We regret to advise that the following U3A Manawatu members have died in the last 12 months:
Judy LAWRENCE Dec 2023
Don ESSLEMONT June 2023
Peer BRANDT April 2023
May BUTLER March 2023
Margaret CANNON Feb 2023

Please let us know of any other of our members who have died recently so we can acknowledge them here. Contact Rosemary Krsinich: phone 326 9598 or email

Vehicle Insurance

Please note that if you use a private vehicle for U3A business, e.g., for a group trip, that vehicle is NOT covered by U3A insurance.


Pearson Research is looking for people aged 16 to 90 years to take part in a study on cognition, memory and daily living skills.
Please click here for more information.


Larry Haist, a long-term U3A Manawatu member, has an extensive and wide-ranging collection of books, the majority of which he would now like to re-home. He is offering these free to any U3A members who would appreciate them.

Please contact him if you would like to see the books: email or phone 06 280 4471.

Oral History:

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 from the Heritage Desk in the PNCC Library for $10 a copy (cash only).