Notices

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Official Notices


Hello everyone,

It was a pleasure to meet some of you last Friday at Happy Hour. I am approaching the end of my third week at the village and time has flown!

An update on a few things happening in the coming days:

Stage in Seabreeze Lounge: The stage is being erected today (Thursday) as we prepare for our annual Nostalgia show. As a result of this, the Sky Decoder will be moved into the Matai Room during this time and will return to normal following the show.

Water blasting: ACCESS have been onsite this week completing the building washes which are going well and are on schedule. Courtyards are not included in the scope of this work however should you wish to have yours done, please follow the standard maintenance request process.

Manukau Project: We are aware there is an increase in noise at the moment relating to this project. Affected residents living within the vicinity will be invited to planned day trips in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more information!

Wishing you all a pleasant weekend with some sunshine!

Katie
Village Manager

FAREWELL FROM THERESA
Hi everyone,
This Friday I leave my role as Village Manager and on Monday 16 October start my new role as Operations Manager – Remediations. I would like to thank each and every one of you for making my last three and half years at Pinesong such a great experience. I have learnt so much from you all, enjoyed lots of different activities with you and will miss being here every day. The great thing for me is that my new role will still involve working closely with Katie and the team, as we progress through the Manukau project and then onto the Villa Remediations. S
ee you later at Happy Hour if you can make it.
See you all soon, Theresa

SEABREEZE LOUNGE SKY TV
Due to the set-up of the stage in the Seabreeze lounge for the Nostalgia Concert and rehearsals the Sky Television has been moved to the Matai room until 30
th of October next.
This will be available for residents particularly in the evenings to enjoy Sporting events and between bookings already made in the Matai room. Please check with reception for availability.

RE:NZ STRONGACCESS TO BAYVIEW PARKING AREA
From time to time NZ Strong will need to unload equipment or materials from the rear gate of their construction site near Bayview building. Due to the low walkway between Seabreeze & Bayview, there will only be small deliveries using low vehicles. Construction staff will ensure that these deliveries are carried out safely, however please take care if you happen to be in this area when a delivery is taking place.
Thank you
Neil Forrest
Maintenance Supervisor

SCHEDULED APARTMENT FIRE ALARM TESTING
Please be aware that on Thursday 19 October from 10 am the Chubb serviceman will be testing all apartment building fire alarms.
This is a routine check and each building alarm will be tested for just a few seconds.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Neil Forrest
Maintenance Supervisor


HOSPITAL SHUTTLES
St. Johns hospital Shuttle for:

Waitakere
Book 3 days ahead of appointment.
0800 000 606
$10 return

Greenlane hospital
Auckland hospital
North Shore hospital:
Book 3 days in advance.
0800 809 342
9.30-4pm
$6.00 each way

CARE SUITES AT PINESONG
At Pinesong we have care suite rooms on level 2 Seabreeze, which residents can use for different reasons.  For example, if you have returned home from hospital but -still need supervision and support, you could come to the care suite for some extended care.  Or if you are the main caregiver for your partner, but you are becoming tired and need a break, your loved one could have sometime up in the care suite’s whilst you rest and recover.  The care suites can be used in different ways, so if you would like to know more about short term care options at Pinesong, please talk to Leanne or Celerina on 817 0654

COMPLIMENTARY NURSE CLINIC
We have a complimentary nurse clinic on a Tuesday and Friday morning from 10.30am – 11.30am to check your blood pressure and talk through any concerns you may have.  We can also provide other services at the clinic such as wound care and injections and a fee is on-charged to cover materials.  If your wound is covered by ACC the charge for the dressing is free of charge.  If you visit the nurse outside of the clinic hours a registered nurse consult fee will apply, plus cost of materials.  If you have any questions about service costs please ask
Celerina or Leanne.

PODIATRISTThe 3rd Tuesday of every month
The next Podiatry visit is Tuesday 17th October, please contact reception for an appointment.

2017 – 2018 AUCKLAND COUNCIL RATES REMISSION SCHEME

Application Forms are now available at reception should you wish to apply for this remission. Auckland Council must receive your completed application by 30 June 2018. Full information on the Remission Scheme can be found on the councils website www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or you can call the council on 09 301 0100 if you have any questions.

GYMN
Just a reminder that guests are not permitted to use our gym at any time. This is a RESIDENT ONLY amenity. Guests are only allowed to use our pool if accompanied by a resident at all times. Thank you

MORE SCAMS
A Pinesong resident reports receiving numerous calls from a supposed Windows technician; the caller was very persistent. I have reports of residents receiving similar callers informing the resident that they have a computer or Windows problem even though they did not have a computer. Another resident reports an email from a person claiming to be from Trade Me requesting a payment for a purchase that the resident did not make. Please be aware that our generation of people in retirement villages
are regularly targeted by these unscrupulous people. I have received an interesting article from a Pinesong resident on scammers and tips to avoid scams. There is too much information to print it in our Pinesong Press but if anyone wants a copy please contact me and I would be happy to give you one.                             

Report scams to
netsafe.org.nz/report or call 0508 638 723. They will direct you to the organization best able to investigate or advise you on various scams and frauds. Every report helps these agencies build a profile of the scammers so they can warn others.

PARKING IN FRONT OF RECEPTION
Now we have had our reception garden renovated by wonderful Pinesong residents, could we please refrain from parking on the broad white lines so that everyone coming into the village can enjoy it.
Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.

MOBILE LIBRARY
Please be advised the Mobile Library is here every Monday at the Main Gate from 9am - 10.30am

PINESONG ACCOUNTS
I would like to remind everyone that Pinesong has the ability to email your monthly accounts. So far 70 residents have made the switch to paperless statements, receiving them as much as 24 hours earlier than the paper variety.
If you would like to receive future accounts via email please let me know by emailing me:
lindaj@metlifecare.co.nz
Linda, Administrator

PLEASE REMIND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES THAT OUR SPEED LIMIT IS 15KPM



PINESONG WEATHER FORECAST
Geoffrey Hopkins has linked his weather station to the local 'grid' to give an even more accurate forecast. Take a look:-

Click on
PINESONG WEATHER FORECAST





ON THE BUSES
- trains & ferries
Go to the page ON THE BUSES.
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Residents' Notices

Nostalgia 2017

NOSTALGIA 2017
This notice is for all new residents to Pinesong over the last 12 months. A group of residents & staff get together to put on a concert once a year for all Pinesong residents. It is a variety show which goes for approximately 90 minutes. The shows are on Saturday the 28th & Sunday the 29th of October & they start at 7pm. If you didn’t buy any tickets as you were not sure what the shows were about & you would like to attend, ring me on 8178996 & I will arrange to get tickets to you. Tickets cost $5.00.  
Bob Helleur 4W 8178996    

SUNDAY @ 3
Pinesong’s Non denominational Church Services
Where:
Bay View Lounge
When: Sunday, 22nd October at 3.00 pm
Speaker: Sarah Patten
Musical Items: Items from the Church of the Saviour

Once again it will be great to have Sarah speak at our service this month. Sarah is well known to us, she is vicar of the Church of the Saviour at Blockhouse Bay and has spoken at our services several times over the past few years. A group of singers from her church will be providing the musical items. Join us also for our much loved hymn singing followed by a good chat over Tea/Coffee and biscuits. A warm welcome to everyone.
Deryck Hunt 817-3755

UKULELE MUSIC GROUP
(SILVER STRUMMERS)
The Silver Strummers are coming back to Pinesong.
In the Kauri room from 1-3pm Friday 27
th October.
Gold coin donation.
All welcome!

