Monday, 31 July 2017



Are you looking to do a fun and safe post natal work out with your baby?

Kangatraining Trial Classes are happening in Coburg and West Thornbury soon!

Kangatraining is a fun dance/exercise class that you carry out with your baby.

It's a great way to get out and about and meet other mothers while getting fit. No previous fitness level required, all you need is you and your bubba!

Trial Classes are $10 or $5 if you bring a friend.

Contact Lisa 
(Kangatrainer for Darebin & Coburg) 

Phone: 0426 270 886



Blue stone rocks for garden landscaping.
Jane 0400 597 728.



Me and my two little kids are looking for property has at least 2 bedrooms somewhere in the north, areas such as Coburg, Reservoir, Preston etc.

If someone knows some ideas please contact me thank you.
0433 198 510

Lost Cat


The little Miss has gone missing! J x


Recommendation sought


Gardener, not horticulturalist - simple job.

Jane 0400 597 728.

Dance Coburg


Dance Coburg! - a Saturday afternoon alcohol-free dance party for all ages at Newlands Community House this Saturday 5th!



Does anybody know a small indoor community space (open space around 4 x 3 m is enough) to rehearse a children’s show (Loose Ends) for two days: 

Thu 10 & Fri 11 Aug, 3 hours each day, ideally between 10 am and 1 pm, but other times are also possible. We would need the space for two adults.

Please contact me by email or phone: or 0419 031 021.

Thank you.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Accomodation Needed


Long term accomodation sought:

Employed professional seeker would like a quiet room (or bungalow/ granny flat) to share in the Coburg/Preston/Reservoir region. I have happily settled in the area and would ideally love to stay in the sunny North. 

Please contact Kurt on 0400 903 267 after 4:30 pm each day and I will provide you with an excellent reference and relevant details. 

Women's Circle & Meditation


Women's Circle and 1/2 day Meditation Retreat.

Women's Circle - monthly on Mondays 10 - 11.30am
Meditation, Reflection and Nature Connection
Come along to try on Monday the 7th August.

1/2 day Meditation Retreat - August 14th 10am - 2pm
Cost $20 to confirm your spot plus a donation on the day (includes tea, snack and guided meditation). 
Participants are asked to bring some lunch to share.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Rachael Millsom
Counselling, Meditation, Retreats and Circles
0431 290 174

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Purely Green


Hi Newlanders,

I've just started my little eco cleaning business in the neighbourhood and would love to make your house sparkling clean without any nasty chemicals.

I'm also happy to feed and walk pets, collect mail, water plants etc if you're going away.

I look forward to meeting you.

Warm regards,


Trivia Night


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Friends of Edgar's Creek


Hi FoECers and Friends,

Moreland City Council is continuing their wonderful support for our creek corridor with a sponsored event happening this Sunday to celebrate National Tree Day. The event is easily accessed from the Kodak bridge (Spectrum Way); simply walk across the bridge and take the new parkland entry to the left - we will be visible no doubt!

This event is earlier than the usual FoEC events: starts at 10.00AM until 12.30PM.
Any questions about this event can be directed to Vince or Lori at MCC Ph: 8311 4386.

I also wanted to make mention of a planning permit application that has been drawn to my attention. It is for a new foundry on Newlands Road. The relevant planning permit is MPS/2016/881 - view this from the Moreland website, go to planning & building area and then select planning permits in progress, then enter the application no. It is the industrial land behind the existing factories/workshops on Norfolk Court. If anyone has any concerns please lodge these with the council! I for one don't like the absence of detailed drainage related info and the plant list is not indigenous and is a few thousand plants short! They should also do the reserve side of the fence!!!

See you on the creek!


Magical Masterclass





Babysitter for early morning.

We are looking for a morning babysitter to get our children up and at ‘em for school on Wednesday 2nd August. Would need to be here by about 6.15am. Unfortunately this is not a permanent position but we do occasionally need this to happen, so if you’re interested please text Chris 0416 199 225.

Feast of Peace


All invited to our 6th course of the ongoing Feast of Peace, at Reconnect Yoga in West Brunswick.  Some info in the flier, or contact Clare via

Thanks... and see you there!!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Dance Party



I am holding a dance party for all ages in Coburg North.

Where: Newlands Community House 20 Murray Road Coburg North

When: Saturday August 5th between 4pm - 6pm.

Details: A Saturday arvo dance party for all ages!

