Thursday, 30 October 2014



Chi Kung


Hi Friends, 

As promised, please see attached flyer on the Chi Kung basic class my Sifu (Sean) is running in Coburg. As I have said to you all, its impact on me has been nothing short of miraculous. Improved health, allergies gone, increased energy in all areas and a calm connection to source. Its been so amazing for me and easy to fit into my ridiculously busy life (15 minutes a day wherever I happen to be!). So I want to share it with all of you loving like minded people.  

Saturday 22nd Nov 2014
First Coburg Scout Hall, Carr St, Coburg North (near Merri Creek)
9.30am - 3.00pm with an hour for lunch ( bring a packed lunch and rug).
The class is $60 per person for the day. 
Give me a call on 0439 319 056 to book in. Payment cash or transfer. Details on request. 
Looks like it will be busy so call and book in to secure a spot. 

Please send through to your contacts or put up in your shop if that suits. 

Hope to see you there!

Hugs Mich.



Bergamot Oranges Please!!

Does anyone have (or know someone who has) a Bergamot Orange tree? I'm after just a few leaves, and if it's not too late in the season, one or two fruit as well, for a photo shoot I'm doing about this fruit.

I'd be very grateful to hear from you. My number is 0435 024 719.

Many thanks!

Sophie Fuenfgeld.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014




I'm looking for a 2 bedroom place for me and my young daughter, a flat/unit or house in Clifton Hill or even a house share.

I am also interested in other areas including ....
Thornbury/Preston/Westgarth/Fairfield/Alphington/Kew/Northcote (along Hurstbridge or Sth
Morang train line).

I am a reliable, clean, tidy, grown up and can pay up to $350 per week ($1400/mth). 

Please contact me via email:

Thanks Mira.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Fun Run


It's a special Fun Run at Coburg this weekend. This time the money goes to Charity. 
Always good fun, freebies and a raffle.

Run for Tanzania 2014 
Sunday 2nd November, 9am
Health Australia and Tanzania (HAT) in partnership with Coburg Harriers is holding the 10th Annual Run for Tanzania 2014 in support of a community-initiated hygiene and sanitation international development project, show bags, raffle and breakfast for the whole family.

Funds raised will go to support the Mampando Village Rural Hygiene and Sanitation Project (see -> Projects)

12km, 6km Run/walk, plus there a 3km run for juniors and new runners.
Fees for the 6k and 12m are $20 ($18 online) and $5 juniors.
Entry fees are reduced for the 3km, $10 seniors and $5 juniors.

Thanks and see you there.




Hello Friends.
It's a busy time of year for us MECCARGians.
This Saturday we have our usual activity from 1-3 down on the creek and we will be preparing the site for our annual murnong gathering.
At this stage it looks like it's a bit drizzly, absolutely perfect weather for weeding!
If you are hanging around town this long weekend and feel like getting some fresh creek air please join us.
To map out the rest of the year so you can put some dates into your diary we have made a little list below. The murnong gathering is shaping up to be particularly special with the Djirri Djirri dance troupe performing!!
Saturday November 2 - 1-3: Weeding and site maintenance

Saturday November 8 - 11-3: Murnong Gathering

Saturday December 7 - 1-3: Last activity for the year XMAS celebration

We hope to see you down by the murnong patch.



Hi Newlanders.

I'm a West Preston resident and have started Kundalini yoga classes at Autumn Retreat on Miller St in Thornbury. 
Sundays 8.30am-9.45am, there are still 2 mats available. Late comers welcome!
With gratitude,
For all enquirie please contact Ange on 0413 463 250

Help Needed


I need some help from some kind soul who understands worms and their ways. 
I have a worm farm (the cafe style) and  although I have read the instructions that came with it, and spent much time reading the information on the web, I am still at a loss about how to retrieve the castings and generally keep the worms happy and productive.
I would be very grateful for some help (I think the worms would too!) and glad to pay for it.
0402 123 881



Monday, 27 October 2014

For Sale


Dear All,

In a bid to try and get onto a 2 wheel bike I'm trying to sell my recumbent that is worth $3000.00 but I'm selling for $1500.00.

If you or someone you know is in the market, I'd love to hear from you/them

Cheers, Asa Letourneau 0423 4821 27. 

Thanks! :)

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Chi Kung


Being Healthy Happy and full of Vitality is our birthright.

Chi Kung allows us the opportunity to discover, develop and strengthen our (Vital Energy) by building a conscious connection with it every day.

And it feels good to practice :)

Why not come along and learn a very Simple, Direct , Effective, Grounded & Practical system of daily health, stress and energy maintenance, enriching our lives personally, for work, rest, play, family and our community.

Kind regards and hope to see you there. 

Sifu Seán. 

