U3A Golden Bay Mohua

welcome to u3a golden bay mohua, nz

U3A (University of the Third Age) began in France in 1973 and has subsequently been taken up in many other countries. Our U3A group here in Golden Bay Mohua is set up as an autonomous self-funded organisation for people in retirement to enjoy learning in a supportive setting. Guest speakers are valued contributors to full meetings of our members, but our ongoing studies are undertaken in small groups where people have identified an area of interest and set about learning with and from one another. Members with a lifetime of experience in their occupations or special interests are encouraged to form study groups to share their knowledge with other members.  There are no examinations and costs are kept low to ensure access for everyone.

Visit the national U3A website here.

General meetings

Guest Speaker Meetings

These meetings are held roughly every two months. Matters of general business relating to the study groups may be briefly discussed and a member may propose that a new group be set up for a particular area of study. The main part of the meeting involves a visiting speaker presenting a talk on their specialist area.
Our meetings are supported by a Tasman District Council Community Grant.

See the Events page for upcoming speakers.

Study groups open to new members in 2024.

Some of the groups with space are - Films (Lewis Martin lews22@yahoo.co.uk) - The Classics (Marian Vlaar. marian.vlaar@gmail.com) This small group is presently reading the classics - Greek comedies, reading and watching plays - Astronomy (Helen Bracefield and Warwick Briggs helenandwarwick@xtra.co.nz) videos, discussion and sky watching - See the Study Groups link for more groups open to new members.

See the Study Groups page for more details.​

Next U3A Events

Next Guest Speaker

Speaker: Alison Ballance

All things big and beautiful: tales of kākāpō, great white sharks and takahē 

Writer Alison Ballance shines a spotlight on the innovative conservation programmes that have rescued giant flightless kākāpō and takahē from the brink of extinction. And she shows how science is revealing the secrets of New Zealand great white sharks.

Friday 12th July at 10am  at the Senior Citizens Hall, Takaka

For future speakers, go to the News & Events page


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