Monday, 31 August 2015



I am seeking 4 Apple iMac computers as a donation for a graphic design and web development training centre being established in Dili, East Timor by Info Timor. 

The training centre will give unemployed young people an opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in web and graphic design.

If you know of a school or a company (or an individual) that is upgrading their Mac technology I would be keen to hear from you or them. You can contact me at

Note: I am also always looking for end of life PCs to ship to Timor.

Best wishes,


Peppertree Place


Hello all friends of the Peppertree place Swap,

With Spring officially gracing us this week my fingers are crossed for some kind spring weather for this coming swap this Sat 5th of Sept.

I am very excited for at 11am, our most adorable Swap volunteer Mark Allen will be presenting on "Population, Permaculture and Planning".

The baking group will be firing up the oven, Joanna Massey will be setting up her Reiki Healing table, Trudy Radburn will try for good weather again for taking a chair yoga session and lunch will be served with yummy brassica's and other winter harvest treats from the garden.

Be great if you could come!





Free to take:

44 gallon drum with tap.
Bag of cloth nappies ( around 20), no photo.
Toy tractor.
Yellow bike (needs repairing).
Lego play table, needs new screws and the top fixed.

Call or text Juan

0415 453 840



Wanted- Timber colonial style porch window 

Hi, we are wanting to restore our Newlands house back to it's former glory. At the moment there is an aluminium framed window enclosing our porch. 
We are on the lookout for a timber colonial window (as in this pic).
We will have a look at demolition yards but thought we'd try here first.

Please contact me at or call 0422 718 272 if you have any info
Thanks, Emily.



Garden Time
Tuesdays 1pm – 3pm
Come and learn some new skills led by a permaculture facilitator.
All welcome – kids too!
No need to enrol just come to 20 Murray Rd Coburg North.

Kids Activities


After school activities – come and join in this week!

Tuesdays - Kids theatre – starts 1 September
Wednesdays – Kids Zumba –starts 2 September
Thursdays – Kids Drumming – starts 3 September

4pm – 4.45pm for 5 to 9 year olds
5pm – 5.45pm for 10 – 14 year olds

$45 ($32 concession) for 6 sessions

Newlands Community House
20 Murray Road
Coburg North
8528 2332

Acting and Movement


Acting and Movement
No experience required.
Starts Tuesday 1 September.
6.30 – 8pm
Cost: $90 ($63 concession) for 6 sessions.
Enrol anytime.
Newlands Community House
20 Murray Road
Coburg North
8528 2332

Walking Group


Walking Group

Leaving at 11am from Newlands Community House.
We will go for a walk along Merri Creek in a group for safety.
No need to enrol, just come to 20 Murray Rd Coburg North.

Running Group


Running Group

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Leaving at 9am from Newlands Community House.
Beginners group – starting slow and over time the goal is 5 kms.

No need to enrol, just come to 20 Murray Rd Coburg North.


Hi Newlanders,

My business ‘Break through Barriers Today’ turns one on 1st September 2015. To celebrate this milestone I have launched a ‘Pay it forward’ pro bono career coaching program.

This program is specifically designed to assist individuals who want to return to work after an extended period of absence due to:
·      Illness or injury;
·      Family or personal circumstances (i.e. career on hold due to carers responsibilities, parental leave etc.); or
·      Role made redundant.

This initiative is focus around 3-targeted areas:
1.     Your personal brand
2.     Creating or refining your resume and linked in profile
3.     Interviewing techniques

For updates or to stay connected join and like the Break Through Barriers Today Facebook page

To your success,


Sunday, 30 August 2015



Free single bed and mattress available for collection in Anketell St, Coburg. 
Must be gone by Tuesday night. 
Please email if you're interested.




We found a library book, Banjo and Ruby Red on Boyne St.
We are happy to return this with our books in about a fortnight but if you are missing this one and want it back give me a call. 
I'll contact the library Tuesday and let them know we have this. 


0418 534 805

Handy Hubby


Hi, my name is Mark and I am a local handyman based in Newlands. If you want something repaired, installed, removed or assembled (flat pack) I can help you. 

And I do:
·         Carpentry
·         Painting
·         Plastering
·         Welding
·         Fit locks
·         and replace lights in hard to reach places!

I am a qualified cabinet maker with 20 years trade experience and I always clean up after myself.
Call me for a free quote!

0424 021 382.

For Sale


Red Suzuki Swift 2009. Manual. Low kilometres (67260), long reg (July 2016) and 3 new tyres put on recently. Non smoker and had air filters changed when I bought it. 
Cool in summer and warm in winter. 
Never a problem with it. Service history and owner's manual available. RWC. Economic, zippy and easy to drive and park. Have only owned it for one year, reluctant to part with it but now need a 4WD as we now seem to own a horse. Good condition inside and out with a few scratches from previous owner.
Heidelberg Heights area. 

Call Suzanne on 0402 407 925.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

For Sale


Books Books Books, for sale are these ones listed below – I am putting them for sale elsewhere if not sold locally J - plus I have other books for free or gold coin, also some puzzles (kids), a pouch for the back of a seat in the car, extender straps for car seats and a extra cross strap for a kids car seat (for if they keep taking their arms out J) – get in touch if you want to come have a look J

Hard back $10-20
Against the Wall – Simon Yates
The Narrow Road to the Deep Dorth - Richard Flanagan
Falling Leaves, the True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
Busting Loose from the Oney Game - Robert Scheinfeld
Unusual Uses for Olive Oil - Alexander McCall Smith

Paperback $5-10

The Beckoning Silence - Joe Simpson
Dead Luck - Lincoln hall
The Deadman Dance - Kim Scott
Shearer’s Motel - Roger McDonald
The Voice of Knowledge, a Practical Guide to Inner Peace - Don Miguel Ruiz
The Valkyries - Paulo Coelho
Invisible Acts of Power, Personal Choices that Create Miracles - Caroline Myss
Gould’s Book of Fish - Richard Flanagan
The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent, Living the Art of Allowing - Esther and Jerry Hicks

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



Free tag-a-long, attaches to a bike so that little ones can ride with you.

It's white and in good condition.

Text Nic if you'd like it 0407 188 884.



This original retro extendable table needs some TLC to restore top surface. It is really beautiful but now in middle of construction zone and needs to go asap.
198cm fully extended, 138cm not, 91cm wide.
0408 522 908.



Hi Newlanders.

I am moving on the 9th September and am looking for some muscle  and a vehicle big enough to move a fridge, double bed and small book shelf from West Coburg and about a dozen assorted boxes from East Brunswick  to North Coburg. Happy to negotiate payment for your time an energy. Give me a ring on:
0438 507 694.
Cheers Anne. 

Mother’s Mindfulness Circle


Being with your baby and toddler is a wonderful and

special time for both you and your small person.  Yet

there are also many challenges that come from within 

and surrounding you as a mother.

Join Rachael Millsom, Counsellor, Meditation teacher and 
Mother for a get together. 

*Meet other mothers in your area. 

*Learn mindfulness and meditation techniques you can use 
with small people around and when you have limited time.

*Discuss topics relating to motherhood.

*Spend time in a safe supportive and nurturing space.

A suggested age range for babies and toddlers  is 0 – 3 

Sessions:  Thursday September 10th (additional dates to 

Time: 10-11.30am

Location: Newlands Community House (20 Murray Road
Coburg North).

Please forward this information onto anyone you feel may 

Payment is by Donation.

Please contact Rachael to confirm your spot (spaces are 
limited to 8 Mums).

Rachael also offers other opportunities for Meditation, 
Mindfulness as well as counselling.  Please visit her website
for more details.

Rachael Millsom
Counsellor, Meditation and Mindfulness Facilitator
Providing Opportunities for Connection, Reflection and Growth
0431 290 174
Twitter: @RachaelatSELF

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

For Sale


We have a small kitchen retro cabinet for sale $20 and a shelving and utensils cabinet $20. Please email if you are interested or text 0425 740 300.



Free steel pool fencing.

This fencing is from around our pool and is no longer within the safety guidelines, we thought someone might have another use for it.

There is a lot of it, about 20 meters or so. It's about 1400 mm high, very heavy and there is also a gate.

If you like the look of it please send me a text on 0404 043 010.

Cheers Mel.

Mean Feat


Newlanders of all ages!  You just might like to put on your dancing - and other - shoes and join in the MEAN FEAT dance film project, taking place in Reservoir at the end of September.  

Adopt Me


Hi there,

My name is Kite, I'm a 13 week old liver spotted Dalmatian. I am a good girl. I'm Deaf and use signs for commands. 

