Monday, 28 March 2016

Change table and high chair for sale

Hi Newlanders, 
Have a really solid, sturdy wooden change table and a Love n Care high chair ( has 5 point harness and seat recline) up for grabs. Both in excellent condition. 

Change Table $40
High Chair $30

Or make an offer for both.

Text Lauren - 0401 635 072

Newlands News on holidays until 03/04/

Hi, just to let you know, Newlands News will be on holiday from March 28 until April 3, 2016.  Keep sending your news though and we will post it when we get back.


We are building a carport/outdoor dining room - very simple structure
- and looking for a tradie to work with my husband on weekends/after work to build this with us in Coburg North.
Have all relevant council permits, and project is an owner/builder re insurance.
If interested in cash in hand work call or text Brigid on 0418 591 266.Untitled-2

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Car for sale

Hi Newlanders,
We are selling our much loved and incredibly reliable family car as work has changed our car needs.
The great things about this car are:
·       it runs on LPG (gas injection system), making it very economical to run;
·       as a former highway patrol-car, it excels at doing long trips;
·       for those who love a bit of power, it has an LS1 Gen 3 V8 engine and is remarkably easy to drive as the suspension and brakes are upgraded to match its power;
·       it has been serviced regularly;
·       the duco and interior is in very good condition;
·       it is registered until December 2016, and
·       it is an automatic with only 181,000 km on the odometer.
The greatest thing is the price: we are selling it for $5,500.

If you are interested, give Mark a call on 0424 021 382


Free sofa bed or desk

If anyone wants a free single sofa bed or desk they can text me on 0439 354 687.

Sofa bed is from ikea, mattress is hardly used, cover has two cream stains on it (see photos).

Desk is as it looks in the photos.




Free laundry tub

A metal double laundry tub, for inside use, is no longer required and free to the first person able to collect it, available now in Coburg. It will be disposed of after April 1st if not collected prior.  Good condition, 20mm hole low down on left hand side panel from rainwater supply pipe, otherwise undamaged. See photo.

1070mm wide / 560mm deep / 870mm high

Call or text Vicky on 0408804386Untitled-2

Free compost bin

Free compost bin.Sitting outside 3 George st Preston. Help yourself.Untitled-2


May-July sublet in central Preston
$750 (negotiable) — Preston, Victoria, Australia
Just putting the feelers out for the right person for a rad sublet in the glorious light filled (and centrally heated) Preston farmhouse. I'll be away from the 13th of May till the 9th of July looking for one person (or the right couple could be negotiated -my room is massive) to take the room pref for the whole time. Rent is $750pcm inc bills and internet, I'll be gone for 8 weeks. You'll be sharing with Jack (38) the coolest dude this side of bell st and Erin, (31) almost too stylin for preston herself. Both work lots and like the house to be kept clean and quiet after 10ish but don't mind a bit of a drink n chat. The house is awesome, big, light and 2mins from Preston train station and market, 2 mins from 112 tram and close to bell st buses etc. My room is massive, (I swear it will be tidier than in the photo) with morning sun and high ceilings - the yard is big enough for a full free ranging farm.. just please water my plants! email 


Baby Bjorn wanted

Hello Newlands,

We gave away our baby bjorn, wondering if anyone has one we could buy or borrow for our newest family member?
Cheers Kirsty 0431 609 586Untitled-2

Colourbond downpipe

Five lengths of ironstone colorbond downpipe. Fitted onto our home but we need plastic pipes for charged stormwater system.
So if you can use these, the two in one picture and three the same as the single length pictured, text Susie 0408 522 908


Friday, 25 March 2016

Coburg Farmer's Market

Coburg Farmer's Market

180 O’Hea Street, Coburg North PS 

26th March 

Autumn Produce: chestnuts, eggplants, potatoes, apples, figs, zucchini, chocolate, hot cross buns and much more!  
Market feed: Easter is covered with Flinders Sourdough hot cross buns, packed with local fruit and freshly ground spices. Chestnut season has begun and The Patch has fresh and roasted chestnuts ready! Have spare room in you backyard? Isa Hens from Hugh’s Hens are great family pets and fantastic egg layers. Make sure to pre-order online! Untitled-2

Free roof tiles

Free roof tiles if you would like them for your reno/repairs. 
They are the classic East/North Coburg red roof tile style and at least 100 maybe more. 
Call Charmaine on 0402 102 445 before they go to the skip.



My friend Fatima has just started her own cleaning business and is looking to work in the Newlands area or other northern suburbs. She cleaned our house the other day and did a great job. She charges $25 an hour and brings her own mop, cleaners etc or can use yours if you prefer. Text her on 0406 659 949 if you are interested and she will get back to you.Untitled-2

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Piano teacher sought

Hi Newlands community.
I'm looking for someone in the local area to teach my 7 year old daughter piano. She also has an interest in singing.
Thank you. Suzy 0481 205 606.Untitled-2

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

For Sale


BUNKERS LONGWALL BUNK with Trundle and Drawers

Quality Australian made.

My family needs a new set up so we are selling these bunks, as is, with or without mattresses.

This is great value at less than half the new price. A longwall bunk is a great option for fitting three sleeping areas plus storage neatly in your room.

Exceptionally deep drawers offer great storage for toys, clothes, linens, nick nacks or even sporting goods.
Versatile trundle also offers great storage when used as a low stow away drawer, perfect for quickly stowing away everything that may otherwise live on your bedroom floor.

These beds are in very good condition and have been stained and lacquered and present excellent value at dramatically below the recommended retail price currently listed on (listing price $1559 for the unstained set).

Only $650.00.

Bank transfer or cash on pick up.

Call Serena 0421 677 176.

Peppertree Place


We are delighted to have Penny Woodward present on her latest publication "Garlic is not just Garlic: how to know and grow your own garlic". 

Please register for the workshop.  More info #peppertreeplace or



Meditation is on again in term 2 at Autumn Retreat and at Newlands Community House.

Tuesday nights at Autumn Retreat
From 7.30pm. – 8 weeks beginning 19th April
Term 2 we will Practice Meditation and Mindfulness  and explore it though the elements of Nature and the Chakras.
Special Newlands Blog offer.  Book by April the 1st and Bring a Friend for free J

Friday morning meditation
Please contact the Community Centre for bookings.

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

Local Leader Grants

If you are wondering what to vote for in this round of Local Leader Grants, here's a good one to vote for......


The health and wellbeing of our students at Sydney Road Community School, a small government school in Brunswick, has always been a priority for us. Recent data collected from students showed a serious lack of physical activity in their lives. The aim of this idea would be to give students an opportunity to improve their overall fitness and health in a fun way by participating in classes run by the YMCA. Also to introduce them to a valuable community resource that they may use in the future.

Vote here:

Recommendation Sought


Hi All.

I am looking for a recommendation for a plumber to fix some guttering - call  0405 329 633.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Community Forum


Community Forum on the Draft Urban Heat Island Effect Action Plan - Tuesday 22nd March

The Draft Urban Heat Island Effect Action Plan was approved for community consultation by Council on 10 February 2016. Staff from across the organisation have been involved in developing the draft.

A Community Forum on the Draft Action Plan will be held on 22 March, which will be an exciting opportunity to talk to Council officers about the Draft Action Plan.  There will also be a short panel discussion, followed by an informal time to ask questions. Staff are also welcome to attend the event to hear more about this exciting new Action Plan (no rsvp required).

Community Forum Event details:
Date:                         Tuesday 22 March
Time:                         6.00 – 8.00pm
Venue:                      Coburg Town Hall Foyer, 90 Bell Street, Coburg (enter via Bell Street)

Council staff will also be at the upcoming Glenroy Festival (Sunday 20 March) as we continue to seek feedback on the Draft Action Plan before 30 March 2016 at which time community consultation ends and the document will be finlised for Council endorsement. 

For more information and o provide your input and ideas, see attached flyer or visit . If you would like to speak with someone in the Environmentally Sustainable Development team, please call Louise Lovell on 9240 1138.

Draft Urban Heat Island Effect Action Plan – For a cooler, greener, more liveable city

Approved by Phillip Priest

Acting Director Planning & Economic Development




We have new born (and slightly older) Guinea Pigs free to a good home. You will need to take at least two as they don’t do well alone.

Contact Dave 0428 631 004.



Free : Interlocking Foam Alphabet Tiles

26 interlocking foam alphabet tiles.
These were great when our baby was learning to crawl on our floorboards. 
Txt or email Lanie 0418 552 377.

Sunday, 20 March 2016



Hello Newlanders! 

Im seeking a trampoline for my 4 year old son. 
I can collect within 20km's of the Newlands area. 
I'm wondering if you or a friend have one u no longer want? 
I can't wait to see all the kids do all the jumping! 
Appreciate your assistance.
Kat 0416 253 162.



I know this is a long shot, but I'm going to try anyway....
My little man has lost his Max Schnell car (from Cars) at the Kite Festival today and he is absolutely devastated. He has had a bit of a rough time being on and off sick. I bought him the car because he is taking some Chinese herbs at the moment, and they are pretty disgusting.
So I'm hoping if any one has found it, we might be able to get it back..

Thanks beautiful people!
0431 930 349

Saturday, 19 March 2016

House Sitter



We need a house sitter from Thursday 31st April - Monday 4th of April to come and stay in our lovely house and feed & keep our two "low maintenance/adorable" dogs company.

Would be a great weekend break for anyone in a share house......

Please get in touch ASAP if you can help out.


Jody - 0422 166 132.



Caperoia Call Out!

We have a stall at the kite festival on Sunday at Edwardes Lake Park.

Free workshops on the hour.

The Festival is running from 11am- 6 pm and we would love anyone interested in Caperoia to come visit. 
All Welcome.  

Chill and listen to some tunes or play some Caperoia in the facilitated workshops. 

Come to learn some moves, test your strength or show off the moves you know. 

It will be fun!!

Friday, 18 March 2016



Free Garage Roller Door!

We got this off a friend thinking it would be perfect for our garage. It turns out our existing door is just right as it is!

If you would like this garage door or more info please contact Andy on 0421 447 928.

It has the usual drop down length for an average garage door and is 2200mm across.

We have all of the necessary bits required for installation.

It is quite heavy and if you need help moving it we can offer our ute and help carrying it from our place to yours.




I work with a young person who loves painting and has recently expressed an interest in pursuing it as a career and I thought it would be good for him to give it a try first and see if he likes it.  So I'm offering us both as volunteer painters for the Newlands area and surrounds.  If you need anything painted at all please give me a call :)


0421 795 835

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Thank You


The biggest most awesome thank you to the secret squirrel who left a box of clothes on my doorstep for the little man!

Sooper dooper appreciated!!

Thank you so much!