Tuesday, 31 May 2016


Beautiful wooden bed.

For free or donation!

Text Jane: 0448 005 830.

PS - Mattress not included.



In anticipation of the hard rubbish collection in Darebin next week we're putting out some good stuff on our nature strip - come and get it!

1 x Dressmakers mannequin

1 x camping shade tent (2 x bags)

2 x vintage deck chairs plus 1 x striped camping chair

1 x vintage 70s portacot that was great as a playpen

Plus lots of other assorted stuff that is still good, just clogging up our shed. 

All out the front of 22 Hope Street Preston.




American Crown Combinola.

Piano currently needs a tune (it has been checked out by a piano tuner who confirms it will be fine once tuned).

Pianola part needs restoration.

A great addition to family or holiday home.

DIMENSIONS: 1500mm long, 750 deep and 1400 high.

Pick up only in Brunswick East, lucky new owner must arrange removal vehicle and bring along people to help with removal.

Contact Maxine on 0437 840 785 if you need more info.

For pick up arrangements contact Glenn on 0402 037 617.

Rooms to Rent



We live in a bright and spacious house in leafy West Preston. We are a short walk to the Merri Creek and an organic farm that has a small produce market on Saturday mornings. The house is in between Gilbert Road and Lygon/Nicholson St and close to two tram lines. We’re looking for another woman to share our home. We have central heating, two veggie gardens and a big back yard.

There are two rooms available for $800. One is massive, has great light and polished floorboards. The other room is smaller that overlooks the backyard and could be used as a studio or reading room/study.

You will be sharing the house with two women 35+, both working. We like a quiet, respectful and relaxed household and we are very independent. We have drinks together from time to time but most of our socialising is done outside of the house.


Broadband Internet $15 a month 
Bond $500 
Bills not included – divided between the three of us

Available early July.

Call us for a chat to arrange a time to come over: Mellissa 0406 831 058.



Hi locals and interested folk, MECCARG is on this Saturday 4th June, 1-3pm.

Come along and help us to plant and weed.

The recent rain and cooler weather should really help our plants. We have a lot to do and 
it would be great to have some extra help.

Meet us just south of Murray Road bridge along Connolly Ave. 

Look out for the flags!

Friends of Edgars Creek


Hi Friends,

Well there is no doubt winter is soon to be upon (and will officially be here by the time most of you read this I'll assume).

We have our next scheduled planting event this Sunday, June 5th from 10-12.30 PM followed by a celebratory BBQ. This is a Moreland City Council run event (with support from Ausnet) which celebrates World Environment Day 2016. The planting will take place at the Red Gum's area at the corner of Ronald and Danthonia Streets, North Coburg.

Here's a link:

And while I have people's attention; due to unplanned absences for myself and Stephen Northey, the next event on our FoEC calendar has had to be postponed by a week. It will now run on Sunday 26/06/2016 from 1-3PM rather than the original advertised date of 19/6/2016. Our online calendar and Facebook pages have been updated.

And one more thing, for those who haven't had a look at our website recently, we've updated it so take another peak! We will eventually get all of Rob "Robstock" Burnett's photos up there to show the transformation of our key planting sites.

See you on the creek!


Monday, 30 May 2016



Packing boxes anyone? 

We've moved home! 

Call me if you need them. 

Otherwise binning them ASAP. 

Charmaine 0402 102 445. 



Would anyone like to come and collect this timber draw unit from Coburg? 

It has some marks on top including a burn but otherwise in good condition. 

Call Charmaine 0402 102 445.

Saturday, 28 May 2016



Friends of Aileu’s Wild Timor Coffee is available to members of the public
at Moreland City Council Citizen Service Centres (Brunswick, Coburg and Glenroy).

Get this high quality, great tasting coffee for only $13 per 200 gram pack (organic, freshly roasted, whole beans,or ground ready for your plunger, stove top or espresso)
Wild Timor Coffee Co. sources its product by direct trade on a fair trade basis with local farming communities in Aileu, Timor-Leste
All profits from your purchase of Friends of Aileu Wild Timor Coffee go towards supporting community development initiatives of our Aileu-based partner organisations
You can also purchase Wild Timor Coffee on-line and support Friends of Aileu's Laulara Birthing Centre Project
Wild Timor Coffee supports a range of community development projects in their partner communities in Aileu, of Friends of Aileu
Wild Timor Coffee’s online sales gives you the option of purchasing Coffee Laulara and supporting Friends of Aileu's Laulara Birthing Centre Project

Thursday, 26 May 2016

ECO Home and Body


ECO Home & Body @ Bundoora market (Kingsbury Drive, Latrobe Uni

I am setting up my remaining stock at the Bundoora Market this Sunday 29th May , 9-1pm. 

