Saturday, 30 July 2016



This could be a long shot but worth a try! 
I have a brand new tin of Aptamil Gold formula for 6-12 months which I opened just yesterday. Husband accidentally bought the wrong formula - my little Bub is allergic to dairy and Aptamil does contain dairy. She had a reaction to it so unfortunately we cannot use it again. 
Giving it away for free, if anyone's keen. 
Message me on 0423 446 665.

Thursday, 28 July 2016



Your local counsellor Rachael has some spaces available at the moment.

Sometimes we all need a bit of support, someone to help us to process what is going on, to help us to listen into that wisdom that is within each of us.

I understand that counselling can be that extra cost that we can manage along without or we have one session  - that gives us some insights but we really need more.  With this in mind Rachael has a special offer for up to 2 people.  Commit to 6 sessions (you are welcome to wait to commit till after the first session) and pay only $40 per session (normally $80 or $60 concession).  Sessions must be taken before the end of September, and at a mutually agreed time between 10am and 3pm. (offer not available to out of hours sessions).

To find out more about Rachael’s sessions please visit

Rachael also offers one on one mindfulness and meditations sessions where you can learn and practice mindfulness and meditation skills to fit your life and current needs.

Please contact Rachael – details below to take up this offer.

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

Wednesday, 27 July 2016



Earlier this week I bought some new school shoes for my daughter Bronte from a very local shoe shop called Fabsport

I bought some really great shoes at a reasonable price and was served by a very friendly woman. I was so happy not to have to go to a big shopping centre type place!

I got an even better price because Newlands Primary School is part of their fundraising program.

If you need kids shoes, it's worth the very short trip.

They are located at 111B Spring St, Reservoir VIC 3073



Event Name Coburg RSL Band Night #24: Stationary Suns::The Curse::Popolice::Bitumen::Is There A Hotline?::Qwerty

Headline Stationary Suns & The Curse (double-headline)
Support/s Popolice::Bitumen::Is There A Hotline?::Qwerty

Artist Website &
Genre Indie-Art-Rock-Pop

Date & Time  Saturday 6 August 2016, 7pm
Price: $5

Ticketing Information / Website
Venue & Suburb Coburg RSL, 323 Sydney Road, Coburg, VIC 
Event / Band Photo (max. 100 KB)

A winter warmer to thaw your aching soul. Stationary Suns will activate their magick shields after the Curse spin their mystical musical web of sonic pleasures for you and you are visited by the sprawling delights of Popolice, Bitumen, Is There A Hotline? ...  & Querty to kick it all off! Book the babysitter NOW!

Stationary Suns: A combination of fast paced drumming, tasteful shredding and high pitched vocals. The band features members of Love of Diagrams, Spider Vomit, Hissey Miyake and Acid Casualty. They are about to release a self titled 7" on members' Mai and Lei Gryffydd's record label, Identical Records.

The Curse: Now in their 4th incantation, The Curse have been described as, “supporting their local girl gang while jangling through psychedelic femme rock waves towards stardom.” At the heart of the charm is Phoebe Robertson (Secret Valley, The Olsen Twins) surrounded and accompanied by Eira Gilan, Olivia Hittmann and Mia Schoen. Feeling like they’ve played every venue in Melbourne this year (or at least 10 of them) this girl gang has been warming up for the release of their EP later in the year.

Popolice: Intuitive, loud and otherworldly super-pop which oozes out of one man band Marc Regueiro-Mckelvie. It may be a drum machine and samples with guitar and vocals ... but Popolice really know how to crash the scene ... 

Bitumen: One of the hottest new upstarts in Melbourne-town!

Is There A Hotline?: Jen Tait and Jen Callaway make atmospheric post-punk space rock featuring percussion, analogue synth, electric thumb piano, various objects and alien-siren vocals and wails. 

Qwerty:  A band that doesn't play keyboard even though they're named after one. Made up of two siblings and some guy they met on instagram. They probably take more band selfies than they have songs ...

Approximate set times:
7:10 - 7:40: Qwerty
7:55 - 8:15: Is There A Hotline?
8:30 - 9:00: Bitumen
9:15 - 9:45: Popolice
10:00 - 10:30: The Curse
10:45- 11:15: Stationary Suns

Children's Show


Dog Found


Great News!

Spindle (the dog) was found and returned home safe and sound.

Thank you lovely community.

Art Classes


Lost Cat


Our cat has gone missing and we're wondering if anyone might have seen him.

His name is Toothless and he is all black with a yellow collar and he is very friendly.

We saw him last on Monday night on Hosken St and our daughter is missing him very much so if you've seen him we'd appreciate it so much if you could let us know.

He is microchipped but may have lost his collar.

Thank you so much everyone!

0415 421 382

Creative Mites




Maths tutor wanted.

We’re looking for a local maths tutor for a Year 9 student. 

Perhaps a uni student or someone with recent experience with high school maths. 




Crafty People this giveaway is for you!

One bag of polyester filling, for toys, cushions etc..  freshly washed, in perfect condition.

Last chance before I take it to the charity shop....

Text Jen on 0459 208 386 - North Coburg.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Chinese Medicine


If you just want to relax or have longer term health issues.

Try Chinese Medicine.
This Natural Medicine works with you, to keep your heath on track.

Locally Based practitioner.

Qualified and registered in both Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.

Now available on Sundays for your convenience.

0438 014 803

Open for Applications


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2016 Moreland Summer Show Applications


The Moreland Summer Show is an annual exhibition showcasing the diverse
and creative talent of visual artists with strong connections to the City of
Moreland. The theme for this year’s exhibition is ‘FACTIVISM’.
It will run 11 November - 10 December.

FACTIVISM: News, information and opinion are never far out of reach. We are
saturated with headlines, images, slogans, sound bites and signs but often lack
facts. Facts are powerful, yet they can be cherry-picked and spun.
How are facts verified? How do we form our view? What banner should we flock to?
What is the right cause? How do we put the truth to work?

If you are an artist who lives, works, studies or bases their studio practice in the
municipality, visit the website to download an information pack:
Call for applications

  Applications Due by Friday, 5th August 2016 by 5pm
Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056 | 03 9389 8622
Wednesday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm | Sunday 1 - 5 pm

Free entry

Moreland City Council acknowledges the traditional owners of the land in which we work, the Wurundjeri people.  We recognise their continuing connection to land, waterways and community. We pay our respect to them and their culture, and to their Elders past, present and future

For Rent


Bungalow with a little shed available from the 8 August 2016.
We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children renting a house in Preston with a bungalow and a huge yard/garden.

We are looking for someone, who would like to live independently, is respectful also with kids!!!, not conservative, open minded and help maintain the garden (you can grow your own veggie’s if you like). Non smokers preferred.

The bungalow is approximately 4.5m x 3m (not self- contained). A little shed is next to the bungalow to use at your own disposal. Entry to your own kitchen and bathroom is via the back door of the house with a communal laundry.

Rent is $155 per week plus 1/3 of the bills and bond is $670 (and if you wish, we can go halves in internet $30 a month).

If you are interested call Josh after 4pm or send a message to 0401 161 587. 

Friends of Edgars Creek


Hi FoEC'ers and Friends,

We are primed to get our hands into the dirt again this Sunday.

I don't have a heap of information on this planting like I normally would as it is organised by Moreland City Council and for those that know our usual scheduling - it is not 1-3PM!!!. Some brief details are as follows:

Sunday 31 July 2016, 10.00am–12.30pm. Planting: National Tree Day with Moreland City Council – along the fence line heading up the escarpment from the Kodak bridge. Hosted by the Moreland City Council (Phone Vince [MCC] on 8311 4386). Meet at the Kodak bridge/escarpment area, west side of the creek – from Danthonia St (Melways Map 18 A8).
There will be a BBQ after the planting and this will likely be set up near the Kodak bridge on the west side of the creek.
On another topic - FoEC members have been offered discount tickets to a  Q & A panel/theatre production. I've copied details as I received them into the email below. Note the closing date for the discount and the need for the discount code: 
Creating a Climate For Change, Melbourne Playback’s next Q&A panel event is rapidly approaching; an event proudly presented in partnership with Darebin Climate Action Now. As a friend or member of a local sustainability group, we have an early bird ticket offer for you. Creating a Climate For Change will explore climate solutions, action, and what it means to live in a warming world. Intertwining theatre performance with Q&A panel discussion, the event will be looking at how current climate solutions can change our lives and communities in positive ways. Theatre will offer a unique way to find the humour and humanity when looking at an issue that we all very much share.
We bring together three panelists who all implement practical solutions on a daily basis through their work:
Professor Rob Adams AM, Director City Design and Projects, City of Melbourne. Rob approaches urban planning and design through the lens of making Melbourne a more pleasant place to live in ways that greatly reduce the city’s climate footprint, in part by reducing reliance on cars. His design contribution also prepares for climate change by greening (and thereby cooling) the city.
Lucy Best, Communications and Community Engagement Manager with Positive Charge. Lucy works with businesses, households and government – to reduce emissions, save money and be more energy independent. 
Dr Stephen Bygrave, CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions, a Melbourne based think-tank. Stephen works on research and education of big-picture plans for how Australia can rapidly move to zero emissions. He works with councils and other groups on making the transition rewarding and highly achievable.  

About that early bird price – we are offering $5 off full price tickets and all concession tickets student prices, for the next week for our friends and subscribers only. Offer expires Sunday 31st July.

When: Thursday 11th August

Where: Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Street, Northcote. 

Tickets: $25 / $18 ($20 full $15 concession with subscriber code: 350) 


Here’s some of the feedback on a recent Melbourne Playback Q&A panel event:
 “Playback theatre is certainly not your usual black box theatre experience, but if the standing ovation that MPTC received at the end of this provocative performance is anything to go by, it is an incredibly rewarding one.” - Theatrepeople (SticksnStones - May, 2016)
This event is proudly supported by Darebin Council’s Community Support Program. 
The event is run on a non-profit basis.

Danny Diesendorf
Facilitator and Actor
Melbourne Playback Theatre Company
0413 272 614

See you on the creek!


Monday, 25 July 2016

Duplo Wanted


More Duplo if there's any more to be had!

Thanks to Fiona & Zoe for their contributions .... 

Lost Dog



We have lost our much loved dog Spindle.

She went missing from out back yard in Headley St Coburg North late Sunday afternoon.

She is very friendly and energetic. She has a red collar with a blue tag, is black and grey with a white chest and has medium length hair.

She is microchipped, but it is sometimes unable to be read.

Please let us know if you have seen her anywhere.

We are desperately trying to find her.

0479 014 424

Friends of Coburg Cemetery


Dear friends, supporters, members and anyone interested in Coburg Cemetery.

Next cemetery tour: Sunday 21 August at 2pm.

Monuments and Headstones

There are interesting and unusual headstones and monuments across Coburg Cemetery. Come along and learn about symbolism, headstone fashion and the complexities of Coburg’s headstones.

$10 will get you a 2-hour tour and afternoon tea.

Email to book: 

Little Dog Found :(


I've just seen a deceased little dog on the corner of Murray Rd & Jackson St and thought someone may be looking for it. 

An older looking white, black & brown terrier with a black collar but no tag. 

Looked to be a well cared for and loved pet :( 

Very sad, looks to have recently been hit by a car.

My sympathies to the owner.

Saturday, 23 July 2016



Story Island: an adventure in pictures at Glenroy Library from 29 July to 10 September 2016.

The Glenroy Library is host to Story Island: an adventure in pictures, a beautiful exhibition and reading experience for young children designed to promote early literacy skills and the joy of children and parents reading together.

