Tauranga City

ThelmaCane
A group of ex-hikers who do shorter easier walks than the Hikers Groups. We walk together to enjoy the friendship of members and appreciate the beauty of the places we walk. We will pause to enjoy the scenery and take photos! Walks will be in bush and local areas and be 2-3 hours in length. A reasonable level of fitness is required.
Convener:    Thelma Cane
Phone:   574 6222
Joint Convener:   Barbara Procter
Phone:   574 5711
Venue:   Advised each hike
Meetings:   2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month
Time:   Advised each hike
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Anne, Ph 579 0430 or Tap or Click to e-mail

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
Meetings:   2nd Thursday of the month
Time:   1.15 p.m. - 3.45 p.m.
Vacancies   No
 
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Sharon, Ph 542 3653 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

2018 sees this group with a new convener and a fixed meeting place in Mission Street. Please help and support this group of members tracing their ancestry.  This group is full please contact Raewyn to be added to the wait list.

2018 Convener:   Margaret Douglas
Phone:   579 4429
E-Mail:   Tap or click to e-mail
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   3rd Thursday of the month
Time:   9.45 a.m. - noon
Vacancies   No
 
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Sharon, Ph 542 3653 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

A help and support group for members tracing their ancestry.

Convener:    Jennifer Smith
Phone:   576 7042
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   4th Tuesday of the month
Time:   9.45 a.m. - noon
Vacancies   No
 
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Sharon, Ph 542 3653 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

Garden Ramble
This group will visit specialist growers, nurseries and interesting gardens around the area, meeting afterwards in a local café to discuss what was seen and learnt.

Convener:   Elizabeth Reeves
Phone:   562 2767
Venue:   Various
Meetings:   2nd Wednesday of the month
Time:   1.30pm - 4.00pm
Vacancies   No
 
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Sharon, Ph 542 3653 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

The purpose of our group is for members to enjoy sharing convivial company while eating an ethnic meal.  Each month a different group member selects a restaurant and makes arrangements.

Convener:    Ray Goldfinch
Phone:   574-4000
Venue:   Restaurants as arranged
Meetings:   4th Friday of the month
Time:   6.30 p.m.
Vacancies   No
 
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Sharon, Ph 542 3653 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

This group enjoys dining as a group of U3A friends. Each month a member chooses the restaurant and makes the arrangements..

Convener:    Thelma Cane
Phone:   574 6222
Venue:   Restaurants as arranged
Meetings:   2nd Friday of the month
Time:   6.30 p.m.
Vacancies   No
 
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Sharon, Ph 542 3653 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

This group meets to discuss new developments and useful apps for Apple iPads and iPhones.

Convener:   Julia Weiersmuller
Contact:   021 0284 1169
Venue:   Raft Cafe, Chapel St
Meetings:   1st Monday of each month
Time:   2:00 pm - 4:00pm
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - or to join a second group - please contact Anne, Ph 579 0430 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

This is a group of like-minded members to meet, and view selected movies.  A discussion over coffee follows. Group members take turns selecting movies

Convener:    Linda Kennedy
Phone:   576 9646
Mobile:   027 280 3670
Sub Convener:    Jenny Mathews
Phone:   281 0079
Venue:   Rialto Cinema
Meetings:   4th Monday of each month
Time:   Mornings
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Christine, Ph 543 9483 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

Google

This group looks at the use and benefits of Google Applications such as Gmail, Calendar, YouTube, Google Drive.  



Convener:    Don Mc Millan  
Phone:   579 4916  
E-mail:    
Venue:   Raft Cafe, Chapel St  
Meetings:   4th Wednesday of the month  
 Time   2.00pm - 3.30pm  
       
Vacancies   Yes

If you want to enjoy the benefits of a calm mind and improved breathing, balance, flexibility and energy, then welcome to one or both yoga classes! Our very capable tutor encourages us to celebrate our gains in physical and mental wellbeing, no matter how small these are or the level we are at. We are a mix of beginners and more proficient pupils, both men and women.

Convener:    Peter Simmons
Phone:   576 0952
Deputy Convener:    Vivienne Mills
Phone:   574 3133
Tutor:   Maria Kerewaro
Venue:   St Stephen’s Church Hall, corner Brookfield Terrace and Highmore Place, Tauranga
Meetings:   Weekly on Thursday morning
Time:   9.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.
Cost:   $7.00 for venue & tutor
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

shakespaere

This group meets to share ideas on different aspects of Shakespeare’s works, his life and times and his legacy to us all.

 
Convener:     Lati Moodie
Phone:    574 9028
Co-Convener:     Jean Garmonsway
Phone:    579 1918
Venue:   Members' homes as arranged
Meetings:   2nd & 4th Mondays of each month
Time:   2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Christine, Ph 543 9483 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

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.  Many of the speakers come from the University of Waikato and others from business and local organisations.

Meetings are held at the Otumoetai Baptist Church, 241 Otumoetai Road, Tauranga, commencing at 10.00am 3rd Tuesday of the month.

For 2018 speaker details see the web site HERE