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Alandale Gala Day

 

Last weekend was the Alandale Gala Day.  It was a wonderful day for the Residents along with their friends and family, staff and board members.   There was a Bouncy Castle, Mr Whippy, Coffee Guy, Mini Horse & Cart Rides, Stall Holders, Face Painters, Hair Stylist, Quick Fire Raffles, Magic Shows with Magician Mr Trevor Sills, Food Stalls, Sausage Sizzle, Lemonade Stand, Old Fashioned Races and the Jazz Band played from 11.30am till 3.30pm.

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Rototuna School Band

Recently the Rototuna School Junior and Senior Band came along and put on a wonderful performance for the residents.  Among the many tunes where Christmas carols which were enjoyed by everyone.    Afterwards the children enjoyed afternoon tea with the residents before catching their bus back to school.

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MP David Bennett visits Alandale


Recently MP David Bennett, National MP for Hamilton East, visited Alandale.   A small group of residents had a relaxed informal audience with David and had the opportunity to discuss a number of issues.    The residents enjoyed the opportunity to express their opinions and enjoyed the MP's company.
 
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Alandale :  Home To A Guinness World Record Title Holder

 
Dorothy Caldwell, 98, resides at Alandale and has just made it into the Guinness World Records as the "World's Oldest Rally Navigator".    She was 97yrs & 176 days old when she completed the Trans-America Challenge on 28 June 2015. Dorothy has travelled the world rally circuit as her son's navigator, racing with Alastair in his 1963 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce.   And she is set to break her record again soon as she plans to navigate one last time in November, at the Haka Rally here in New Zealand.

Dorothy is an inspiration to us all and proves that age is no barrier.

Dorothy has had a busy time recently as she has been interviewed by the Waikato Times, appeared on TV3's "Story" programme and has several other publications wishing to interview her about her marvellous achievement.
 
Here is the link to the Waikato Times article:  http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/80114071/98-year-old-rally-navigator-makes-it-into-Guinness-World-Records

Here is the link to TV3's "Story" interview :   http://www.newshub.co.nz/tvshows/story/at-98-dorothy-caldwells-the-worlds-oldest-navigator-2016060119#axzz4Ax1yIjvl
 



 
 

World Record Holder at Alandale Retirement Complex

 
About Alandale Foundation Trust

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.

 
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Alandale Village
1199 River Road
Flagstaff
Hamilton 3210