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Social Activities News

Lists for trips is in the room behind the Reception desk.

Competition & Fashion Parade

This year’s Melbourne Cup race will be held on Tuesday the 5th November and as usual the day will be replicated as best we can at Pinesong in the Seabreeze lounge in the same manner as previous years. This will be my ninth and final year organising the event and I’m sure the day will benefit from a change in organiser and perhaps there is someone out there among the residents, especially recent arrivals at Pinesong who would welcome the opportunity to contribute to the incredible Social life in our village.
Organising this extremely popular day is not difficult and is essentially a clerical task, knowledge of horse racing is not required.
If there is one amongst you prepared to take up the baton then this year’s event is the time to become involved.
Anybody interested in finding out what is involved in running this event can contact me either by telephone, 817 7374, or email,
So, don’t be shy coming forward, the many social activities at Pinesong happen only because residents are prepared to invest the time and enthusiasm to make them happen.

$1, $2 and $5

Selling will commence in the Seabreeze Lounge, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 10.00am until midday starting Tuesday 29th October and including Monday 4th November.
Sweepstake sales on the day 2.00pm until 3.30pm or as required to complete sheets.
Bar will be open at 2pm. BYO nibbles if wished
Come along and enjoy the occasion, all welcome: Residents, family, guests and staff.

Geoff Long, 817 7374

Time to organise
what you will be wearing for our



  • Best dressed lady
  • Best Hat
  • Best dressed man
  • Best dressed couple
  • Best novelty hat; lady or man (let’s see your creative skill put to good use)
  • Best novelty outfit; lady or man

Make this an afternoon to remember, wearing your best and creative fashions! Pre – Registration on the day. Any queries phone:

Margaret Kemp 817 4104

A Fish and Chip meal will be available following the Afternoon Function, cost $14.00
Don’t forget to sign the sheet at reception please. This allows us to cater accordingly. Winnings will be available in the Seabreeze lounge the following morning between 10am and noon. Unclaimed winnings will be delivered by hand the afternoon of the same day.
Could you all wear your name badges on the day please. This will assist those selling and
help avoid any mistakes occurring.

Pinesong’s Church Services
Bayview Lounge
When: Sunday, 27th October at 3.00pm
Speaker: Rachel McQueen
Special Presentation:
Children from the Valley Rd International Church

We look forward to Pastor Rachel McQueen returning to speak at our service. Rachel is one of the leadership team at the Valley Rd International Church in Mt Eden. She is a gifted speaker and we have enjoyed her visits to us in the past. Rachel has a unique way of relating to children and involving them in her message. The children will also be bringing some special items to us. 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

th October
Thornton Townsend is again coming to Pinesong to perform a piano recital for you all to enjoy.
You are all welcome to come and listen to Thornton in the Seabreeze lounge on
Sunday 20th October at 1.30pm-2pm.

Here is the program that he will perform:

J S Bach - Prelude & Fugue in B minor, BWV 893
Haydn - Sonata in C, Hob. XVI/50       
Brahms - Rhapsody in Eb major op.119 No.4             
Faure - Nocturne no. 5 op. 37     
Ireland - Ragamuffin                        
Say - Paganini Jazz     

Our next gathering is on Friday 25th October at 3pm in the Seabreeze lounge.
We’d love you to join us!
Judy Nicholls 816 9177

To celebrate our Resident’s Birthday Afternoon Tea, this will be at 3pm on Monday the 28th of October in our Cafe/Restaurant – the Speaker for this month will be James Duncan.
After our cuppa we will move around to the Seabreeze lounge where Graham will present his Begonia Festival event, I look forward to seeing you all on Monday the 28th October, and just another reminder the afternoon starts at
Cheers Joan Gasparich


Come along to a presentation on Prostate Cancer on 29
th October at 1.30pm in Seabreeze lounge.
Gaynor from the Foundation will be there with lots of information and a short video for you to watch.
There will be afternoon tea afterwards and a donation to the charity would be much appreciated.

Ladies, please note, you have an important part to play as well – we all know how reluctant men can be about talking about their health and so we need you to have the facts so that you can encourage them to seek advice.

I will send a note out to remind you all nearer the time.
Linda - Nurse Manager

What have you been reading lately?                        
We meet the third Wednesday of each month.
In each other’s homes at 2pm.
We have 3 available places for new members.
No set book is required, just the one or two
who you would like to talk about.
If this idea appeals to you, give me a ring.
Margaret Topzand: 817 3893 or 021 213 8256
Many thanks in anticipation, see you Margaret    


Saturday 23rd November 11.00am - 3.00pm
Friends and family welcome to come and enjoy the day.
More information to come in the following weeks.

Any resident who has craft work they would like to sell at the Market Day, please register with me by 18th October, so as a table can be allocated for your work.

If you do not register we will be unable to accept your craft work for sale.
Delwyn Battersby Ph. 817 8636                              

Jocelyn Cartwright will be away on 26th September and 3rd October. Gillian Clark will therefore lead the walks on those days.
All communications regarding walking please to….
Gillian 815 4116


Rose Lynn Fashions will be coming to the village on
Tuesday 15th October
At 10.30 – 3pm
In the Seabreeze lounge.

DVDs of this year’s Nostalgia show are now available at Reception. These have been produced at a cost price of $10. Deryck Hunt


Our next trip will be on Wed 30th Oct to Devonport. PLEASE NOTE - no need to register for this trip - just turn up on the day. Full details to be published later.
Terry Debenham  Apt 9W Ph. 817 0509   Mobile 021 0887 8802

The next meeting of our group will be on Friday 27th September at 10am in the Matai room. Dianne will be leading us in part two of II Trovotore by G Verdi. Don’t miss the ending with a twist of this dramatic opera.
Kate Mehven  Ph 817-9804

Will be back on Friday 26th July at 9.30am in the Seabreeze lounge. Why not come and join us – everybody welcome Hilary 817 6555  or  Janet   021 252 1471

3rd May 7th June
th July 2nd August
th September 4th October
st November 6th December

This is held on the 1
st Friday of the month
9am – 12pm or longer if you wish.
All craft people are welcome to come join us.

We are now in the Matai Room at the following times;
Mondays:   1.30 - 3pm
Thursdays:  1.30 - 3pm

Please note that the Saturday playing time is not available but once the café refurbishment is completed we will be back to our usual times in the Kauri Room. The times that may have been used by family groups in the past are not available for these 2 months.
A bit of a change for us but I'm sure we can make it work. See you there!
Pam Choat 8174826    Ken Jarvis 8168445

Have you ever wanted to learn Mah-jong or to pick it up again after some time?
We have 3 sessions of Mah-jong, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 to 12 in the Matai Room.
On Thursdays one of the tables is a beginners group and I will be coaching newer and returning players who wish to re-join a group. We have a few people interested so I will working with people on Thursdays, except for the first Thursday of the month which is normally Book Club for me.
We are more social than serious so we play and then normally have lunch together in the café for those who wish to join us.
Whenever you like please come along and see how the games go. Previous experience is NOT required.
We would particularly welcome newer residents and at this early stage of the year it is quite a relaxed time.
If you have questions just call me on 8173726.
Margaret Fidow 43 Manukau

MARKET DAY at Pinesong.
We intend to hold a Market Day at Pinesong towards the end of the year. Craft work takes time to make, hence the early notification. We are looking for stalls to hold any craft work, jams and pickles, cake stall, cards, jewellery, the list is endless.
Ladies start the needles clicking and gentlemen off to the bloke's shed to get the machinery running.
If you think you would like to contribute to the first Market Day at Pinesong, please register your interest by phoning me on
817 8636.
Let's make it a day to remember.
Delwyn Battersby 817 8636

Have moved premises to the RSA, Railside Avenue Henderson; parking available. Handy to train, buses and the Mall. Help and Information days held 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10.00am to 12 noon.
If you need help with your computer/device or a refresher on something you have forgotten, don't hesitate to call in and see us.
Windows, Apple and Android systems covered.
Phone 837 7600.

Trips for Over 60’s with Brent


Starting our morning we make our way to the Kowhai Park in Warkworth where I will make you tea & coffee. After morning tea we make our way to Pakiri beach and take a look at this very scenic beach.
Lunch is at Wellsford which has interesting shops as well.
We will have an ice cream stop on the way home.
The trip costs $30
Expected time home is 3pm
For bookings phone Brent 8264008

A note to explain how the booking system works:
• The upcoming event will be published in the Pinesong Press.
• You will find a booking sheet in the small room behind Reception.
• If you are interested in coming, sign your name: one name per line plus address and signature.
• Prices are given for each event, but bus charges will be added later.
• Once an outing is fully booked, the sheet goes to the office and costs will be charged to your account.
• Once bookings are charged, if you are unable to come, it is up to YOU to try and find a replacement. (I will always help out where I can)
I hope to arrange many outings this year and new people are very welcome to come. If you need further details contact:
Margaret Topzand 817 3893, 7 Cliffview

2020 Concert Season programme
The “Friends of the Philharmonia Orchestra” group runs a subsidised bus that leaves Pinesong Reception to take patrons to the 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 residents 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 have left several copies of the 2020 programme on the table behind reception. Please feel free to take a programme if you are interested. I have enclosed 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 8173755

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.
Sharon Coleman

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.

Thursdays, at 10am to 12 noon.
Norma Lee – 6924

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

Every Friday 1.15pm-2.15pm Everyone welcome $5 per session.
Trish Richards

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