* Computer courses: Powerpoint, Photoshop

* 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

* Suggested new groups

* New members and convenors meetings

* Courses: Spanish, Memoirs

- Click below for full details of the above

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

Computer courses: Power Point, Photoshop

We have Tutors available for two short 4 week courses on

Computer-Power Point and Photoshop


Raewyn Gallagher:  

Anne Withy:           

Christine Denne:    


Groups seeking New Members:

Antiques and collectables

Horticulture and Gardening

Photography 2

Nature Study

Science 2

Mini Hikes 1 has vacancies, contact the convenor ph 574 6222


Suggested new groups:

TED talks group

Zumba group

Te Reo group

Scrabble group  Mount / Papamoa

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 2 late vacancies have occurred. Contact the convenor: ph 562 3688 or Anne Withy.




Latest Newsletter:

September 2018 Newsletter

News from Other Organisations:

Successful Ageing Symposium

Details here

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: