Friday, 29 April 2016



The Australian Shiatsu College is holding a
special day with a focus on the value of Shiatsu
Therapy for Pregnancy.
The treatment will be given in class by final year
students under full supervision.
When: Thursday May 12th 2016
Times: 1:00-3:00pm or 5:00-7:00pm
Please call to book your complementary treatment.
Australian Shiatsu College
103 Evans Street, Brunswick 3056
Phone: 9387 1161



Hi there,
We've got a couple of old (shabby chic!) wardrobes to give away for free. Photos below. Pick up from Newlands. Any queries call or text Claire 0401 369 841.

Women's Circle


Therapeutic Women’s Circle in Nature -a nature, mindfulness and body centred approach. Rachael Millsom, nature lover, counsellor, meditation and mindfulness facilitator invites you to come on a journey of discovery and growth. 
Join me for an intentional therapeutic growth circle for women in nature. This circle is for you if you are looking for additional support in life and want to get the multiple benefits of a supportive environment, meditation, mindfulness and nature immersion.  You may have experienced hardship, trauma, anxiety or depression or you may simply be looking for greater connection with others and the world around. I believe it is in our nature to need to connect with others and the world around us in authentic ways, this is an opportunity to be open and to grow in a safe supportive space.
To be held monthly - The first session is on Monday May 23rd from 10am - 11.30am - held along the Merri creek.    Location advised on booking.
Bookings are essential as places are limited to 8 women.  Payment is by donation.  For booking or enquiries please contact Rachael – details below.  
Rachael Millsom
Counsellor, Meditation and Mindfulness Facilitator
Providing Opportunities for Connection, Reflection and Growth
0431 290 174
Twitter: @RachaelatSELF

Peppertree Place


Wednesday, 27 April 2016



House Sitter


House sitter available July 2016
Our home is being renovated over the month of July 2016 so we are looking for a fully furnished house (at least 2 bedroom, with an outdoor area) over this period, or part thereof.  “We” include myself, my husband, our 5 year old son and our dog (a house-trained and non-shedding Cavoodle).  Preston or surrounding suburbs preferred.  Happy to negotiate financial termstake care of pets, water plants, collect mail etc whilst you are away.  Contact Fiona on 0417 347 738.

House for Rent


Classic semi-detached (Post-War Clinker) 2 bedroom solid brick home features a spacious and bright interior including retro style kitchen with stainless steel gas cooking, dishwasher and abundance of cupboard space. A spacious lounge room with classic features, two good size bedrooms with ceiling fans, classic updated bathroom with shower over bath and separate laundry complete the picture. Other features included are freshly polished floorboards throughout, freshly painted throughout, spacious backyard with lockable shed, ducted heating and dishwasher. Complimented by its fantastic and convenient positioning the property is within walking distance to local shops, cafes, schools and public transport. 
Affordable Coburg living: $1,564 per month

Dental Nurse


Job hunting DENTAL NURSE? We’re hiring!

We are seeking a motivated dental assistant to join our growing family friendly general dental practice in Coburg North, located in the new precinct at Coburg Hill Shopping Centre.

You will be welcomed by our dedicated and professional team of 3 dentists, 2 oral health therapists and support staff who take great pride in delivering excellent customer service and comprehensive patient care (while having some fun at work too!)

We offer general dental care including cosmetic whitening, orthodontic treatment, implants and in-house single visit crown work at our modern and purpose built clinic.

This 3.5-day position is for Mondays, Wednesdays (alternate), Thursdays and Saturdays where days are negotiable for the right candidate, with view of full-time long-term.

* Chair-side patient care
* Infection control procedures
* Equipment maintenance
* Inventory management
* Health and safety compliance

* Certificate III in Dental Assisting
* Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
* Exceptional customer service skills
* Dental4Windows competency and reception experience is an advantage (not a must with training provided for the right candidate)

* Ability to multitask
* High attention to detail
* Strong willingness to learn
* Adaptable, flexible and reliable
* Punctual and organised
* Team player

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you today! Please forward your COVER LETTER and RESUME to Linh at

Visit our website to find out more about our team.

