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Warkworth U3A

U3A Warkworth was established in 1996 and has steadily increased its membership to 170.

Our General Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of February, April, June, August, October and December.
These meetings feature a guest speaker, morning tea, a short study group presentation and any business items that need attention.
The meetings, which are informal and convivial are held in the Recreation Hall at Totara Park Retirement Village, 5 Melwood Drive, Warkworth at 10 am.

Covid-19: General Meetings at Totara Park are suspended until further notice.

Click here for our meeting location map

Interest Groups

Our Special Interest Group meetings help bring people together to embark on a learning adventure with like-minded people.
The Group Meetings which members consider to be the heart of U3A are held monthly at different times as arranged by each group.
The venues and topics usually vary with each meeting.

Covid-19: You will be contacted by your Group Convenor about changed meeting arrangements due to the Covid-19 emergency.

Comments from members about groups

"Being part of a group makes me happy...learning and interacting with others gives me a lot of satisfaction......."

"It provides opportunities to use skills acquired in earlier life in ways that are useful and does wonders for one's self esteem......."

"It's never too late to learn something new, make friends and have fun......."

Join one of our groups

    • Ancient History
    • Antiques and Collectibles
    • Music Appreciation
    • Art Appreciation
    • Book Talk
    • Developments in Medicine
    • Current Affairs
    • Jazz Listening
    • Poetry Reading
    • Local History
    • Play Reading
    • All about Plants
    • ....or start a new group yourself on any topic

Here's the Local History Group on study tour to Ruapekapeka Pa.
Ruapekapeka Local History

  Committee 2020
President/Speakers Mary Miller
Secretary Glenda Came
Treasurer/Archivist Nigel Swaffield
Hospitality Kristin Price
Hospitality Jean Mason
Membership & Vice-President Alison Coates
Almoner Tonara Cuthell
Publicity -
Groups Convenor Hilary Lewis
Bulletin Editor
Helen Whitely (ex officio)
IT Equipment John Williamson
Auckland Network/IT Equipment Bill Robertson
Website/Database/Grapevine Alan Spicer (ex officio)



Meetings Schedule 2020

Covid-19: General Meetings are suspended until further notice.


January 13th
Committee
February 10th General
March 9th Committee
April 20th General - Cancelled
May 11th Committee
June 8th Mid-winter Lunch - Cancelled
July 13th Committee
August 10th General
September 14th Committee
October 12th General
November 9th
Committee
December 14th
Annual General


2020 Committee

Our Committee for 2020

 Current members: 172

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Warkworth

Warkworth is located in the north-eastern edge Auckland city,
Warkworth map

Pre-European Warkworth.

The area was known by the Ngati Manuhiri iwi, the original people, as Puhinui.
For them,Te Awa Waihe (the Mahurangi River) was a very important waterway. They established convenient waka (canoe) landing sites along its course, serving the numerous settlements along the river, harbour and further inland.
In addition to providing water transport, the river was an important source of food such as tuna (eels), koura (freshwater crayfish), kakahi (freshwater mussels) and waterfowl. There were also flax and other weaving resources and plants and fruit for kai (food) and orongoa (medicine). The large mature trees in the once dense surrounding bush were felled for waka and building materials.

Modern era Warkworth.

The present town was founded in the 1830s by English settlers from Northumberland, England, and many of its streets are named after towns in the 'home' County, Northumberland.
Over the years, Warkworth has grown steadily, based on an agricultural and horticultural economy plus the  local administrative centre.
Before the days of reliable all-weather roads, it was an important maritime transport base, linking the surrounding area to the fast-growing town of Auckland and areas further north.
The town is presently experiencing a period of rapid growth promoted by tourism, numerous new commercial enterprises and housing development for Auckland's expanding population.
Warkworth is now the retail, commercial, and education centre of the northern area of the Rodney District serving approximately 12,000 residents.
Warkworth has often been called one of the loveliest small towns in New Zealand.

Jane Gifford

Jane Gifford at Warkworth Town Wharf

New Members are always welcome.
At U3A Warkworth you will meet familiar faces plus a new group of friendly people with similar interests. If you have just moved to the area, or recently retired and are looking for new horizons, this is a pleasant and stimulating way to extend your circle of friends

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To email the Treasurer, click here

Phone contacts:
☎ 021 256 5422 - President
☎ 09-425-6408 - Members

Bank Account: 02-0480-0133880-00 (U3A Warkworth)

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