Interest Groups


All Interest Group Members must be current financial members of Wellington City U3A

Anyone interested in leading/forming a New Group please contact Alan Wright 0211708540 or

Antiques Group

This group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 10 am at Gaynor Stewart’s home on The Terrace. Contact: Doug Helps, 232-4881 or

Art History Group

Meets on alternate Thursdays from 10.30 am to 12 noon St Ninians Church, Karori.  Contact: Anne Lee, 970-8644 or 

Book Group 1

Meets on the 1st Wed. of each month on The  Terrace at 10 am. Contact:  Elizabeth Moles 387-9293 or   This group is currently full.

Book Group 2

Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10 am – 12 noon at members’ homes. The members are mainly from the Northern and Western suburbs. Contact: Sheila Williams 479-2226 or

Book Group 3

Meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 2.00 pm in Oriental Bay. This group is currently full. Contact Pamela if you wish to go on the waiting list or to start another group in the Eastern suburbs. Contact: Pamela Jefferies, 801-6620 or

Book Group 4

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10am – 12 noon at members’ homes. Members are mainly from the Northern Suburbs

Our format is as follows: The host for the next meeting chooses a genre for that meeting. Each member reads any book they like in that genre, and reviews their book at the meeting for the other members.

If you’re interested in joining the group, please contact Sue Fish.

Mobile:  027 327 3633

Current Issues

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 10.00 am, at Burma Lounge, Malvina Major Village, 134 Burma Road, Johnsonville. Contact: Michael Hodgen, 478 6303  or

Film Group

Meets on the third Saturday of the month (daytime) at the Penthouse, Lighthouse Cuba or Lighthouse Petone cinemas, with the film followed by a discussion at a café.  New members welcome. For films at the Lighthouse Petone some car-pooling may be required. Contact: Colleen McClymont 027 5277202 or Bob McClymont, 027 527 7203 or

Mid-Week Film Group

Meets on second Tuesday and last Wednesday of the month usually at the Embassy or Cuba Lighthouse cinemas. Members receive notices of both meetings every month and are free to attend as many or as few films as they wish. Contacts: For Tuesday films – Suzanne Blumhardt, 384-7046 or  For Wednesday films –  Aidan Kay 021 0282 2082 or

German Conversation

This friendly group will meet at 10.30 am on the second and fourth Mondays of the month in members’ homes. New members welcome. Contact: Diana Barnes, 479-2947 or

Music Appreciation Group

Meets on alternate Thursdays from 10 am until 12 noon (excepting school holidays) at St Ninians Church, Karori.  New members welcome. Contact: David Barker, 021 376 660 or

Philosophy Group

Meets in the Common Room (behind and to the right) of St Andrews on the Terrace at 2:30 pm (note new time) on the first and third Mondays of the month. This year we will look at the philosophies of Eastern Philosophers, comparing their ways of looking at life with those of the West. Contact: Diana Winn or Dougal Congalton 476-8498

Performing Music Group

New members welcome. Contact: Jennifer Timmings, 479-5325 or

Shakespeare Studies

Meets on alternate Wednesdays at 10.30 am until 12 noon. Numbers are limited to 10. Contact: Roger Chapman. 021 037 5622

Social Walking Groups

 Group One  AKA the coffee group that walks or the walk and talk group. Meets at Karaka Cafe (beside the Wharewaka on the waterfront) leaving there at 10am every Monday morning. (excluding public holidays).  All U3A members welcome no need to call – just turn up. We explore historic, nature and cultural places around the city, finishing between 11am – 12 noon with coffee and a chat. Contact: Heather 021 158 2816 or David 027 657 0666.

Group Two Longer walks (Monday mornings 9.30 am to 12 noon approx.), around and about Wellington during U3A terms. Walks end at a café for coffee. Transport is usually based around Gold Card times. Carpooling when necessary. New members welcome. Contact: Jeannie Buxton 472-3456 or

Writing Group

This group has now disbanded. Anyone interested in leading/forming a new Writing Group please contact Alan Wright 0211708540 or