I am available for adoption through a non profit organisation called Hear No Evil, who rescue and re-home deaf dogs and cats all over Australia. If you aren't interested in the commitment of a dog maybe you can be a foster carer? It's fun and easy to do. 

Contact Hear No Evil for more information. 

We are in desperate need of more foster carers in Victoria. If you'd like to ask my foster family for info or just how it works for them you can email claire.b.s.13@gmail.con

Lots of love.

Monday, 24 August 2015



Local business a finalist in National AusMumpreneur Award
Local Mum Erin Cox has been selected as a finalist in the National AusMumpreneur Award. The AusMumpreneur Awards celebrate and recognise Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success. Ms Cox’s business A Plus Market, a unique fashion market which showcases local business and a variety of pre-loved fashion that celebrates plus sized women is being recognised as a leader in Sustainability.
Focusing on empowering women to make sustainable and ethical fashion decisions Ms. Cox’s aim with A  Plus Market is to promote alternatives to throw away consumable fashion, saying “Reduce, reuse and be fashionable is my mantra”.

With fashion being regarded as one of the world’s largest polluters, second only to power generation, Ms. Cox says it is vital we begin to change our behaviours. 

“Fast fashion combined with our throw away culture is resulting in a devastating amount of waste and pollution.”

All stages of the fashion chain have significantly impacts on the environment: 

- The production of such vast amounts of fast fashion has a huge water and energy cost and results in large amounts pollution; a cocktail toxic chemicals enter local water systems and damaging emissions enter the atmosphere, having both local and global impacts.
- Clothing items in the score of millions of tonnes are prematurely entering landfill each year. It is estimated that 95% of the textiles that are landfilled each year could be recycled.
Ms. Cox states “We can reduce our fashion footprint through simple actions. We need to increase the life of each of our garments. This can be done by investing in higher quality pieces and through recycling.”
A Plus Market showcases a fantastic diversity of local businesses who manufacture fashion both ethically and with an environmental conscience. Each market also houses an amazing array of good quality pre-loved fashion ready to be saved from entering land fill. 
As well as making a difference for the environment Ms Cox shows that A Plus Market has many positives for the individual. Plus sized women can findshopping for fashion to be very disheartening and alienating. A Plus Market has created a warm community space of fashion and acceptance; women are permitted to feel and look beautiful.
Ms Cox says “I have been overjoyed with the response A Plus Market has received; women are delighted, rejoicing that they now have a welcoming community and a myriad of fashion choices at their fingertips. Women are empowered through fashion and proud to be themselves.”

Hundreds of nominations from all around the country were received; A Plus Market has been selected in the top 10 of the Sustainability category. 
“It’s an honour to have this recognition highlighted with not only a nomination in the National AusMumpreneur Awards but also a selected finalist” Ms Cox says of her finalist selection.

A Plus Market is held regularly in Melbourne and the Regional centre of Ballarat.A Plus Market Ballarat – Saturday 29th August (Corner of Sturt and Dawson St, Ballarat)
A Plus Market Preston – Sunday 13th September (Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Cnr of Bell and St Georges Rd, Preston.
For more information on A Plus Market visit:

For an interview with Erin Cox contact 0402 507 963 or via email



Hi Newlanders,

My son is looking to make an offer on a next to new, in good condition, unlocked IPhone 5. 

Preferably one that hasn't been dropped too many times or had the screen replaced. Doesn't really matter what colour.

If you have recently upgraded and have an unwanted Iphone 5 in your drawer, or know someone in this position, then please consider contacting us.

With thanks,
Tash and Mosi.

0412 422 092 or 9972 7193



Come down to Piranha Park, just off Harding Street Coburg, this Sunday August 30 at 12.15pm and cheer on the Brunswick Renegades and South Morang as they battle it out for the 2015 Premiership in the Victorian Women's Football League.

Entry is $10, no dogs or BYO alcohol.

The Brunswick team is the underdog so come and give the girls your support!

Music Theatre Boot Camp





We have a door that we are not using anymore. It belongs to one of the postwar houses. We also have a pile of off cuts ( various sizes and widths), mostly 7mm plywood and 25mm plywood. We also have a large sheet of reflective insulation. 

Call or txt Juan: 0415 453 840.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

For Sale


Ikea Malm desk (black-brown)


Ikea article number: 502.141.69 ($229 in store).

Almost unused.

Width: 140cm, depth: 65cm, height: 73cm.

Pickup from Mehegan Avenue, Coburg North.

Contact 0417 733 434.