Literary Talk Fest


Coburg Farmers Market


Coburg Farmers Market

This Saturday and EVERY SATURDAY
8am - 1pm
180 O’Hea Street, Coburg North Primary School


30th April
7th May
14th May
21st May

Autumn Produce: capsicums, eggplants, pear, potatoes, bread, apples, goat, figs, zucchini, pastries, eggs, olive oil and much more!

Market feed: Pure Pie’s delicious range of chunky sweet and savoury pies will fill you up, market favourites Flinders Sourdough are back with delicious breads from their unique wood fired Scotch Oven, and don’t forget to pick up some award winning Lisadurne Hill olive oil made from quality Victorian olives!

Children's Choir


Windrush Children’s Choir

A NEW children's community choir rehearsing in Reservoir.

A singing opportunity for kids aged 8-13.

Enrolments Open Now! Rehearsals begin May 5 2016 (enrolments close June).

A 12 week community choir for kids aged 8 – 13 with an exciting performance opportunity at Melbourne Town Hall on August 3rd. Children will rehearse in Reservoir, and then combine with over 1,000 children from across the state to perform at Melbourne Town Hall with a lineup of acclaimed musicians and artists as part of the Boite Schools Chorus. 

For more information and to express your interest to get involved contact

Katrina Wilson O'Brien
0415 107 190

There is a bit more on my website: 

Tuesday, 26 April 2016



Hi Newlands.
We are on the lookout for a new (old) fridge, our fridge history has been mottled at best and ours seems to be freezing everything and leaking water.. if you have or know of a spare small fridge (has to be under 165cm due to dodgy landlord cupboard placing) please let us know, we can come pick up.. thanks (preferably in better working condition than the one we already have but we're not too fussy).

Please email, Preston.

Newlands Fair


Everyone at Newlands Primary School is gearing up for our annual fair this Sunday!

The grade 3/4's recently spent the morning learning about the life cycle of plants, with a particular focus on seed formation. 

They packaged up a huge amount of heirloom seed, saved from the school garden and all seed packs are only $1.00. We will have coriander, dill, zucchini, Vietnamese basil, scarlet runner bean and sunflower seeds all for sale. 

Please join us for a family day of good food, good music, bargains and games! 

Newlands Primary School Sunday May 1.

Recommendation Sought


We’re looking to render the front entrance of our house – not a major job - and would love to hear of any recommendations people may have.
Please contact Zoe on 0408 176 934.

Monday, 25 April 2016


Hello Newlands.

We have recently started our plumbing business in Reservoir.

Mix Plumbing is a family owned and operated business. Michael is the owner, he is a Licensed Plumber who recently began Mix Plumbing after 10 years working in the commercial plumbing industry. We are locals and appreciate the importance of nurturing local connections and serving the community. We offer quality customer service and workmanship, attention to detail, affordability and solid communication. We want you to be so pleased that you tell your friends about us! 
Mix Plumbing provide a range of plumbing services including water, drainage, hot water units, roofing, gas and emergency jobs, covering both repairs and installation. We do new homes, renovations and work on existing homes. Mix Plumbing undertakes both residential and industrial-sized projects; no job is too big or too small. Contact us to make an enquiry or send us your details and we'd be happy to deliver some business cards.
p: 0408 882 264

Michael & Emma (Coburg Hill).




Hi, just a message for a fold out futon bed we’ve put out on hard rubbish for this weekend….come and get it!

Fold out double futon bed/couch out on hard rubbish for free pick up this weekend.  Very sturdy and heavy. Has been on the front verandah for the past year or two…still in good used condition.  Comes apart into two sides and the fold out bed is one piece but folds in two.  It is not dismantled and on the front verge as one piece…bring some tools to dismantle!

