Celebrating our Over 90's

Celebrating our Over 90's is an annual event here at Alandale and one we take such pride and care in putting on.

Each resident, 90 years and older, is invited to attend with a buddy to a special afternoon tea celebration with entertainment.  This event is hosted by our Social Committee.

This year's entertainment was a choir group and dancing group from local Endeavour School.

A lovely afternoon enjoyed by all.
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Alandale hosts a
Caroline Eve Fashion Parade

Recently Alandale hosted a very successful Caroline Eve Fashion Parade.

With over 150 in attendance, including our residents and guests, our Alandale resident models and their debonaire escorts, showed off the season's fashions of Caroline Eve with style and flare.

A most enjoyable and pleasant occasion which showcased our beautiful village to many.
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All Aboard!
We are off on a Village Trip

It was 'all aboard' as we set off on a village trip to explore our beautiful region.

Our first stop on our tour agenda was Top Notch Macadamias in Patetonga, and what a delicious stop it was! We began with a presentation on how they make their Macadamia Brittle and the opportunity to shop was too good to miss!   After morning tea we set off on a tour around their operations and learnt about all things macadamias which was fascinating.

Lunch was at the very quaint Native Tree Cafe in Mangatarata.   

The final stop on our tour agenda was Tahuna Gold Honey in Tahuna.  This family run business is a 'hive' of activity.    After an informative talk on Tahuna Gold and bee keeping we sampled their magnificent Honeycomb with afternoon tea.  After shopping at their boutique gift shop it was then time to board the bus for home.

It was a terrific day out supporting small family businesses who are passionate about what they do.

Why not join us next time for another great day out?!

Days for Girls

At Alandale we have many residents who generously dedicate their time to helping others.

For the first time in 19months a group of volunteers had their first sewing day for 'Days for Girls'.    All together again, they had a lovely time and there was lots of laughter, food and of course, sewing.

A number of sewers also carry on sewing the items at home making bags and transport bags.  In total our dedicated sewers/helpers made approximately 300 liners, 100 transport bags and 200 carry bags.

Most of the packs that were made up were taken by the Mercy Ships and distributed around the Pacific Islands.

Well done to all involved!  A great effort!

Alandale Singers Concert

We are very fortunate here at Alandale to have a choir of residents who enjoy singing and performing.

At least twice a year the Alandale Singers put on a concert, much to the delight of fellow residents, their friends and families.

At the last couple of concerts other musically talented residents joined the Alandale Singers which has enhanced their performances much to the delight of everyone.
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Trip to Clandon Daffodil Farm

A group of residents enjoyed a wonderful spring outing to local Clandon Daffodil Farm in Gordonton.

The group learnt about the many varieties of daffodils they grow at the farm and Tour Guide, Ian, explained what a year in the life of a daffodil grower is like.

After the tour the group indulged in a delicious lunch at local cafe, FirePot, before returning to the village.
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Recycling and environmental issues are important to many residents here at Alandale. So twice a year, the Alandale EcoGroup organise a SWAP Day.

Residents bring in their unwanted, unused items that are in good condition and then later in the morning, everyone is welcomed in to find new treasures and items they would use.   Anything left over in the afternoon is then delivered to one of the opportunity shops.

It is suprising what treasures are discovered and re-homed.
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Blue September Afternoon Tea

The month of September is 'Blue September' so to support this very worthy cause we had a 'Blue September Fundraising Afternoon Tea & Blind Auction'.

The Blind Auction was terrific and quite entertaining thanks to the auctioneer.

The afternoon was very successful with just over $1300 being raised for the cause.
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Spring Fling 

Twinkle lights, great music & songs, excellent company, and some terrific dancing made for a wonderful social evening that was enjoyed by so many.  

Entertainer Helen Riley had everyone tapping their toes or up on the dance floor which was great to see.

We look forward to our next Spring Fling.

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St Patrick's Day Celebration

With the luck of the Irish, we were blessed with beautiful weather on St Patrick's day so some of the residents of Alandale celebrated with a Picnic Dinner on our picturesque Riverside Patio.   Dress in theme was the order of the day, and having fun was compulsory.  Entertainment was provided by Alandale's own resident band!

An evening filled with good spirits, lots of laughs, good good and great company.

Garden Ramble 

In light of last year's successful Garden Ramble, a group of our residents went on another one this summer.

In the glorious sunshine they meandered their way around our Village gardens.  Stopping and chatting along the way,  admiring the flowers and the bold beautiful colours of the the summer season and finishing with a cuppa in in the Clubhouse.
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Picnic on the Riverside - New Years Day 

Why not start the beginning of a new year, celebrating in style on our Riverside Patio at a BYO Picnic with your Alandale friends and neighbours.

Wonderful warm weather and company means a great start to a wonderful new year!  
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Great Work Alandale!

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Springtime in Alandale

One of the most magnificent times in Alandale is Springtime.

The Village just comes alive with so much vibrancy and colour that its just spectacular.

"In all things nature there is something of the marvellous." Aristotle

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Donations to "Give a Kid a Blanket" Charity

The residents of Alandale kindly and very generously donated a number of blankets, bedding and pyjamas to the local Charity "Give a Kid a Blanket".   

Kylie O'Rouke who collects and distributes the items for the Charity was overwhelmed by the response and was extremely grateful.   

There was 3 bulk collections from Alandale for this Charity  with all items going to homes where they were desperately needed and appreciated.  Well done to the Residents of Alandale!!!    

"Pink Ribbon" Village Coffee Morning

As May was "Pink Ribbon" month, our monthly Village Coffee Morning was a special fundraiser event for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

There was 90 residents in attendance, lots of pink, lots of food, great company and many spectacular raffle prizes which were generously donated by local businesses to be won.

We were delighted to raise $1160.30 for this very worthy cause.


Village Bus Trip

All aboard the Village Bus Trip to Waihi!!   Sandra B was host for the day and a group of delightful residents accompanied her on a day out.

First stop was the historic cottage cafe, Domain Cafe in Te Aroha.  This was the perfect spot for a delicious bite to eat and a hot cup of tea and coffee.

Next stop was in the Karangahake Gorge for a gentle stroll through the breath-taking gorge in the glorious weather.  

A lovely buffet style lunch was enjoyed at the Waihi Beach RSA.  The RSA with the most magnificent views in the land.

Final destination for the day was the beach!  Time for sand and water between the toes and some sea air in the lungs to reinvigorate everyone for the trip home again.

A wonderful day's outing enjoyed by everyone.
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