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By popular request there will be a quiz on the first Saturday in January - that will be Saturday the 2nd in Bayview, as usual at 4pm.
Come along and break up that long time since Xmas with nothing on. Don’t forget, bring your evening meal and join a group of us who meet afterwards, usually with a glass of wine, but that’s not compulsory.
A question from the last quiz - A town in Perthshire in Scotland is named ‘Dull’. It is twinned with a town with an equally uninspiring name in Oregon USA. Have a guess at its name. Ask someone who was there if they can remember the answer.
Tony and Janet Cross

Wishing you all a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. We will finish play on Monday 21st December and re start 25th January 2021 at 1.50pm. Will look forward to seeing you all back and any new players that would like to give it a go.
Regards Freda.


Aquasize will break for Christmas after Tuesday 22nd Dec and will resume on Tuesday 5th Jan. Thankyou to Diane, Brian, and Carole for your help and support throughout the year.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all at Pinesong
From Carol

Tai Chi for Strength and Balance classes resume for 2021 on Tuesday 19th January at 9.15am. I am really looking forward to spending time with you all as we stretch, breathe and enjoy engaging our minds in our exercise for another year!
Cost $8 or $70 for 10 class card. All current cards are still valid. Thank you!
Rachel Derham

Bowlers welcome to an- other year of Pinesong Bowls. Reminder we are holding our meeting this Saturday 16th at 9.15am to be followed by normal rollup. Agenda has been posted on the Bowls Notice Board.
A good attendance would be appreciated to set the bowls rolling for a happy successful year. John Horder and I have kept things running through the testing 2020 Covid year.
David Annan Ph 817 9154

Zumba will be back on Friday 22nd
January at 9.30 a.m. in the Sea- breeze Lounge. Come and join us for a friendly, lively dance/exercise class to great music.

Will be starting back Friday 5th
February 9.30 to 12noon
Classes are held first Friday of the month. Scrapbooking is putting photos in album or sorting or framing or scrapbooking.
Anything you want if you have another hobby you need to catch up on/or would like company you welcome to join us.
Meeting place Craft Room, Sea- breeze by Hair Salon. Classes: 5th February
5th March 9th April due to Easter 7th May 4th June 2nd July 6th August 3rd September 1st October 5th November 3rd December last class for
Any enquirers ph Tina on 8171920

WEDNESDAY January 27th 2021 6.15PM in the CAFÉ
Please do not enter the café until 6.15pm.
This allows the serviced apartment diners to finish their meal and the tables to be cleared. COST $7 Tickets will be on sale in SEABREEZE LOUNGE on Tuesday, 19th January 2021 from 10.30am to 12-noon or until sold out.

A new year is upon us and we will be starting back to play Bingo on Monday, 11th January, in the Matai Room. We like to have people arrive from 6.30pm onwards so we can have a prompt start at 6.45pm. The cost is $5 for ten games. New residents are al- ways welcome and if you need a hand to start just ask and we will help you get settled in. It is great fun and usually ends just before 8pm. Come along and see for your- self.
Fay Heywood

We will be walking again soon. Put your walking shoes on and Give it a Go. Tuesday: Ladies only Tuesday January
th. Meet behind Kitchen by
back door of Seabreeze at 8-45am.
Thursday: Mixed Walkers
Meet at Swimming pool at 8-30am every Thursday . We walk quite quickly so you need to be reasona- bly fit. If you would like to try, please phone
Jocelyn Cartwright 816 8312

The competitors from the Poynton
are returning on Monday 8 March to resume combat with Pinesong. We will have the same sports and games as we did when we travelled there, but in discussion with Angela we were thinking of adding another one - SWIMMING!! I thought heats of four and two lengths of the pool. We could have freestyle and breaststroke races.
Now I know your immediate reac- tion will be, “Mate, you must be dreaming!” Give me a call if you are interested though, and if we have enough interest I will contact the Poynton to see if they can provide competi- tion.
More on the day later.
Tony Cross 4 Manukau 817 6066


Christmas Hours 2020
24/12/20: 8—4pm
25/12/20—28/12/20: CLOSED
29/12/20: 8 - 5pm
30/12/20 : 8—5pm
31/12/20: 8—4pm 1/1/21—4/1/21: CLOSED
5/1/21: Normal Hours

Hi Everyone Line Dancing Classes have finished for the year Thank you Everyone for making Wednesday afternoons so very special I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for this coming New Year. ‘Roll on 2021’.
Classes will resume on Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 1pm in the Seabreeze Lounge.
Cheers & Stay Safe over the Holidays Gillian Wright Line Dance Instructor Ph 0272817564

The Embroidery Ladies are going to take a holiday from the 15th December. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday. th
We will be back on Tuesday 12 January, in the craft room at 10.30am. New residents to the village most welcome.
Lurline Annan Convenor, Ph 8179154

Last night for this year is on Monday 14th December, in the Matai Room at 6.30pm. All players are welcome past and present. After the games are played we will have a small supper. It would be great to see you all and please just bring a small plate as its nice to catch up and wish your Bingo friends a Merry Christmas.
Fay and Aileen

2021 Concert Season Programme The “Friends of the Philharmonia Orchestra” group runs a subsidised bus that leaves Pinesong Reception to take patrons to most APO concerts, dropping us off at the door of the Town Hall and picking us up from there after the concert. All this for just $10 per concert! Cheaper than driving in and finding parking! There are a number of residents already using this service, but any other residents who would like to attend any of the concerts are very welcome. Friends from outside the village are welcome to use this service, as are resi- dents wishing to attend on a casual basis. Just book your ticket and then give me a call to reserve a seat on the bus.
I will place several copies of the 2021 programme on the table behind reception. Please feel free to take a programme if you are interested. I will enclose a Bus Booking form for you to indicate the concerts you have booked. Please forward it to me and I’ll know to look out for you. This also enables me to know numbers when booking the buses. Call me if you have any questions.
Liane Hume Ph 817 7884



Our Pinesong choir performs twice a year at Pinesong and on numerous occasions in other places. Rehearsels are on Tuesdays at 3.15 pm in the Matai Room.
Doug Lilly 817-2199

We hold an interdenominational Church Service once a month, on the 4th Sunday of the month. A wide range of speakers supported by visiting soloists and musicians. We enjoy singing the old hymns and follow the service with a cup of tea or coffee. Services are held in the Bayview Lounge at 3.00 pm, hence the title ‘Sunday @ 3’ All welcome.
Deryck Hunt 021 289 1875

Zumba Gold is a fun way to keep fit and mobile. Come and join in with dance exercise to lively music every Friday morning at 9.30 a.m. in the Seabreeze Lounge, move at your own pace. Everybody welcome. For further information contact:
Hilary Chamberlain on 817 6555 or Janet Trainer on 021 252 1471.

Do you want to have company and fun with a cuppa and bikkies?? Then Monday nights are for you. Please come and joint us for a game of Bingo on Monday at 6.30pm in the café. Bring $5 and a dabber. If you want to know more, please ring
Marge Turner 817-8797

Fridays 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Please feel free to join us at Bayview Lounge. We will teach you all the “ins” and “outs” of the game of Rummikub!!
Dot Sutton

Matai Room
Wednesday Thursday Saturday 10am
We would welcome any new players to join our groups any of these mornings. Do we have any gentlemen? We are short of male players, do come.
Dorothy ph 6716, 817-0576

500 GAME
Just a reminder that anyone wishing to play 500 or to learn or re-learn this great game, we meet in Bayview lounge on Tuesday mornings from 10am-12noon (or even longer).  Look forward to seeing you there.
 Pat Crow, 6W, 817 7568

We are a nice friendly group of players but our numbers are dwindling. If anyone is interested in joining us please phone me. We play on Saturdays from 1-4pm and on quiz days till 3.45pm. We also welcome outsiders to make up our numbers. We will be starting again on Saturday 26th January in the Matai Room.
Althea Morley 20 Peninsula – 817-5666

A Message to all who love reading a good book: The Pinesong Book Club is held in the Bayview Lounge at 10am on the second Thursday of each month. Please bring $2 as a contribution to something to nibble and wear your name badge. Also if you have a book to bring and tell us about as well, please do so.