My stock includes dishcloths & brushes, body brushes, menstrual products, pet care and some random bottles of cleaning products. 

Some products will be discounted. Come down to say hi, I'm at stall 33. Then you can get your fruit n veg, some plants and a bite to eat. The weather forecast is looking good!

Call me if you have any questions, 0450 445 480.

Local Painter


Local painter with 6 years experience and training certificate available for small or large jobs. 

Very reasonable rates and a professional job assured. 

Experienced with house painting, shops, offices through to smaller jobs such as painting of doors and windows.

Contact me for a free quote. 

Call Mark 0410 251 181.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016



Baby Sitter Required in Coburg North.

Seeking a baby sitter every Wednesday evenings from 5pm- 9pm to look after my 6 and 8 years girls. 

Please contact Lucia 0413 390 756.





Monday, 23 May 2016

Community Event


A Free Event on Indigenous Rights

25 years since the Deaths in Custody Report was released .........

Come and hear a human rights lawyer speak about Indigenous Health and Incarceration.

Presented by Amnesty International Northcote.

Aboriginal Australians are being Imprisoned at an unprecedented rate. Indigenous Australians make up 3% of our general population but 27% of our prison population. This has a huge impact on Aboriginal communities. Ruth Barson, from the Human Rights Law Centre will speak about factors impacting on the critically high rates of imprisonment and what changes might address the problem.

Come and demonstrate your interest and support in the issue and learn more about the situation.

When? Tuesday 21st June, 7.30pm

Where? Bar 303, 303 High St Northcote

Any queries? Contact Susannah on Ph. 0413 813 190

No need to RSVP, just turn up!

Ruth Barson is a Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre. She has worked as a senior policy lawyer at the Centre for Innovative Justice (under former attorney general Rob Hulls). Ruth has worked as a criminal lawyer for Victorian Legal Aid. She spent a number of years working for the Aboriginal Legal Services in the Northern Territory. Ruth worked in Alice Springs, leading projects to establish and maintain Aboriginal courts in specific remote communities. In Darwin, Ruth worked as an advocacy lawyer, focusing on parole and prisoner rights. Ruth is currently on the board of Womens Legal Service Victoria. She has a Masters of International Human Rights Law from Oxford University.



Work available, - general renovation type work - in Preston.

All of next week $20 an hour - 

Ash 0435 370 350.

Peppertree Place


On Sat 4th June 10-2 at Peppertree Place, 512 sydney road Coburg:

-Adam Grubb will be doing a workshop on "Edible and Medicinal Weeds" (please register).

-Dave Elliston (from Tassie) will be performing on the piano accordion in the community garden cafe.

-The volunteer run cafe will be serving food, tea/coffee, cake and the volunteer run nursery will be open.

-There will be reiki, food swap table and clothes swap stall.


Sunday, 22 May 2016



Hi Newlanders, 

I have this baby swing to give away. 

It's treated us really well for our 2 babies. 

I got it on Newlands so thought I would give it away on Newlands! 

Swing motor works but batteries not included.

Call Shannon on 0418 534 805 to arrange a pickup.



I thought I'd pass on the details of Andrew, a gardener who has helped us to transform our garden into something really special. 

Whether you're starting from scratch or need help 'tweaking' what you've got to achieve a real sense of aesthetic flow, Andrew is your man! 

He also works like an ox and charges an very reasonable hourly rate. 

You can contact him on 0430 201 041.



I recently bought and watched a DVD called Polyfaces. 

It documents 'the most innovative farmer in the world', Joel Salatin, and the work he is doing to renew landscapes on his Virginia property while raising animals in a humane way. 

It made for fascinating and enjoyable viewing - you can watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/81468461

Anyone who'd like to borrow the DVD is most welcome. 

Cheers, Cecilia (0422 779 840).

Recommendation Sought


Can anyone recommend a good female GP locally or thereabouts? 

Would like someone who has good people skills and takes a holistic approach. 

You can email on morena3058@gmail.com. Thanks so much.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Single Bed

Gorgeous single bed base.

For a small donation or free!!

Babysitting Recommendation


Hi Friends.

I would like to recommend the lovely Regi for babysitting. He is very sweet with kids and has a Working With Children check.

If you would like his number send me a text.

Cheers Nic 0407 188 884.

Census Jobs



My name is Sally Grant and I am helping to coordinate the ABS 2016 Census for the Moonee Valley, Moreland and Hume region of Melbourne.

I would like to pass information on to your members about job opportunities to work on the Census. These jobs are really suited to community minded people and can be managed around other commitments.

2016 Census – Your moment make to make a difference
August 9 is Census night, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is looking for up to 6,900 dedicated and enthusiastic members of the community to help shape the future of Victoria.
Field Officers will play a critical part in the ABS’ efforts to count approximately 6 million people across the state on Census night.
These casual positions come with flexible hours and are suitable for people from all walks of life.  To be considered for the role you’ll need to be a good communicator, comfortable using a computer, tablet or mobile device, reasonably fit, licensed to drive, willing to travel and able to work independently.
In metropolitan areas, Field Officers will only visit households to remind people to complete their online Census form or to request a paper form if they would prefer. For rural and remote areas, Field Officers will hand deliver and collect forms.
Field Officers will earn up to $21.61 per hour, receive motor vehicle allowances and enjoy flexible working hours for up to 3 months.  
Applicants must be Australian citizens or have the legal right to work in Australia, and they must hold a valid driver’s licence. To view the applicant information kits and to apply online, visit www.abs.gov.au/careersApplications close on 29 May 2016.

Applications for Field Offer positions will be open from 2 May. If your application is successful you’ll be helping to gather valuable information that decision makers, government and businesses will use to allocate services, facilities and funding in your community for years to come.
To apply or find out more information, go to www.abs.gov.au/careers.
Have a great day.

Kind Regards, 
Sally Grant
Census  |  Victorian Regional Management Unit  |  Australian Bureau of Statistics
(P) (03) 9615 7517   (M) 0429 317 003


After a break Friday Morning Meditation is starting up again.
It will be run fortnightly till the end of term.  Dates are May 27 and June 10 and 24.
Time is 9.30 – 10.30am
Cost – if this is your first session come and try for free. – other wise $20 casual or $45 for the three sessions.
Let me know if you will be coming along.
Rachael Millsom
Counsellor, Meditation and Mindfulness Facilitator
Providing Opportunities for Connection, Reflection and Growth
0431 290 174
Twitter: @RachaelatSELF

Friends of Coburg Lake and Surrounds


Late Autumn Greetings!
Friends of Coburg Lake and Surrounds is having their first planting in partnership with Moreland Council on Sunday 5 June – World Environment Day – from 10 am – 12.30 pm at Coburg Lake.  We will be revegetating the rocky outcrop between the toilets and the flying fox playground.  Enter from DeChene Pde Coburg North.  A map and further details are included on the flier attached.
Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy closed toe shoes.  Tools and equipment provided and the planting will be followed by light refreshments.
If you would like me to text you a reminder the night before the planting please email me your mobile number and let me know.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Warm regards,
PS. Our next scheduled planting will be Sunday 14 August 10 am – 12 noon
Emma Hopkins
Founder of Friends of Coburg Lake and Surrounds
m: 0490 368 209    e: emma_hopkins@optusnet.com.au

Friday, 20 May 2016

Looking for Work


Looking for part-time work…
Greetings Newlands folk. My name is Philip and I hail from leafy West Prestonia. I’m keen to find some part-time work (up to say 2½ days a week), preferably somewhere close to home.
I have varied interests –  music, botany, social justice/equity issues, reading… to name just a few.
I’d like to find some work that is collaborative, or that engages with others.
 My previous experience and skills include:
  •        TAFE and community based teaching – office administration skills; also English to speakers of other languages
  •        advocacy – disability, and tertiary student
  •        office/administrative work
 Philip    0425 748 328



From Monday 16th May to Sunday 22nd May, communities across the country will be turning out at the offices of their local politicians with one united message - it’s time to get the polluters out of our politics by ending fossil fuel donations and subsidies!
Join us for a creative action where we will highlight David Feeney MP's connection with the coal industry. The action will involve a conga line of coal from David Feeney’s office in High Street, Preston to the Preston Market. Bring a drum or shaker!

Thursday, 19 May 2016



Moreland Rally against Racism - Saturday 28 May, 11am, outside Coburg Library. 

More than 40 organisations have endorsed the rally, including Moreland council. 

The organisers are committed to this being a peaceful rally against racism.

For more information, contact Sue on 0413 377 978 or Chloe on 0419 592 991.

Picture This


What do photo organisers do?
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We gather peoples most cherished images and make them easy to share, because telling stories is important.

Yep that's it, in a nutshell........there a few processes we go through to get there and I also teach people to do it themselves.

I either work with people one on one 


I run, 1 hour WORSHOPS in peoples homes (a bit like the tupperware parties) and also in work places for lunch time learning, to teach you all the simple tips & tricks to help and motivate you to do it.

Check out the different services I offer at: 


Call Jody for more information: 0422 166 132