Monday

GROUPWEEK OF MONTHTIME
Astronomy 1st 1.30 - 3.30
Cafe Book Lovers 1 4th 1.00 - 3.00
Cafe Book Lovers 2 4th 1.30 - 3.00.
Classical Greek 4th 10.00 - noon
Computer Support B 1st 1.30 - 3.30
Creative Writing 1 1st & 3rd 9.30 - noon
Creative Writing 2 2nd & 4th 9.30 - noon
Current Events B 1st & 3rd 10.00 - noon
Current Events C 2nd & 4th 9.45 - noon
Current Events E 3rd 1.30 - 3.30
iPad 1 1st 2:00 - 4:00
iPad 2 2nd 2:00 - 4:00
Latin 2nd 10.00 - noon
Lone Rangers 2nd 10.00 - 11.30
Music Appreciation 1st & 3rd 1.30 - 3.30
 Rialto Group 3 4th Mornings
Shakespeare Group 2nd & 4th 2:00 - 4:00
Ukulele Group Every Monday XPH 2.00 - 4.00
Writing and Words 2nd & 4th 9:30 - Noon
  *XPH = Except Public Holidays  

 

Tuesday

GROUPWEEK OF MONTHTIME
Ancient History 2nd & 4th 9.45 - noon
Antiques & Collectables 1st 2.00 - 4.00
Book Lovers 3 2nd 1.30 - 3.30
Current Events A 2nd & 4th 10.00 - noon
Ethnic Dining 2 1st 6.30 pm
Films Festival & Foreign 3rd 1.30 - 4.00
Genealogy 2 4th 9.45 - noon.
Health Improvement 1st 1.30 - 3.30
History of New Zealand 1st 9.30 - 11.30
Lone Rangers 2 2nd 1.30 - 3.30
Opera Appreciation 1 2nd 1.00 - 4.00
Opera Appreciation 2 1st 1.00 - 4.00
Photography 1 3rd 9.30 - noon
Photography 2 2nd 10.00 - noon
Photo Enhancing 1st & 3rd 9.45 - 11.45
Science Today 2nd 9.45 - noon
Singing for Joy 1st & 3rd 1.00 - 3.00
The Sea 2nd 1.30 - 3.30
Yoga 1 Weekly 10.00 - 11.30

 

Wednesday

GROUPWEEK OF MONTHTIME
Acoustic Music Every Wednesday 1.30 - 3.30
Art History 1 3rd 1.30 - 3.30
Art History 2 2nd 1.00 - 3.00
Ballet Appreciation 1st 1.00 - 3.30
Book Lovers 1 1st & 3rd 1.30 - 3.30
Book Lovers 2 2nd 1.30 - 3.30
Classical Music Lovers 1st & 3rd 1.15 - 4.00
Current Events D 2nd & 4th 9:45 - noon
Garden Ramblers 2nd 1.30 - 4.00
Garden Ramblers 2 last 10am
Hikers 1 1st & 3rd Whole day
History A 1st & 3rd 9.45 - noon
History B 2nd & 4th 9.45 - noon
Mini Hikers 1 2nd & 4th Varies
Nature Study 2nd & 4th 9.45 - noon
Philosophy 2 1st & 3rd 9.45 - noon
Photo Fun 3rd 1:30 - 3:30
Psychology 2nd & 4th 9.45 - noon
Rialto Group 1 3rd Early afternoon
Rialto Group 2 4th late morning
Science Today 2 3rd 10.00 - noon
Scrabble 1st & 3rd 1.20 - 3.30
Wordpress Websites  1st & 3rd 9.30 - 11.30

 

Thursday

GROUPWEEK OF MONTHTIME
Apple Mac Support 3rd 9.30 - 11.30
Buildings and Cities 2nd 9.45 - noon
Computer Support A 2nd 9.30 - noon
French Conversation 1st & 3rd 10.00 - 11.45
Genealogy 1 3rd 9.45 - noon
Geography 2nd 1.00 - 3.30
Geology 1st & 3rd 1.30 - 3.30
Global Issues 2nd 2.00 - 4.00
Hikers 2 2nd & 4th Whole day
History of New Zealand - Last 1000 years 3rd 10.00 - noon
Horticulture and Gardening 4th 1.30 - 3.30
Jazz and Blues Appreciation 2nd & 4th 7.00 - 9.30
Memoirs 1st and 3rd 9.45 - noon
Mini Hikes 2 2nd & 4th 9.30am start
My Music - Anything Goes 3rd 1.30 - 4.00
Philosophy 1 1st and 3rd 9.45 - noon
Rummikub 1st 1.30 - 3.30
Rummikub 2 3rd 1.00 - 3.00
Travel 4th 9.45 - noon
Website Development 1st and 3rd 9.30 - 11.30
Writers' Inc 2nd and 4th 9.45 - 12.00
Yoga 2 Weekly 11.00 - 12.30

 

Friday

GROUPWEEK OF MONTHTIME
Art Practical 2nd & 4th 9.30 - noon
Cycle Group 2nd & 4th 10.00 - noon
Dining 1 2nd 6.30
Ethnic Dining 3 4th 6:30
Ethnic Dining 4 2nd 6:30
Five Hundred - Cards 1st & 3rd 1.00 - 4.00
Luncheon Group 2 4th  noon
Mah-jong 2nd & 4th 1.00 - 4.00
Photo Enhancing 2 4th 10.00 - 12.30
Rialto Group 4 4th Mornings

 

Saturday

GROUPWEEK OF MONTHTIME
Luncheon Group 1 2nd noon
Weekend Walkers 2nd & 4th Departure varies

 

 

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:   Tauranga district
Meetings:   2nd Wednesday of the month
Time:   1.30pm - 4.00pm
Vacancies   No
 
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Raewyn, Ph 562 8375 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 Raewyn, Ph 562 8375 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

diningThere is strong interest in forming another Ethnic Dining group. We just need a few more to do that. 

To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Raewyn, Ph 562 8375 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 Raewyn, Ph 562 8375 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:    Rivka Hobden
Phone:   021 451 466
Venue:   Restaurants as arranged
Meetings:   1st Tuesday of the month
Time:   6.30 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group - please contact the Convener
 
U3A Tauranga has 100+ interest groups. Because most groups meet in the members’ homes, membership numbers are of necessity limited. Many groups have been established for a long time and do not have vacancies. Read on to understand how U3A helps members join groups.
 
Getting Started:
 
Join a group immediately:  Groups with Vacancies
 
Find a group that fits in with your timetable: Check Group Timetable
 

Nothing seems to be available. The group you want to join has no vacancies or meets on the wrong day for you. What to do?

  • - Put your name on the waiting list. All groups have a waiting list.
  • - When approx. six people express interest in a full group, discussion will begin to start a new group. Group coordinators initiate this discussion.
  • - Browse all Groups. Contact the Group Coordinator responsible for the group you are interested in and put your name on a the waiting list: All Groups
 

 

 For a group with No Vacancies, contact the coordinator for details of any waiting list.

 
 
 

We study botany, plant health and identification, conditions for plant growth, soils, landscaping and other garden-related topics.  Members often contribute interesting items.  We have a field trip each year.

Convener:    Mary Sanson
Phone:   571 2509
Tutor:   Mary Sanson
Phone:   571-2509
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged, mainly Tauranga
Meetings:   4th Thursday of the month
Time:   1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

In 2017 we will complete the study of the history of Italy to the 20th century and will then move on to study the 18th century as a point in time.

Convener:    Martin Dumbill
Phone:   07 570 0563
Venue:   Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga
Meetings:   2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
Time:   9.45 a.m. – Noon
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

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A group sharing their knowledge on how to enhance and work with photographs taken on our various cameras. A computer, laptop or iPad is necessary.

 

Convener:    Jill Farr
Phone:   (07) 357 2910
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   3rd Wednesday of the month
Time:   1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

The group has decided that the walks will be 2-3 hrs long. The group meets at the car pooling site at 8:50 for a 9:00am departure. Hikiing up to 1 hour radius of Tauranga and often ending with a coffee or light lunch, depending on the location of the hike

Convener:    Steve Hayles
Phone:   574 1190
Mobile:   021 133 2911
Sub Convener:    
Phone:    
Venue:   Advised each hike
Meetings:   2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month
Time:   Advised each walk
Vacancies   No
 

News from Other Organisations:

House of Science

House of Science need volunteers for driving and to help fix some broken equipment.

If you can help, check their website for further information:

https://houseofscience.nz/tauranga/about/

or contact Pam:

Pam Bassett

GM House of Science Tauranga 

1/100 Grey Street 

Tauranga 

07 5710711

0223773209

 

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