Relax, get fit and let it all go to some bangin' tracks put together by a couple of locals. Not a class, just a party! No booze, just good vibes.

$5 adults $2 kids

The FaceBook event page is here:



FREE Yuccas!

Ready to plant. 

Pick up from nature strip out the front of 16 Whitton Parade, Coburg North :)

For Sale


Beginners Tai Chi


Would you like to give it a try? Just turn up….

FREE trial

Thursday 27 July
9.30am – 10.30am
Newlands Community House
Address: 20 Murray Road, Coburg North
Telephone: 8528 2332

Free Try Out


Ready Steady Go Kids
Unders 5s
Multi-sports program.

Try out for FREE
Wednesday 26 July 12.30pm
Newlands Community House
Address: 20 Murray Road, Coburg North
Telephone: 8528 2332

Music Class


Theatre Workshops




Oshun Yoga, Preston.
Shout out for Kira and local yoga in Enfield Ave, Preston, great for beginners or those who are wary or just a bit sore.  

She offers great deals online for monthly or 3 monthly passes to get you regular. I go on Tuesday nights, 7pm and feel great for the week.
Website seems to be down but check it out:

Recommended Basketball Coach


I just want to put the word out about the wonderful basketball coach I have been training with. Her name is Deslyn Applewhaite, she is a genuine US College basketball player and she is here in Coburg playing with the Giants.

I am approaching 50 and my daughter is 10 and we are both learning so much from her! She is great at working out exactly what improvement your game needs, from the basics to advanced skills (I have watched her training a player for US college scouts). She is an excellent communicator and makes the sessions a lot of fun as well.
Deslyn has a background in coaching in the US and here she is training many local basketball teams as well as one-on-one.
You can look at her show reel here (she is number 24 and always some way up off the ground):
She is happy to talk about how she can help you with your game – just give her a call on 0468 352 713.




Playgroup for Toddlers
There are spaces available for term 3 at the Newlands Community Centre Friday Playgroup starting again this Friday 28th July.
Families come together to chat, play and make friends in a relaxed and welcoming space with an experienced pre-school educator.
Fridays 9.30am to 11.30am, 20 Murray Road, Coburg North 
Cost: $90 per family per term.

Sunday, 23 July 2017



Following a recent request for a recommendation for a washing machine repairer I would like to share the details of the fine person who I found. He came quickly, arrived on time, did a great job and at a reasonable cost.

Colin Nelva from Tubs and Technology 0412 767 559 – washing machine and dryer services as well as IT support – great combination!!


For Sale


Cort Acoustic Bass Guitar SJB5F NS, with hard case, strap $550neg.

Very nice sound, can be played with or without an amp. Guitar and case purchased separately new would be about $800. I would prefer pick up from Reservoir in Melbourne but will ship with buyer bearing shipping cost.

I bought this ABG new a few years ago and learned to play bass on it, sad to see it go. You'll see in one of the pictures there are a couple of very small dings in the body on the corner, they're more noticeable by touch rather than sight.

The Cort case has a few knocks on it but its done its job well and has plenty of life in it.

0430 246 823

Saturday, 22 July 2017



Family Day Care


Little Place Family Day Care have space for one new friend to come and play with us on Mondays. Due to ages of current little friends we are hoping for someone around 10-18 months. Little place is located in Coburg North and registered with Holistic approach family day care.  More information can be found on:

You can contact me on: or 0400 483 178.

Garage Sale Today


Garage Sale
3 Tilley Street
Sat 22nd July

My parents have finally finished moving back to Melbourne and are ready to let go of some more goodies!

Homewares, lights, furniture, books, clothes, garden accessories and tools, and lots more treasures old and new.

Come and grab a bargain 😊

Friday, 21 July 2017

Friends of Coburg Lake and Surrounds


Just a quick reminder that our planting day at Coburg Lake is tomorrow morning, Saturday 22nd of July from 10 am – 12.30 pm at Coburg Lake.  This planting is being run by Friends of Coburg Lake and Surrounds and Moreland City Council.  We will be revisiting the site we planted out last year, on and around the rocky outcrop between the toilets and the flying fox playground, at Coburg Lake Reserve, off DeChene Pde, Coburg North.  

It would be great if you can make it for all or part of the time.  If you can come please wear suitable clothing and sturdy closed shoes. Tools and equipment will be provided and the planting will be followed by light refreshments.

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow if you can make it.

Warm regards,