20 years of U3A Manawatu

Next year it will be twenty years since U3A Manawatu came into being.  To celebrate the anniversary, I am putting together a history of the first twenty years.  If you have any archival material, particularly photographs, which you would like to share, please contact Carol Phillips on 358 1991 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 Memoirs

A second Write your Memoirs group is being formed, and looking for 4 or 5 more members.  If you’re interested, please contact Arne Evans on 353 0585 or

U3A Manawatu AGM

The 2019 AGM will be held at 2pm on Wednesday 18th September at the Quaker Meeting House, 227 College Street.  Speaker Carol Phillips on 60 years of prisoner aid work in the Manawatu.

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.