COVID-19: Important Message

Planning for the Autumn Seminar Series and mid-year 20th Anniversary Lunch has been put on hold, and both events have been postponed.  Group activity has also be put on hold and members are advised to isolate themselves at home, and stay in media contact with friends, families and other group members.  Information on COVID-19 is available on the Ministry of Health website

Sketching Group vacancies

There are 2 vacancies in the Sketching Group which meets at 10am on the 3rd Monday each month.  If interested, please contact Pauline Wellwood on 356 1977 or

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 Travel Stories

Have you ever considered writing down your travel stories?
We use photos, maps and tourist brochures to jog the memory.
If you would like to join with others to share stories and experiences contact me at 353 7742.
We meet 2nd Monday of the month at 11am but we can be flexible to suit the group.
Jacque Aldridge

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.