RESIDENTS BIRTHDAY AFTERNOON TEA
To welcome, and celebrate Residence’ Birthday Afternoon Tea, this is to be on the 30th of October 2017 - our speaker for this month will be Amy Newby.
Amy’s topic will be (in her own words) - her years working with leather sculpture.
This is a must see folk, as Amy really is a talent Lady creating, and showing her talents with leather, in the past she has won many awards, not only in New Zealand, overseas’ as well.
I am hoping you will give Amy your support for this month of October people, and I look forward to seeing you there.
Remember – 3pm we start.
Cheers Joan Gasparich

RE RESIDENTS’ BARBECUE –25TH OCTOBER 2017 - 6.15PM SEABREEZE - COST $6
Tickets will be on sale at Reception on Tuesday, 17th October 2017 from 10.30am to 12-noon. Thereafter tickets are available from Mary Lovelock – 817 9552 until mid-day Sunday, 22nd October 2017.
PLEASE NOTE THE BBQ START TIME IS 6.15PM. THIS IS TO ALLOW THE EARLY DINERS TO FINISH THEIR DINNER AND NOT FEEL RUSHED.
THANK YOU.

BLOCKHOUSE BAY HOSPICE STORE
Urgently require volunteers male or female weekly or fortnightly – duties are Monday to Saturday morning or afternoon. If you can help come and join the team turning donated goods into first class care for patients and families using Mercy Hospice Services – contact Julie Reid on 361 5966 or juliereid@mercyhospice.org.nz.
If you can spare 2 or 3 hours on a casual basis from now till March it would be greatly appreciated – should you require any further information please ring Lil on 817 7977 who is a present day volunteer at the shop.

CHAT WITH THE RESIDENTS COMMITTEE
Members of the resident’s committee will be at the fireplace end of Seabreeze lounge at 11am on Thursday the 19th of October.  Please feel free to come and chat if you have an issue or problem you wish to talk about.
Geoff Hopkins

THANK YOU
Black Pepper
would like to take the opportunity to express a very special thanks to the Pinesong Village residents, management and staff on hosting a successful Fashion Show in your beautiful surroundings. We trust you enjoyed it as much as we did bringing it to you, which was very obvious by the welcome support we received in store the following day. Again your support and loyalty is truly appreciated.
Our thanks also to your lovely resident models who kindly stepped up to the occasion, and gave their time and anticipation: Elva, Colleen, Bev, & Anne.
A very special mention to Delwyn, & Audrey, whom put so much of their personal time and effort into the planning of this day, including a delicious afternoon tea, which ensured a completely successful, fun event, was had by all.
Finally a special mention with thanks to Deryck & Barbara for your kind assistance with sound, lighting, photography etc. It is very obvious, Pinesong is extremely self sufficient on a number of levels. Black Pepper wishes you well in the coming months, and will simply leave you with
……………….watch this space!!!

BLACK PEPPER FASHION PARADE PHOTOGRAPHS
Some photos of the Black Pepper Fashion Parade are viewable on this Website.  
Open the page ’RECENTLY’, Anyone wishing to view the full range of photographs taken with the ability to download them at full resolution, please email me by using the ‘CONTACT’ page on this website and I will send you the link and password.
Deryck Hunt 8173755

OUR OWN 'GOOD SORTS or UNSUNG HEROS'
Many positive things happen in our Village Community that tend to be overlooked.
So many of these 'positive happenings' are instigated by our own friends and neighbours, going unrecognized by the vast majority of us.
Maybe its time we sat up and took notice.

Do you recognize these 'GOOD SORTS and UNSUNG HEROS'?

EVERY Friday night, before Happy Hour, one of your neighbours goes to the Bar and organises tables, chairs and coasters, so that long time friends can sit together and enjoy each others company for an hour or so. Its physical work, but he is happy to do it for others. Thank you.

We have some very talented people among us. One of those is giving her time, to help the Library Team enter data into the new system. This is something she is more than well qualified to do. I know for a fact, she worked in the Library for 6 hrs, one afternoon, last week!! Thank you.

How would the Care Suite folk manage if one of our neighbours didn’t take time, to set up the Indoor Bowls activity they all enjoy, every week?
Not only that, he helps them to develop their skills. How many people knew that?

Aren't these great stories. Tell us of others who do thoughtful things for others in our Village.
The Residents Committee.

PSSST!
Want to hear the inside story?
Any book delving into the development of our towns is bound to uncover secrets, debunk myths and be plain interesting in places.
Enjoy an interactive visualised presentation including fascinating facts about the growth (or other- wise) of our towns.

Speaker – Hugh Dickey, author and editor of this significant new book will be at the village presenting on
Tuesday 24th October, 2pm at Bayview Lounge.

