The purpose of our group is for members to enjoy sharing convivial company while eating an ethnic meal.  Each month a different group member selects a restaurant and makes arrangements.

Convener:    Rivka Hobden
Phone:   021 451 466
Venue:   Restaurants as arranged
Meetings:   1st Tuesday of the month
Time:   6.30 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group - please contact the Convener
 

 

Monday

Group:Week of Month:Time: Vacancy:
Astronomy 1st 1.30 - 3.30  Yes
Cafe Book Lovers 1 4th 1.00 - 3.00  
Cafe Book Lovers 2 4th 1.30 - 3.00.  Yes
Classical Greek 4th 10.00 - noon  Yes
Computer Support B 1st 1.30 - 3.30  Yes
Creative Writing 1 1st & 3rd 9.30 - noon  Yes
Creative Writing 2 2nd & 4th 9.30 - noon  Yes
Current Events B 1st & 3rd 10.00 - noon  
Current Events C 2nd & 4th 9.45 - noon  Yes
Current Events E 3rd 1.30 - 3.30    
iPad 1 1st 2:00 - 4:00  
iPad 2 2nd 2:00 - 4:00  Yes
Latin 2nd 10.00 - noon  Yes
Lone Rangers 2nd 10.00 - 11.30  
Music Appreciation 1st & 3rd 1.30 - 3.30  
Rialto Group 3 4th Mornings  
Shakespeare Group 2nd & 4th 2:00 - 4:00  
Ukulele Group Every Monday XPH 1.30 - 3.30  
Writing and Words 2nd & 4th 9:30 - Noon  
  *XPH = Except Public Holidays  

 

Tuesday

Group:Week of Month:Time: Vacancy:
Ancient History 2nd & 4th 9.45 - noon  
Antiques & Collectables 1st 2.00 - 4.00  
Book Lovers 3 2nd 1.30 - 3.30   Yes
Current Events A 2nd & 4th 10.00 - noon  
Ethnic Dining 2 1st 6.30 pm   Yes
Films Festival & Foreign 3rd 1.30 - 4.00   Yes
Genealogy 2 4th 9.45 - noon.  
Health Improvement 1st 1.30 - 3.30   Yes
History of New Zealand 1st 9.30 - 11.30  
Lone Rangers 2 2nd 1.30 - 3.30   Yes
Opera Appreciation 1 2nd 1.00 - 4.00   Yes
Opera Appreciation 2 1st 1.00 - 4.00   Yes
Photography 1 3rd 9.30 - noon  
Photography 2 2nd 10.00 - noon   Yes
Photo Enhancing 1st & 3rd 9.45 - 11.45  
Science Today 2nd 9.45 - noon  
Singing for Joy 1st & 3rd 1.00 - 3.00   Yes
The Sea 2nd 1.30 - 3.30   Yes
Yoga 1 Weekly 10.00 - 11.30  

 

Wednesday

Group:Week of Month:Time: Vacancy:
Acoustic Music Every Wednesday 1.30 - 3.30  Yes
Art History 1 3rd 1.30 - 3.30  
Art History 2 2nd 1.00 - 3.00  Yes
Ballet Appreciation 1st 1.00 - 3.30  Yes
Book Lovers 1 1st & 3rd 1.30 - 3.30  
Book Lovers 2 2nd 1.30 - 3.30  Yes
Classical Music Lovers 1st & 3rd 1.15 - 4.00  Yes
Current Events D 2nd & 4th 9:45 - noon  Yes
Garden Ramblers 2nd 1.30 - 4.00  
Garden Ramblers 2 last 10am  Yes
Hikers 1 1st & 3rd Whole day  Yes
History A 1st & 3rd 9.45 - noon  Yes
History B 2nd & 4th 9.45 - noon  Yes
Mini Hikers 1 2nd & 4th Varies  
Nature Study 2nd & 4th 9.45 - noon  Yes
Philosophy 2 1st & 3rd 9.45 - noon  
Photo Fun 3rd 1:30 - 3:30  Yes
Psychology 2nd & 4th 9.45 - noon  
Rialto Group 1 3rd Early afternoon  
Rialto Group 2 4th late morning  Yes
Science Today 2 3rd 10.00 - noon  Yes
Scrabble 1st & 3rd 1.20 - 3.30  
Wordpress Websites  1st & 3rd 9.30 - 11.30  Yes

 

Thursday

Group:Week of Month:Time: Vacancy:
Apple Mac Support 3rd 9.30 - 11.30  
Buildings and Cities 2nd 9.45 - noon  Yes
Computer Support A 2nd 9.30 - noon  Yes
French Conversation 1st & 3rd 10.00 - 11.45  
Genealogy 1 3rd 9.45 - noon  
Geography 2nd 1.00 - 3.30  
Geology 1st & 3rd 1.30 - 3.30  Yes
Global Issues 2nd 2.00 - 4.00  Yes
Hikers 2 2nd & 4th Whole day  Yes
History of New Zealand - Last 1000 years 3rd 10.00 - noon  
Horticulture and Gardening 4th 1.30 - 3.30  Yes
Jazz and Blues Appreciation 2nd & 4th 7.00 - 9.30  
Memoirs 1st and 3rd 9.45 - noon  
Mini Hikes 2 2nd & 4th 9.30am start  Yes
My Music - Anything Goes 3rd 1.30 - 4.00  
Philosophy 1 1st and 3rd 9.45 - noon  Yes
Rummikub 1st 1.30 - 3.30  Yes
Rummikub 2 3rd 1.00 - 3.00  Yes
Travel 4th 9.45 - noon  Yes
Website Development 1st and 3rd 9.30 - 11.30  
Writers' Inc 2nd and 4th 9.45 - 12.00  
Yoga 2 Weekly 11.00 - 12.30  Yes

 

Friday

Group:Week of Month:Time:Vacancy:
Art Practical 2nd & 4th 9.30 - noon  Yes
Cycle Group 2nd & 4th 10.00 - noon  Yes
Dining 1 2nd 6.30  
Ethnic Dining 3 4th 6:30  
Ethnic Dining 4 2nd 6:30  Yes
Five Hundred - Cards 1st & 3rd 1.00 - 4.00  Yes
Luncheon Group 2 4th  noon  Yes
Mah-jong 2nd & 4th 1.00 - 4.00  Yes
Photo Enhancing 2 4th 10.00 - 12.30  
Rialto Group 4 4th Mornings  

 

Saturday

Group:Week of Month:Time:Vacancy:
Luncheon Group 1 2nd noon  Yes
Weekend Walkers 2nd & 4th Departure varies  Yes

 

 

 For a group with No Vacancies, contact the coordinator for details of any waiting list.

 
 
 
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Garden Ramble
This group will visit specialist growers, nurseries and interesting gardens around the area, meeting afterwards in a local café to discuss what was seen and learnt.

Convener:   Elizabeth Reeves
Phone:   562 2767
Venue:   Tauranga district
Meetings:   2nd Wednesday of the month
Time:   1.30pm - 4.00pm
Vacancies   No
 
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Raewyn, Ph 562 8375 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

The purpose of our group is for members to enjoy sharing convivial company while eating an ethnic meal.  Each month a different group member selects a restaurant and makes arrangements.

Convener:    Ray Goldfinch
Phone:   574-4000
Venue:   Restaurants as arranged
Meetings:   4th Friday of the month
Time:   6.30 p.m.
Vacancies   No
 
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Raewyn, Ph 562 8375 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

diningThere is strong interest in forming another Ethnic Dining group. We just need a few more to do that. 

To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Raewyn, Ph 562 8375 or  Click to e-mail

This group enjoys dining as a group of U3A friends. Each month a member chooses the restaurant and makes the arrangements..

Convener:    Thelma Cane
Phone:   574 6222
Venue:   Restaurants as arranged
Meetings:   2nd Friday of the month
Time:   6.30 p.m.
Vacancies   No
 
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Raewyn, Ph 562 8375 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

We study botany, plant health and identification, conditions for plant growth, soils, landscaping and other garden-related topics.  Members often contribute interesting items.  We have a field trip each year.

Convener:    Mary Sanson
Phone:   571 2509
Tutor:   Mary Sanson
Phone:   571-2509
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged, mainly Tauranga
Meetings:   4th Thursday of the month
Time:   1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

In 2017 we will complete the study of the history of Italy to the 20th century and will then move on to study the 18th century as a point in time.

Convener:    Martin Dumbill
Phone:   07 570 0563
Venue:   Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga
Meetings:   2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
Time:   9.45 a.m. – Noon
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

camera
A group sharing their knowledge on how to enhance and work with photographs taken on our various cameras. A computer, laptop or iPad is necessary.

 

Convener:    Jill Farr
Phone:   (07) 357 2910
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   3rd Wednesday of the month
Time:   1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

The group has decided that the walks will be 2-3 hrs long. The group meets at the car pooling site at 8:50 for a 9:00am departure. Hikiing up to 1 hour radius of Tauranga and often ending with a coffee or light lunch, depending on the location of the hike

Convener:    Steve Hayles
Phone:   574 1190
Mobile:   021 133 2911
Sub Convener:    
Phone:    
Venue:   Advised each hike
Meetings:   2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month
Time:   Advised each walk
Vacancies   No
 

News from Other Organisations:

House of Science

House of Science need volunteers for driving and to help fix some broken equipment.

Details here:

 

Tauranga Continuing Education Group

Tauranga Continuing Education Group aims to Providing older people with an opportunity to listen to prominent New Zealanders discussing topics of interest.

 Details here: