NEW GROUP: Creative Storytelling

How it works, how it can be used, how to facilitate it. First Thursday of the month 1.30-3.30. If you are interested in joining please ring me on 027 428 7016 or email me at Marja Steur

Calling for expressions of interest:

Are you interested in making braided rugs? Email me at or ring 353 7742.
Jacque Aldridge

Writing Your Family History

Would you like to write your family history? For more information on this proposed new group, please contact Nick Watson by phone 027 398 8861 or email

Exploring Words

Are you interested in words?  Do you enjoy them? Then you will find this new group stimulating.  For more information, please contact Mourne Pearson on 027 492 2262 (phone or text).

Collectors’ Circle

If you like collecting anything at all, please come along and share your passion and philosophy with like-minded people.  For more information on this new group please contact Stu Schwartz on 06 359 4423.


For more information on this new group, please contact Mourne Pearson on 027 492 2262 (phone or text).

ZOOM – video and audio conferencing, chat and webinars

Michael Lawrence is happy to help members one-on-one if they need help setting up or using Zoom. Please contact him by email preferably on or ring 323 2456.

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 3pm and Saturdays 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

Discontinuation of cheques

Are you having trouble knowing how to pay bills, etc. now that banks are no longer accepting cheques? Talk to your bank or find help here: See Issue 19 June 2021.

Book Group 1

There is a vacancy in Book Group 1 which meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm.
For more information email or ring 021 055 9164

City Archives Time Capsule

To mark the 20th Anniversary of U3A Manawatu, a time capsule is to be placed in the City Archives.  Suggestions for physical objects to be placed in the box should be sent to Graham Slater on 027 441 4023 or at

U3A Manawatu the first 20 years

This book, a history of U3A Manawatu researched and written by Carol Phillips, is available now for $10 a copy plus $4.50 pp. You can download further information and guidelines on how to purchase a copy here.