The art group meets on Wednesdays at 2-30 pm.  New members would be made very welcome. If you have never tried painting before, or if the last time you did any arty stuff was at school why not give it a go, just turn up at our class, you won't need any gear, we will supply all you will need to get you started. Give Keith a ring on 6414 if you would like to know more.

On Thursday mornings we have a Greeting card class. We make birthday cards and any greeting card you would like. Come along and have a look at us we are a friendly group. We also sell our cards not far to go if you need a card in a hurry. We are in the craft room next to the hairdressers from 10am until 12pm.
Everyone is welcome.
Norma Lee 817 0647

Classes resume on Tuesday 29th January at 9.10am in the Seabreeze lounge area.
Newcomers are welcome and the first class is free.
Cost per session is $5 or a 10 class concession card is available for $50.
Tai Chi improves lower body strength and balance, great foe all joints, spine and helps release stress and tension.
Quintin Derham, the tutor has been coming to Pinesong since 2001. He is very highly qualified and we are fortunate to have him.
Any further enquiries: Vel Fleming on
816 8384

Mondays at 3-00pm.  Why not come along and join in the fun.

Get Physical Exercise Classes, held every Monday at 9.30am in the Seabreeze Lounge, new participants welcome. Anouschka de Gourley, Advanced Rehab

To all Scrabble players, past, present and future, we meet at Apr.3` Seabreeze Apts on Tuesday, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. This is more than a game – it is a memory exercise and its fun! All welcome!
Lorna Watt 311 Seabreeze

We have now moved to the Bayview Lounge and will be be playing every Monday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm if you would like to join us.
Daphne Freeman ph 816 8031

 Wednesdays at 2-30pm. If you have never tried painting before, or if the last time you did any arty stuff was at school why not give it a go, just turn up at our class, you won't need any gear, we will supply all you will need to get you started. If you have any queries please give me a ring,
Keith Burge ph 6414   

I would like to welcome Janet Cross (Phone 817-6066) as our new Referee. I am sure Janet will do well in this capacity. Thank you Janet for taking this on.
Eileen Malim, Villa 401

To all Residents and Long Time Residents: (both male & female)
Would you like to learn Line Dancing? Both men and women. Have some fun and make new friends.
Gentle exercise for both body and mind with lovely music. The class is on Wednesdays from 1.00 -3.00pm.

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

Opera Appreciation Group meets the 4th Thursday of the month from 1-3pm in the Matai Room.   For further information please phone:
Kate Methven 817 8904

Please note NEW times for table tennis. Thursdays 1.30pm to 3 pm & Saturdays 9.30am to 11 am.  Newcomers especially welcomed.
June Hooper, Mary Cole, Keith Burge or Lois 817 2199

Scrapbooking Craft day 1st Friday of the month.
Scrapbooking is putting photos into albums sorting or framing even if you do on tablet come and join
Us and if you have any other craft you are doing you are welcome to join us
Time 9.30am to 12pm longer if you wish.
Ph Tina on 817 1940

Weekly on Tuesday 1.15-3pm. Everybody welcome. Enjoy the sunshine in the Craft Room!
Patricia, 817 7073

We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month in Iona Presbyterian Church Hall, Blockhouse Bay at 1.30pm.
New members are always welcome, and if you would like to come along, meet some new friends, perhaps meet some old ones too, and enjoy the socialising; we would love to see you.
If you have any questions please give me a call.
Ann Ramsden Ph: 816-8365

WEST AUCKLAND MENS PROBUS meets on the first Friday each month at Kelston Community Centre and we are looking for new members. We have interesting speakers, occasional luncheons and organised outings. The primary object of the Club is fellowship. If interested please phone:
Ken Webster Ph 817 6441, 17 The Point.

We meet on the 3
rd Monday of the month in Iona Presbyterian Church Hall, Blockhouse Bay at 1.30pm.
New members are always welcome, and if you would like to come along, meet some new friends, perhaps catch up with some old ones, and enjoy the socialising; we would love to see you.
If you have any questions please give me a call.
Ann Ramsden Ph: 816-8365