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.


Numerous studies have shown that this game is beneficial for brain health, and may delay the onset of dementia.  For more information on this new group, please contact Mourne Pearson on 027 492 2262 (phone or text).

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


Are you interested in Jazz and Big Band music? If you think you would like to join this new group, please contact John Ward by phone 358 7117 or email

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

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.