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

We study a wide range of topics both local and New Zealand wide history.  Members give talks on their chosen topics and some field trips are planned.  Sometimes we invite an outside speaker.

Convener:    George Stewart
Phone:   576-6170
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged, mainly Tauranga
Meetings:   3rd Thursday of the month
Time:   10.00 a.m. - noon
Vacancies   No

In 2018 we will continue to study "100 New Zealand History Makers" and take a look, from time to time, at aspects of pre 1840 New Zealand.

Convener:    Bev Corbett
Phone:   579 1995
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged, mainly Tauranga
Meetings:   1st Tuesday of the month
Time:   9.30am – 11.30am
Vacancies   No

This group would welcome any new members to this friendly and hospitable group. We like to explore all forms of creative art including architecture, mosaics and cultural expressions, along with the classical masters. We appreciate the diverse contributions each of us brings to our shared interest in Art History.

Convener:    Margaret Liddell
Phone:    07 570 0385
Sub Convener:    
Venue:   Tauranga / Otumoetai
Meetings:   2nd Wednesday of each month
Time:   1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes, contact the convener.
To join this group - please contact the convener.

Art history spans the entire history of humankind, from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century. If you are interested in the History of Art you are very welcome to join us. 

Convener:    Lorraine Dempsey
Phone:    027 214 9184
Venue:   Mainly Tauranga
Meetings:   3rd Wednesday of each month
Time:   1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Vacancies   No

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:   Mainly Bethlehem
Meetings:   2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
Time:   9.45 a.m. – Noon
Vacancies   No   

We are the British History group and we are now in the middle of the 19th  Century. It is a time of fascinating characters, important developments and interesting stories which have all had their influence on the modern world.

Convener:    John Hill
Phone:   07 578 7458
Venue:   Lounge at Wesley Methodist Church 13th Ave.
Meetings:   1st& 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time:   9.45 a.m. - noon.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener


Latest Newsletter:

September 2018 Newsletter



News from Other Organisations:


Spirit of adventure - adult voyage

Details here

Waikato University presentations;

Waikato University has a useful and interesting series of public presentations that are sometimes in Tauranga, details can be found by following this link:

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: