Notices

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+ FAREWELL JULIE WITH ALL OUR BEST WISHES +

OFFICIAL NOTICES

Hi Everyone,

I am very thrilled to announce that Leanne MacDonald has been appointed new Care Services Manager for Pinesong. Currently at Hillsborough Heights Village, Leanne will be moving back to Pinesong in July. In the interim, Jan Lewis will be Acting Care Services Manager and will begin her role on Monday 14th April. Theresa will be assisting Jan next week and will begin her role as Village Manager on April 22nd. I’m sure that you will all join me in welcoming Jan to the Village and look forward to seeing Leanne in three months’ time.
Well, this is my last Pinesong Press and I must say that I am feeling rather sad. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Pinesong, the trials, the tribulations and all of the challenges. I won’t miss any of the building issues, though – the Podium problems, town house issues, lift breakdowns, etc, etc.
What I will miss is each of you. You welcomed me, laughed with me (laughed at me when you saw me bowling), invited me to join you in your celebrations, and supported me when I needed it (especially when my family flew the coop).
There is something special about this village and I feel very proud and privileged to have been a part of it.
Thank you to each and every one of you. I am truly going to miss you all.
Julie Turner

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EASTER HOLIDAYS
LAB TESTS: There will be no Lab Tests Friday 18, Monday 21 and Friday 25 April.
PINESONG SHOPPING BUS: No bus Friday 18, Monday 21 and Friday 25 April.
CAFE/RESTAURANT: Open as normal.
THURSDAY WALKING: As normal.

SEABREEZE LOUNGE

Building work for Won-Dor
The preparation work required before the new Won-Dor folding door system can be installed in the Seabreeze lounge is planned to start on Monday the 14
th of April.
Our contractor will do their best to minimise disruption in the lounge, access will still be open and they will work around activities in the lounge by ensuring only minimal noise work is carried out when activities are on.
Given the location, potential disruptions and the nature of the work required, it is going to be a slow, finicky job at times – it may take up to the full week to complete.
I’m happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and as always, we apologise for the inconvenience this is going to cause.
Nick Gyde, Maintenance Supervisor

RESIDENTS’ COMMITTEE 2014/2015
At a meeting chaired by Theresa Henson the committee appointed Peter Singh as chairman and Liane Hume as welfare liaison officer. The committee co-opted Margaret Parkinson on to the committee.
The full committee are:
Chairman Peter Singh
Secretary Shirley Wakelin
Treasurer Nola Maurice
Committee Liane Hume
Aileen Keery
Margaret Parkinson
Ken Webster
The next meeting of the committee will be on Tuesday 13 May

ANZAC DAY CEREMONY
Our ANZAC commemorative ceremony will be held on Friday 25 April at 11 am
It will take place on the forecourt of Seabreeze in front of the flag poles. You will be under cover.
A fitting tribute to all those people who have been and are involved in defending the freedom that we enjoy will be made. Many of us through family and friends have memories of those people and of those times.
All are welcome. You may like to invite your family members and friends. It is always pleasing to see grand children attending.
Medals should be worn. Those awarded to a family member may be worn on the right breast.
Poppies are available at reception or at the bar. A small donation is appreciated.
Keeping with ANZAC tradition the bar will be open following the ceremony.
Peter Singh

ANZAC DAY POPPIES

Our card ladies have been busy making Large Poppies for a display outside Reception. These should look lovely, they are not to be taken as we all want to enjoy them. Please do not remove.
Norma Lee, Apt 24P, ph 817-0647

VILLAGE SHOP
The shop will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday, re-opening again for one day: Wednesday 23 April. It will then be closed again on Anzac Day, 25 April. Normal days resume Monday 28 April.
Delwyn Battersby, ph 817-8636

OPERA APPRECIATION
There will be no Opera on Friday 25 April (Anzac Day) but I will run two sessions in May – 2 May and 30 May. The opera this time will be Aida by Verdi. Please mark your diaries.
Kate Methven, ph 817-9804

500 CARD GAME
Anyone wishing to play 500 or would like to refresh their memory of this great card game, please join us in the Bayview Lounge on Tuesday mornings at 10am, or contact Pat on 817 7568. Look forward to seeing you there.
Pat Crow, ph 817-7568
404 JAZZ
Our next meeting will be held in the Matai Room at 7.15pm on Thursday 24 April. We are featuring Diana Krall Live in Paris. Don’t miss this remarkable pianist and singer and her quartet, plus Paris Jazz Big Band. See you there! Al and Dennis

ST GEORGE'S DAY
Make sure you make a note of this very important day, WEDNESDAY 23rd APRIL
The flag raising ceremony will be at 9am with the usual singalong beforehand, so if your great, great, great grand parents were Poms you just have to be there, we will even let the rest of you join in. See you there.
Keith Burge

SUNDAY @ 4
Pinesong’s Interdenominational Church Services
Where: Bay View Lounge
When: Sunday, 27th April at 4.00 pm
Afternoon Tea at 3.30 pm
Speaker: Deryck Hunt
Soloist: Video Presentation
Join us for afternoon tea at 3.30 pm before the service starts. Following Easter we will be singing some of our favourite Easter hymns. I will be speaking on this occasion. A warm welcome to everyone.
Deryck Hunt Villa 229, 817-3755

ATTENTION BINGO PLAYERS
There will be no Bingo on the 21
st of April, it being Easter Monday.
Bingo is held on a Monday from 6.30pm in the Cafe. Bring $5 for 10 games, have fun and good company with cookies and coffee afterwards.
On 23 June I will be stepping down from running the Bingo. If you would like to take over and bring some new ideas, and like company, please call. Thank you.
Marge Turner, 817-8797

WEST AUCKLAND HOSPICE
Tuesday 6th May, 2014 10am-1.30 pm
Seabreeze Lounge
Handcrafted Items - Baby Wear, Knee Rugs and lots more. Proceeds to palliative care.
Beverley Sinclair,  6946, 817-0628

AOK CLOTHING
Seabreeze Lounge
Thursday 24 April 10am-1pm
Selling ladies clothing and merino


HORSE RACING AFTERNOON
Saturday 19 April 2pm
Easter is fast approaching and have you any plans as to what your are doing this year? Family or friends visiting? Staying home?
Well, you are in luck. You don’t have to spend Easter Saturday afternoon by yourself. I am running a horse racing afternoon in the Seabreeze Lounge on Saturday 19 April starting at 2pm. You are invited. If you have family or friends visiting, they also are welcome to attend. Even if they are not visiting, invite them over for an afternoon of fun. Entry is free.
I realise that horse racing is not everyone’s cup of tea, but for the entertainment value it is worthwhile coming along and having a look. Betting is a minimum of $1 and you can bet as little or as much as you like in $1 increments. The bar will be open to purchase refreshment.
Bob Helleur, 817-8996

PINESONG THURSDAY WALKERS
March has passed and April is here. A sign of age is the weeks and months seem to fly by. Each week I try to plan an interesting walk. We have 95 walks on our list so far, all around Auckland.
On March 6 we drove to Henderson where we commenced our walk by walking through the old Corbans winery complex, now an Art Centre. We walked through Henderson Park to the Opunuku twin streams bush walk through regenerating kauri trees to Border Road. Turning left we walked back via the Bikeway which has many interesting art works and mosaics, back to Opunuku Reserve.
The following week we drove to Henderson Valley, parking in Misty Valley Drive and then walked back to Henderson Valley through a pleasant walkway to South Kensington Estate and Palomino, down the hill at Border Road and the cycle and walkway back to Misty Valley.
Having read in the Western Leader newspaper a new walkway had been built at Lynfield, we were keen to try it out. It was from Orcades Ave through to The Avenue at Lynfield walking behind the shopping centre. This was too short for us so we continued up The Avenue into Halsey Drive, back to Commodore Drive. We crossed back over Hillsborough Rd to Margaret Griffen Park where we had left our vehicles.
Our final walk for March was the first part of the long Te Atatu Walkway. We admired some of the art of the sculpture exhibition along the way. This walk gave us a chance to “step it out” if one wanted to. The Upper Harbour looked beautiful with a view of the Harbour Bridge and Sky Tower in the distance. We enjoyed our Manager Julie’s company on three of these walks. She is one of our fittest walkers. We will miss you Julie. Keep the walking up!!
Joycelyn Cartwright, 815-4127

RESIDENTS' BIRTHDAY AFTERNOON TEA
Monday, 28 April at 3pm in the Café area
All welcome to celebrate Residents' Birthdays in April. Yvonne Morton will be the speaker. Her topic is "A Royal Garden Party". It's definite a special event.
Please wear your name badge.
Joan Gasparich,  817-7606

GLENBROOK STEAM TRAIN EXCURSION
Thursday 8th May 2014
We have a full head of steam up and the excursion is all set to go. Wet or dry it makes no difference to these mighty machines of the past.
Firstly though, thank you all so much for your support, not only for your registrations but also the spontaneous words of encouragement. We include the ladies on reception, who have enthusiastically taken time out during a busy week, to collect payments and assist with information and registrations.
Bookings have been completed and moneys paid for 49 residents and friends to enjoy the day out. Unfortunately we could not accommodate all registrations, so if due to illness you are unable to join us, please contact either Ray or Mike and we can put you in touch with another resident who may still wish to go. Watch this space for further updates.
Remember this excursion includes:

COACH – TRAIN RIDE – LUNCH

Ray Warren Apt 303 Seabreeze. Ph 817-0682
or Mike Hogben Villa 404, Ph 817-1464

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AT FRENCH BAY YACHT CLUB
Yacht Club
I have been asked by the French Bay yacht Club to seek support for help in running their family programme – details are set out below.
“The French Bay Yacht Club (FBYC), runs from its iconic clubhouse at the bottom of Otitori Bay Road.
Regarded by sailing's national body Yachting New Zealand as 'the model for sailing club rejuvenation' the club's success is due in no short order to a lot of hard work promoting the benefits to local families of using the Manukau Harbour for outdoor activity and recreational sailing.
FBYC has reached out to the local schools through their Waterwise program. We also run sailing courses for kids in the school holidays and for adults.
Next season, FBYC would like to reach out to the residents of Pinesong. If you're a boatie we'd like to offer you time on the water helping out on one of our rescue boats, if you're a handyman we've got plenty of small jobs for you to get involved with. If you would like to help the club at a social level as shore crew helping launch boats, planning events, cooking a sausage for the kids now and then, there are roles of that nature too. You may be a numbers person … in which case we're also looking for people to help record race results.
All our sailors know Pinesong as a landmark from the water, and we're looking forward to meeting the residents and inviting you down to get involved with the club to become part of our extended family”.
If you are interested contact Joan Gasparich at 2 Manukau and there is sufficient interest she will set up a meeting with yacht club representatives.
Tony Cross
Residents’ Committee Secretary

BARBECUE
Wednesday 23 April, 6pm
Cafe area
Tickets for the BBQ will be on sale in the Reception area on Tuesday 15 April from 10.30am until 12 noon. Thereafter from Patricia Carr, ph 6417/817-0494 until 20 April.

FITNESS CENTRE

A new Ab-Pro King machine has been bought by the residents’ committee and installed in the gym. Don’t damage it now!

CROQUET@PINESONG
'END OF THE GOLDEN WEATHER'
AFTERNOON TEA
On Friday11th April at 3pm all players are welcome Poolside (Fitness Centre) to share afternoon tea. It will be the occasion to present the Eileen Malim Drawn Pairs Trophy and other prizes to this summer season's winners Maryann Spackman and Lorna Stewart. They won the finals from Keith Burge and Gordon Richards.
As the rather protracted Drawn Pairs Competition has come to a conclusion the Entry List for the Triples is on the notice board until Friday 4th April. The draw will be at 2pm on Monday 7th April. We need a few more entries to make a good competition so please get over there and sign up NOW.
Fourteen players are going to play a round or two of Golf Croquet hosted at the Henderson Croquet Club on Wednesday April 9th. The invitation came through Judy Horder who is a member there. A note will go to those going to play telling them about departure time, car-pooling and parking arrangements
Janet, 1 Manukau, 817-6066

VILLAGE SHOP

The village Shop will be closed on Friday 11 April owing to the AGM which will be followed by Julie’s farewell.
Delwyn Battersby, 817-8636

ON THE BUSES
- TRAINS & FERRIES
- SNAIL RAIL & FERRIES
Sandringham Road
(EPISODE 1)
A popular shopping centre but for some quite daunting to get there, particularly when you could end up having to cross busy roads or intersections.
At approx. 9:38am (I get up there at 9:30) catch a #185 bus to the New Lynn train station [cs]. When you get off the bus turn left and walk back not far to stop #5908. At approx 10:00am catch a #233 bus to Midtown. Sit on the right hand side of the bus, when you see the big red Kmart sign press the stop button, alternatively when you get on the bus ask the driver to stop at St. Lukes, the bus arrives Outside St Lukes Mall at stop #8044. Walk through to the Mall proper. To come home return to where you got off at stop #8044. Catch the #233 New Lynn bus back to the New Lynn train station. Buses leave every 30 minutes from 10:05am. Then catch a #185 or #198 from under the blue 4a sign back to Pinesong. For mere males if you don't have a lady to guide you, use the Mall exit to the right of the Farmers entrance, believe me there are at least 4 other exits, all look the same and don't get you anywhere. Don't forget your Gold Card.
Thank you to Mollie Laycock for helping me with these easy travel directions to her favourite shopping Mall.
Lately some friends have commented that they would like to use the bus but are concerned about the walking required. A rough rule of thumb, if you can walk from Seabreeze reception to the bus stop our side of Avonleigh Rd then you will cope easily with this trip, an ideal one for getting started. Watch this space for the next exiting episode.
To check timetables. Call 09 366 6400 or visit AT.co.nz
Mike Hogben, Villa 404, ph 817-1464

OUTDOOR BOWLS
On what was a Glorious Friday Morning the 21st March a goodly number of our bowlers and friends watched the Final of this Year’s Outdoor Triple Bowls Championship take place. It was expected to be a very close match to all account, or so said those that thought they knew, (myself included), but in effect it didn’t work out quite that way at all. Bob Campbell, Ted Esrkine-Legget, and Iona Manaton, were, on the day, just too good for their opponents. No idea what Bob fed his troops for breakfast, but whatever it was, boy it sure worked. Dave Annan, Noel Clark, and John Crow, worked diligently and hard and did pretty much everything right, but whenever they looked like scoring, their opposition on the day were just that much better. I guess in retrospect Dave’s Team may have possibly played the game a bit differently, who knows, but it was a damned good game to watch even though the score was a one sided affair. Thanks to the Six Finalists for a very interesting and enjoyable morning....
And the following evening Saturday the 23rd at 5pm some 48 Bowlers and their Wives and Partners attended our First ever attempt at a BBQ in the Seabreeze area. To say the least what a lovely evening it was. Geoff Hopkins and Noel Clark did a great job on the snarlers, and Val Eade, Rob Campbell, Ray Redman, and my Dear Lady, Mary, all worked so hard to make it work efficiently. It was a balmy evening and a large number ate under the “sail” out from the Cafe which was so nice to see, while some others preferred the indoors.
Of course I mustn’t forget to thank our guests not only for coming but also for the wonderful array of Sweets for “Afters”. I just couldn’t believe what a beautiful spread it was. Thank you one and all. We will do it again. (But not next week Hi Hi.)
Gary Cole, ph 817-4415
BAR NEWS
For some time we have been enjoying warm and mostly fine weather, but as sure as the world rotates so do the seasons. When the weather does change you may like to be comforted to know we have supplies of Green Ginger Wine and Old Masters Sherry in addition to our normal supplies. Also we have been able to purchase some more Villa Maria Pinot Noir at an acceptable price.
Each Friday night there is a draw at “happy hour” for wine. The tickets will only be issued to those who purchase drinks from the bar. This is because they contribute to resident funds.
Extract from the March 2014 Consumer Magazine.
“Our magazine counterpart in the US, Consumer Reports, published late last year a tasting of sauvignon blancs from California, Washington state, South Africa and New Zealand.
“Kiwi savvies took the top nine spots: Spy Valley, Villa Maria (Private Bin), Whitehaven, Kim Crawford, Saint Clair (Family Estate), Starborough, Nobilo (Regional Collection), Momo, and Brancott Estate.”
We pride ourselves in stocking Villa Maria (Private Bin) in our Bar.
The Bar Team

PETANQUE
Our annual competition has taken place over the past two weeks with really good numbers traking part. Congratulations to Sue Leigh on becoming our 2014 Champ, beating husband Roger in the final. Thanks to all the players that made it such a great event.
Keith Burge

TABLE TENNIS FANS
Please note that the Table Tennis Room is now available on Mondays for competition games and for those who would like a quiet game. This is ideal for those who haven't played for some time and would like to brush up their skills. There are bats and balls available. Regular games are played on Thursdays 1.30 to 3 and Saturday mornings 9.30 to 11. Come along and join the fun!
Lois Lilly
AA DRIVING COURSE
Dick Berry is once again offering a specific 2 hours course at $30 each or $45 per married couple. This is a Defensive Driving for Experienced Senior Drivers.
Flyer is on the notice board at reception.
Any one interested please call Dick on 832 2580 or 0274 733 401

NEW RESIDENTS
Did you know that we have around thirty “Activity” groups within the Village? One of these is a band of residents who enjoy making garments, cot blankets, rugs, slippers etc. for the patients in Waitakere Hospital, who range from small babies to the older folk who need something warm to cover their knees. We rely on people who have brought all their bits and pieces to the village hoping one day to find a use for them. Well we can solve your problem – If you’d like to help with a donation of wool or material which could be made into anything that may be of use, please contact Anne Clarke Ph 817 8408.

LEARN BRIDGE
You can join our Learner classes at the Mt Albert Bridge Club at any time between March and August, but it is preferable to commence in March. The lessons start in March and continue on until the start of October each year. This year the cost is $70 which also entitles you to full membership of the club for all of 2014. Contact Jean or Arch Jelley for further details at 817 2069 or archj@xtra.co.nz or Appt 23Waterview.


FITNESS

If you feel like a workout, why not join us next Monday and Wednesday morning, 9.30 – 10.30 am. We will have a fitness DVD and there is no charge.
Trish Richards, 817 3758

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.


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AT FRENCH BAY YACHT CLUB
I have been asked by the French Bay yacht Club to seek support for help in running their family programme – details are set out below.
“The French Bay Yacht Club (FBYC), runs from its iconic clubhouse at the bottom of Otitori Bay Road.
Regarded by sailing's national body Yachting New Zealand as 'the model for sailing club rejuvenation' the club's success is due in no short order to a lot of hard work promoting the benefits to local families of using the Manukau Harbour for outdoor activity and recreational sailing.
FBYC has reached out to the local schools through their Waterwise program. We also run sailing courses for kids in the school holidays and for adults.
Next season, FBYC would like to reach out to the residents of Pinesong. If you're a boatie we'd like to offer you time on the water helping out on one of our rescue boats, if you're a handyman we've got plenty of small jobs for you to get involved with. If you would like to help the club at a social level as shore crew helping launch boats, planning events, cooking a sausage for the kids now and then, there are roles of that nature too. You may be a numbers person … in which case we're also looking for people to help record race results.
All our sailors know Pinesong as a landmark from the water, and we're looking forward to meeting the residents and inviting you down to get involved with the club to become part of our extended family”.
If you are interested contact Joan Gasparich at 2 Manukau and there is sufficient interest she will set up a meeting with yacht club representatives.
Tony Cross
Residents’ Committee Secretary

FITNESS CENTRE
A new Ab-Pro King machine has been bought by the residents’ committee and installed in the gym. Don’t damage it now!

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 David & team

David Halewood
Care Services Manager

PHYSIOTHERAPY
I would like to take the opportunity to officially introduce Shivani to the team of physios at Pinesong.
Shivani will be on site all day Monday Wednesday and Friday as normal and appointments can be via the number on the front of the press 09 267-9560
She has been on site now the last 6 months periodically and we are getting some great feedback from residents about the addition to the service and I know she is enjoying working with you.
I will still be around occasionally but cannot commit to days for the next 4 months so my apologies there. I hope to back to normal by mid-July.
I would also like to remind people of charges for the next year.
Private physiotherapy consultation $60.00
Surcharge on ACC treatment $20.00
We have also recently updates the website to include a range of products including creams, hot packs etc. these can be ordered and paid for on line. I promise you the prices are much more competitive and you don’t have to leave your apartment. If there is something you are looking for and you can’t find it there, let us know so we can source it for you. The web address is: www.advancedrehab.co.nz    
 If you have questions about an injury, a pain or anything please come and talk to us advice is and always will be free.
Once again thank you for all your support and patronage we would not be here without it.
Sean Mchugh

½ PRICE TAXI FARES
Phone ARTA 366-6400
Full Brochure: Level 1 SB Residents Notice Board

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
New location and new times, blood testing will be in the Wellness Clinic, on the ground level of Seabreeze Apartments near reception.
The new times for testing will be from 2pm to 2.45pm on every subsequent Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.





Cafe' & Restaurant


Sunday 20 April Roast Beef $13

Wednesday 23 April Baked sirloin steak with mushroom and onion.
Plated dessert $14.50

Friday 25 April No 6.15pm dinner


Weekly Dinner Menu - 21st - 27th April

Pick-up $10, 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


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 monthly menu which is printed at the back of the Pinesong Press (monthly)
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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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