Saturday, 31 January 2015

Free Session


Free ‘Getting clear’ Session
To celebrate having more time available (due to kids being at school and kinder) Rachael is offering 2 Free ‘Getting clear’ sessions to the first 2 people to get in touch with her.
Be guided mindfully through your body to understand it’s signals and get in touch with your intuition.  Feel clearer J
Do you have a decision you need to make? Want to get clearer around a health issue?  Considering your direction?  Or any other aspect of your life you would like to feel greater clarity over.  Get in touch with Rachael to book in for a session. 
 Note: all free sessions are during the day in Coburg.
 For more information about Rachael and what she offers please visit her website or contact her directly.
 Rachael Millsom
Counsellor, Mindfulness and Meditation Facilitator.
Providing Opportunities for Connection, Reflection and Growth.
0431 290 174
Twitter: @RachaelatSELF

Friday, 30 January 2015




Fully qualified IT support person - must have ABN and PLI.
Support to 2 not for profit community organisations.
Would prefer local person...

More information: please call Jenell on 9913 5472

Thanks so much.


Art Classes



Check out the link and get your creative juices flowing for 2015. 

All levels, very popular classes, great tuition and a lively atmosphere. 



Hi Newlanders! 

Our family of three is currently looking for a rental property in the area and would love it if you could throw any leads our way. Ideally we would love three bedrooms, a decent backyard to grow veggies in and a bit of storage space. Our budget is up to $450 a week but negotiable for the right house. We have excellent references, we both work and we are looking to settle, so long term is preferred. 

Please call or text Kaz on 0422 657 242 if you have any suggestions. We are very happy to help out if you need to break your lease and want a hassle free transfer.

Thursday, 29 January 2015



Hi Newlanders,
I have a small Fire Station Lego Set free to a good home. 
For ages 5+.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

4 Year Old Kinder


Hi everyone, 
Barry Beckett have a few four year old kinder places available this term.
One on a Monday and a couple on Fridays. Please contact Sarah or Marie at Barry Beckett on 9354 6712 if you're interested. 

Clothes Swap


The next Clothes Swap is happening on 

Sunday Feb 22

@ 3.00

 Cox Reserve North Coburg

Bring anything you no longer need and swap it for something you do!

$5.00 per family to join in, all proceeds are going to a local family doing it tough.

If you can donate a cake or a treat to sell that would be awesome, alternatively bring some spare change for the cake stall.

Monday, 26 January 2015



Hi Newlands community, please come help support Batman Park against the Hub proposal. 
Hope to see you there :)


For Sale


For Sale Subaru Impreza Hatch

Hi all,  
Looking to sell my 1996 Subaru Impreza Sportswagon (hatch). White, 5 speed manual, AWD (all wheel drive), it’s done 143,300km and is in very good condition. Engine immobiliser fitted. Regularly serviced, comprehensive service records available. $4500 ONO.

Phil  0425 748 328.

Sunday, 25 January 2015



Howdy friends of Newlands news, we have our lovely two bedroom unit in Coburg to rent out from mid April, garage, large garden, solar power, air-con, five minute walk from batman station and Sydney rd tram, $350 P/w. 
Email me if interested at
Thanks, Trish and Pete.

Workshop Details


Sorry folks!
I forgot to add the contact details for the family workshops recently advertised.

Enriching whole-family experiences
Starting 1 February
Sundays from 2.00 – 5.00 p.m.
Then monthly 1 March, 12 April, 3 May, 7 June 2015
Register now!

For Sale


Hello some quality local toys and kids stuff for sale!

Pick up in Coburg North.

​1. Big bag of babies toys and books- Lamsze, Fisher Price etc. All good quality/ some new. $20 the lot
2.​Kids Pirate Ship and Accessories- quality toy, lots of moveable parts, nothing missing. $35
3. Salt Crystal Lamp- great light for babies/ kids room. Working needs new globe. $15
4. Babies jumper- Great to entertain baby. New condition- $20
5. Kids Train Set- including plastic tracks, Thomas tank trains $15

​6. Mens shoes- size 45. Never Worn $25 for both​

Lucille 0421 000 281 text to buy. 

Saturday, 24 January 2015



Hi Newlanders

Someone stole our car from our front yard in George St, Preston on Thursday morning - 6.30am. We suspect that they came into the house when I left to take the dog for a walk - leaving the door unlocked and Phil my partner inside - and helped themselves to the key. They then waited for Phil to leave for work before stealing the car. At 6.34am the car was driven past me on Benambra St while I was on my walk.

On the off chance it's still in the area, or anyone saw it on that morning, it is a dark grey Honda Civic Hatch - registration 1BD-5FZ with 3 bike carriers on the roof. Image below.

Rental Required


Looking for a 2 or 3 bedroom house to rent in Coburg/CoburgNorth/Preston area. 

Friends of mine are looking to move from Fitzroy North and would love to live in this community. They are a couple in their mid-thirties who are reliable, honest, and would make very good tenants. They would also take good care of a garden. If anyone knows of any places, could you comment below, or text me on 0466 631 151. 

Thank you, Georgina. 



Andrew and Myuran, two young Australians, face execution in Indonesia. They have admitted trying to traffic drugs to Australia. They have exhausted their appeals. All that can save them is clemency from Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo. Please help by signing the petition respectfully seeking clemency.

Thursday, 22 January 2015




I'm looking for FREE pallets for a makeshift decking. I'm looking for about 16 all up to get the complete look we're aiming to for. 
I'm happy to collect them.
0402 624 956



Family Crafting Workshops

The Chalice, Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High Street, Northcote

Enriching whole-family experiences
Starting 1 February
Sundays from 2.00 – 5.00 p.m.
Then monthly 1 March, 12 April, 3 May, 7 June 2015
Register now!

Dear friends , come and join our magical afternoon of family centred activities, including story-telling , movement and song , playing and  creating with natural materials. Our ‘angel helpers’ will watch over smaller children in our magical sand garden, and assist older children and adults of all ages and abilities to make beautiful things together. Please join us for a unique and memorable experience that can be shared with your whole family, providing the opportunity to meet and appreciate each other in a new way  while mastering new skills.

Carol Liknaitzky leads the team, motivated by her love for children, empathy for parents, and joy in doing creative work for the past 40 years. She brings with her a team of experienced crafters and artists, who are equally inspired to share their skills and support families in learning together.

In the first five sessions she will be accompanied by Nikki Fletcher who has a way with wool and felting that turns everyone into an artist and everything into magical expression. She is an educator and has been working with parents and children for many years.

Also for the five sessions, John Elliott, the willing and wily woodworking whittler, will show you many ways to craft things with wood – tools, toys or treasures made from found wood with simple hand tools.

Assisted by angel helpers Mel, Stacey and Jane.



Hello Newlanders,

We have quite a few packing boxes that we would love to give away if anyone has a need for them.

We also have 3 roman blinds and 3 timber Venetian blinds that anyone is welcome to. They aren't in great condition but are in working order.

Email or call or text 0403 090 823 if you are interested.


Farmers Market


Coburg Farmers Market This Saturday - 24th January

Coburg North Primary School
180 O'Hea St Coburg 3058

8 - 1pm

Be there for great seasonal produce!



We are looking for a local pet sitter for a couple of days in February. Ideally lives in Fawkner so could come in morning and afternoon to feed, let out and lock up chooks and feed cat. Happy to pay by negotiation or return the favour!
SMS Elspeth 0438 440 942.



A Plus Market is starting 2015 with a bang! Having outgrown the original Darebin venue in the first year of business, A Plus Market will be held at Darebin’s own cultural hub, The Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

The brainchild of local mum, Erin Cox A Plus Market is the only of its kind in Australia; a regular community market specifically for plus size women. New designs are showcased along pre-loved fashions with each and every piece offered being a ‘plus size’. This fresh take on a fashion market hits all the right chords with its ‘Shop sustainably and ethically’ ethos, community and body positive attitude.  

As a 'plus size' woman herself, Ms Cox explains “Years of shopping disappointments left me discouraged. I found myself wishing for a place where I could find bargains and one-off pieces in my size – but there just wasn't anywhere – so, I’ve decided to do something about it.”

With the average Australian women identifying as ‘plus size ‘  there is a huge demand for  alternative shopping experiences. The overwhelming response A Plus Market received in its first year is testament to this.

Ms Cox states “Women are delighted, many approaching me in tears, hugging me, rejoicing that they now have a welcoming community and a myriad of fashion choices”

Australian plus size women are also becoming more and more discernible in their fashion tastes; demanding quality fabrics, fashion forward designs,  ethical and sustainable choices -  A Plus Market has been created to meet these needs; showcasing the wonderful independent Plus Size designers emerging from our own backyard alongside women from the community recycling their pre-loved fashions.

Ms Cox is excited to be bringing A Plus Market to a larger more prominent venue saying,  “The demand to be involved is so high, every Darebin market to date sold out and sold out fast. I had to turn too many away. 
Moving to the Arts and Entertainment Centre is great, we can now accommodate for the demand.
The shopper will benefit too,  A Plus Market will be bigger and better, offering even more choice”

A Plus Market will be held on Sunday 22nd of February, 2015 from 10am – 3pm at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Corner of Bell and St Georges Road.

For more information please visit the website
Event Details:

Event Name:      A Plus Market

Date:                     Sunday, 22nd of February, 2015

Time:                    10am – 3pm

Venue                                Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre
Corner of Bell and St Georges Road, Preston

For more information including high quality images or photo shoot opportunities please contact Erin Cox 0402 506 963 or

Erin Cox 

PH: 0402 506 963 


Next Market: 
SUNDAY 22 FEB, 2015
Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre
Cnr Bell St and St Georges Rd

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Historical Documents


Hello fellow Newlanders,

On behalf of Newlands Primary School I am looking for printed material from its first few decades (50s to 80s). In particular I am looking at the ways in which the primary school presented its crest (logo) and name. This could be student reports, Mother’s Club paperwork, correspondence which has the school letterhead on it, library cards, certificates, awards, photographs with the school logo and uniforms etc.

I have access to Coburg Library’s copy of Newlands Primary School: encouraging excellence 1950-2000 anniversary celebration by Ellie Vrangalas but if anyone has a copy that I can use for a period of time that would be most appreciated.

Please don't hesitate to contact me on 0409 961 525 or email me on if you have anything that you think might fit the bill, or a bit beyond! I am happy to look at documents in a way that suits you and discuss duplication.

Many thanks,

Sarah Dunk.



Tuesday, 20 January 2015



Hi All.

We are looking for a good drama school/classes for our 13 soon to be 14 year old son. We would be grateful for any recommendations. Please contact Morena on



Hi all. 

We are in need of a small, cheap, auto, hatchback car. Ideally Toyota Corolla/Mazda 121 style/size.
If anyone knows of something similar for sale please text me:)

Cheers, Kat.

0438 924 602