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
 

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
 

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
 

Members take turns to arrange a programme for meetings, using mainly CDs or DVDs.  All that is needed is a love of classical music.  Programmes can be arranged to be held in the home of someone who has suitable equipment if you have none.

Convener:   TBA
Phone:   
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   1st & 3rd Mondays of the month
Time:   1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Anne, Ph 579 0430 or Click to e-mail
 

MaryGoldfinch

A fun group, that meets to learn how to manipulate and enhance photographs using Photoshop / Elements with masks.  A computer or laptop is essential.

Convener:    Mary Goldfinch
Phone:   574-4000
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged Alternate Tauranga / Mount
Meetings:   1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time:   9.45 a.m. to 11.45a.m
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Anne, Ph 579 0430 or Click to e-mail
 

We discuss the topics of the day as decided by the members.  Our discussions are very wide-ranging, and address the issues as if we are the philosophers.  Full and frank discussion is encouraged in a most convivial atmosphere.

Convener:    Dave Higson
Phone:   572 3476 xtn 206
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged, Tauranga / Papamoa
Meetings:   1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time:   9.45 a.m. - noon
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Anne, Ph 579 0430 or Click to e-mail
 

Members host an Opera in their home or in another member’s home if they do not have suitable facilities. The format of the Opera, whether it’s DVD or CD, is the choice of the host member.  Also it does not necessarily have to be a complete opera, it can be favourite arias or overtures or favourite performers. The options are endless! This group is based mainly in Tauranga.

Convener:    Kathleen Fraser
Phone:   576-2175
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged, mainly in Tauranga
Meetings:   1st Tuesday of the month
Time:   1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

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