Welcome to Tawa U3A

Tawa U3a is a group of people who are free during the day to gather for activities of interest.

We organise courses to teach subjects of interest like Art , Ancestry or Ukulele.

There are Discussion groups where you can express your point of view, and games both indoor and outdoor.

Talks are arranged on topics of interest like Health, History or Travel

You are certain to find somethings that are of interest to you.  Read on...

You can email us - [email protected]

Courses for 2019 are now available for you to choose.


The new website is www.u3atawa.org.nz and using the old website address will still enable you to access this new one. It is the product of much intensive work over the last six weeks on the part of Digby Gudsell and Rainbow Creations of Tawa.

We aim to have a site that is up-to-the-minute with U3A news and can facilitate timely feedback from members on their current and future course aspirations.

The site has eight topic buttons (with drop-down menus). They cover U3A history and news, course information, exact courses locations (venues), a courses enrolment system and calendar, forthcoming and past newsletters library and an ability to contact the Committee by site-provided emails.

A special newsletter went out to members in mid-November alerting them to the coming website and stressing that enrolment and newsletters will still be available for the immediate future for those with no access to the site.

Please note that the site is available for news and course enrolments on mobile phones, tablets as well as desktop computers. The TCC and Library both have internet access on a very generous basis for U3A members. Anyone who would like to look over the site will be given very ready assistance in that regard by Committee members Digby Gudsell, Jasmine Thompson, Alison Bayly and Dave Smith. 

Members are urged to attend the AGM on 14 January 2019 where they can enroll and pay in the time-honoured way. The December newsletter will enclose booklets for those who have asked for them and there will be a good supply of those at the AGM, Community Centre and the Library. Nobody needs to miss out.

The site has a very attractive homepage that shuffles several colourful views of Tawa. For that we are much indebted to photographer John Pierce who has kindly waived his fee to assists us.  The result is a site that will bear comparison with that of any other U3A in the country.

The site can be whatever we make of it. It has unlimited space for stories and pictures of U3A folk doing what they do best, whether at study or play.

The Committee is at pains to emphasis that the site was not launched to make U3A Tawa less sociable and more remote on the contrary, it is designed to stimulate interest and encourage us all to interact with a wider range of courses and colleagues.

Lots of Exciting Courses Planned for 2019

We have got lots of ideas for courses we can run next year. 

You can enrol for your choice of them right now !!

If you have any ideas for courses you would like to see, you can send us an email or give us a tinkle on the tinkle-phone and we will take your ideas into consideration.

U3A Thankyou Morning Tea

At the annual thank you morning tea for Leaders and Coordinators U3A Tawa Chairman Michael Holland paid special tribute to the people he sees as “the engine room” of U3A. They the people who make sure that sessions are interesting and well signalled, make sure of times and venues along with fielding all the inevitable apologies and banking of hall hire of monies. (Many leaders too are their own coordinators.)

An excellent spread was put on at the Tawa Union Church by Mr. and Mrs. David Russell (a former committee member). This year the opportunity was taken to view a demonstration by Digby Gudsell of the new website. Several of the members present took the opportunity to use the website to sign up for their 2019 courses. It can all be done in under two minutes.

U3A at Spring into Tawa

Last year we took a stall at spring into Tawa. The weather then was hot and the stall got wedged between the stalls of two major political parties. This year, Saturday on 27 October, the weather was less accommodating but the stall site on the main road was very well placed. The stall was backed with numbers of blowup picture of U3A activities under the slogan “the best $15 worth in Tawa”. 

The opportunity was taken all morning to buttonhole passers-by who fitted the demographic profile of U3A and hand out our leaflets. A surprising number of people stopped to talk with us about U3A. They seemed to welcome the fact that we do not retail commodities as much as ideas and well-being. A very worthwhile community exposure of our increasingly well recognized organisation.

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