Calling for expressions of interest:

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Talks

This group will enable non-physically active members to keep connected. Download more information here.

Email Graham Slater at

John Ward is looking for a keen musician who is interested in listening to, and discussing, classical music with him. Please ring him on 0274 455 299.

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.

Calling for expressions of interest:

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

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

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

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