Thursday, 29 October 2015

Peppertree Place


For Sale


Hello all,

I have a lovely Art Deco bedroom piece for any offer, I need you to come and get it.

Jane 0400 597 728.



Greetings Newlanders.
We are on the hunt for a chicken coop, raised cubby house or other type shed structure for our planned chicken adventureland in our yard.  If you have something you're not using anymore or had been meaning to get rid of we can come dismantle it, we're excited to get some chickens as soon as we can.

For Sale


1 x recliner chair, very comfortable, requires handle to recline and a clean. $50.00 ono

1 x Singer sewing machine, pedal driven and requires belt.  $120.00 ono

Contact Michael Jones on 0402 607 566.

Wanting to Buy


I'm a social worker and a single mum of a 4 year old boy looking to settle in the Newlands area. What I've seen of this blog, the Merri creek, MECCARG & the school really inspire me.
If anyone is thinking of selling soon and wants to bypass real estate agents fees, please give me a call.
Kind regards,
Kat x
Ph 0416 253 162

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Room Available


Hi Newlanders and Friends.

We have a room in our cosy Julius St home available. Not huge but has a big north-facing window and built-in robe.

Lovely house, nice yard with veggiee patches and friendly housemates (2).

Fresh home-baked sourdough weekly.

Available now. $120 per week plus bills. Bond negotiable. Call Sean 0414 752 908.

Italian Playgroup


Buongiorno Bambini, is an exciting Italian Children's Playgroup for ages from 1 year to school age.

The playgroup setting uses songs, music, games, stories, cultural activities and immersion to promote the learning of this wonderful language. The name of animals, food, body parts, colours, numbers, greetings and other vocabulary will be taught. The creative program provides a stimulating and fun way to absorb the Italian language!

When: Wednesdays (11 November – 16 December) 6 sessions

10.30am – 12.00 pm

Where: East Coburg Community House

32 Nicholson Street, East Coburg

Cost: $75 (Concession $53)

Enrolments are essential for paid activities. Please note activities will be cancelled if enrolments are not received by 31 October 2015.

To enrol visit, call or email:

32 Nicholson St East Coburg. Ph: 9913 5472

Feel free to pass this information on to anyone you know who may be interested.



Hello Neighbours and Friends.

Our next MECCARG activity is scheduled for this Saturday October 31st.

We are cleaning up our site and making it ready for the Murnong Harvest Festival which will be on Sat 14th November 11-3pm.

We have some planting to do, weeding and we will be checking out how our murnong plants are going.

Please come along and help us make the site even more lovely!

We will be meeting at our usual time of 1-3 pm, at the usual spot on the Merri Creek south of the Murray Rd bridge. 

Come along and give us a hand!!

We hope to see you there and remember, the more the merrier!

From The MECCARG Organising Crew.

The Coburg Quest


The Coburg Quest

8-29th November 2015

A project as part of MoreArt

The Coburg Quest is an interactive treasure hunt through hidden venues in Coburg, where participants meet gatekeepers of secrets, uncover clues and solve riddles. The Coburg Quest is part of MoreArt, 2015, and will run from the 8th to the 29th of November, with a final quiz on the 29th. It’s free, ideal for families, and anyone can participate by signing up at

The Coburg Quest seeks to bring together different facets of the suburb in a mixed bag of activities. Through the week, participants will be SMSed ‘green’ challenges which spark a personal artistic practice in their immediate surrounds, and on weekends will receive ‘red’ challenges which take them further afield in the suburb. Participants might throw boomerangs in the morning with the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Boomerang Association, visit historical sites opened especially for the Quest, or eat  delicacies at secret cafes . Clues and riddles scattered through the ‘red’ challenges will trigger questions for the end of Quest Quiz where one team will be crowned the Queens of Coburg.

Calling all Creatives

We are hoping to tap into Newlands creative side.  Our friends at the Valley Design Market are looking for stall holders for their upcoming event on Sunday 15 November in Flemington. They have had an overwhelmingly big response from market goers, and have decided to make room for some more stalls. 

If you are an artist, jewellery maker or avid crafter get in contact with the Valley Design Market team at

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre


Today marks the beginning of Children's Week: a time we set aside each year to celebrate the rights of children to enjoy their childhood in peace, freedom and safety. Most of us take this for granted but some are not so lucky.

Right now there 202 children who are being denied a childhood while locked up in Australian immigration prisons. We know this harms children, yet our Government keeps them locked there regardless. 

Malcolm Turnbull has the power to let them out. 

This Thursday across Australia we are joining in a day of solidarity for children in detention. Together we are calling on Prime Minister Turnbull to do the right thing and let kids in detention be free to have a childhood.

To find out how to get involved, go to

Monday, 26 October 2015

Art Classes




FREE Denon DCM 260 5 Disc CD Player

The front panel buttons do not work at all. The remote still works and the player works fine.

Denon CD player which works really well as long as you use the remote control.

Call Jackie 0421 189 553 if you would like to come and pick it up from Coburg North. 

If it is not collected by Monday 2nd November it will be recycled.



Found- Large White/Grey Bunny in Connolly Ave.

Please call 0415 675 585.



Looking for a fridge.......

Our day started with a challenge, the contents of our fridge lukewarm instead of chilled. now we are looking for another chilling machine!

If you are upgrading and looking to sell your old fridge I would be very happy to hear from you as I imagine the kindness of neighbours and the novelty of the esky will wear off soon!

Our fridge 'hole' is 65cm wide with no height restriction. My preference is for one in good condition with all the right bits attached (doors, shelves etc)

Please contact Sam on 0418 415 383.

Community House Program


Hi all,

You are invited to join us for any or all activities. Please see attached program and enrol by phone, email or drop in to see us at either house.

Newlands Community House
20 Murray Road
Coburg North
8528 2332

East Coburg Community House
32 Nicholson Street
East Coburg
9913 5472


An old BBQ.

Old but works well.

Please call 0414 244 125 or 0414 244 123 if you're interested.

It needs to be picked up November 4.


Community Forum


Darebin Says No To Racism community forum.

In the light of recent ugly events including the racist booing of AFL legend Adam Goodes, anti-Muslim rallies and the registration of a new sophisticated anti-Muslim political party, the Darebin Ethnic Communities Council and Voices against Bigotry have initiated a community forum about racism. The forum is supported  by Darebin City Council as part of Community Safety Month.

The forum will hear from Aboriginal, Muslim and African speakers about their experiences of racism and gather ideas to counter it by creating a more inclusive atmosphere in our local area. To get involved, for more information or to stay in touch on these issues, contact or sign up to the newsletter list at 



Local electrician and painter.

Friendly, reliable local electrician (REC 24154) and painter available for jobs of all sizes. 
Free quotes, reasonable rates. 

Call Aref 0423 278 327.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Call for Applications




The Moreland Summer Show is an annual exhibition presenting the diverse and dynamic talent of artists with strong connections to the City of Moreland.

This year’s exhibition theme is ‘SCIENCE FRICTION’.

If you are a writer, poet, song writer, rapper or orator (or sometimes are) who lives, works, studies or bases your creative practice in the City of Moreland you are now invited to submit a composition to complement the theme of the show for consideration for a SPOKEN WORD public program event at the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick on


About the Event:

Each speaker will have 5 minutes maximum in which to read or recite their composition, with a last minute signal bell at 4 minutes.

The MC and bellringer will be Paddy O’Reilly, author and Moreland Arts Board member.
Successful applicants will be invited to recite their piece in their chosen style. Numbers are strictly limited. Individual applications only – no group entries please.

This is a free public event. Entrants should be advised that their participation will be voluntary.

Catering will be provided for the event.  Gallery entry is free as always.





I am looking for some old carpet or carpet underlay to use in making a wicking bed in the vegetable garden. The older the better!

I need about five square metres.

Thanks, Martin Ball.

0425 737 804

The Coburg Quest

This project sounds like a whole lot of fun - it’s running as part of MoreART - Morelands public art programme:



Please contact Robbie on 0421 974 482.

Personal Trainer


Orion Health & Fitness is a personalised health and fitness business dedicated to tailoring its programs to you. I am available for one on one or small group training by appointment and also conduct outdoor group sessions throughout the week at Edinburgh Gardens.

I have an equipped home gym for training clients and am available for mobile training in the privacy of your own home.

I am a Personal Trainer specialising in weight loss and muscle growth, general fitness and functional mobility training, sports specific training, boxing for fitness, plyometrics, older adult training as well as postural assessments and correction through exercise.

I have a current Police Clearance and Working with Children Check.

Please contact me on 0413897856 to book an appointment.

Instagram- orionhealthfitness

Kind regards, 

Whitney Hall

Friday, 23 October 2015

Free Computer Classes


Microsoft PowerPoint
Would you like to turn your photos into an electronic photo album one day? 
Well let’s get you started! In this introduction to the program, we’ll create a birthday card for a family member or friend, complete with a photo or picture with your message. 
Who? Beginners
Where? 20 Murray Road Coburg 
When? Wednesday 28 October 2015 from 10am – 12 noon
RSVP by Monday 26 October
8528 2332



CycleWise is a guided group ride that is designed for adults who can cycle, but are not confident cycling around the city. CycleWise covers Victorian road rules, bike safety checks, safe riding in traffic, route planning and more. You will gain skills riding off road and take a safe and escorted ride through streets.
 The workshop currently costs $20 ($10 concession) and includes lunch at The Glass Den Cafe in Coburg.
 The event will take place from 10am – 3pm this Saturday 24th October at Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell Street, Coburg.
 You can purchase a ticket via the link below,


Thursday, 22 October 2015

For Sale



Has been used to pump output from a a rainwater collection tank.

Works perfectly.

240V 50HZ RPM 2800 W600

No: 0509059762

Includes piping.

Cost when new was at least $200.

Make an offer if you're interested on 9041 5979.

Pickup from Elizabeth St Coburg.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Garage Sale


Massive Garage Sale!

As part of the annual Garage Sale Trail, residents of Hopetoun Cres Coburg North will be holding a street long garage sale this Sat 24th of October.

Come along between 9 am and 3pm to check out retro clothes, furniture, kids clothes/ toys, books, house and garden goods and much more.

No early callers please.

Recommendation Sought


Hi all,

I am looking for a local builder who can help us draw up some plans to submit to council for moving a fence up to the property line

Any recommendation would be much appreciated. 

Julia (0405 575 252).

Monday, 19 October 2015




For all the women in the house!

Femme Speciale (Oct & Nov only) 1hr $45 full body relaxation and therapeutic massage. 

Re-juvenate  Re-collect  Re-lax  Rel-ease

Don't underestimate the power of the RRRR....

How l can assist you:
headaches & migraines                     lymphatic drainage            improve circulation
healthy and radiant skin                    improve sleep                    fatigue
weight loss                                        mood swings                     strengthen immune system
improve concentration                      depression & anxiety         bloating                                             
muscle soreness                                PMS symptoms                  stress   
All massages include an exfoliating foot spa with essential oils and mineral salts

Contact Lucia - Experienced Masseuse and Counsellor
m: 0413 390 756

Room for Rent


Hi, my name is Jenny and I am happy to offer a room in a share house. Gender is not an issue.

I am located in Coburg, only a ten minute walk from Nicholson Street and a one minute walk from the Merri Creek, it's a very quiet location.

The sunny bedroom provides a wardrobe and is of a comfortable size.

You will also have sole access to off street parking and a shed/garage is provided for your own personal storage.

The back garden is massive and spacious, a relaxing outdoor atmosphere.

I am pet friendly and own a female cat named Daisy but am unwilling to own another pet.

Bond is $728 and the rent is due one month in advance at $168 a week.

Please call me if you're interested and have any further queries, I will be of great assistance answering your questions. Please feel free to call me and to organise a tour of the house.

Regards, Jenny.

Mobile number: 0439 015 627.

Open Day


Please find attached our flyer promoting our annual Open Day fundraising event. Judging from previous years I expect you will find bargains galore and much more. If you’re planning to spruce up your ornamental garden or putting in a summer vegetable plot, we’ll probably have it available at Open Day. You might even find live conical Xmas trees for your Xmas table decorations or wonderful mounted ferns. 

Coffee and sweets will definitely be present, brought to you once again by the delightful Mrs Tyler.