Please come and collect…would love to know it goes to a good home.  Front of 6 Mathieson St, Coburg North. 

Newlands Yoga Tuesday Night!


Newlands yoga recommences tonight Tuesday April 26. 
Come along a stretch into autumn with Clare. 

Where: Newlands Senior Citizens centre. 
Corner Connolly ave and Murray Rd
When: 7.00- 8.00pm

The term will be 9 weeks finishing on 21 June. 

Term bargain cost: $110.
Casual cost: $17 per session.

BYO mat and blanket. 

Come along! 
Any questions call Monique 0405 151 269Smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes



Hi All,

Last year I was lucky enough to swap for some quinces in the area. Hoping someone has an excess this year and willing swap for some eggs, quince paste (once made), crab apple jelly or paste, foraged apples, established rhubarb plants or other items.
Hoping to also swap some pomegranate for making pomegranate syrup this year as well. Same deal as above.

Call or text Anthony on 0418 390 081.

Lost Keys


My friend lost her keys somewhere around the Merri Creek. They have a silver love heart keyring on them. I know it's a long shot but if someone has picked them up, could you text me on 
0466 631 151. 

Friday, 22 April 2016



Moving interstate and need to get rid of:
As new single bed - no mattress.


2  matching bedside tables.

Oil heater.

Pick-up from Reservoir before Sat 23rd evening . 
0408 101 678



Free Sony surround sound system-works a treat we just don't use it. Also comes with sub woofer needs fuse replaced. Pick up from Coburg Hill area. 
Please text Emma 0431 344 398. 
Pick up within 24hrs please!



Indigenous agriculture with Mandy Nicholson | International Mother Earth Day Celebration
Newlands Community House:  20 Murray Road, Coburg North
Friday 22 April, 12.30 - 1.30 pm
In Celebration of International Mother Earth Day we are pleased to invite you to a talk on Indigenous agriculture and native bush food in the local Wurundjeri area with Mandy Nicholson.
For more information visit our website or call 8528 2332 


Thursday, 21 April 2016



Ruby Koch-Fienberg (USA) is exhibiting her art work next Saturday the 23rd of April at Joe's Garden (34 Edna Grove Coburg / The Merri Creek Market garden close to the Harding St Swing bridge.)
Come on down and check out her work which captures her exploration of the intersection between the urban environment, food justice, and the farming community.
Emily Connors
Apprentice Farmer

Joe's Garden
34 Edna Grove, Coburg

From Little Things Big Things Grow! 

Electrician and Painter


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

Free quotes, reasonable rates. 

See reviews of business here

Call Aref (Alex) 0423 278 327.

Professional Development




Making it in Moreland brings together six free discussions and workshops in a series addressing key themes and questions for artists, makers and arts professionals in today's creative climate.
From finance and events to inclusive arts and creative careers, if you are trying to Make it in Moreland this program of events offers a dynamic addition to your professional development, along with a great opportunity to meet other creative practitioners in your area.

Information Session: Exhibiting at the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick
With Victor Griss, Gallery Curator
Tuesday 17 May 2016, 6 pm – 7 pm
Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Have you ever wondered how artists and exhibitions are selected at the Counihan Gallery In Brunswick? Join Gallery Curator Victor Griss who will take you through the history and profile of the gallery, presenting professional exhibitions, the exhibition application and assessment process, and putting together an application that gives you the best chance of being shortlisted as part of an annual exhibition program. To be followed by a Q & A session.

Pathways: Creative Careers
With Madeleine Dore, Deputy Editor, Arts Hub
and Kate Abraham, Team Leader, Melbourne Careers Centre, The University of Melbourne
Wednesday 25 May 2016, 6 pm – 8 pm
Oxygen Youth Space, 4-8 Gaffney St, Coburg

So you love the arts, but what's this stuff about a career? Want to know the breadth of different job titles and roles that exist across various organisations that could fulfil your urge to be involved in the arts sector? Expand your knowledge of pathways and careers in the arts with experienced industry experts Madeleine Dore and Kate Abraham. This session will offer career guidance and extend your ideas on possible ways in which you can be involved with, facilitate and contribute to the arts industry.

Crowdfunding: Pozible Workshop and Pitch Night
With Elliot Chapple, Campaign Advisor at Pozible
Tuesday 31 May 2016, 6 pm – 8 pm
Mechanics Institute Studio, 270 Sydney Road (corner of Glenlyon Road), Brunswick

Learn from the experts! Crowdfunding is about building your fan base, breaking away from gatekeepers and getting that cash to help make your passion project become a reality. We will be offering advice on how to plan your project, tips for running your campaign, and pretty much everything you need to know to drop a successful campaign on Pozible, including: building a social media presence; putting together the content for your project; making a promotional video; choosing rewards. There will also be a chance to pitch your idea! All it takes is 30 seconds - take the plunge and pitch your concept to the audience. Great if you're looking for feedback, or hoping to attract collaborators and like-minds! Spots are limited so make sure to sign up at the beginning of the night.

Basic Finance for Creatives
With Tony Nagle, Accountant at Nagle Accounting
Wednesday 1 June 2016, 6 pm – 8 pm
Council Chambers, 90 Bell Street, Coburg

Living pay check to pay check? Terrified of tax time? Learn financial strategies that will assist you in better money management. Surviving and thriving as a freelancer or working artist requires strong financial management skills, but getting there can be stressful and overwhelming. Join Tony Nagle, who’s firm Nagle Accounting has been servicing the creative industry and individuals for over 20 years, to learn how you can take control of your personal finances to foster creative and financial freedom.

The Perfect Event
With Marcia Ferguson, Independent Curator and Artistic Director
and Ian Pidd, Freelance Director of Theatre and Events
Saturday 4 June, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Mechanics Institute Studio, 270 Sydney Road (corner of Glenlyon Road), Brunswick 

Whether your project is a small community festival or a large scale event, this session will cover all the ingredients you need to put together the perfect event including planning, project management, administration, marketing and programming. If you are a performing artist you will also gain tips on how to be seen by event organisers and get yourself programmed for festival and events, through learning timing schedules and access points. Join industry experts Marcia Ferguson, Artistic Director of the Big West Festival 2012-1016 and Freelance Director Ian Pidd, who founded and co-directed the successful series of Village festivals.

Creative Approaches to Inclusive Arts Practice
With Jodee Mundy, Artistic Director at Jodee Mundy Collaborations
Saturday 4 June 2016, 2 pm – 4 pm
Mechanics Institute Studio, 270 Sydney Road (corner of Glenlyon Road), Brunswick 

Are you an independent artist who works or who aspires to work inclusively? Do you work with a diverse range of communities? Artists in these scenarios often end up playing several roles both consciously and unconsciously. This hands-on workshop will break down all the roles, look at communication strategies, explore power dynamics and offer practical tools in how to plan, navigate and deliver projects in inclusive and creative ways.

Events are free but bookings are essential. 
If a program books out, preference will be given to people who live in the Moreland municipality.   

Moreland City Council
Emma Hutchinson, Arts and Culture
Phone: 9384 9239

For bookings please follow the links on our website:



Hi all, 
We have a large Westinghouse fridge to give away. Interior plastic bits getting a bit shabby (hence gaffer tape!) but still works well. Upside down style with heaps of freezer storage. I'll give it a better clean before it's collected too. 
It measures:
W 69cm
D 66cm
H 169cm
Pickup from Preston, Thursday or Friday evening or this weekend would be ideal. Txt if you're keen.
0434 677 826



I've just found out about this Union. It's free to join.
Know your rights and help fight for the rights of others. 
Tel: 8394 5266