Saturday 22nd Nov 2014

First Coburg Scout Hall, Carr St, Coburg North (near Merri Creek)

Time of Workshop:

Training 10am - 12pm 

(Break for Lunch) 12pm - 1pm

Training 1pm - 3pm 

$60 per person for the day.

Please bring packed lunch for lunch if staying in vicinity of hall, if weather is good we can have a picnic :)

Interested participants please contact:

Mich on 0439 319 056 to book in.




We are digging up our front yard and will have dirt for anyone who would like it. Haven't hit clay yet so it's pretty good quality. Will be a good filler.

Can deliver by ute load to Coburg North / Preston location (or very near surrounds) or come and help yourself.

Have about 2m3 ready to go at moment, plenty more to come.

Address is 1 George St, Preston

My contact details:

Mobile 0475 915 525

Cheers, Gen.

Recommendation Sought


Hi all,

I'm looking for someone local in our community who does lawn mowing/edge trimming.

Does anyone have recommendations?


Mel, Jarrah & Jedda.


0428 135 209

Thursday, 23 October 2014




Hi Newlands.

I work at Sydney Road Community School in Brunswick and have a really lovely young man looking for a plumbing School Based Apprenticeship.

He is reliable, energetic and really keen to learn the plumbing trade whilst completing his year 12.

A School Based Apprenticeship is managed through the school and students spend one day a week working and learning the trade.

I am looking for a plumber that may be interested in taking on a fantastic student one day a week for 2015.

Please share this among plumbing friends and family and make contact with me!!

Cheers Mel 0404 043 010.



Wanted: Chooks

Does anyone know where to get some good laying girls?

Please post a notice on this list.

RSL Band Night


Event Name: Coburg RSL Band Night #7
Headline: Michael Plater and the Exit Keys
Support/s: The Happy Lonesome, Pikelet (solo), Brown & Hurley, DMOA, Cougar Vox, J M S Harrison, Sam Filmer & Animachin Films
Artist Website: (see below)
Genre: Indie/Rock
Date & Time: Saturday 1 November 2014, 7pm
Price: $5 (includes feree snacks)
Ticketing Information /
Entry $5, Doors 7pm, kids animation shorts from 7:15!


Coburg RSL, 323 Sydney Road, Coburg, 3058
Ph: 9386 2171

Limited free parking out the back in Hunt Street ... so why not ride a bike!?

The not for profit venue Coburg RSL is holding its 7th independent Band Night on Saturday 1 November, 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'. Come along this month and you are in for a treat! We have lined up an ecclectic and enjoyable roster of independent music, a welcoming community vibe, punk pantomime and family friendly stop-motion animation! A selection of board games will also be available for the kiddies!! Don't miss it, see ya there Coburg supporters!!

Here's the lineup:
Animachin videos: We'll kick off the night with short stop-motion animated films from Animachin (aka Alex Machin, local artist and teacher). He'll be showcasing films made by local children as well as a selection of his own work, including music videos for Pikelet and Go Genre Everything. Check him out at:

Sam Filmer: This just in!! We have this ambient/soundscape experimental artist to check out tonight!!

J M S Harrison: James Harrison has been busy both with his band Charm and his solo path, with the 2013 EP ‘Find Any Place’ and having just put out the first single ‘Tightrope’ that features good friend Cabin Inn off an upcoming debut solo album titled ‘Tales Surround The Lighthouse Lamp’ due out end of the year or early next year.
Check out his sounds here:

Brown & Hurley: No one knows when these ruffians rolled up into town. And noone, especially they themselves, ever knows how long they'll stay in these parts. All we need to know is that they sing of comings, goings lovings and moving ons. See to believe 'em!

DMOA: Might blow you away? Consider this work by Shane Van Den Akker as ambient, noise, experimental 'sound art' ... but whatever your name for it, enjoy this taste of the ephemeral on our side of town. He'll be joined onstage by the one and only Cougar Vox presenting an excerpt from her upcoming 'punk panto' Cougar Vox & the Sheeple, opening 14 November at Dane Certificate's Magic Theatre. 
Check out DMOA here:
Check out Cougar Vox here:

Pikelet (solo): Evelyn Morris, also known as Pikelet, is a musician from the outer suburbs of Melbourne. Although she'd played piano from a young age she began her career in music as a hardcore/punk obsessed drummer, performing in many bands but mostly in Baseball and True Radical Miracle. In 2003 she switched from drum kit to a mix of instruments and a loop pedal to start a solo career. She utilises delay pedals, piano accordion, drums, guitar and other forms of percussion in her music.
Check it out:

The Happy Lonesome: The Happy Lonesome formed in Geelong in the late 90's when singer/songwriter/guitar/harmonica playing Matt Green finally decided to put a band together. What started as a duo soon expanded to a 5 piece band. Over the years there have been many different incarnations of the band, but one thing remains, is their country rockin' ways. Playing as a duo with Claire Birchall on the night. Getta glimpse here:

Michael Plater & the Exit Keys: Having played in various bands in Queensland and Melbourne, Michael Plater 
began playing solo in 2005. Playing tonight with his band "The Exit Keys," Looking for musicians to play his solo set live, Michael brought in long-term collaborator Pierce Brown on guitars and keys. They were soon joined by local 
luminaries Matt Palmer (the Sterlings, Raw Nerves) on bass and Danny Martinov (Problem, Scale Models, Right of Silence, Ryan Ferry) on the drums, and a new band "Michael Plater and the Exit Keys" was formed. The band will be recording ther debut EP in November.



Need a carpenter? No job too big or small, free measure and quote.

Door and window repair and replacement
Timber floors
Floating floors
Built in furniture
Rooves and guttering
Gazebos and more........

I am a fully qualified carpenter with a broad experience in home improvement work as well as high end architectural renovations and new builds.

I now work for myself which means you get the quality workmanship without expensive overheads.
call anytime for a no obligation measure and quote.

Damian 0450 877 296.

Farmers Market


Coburg Farmers Market this Saturday

8:00am — 1:00pm

Coburg North Primary School

180 O’Hea St, Coburg


2nd & 4th Saturdays


Produce in season: Asparagus, silver beet, pumpkin, cauliflower, strawberries, apples, pears, oranges 

Market feed: Treat your spring veggie garden with some much needed nutrients - pop on by the Melbourne Farmers Market tent to collect a free bottle of worm wee! 

Stallholder News: This Saturday we welcome beef jerkey to the market! Come chat to Dylan about how jerky is made & pick up a packet to enjoy in front of the cricket/racing/bbq with your favourite beverage.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Art Show


Dance Class


Family Friendly 5Rhythms Dance

A daytime 5Rhythms class for adults that welcomes children joining in. This is not a kids class but a kid friendly/ family friendly environment so the music won't be super loud (but please bring earmuffs or plugs if thats a concern) and everyone that comes will be aware of the children in the room and open and willing to share the space and the dance alongside children. 

4 week series in November on a Wednesday morning 
Nov 5, 12, 19, 26
$60 for whole series if paid upfront on first session or $20 casual attendance

For info about 5Rhythms check out

For info or bookings please contact Kat 0412 992 513/

Tuesday, 21 October 2014



MEFL Annual Gathering

This year’s Annual General Meeting of the Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd will
be a celebration of MEFL’s achievements in the community. Everyone is invited to
attend and enjoy the festivities.

Residents and businesses of Moreland are invited to join the MEFL Board from
6.30pm for a fun and informative night of live music, drinks and nibbles, stalls,
giveaways and sustainability information.

Our guest speaker, Sam McLean, National Director of GetUp!, will provide his
insights into community mobilisation from 8pm, followed by a Q&A session.

Bring your energy bills along for a free assessment by our energy experts and
visit the stalls to find out how you can save energy and money!

Stalls will include Positive Charge, Powershop, Go 5, Communities for Nature and more!


Tuesday 28th October 2014


6.30   Annual gathering commences with live music, networking, stalls and sustainability
7.00  –  Welcome drinks and nibbles with the MEFL Board of Directors.
7:30   AGM presentations. Chair Monique Conheady and CEO Paul Murfitt will walk
             us through the year that was and discuss what is planned for the next 12 months.
8:00   Sam McLean, National Director, GetUp!
9:00  –  Close


Just north of where Sydney Road intersects with Dawson Street and Glenlyon Road.

Transport and parking

Tram – Two minute walk from Tram 19, Sydney Road
Bus – Two minute walk from Glenlyon Road / Sydney Road bus stop
Train – Five minute walk from Jewell train station on the Upfield train line
Parking – Street parking is limited and subject to council restrictions

All are very welcome, so please pass this on to any groups or individuals that may be interested.

For catering purposes please RSVP to or 9385 8512 by Thursday 23rd October 2014.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Project Oh! Gowrie Station


Hi there,

MoreArt, Moreland's Public Art Prize is on again and I have a work  Project Oh! installed at Gowrie Station, on the Upfield Line in Fawkner  - I know, I am always on the fringe…..
For those of you who are familiar with my recent work Project Oh! is a development of the plastic toy faces, although now the look even more surprised as they are installed in a disused newspaper sellers stand in an outer suburban train station.
The project has a small participatory element, a bit of handy work with fuzzy felt which only takes a minute and is fun for all ages. 
I would really love your help in getting the activity rolling. 
I am  launching the project this Sunday between 9-11am, with a few soda's and nibbles to sustain those who venture out, train or bike might be a family fun option - there is a bike path. 

MoreArt are hosting a bike tour later on in the day but sadly it is unlikely to venture out as far as Gowrie :( 

So please join me in kicking off Project Oh!


Recommendation Needed


Howdy neighbours. 
I'm looking for a builder to help us renovate our kitchen. The first job is checking if the floor and structure underneath is ok. I would love to hear from someone who was impressed with their builder. Particularly interested in someone familiar with these red brick numbers so many of us live in.
Cheers, Jackie.

Thursday Craft


This Thursday the 23rd and 30th of Oct we will be making the very sweet Mountain Pigmy Possum at my Thursday morning craft sessions with mums and kids. This original design from my endangered Australian animal series uses my hand dyed 100% wool felt and wool stuffing. Enjoy a cup of tea and some inspiring crafty womens’ company. Beginners and children welcome!
At 10am - 12 pm  
Cost $40 for 2 sessions, $10 materials.
BYO morning tea for the children.
Please RSVP if you wish to come by email
For more information ring Nikki on 0401 335 005.

For Sale


Barry Shields items for sale.  Please phone 0403 786 800 or 94342672. 

1. 2000 Ford Laser Hatch back, auto, 74,000km.  Excellent Condition, sand colour.  12 months rego.  $3995

2. Sportsmart 'Bodyworx' magnetic exercise bike with computer showing time/speed/distance/calories/pulse.  Ex condition $140 ono.

3. Fridge/Freezer 'Sterling' 188 Lt.  3 years old, ex condition.  $180 ono.

4. Clothes Dryer 4kg 'GVA'. 2 years old.  $120

5. Sanyo Bar Freezer, ex condition $70.

6. Evaporative cooler 'Sunair' ex. cond. $40

7. 'Onix' oil heater, 5 fin bar.  ex cond. $20.

8. Air Walker Exerciser (for arms & legs) ex. cond. $20

9. Washing Machine 'Westinghouse' 6kg.  Good working condition. $70 ono. 



Come and play with mud, straw, bottles and tyres and help finish the CERES play space at an Earthship finishes workshop, November 1st and 2nd (cup day weekend) 9.30am-4pm. 

A goody yum yum lunch will be provided both days! 

Hands on workshop working with natural materials and sculptural design aspects.  Learn the basics of bottle-brick wall building and working with straw and clay.

Daily cost $100 or $160 for the whole weekend.

Book in quick as spaces are limited!

Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga


I just started an awesome class with a great teacher named Amanda Ferris in East Brunwick, right near CERES.

It's ashtanga yoga but in the Mysore tradition, in which everyone follows there own rhythms and timelines. It's a drop-in class from 6am to 8.30am, you come as long or as little as you like, do your own thing, and the amazing teacher mentors everyone as an individual.

I learnt yoga a decade ago in India and this feels like the real deal. Amanda's been practicing daily for 12 years and is fully certified after years of study in the Mysore tradition. I'm loving it :)

Boys Brigade


The Reservoir Boys Brigade is the local branch of the global youth organisation, specifically focused on running programs for school aged Boys. They meet on Monday nights at St Marks in Big Hall at 19 Beatty Street Reservoir from 7pm.

There are 3 groups your son could join: Anchors (Prep-2), Juniors (Grades 3-6) and Seniors are High School aged Boys. Some of the activities include learning new games, cooking, craft activities, science experiments and annual camps and hikes.

For more information email



Hi Newlands News.

We left a scooter at the top of the track leading to Edgar's creek near the end of Elizabeth St, while we went for a walk. When we got back it was gone. 
We left it hidden in the bushes and we're guessing someone thought it had been dumped . 
If you found it, we'd love it back! 

Call Mon 0431 111 100.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Pozible Campaign - Anna Cordell


A lovely friend of mine is in the midst of her very first Pozible Campaign, she wants to release her first solo EP.

She is a very talented musician and she's putting herself out there..........

If you feel like hearing something new and beautiful please check out her page:

Here is a little snippet of her introduction.....

First of all I'm a mum with 4 beautiful little girls, I had them relatively young and was forced to grow up pretty fast.

Over the course of my life I've had this nagging voice saying 'music... Muuuuuuussssiiiic' I never knew exactly what that meant but over the last few years its been getting especially LOUD! 

So in the gaps between being with the girls (nights!) I've been singing and writing and gigging and somehow finding myself playing around Melbourne with an amazing group of extremely talented musicians.

Found and Thank You


Hi All.

These shoes were left in the park after the clothes swap and we have a feeling they belong to someone who wants them back!

Please text Mel if you know who they belong to 0404 043 010.

Also, I would just like to say thank you to everyone who offered to donate a mattress. The response was overwhelming and heartwarming. Andy has delivered the mattress and it was very thankfully received. I got so many texts about the mattress that I didn't get back to everyone, apologies if you never heard back from me, there were just so many offers!!!

It's times like these I am reminded how beautiful our community is!

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