Photography group?

If you would be interested in discussing the formation of a learning group to share ideas on how to get the most out of modern cameras, and how photographs might be improved, please contact Hilary Laracy via email at: (preferred) or by phone: 0274 460 388.

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.

Start a learning group!

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