The first day of the rest of our lives

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Hello everyone,


    Just a reminder that we need to update our Driver Declaration Forms for any resident who drives our van (we complete this annually). If you drive our van, please call at reception to complete your form. Please bring your current drivers licence with you, as we will require a copy for our records.

    In addition, it’s that time of year again that we need to renew the disclaimers for the Blokes Shed. If you use the Blokes (and Ladies!) Shed, before your next visit, you must complete a new Disclaimer. These are at reception, so please just ask our girls for the form.

    Oops! Recently, an electrical box was hit by a car, and not reported to us. If you do have a bump in your car, which could affect the safe working of village equipment, please ensure this is reported straight away, so we can complete a safety check and organise repairs if required. Many thanks.

    Have a lovely weekend, keep warm, and I’ll see you next week,

    Theresa Henson
    Village Manager

    Official Notices

    With Patricia’s absence over the past couple of weeks, Simone has valiantly battled on with general maintenance of the gardens & grounds. Large lawn areas are still saturated from the constant rain making it difficult to access some areas. We are in the process of recruiting assistance for the garden team which hopefully will not take too long. The team anticipate a high demand for garden attention over spring which will be a very busy time in the gardens for them. The weather has not been helpful to gardening in general but fertilisers and specific plant feeding has been applied to many areas in need recently.

    Yet another SCAM
    I received a report from a resident this week regarding yet another Scam. Persons purporting to be from Inland Revenue via phone. The Scammers claim they have a refund to deposit into your account. They sound very plausible and may know your date of birth details. The scammers ask for your bank details and the number on the bottom or back of your card. This is the access number. This should never be requested or given out to anyone. If you have or do give details, contact your bank immediately and inform them of what has happened.
    Evan Rudolph
    Assistant manager

    “Keeping an eye out for our neighbours and friends”
    A few years ago we instituted a ‘buddy system’ of caring for residents throughout the village. This works where residents in the streets and on each apartment floor keep an eye on their neighbours as to their whereabouts and wellbeing. With the villas and townhouses it is easier to note when something is amiss - in the apartments, it is easier to not be noticed! Remember, in this wonderful village which is our home, apart from the Serviced Apartments and Care Suite, we are all ‘independent living’. We can’t expect our staff to be watching over us, but we do need to do this ourselves.
    Please note - this is not ‘snooping’ but caring. May I encourage you all to see that some system is working in each street and in each apartment floor.
    Finally, especially for those living alone and are getting a little older and more frail, may I encourage you to enquire about getting an alarm pendant that you wear. If you have a fall and are on the floor, it may not be able to get to your alarm call button on the wall to call for help!
    Deryck Hunt Welfare Liaison Officer

    Please be aware that on Thursday 24 August 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

    On Monday 14 August from late morning, contractors will be carrying out geological investigations on the new slip behind the Point using a specialised drone. This will create minimal noise.
    Please also be aware that the grass area behind the Point building is still out of bounds to all residents while investigations results are pending.

    The traffic light at the Point garage entrance is currently faulty and the. part to repair it will be available in two weeks time. Until then, if you use this entrance please be aware that the light will not alert you to any incoming or outgoing vehicles so extra care is needed when entering or leaving the garage.

    The main wall in SB lounge opposite the dance floor that is used for residents paintings, is being prepared for painting and will then be used in the interim for visual display boards for the new Manukau building.
    If you have a painting hanging up on this wall, it can be collected from Theresa’s office.
    Thank you
    Neil Forrest - Maintenance Supervisor

    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.


    We have a complimentary nurse clinic here at Pinesong, every Tuesday and Friday from 10.30am – 11.00am.  The clinic is held in the care centre, level 2 seabreeze.  The clinic is free, however there will be a small charge for any wound care products (if not funded under ACC) or equipment used for injections.  So if you would like a wellbeing check, blood pressure or a wound dressed please see us! 
    Regards Leanne and Celerina.

    PODIATRISTThe 3rd Tuesday of every month
    The next Podiatry visit is Tuesday 15
    th August, please contact reception for an appointment

    Please be advised the next Parkinsons meeting will be held in the Kauri Room on Wednesday 26th July from 1-2.30pm

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

    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:
    Linda, Administrator


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

    Click on

    - trains & ferries
    Go to the page ON THE BUSES.
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    Saturday 26th August
    Gather around the piano in Seabreeze Lounge on Saturday 26th August at 3 p.m. to sing your favourite old songs. Don't forget Terry's request to bring a friend.
    Delwyn Battersby 8178636

    SUNDAY @ 3
    Pinesong’s Non denominational Church Services
    Bay View Lounge
    When: Sunday, 27th August at 3.00 pm
    Speaker: Rachel McQueen
    Special Input:- The Children of Valley Road International Church
    It will be great to have Rachel McQueen return to speak at our service this month. She is the Pastor of the children’s ministry at the Valley Road International Church and has developed a unique work amongst children. She will be bringing some of her children with her to share in the service. Last year several of our residents were deeply impacted through the children’s input. Don’t miss them this year! 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


    To welcome, and to celebrate Residents’ Birthday Afternoon Tea for the Month of August.
    Our Speaker for this month will be Corinne Pritchard who is a Sports Referee,  Corinne's Topic will be her wealth of experiences she has gained with this topic.
    This, as always could be very interesting, not only to our sport enthusiasts -  also to those who enjoy our very “yummy” afternoon tea.
    I look forward to seeing you there.
    Remember we start the afternoon at 3pm.
     Cheers, Joan Gasparich

    Thank you for supporting our stall last Tuesday, we raised $407.80
    Joan Gascoigne
    817 0492

    A stall will set up on Thursday 7th September, 10am to 1.30pm if you would like to purchase any Aloe Vera Products
    Pinesong Reception

    The Committee Secretary will be absent the next 4 weeks.  He will still respond to emails but any correspondence please send to Delwyn Battersby, 213 Seabreeze, phone 09 817 8636.
    Geoff Hopkins

    Tickets will be on sale at Reception on Tuesday, 15th August 2017 from 10.30am to 12-noon. Thereafter tickets are available from Mary Lovelock – 817 9552 until mid-day Sunday, 20th August 2017.

    The next meeting of our group will be on Friday August 25th at 10am in the Matai room.
    This time we will be watching Andrea Chenier by Umberto
    Giordano with Placido Domingo in the title role of this
    Acclaimed Vienna State Opera production.
    All welcome!
    Kate Methven Ph: 817 9804

    Saturday 2 September at 4pm in Bayview is our next quiz. We are sorry if there was some confusion over the August quiz. We told people at the July quiz that we were taking a rest in August and we put in the notice in the Press. We were away for much of July so we just felt we wouldn’t have time to organise it.

    But we’re back and all raring to go next month the beginning of spring – now there’s a good opportunity for questions. We will also have a ‘list’ question again, sorry, can’t tell you what that will be about.

    Afterwards we will have our usual post mortem over a glass of wine, or whatever, when those who wish, bring their evening meal and eat it together. Join us.
    Tony Cross

    Our Annual Stall will be held on 15th August from 9am until 12 noon in the Matai room, on sale will be calendars, cards, gifts, baking, preserves, knitting and sewing.
    Joan Gascoigne

    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

    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

    Can you spare two hours once a month to help man the Village Shop?  No previous experience is required and full training will be given.  We sell a selection of non perishable grocery items plus stunning handmade greeting cards and beautiful hand knitted garments made by our own Pinesong residents.  Many of our volunteers have been manning the shop ever since it opened several years ago and enjoy the interaction they have with our customers who are of course also Pinesong residents.  If this is something you feel you could help with, please phone
    Joslyn Tierney, 8175799
    For those residents new to the village, the Pinesong Village Shop is located on the 1st floor of the Seabreeze building, down the aisle on the left of Cafe 66 and then take the second aisle on the right.  We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.  Not only do we stock a selection of grocery items, but we have lots of lovely handcrafted goods made by the residents of Pinesong, i.e. cards, baby woollens and covered coat-hangers, etc.
    Joslyn Tierney

    Do you have a spare two hours  to help in the Village Shop once a month?  We have a vacancy for the 2nd Friday of each month from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.  This is not a busy job, so you will have time to catch up on your reading or handcraft, between customers.  No previous experience is required and full training will be given.  

    The shop was established and is run by the Resident's Committee.  It sells a selection of non perishable grocery items, plus stunning handmade greeting cards and beautiful hand knitted garments made by our own Pinesong residents.  Many of our volunteers have been manning the shop ever since it opened several years ago and enjoy the interaction they have with our customers who of course are also Pinesong residents.  If this is something you feel you could help with, please phone
    Joslyn Tierney, 817 5799

    The presentation of awards was held was Thursday 20 July in the Table Tennis Room. The Chairman of the Pinesong Residents’ Committee, Ken Webster awarded the Jarvis Cup to the winner Jeff Prior (represented by Elsie Morrison).
    The Runner Up was Ken Jarvis & the Top Woman player was Jennifer Donaldson.
    The afternoon was completed with some fast, competitive games & much laughter!
    Lois Ph: 817 2199

    The final in the Lorna Stewart Triples Competition was won by Terry Adolph in a close-fought match against Maryann Spackman and Lorna Stewart. Now it is time to get a move on with the Kumfs Trophy singles, weather permitting.
    Please read the notice board at the croquet shed to find out about the new aggregate winter competition to be played over August and September. Then get scoring your points! The Marie Dempster Cup will be the reward for the winner plus a possible small prize!
    Janet Cross. Villa 112 The Terrace 817 6066

    The Eileen Malim Drawn Pairs Trophy was won by Eileen herself and Ken Jarvis with Bill Mules and John White the runners-up. The current competition is the Lorna Stewart Triples which should be finished by the end of the month when it is hoped to have an afternoon tea prize giving with a short meeting of players.

    The centre peg has been made ‘in-house’ by Wally as previously mentioned and now painted with its six colours by Noel Rogers. So thank you both!
    Janet Cross. Villa 112 The Terrace 817 6066

    KNITTERS NEWS We've had some great weather for knitting and the abundance of work handed in recently certainly reflects that!  I have been making deliveries to the Hospital every two to three weeks to the delight of Louise and fellow workers of the Well Foundation.   They were so impressed that a photo was taken to include in their Newsletter and we have been added to the list of people to send this to on a regular basis.
    Thanks to the folk who donated two great bags full of wool  recently, there has been a good selection to offer
    knitters as they deliver their completed garments.  This winter we have easily exceeded previous donations,
    particularly with the number of pairs of slippers to keep tiny toes warm.  My sincere thanks to all who have contributed, whether it be with yarn or  goods. ANNE CLARKE PH. 817 8408

    19th and 20th August 10am to 4.30pm (Free Admission) each day at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall South Titirangi Road.
    Several residents of Pinesong belong to Titirangi Painters…
    Dorothy White, Colin Bloomfield, Margaret Kemp and Robin Mansfield.

    Colin, Margaret and Robin will be exhibiting paintings at the exhibition and invite Pinesong residents to attend.
    Some tickets are available for the opening night Friday 18
    th August from 7pm.
    Contact Margaret 817 4104 or
    Robin 817 2212 if you are interested.

    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.
    Freda Holes

    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

    Good morning everyone. The winter season has hit hard over the last 2-3 weeks causing chaos in many parts of the country. Thank goodness almost two thirds of the winter season has passed by and we can start looking forward to the better weather.
    Just a brief note to remind bowlers and their spouses/partners about the bowls, happy hour and lunch tomorrow. First remember that bowls
    will not start until
    10.00am. If the weather does not allow us to play on the green we will transfer to Seabreeze Lounge and play indoor bowls until 11.30am. The same scoring will apply for indoor bowls as if we were playing outdoor bowls. Please report in at the green at 9.50am.
    After bowls there will be a Happy Hour at the Bar during which the presentation of trophies and prizes for the Drawn Triples and Pairs will be held. Also during the Happy Hour raffle tickets will be sold and the raffle will be drawn immediately after all tickets have been sold. Tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5. There will be 100 tickets to be sold with 10 draws. Please support this raffle as the cost of the light dessert to be served after the meal will be met from bowls funds.
    The function will end with lunch in Café 66 commencing at 1.00pm.
    John Crow, Convener (Ph 817-7568)

    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

    Our next meeting will be in the Matai Room, Wednesday 16th August at 2pm. All residents are welcome to join us for a catch up on what is growing in our village. We enjoy our time together and as the weather keeps rolling on towards spring we welcome any ideas or suggestions. Our garden team always try to attend our meetings and we can talk with them on what is happening.
    Aileen Keery, 817 3399

    A special 'THANK YOU' to Aileen Kerry, Pam Choat and Marianne McRae [from the Garden Circle], for the work they put in to, preparing and planting, the to new tubs, at the front of Reception.
    A job well done!
    Sue Harris [Garden Liaison]


    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,, hints and feedback. My correct seating position was also checked. If this is for you: Phone 0800 223 748 or go to: 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

    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.

    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
    Laura Richardson

    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

    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.

    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 – 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

    PODIATRISTThe 3rd Tuesday of every month
    The next Podiatry visit is Tuesday 15
    th August, please contact reception for an appointment

    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

    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

    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.
    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

    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

    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, mobile: 0211710807 or home number 8176089.

    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
    A: Unit 1 / 2a  Akatea Road, Glendene, Auckland, NZ PO Box 69190, Glendene, Auckland 0645, NZ

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    Do you need IT support? Rosie has been supporting many of our residents with individual tuition and support with IT needs.
    1.  Onsite IT technical services (Fix basic computer, smart phone and iPad problems)
    2.  Pick up/drop off computer/iPad repair services (we can pick up devices, take them off site, fix them in our office, and drop them back off). 
    Hourly Price : $39/hour including gst Pick up/Drop Off Service : Free Travel Costs : Free Days of Operation for Onsite Training & Tech Support : Thursdays/Fridays Pick Ups : Thursday Drop Offs : Friday
    Rosie Kininmonth
    Social Seniors NZ
    "Stay Connected. Stay Happy"
    09 834 6424  
    Mobile: 027 433 4238

    Cafe' 66

    SUNDAY LUNCH 20th August

    Roast beef served with roast potatoes, roast root vegetables, greens, Yorkshire pudding and gravy
    Large $12.00 Small $9.00
    Dessert –.
    Pavlova with cream and berries

    WEDNESDAY 23rd August – 5.15pm
    Roast turkey served with roast potatoes, carrots, stir fry vegetables and gravy
    Dessert –.
    Apple shortcake with custard

    FRIDAY 25th August – 6.15pm
    Chicken or fish curry served with basmati rice, green beans, raita, roti and side-salad
    Dessert –.
    Carrot Halwa

    Restaurant Notice

    To avoid any confusion all Simon Gault dishes for our regular weekly menu will be served on Tuesdays only, and will be advertised as option 1 with the price , the alternative meal for the price of $12.00 will be available as option 2.
    Please advise the kitchen
    Thanks, Orit

    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 21st August - 27th August

    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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    Could you please arrange with Staff or Caregiver for the plates to be returned to the Restaurant kitchen. Thank you.

    Information regarding the Café

    Dinner is available every Wednesday and Friday in the restaurant at 6.15pm
    (please order at reception)
    Apart from once a month when there is the residents BBQ
    We also have a Monthly Function once a month (will be advertised in Pinesong Press)

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    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