Group News August 2018


* New group: Current Affairs F, based in Papamoa / Mount

* Proposed new group: Another History of NZ group

* Proposed new group: Poetry for Reader and Writers, meeting later this month

* Groups seeking new members

* New members and convenors meetings

* Courses: Spanish, Memoirs

New Group: Current Affairs F

New Group: Current Affairs F has been formed.
Convenor is: Deidre Elliot Phone 542 1215
Sub Convenor: Anne Briggs.
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the Month 10am – 12pm.
Venue: Members homes.
This group is Papamoa/Mount based. If more members are interested in joining this group please notify Raewyn Gallagher or contact the Convenor.

Suggested New Groups:

Another History of NZ group.

We are asking those interested if there are any volunteers for the Convenor’s position Please contact Raewyn Gallagher if you are interested in joining this new group and/or prepared to take on the role of Convenor.

 Poetry for readers and writers

We will call a meeting of those interested in starting
Poetry for Reader and Writers will meet toward the end of August
We have Tutors available for two short 4 week courses on
Computer-Power Point and Photoshop
Contact Raewyn Gallagher
or Anne Withy.

Groups seeking New Members:

Antiques and collectables

Nature Study

Photography 2

Science 2

Yoga 2

Changes to group details.

Music Appreciation has a new Convenor. Betty Bishop Ph; 544 6195


New Members; 22 November
Convenors: 31st October



Two 8 week courses in Spanish will be available to anyone interested, beginning on the 15th and 16th August at the Arataki Community Center, Mount Maunganui, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Fees apply.
Call the Tutor Rocio Reeves 020 401 23912 or email
These courses are independent of U3A but may be of interest to some of our members.


The next memoirs course will begin on 6 Sep and run until 15 Nov 


News from Other Organisations:

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: