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

The dates for our Nostalgia show’s this year are Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July at 7pm.
Bob Helleur 4W

Pinesong’s Church Services
Bayview Lounge
When: Sunday 21st July at 3.00pm
Speaker: Deryck Hunt
Soloists: Barbara Hunt & June Hooper
Our service this month is ONE WEEK EARLIER than usual, as we had to bring it forward so as not to clash with the Nostalgia concert. I will be speaking on this occasion and Barbara and June will be singing. 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

The Residents Birthday afternoon tea will take place on Monday July 29th in the café.
The July speaker will be Angela Caughey. Angela is a relative of Celia Caughey who entertained us a few months ago.
Angela will be speaking about
14 Steps to Brain Health. Angela has written 4 books about aging health and has read widely about theories on how to avoid dementia. Research is slowly identifying factors which can lead to this illness of the brain. Angela will talk about how to live to avoid developing a chronic illness of the brain. I think many of us would be interested in hearing Angela and what we can learn from her.
I look forward to seeing you all on Monday 29th of July
Cheers Joan Gasparich


TH JULY 2019
Tickets will be on sale in
on Tuesday 16
TH JULY 2019 from 10.30am to 12-noon.
Thereafter tickets are available from Mary Lovelock –
817 9552 until mid-day Sunday, 21
ST JULY 2018

The next meeting of our group will be at 10am on Friday 26th July in the Matai room. This time we will be watching part 2 of Rossini’s opera La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
All welcome
Kate Methven 817 9804

The next meeting of our group will be held on Wednesday 7th August at 7pm in Bayview lounge. Mel from Marbecks will be along with his usual varied programme for our enjoyment. If you would like to stay for supper please bring along a small plate to share. A gold coin donation would be appreciated. All welcome.
Dorothy White & Kate Methven

SAVE THE DATE - Wednesday 11th September
We are planning our own Wearable Arts Fashion Parade where we hope you will get involved. To make it easy for you we have decided on a theme, which is THE GARDEN.

We are asking you to get together in groups, or if you prefer individuals, and create a costume relating to something you would see or find in the garden. Your creation could be made from material, paper, cardboard, flowers etc. IT DOES NOT have to be recyclable materials.

If you have any questions please ring me on the number below.

Let's make this a fun afternoon, get started and be creative.
Delwyn Battersby and team. Ph. 817 8636.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank some people who have helped us to get started on this project. Jacqui, Heather Kearn’s daughter who designed and printed our price cards. Roger Pagani of Pagani Clothing, who gave us our clothing racks and hangers. Katie for her encouragement and support. Mark for supplying us with storage and working hard to tidy it up. Robin for our fliers and advertising. Judy for creating an atmosphere with her piano playing. The team of ladies who appear every Wednesday morning with a fresh supply of clothes etc. Last but not least all the ladies who keep donating their goods - keep it up! I love seeing the bags of goodies at my door when I come home. At the end of our first month I shall let you know how much money we have collected, thanks to your support. Regards Jean Piper & the Nu2u team. 8179054


Our next trip will be on
Wednesday 31st July to Hobsonville Point where there are a number of dining options at the Little Creatures brewery and other venues. Take a stroll around the Farmers Market or one of the attractive walkways. We will leave Pinesong late morning and will come home by sea on the ferry (weather permitting). Trip details to be published later.
Terry Debenham 9W
Ph 817 0509

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 arrive at Auckland Airport at 7.45am where you can have breakfast should you choose. The flight takes off at 9am and lands at Claris, Great Barrier at 9.30am.
Once we have our bags & rental van we will sightsee all the way to the Innkeepers Lodge in Tryphena where we will stay two nights. Lunch will be at Pah Beach Café. Dinner both nights of our stay will be where we are staying - at the Currach Irish Pub. Breakfast at Pah Beach Café. Over the three days we will explore all the beaches and places that are worth looking at, plus arts and crafts.
The trip costs $595
I will need a $218 deposit to secure the flight.
For bookings Phone Brent 826 4008

Wednesday 17th July – HAMPTON DOWNS

Starting our morning we make our way to
Te Kauwhata where I will make you morning tea
next to the north islands fourth biggest lake.
After morning tea we visit Peplers Fine Foods
where they produce tasty jams and preserves.
We also visit a green stone factory.
Lunch is at a new cafe at Hampton downs
(Pay your own way)

The trip cost is $28
Pick up time is 8.15am.
Expected time home is 2.45pm
For bookings Phone Brent 826 4008

There will be a subsidised bus going to the APO Opera in Concert performance of Don Giovanni at the Auckland Town Hall on Friday 19th July. The bus leaves from Pinesong and drops us at the Town Hall door, then picks us up from there after the concert to return to Pinesong. NZ singers Jonathon Lemalu and Natasha Wilson join overseas stars and the Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus to present this outstanding opera.
If you wish to join us you book your ticket first through the Philharmonia Booking Office
Ph: 6386266. Then contact me to book a seat in the bus. I would need to know that you require a seat by Monday 15
th July so I can confirm numbers for the bus company.
Details of the performance are in the brochures on the table behind Reception.
Any questions? Phone me on 8177884.
Liane Hume 17 Harbour


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

2019 Concert Season programme
The “Friends of the Philharmonia Orchestra” group runs a bus that leaves Pinesong village to take patrons to the concerts, dropping us off at the door of the Town Hall and picking us up from the same place 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.
I have left several copies of the 2019 programme on the table behind reception. Please feel free to take a programme if you are interested. If you make any bookings please contact me for a bus booking form. 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