Tauranga City

With 100+ groups, U3A Tauranga stimulates members.
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Prospective members are more than welcome to attend a meeting to gauge whether this group will suit their needs. We are all solo seniors and I encourage all members to bring ideas to the meetings regarding places they would like to visit whether it be a lunch, a picnic, a movie, a walk, a day trip, a few days away or an overseas trip.

Convener:   Jane Rode
Phone:   021 193 5459
Venue:   Raft Cafe 
Meetings:   4th Tuesday of each month
Time:   2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes, contact the convener
     
 

Members of this group learn to design and develop web sites. Emphasis is on Joomla.  The group also maintain the U3A Tauranga website and liaises with the web site hosting company.

The group welcomes guests to the meetings and likes to receive suggestions and comments about this web site. Please advise any links that are not correct,

Convener:    Brian Wood, 2018: Jim Pryor, Ph 219 7840
Phone:   574 6323
Venue:   Members homes as arranged
Meetings:   1st & 3rd Thursday
Time:   9.30am – 11.30am
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group - please contact the convener.
 

 

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This group looks at developments and applications (Apps) across all devices and how they apply to our daily lives.

The group will be in recess in 2018 unless a new convener is found. Note: A new group, Google Applications has been formed.

The group members decided to make the sessions more a question and explore solutions to things affecting them.
This year will see us using computers and devices in new ways and the group will be exploring them.
U3A Members can apply to come as a guest if you have a specific question for us to research.

Convener:    Brian Wood, Vacant in 2018
E-mail:  
Venue:   Members' homes as arranged
Meetings:   3rd Monday of each month
Time:   1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes, contact Group Co-ordinators
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Kathleen, Ph 576 2175 or Tap or Click to e-mail

MsSolutions
This course will be in recess in 2018 unless a new convener is found.

See the Read More below the shading for the lesson material. This group looks at the ways that the Microsoft Office Suite works, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher.

The course has completed for the 2017 year, specific topics can be covered if requested.

 
Convener:    Vacant
Email:    
Venue:   Members' homes as arranged.
Meetings:   First, Second and Fourth Monday of the month
Time:   1. 30 - 3:30 pm
Vacancies   Yes
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Anne, Ph 579 0430 or Tap or Click to e-mail

Use it or you lose it! Most people make the decision to grow old whether they know it or not. Old age and the associated illnesses that come with it are big business. Prevention is the best medicine that one could invest in. If you are keen to keep fit and well with gentle exercise join one or both of the Yoga groups!

Convener:    Ninette Angelo
E-mail:   Tap or click here
Venue:   Wesley Methodist Hall, 13th Ave, Tauranga
Meetings:   Weekly on Tuesday morning
Time:   9.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
Cost:   $7.00 for venue & tutor
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Christine, Ph 543 9483 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

2018 sees this group with a new convener, please help and support this group of members tracing their ancestry.  This group is full please contact Marianne to be added to the wait list.

Convener:   Elaine Hollins
Phone:   578-0999
2018 Convener   Magaret Douglas
Phone:   579 4429
E-Mail:   Tap or click to e-mail
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   3rd Thursday of the month
Time:   9.45 a.m. - noon
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Marianne, Ph 021 804 403 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

The pen is mightier than the sword (Richelieu 11). We wield our pens through interactive learning.  You are welcome to join us.

2018 this group will be "Writing and Words". Our group enjoys writing short stories, poems and working with words.

Convener:    Anne Lawrence
Phone:   07) 572 1540
Venue:   Members' homes as arranged  
Meetings:   2nd & 4th Monday of the month  
Time:   9.30 a.m. start  
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Anne, Ph 579 0430 or Click to e-mail
 

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This is a fast paced game, using tiles, to challenge each player’s skill. It is entertaining and fun to play with grandchildren or any group

Convener:    Rivka Hobden
Phone:   021 451 466
Sub Convener:    Jenny Mathews
Phone:    281 0079
Venue:   Pyes Pa Area
Meetings:   3rd Thursday of each month
Time:   1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes,
     If you would like to join this group please contact the convener or Christine, Ph  543 9483
 

We bring items of current interest to discuss, resulting in varying opinions, which makes for very lively meetings.
The group meets in the Mount and Papamoa areas.

Convener:    Patricia Roper
Phone:   574 9139
Venue:   Members' homes as arranged
Meetings:   3rd Monday of the month
Time:   1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. 
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Kathleen, Ph 576 2175 or Click to e-mail
 

The Ancient History group discusses anything historical from prehistoric humans up to the Fall of Byzantium in 1453. No geographical region is ruled out, but discussion generally focusses on the ancient civilizations of the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Europe.
In 2018, it is planned to start each session with a talk about some aspect of ancient Greece or Rome, the later part of the session being open for discussion on any relevant topics which members care to raise.

Convener:    Chris Hector
Phone:   548 2704
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
Time:   9.45 a.m. – Noon
Vacancies   No   
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Kathleen, Ph 576 2175 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

This group is for those reasonably accomplished in ukulele, banjo, guitar or mandolin.  They intend to lead community sing-a-longs and performing for small fund raising events but this is optional. Their main emphasis is on having fun at the jams.

Please contact:  Reg Clothier for more detail of the group's function in the community.

Convener:     Reg Clothier
Email, prefered contact:  
Phone:   562 0694, mobile: 022 011 4776
Sub Convener:   Lang Pringle
Phone:    576 5551   Mobile: 021 030 9627
Venue:   Cliff Road Hall
Meetings:   Every Wednesday of each month
Time:   1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Cost:   $2.00
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group - please contact the convener.
 

BettyCletheroThis group meets to help and discuss problems members’ are having with their Apple Mac computers.

Convener:   Betty Clethero
Phone:   544-2067
Venue:   Member’s homes as arranged
Meetings:   3rd Thursday of each month
Time:   9.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Kathleen, Ph 576 2175 or e-mail
 

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.  Many of the speakers come from the University of Waikato and others from business and local organisations.

Meetings are held at the Otumoetai Baptist Church, 241 Otumoetai Road, Tauranga, commencing at 10.00am 3rd Tuesday of the month.

For speaker details see the web site HERE