Thursday, 31 July 2014



Hello to all in the area..

I have a pensioner friend who is sleeping under not such good circumstances. I would like to get him a couple of queen woollen blankets, which at this time of the year is not easy and quite expensive. If anyone has anything that they no longer need I am happy to pay you a reasonable price. I will pick up and pay cash. I can fix or re-sew most damage. Appreciate any help.

Please contact (call or SMS) Sue on 0418 187 590.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Climate Action


Community Climate Action Forum

Thursday August 7, 2014 at 7pm
Coburg Concert Hall (90 Bell St)
Hosted by Rod Quantock

Our governments have failed to act on climate change – indeed some are now winding back climate policies.
The good thing is we don't have to wait for governments to do something. The fight for a safe climate is being fought on other fronts and real progress is being made. Ordinary people everywhere are taking action on climate in places that often aren't in the news - the council chambers, churches, bank branches and school halls we pass every day.
Around Australia and the world people are getting involved in actions to change our institutions to drive the change we need to see in our economies, our societies and our politics.
Moreland is host to a range of activities where people are working together to put action on climate change back on the agenda. Some examples are: Fossil fuel divestment campaigns, local climate education events, pressuring political candidates, increasing the climate resilience of our community, developing community renewable energy facilities, and organising local food production. 
By working together we can turn the tide. In fact, that tide is already rising (just as the science predicted!) and it will flow through our community and uplift us as we do what needs to be done.
Together, our voices and our actions can make a difference
If a safe climate is important to you, there isn’t any choice in this – action is mandatory. Join us now in grassroots community climate action!
Come to our Community Climate Action Forum: Empowering Moreland to find out more.  Bring your own ideas, bring your enthusiasm and bring a friend!
Venue is at the rear of the Coburg Town Hall. Entrance via Urquhart St. 
This is Family Friendly Event.

Speakers from Climate Action Moreland and 
Visit our campaign page or find the event on Facebook or email us at  

For further information contact Andrea on 0424 508 535.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014



Just wondering if anyone in the Newlands community might have a mulcher we could borrow for a weekend? 
Your generosity would be much appreciated!

Rachel and Richard
Rasmussen Court, Coburg.

0406 783 418

Luke Watson Design


Luke Watson Design & Assembly

Local business assisting local people in a Professional, Reliable and Affordable manner.

Luke Watson Design & Assembly will help you achieve the interior creation that is important to you. Whether it’s the assembly and installation of a Flat Pack Kitchen, or helping you bring your creative idea alive with a customer designed and manufactured furniture piece. 

With 18 years of trade experience in furniture design and construction, kitchen manufacturing and technical training, I have a great understanding of the need to deliver quality in all aspects of the design and assembly of furniture and storage systems.

Flat Pack Furniture

Take the stress out of assembling your next Flat Pack purchase. We take care of all the hard work for you in a professional, safe and friendly manner. From a simple flat pack chest of drawers, to the more complicated assembly and installation of a DIY kitchen.
We assembly all flat pack furniture and storage solutions from Ikea, Bunnings, Masters, Freedom and the like. 

Custom Made Furniture

From a young age I have had a great passion to design and creating individual furniture pieces that are both stylish and practical for everyday use.

With an eye for detail and an understanding of the traditional techniques in furniture making, not only do we deliver exceptional quality, but also enjoy every part of the process. From meeting with you and discussing your idea, manufacturing your design, and seeing the look of excitement when we delivering the final product. It what we love to do………

I strongly believe that quality and individually design furniture pieces should not cost an arm and a leg. Working within a realistic budget is part of the challenge.


For a no fuss quote or consultation, feel free to contact us on:

 Mob: 0430 838 342

 Or check out our website at

High Tea


A Message...


Further to the strange behaviour story...
I have called Fawkner Police and have made a statement which will be distributed to patrolling officers.

Monday, 28 July 2014

MECCARG Activity

Hello Neighbours and Friends.
Our next MECCARG activity is scheduled for this Saturday August 2.
We will be meeting at our usual time of 1-3 at the usual spot on the Merri Creek south of the Murray Rd bridge.
We have loads and loads of plants that need to go in the ground and the weather is looking like perfect planting weather! A raincoat might be needed....
Please invite friends, especially those interested in learning about correct planting methods for indigenous tube stock.
We hope to see you there and remember, the more the merrier!
From The MECCARG Organising Crew.

Interested in Buying...

My husband collects all things Bundaberg Rum.
If anyone has anything to do with Rundaberg Rum he would be interested in buying it. 
His contact details: 0421 657 363.

For Sale

2 single seats ..
80 cm deep
70 cm wide
70cm high 
$20 for both 
Text Jody 0466 599 686


Hi Newlands News Organiser,  I was wondering if you could pass onto the provider of the post about the strange behaviour, the importance of providing all of the information to the Police? 
I believe the police have in the past investigated related strange behaviour in the area and I'm sure any new information would help them. 
It wasn't clear from the post if they have alerted the police or not but it would be great if they could do that. Thanks. 
PS - thanks for your work on the news posts, its a really great service. 

Flat For Rent

There is a big spacious two bed roomed light filled lovely flat for indefinite rent for $390 a week in North Melbourne....anyone interested? 

The apartment is in Brougham Street, North Melbourne, which is in the Hotham Hill area, close to Royal Park, and in the University High School zone.
It is bright, spacious, and solid - would suit friends sharing, a couple, or a young family.
It is on the top floor and has lots of natural light.
It is freshly painted throughout.
It has a brand new kitchen (you will be the first person to use it) with a dishwasher and Euro appliances, and plenty of cupboard/pantry space.
Generous additional storage with large built-in cupboards in the two bedrooms and the hallway.
The central bathroom has a shower and a bath, and a separate toilet.
Security entrance and deadlock on the apartment door make this a very safe and secure place to live.
Local conveniences - a large local supermarket, Asian grocery, laundromat and several cafes are all around the corner.
Walking distance to three tram lines, to Royal Park, and the The Royal Children's Hospital. The shopping and entertainment areas of Errol Street and Lygon Street are also pleasant walking distance away.
This is a 1970s apartment block - which means it is well-built and solid, with good soundproofing and privacy between apartments. Best of all, they made things more generously in those days, so it is much BIGGER than most inner-city units on offer!
Pleasant balcony with sunset views gives you your own private outdoor space, with room to grow a small garden, to sit, hang out, and relax.
The rent is $390 per week.
Interested people can contact me directly ( 0422450452). 
The property is currently listed with Nelson Alexander, and there are two Open Inspections each week if people want to see it.
Lease length is minimum 6 months - longer can be negotiated. The property is available indefinitely.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Coburg RSL Band Night

Event Name: Coburg RSL Band Night #4
Headline: Tangrams
Support/s: Popolice, Cabin Inn, Inevitable Orbit, The Happy Lonesome, Claire Brichall, Ada Hale
Artist Website:
Genre: Indie/Rock
Date & Time: Saturday 2 August 2014, 7pm
Price: $5 (includes free snacks)
Ticketing Information /

Tangrams+Popolice+Cabin Inn+Inevitable Orbit+The Happy Lonesome+Claire Birchall+Ada Hale
@Coburg RSL Band Night #4!
323 Sydney Road, COBURG
Saturday 2 August, 7pm, $5, All ages 0-101+ are welcome (minors with guardian)
The not for profit venue Coburg RSL is holding its 4th music Band Night on Saturday 2 August, a unique ALL ages experience where no one is too OLD or YOUNG. The club does not rely on pokies for its revenue, so the Coburg RSL is developing this Band Night to connect with the community. A special spotlight is put on independent, young/new, up and coming acts. On the first Saturday of every month, Mrs Barb Wire (our fantastic MC) and the friendly staff/volunteers of the Coburg RSL will wend you down a path full of happy surprises, not least of which is the 'Spam Raffle'. This month brings another amazing lineup of talented artists. Come along and you are in for a treat!
Formed in Melbourne in 2012, Tangrams draw on influences ranging from the sonic-crooning of Scott Walker and Nancy Sinatra, to the syncopated distortion of Big Black and New Order. Their songs entwine male and female vocals, thudding rhythms and spasmodic guitar lines doused with reverb. Tangrams have recently released their first studio recording; a 5-track EP titled 'Waves'. Have a listen and come see!
Marc Regueiro-Mckelvie  plays loud and passionate guitar noise drenched power pop songs. He’s a poet and a master of distortion. A great mix in our book. Mess+Noise says “Popolice [is music which] makes you fall in love with guitar all over again. Marc Regueiro-Mckelvie (New Estate, Enclosures, Teeth & Tongue) …  [taps into] the romance of power-pop without forgetting the snide edges.”
Cabin InnCabin Inn is the love child of Rossco Harvey (Through Lost Hope, May, bare bones, Axes for Exes & / \ ), a master in the art of reinvention. Conceived during a long North Melbourne winter, Cabin Inn expertly combines the best of confessional singer-songwriters (think Richard Buckner, Bill Callahan and Ben Gibbard), 60’s girl group doo-wop and lush post-punk. Lyrics, when delivered, are done in a deep and sometimes disturbing baritone, hitting you hard in the heart before soothing you, like the perfect coffee enjoyed inside, warm in pyjamas as an immense storm rolls across imagined hills outside your window. Never what you expect, the hazy heartbreak of Cabin Inn will keep you in a state of suspense while filling you with memories of times past and of hope for those yet to
Inevitable Orbit
Julian Williams' musical journey could be described as ‘out of the ordinary’. Coming from the experimental scene, even once part of ‘the world’s weirdest band’(Hi God People), Julian decided to do something different: start “a song band” or in other words, make structured pop songs ‘with an angular paradigm’. Together with friends Frances Plagne and Greg Allom they organically became Inevitable Orbit in 2005. Drawing on broad influences including Pere Ubu and Flying Nun, it’s not what you’d expect, and everything you’d want to hear.
The Happy Lonesome
The elusive Happy Lonesome speak for themselves.
Claire Birchall
Claire has been making beautiful, soulful music, writing songs and recording them since the mid-90’s. She took up guitar at 13, and began recording on 4-track cassette at 17, where she became a prolific songwriter and recorder. As well as continuing her work as a solo artist, she also plays in bands Paper Planes and The Happy
Ada Hale is a local young’un who is no stranger to performance ... She has been in bands since primary school and is currently studying drama with the Melbourne Theatre Company. Come along and support this talented young lady!

For Sale


Kitchen Hutch 

    170cm high
     130cm wide
      40cm deep 
Great condition 

Text Jody 0466 599 686 



Hi Newlands community.

I am looking for a toddler toilet seat with steps and preferably handles to hold when sitting on the seat.
My toddler is scared of the toilet and doesn't want to use a potty. I am hoping that he may feel more secure using this type on toilet seat.

Contact Nicole  0418 399 662.

Thank you.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Needing a Rental


Thornbury, Preston area.
2 bedrooms pref with a yard or courtyard.
Max weekly rent $360. 
Very reliable tenant with young son.

Contact Jacqui 0411 213 252

Thank you, 




I have excess Fowlers Preserving Bottles to free to anyone who wants them. Varying sizes.
I also have a Mothers choice booster seat to give away. Please txt Rosey if interested 0425 828 701.

Electrician Needed

Hi everyone.

I am looking for a qualified electrician to fix our gas heater. 
If anyone knows a reliable tradie with reasonable rates please contact Sascha on 0421 239 256.

Coburg Farmers’ Market


Fill your pantry with products from Coburg Farmers’ Market!

This Saturday 26th July at Coburg North Primary school, 180 O’Hea Street Coburg


Not only will there be an amazing array of seasonal fruit & veg, meat, eggs and cheese on offer at our farmers market – but all your pantry essentials too! This Saturday, you’ll find Villa Pillegi Organic Olive OilHeidi Honey (with their handmade beeswax candles) & King Valley Walnuts. For the grown-ups, Golden Axe Cider are bringing their award winning IPA, and wine and verjuice from Restdown Wines.

Come and enjoy the full range of foods available at Coburg Farmer’s Market from your Victorian producers!

Garage Sale


8am-3pm Garage Sale at 183 O'Hea Street, Coburg, Victoria - right
across the road from the Coburg Farmers Market on Saturday the 26th
July 2014.
Furniture, clothes, bags, stationery, kitchen items, all manner of
awesome stuff that comes from combining households and spring
cleaning. We have 'lets clear this clutter out' mentality so plenty
of bargains for savvy shoppers.
It will be held in a carport so will go ahead regardless of weather.
Strictly NO early customers before 8am.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014



Shelving unit pieces, can be cut to size and assembled to fit the space as required. 
In good condition. Drawers not included sorry.
Call Isobel 0400 965 565.



Hello Newlanders.

Friday morning meditation is on again this term starting this Friday morning (July 25th) and then every second week for the rest of term.

Sessions start at 9.30am to 10.30am at 13 Meadow St Coburg.  All are welcome to join us at any stage in the term.

Each session will include a pause (mini meditation) followed by any introductions, and two meditations.  The first one usually practicing a meditation technique (although still guided) and the second one a guided meditation.

This term we will be exploring cycles although there is no need to have been to previous sessions so join any time.

Each session is $15.  Come with a friend and pay the cost of one person.

Rachael also updated her website – – have a look at what else she is offering or check dates for meditation sessions.  You can also sign up for her monthly newsletter on the website.

Rachael Millsom

0431 290 174

Strange Behaviour


2.20pm Tuesday July 22. 
Very pink, very bald, very naked man seen running down the hill on west (Newlands Rd) side of Edgar’s creek. Just north of the closed-off traffic bridge. Last seen furtively scurrying from high ground under power lines downhill towards the cliff, where I saw him dress behind a tree. He slipped off after that but other dog walkers saw a lone man (dressed) appear from creek gully moments later so I have circumstantial evidence as to his identity and the house he lives in. 
It’s a shame we live in an age when a spot of natural nudity might make an open-minded father of small children uneasy but, well, we do....... 





100 Red clean bricks at my sister home in Northcote.
Please call Linno 0402673992. 
Thanks Brenda. 

For Sale


With thanks to the new Woolies I am the very lucky winner of the zippy red scooter!  Of course I am thrilled and very appreciative…. but I have three kids to cart around and I work from home - so it’s not very practical for me to keep!  

It is a red Kymco Like 200, is registered and also comes with a helmet, jacket and gloves.  It’s brand spanking new and there’s only 7km on the odometer.  

I am selling well below value so if anyone is interested please contact me:


Monday, 21 July 2014



Dear Newlands community.
We have 50 packing boxes used once, available for anyone who needs them. 
We bought them new for a couple hundred dollars so they are in good nick. 
Pick up from Preston. 
Cheers Nikki.

For Sale


King Sized Bed for sale in Newlands. 
Firm mattress and base in good condition. 
$400 negotiable.. call Isobel 0400 965 565.


Canopy Tree Care

- Tree and stump removal

- Tree pruning

- Tree surgery

- Fully insured

- Qualified arborist

Andy 0400 546 256

We had these guys come along and do some work at Newlands Primary and they were really great. They came at short notice, turned up on time, gave us a reasonable quote, were very professional and worked very safely.

Highly recommended!!!

Sunday, 20 July 2014


Cosy 3 bedroom house with ducted heating in Coburg North. Plenty of car space, around 2km from Preston station and markets, 10/15minute walk to Coburg Lake and tram into the city. 1 minute walk to the closest bus stop. Fully furnished with internet included. $350pw for 2 people or $250pw for single - price negotiable. Minimum of 1 month and maximum of around 2 months. 
For further info call Jules on 0423 957 510 or Tim on 0415 850 977.

For Sale


Beautiful pure Bread Plymouth Rock rooster for sale 6 months perfect health. 
Call Isobel 0400 965 565.


Hi All.
There is a two bedroom house coming up for rent soon, it's a yearly lease at $450.00 per week.
It's a Victorian weatherboard cottage with wooden floorboards. It has been recently restumped and replastered.
It's a pretty house with lots of character in a little, tree lined, kid friendly street with lots of safe pavement for bike riding for children.
It's my neighbours house and I just wanted to advertise it here so that folk in need could get a first look before the real estate agents get their teeth into it.
Dog friendly owners.
The house is in Rolland St Coburg. North of Bell St, 5 minutes walk from Coburg train station.
There is also an energy efficient sauna, undercover clothesline, dishwasher and built in robes.
Please call Amelia 0422 083 739 ASAP if you're interested.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Dental Receptionist – Casual/Part-time


We are seeking a highly motivated receptionist for our family-centred general dental practice in Coburg North, located in the new precinct at Coburg Hill Shopping Centre.

You will be part of our dedicated and professional team that takes pride in delivering excellent customer service and comprehensive patient care in a friendly environment.

This minimum 2-day position may include evening and/or weekend shifts where days are negotiable.

Kind regards,

Mr Tan Nguyen

Oral Health Therapist

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Friends of Edgars Creek

Untitled-2Hi Friends of EC,

I am so happy we are not planting tomorrow with snow forecast on the nearby hills and wind chill plus!
Sunday is looking much better thankfully -partly cloudy, light winds and 15 degrees. Much nicer...

We are planting at the Caravan Park site from 1.00 PM. Rob and I will be on site from at least noon. Best access is from the end of Elisabeth street - follow our signs to the site and join us as we expand the revegetation above the escarpment (and some in fill planting). There is also a little mulch spreading and weeding for anyone interested.

See you on the creek!


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Indian Spices


Ravi Imports - Direct to Public open 7days 9-6 but 10-4 on weekends.

Masala Dhaba (see photo) is $10.00 and spices inside $5.00 for the lot $15.00.

Mailing Address: P.O Box 542, Somerton, Victoria, Australia, 3062

Warehouse Address: 23-27 Halley Crescent, Campbellfield, Victoria, Australia, 3061


Does anyone want a single bed with 3 draws underneath?
I was going to  keep the mattress but if you really need it then that's Ok!
I am really wanting to get rid of it ASAP.
Please call Nic 0407188884. 




Does anyone have an old macbook pro power source (85WMagSafe Power Adapter) with the magnetic adapter sitting around at home in a box full of old cables/connections?  

Our macbook purchased in about 2008 had the power source fizzle and burst into flames so now we have no way of charging the computer….its still ok to use, but getting pretty old by laptop standards, however can’t afford the $99 for one from the apple store to replace!  Thought there might be someone out here who has one lying around in storage that they don’t need anymore?
Please contact if you do…

Sue (Coburg North)