SCRAP BOOKING
Scrap booking will be held on
Friday October 6
th
Monday October 16
th
Friday November 3
rd
Monday November 13
th
Friday December 1
st (last day)
Time 9am to 3pm
Bring lunch, go to café, or go home.
You can come for the whole day or part of the day.

This is a trial until the end of the year, and will depend on numbers if it carries on next year.
Tina 817 1940

GARDEN CIRCLE
THIS IS THE WEEK IT IS ALL HAPPENING
The pump and piping for a stream through the bush is due to commence this week and this is what the installation will all be about.
• Generate water movement through the Bush
* Eliminate stagnation and muddy areas * Oxygenate the stagnant pond * Give extra incentive for residents to enjoy the Bush walk * Allow more involvement in the beautification of the Bush area * Help eliminate mosquito problem.
• The Bush area is a major asset to Pinesong
* Let us make it a feature of our village

REMINDER * REMINDER * REMINDER
The Garden Circle will meet for the October meeting to be held in the Matai Room, Wednesday 18th October at 2pm. All residents are welcome to come along for a catch up and chat. Aileen Keery – 817 3399

THURSDAY WALKING GROUP FOR SEPTEMBER
7th SEPTEMBER: We parked at the entrance to Cornwall Park and walked over to Twin Oaks Drive to view the daffodils, then across the paddocks and over a few styles. Lots of new born lambs around. The tulips were abundant and the new spring growth on the trees made the walk a pleasure.
14
th SEPTEMBER: As we had no driver for the van we took a local walk. Walked along Takahe Rd,
Wood Bay Rd and down Opou Rd to the look-out over the Manukau Harbour. Several walkers returned to Pinesong and the others walked down the coastal bush track to French Bay then up Otitori Rd and returned back to Pinesong.
21st SEPTEMBER: Our destination Western Springs. We walked a circuit of the lake. Lots of goslings about and the lake was so high that the water spilled over the pathway in some areas. Most of us took the bush track up to Old Mill Rd and walked the perimeter of the Zoo while the others wandered around the lake again. We then walked through the newly opened Japanese Garden – rather beautiful.
28th SEPTEMBER: Cornwallis (always a favorite walk) was our destination. We split into 3 groups and 3 hardy walkers (Janet, John and Ken) hiked up to the monument. 5 walked along the beach to the wharf and the others walked up Pine Ave to the Jubilee Walk. This delightful track meanders through the bush above Mill Bay, and then around the back of Cornwallis and then down to the beach. We then walked along the beach to the wharf and caught up with the others. Sparkling water and no rain or wind made an enjoyable walk.
Gillian Clark 8154116  (In Jocelyn’s absence)

KNITTERS NEWS Our stocks of wool are looking very healthy at present with two generous donations of wool from a resident as well as from Louise, herself, who had thoughtfully kept a bag of yarns aside for us, which had been previously donated to her.  So if your stocks are running low, I have quite a selection of colours at present. I could barely carry the last donations of knitted garments that I recently delivered, much to the delight of those receiving them.  Keep up the good work, ladies, which is always very graciously received and appreciated. ANNE CLARKE PH 817 8408

TAI CHI
Congratulations to Shelia Clayton (who will be 95 in two weeks time) in achieving her 3rd belt in Tai Chi, mauve & black.
Next belt will be black, I hope you can achieve that one Shelia. Well done.
Eileen Malim Villa 401

COQUET@PINESONG
The Winter Aggregate Competition ran over the last 8 weeks to encourage players to keep playing during the winter months. Players scored points for “turning up” to play and an extra point for winning their first game of the day on our regular Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Twenty-four joined in but I’m not sure what the results tell us. The top three were all men leaving the women behind especially in the
attendance points.

