what case you would like to order please email me (rachael.millsom@gmail.com) with your name, type of beer and number of cases you would like to order.
I have also just heard that the last bottling run of Blowhard Pale Ale is slightly under-carbonated (tastes just as good but is difficult to pour with a head) so they’re selling the whole lot as seconds and we can have it for ½ the retail price– so If you would like some please indicate clearly you would like the seconds and then indicate what you are prepared to pay (if you pay full retail still that means a bigger donation to Angel flights! – and that my friends is the aim of this exercise!) 
I will then collate the order and send everyone an email with my bank details to put the money in and then I’ll make the order and the donation and let you all know how much we raised 
Please feel free to forward to friends and family who may be interested who could pick up from the Newlands area.
I look forward to hearing from the Beer drinkers of you soon! J
Rachael
0431 290 174

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Free Mulch

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Hi Folks.
There is a small pile of mulch at the park in Hutchinson place.
It doesn't look like much in the photo but I reckon there are a couple of ute loads there.
Help your self!


Giving Away 4 Month Old Cockerels

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Hi neighbours - we hatch out a clutch of chickens from our backyard flock once a year. The boys from last year’s hatch are about four months old now and will need to leave our property in the next two weeks. While I would love these boys to go to a home where they will be a valued, working rooster, I am not against them going to a home where they are going to be raised kindly and respectfully, and then killed and eaten the same way. I have one or two purebred Plymouth Rocks and four Plymouth Rock x Barnevelders. Both breeds are traditional dual purpose chooks - that means they are good egg layers (not the boys, obviously) and good meat birds. If you’d contemplate introducing one to your flock permanently I’m happy to have a chat about the differences you can expect in a flock with a rooster and some of the things we’ve learned about having them. I’ve got to say I love having something magnificent and a bit wild out in my backyard. 

Contact Melanie at melaniejoymcgrath@yahoo.com.au

Coburg Farmers Market‏

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Coburg Farmer's Market - This Saturday.  8:00am til 1:00pm
Coburg North Primary School.  180 O'Hea St Coburg.

For the last few markets stall numbers have been down due to the weather and summer holidays.  The forecast for this Saturday is a wonderful 23 and stall numbers should be back to normal levels.  Come and get summer fruits before they finish, or a wonderfully crisp new season apple.  There were organic tomatoes at the last market, leeks were available again and there were some great Jalapeno peppers (I really enjoyed mine stuffed with cheese and baked).  It's the 4th Saturday which makes it bagel week too.  All fabulous reasons to come to the market, shop and while you are there feed the family from the Primary School's breakfast BBQ and pancake stall. 

Entry: Gold coin donation for the school's kitchen garden program.

Monday, 17 February 2014

HEART Radiance Meditation

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New Moon HEART Radiance 1st March


 Join together in a unified field of Love and Grace to re-set your Heart centred intention and blessing for all in your life.

Alternative times are Friday 8- 9:30pm, Sat 9:30-11 or Sat 1:30-3pm.  Register your interest and we'll go with the best time.

Wattle Grove or Edwardes Lake Park Reservoir
 
Please contact Viirendra:
  Mobile: 0417 581 829
  Facebook: 'Viirendra Ra'   
  Or search for ‘HEART Radiance’ Group on Facebook

HEART Radiance:
Opening into the Heart of Oneness
Relax your Body, Clear your Mind, Live from the Heart

HEART Radiance’ is a simple but potent process that can be used any time, any place to activate the Heart Energy and to radiate Love and Grace into your surroundings.
In addition to creating a deep sense of fulfilment within the self, the frequency of your surroundings is also raised leading to profound effects within your life.

The HEART Radiance Program includes:
·   12 Immortals – Chi Kung longevity exercise
·   The Tree – Standing meditation merging with the energies of Nature
·   Resonant Tuning – Sitting meditation absorbing energies from Earth and Cosmos to open the Heart and allow Divine Love and Grace to flow through

The acronym ‘H.E.A.R.T.’ means Healing Energy and Awareness with Resonant Tuning.  The Healing of our physical Energy and our conscious Awareness takes place through the process of Resonant Tuning. 
The abdominal and head key chakra centres are stimulated in such a way that the heart chakra is allowed to open fully and naturally accompanied by a host of benefits. 
The abdominal chakra is the centre for our physical and also emotional Energy.  When we experience an emotion we do not like we often try to stop it thus blocking this Energy motion (E-motion).  This blocked energy can then impact upon our physicality.  Through the process of Resonant Tuning we program our energy body to allow our energy preference of EASE and FLOW.

The head chakra governs our thoughts and our Awareness.  In this fast paced world where we are bombarded with external stimuli our thought space can become overwhelmed with the multitude of thoughts we could be having.  Our attention can become scattered and our energy dissipated leading to stress and anxiety.  Resonant Tuning allows SPACIOUSNESS and FREEDOM within our thought space.

Found

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This white and beige (possibly juvenile) pigeon with beautiful feathered feet was found wandering around our driveway on Monday evening. It is very docile and we suspect domesticated. It seems to have little interest in moving on from our place, but we fear it will be killed by a cat or mynah birds. 
Also suspect its wings have been clipped as it can't fly further than up to the window sill when approached. 
We've door knocked houses in the surrounding streets with no luck.  
Call us if you know anything!

Lanie - 0418552377


Kids Party Entertainment?

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Hi.
I'm looking for some entertainment for a kids party & after any recommendations for reasonable priced fun, interactive & engaging person that can entertain 15 kids in the 5 yo age group for 1 & half hours on 2nd March in a local park. If anyone knows of someone who comes highly recommended I would really appreciate some suggestions. Many thanks Libby.
PH: 0414433975.
libby_c@hotmail.com

wanted - bike baby seat

Hello local people,
Does anyone have a bike baby seat they would like to sell or lend?
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Motorbike Theft

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Hello Residents,
At around 1:30 - 2am this morning of February 17 (2014)  did anyone hear a motorbike go into a house,
or hear noise from a backyard?  Our motorbike was stolen from in our driveway.  My partner quickly
got in his car and chased these people and came to near the hill on Jackson Pde.  He lost sight of them
near this point, probably as they turned quickly into Claremont, Boyne or Ballard Streets.  We don't
believe they knew they were being followed.  Two people were on the motorbike.  The passenger
was a very tall, slim person.  Do you have any neighbours with motorbikes, dirt bikes or trail bikes.
Any information that could lead to an arrest will remain confidential with Crimestoppers.
We would really appreciate any information no matter how small.  Thank you
The bike is a Honda CBR purple and yellow but could be stripped down for parts.  Anyone in the area
who is a handyman doing bikes up/selling etc....please can you let us know.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Dietitiion?

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Hi.
Can anyone recommend a good local dietitiion?
Dan has just been diagnosed with Coeliac's Disease and we are after some extra help and ideas...Are there any other Coeliac's or people with kids with Coeliac's out there with some good practical tips etc?
Thanks heaps.
Karen.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Looking for a Wooden Bunk with Trundle

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Hi all,

I am currently looking to buy a wooden bunk with trundle for my little man for his birthday. If anyone is selling or knows of someone who is selling a second hand bunk (with trundle) could you please let me know.

My number is 0418135209.

Thanks.

Mel, Jarrah & Jedda
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