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U3A Mini Hikers walk 26 April 2017.Ten members of the Mini Hikers group went along for the hike on the Te Waihou walkway to the Blue Springs.

Samuel Hartman gave rather a different presentation today with natural recordings of the many varieties of birds to be found in Australia.

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On 22nd April, a sunny day, 19 Weekend Walkers drove to Waihi. After morning tea we set off to walk around the Rim of the Martha Goldmine where there are many information boards describing the functions of the Goldmine.

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April 19th, and good weather saw Hikers 1 enjoy the hike from Whakatane Mokorua Gorge to Ohope Beach. It was mostly dry underfoot but there was a lot of tree damage from the recent bad weather.

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April 7th, 16 or so members enjoyed a sunny day riding from Russley Road Park to the Waterfront with a return detour through Matapihi suburbs.

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The U3A Tauranga Travel Group meet the 4th  Thursday of each month in the lounge at the Wesley Methodist Centre, 13th Avenue. 23 March 2017 had two speakers, morning tea and lots of discussion.

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The WordPress group has recently graduated its first group of publishers. We now have a number of websites up and running and in the public domain.

The Acoustic Performers Group is for all singers and acoustic musicians.

The group is now approaching its 3rd month and things are going smoothly although we are not into top gear by any means.

On Thursday 23 March 14 members of the Hikers 2 group had an outing to the Wairere Falls near Matamata. 

A good day was had by 11 walkers from the Mini Hikers group who ventured up the Otanewainuku Lookout Track.

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Hikers 1 substituted the planned hike with one that was drier underfoot. The pumice track around the Blue Lake, interspersed with a hike to the Green Lake where we had lunch.

Opera Appreciation groups 1 and 2 do not just do the old favourites like "Carmen", "Aida" and "La Boheme" endlessly recycled.
Recently both groups studied Cilea "Adriana Lecouvrer".