The first day of the rest of our lives

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Hello Everyone,

I think I set myself a very unrealistic decorating goal for my time off last week, so only managed to complete the ‘prep’ work in my hallway, ready to start painting at the weekend again! My husband has told me never to go self employed as a painter/decorator, as I would be out of business within a week, I am so slow! I would prefer to say I pay attention to detail…
Work continues on the Land Restoration Project; we really appreciate your patience and understanding while this work is being completed. The Contractors are noticing a loss in power with the compressor, with it being situated some distance from the work area, and as a result, work is slightly behind schedule.
To overcome this, from next Monday, the contractors will need to extend their working hours slightly, to try and make up for lost time. Work will commence during the week at 7.30am, and finish at 6pm. Saturday hours will be 8 – 4pm. The alternative to this is to bring a 2nd compressor on site, however, this would increase the overall noise level.
We met with the contractor team this morning, and fed back that on occasion, the supply delivery trucks have been seen to be speeding. This will be addressed through the contractors regular ‘tool box” talks with their staff and suppliers. We have also had feedback that dust and debris has increased on some balconies. If this is an issue for you, please do complete a maintenance request form and we will attend to this.
The sound/audio upgrade in the Café/Restaurant has now been completed and we are thrilled with the improvement. A huge thank you to the Resident Committee for funding this, and for Deryck Hunt for organising the work.
A reminder that our AGM is taking place on 4 December 2014, at 1pm in the Seabreeze Lounge, followed by afternoon tea. Proxy forms are available at reception should you require one. The ‘formal’ cut off date for written submissions for discussion is today, 20 November, however, I am happy to accept submissions until close of business Friday 21 November.
Lost property: we have found a swatch of material displaying a large number of metal bowls/club badges in the Rata Room, and would really like to return this to its owner. Please let reception know if this belongs to you; in the meantime, it’s safe in my office.

Theresa Henson
Village Manager

Due to hospital grade chemicals being used, please note that during the Tuesday weekly clean, access is NOT permitted to the pool complex under any circumstances. We respectfully ask for your co-operation with this.

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

Bus trips to St Luke’s Shopping Centre for Christmas shopping will be:
Wed 3 December 10.30am-12.30pm
11.30am- 1.30pm
Wed 10 December 10.30am-12.30pm
11.30am- 1.30pm
There will be no bus to Lynnmall on those days

Rest of world Wed 3 Dec $2.50
S. Pacific, US,
UK & Europe Fri 5 Dec $2.50
Australia Wed 10 Dec $2.00
Local Fri 19 Dec $0.80

for Waitakere hospital baby ward. If you have any spare sheets (any size) that I could cut up and use to make cot sheets, would you please let me know and I will be happy to collect. Thank you.
Joan Gascoigne 817-0492

Pinesong’s Interdenominational Church Services
Where: Bay View Lounge
When: Sunday, 23 November at 3pm
Afternoon Tea at end of service
Speaker: Deryck Hunt
Soloist: Barbara Hunt
It’s great to be back with you all again after a month away. We are looking forward to a great time together at Sunday@3. On this occasion I will be speaking and Barbara will sing a couple of solos. 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 Villa 229, 817-3755

THIS WILL BE OUR LAST BARBECUE THIS YEAR Wednesday 26 November, 6pm, Café area
Tickets from Patricia Carr, ph 6417/817-0494
until 23 November.

Following a busier than usual year the Pinesongsters are facing an equally challenging wind up to the year’s activities. We have a major concert in West Harbour and are pleased to be included in the significant opening of the Titirangi Lights on the evening of Sunday 30th November. Our grapevine tells us that there will be a large contingent of supporters attending from Pinesong. Parking could be a problem and car pooling is recommended. Our annual
Pinesong Concerts
will be held during the first weekend
in December on
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December
commencing at 2.30pm
The concerts this year, called CHRISTMAS CHEER, will herald significant changes in format and presentation. The first part of the concerts feature excerpts from Lional Bart’s well known musical ‘Oliver’ and the second part Christmas music both traditional and modern. During the interval Devonshire teas/coffees will be served; tickets for this will be issued on arrival at the concert.
As usual we anticipate large audiences with family & friends warmly welcomed. This is a great time to showcase our wonderful village. Great singing, Christmas memories, a few surprises and your own stars will be bringing you an unforgettable afternoon.
More details next week! Doug Lilly ph 817-2199

The next meeting of the Opera Group will be held at 10am in the Matai Room on Friday 28 November. We will be watching Puccini’s Tosca Part 2. All welcome. Enquiries:
Kate Methven ph 817-9804

Monday 24 November
3pm Cafe area
To welcome, and celebrate Residents’ Birthday for the month of November. Please wear name badges. The Speaker will be Richard Wooders, NZ Philatelic Broker. Richard will be speaking on Collectables. Our Host for this month will be Elsa Wong.
A local Brownies group will attend after — to show off their Baking skills— biscuits etc. It is part of their training. Joan Gasparich

Next Thursday 27 November will be our last day of the year. It will also be our Christmas lunch. We will return on Thursday 12 February. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone. Kind regards, Norma Lee

In conjunction with the Village Shop, we are having a Craft Table in Seabreeze Lounge on Friday 5 december between 10.30am-12.30pm.
We will be selling craft items made by residents, home baking, small Christmas gifts and Christmas cards.
Any resident who has items for sale, please have them in Seabreeze Lounge by 10am on 5 December.
Delwyn Battersby, ph 817-8636

Say goodbye to Flies, Bugs, Mozzies, etc.
Dave our bug man will be coming to work his magic on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December. Dave has been coming to many in the village for 10 years and does a wonderful job.
If you wish to call him directly his phone is 836-6223 evenings or you can contact me, Marjorie on 6204, 815-5279 to make a booking. Please state date and time preferred and he will do his best to arrange the time for you. Marjorie, 6204, 815-5279

With the rotten weather the final match of the Triples is still to be played or will be played this week. Entries are now called for the Kumfs Cup Singles competition. These are not coming in very fast at the moment. If there are sufficient entries by next Monday the draw will take place at the croquet shed at 2pm on Monday November 24th. If wet we will be in the Fitness Centre. The list is up on the board until Friday so please get on to signing now!
Janet Cross, 1 Manukau, 817-6066

404 JAZZ
Our next session will be held at 7.15pm Friday 27 November in the Matai Room. Featuring Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz in Montreux plus the brilliant John Pizzarelli and beautiful Jane Monheit. We look forward to seeing you there.
Al and Dennis

$ $ QUIZ $ $
I want to say sorry to all those regular attenders, but we have decided to abandon the December quiz. The first Saturday, which is the usual date, clashes with the choir concert. Bayview is booked for the second Saturday and anyway it is probably getting too close to Christmas.
The Committee had agreed to give us $200 towards a grand, splash-out Christmas Quiz, that we now won’t be having, so we thought we would use it for an extra-grand, special New Year Quiz Extravaganza on the first Saturday of the year, the 3rd of January. More details when we know what we are going to do!
Thank-you to all those who have supported the quiz during the year as well as those who have helped out and stepped in when we have been away. Also special thanks to Don Pearman for being our ever-trustworthy money bags. We have had good fun and enjoy trying to find questions that suit Pinesong residents even though occasionally the impossible one sneaks in. Fortunately, we didn’t make any mistakes during the year (or none that we recognise – “the quizmaster is always right even when he or she is wrong!”)
Tony and Janet Cross

This is a general update on what has been happening within the gardening circle after the last morning tea we had. I have been busy getting costings done to form a Gardening Club and money has been approved by the Residents Committee for us to go ahead with this.
We have had a Garden Shed kindly donated by a resident and this just needs to be moved to a permanent site. Now we have funds allocated we can stock the shed with our own supplies of rubbish bags, potting mix, garden implements, gardening gloves, hoes, trolley and any other items that are needed for working around the village.
We will also have regular monthly morning teas with Ken so we can coordinate our projects and hopefully be on the same page. We know that quite a few of us just want to keep doing what we are doing but if we have a club we will have a group that will also be able to help each other from time to time.
Once the shed is set up we will offer to help residents out who need a hand with re-potting and tidying up their decks in their apartments. Some people are finding it difficult to bend down to their pots and we would like to help them out.
I have been trying to organise a working bee before Christmas to do some tidying up in The Oval around the Petanque court but I think it is now too difficult to get it
set up as the weeks are just flying and I am away from 2 December to 20 December.
I am going to make an effort to get the Garden Shed set up with everything that will be needed for our Club and volunteers. We would be looking at getting empty pots for cuttings so we will put out a call for these when the time is right.
The next area that was talked about for a working bee is by the Flag Poles and we are looking at a water feature and some tidying up with more planting done to make this a stunning welcome and feature for the village. I know personally how amazed I was at how beautiful it looked with those red poppies for our Anzac Day service.
We now have the ability to do some gardening in some of the areas we have been wanting to get cracking in. Now it is up to us to get together and make a start, we can make a difference and have some fun at the same time.
Aileen Keery, Villa 208, 817-3399

The doubles table tennis championship was won by Jennifer Donaldson and Shirley Thomson in a close contest with Ann Ball and Roger Aylott.
Prize-giving and afternoon tea was held on Thursday 6th Lois 817-2199

As I was to be at the Waitakere Hospital anyway last Monday I took the opportunity to deliver bags of ‘goodies’ created by our very willing residents to the Volunteers Coordinator. They were truly thrilled to receive 15 cot blankets/rugs as well as the many sweaters, hats etc. That day I also discovered that I had a friend from Probus working there and she has said she will happily take on the responsibility of seeing that our gifts continue to go to the right places in future. For the newer members of our Village, I ask that if you have any spare or unused wool (particularly double-knit) I will graciously accept it and deliver to our merry band for this charity with which we have been involved for years now. Thanks so much for all your efforts which are greatly appreciated. Anne Clarke ph 817-8408

Forget Franklin Rd - for the first time ever Titirangi Village will be lit up for the month of December with festive lighting and other Christmas displays.
On Sunday 30 November it will kick off with a fantastic show for all ages and at dusk the switch will be thrown – yes, I know you are all saying but the parking - well there is plenty of parking just down Sth Titirangi Rd on the right one behind the shops and  the new 2-storey park just a little further on, also behind Lopdell House on the left.  Maybe somebody will drive the Pinesong bus if management agree and make some drop off and pick or carpool, a treat for the grandchildren . Lil Gosling
● I was planning to use the Pinesong bus again this Christmas to lights in the city and suburbs. Perhaps nearer the time Titrangi lights can be combined in our usual lights excursion. –Editor

A great selection of Save the Children Christmas cards now available on the stand behind Reception.
Joan Gascoigne 817-0492

Age Concern is appealing for unwanted hearing aids and spectacles. These are tested, serviced and re-homed to the elderly who cannot afford to buy new ones.  Give me a call 817-0609 or drop them off at 7 Peninsular. Thanks.    
Sheila Clayton

With two matches to play in the Triples competition, a semi-final and a final game, it is time to ask for entries for the Kumfs Cup Singles. This is so that as soon as the current games are played there will be enough time before Christmas to play a good number of matches. Although this is a busy time of year it only takes a short hour or so to play a game and many people who plan to go away only go a for a short time. When things get started it is not impossible to finish in quite a short time as was proved this time last year. List will be up from Friday this week so please get into a signing mood to join in now!
New players are always welcome and the summer days just call out for a gentle game of croquet in the sun in your sunhats and 'sunnies'. There are plenty of people here to help with our simplified rules. We have general play at 1pm on Mondays and Fridays. Maybe you have heard us and have realized this is a fun and not so gentle game at times.
Janet Cross, 1 Manukau, 817-6066

Have you paid a visit to Crafty Baker at 115A West Coast Road Glen Eden - baking like it should be - a family business that uses top quality ingredients no additives or GMO's. They source locally, use organic and free range wherever possible even make their own organic butter. Beautiful artisan breads and pies to die for, willing to deliver to Pinesong someone just has to organise an order.  Open Thus Fri 8.00-5.30, Sat Sun 8.00-2.00. Closed Mon/Tues/Wed some flyers in reception.

Lil Gosling  
Geoff Long

The Happy Hour Bus Pick-up
Pick-up time 4.30pm
Drop-off time 6.00pm
The Pick-up will start at Conlon Lane and
continue around the Village

To order your frozen meals phone 627-0700. There will be a $6 delivery charge which will be delivered direct to your door. Not the $2 previous delivery charge. We are sorry for any confusion this may have caused.
Powley Frozen Meals, ph 627-0700

As  a trial we have decided to combine Grade1 and Grade 2 each Monday. We will do 30 mins of grade 1 followed by grade 2 possibly for 45 min. This way we all have a good work-out. This will start Monday 22 September. Trish Richards

The charges for the New Zealand Herald are now:
Monday to Friday $2.40
Weekend Herald $3.20
Sunday Herald $3.00

We would like to extend a welcome to new residents to Pinesong who would like to play/learn either (or both) Bridge or 500. Our groups are very friendly and we would love to see more people join in our social games. Bridge is played on Saturdays in the Matai room (first floor in Seabreeze) from 1-4pm. We play 500 on Tuesday mornings in the Bayview Lounge from 10am -12 noon. We also extend this invitation to all existing Pinesong residents. We look forward to seeing you there.
For more information:
Bridge: phone Riet Bergers 816- 8441
or Pat Crow on 817-7568
For 500: ph Pat Crow 817-7568

Local 80 cents
Australia $2.00
Rest of World $2.50

We have a small shop in the village, run by residents to provide non-perishable goods to save you going out to the supermarket for just one or two items.
Items such as cleaning products, dry goods, cereals, biscuits, toiletries and batteries are available.
See reverse for a sample list.
There is also a supply of craft items, cards etc.
made by residents and suitable as gifts.

The shop is open from 10.00am to 12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Fresh milk is available from the café

The Auckland Council Mobile Library Bus will not now park directly at the top of our Village entrance in Avonleigh Road. The Mobile Bus will now be parked just a little further along Avonleigh Road on the same side. This is to ensure the Mobile Bus does not conflict with the public buses at the bus stop.

Level 2 Seabreeze Care Centre
We have had several requests from residents to have a selected time for the Centre Clinic for consultations, blood pressure monitoring and wound dressings.
Monday through to Friday 10.30am- 11.30am and again 1.30- 2.30pm we will be available for consultation.
Weekends by arrangement – just phone and arrange a time.
Any queries don't hesitate to call us,

Regards Leanne & team
Leanne MacDonald
Care Services Manager

At Pinesong we have an activity programme that the Serviced Apartment residents enjoy each week day.  There are sessions from gentle exercises, through to arts/crafts, sing-a-longs and outings.  If you are a resident out in the village or are caring for a loved one who is unable to go out into the community for socialisation and you would like to partake in activities again, please feel free to phone me regarding session times and costs.
Currently I am looking at alternative activities for the programme at Pinesong.  Many of my Serviced Apartment residents talk about Probus and interested in other activities, hobbies and experiences.  So if you are a resident out in the village who has a special interest, hobbies, or have been on an interesting holiday and able to share that with others, please contact Skevi our Activity Coordinator in the Care Centre.
Care Services Manager

Are you: • Aged over 18 years, • able to participate in a study for up to 26 weeks, • treated with insulin for your diabetes?
You may be eligible to take part in a study using a new diabetes medication that may improve your blood sugar levels at Southern Clinical Trials – Waitemata.
For more information contact Rose, Study Coordinator on: 08000 4TRIAL
(0800) 487425) txt 012 153-7898; SOUTHERN

Tuesday 18 November 10am-12 noon

With Kimberley Vautier
Internationally qualified and trained since 1987
Ph 6649 or 817-0649, or 817-3606 after hours. Hours: Wed, Thur 9am-5pm
My Pinesong answer phone is only cleared on the days that I am at Pinesong. Please call the after hours number outside these times to ensure a prompt response.
Facials 1 hr $57
Inclusive of a double cleanse, brow shape, exfoliation, facial, neck and shoulder massage, mask, moisturise and eye cream. A wonderful treat and your skin will love you for it.
Massage ¾ hr $42
Relaxing back and neck massage.1 hr $55
Manicures ¾ hr $37
Nail and cuticle care, hand and arm massage and polish. Keep your hands and nails in top condition.
File and polish $18
For a special treat.
Pedicares ¾ hr $42
Soak in a pedi spa, exfoliation, nail and cuticle care, dead skin removal, foot massage and polish. Don’t forget your feet need some TLC too.

Express Mani/Pedi ½ hr $28
Nail and cuticle care and dead skin
Great for those who find their feet seem
a little further away than they used to.
½ Leg wax $25
Full Leg wax $42
Bikini line $16
Underarm $16
Forearm $23
Lip and/or chin $13
Eye treatments
Lash tint $22
Lash and Brow tint $26
Brow shape (pluck or wax) $13
Lash and Brow tint and shape $28
Brow tint and shape $17

Will be here
Tuesday 18th November
Anyone who would like an appointment
please contact Reception

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
As from Monday 16 June Labtests will be here at 2.30pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Cafe & Restaurant

Wednesday 26 November Residents Barbecue

Friday 28 November Baked fresh salmon with baked potato
and steam vegetables
Stuffed chicken breast, potato and
vegetable. Plated dessert $17.50

Cafe and Restaurant Prices

Please be advised that from Monday 15 September 2014, there will be a small increase in prices.
Tea and coffee prices will not increase.

Wednesday night dinner at 6.15pm: $13.50 dessert $3
Friday night dinner at 6.15pm: $14.50 dessert $3

Naveen and Amanah have reviewed the café menu, and you will also
see some changes over the coming weeks.

Keep watching the blackboard, we hope you enjoy the new selection
and welcome your feedback!

Soup of the day: $6.50
Special of the day café lunch: $11
Fish of the day café lunch: $12
Sunday Roast of the day: $13.50
Frozen meals: $8.50

1 ltr: $2.60
2ltr: $4.60
Calci trim 1ltr: $2.80


Weekly Dinner Menu - 24th - 30th Nov

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)

A variety of frozen dinners are available for collection at $8 (pls see café for availability)

Residents may also order a dinner from our weekly menu shown above.
These are either to be collected from the café around 5pm or we can deliver for a $2 charge

Sunday lunch only has to be booked if you have a large number of guests

Any queries please contact reception

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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