Perhaps we are so busy we haven’t time or it could be that we don’t like playing in the rain! John Crow won with Terry Debenham second and Ken Jarvis third. Awards presentation 2pm at the croquet shed next Monday October 9
th. John not only played the most times but he also won the most games. A good and fair result. Thank you Judy Horder for introducing this idea. There did seem to be more players this year over these months so next year we will do it again maybe for a little longer.
Any new residents who would like to play golf croquet can give me or one of the referees a ring. The list is on the croquet shed notice board. We have a number of very good patient coaches so come to join us. Play is at 1pm on Mondays and Fridays, 10am on Tuesdays. Come to watch, it is informal play. Competitions are held on other days with entries taken from those who wish to join in.

Ken has taken over the finance of entry fees and getting the trophies engraved.
Janet Cross. Villa 112 The Terrace 817 6066

PETANQUE – MONDAY 2PM START

Hi to all old and new players.
Should you feel like a game or just want to have a go we would love to see you.
Petanque is played just down past the Croquet court.
Freda Holes

FITNESS CENTRE USERS
If you use the air conditioner please make sure you turn it off.
And to those fresh air fiends who open the windows and turn the air con on set to 17 degrees, probably late afternoon, do one or the other, not both. Then please close the windows or turn the aircon off. Those who come early in the morning (me!) will thank
you for it.
Tony Cross


AUCKLAND PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA $10.00 Bus bookings
If you have booked your seats for the 2017 season and wish to travel on the “$10 Friends’ Bus” please return your form to Liane Hume, Apartment 17, Harbour Apartments, if you have not already done so. (Contact me if you need a new form.)
The first concert is on Thursday 18 February but I need to confirm the bus bookings well before then.
Any residents who may wish to attend a concert on a casual basis can do so by contacting me, preferably a week before the concert, and can pay the $10 on the bus.
Any queries please ring
Liane Hume, Ph 817-0476

OUTDOOR BOWLS
Good morning everyone. I do hope that you have all managed to get through the winter months without suffering any major traumas. It does seem as though the winter season has forgotten to leave us as we are already into the second month of spring and the weather as yet is showing no sign of improvement.
It is that time of year when I invite all Village Residents who don’t already play bowls, to shake off the winter blues and join with the regulars on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays or even just one of these days to learn the relatively easy skills of outdoor bowling. While a few of the bowlers enjoy the competitive aspect most of the group merely enjoy the opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the company of their fellow bowlers for 90 minutes of the day.
Don’t be shy. Come down to the Bowling Green no later than 9.15am on any of the above days each week and we will include you in the draw for the day. If you haven’t played before all you need is casual dress and a pair of flat soled shoes. We have spare sets of bowls that we can loan to you to get you started. If you enjoy the bowls you are using you may even purchase them for a small fee which is paid into the Bowls Group funds. You may prefer to pick up a set of bowls through Trade Me or some other avenue of your choice.
There is a small group of bowlers who gather together on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 9.00am and have a roll up for an hour. If you are a little bit shy and would prefer to learn to play bowls before joining the main group, I am sure any one of the smaller group would be prepared to break away and give you some one on one tuition.
Just a reminder to all present bowlers that the Entry Form for the senior (skips & threes) and Junior (twos & leads) is now on the Notice Board above the kitchen sink in the swimming pool area. Entries for both events will close at 4.00pm on Friday 27 October.
I would also remind members that I will be vacating the position of Convener of the Bowls Group at the end of this year and you should all be looking for someone to volunteer to take on the role from the beginning of 2018.
Have a good weekend everyone.
Cheers
John Crow, Convener (Ph 817-7568)

PS: I have managed to secure Theresa and Katie (our new Village Manager) to share a game of bowls with us on Monday 9 October, so it would be great to get a good muster of bowlers present to take the opportunity to farewell Theresa and to welcome Katie to the Village in her new role. Hopefully Theresa and Katie will have time to join us for a cup of coffee/tea and a biscuit after the game.

HERB BOXES
The Herb boxes are doing well, residents are picking from The Oval, but not so many from the Conlon Lane and boxes by the Garden Shed in the Bush. These herbs and silverbeet are for all of us and need to be picked to keep them growing. Also if anyone has a surplus of plants don't throw them out plant them in the boxes for all of us to share. These are communal boxes for all of us to use and it is nice to have fresh herbs on hand. I am going to get some more Mint, Coriander, Basil, Parsley and Cress ready for summer. As you are walking by please feel free to pick whatever you need or would like to try. The Celery/Parsley is growing strongly and has masses of flavour. There is plenty of activity in the Bush with volunteers doing a great job keeping on top of tidying up and trying to get pops of colour going. Watering will soon be a busy time as we get into the warmer weather.
Aileen Keery, 817 3399

AA SENIOR DRIVING COURSE

Keep Your Freedom and Independence
Are you a member of the AA? Are you 80 plus? 
Did you know that you can book a FREE in-car coaching session? A few days ago I made use of this service and was mightily impressed. An AA driving instructor came to the village, we drove in my car for a whole hour while she observed my driving style. Before we took off she checked the following: 1) vehicle check, 2) cockpit drill, then while driving, 3) communicating and signalling, 4) car control, 5) hazard identification,6.tips, hints and feedback. My correct seating position was also checked. If this is for you: Phone 0800 223 748 or go to: aa.co.nz/senior-driver and make an appointment. My instructor was Shifali Patel. The whole session was well worth the time it took. And pleasant!
Margaret Topzand, 817 3893

BLOKES SHED
This is a facility for use by all capable residents of Pinesong. Ladies this includes you, please feel free to avail yourself of a remarkable DIY area with a wide range of equipment.
To keep us safe, all users of the Blokes Shed are requested to follow our Housekeeping Rules. As displayed on the entrance door.
  1. Only residents of Metlifecare Pinesong may use the amenities in this workshop.
  2. Prior to using the workshop you must have signed an “Authority and Disclaimer Form”. These are available at Reception.
  3. To gain access to the “Blokes Shed” only one key is available from reception. You must have already signed an “Authority and Disclaimer Form” . You are then required to “personally sign in and sign out for the key each time you visit the shed. Individual keys will not be issued.
  4. If you wish to donate an item, please contact Evan Rudolph (Assistant Manager) or Mark Leaf (Maintenance) in the first instance. Please do not take items directly to the Workshop.
  5. Please be aware that any donated item will become part of the facility and may be stored, used or discarded at any time.
  6. Please respect other users CLEAN UP THE WORK AREA AFTER USE.

TITIRANGI RSA DINNERS
Our amazing dinners include a $20 buffet with roast vegetables or salad with also a Dessert included. We have a courtesy van that runs every hour on the hour on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday which goes directly to your door to pick up anyone willing to join us here at the RSA. They also get dropped back when they are ready to go home. To book for this just make a phone call and let us know how many and what time  817-6415.
We have regular exciting entertainment, comedy nights, open mic nights and fundraisers. Every second Friday we have live music, for example Shane and the Shazam! band Is performing Tomorrow from 8.00pm which is $10 a ticket, and coming up we have a Dire straits tribute band in June. The RSA puts on entertaining Quiz Nights every second Tuesday of the month from 7.30pm and the last Thursday of the month we have a lunchtime quiz at 1.30pm which is always a good laugh. We have many activities available such as a golf, pool, snooker, darts and fishing. Every couple of months The fishing and golf sections go out on day or over night trips, which they all enjoy. We also have 500 club where they meet every Tuesday around 1.00pm.  
 
For pictures of upcoming events you can check out our facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/titirangirsa/?ref=bookmarks
Laura Richardson

COFFEE CORNER
The Biggest Little Local
1 Shetland Street (off Glengarry Road)
Glen Eden


Open: 6am – 12.30pm

On our travels the other day, we came across a little haven nestled in a very unlikely position situated at 1 Shetland St. Glen Eden (off Glengarry Rd.)

The Biggest Little Local is owned by Jason Baird and his wife, who is related to one of our residents. The coffee is excellent (ask for it hot) and they roast their own beans. A wide choice of cabinet food is on offer with a specialty of savoury and sweet waffles being served from Monday to Saturday.

The spacious and clean the café is decorated in Retro fashion which is both funky and comfortable and it boasts a child friendly area beyond the main café, which is well equipped with toys and a huge collection of National Geographic magazines. This coffee shop funds a Childrens Home in India which the family helped to build when they lived there in 2008.

Well worth a visit----parking immediately outside the entrance.

Cheers from your fellow coffee indulgers


HOME COOKING
RUMTOPF
This is a really wonderful combination of fresh fruits, sugar and rum, brandy or vodka which you marinate in a jar until the sugar has dissolved and the flavours have permeated the chosen spirit to make a delicious alcoholic syrup. It should be started now and will be ready for Christmas.
For every 1lb (500g) fruit you will need 8oz (250g) caster sugar and enough rum or other alcohol to cover the mixture.
The idea is that you start with the first fruits of the season and then work your way thorough strawberries, raspberries, red and blackcurrants, loganberries, cherries, peaches and apricots. Avoid melons and apples.
Prepare the fruits as for eating – pick over, hull, stone or de-stalk. Toss the fruits in the right amount of sugar and leave to stand for about 1-2 hours to draw the juices, then tip them into a Rumtopf jar or a wide necked jar with a lid – it must be deep enough so the fruit can be layered. Add sufficient spirit to submerge the fruit (press cling wrap on to the surface to keep the fruit under the alcohol), then cover the jar.
As you build up the layers of sugared fruit, always submerge them with your chosen spirit. After adding the last batch of fruit, store for at least a month before using, to give it lots of time to absorb the flavour.
To use: Spoon over ice cream; use to soak the sponge base of a trifle. They syrup can be served as an after dinner liqueur or added to a glass of white wine.
Note: you can use just one fruit if you like, for example strawberries, with sugar and rum.
Janet



Village Care Centre Clinic



Level 2 Seabreeze Care Centre
Did you know that you can access a wide range of care and support services directly through our team at Pinesong?

Did you know that many of these support services can be funded through the District Health Board?

If you feel you may require personal support services, either short term or long term, please come and talk to us. Leanne MacDonald (Care Services Manager) is here to help! We can work with your GP practice to organise an assessment through the DHB for funded services, such as personal cares, showering support or medication management. Personal care support is not means tested, and is based purely on an individual’s need.

Leanne and Celerina are also registered with ACC to provide nursing treatments, such as wound dressings if you have had a fall. There is no surcharge, so no cost to you. If you have an accident, please let us know so we can help with your recovery.

Did you know that on level 2 Seabreeze, we have a number of Suites available for residents to use, for services such as respite, re-cooperation or a short term stay if you are unwell and cannot care for yourself?
If you have a stay in hospital, and are ready for discharge, but not quite ready to go home, talk to us about staying in one of our care suites on level 2 Seabreeze where you will receive 24 hour care.

Details and costs of our full range of private services are available through reception, or on level 2 Seabreeze. We are always available to talk to you about how we can help now and in the future.

FREE NURSING CLINIC
Free Nursing Clinic – Level 2 Seabreeze, Care Suite No 10 on a Tuesday and Friday from 10.30-11.00am, no bookings required.

Leanne MacDonald
Care Services Manager

HOSPITAL SHUTTLES
St. Johns hospital Shuttle for:

Waitakere
Book 3 days ahead of appointment.
0800 000 606
$10 return

Greenlane hospital
Auckland hospital
North Shore hospital:
Book 3 days in advance.
0800 809 342
9.30-4pm
$6.00 each way


PODIATRISTThe 3rd Tuesday of every month
The next Podiatry visit is Tuesday 17
th October, please contact reception for an appointment.

PARKINSONS MEETING
Please be advised the next Parkinsons meeting is on Wednesday 25th October at 1pm.

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT
There is a Weight Loss Support Group currently operating in the village. We meet to “weigh in” each Tuesday at 10am in the Care Centre and have a short chat about our progress. We would like to welcome anyone who is interested to join us.
Judy Jean
817 1050 817 9054

CHIROPRACTOR
Tim Archer, a registered Chiropractor, has seen me regarding his chiropractor services. Tim is able to come into the village to see residents. Tim uses an activator adjustment instrument to deliver chiropractor adjustments, making it very gentle and comfortable for patients. If you are interested in seeing Tim could you please call me on 817 0653, as I would like to have an idea of resident numbers before we proceed any further.
Leanne MacDonald, Care Services Manager

AUDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES
A number of residents may have been affected by the recent closure of Applied Hearing.
Should you require assistance with your hearing aids, we are happy to look after you and can service any aids including Rexton.
Locations:
Blockhouse Bay: 2 Kinross St, ph 627 2105;
New Lynn: Totara Health Centre, Level 2,
1 McCrae Way, ph 827 0709;
Te Atatu South: 183 Te Atatu Rd, ph 838 9757

PINESONG’S BEAUTY THERAPY 
With Kimberley Vautier
Internationally qualified and trained since 1987
Beauty Appointments
For an appointment call:
Kimberley, Ph 6649 or 817-1800, or 817-3606 after hours. Hours: Wed, Thur 9am-5pm

REFLEXOLOGY
Raewyn Coburn who did her placement at Pinesong last year for her refloxology training  is now offering reflexology service for the village residents every Tuesday and Thursdays on level 2 of Seabreeze.  Anyone wanting an appointment please contact her directly. Her email address
raewyn.auckland@gmail.com, mobile: 0211710807 or home number 8176089.

LAB TESTS
Labtests Time Change
Labtests will be here at 2.30pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.



Wheelchair and Walker Repairs and Servicing the Bike Maintenance shop Ltd 

 Bicycles   .   E-Bikes   .   BMW Motorcycles
 "We will fix it so you can ride it"
 P: 09  8185448         
M: 021 1285546
W: www.thebmshop.nz
F:
www.facebook.com/thebikemaintenanceshop/
A: Unit 1 / 2a  Akatea Road, Glendene, Auckland, NZ PO Box 69190, Glendene, Auckland 0645, NZ





Cafe' 66


SUNDAY LUNCH 15th October
Roast beef served with roast potatoes, pumpkin, kumara, greens, Yorkshire pudding, horse radish and gravy.
Small $9.00 Large $12.00
Dessert –.
Sticky date with vanilla ice cream.
$3.50

WEDNESDAY 18th October – 5.15pmStir fry beef teriyaki, steamed potatoes, carrot & sweet corn, stir fry vegetables.
$12.00
Dessert –
Apple shortcake custard.
$3.50

FRIDAY 20th October
6.00pm - $16.50 per person
Roast pork with crackling
Buffet:
Spanish style fish stew
Potato fondant
Cauliflower, broccoli & carrot medallions
Lemon infused green beans
Glazed beetroot
Apple sauce
Gravy
Fresh salad
Bread rolls with butter.
Dessert-
Profiteroles with chocolate sauce & vanilla ice cream.

Restaurant Notice


KITCHEN CROCKERY
Can residents please check to see if you have any dishes that can be returned to the Café. Thank you.


Ordering a meal
: Bookings are essential for Wednesday and Friday Dinners at 6.15pm.
Meals should be booked at Reception before 1pm the day it is required. Meals outside of bookings are at the Kitchen Manager’s discretion.
Please order through Cafe for delivery or collection for the 5pm meals. Pick-up $12, dessert $2.50; delivery $2. Residents may collect these takeaway meals at 5pm from the Cafe.
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday dinners served seated in the Restaurant as usual.



Weekly Dinner Menu 16th October - Sunday 22nd October

Pick-up $12, dessert $2.50; delivery $2. Residents may collect these takeaway meals at 5pm from the Cafe.
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday dinners served seated in the Restaurant as usual.

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MEAL DELIVERY SERVICE

Ordering a meal: Bookings are essential for Wednesday Dinners at 5.15pm and Friday Dinners at 6.15pm.
Meals should be booked at Reception before 1pm the day it is required. Meals outside of bookings are at the Kitchen Manager’s discretion.
Please order through Cafe for delivery or collection for the 5pm meals. Pick-up $12, dessert $2.50; delivery $2. Residents may collect these takeaway meals at 5pm from the Cafe.
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday dinners served seated in the Restaurant as usual.


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Hi,

As the creator and manager of this website I have endeavored to portray the everyday life and activities of our village from the
residents' perspective.

Your comments and contributions are welcome and to this end I invite you to use the
'Contact Us' page.

Deryck Hunt