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

There are still some tickets available. If you still wish to buy some please contact Bob Helleur 027 299 9089 or Sharyn Helleur 817 8996.
Be in quick before they are all sold!

The cost of the tickets are $5.00. Entry into the shows are by ticket only as there are no door sales. The show dates are Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of May with a start time of 7.00 pm. For new residents, this is a variety show put on for Pinesong residents and their families by Pinesong residents and staff. The length of the show is approximately 90 to 120 minutes with a short interval.
Bob Helleur, 4W
Ph 027 299 9089

If you were unable to be at the AGM last Friday a copy of the minutes are on the notice board on level 1 Seabreeze. You may also obtain a copy from Reception if you wish.
Delwyn Battersby Secretary, Pinesong Residents’ Committee

Our May gathering will be on Wednesday 12th in Seabreeze Lounge at 7pm. We just enjoy singing the old hymns together that we know from years past and spend a lovely hour together. Love to see you!
Judy Nicholls [ V 111 ]

This year’s Volunteers Dinner will be held on Wednesday 19th May, 2021 at 6.15pm. If you are a volunteer for any of the activities that we have in the village don’t forget to put your name on the list which is held at Reception. Close off date is Friday 14th May.
Delwyn Battersby Secretary, Pinesong Residents’ Committee

Our Pinesong Resident Birthday Afternoon tea for the month of May, is on Monday 31st May at 3pm. We are so excited to share that our very own Glenda Tan is going to be our first speaker. Glenda will be sharing her involvement and journey with The Pink Dragons - an Auckland based dragon boating team comprised entirely of breast cancer patients. If your birthday is in May, we hope that you will join us and wear something Pink and bring along a gold coin for a Breast Cancer Research donation.


SUNDAY 30TH MAY 2pm – 5pm Level 1 Seabreeze lounge Please be seated by 1.45pm
An afternoon of Traditional Music and Songs
Refreshments in the interval
We look forward to meeting new friends! If you have any questions.. Contact Skevi at Pinesong or Helen from Titirangi Folk Club on 0275 838376
Free admission

All set for the 29 May? Decided on your costume yet? By the way, you don’t have to dress up, but it makes the occasion more lively if many do so. If you can’t, don’t let it put you off attending though.
Margaret Kemp still wants old pantyhose (not for personal use!) but to help with the decorations. Give her a call if you can provide some for her.
Tony Cross on behalf of the Social Committee


Is held first Friday of the month 9.00am - noon In Craft Room by hair salon Seabreeze.
All welcome come see what we do.
Tina ph 8171940

Calendar 2021
May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd last class for year.

The next meeting of our group will be on Wednesday May 5th at 7pm in the Bayview lounge. Mel will be along with another of his great selection of music for our enjoyment.
If you enjoy classical music please join us. A gold coin donation would be appreciated.
Kate Methven Ph. 817 9804 E:

The place to be every Wednesday morning between 9am and 12 noon is the SEABREEZE LOUNGE.
The dance floor area is transformed into a colourful and tastefully arranged boutique. You will be welcomed by friendly like-minded people who are always happy to see new faces - and the regular visitors to this area. Piano music adds to the ambience and there is always someone to chat to. And of course there is always the chance to buy the bargain of a lifetime!
Once again I thank all the residents and staff who contribute to this worthwhile cause, both by donating clothes and buying them. You have set high standards in the quality of your donations and we appreciate that.
The money we have collected so far amounts to $2638.70 and I am sure St. John Ambulance will welcome this in due course. I shall continue to receive your donations of clothing at 404 Seabreeze or call 817 9054 and I am happy to collect.
Regards Jean Piper and the NU2U Team


Learn to play Bridge, the world’s most popular card game, at the Mt Albert Bridge Club. Weekly Lessons start Wed. 3 March at 9:30am or at 7:30pm.
Contact Jean or Arch Jelley at 817 2069 or 027 699 1897.

Have you ever .... Wanted to see what the game of Mahjong is all about? Played some time ago and thought about picking it up again? Wanted to challenge yourself and keep the grey matter working? Open invitation to anyone on Wednesday or/and Thursday mornings from 10am to noon in the Matai room. Join in at either of these times throughout the year as your diary allows. We often follow up with lunch in the café. In the past year or so a dozen or so new players have become competent enough to take on the Poynton players and don’t really need me anymore. I do enjoy seeing everyone enjoying themselves and I am happy to be a guide to getting you started. Any questions give me a call on 8173726 or speak to any of the current players. Margarret Fidow

The friendly group of ladies who knit, crochet and sew for charity are now meeting for 2021 every Thursday in the Fireplace corner of the Seabreeze Lounge from 10am to 12 noon.
Anyone is welcome to join us for a chat and morning tea. We ask a small donation of $2.00 towards the purchase of yarn.
We are always wanting donations of yarn which all gets used.
Diane 817 2239 or Jean 817 5754

Bingo is on Mondays, 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

Are walking again. Put your walking shoes on and Give it a Go. Tuesday: Ladies only. 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 reasonably fit. If you would like to try, please phone
Jocelyn Cartwright 816 8312

We are going to introduce a Ladder system this year and want input from our players, especially when making up a set of rules. If you are interested in helping develop this format, we will have a quick sharing of ideas before play on Monday 18th and Thursday 21st of January at the usual time of 1.30pm. We want a system that encourages competition but still retains the fun and friendliness of our club. Thanks to Bob and others for their input already.
Looking forward to your ideas,
Pam (8174826) and Ken

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. Rehearsals 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.

Come along if you would like to have fun and challenge your brain.We meet 6.30pm in the Matai Room every Monday night. Bring a dabber and $5 which will give you ten games. We have a free raffle prize which is a set of tickets. If you are new we will help you with your tickets. We are a friendly group who just have fun.
Fay Heywood or Aileen Keery - 817 3399
We play Mondays at 1.30pm to 3pm, Thursdays at 1.30pm to 3.30pm, and the Saturday 9.30am to 11.30am, in the Kauri Room. Newcomers always welcome. Pam Choat - 817-4826 or Ken Jarvis 816 8445.
We have a get-together every first Wednesday of the month at 2.30 to 3.30pm in the Matai Room. New residents all welcome for a chat and share ideas about the gardens, bush and surrounds of the Village. Aileen Keery - 8173399

Once a month we screen a current movie in the Seabreeze Lounge. It is always the third Saturday of the month and it starts at 2.30pm. You will find the Review of the movie to be screened in the Pinesong Press. Fay Heywood - 022 191 5707

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   

Golf croquet regular playing times are Monday and Friday afternoons from 1pm-3pm. Tuesday mornings 10am-11.30am at the croquet green. New players are always welcome.
Janet Cross

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

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