An 8 week courses in Spanish will be available to anyone interested, beginning on the 17th October at the Arataki Community Center, Mount Maunganui, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Fees apply.
Call the Tutor Rocio Reeves 020 401 23912 or email  
This course is independent of U3A, but may be of interest to some of our members.

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   Yes, contact the convenor
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Members host a CD or DVD concert in their home or in another member’s home if they do not have suitable facilities.  To broaden our knowledge of music we also explore the background of great composers.

Convener:    Ross and Pam Henderson
Phone:   543 3133
email:   <>
Venue:   Tauranga / Mount
Meetings:   1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month
Time:   1.15 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group - please contact the Convener
 

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:    Sheena Spittles
Phone:   544 7039
2018 Tutor:   Maria Kerewaro
Venue:   Wesley Methodist Small Hall, 13th Ave, Tauranga
Meetings:   Weekly on Tuesday morning
Time:   9.30 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.
Cost:   $7.00 for venue & tutor
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group - please contact Sheena
Convener:    Janet Tullis
Phone:   543 5460
Sub Convener:    Brian Byrne
Phone:   578 0025
Venue:   Members Homes; Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa
Meetings:   2nd Thursday of each month
Time:   2pm - 4pm
Vacancies   Yes

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:   Barbara Proctor
Phone:   574 5711
Venue:   Advised each hike
Meetings:   2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month
Time:   Advised each hike
Vacancies   No
 

This group meets for lunch at various restaurants for members to enjoy social contact and friendship.


Convener:    Ina Oliver
Phone:   544 5047
Venue:   Restaurants and cafes as arranged in Tauranga and Mount / Papamoa
Meetings:   2nd Friday of the month
Time:   12.00 noon
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

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
 

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:   Betty Bishop
Phone:     544 6195
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
 

This group meets twice a month to view selected movies. Following the movie we will have a short walk to a local cafe for coffee/cake/lunch to have a discussion about the movie and enjoy the social outing.

Convener:    Linda Kennedy
Phone:   576 9646
Mobile:   027 280 3670
Sub Convener:    Jenny Mathews
Phone:   281 0079
Venue:   Rialto Cinema
Meetings:   2nd & 4th Monday of each month
Time:   Varies depending on the film, usually it will be in the morning
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Christine, Ph 543 9483 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:   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
 

 

Latest Newsletter:

September 2018 Newsletter


 

 

News from Other Organisations:

 

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:

https://events.waikato.ac.nz


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: