The first day of the rest of our lives
What a fantastic fund raising event the silent auction was. I’ve been informed that over $7000 has been raised, which is an incredible achievement! Our thanks got to Leonie Rae and everyone else who assisted with this.
On Tuesday 28th October, we will be hosting the Resident Committee Chairpersons and Metlifecare Executive Team for dinner, following their first day at Conference. We will be taking this opportunity to ‘show case’ our beautiful village, taking the group on a short tour through the village.
We have started interviews for the vacant head gardener position, and fingers crossed, will be able to make an announcement by the end of next week.
Land Stabilisation Project Update:
This morning, we had a further meeting with the Project Manager and contractors. The delays with materials continues, and we are now looking at delivery on 24 October, with the ‘real work’ starting in ernest after Labour Day. The compressor has been moved off site at the moment, but will be located on the beach track on it’s return. The ‘noisy’ period is due to last for 12 weeks, and we will be closely monitoring the noise level during the 1st week of work (28 October).
I am very mindful of the disruption noise may create, and so far, we have agreed that work will be between the hours of 8 – 5pm. This however, impacts on the timeframe of the overall job (will add a further 2 – 3 weeks) and we may have to look at extending ‘work hours’ to 7.30am – 6pm, which is within the Resource Consent permitted by the Council to remain within the proposed 12 week ‘noisy’ time. I’ll keep you all informed as we work through the next few weeks.
Have a lovely weekend, I’m hoping the weather will stay fine and I can continue weeding my jungle!
ON THE BUSES
- trains & ferries
Go to the page ON THE BUSES.
FUND RAISING FOR
By residents, families and friends
FUNDS RAISED - OVER $7000
The lovely ladies Pat, Sherrell, Marion and Noeline will be available for residents to collect their Silent Auction bids.
What a great result. It never surprises me what a wonderful people we have here in the village.
Leonie, Hank, Sue and Roger would like to say a big thank you to everyone.
First: Ladies what a wonderful Afternoon tea you all provided. It was outstanding, and Judy, the flowers looked delightful. The models looked glamorous and enjoyed the experience and certainly looked the part.
FASHIONS OF PINESONG?
Maybe next April we could support another Fashions of Pinesong, as I know how many enjoyed the day.
EXERCISE TO MUSIC
Will be back on Wednesday 22 October at 9.30.
The next meeting of the Opera Group will be held on Friday 24th October at 10:00am in the Matai Room. We will be looking at Tosca by Puccini.
All Welcome. Enquiries to
Kate Methven, ph 827-9804
J K JEWELLERY
Seabreeze Lounge 11am-1pm
Friday 24 October
SELLING JEWELLERY, GIFT WEAR, BAGS, ETC
Wednesday 22 October, 6pm
Tickets will be on sale in the Reception area on Tuesday 14 October from 10.30am till noon. Thereafter from Patricia Carr, ph 6417/817-0494 until 19 October.
RESIDENTS BIRTHDAY AFTERNOON TEA
TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER
3pm Cafe area
To welcome, and celebrate Residents’ Birthday for the month of October. Please wear name badges. Martin Taylor, New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust, will be our speaker.
FASHION PARADE - SPOT PRIZES
Tuesday 4 November 2pm
Sweepstakes: $1, $2 and $5, selling will commence in the Reception Foyer, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 10.00am until midday starting Tuesday 28th October and including Monday 3rd November.
Bar opening and time to be advised.
BYO nibbles if you wish.
Sweepstake sales on the day 2.00pm until 3.30pm or as required to complete sheets.
A Fish and Chip meal will be available at $10 pp
Come along and enjoy the occasion, all welcome: Residents, family, guests and staff.
Geoff Long, 817-7374
AGE CONCERN APPEAL
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.
POWLEY FROZEN MEALS
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
LOW IMPACT AEROBICS
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
NEW ZEALAND HERALD CHARGES
The charges for the New Zealand Herald are now:
Monday to Friday $2.40
Weekend Herald $3.20
Sunday Herald $3.00
BRIDGE CLUB and 500 CARD GAME
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
With only a few matches left in the Drawn Pairs competition entries for the Triples will soon be called for so keep and eye on the notice board in the next week.
From sketchy ideas of what we needed to replace our very tired old notice board Wally Martin has made a perfect replacement. There are doors to keep out the weather, room for a ballpoint, masses of space for instructions and the current working draw. It has protection above it where the rain hits the wall of the croquet shed. We are very proud of it. Thank you Wally.
Janet Cross, 1 Manukau, 817-6066
Pinesong’s Interdenominational Church Services
Where: Bay View Lounge
When: Sunday, 26 October at 3pm
Afternoon Tea at end of service
Speaker: Sam Martin
It is a pleasure to have Sam Martin and team come from Valley Road International Church with a message to inspire us as he did when he came here last June. Deryck and Barbara will be away. Join us for afternoon tea at at the end of the service. A warm welcome to everyone.
Deryck Hunt Villa 229, 817-3755
PINESONG TO ... A MYSTERY DESTINATION???
Thursday 20th November 2014
Departing 10:00am from Reception
Total Cost only $35
Yes we are on our way. Thank you to all residents for their prompt support. All seats have been booked and paid for and we have a healthy waiting list.
We confirm the coach will leave Reception at 10:00am. Travel to our first venue, a top class Estate for a 30 to 45 minute tour of its facilities, followed by a comfort stop and nibbles, again approx 30 to 45 minutes. The coach will then whisk us to our second venue, for pre-luncheon drinks your cost, followed by lunch in comfortable surroundings. A buffet choice of two meats, hot vegetables and/or a salad bar, conclude your meal with a selection of delectable deserts followed by self serve coffee. The coach will then return to Pinesong around 3:00pm.
Where are we going people say? (bribes have been like hens’ teeth).
Clue No: 1 With the creation of the Auckland Super City, “The Estate” is now situated within the confines of the Auckland Super City boundaries (great that narrows it down). My Wises New Zealand Index tells me. The districts name means “lazy” and it is a thriving market garden, bloodstock, dairying and farming district within a comfortable drive of Auckland.
Clue No: 2 Watch this space.
Our venue bookings have now been made and deposits paid. If you are unable to go for any reason the onus will be on you to find a replacement and advise of the change. Remember we do have a waiting list of people you can contact:
Ray Warren Apt 303 Seabreeze, ph 817-5500
Mike Hogben Villa 404, ph 817-1464
As we get a clash each month when it's Residents’ Birthday Afternoon Teas and quite a few people enjoy this occasion to hear the speakers and have a catch-up it has been decided to not have Pétanque on that Monday. Of course if anybody wishes to still play please do as you would any other day, the facilities are there for all of us at any time. So on the last Monday of the month no official Pétanque. If anyone wishes to join us on the other Mondays we begin to play at 3pm until approx 4pm. It is a fun group and all are very welcome.
Keith Burge and Aileen
As Val is having a well earned break the next Zumba class will be 24 October. Same time, same place. We hope to see you there. Trish Richards
CARD MAKING GROUP
We have lovely hand-made cards by our Group for sale every Thursday morning in the table tennis room 10am until midday. Come along and have a look.
Norma Lee, ph 6924
HAPPY HOUR BUS
The Happy Hour Bus Pick-up
will start on:
Friday, 8 August
Pick-up time from 4.15pm
Drop-off time from 5.46pm
The Pick-up will start at the Terrace and continue around the Village
LISTEN FOR THE ‘BEEP’ OF THE HORN FROM THE BUS
MUSIC EVENTS CALENDAR
Please help yourself, if you are interested, to a copy of The University of Auckland’s School of Music and Events Calendar for the second half of 2014.
They will be behind reception. Ann (4P)
NEW POSTAGE RATES
Local 80 cents
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 Acquasize group meets every Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9am. All are very welcome to join our friendly group for 30 minutes of gentle exercise in the swimming pool. Always a great start to the day, so why not grab your swimming gear and towel and give it a go? Any enquiries please contact:
Esme Burge, ph 817-1844
Noel or Gillian Clark, ph 815-4116 or 6102
WAITAKERE MOBILE LIBRARY
Visits Pinesong Village every Monday morning from 9.30 -10.15am parking just outside the main gates. All residents are welcome to visit and borrow material from our wide selection. If you don't have a current library card we can arrange to get you a new one. Look forward to seeing you on the "Bookbus" Gerard, Mobile Librarian.
VILLAGE CARE CENTRE CLINIC
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
Care Services Manager
Tuesday 16 September 10am-12 noon
Monday 3 November
Micro-suction wax removal at Pinesong. Please contact Reception for an appointment. Cost will be $50.
Tuesday 21 October 10am-12 noon
DO YOU HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES?
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; firstname.lastname@example.org SOUTHERN
Will be here
Tuesday 21 October
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 email@example.com, 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
Sunday 19 October Roast lamb with roast potato and steam vegetables $13.50
Wednesday 22 October Residents Barbecue
Friday 24 October Stuffed chicken with roast potato and steam vegetables
Pan fried snapper with roast potato and steam
Vegetables. Plated dessert $17.50
FRIDAY 31 OCTOBER at 6.15pm
Two Course Plated Dinner with Live Entertainment
$15.00 per head
Friday 31 October at 6.15pm
Cream of pumpkin and coriander soup with bread roll
Roast pork and crackling with roast potato
and steam vegetables
Book at Reception
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
Calci trim 1ltr: $2.80
Weekly Dinner Menu - 20th Oct - 26th Oct
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
MEAL DELIVERY SERVICE
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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