Quiz Team Success!!

The Hamilton Inter Village Quiz is held about every four months.  There are now six villages participating, each entering two teams of four people each.

There are four sections each containing ten questions.  Depending on the host village, these may have a particular slant.   The very first one had a UK slant and the one before last was mainly about New Zealand.

Recently the quiz was held at Tamahere and Alandale won the cup by a narrow margin. 

Well done team Alandale!!


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8-80 Concert

Recently the Alandale Singers joined forces with Horsham Downs Primary School Choir to present a 8-80 Concert.

This marvellous concert of song voices, young and old, was enjoyed by the large crowed that attended.  




Alandale Celebrates 30 Years


Residents recently celebrated Alandale's 30th anniversary with a celebratory dinner which included special guests, speeches, cake, dinner and band.

Alandale wouldn't be what it is today without the vision of David Braithwaite.   David spoke to the residents and guests about that vision and the early days of Alandale.   

As one of Alandale's original residents, Paddy shared some fond memories and stories of her time here at Alandale.  While Marie, another original resident, cut the birthday cake with Board member, Bronwyn Smits.

Happy Birthday Alandale!




NZ Post & the Paxster


Recently three representatives from NZ Post came along with one of their new postal delivery vehicles, a Paxster, for a show and tell presentation.    

The residents found this to be a very interesting vehicle and even got up quite close and personal with it investigating all that it can do.  One or two even offered to take the Paxster for a drive!




Tuesday Club Special  -  Orbiter Bus Trip


On Tuesday 9th January approx 35 residents boarded the Orbiter Bus outside the Alandale gates and went on a special trip.

First stop was the Rescue Helicopter Pad at Waikato Hospital.   

Here they were treated to a tour around the Hangar, had a presentation and got to see the helicopters up close.   They even got to see one of the helicopters in action as it's services were required elsewhere.

Those who attended were thrilled with what they saw and got to experience.   It was a very informative visit and the appreciation for the Westpac Rescue Helicopters, along with their pilots and crew,  grew a little more as a result. 

Back on the Orbiter Bus the next stop was at the "Moziak Cafe" at the Base for lunch and a quiz.

Finally returning to Alandale early afternoon for a well deserved rest.  A brilliant day organised by Elgar and enjoyed by many.



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New Year's Eve


Approx 70 residents attended a get-together on the 31st December.   Drinks, light refreshments, good friends mixing and mingling was a pleasant way to celebrate the end of 2017.  LLater in the evening DJ Tony made an appearance and he is keen to come back and get everyone up  jiving and twisting away. 

The following day on 1st January residents welcomed in the New Year with a BYO New Year's Day Luncheon Celebration which was held on the Riverside patio.   The day was enjoyed by so many that it is hoped the BYO Luncheons on the Riverside will become a regular event during the warmer months.



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Christmas Dinner


The annual Christmas Dinner is always a night to look forward too without exception.   This year was a particularly warm evening, however, it didn't stop the 130 residents from enjoying themselves and spending the night with fabulous friends.

A delicious buffet of traditional Christmas offerings including Roast Turkey, Champagne Ham, Roast Veges, Salads, Christmas Pudding, Pavlova ,etc delighted everyone's tastebuds.

A Country & Western band kept everyone entertained.

A wonderful evening with a great atmosphere  despite the warm weather conditions.  




Strong & Stable Exercise Class


A new exercise class has started at Alandale and it's got the residents up and out of their chairs working up a sweat.   

Instructor Steph puts them all through their paces, within their capabilities, with a smile on her face and her upbeat music.

This is fast becoming a popular class and is enjoyed by all who attend.



The Quilt 

In January 2017 members of the Alandale Art & Craft Group began working on a quilt.  10 Members of the group made blocks, worked on the edge and backing of the quilt and created a beautiful masterpiece.  What a talented group of ladies!

The beautiful quilt that they created was hung in the main reception foyer for four months while raffle tickets were sold to win it.  Many residents, staff, contractors and visitors to the village admired the quilt and appreciated the hard work and effort by put in to create the quilt. 

The proceeds of the raffle went to The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation and the quilt was won by Lou.  Lou then  donated the quilt back to the village and it is now proudly on display in the Lounge for all to admire it's beauty.



Alandale Singers 

In 2017 the 'Alandale Singers' were formed and they have had an enjoyable, successful and full year.

The choir made up 25-30 residents, along with Judy, the Musical Director,  and Janice,  their Accompanist,  have attended weekly practices and all have thoroughly enjoyed it.    They have all found it quite uplifting and after each practice everyone is smiling and happy.

The Alandale Singers put on two concerts during the year and both were attended by a large crowd of appreciative people. Some being families of those in the choir, but also a good attendance of residents.

We look forward to seeing what 2018 brings for this group of talented residents.


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Congratulations to Paul, Harley, John & Bryan on their 'moustache' growing efforts in support of Movember and Prostate Cancer.

A total of $120 was raised the night of the big 'shave off' and was donated to Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ.

Thanks to all the residents who supported this worthy cause.



About Us

The Alandale Foundation bought the Village in 1996 and owns the land on which the village is located. The Village is run by a small team and governed by a Board of Trustees made up of resident and non resident trustees. Being a charitable organisation means that profits from Alandale are reinvested into the community for the benefit of current and future residents.

Contact Us
P: 07 854 0468
F: 07 854 0680
Alandale Village
1199 River Road
Hamilton 3210