January with John Ward

To fill a U3A void, John invites you to join him at 36D Elmira Avenue at 1pm on Monday’s, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout January, to share films and music on his large screens with surround sound.  For further information, contact John on 358 7117 or 027 4455 299.

Recording & Broadcast Group

Now has a weekly programme on Manawatu People’s Radio. It is called “Manawatu Conversations” and focuses primarily on oral history. It is broadcast on Tuesdays at 1pm on 999AM. You can also hear the station here, or follow the link on the station’s web page: Past episodes are available as podcasts here.   Queries to

Write your Memoirs Group

The current Write Your Memoirs group remains full, but a second group could start if there is sufficient interest.  Please contact Carol Phillips on 358-1991 or if you are interested.

2019 programme out!

Go to the Learning Groups page to view the 2019 programme.  New groups can be started at any time. The possibilities are endless – you never know until you try!  If you are interested in coordinating a group, please contact Chris Phillips at or 358-1991.

Current Affairs Group

Cherry Gordon has handed over the coordination of the Current Affairs group to Stewart Picken.  Stewart can be contacted on 357-2264 or at