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Lone Rangers 2 has grown so quickly in five months that there are now 35 of us.

I believe that the Lone Rangers Group is one of the most important groups in the U3A - even if just two of us at a meeting join together to go somewhere that otherwise we would have gone alone or not gone at all is wonderful!

24th October we have just had another high spirited and cheerful meeting with lots of ideas enthusiastically discussed! Some of the outings we have planned include:

Iris Garden at Katikati. The garden entry is free and you can see over 1200 species of iris!
Athenree Homestead Christmas Fair on Sunday 26th November.
White Island

A trip to White Island on 4th December is going ahead.

On the list for next year is;
High tea at Athenree Homestead,
High Tea, Persimmon Lane Cakery and Coffee Shop,
Ohinemuri Winery at Karangahake ,
The Waterlily Gardens Wahi (the ponds, more than twenty in all, are rich with splashes of yellow, red, white, blue, pink, peach and cream water lilies).

Jane Rode


U3A Tauranga Cycle Group would like more members. They meet 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, 9:30am to noon. All bikes acceptable, including e-bikes. Contact Robert Lucas. Ph 543 0978


Opera Appreciation 1 recently did the full opera Rossini "William Tell". Read the article HERE.


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Convenors' Meetimg

There is a change to the date of the first meeting. As the 30th March is Good Friday, the meeting will now be held on Wednesday 30th May in the small hall. Morning tea at 9.30 am followed by the meeting. We apologise for this error.

A second iPad Group is being formed. Please contact Anne, Ph 579 0430 or Tap or Click to e-mail if you are an iPad user and would like to join.



Several convenors are stepping down from their roles at the end of the year. In order for the following groups to continue next year, convenors and in some cases convenor/tutors are required for the following groups: Tap or click the name for more information.

Android Applications
Camera Basics
Computer Applications (or a second Google Applications Group)
Current Events A
Garden Ramblers 2
i-Pad support (second group)
Microsoft Solutions
Photography 2
Power Point

A tutor is definitely required for Spanish for Beginners and the Spanish Conversation Course to go ahead. The existing tutor who is not a U3A member and who is probably relocating to Auckland charges, so the members of this group are aware that there will be a charge for an outside tutor. Please contact Christine (phone 543 9483) if you know a suitable person.

Three of the co-ordinators are stepping down as co-ordinators, so replacement co-ordinators are required. If you would like to know more about what is involved, please contact one of the existing co-ordinators.


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