New Courses

Arthritis Discussion Group [AD]

Two sessions. A group meeting to exchange experience in: managing pain, treatments, operations, activities, support.

Thursday 27th August and 26th November

Leader: Marina Fabris, [email protected] (232 7007)
Co-ordinator: Don Hunter, [email protected] (232 9633)
Thursday 27th August and 26th November 2020, 2pm.
Venue: Linden Hall TBC

Aspects of Literature [AL]

Mary-Lynn will present two more literary presentations:

Her presentations are semi-dramatised readings and well worth spending an hour.

The Doll's House revisited Wed Oct 14th @ 1.30

Poetry Remembered. Have you a favourite poem to bring and share? Wed Nov 11th @ 1.30

Venue: Tawa Lbrary

Climate Change [CL]

David has a PhD in Atmospheric Physics and has worked in the USA, Australia and New Zealand on climate and meteorology. He is a Companion of the Royal Society, A member of the society's New Zealand Climate Expert Panel, and a member of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Two talks including a possible Q&A session

Leader: Dr. David Wratt (NIWA's chief climate scientist)
Co-ordinator: Dave Smith, [email protected] (232 5084 or 021 991 404 )
Wednesdays. July 22, 29
Venue: Tawa Bowling Club

Considering Ethical and Social Situations [ES]

Three talks

All talks will be held at Tawa Union Church, Elena Place. There is limited parking on a first come basis.

Time: 10am for tea/ coffee and socialising

Talk: 10.30-11.30am

Thursday 2nd July: John Howell - the ethics of climate change.

John is a retired Presbyterian minister who has a long involvement in environmental ethics.

Tuesday 28th July: Jim Cunningham - Exile, Plagues, and Covid 19!

How can we cope during times of major upheavals? Are there any clues in the Biblical material? Jim is a retired Presbyterian minister and was minister at Tawa Union Church.

Tuesday 4th August: Bruce Hamill - community ministry supporting social housing in south Wellington.

Bruce is a community minister in Island Bay. He and his team support their neighbours in social housing complexes. Their outreach focus includes sharing food and building relationships.

Tuesday 11th August: Helen Bichan - "We could- but should we? Scientific developments that may have unexpected or unwanted outcomes.”

Helen is a retired medical practitioner who has a long involvement with medical research ethics and bioethics.

Tuesday 18th August: Ian Harris - Facing a world on the brink.

Advances in almost every field of human endeavour are beginning to have unintended consequences for the planet. Currently, climate warnings stir fears for the future. Ian will sketch four views of how humans relate to the natural world and, as a secular Christian, he proposes a paradigm shift that draws on ancient wisdom and religion to cast a radically new light on our relationship with the earth.

Any queries please phone Karen Harris on 04 232 34 36, 027 230 7060, or email to [email protected]

Co-ordinator: Karen Harris, [email protected] (232 3436 or 027 230 7060 )
Thursday July 2nd; Tuesday July 28th; Tuesday August 4th; Tuesday August 11th; Tuesday August 18th. 10am - 11.30am
Venue: Tawa Union Church

Films [FW]


Between them these filmmakers have some wonderfully anarchic comedy movies to their names. They have also turned out some very innovative serious dramas that have garnered a total of eight Oscars with 38 nominations. The variety and power of these creative visual artists is worth celebrating. Films include: Manhattan, Annie Hall, Interiors, Midnight in Paris, Fargo, Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man and Bananas.

Leader: Dave Smith, [email protected] (232 5084 or 021 991 404)
Tuesday fortnightly, 2 pm. Resumes on 16th June
Venue: Member's home


Like “Music and Lunch” but with popular music and afternoon tea. Take turns in hosting and choosing CDs to play. Just tea and bikkies or as “high tea” as you like!

Leader: Marina Fabris, [email protected] (2327007)
2nd Tuesdays @ 10.30 am
Venue: Member's home

My Future Health Care [FH]

We need to plan for our Future Health Care in case we are in a situation where we cannot speak for ourselves. That could be because of an Accident, severe Stroke, Heart failure or Dementia. If we talk things over and make plans now, after discussions with our family and Doctor then write that down, people know what you want. A Future Health Plan is not binding like a will. It's a guide.

Two events planned, one in May, other in September.

Leader: Maxine Paterson
Co-ordinator: John Baldwin, [email protected] (237 6501 or 027 349 7777)
Friday 18th September 10 am, Thursday 15th October 2 pm
Venue: Tawa Community Centre (Old Police Office)

Reading Shakespeare [RS]

Carolyn will present another series reading one or more of the Bard's works.

Probably “Twelfth Night”.

Leader: Carolyn Marshall
Co-ordinator: Jancis Potter, [email protected] (04 232 3915; 027 635 4733)
Thursday weekly Starting 27th August, 10 am
Venue: TUC


Bring along your current projects for guidance. Or just bring your machine and sew in companionship.

Leader: Pat Hammond
Wednesdays 2nd and 4th. Fortnightly on alternate week to Indoor Games
Venue: Tawa Union Church. Begins 12th August

Using Powerpoint [US]

For Presentations.

Pat will take us step by step through the process of converting photos into Powerpoint; adding text and give tips on how to present your story.

Leader: Pat Hammond
Co-ordinator: John Baldwin, [email protected] (237 6501 or 027 349 7777)
Tuesdays 10.30 am starting 15th Sept, 20th Oct, possibly 17th Nov.
Venue: TBA

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