Story Island draws from the world-renowned Scholastic Dromkeen Children’s Literature Collection held at State Library Victoria, and brings together works from some of Australia’s favourite children’s book authors and illustrators to create a visually striking and interactive exhibition.

The exhibition features four custom-made pods which evoke stories of the bush, the city, bath and bed time and offer children a space for reading, imaginative sharing, learning and exploring stories and pictures together with their parents or carers.  This special exhibition fosters a love of books and reading, and suggests ways for parents and carers to support and develop a child’s literacy from infancy which is so important. It is also a lovely experience for children and parents alike.

Throughout the exhibition questions and activities are suggested to encourage discovery and exploration with friends and family. The exhibition is also accompanied by a children’s exhibition booklet and activities for children and carers as-well-as book lists for children 0-8 years.
Story Island: an adventure in pictures is a free exhibition at Glenroy Library, 737 Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy from 29 July to 10 September 2016.

For Sale


Hi Newlanders!

Have a couple of random items to sell:

A Goblin brand Teasmade - not currently  in working order as far as I know. The teapot is in good condition.
$30 ono

Two lovely art deco wall light fittings.
Need a clean.
$10 for the pair.

A water floatation belt that has never been used. Was going to sell, but my toddler just put three bite marks in it, so if you want it, it's yours for free or by donation :)


0439 885 221

Friday, 22 July 2016



Hi, I'm collecting Duplo (the "youngers" version of Lego) for a Pre-Kindergarten on the Indonesian Island of Flores.

This Kindergarten is run by two volunteer teachers in the small rural village of Wodong. 

Any donations will be gratefully received, I am happy to call around to collect. 

Dave 0488 458 342.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Garage Sale


Garage sale! 

Saturday 23rd of July, 29 Bourke street, Reservoir. 

A really nice green rug!


Early callers not tolerated unless you bring coffee and donuts.....

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

House Sitter


Need a house sitter? 

I'm now available to look after your home and pets. 

Very responsible and a dog and cat lover. 

Call Asa 0423482127 or email  if you need someone for a long or short stay.

Peppertree Place


Upcoming IncrEdible Food Swap at Peppertree Place:

10.30 - 12.00 Keeping Healthy Chickens workshop

All day: Cafe/Nursery/community garden/playspace for kids

Tuesday, 19 July 2016



Preston local Ariadne Lack runs HUMAN ENDEAVOURS and is running these LIFE HACK WORKSHOPS – they are FREE, practical & transformative 90min LUNCHTIME and EVENING talks Ariadne is running to help boost your wellbeing.

1.  Failure is not fatal! How to Bounce Back!
How to create a growth mindset. A seminar for anyone who
·         Finds it hard to bounce back after mistakes
·         Avoids taking risks for fear of failure
·         Struggles to own their successes

Register for a FREE lunchtime or evening workshop – being held on Wed Aug 3 12-1.30pm or Thurs Aug 4 6-7.30pm. Book Now

2.  What ARE my Strengths?
You at your best! A seminar for harnessing your strengths for happiness in life and work. Identify your core strengths and find opportunities to use and apply them in your day-to-day work and life.

Register for a FREE lunchtime or evening workshop – Wed Aug 17, 12pm-1.30pm or Thurs Aug 18, 6-7.30pm.Book now

3.  Attitudes of Gratitude
What’s so special about gratitude and what happens for us and the people around us when we use more of it?
Register for a FREE lunchtime or evening workshop – Wed Aug 31 12pm1.30pm or Thurs Sep 1, 6-7.30pm.Book now

VENUE for ALL: Human Endeavours Office, 420 Brunswick St, Brunswick
FREE TIX, BUT RSVP to get your free tickets here -

Follow HUMAN ENDEAVOURS on Facebook to stay in touch about other free workshops. For queries or want these workshops in your workplace/schools or to any other group, contact Ariadne on 0438 153 208 or