COVID-19: Alert Level 1

Planning has commenced for a Spring Seminar Series, and for the 20th Anniversary Lunch.  Groups are beginning to meet face-to-face again. U3A members should continue to observe good hygiene practices at Alert Level 1.   Visit for the latest information on COVID-19.

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 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 will meet 2nd Monday of the month at 11am but we can be flexible to suit the group. Note that during the lockdown we will be emailing our stories.
Jacque Aldridge

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

Call for expressions of interest: JAZZ and BIG BAND

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