We look at one country each month.  Each member researches and presents a topic pertaining to that country.  Some of the topics we look at are:  map and general geography and climate; population; ethnicity and language; culture; economy; exports and imports; manufacturing and natural resources.

Convener:    Shirley Sleep
Phone:   543 1170
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged, mainly Tauranga
Meetings:   2nd Thursday of the month
Time:   1.15 p.m. - 3.45 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
 
 

Are you seeking the answers to Life's Big Questions?  This group has a lot of fun debating the historical and current philosophies that inform our thinking on morals, ethics, politics, justice and many other diverse topics.

 

Convener:    Charles Akers
Phone:   562 3688
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   1st Thursday of the month
Time:   9.45 a.m. - noon
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

We discuss the topics of the day as decided by the members.  Our discussions are very wide-ranging, and address the issues as if we are the philosophers.  Full and frank discussion is encouraged in a most convivial atmosphere.

Convener:    Dave Higson
Phone:   572 3476 xtn 206
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged, Tauranga / Papamoa
Meetings:   1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time:   9.45 a.m. - noon
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Anne, Ph 579 0430 or Click to e-mail
 

This group is intended for people who are interested in discussing a wide variety of health issues. The emphasis is on members aquiring enough knowledge to take responsibility for their own health with the aim of preventing illness and boosting their immune systems. Topics could include arthritis, eye and prostate problems and other subjects relating to our age group.  The discussion is wide open for member input and ideas.

Convener:    David Walpole
Phone:   576-0578
Venue:   Contact Convener
Meetings:   1st Tuesday of the month
Time:   1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

This group studies earth sciences mainly about New Zealand but also worldwide, to understand current and past geological events. The neighbouring Taupo volcanic zone, the Waikato, and Coromandel peninsula with our own Tauranga volcanic centre are local features which keep us engaged. We have a mix of men and women, long standing and new members.

Convener:    Robert Turnbull
Phone:   544-2659
Co-Convener:    Jocelyn Hooper
Phone:   575-2236
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged, mainly Tauranga
Meetings:   1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
Time:   1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

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Areas of interest could include recent advances in medicine, physics, neuroscience, agriculture, zoology, ecology, etcetera - anything that doesn’t intrude on the existing Astronomy or Geology groups. An existing knowledge of science subjects is not needed.

Convener   John Denne
Phone:   543 9483
Venue:   Members' homes as arranged
Meetings:   3rd Wednesday of each month
Time:   10.00 a.m. – noon
Vacancies   Yes, – contact the convener.
     
 

A member of the group presents a paper on a specific topic they have researched, or use an appropriate video or tape recording.  This is then discussed.

Convener:   Peter Bell
Phone:    576-0983
Venue:   Grindz Café, First Avenue, Tauranga
Meetings:   2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
Time:   9.45 a.m. - noon.
Vacancies   No
     
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Anne, Ph 579 0430 or Click to e-mail
 

Areas of interest could include recent advances in medicine, physics, neuroscience, agriculture, zoology, ecology, etcetera - anything that doesn’t intrude on the existing Astronomy or Geology groups.  An existing knowledge of science subjects is not needed.

Convener:   Kate Mulligan
Phone:    576 9714
Venue:   Members’ Homes as arranged
Meetings:   2nd Tuesday of the month
Time:   9.45 a.m. - noon.
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Christine, Ph 543 9483 or Tap or Click to e-mail