Friday, 27 February 2015

Space for Rent


Hi All.

I have a salon in Northcote and it has a flat out the back. 

One of the rooms is rented out to a business and we are looking to rent the other room out as our beautician is leaving. 

If you're interested in some space in Northcote (backing on to High St) please give me a call on 0407 188 884.

Cheers Nicole.

Water Watch


Hello all.
If you are interested in the health of the creek or have a budding scientist in the family there is a regular event on Edgars Creek monitoring the water quality that is open to the public!
Edgars Creek water watch testing is here again.
This Sunday 1st March @ 9 am.
Near the Ronald street footbridge.
Hope to see some of you there.



Hi all,
I am seeking English/English Lit and psychology tutors for delightful and bright student who is studying VCE (year 12).
We are in Coburg North.
Thanks Jo.
 0415 902 896

Cat Found


Hi Newlands Community!
It's Kylie here from The Sunset Tree Furniture- the recycled timber 
furniture place. We're fairly new to the area but I really need your help!

This morning we found a cat in our back courtyard at 74 Newlands Rd 
Coburg North and she's had babies! She's white but I couldn't get a good 
look at her because she bolted off in a panic. Please help us find her 
home! If you hear of or see a missing cat sign around please call or 
text me anytime with the details. I've contacted the RSPCA and left my 
details, have door knocked some locals and will continue to door knock 
today. Please share on Facebook for us.

Kylie 0431 481 254.

House Fire


Hi Newlanders,

I am sorry to have to report some disturbing news.

There was a house fire this morning in Boyne St, and I spoke with the house owner this evening and she said that the fire brigade and police believe the fire was deliberately lit. They think someone walked down their driveway this morning around 7.30 and lit a fire in or near their shed.

So besides burglaries maybe we should be a little more observant around who is walking in and out of our properties. I haven't heard of this kind of thing occurring before, and hopefully it's a on-off incident.

Hope everyone's weekend is  a good one.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

For Sale


Norco Bike for Sale 
Hi folks,
I’m wanting to sell my Norco ‘Mountaineer’ 20” adult bike. Shimano 21 speed gears. 
Good condition.  Incl. rear pack-rack, U-type lock (Rhode Gear), pump, gel seat cover. Photos below
See following link for more details:
 $100 neg.
Philip (West Preston).

0425 748 328

Recommendation Sought


Hello Newlanders, 

I am looking for a handyman who would be able to remove a kitchen pantry and non-structural wall before a renovation.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
My contact number is 0422 915416.

Thanks, Debbie.




Jack has been found and reunited with his family- thank you so much to everyone who liked and shared the post- so very appreciated!!! X

We have a wonderful neighbuorhood to thank for their true community spirit in reuniting Jack with us! 



Hi All,

Rachael from SELF:  Meditation, Mindfulness and Counselling here.

I would really like to develop connections with other health and wellbeing practitioners in the Newlands area, with the view to maybe collaborating/supporting each other and maybe running wellbeing days/afternoons in Newlands.

So if you are a health/wellbeing practitioner or have plans to be I would like to invite you round for a cup of tea at my place (if a few people brought something to share that would be great).

When: March the 13th at 11am
Where: 13 Meadow Street Coburg.
RSVP: please let me know if you can make it by March 11th.

I run a meditation class from 9.30-10.30 on that day at my place so if you have been thinking of coming along you can get two things done at once...

If you are unable to make it along but are interested in forming connections and networks with other newlander practitioners please get in touch or drop round some time.

Looking forward to meeting with you all.

Rachael Millsom
Counsellor, Meditation and Mindfulness Facilitator
Expanding Consciousness, Deepening Connections and Living Courageously
0431 290 174

Twitter: @RachaelatSELF

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Thank you


Many thanks to the Newlands community and the blog....We got a new single bed and whilst are grateful of other offers don't need any more.. ..

Many thanks, Mike.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015



Hello Friends,


Last seen in this bag, left at Cox Reserve over the weekend, and present at the clothes swap on Sunday.
They are soft black leather ankle boots, with elastic sides, and tread patches on toe and heel, size 7.5 and brand new.

Any assistance in ensuring their return greatly appreciated!

Tasmin and Silva, 0430 127 204

Lost Dog



Around1:30pm on Monday 23 February, Luna went missing in the middle of the storm.

Last seen between High St and Plenty Rd, Near Preston Primary School, Ellison Street­‐between 7 and 7:30pm.

She is a small female whippet, solid blue­‐grey, with a white patch on her chest and a silver muzzle.
She is people friendly, is collared and tagged (tag has phone number).


If you have seen her, have her or know of her whereabouts, PLEASE let us know.

0408 387 836



Free Bike and Household Items

We are about to move house and have the following items free to a good home:

- Footspa
- Red medium-sized male bike that needs a bit of a clean and spruce up as it hasn't been ridden in quite a while
- 3 champagne flutes
- 4 green plastic outdoor chairs that are a bit faded but in good nick otherwise
- a small iron grill pan for stovetop use. 

For collection in Coburg North this week. 

For Sale


Hi all, 

I have a treadmill and no longer need it. If you are interested, please make an offer. 
Pick up only from Coburg North. Quite heavy (need at least 3 people to lift it). Thanks. 

Please contact 0430 212 170 SMS only thanks.



My child's balance bike was stolen from our front porch in Grey Court last week. We found the helmet (which was with the bike) dumped in the front garden of a house nearby.

If you've seen anyone mucking around with a small red balance bike (see photo), or you have noticed it dumped anywhere, we'd be very grateful to hear from you. It has great sentimental value for us, being my daughter's first bike.

Many thanks,

0435 024 719



Free to a good home. Or any home really. 

Baby guinea pigs. Seven of them. Cute as. Ready to leave Mama Pig in the next couple of weeks. 

0408 668 882.



Our beloved dog Jack is missing from 48 Livingstone Street, Coburg North.

Jack went missing Monday 23rd February during the thunderstorms.

Unfortunately he does not have his collar on with tags but is micro-chipped and registered with the Moreland Council and Central Animal Registry.

If anyone in the Coburg/Newlands Area sees Jack PLEASE call me (Denise) on 0414 916 113 or Bryce on 0417 437 971.



Hi all,

There was a bike dumped outside our house last night (Muriel Crt, Nth Coburg) - if you've had a bike stolen, please get in touch with Jody after 6pm any week night.


0422 166 132

Meditation and mindfulness


Hello Newlanders,
Meditation is on fortnightly on a Friday morning at my place – 13 Meadow Street Coburg.  Friday the 27th of Feb is the next one.  Casual drop ins welcome.  Cost is $20 casual or $75 for 5 weeks.   We are a friendly bunch interested in becoming better at being us J
This term I have also started a Tuesday evening course at Autumn Retreat.  Meditation and Mindfulness and 8 week Journey.  We are two weeks in, I just wanted to let you know that bookings are open for 2nd term already.  I have an extra special deal going for the rest of February – book in for term 2 for only $120 (normally $160) – this offer available till the end of Feb. 
If you would like to find out more information on Friday mornings or the course please visit!meditation-sessions/clqj Or give me a call or email.



I have the following if anyone wants for free; 5 tins of cat food (no additives), optimum dry food, half a bag of kitty litter.

Jason 0411 987 264 
Outlook Rd Coburg 

Recommendation Sought


Anyone know of a local tiler?

Text Nic: 0407 188 884



I have only just found out that the wine shop at Preston market encourages and gives discounts for recycling bottles and re-filling with their wine.  

Thought this might appeal to our community if people weren't aware?



Hi Newlands Community Peeps,

Does anybody have any old carpet they want to get rid of?
Looking for about 7sq m - so not a lot. Any condition will do.


Vito and Rosey.



Hi there, 

Does anyone have a single bed and mattress they would like to part with? Either for money or free? Please call Mike on 0433 890 683. 

Thanks, Mike

Monday, 23 February 2015



Seeking Toddler Car Seat

Hello there - I am looking for a five point harness car seat to suit a toddler.  Do you have one sitting in the garage that you would like to sell or get rid of?  
Please contact Ele; 0404 381 680.  Thanks!

Employment Opportunity


Skilled legal secretary - mainly family law - sole practitioner in Preston.
This is a casual position, hours flexible. 
Enquiries Justine Sless 0405 329 633

Or email resume 

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Dental Rescue Day


Dental Rescue Day

Some of us will either have been in dental pain before, or knows of someone who has been in dental pain. Another long weekend is coming, and the team at CHOC would like to help some of the local residents in dental pain to have a pain free weekend with their families.
On Monday 2nd March 2015, CHOC will open its doors to see adults and children to treat 1 tooth per patient on a no appointment, first come first served basis between 9am and 5pm. Dental screening appointments will commence at 8.30AM to assess suitability.
Whilst we will not be charging a fee, patients are more than welcome to make a voluntary donation of any amount going towards Animals Australia.

The terms and conditions are:
1. You must hold a current Pension Card or Healthcare Card and present it on the day including proof of photo ID.
2. Treatment is limited to 1 tooth per person, and for a simple extraction or filling only. (For example, no sedation, root canals or impacted wisdom teeth)
Help us spread the word, so it might help someone in need that you might know :)

The CHOC Team

Thursday, 19 February 2015



Hello, my name's David, I live in Coburg, am 25 years old, studying a Masters of Primary Teaching at Melbourne Uni. 

I'd like to offer my services as a babysitter to anyone who needs it :) I love hanging out with kids, inventing games, doing crafty things, playing music and making yummy food. Not heaps into watching TV, would prefer to be doing more active things. I am energetic, friendly and kind. I play guitar, sing and have dabbled with playing drums. 

My number is 0424 556 531, email Contact me if you have kids who need looking after. My rates are $20 an hour, but am happy to negotiate if you are unwaged/not very well off at the moment.

The photo is of me (on the left) and my friend Will on top of Mt Wellington in Hobart."


David Boston

0424 556 531

Wednesday, 18 February 2015



If your are looking for a reliable and  local electrician I can recommend Charlie Stanyer - we had him out to work on a problem with our solar.

His number is 0419 361 841.

Cheers Roseanne.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015



Free Fridge.
360L fridge, works fine, seals replaced 2-3 years ago. We upgraded, would need to pick up, can help load.

Call Chris 0416 199 225.

Monday, 16 February 2015



This thursday the 19th we will be creating  sea creatures and a magnetic fishing rod to make a fishing game.
The sea creatures can live on your felted beach mat with pockets (that we made last week see pic below) or simply swim on a muslin or silk cloth.
We will be using my hand dyed rainbow 100% wool felt and wool stuffing to make the fish and some simple embroidery stitches.
Our ‘craft kids guardian angel’ Jane was wonderful watching over the children last week and we look forward to her help again this week (by gold coin donation).
So come along and join in the fun. Beginners and children welcome!

ON:   10 am till 1.00 Thursday 19th
AT:     Time4craft Preston studio. Details on booking.
COST: $25 plus $15 materials(includes hand dyed wool felt and wool stuffing for 6 sea creatures and a magnet for your fishing rod)
Reply email to, or ring Nikki for more information:
0401 335 005

Clothes Swap


Hi All.
Just a reminder that our next Clothes Swap is happening this Sunday at 3.00 in Cox Reserve.
Please bring anything you want to swap (it is cheekily called a Clothes Swap but is really an anything swap) and some extra cash for a yummy treat at the cake stall.
If you feel like donating to the cake stall we are fundraising for a local family that are having a rough time at the moment.
We are also having a food swap running at the same time so if you have too much of something in your garden please bring it along!!!
$5.00 per family, bring anything you no longer need and take whatever you want!

House Sitter


We're away for the month of May and are looking for someone to house sit for us.
It's a 3 bedroom house in Coburg, so if you know anyone, let us know!
There is some chicken minding involved...
Txt only:

0415 675 585.

Recommendation Sought


Does anyone know a good dressmaker or someone clever with a sewing machine?  I have a favourite dress that I would like to get copied.  

Please send suggestions to 0408 668 882.

Women's Circles


Join Rachael for a Women’s Circle – Starting soon.

Authentic Women's Circle - Connecting, Becoming, Being

6 x monthly gatherings of Mindfulness, Meditation, Support, Sharing and Community. 

When: Mondays 10am-12.30pm on March23, April 20, May 18, June 22, July 20 and Aug 17
Where: 13 Meadow St Coburg (It is likely that we will head to the creek or a few sessions or parts of sessions) 
What: Over the 6 months you will meet in a supportive women's group, practice mindfulness and meditation as well as explore values, the parts that make up you, what is being authentic, personal power and setting intentions for yourself.
While the group will meet monthly in a formal way there will be opportunity to connect via email and Facebook (both or one of depending on the group) in between sessions for support, encouragement and accountability.
Special offer: - Book and pay in full or deposit (with remainder paid on first session) by 28th of Feb and pay only $200 for 6 months.  This will be $240 after that date or $50 per session if you pay monthly.

New Mothers Circle

A circle for mothers and their babies and toddlers (up to 18months)
Run fortnightly in term 2 on Thursdays for 5 weeks beginning 23rd April from 10-11.30am
Pay fortnightly - $30 / session or pay $125 for 5 weeks.  Early Bird - pay $100 when paid by March 20.
Each session we will incorporate Mindfulness and Meditation. 
We will share and explore topics including: Where is 'me'; surrendering to motherhood; Balancing and being present for demands, challenges as well as joys and special moments; becoming the mother you want to be; and supporting your becoming.
 More information on these circles is available here:

Or please contact Rachael if you would like to find out more.

Rachael Millsom
Counsellor, Mindfulness and Meditation Facilitator.
Providing Opportunities for Connection, Reflection and Growth.
0431 290 174

Twitter: @RachaelatSELF

Sunday, 15 February 2015




Cage in reasonable condition, roof needs attention. The hinges have come off and need to be reattached to the roof.  At the moment the roof is just resting on the top which we found was fine. It has been hosed out and is ready to be picked up from Reservoir. We are only getting rid of this because we have scored a bigger cage.

Please call 0408 101 678.