Welcome to U3A Hamilton

If you are no longer in full time employment, have a need for mental stimulation, and possess knowledge, skills and interests that you would like to share, then U3A may be what you are looking for.

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Online Learning

In this blog, we have compiled places for online learning, including the topics of our monthly guest speakers.

Online Learning

Monthly General Meeting

Activities include a monthly general meeting, along with participation in at least one of the special interest groups.

  • When: Third Wednesday of each month
  • Where: Cooperating Church Hall, 124 Comries Road, Chartwell.

  • Time: Meeting starts at 10.00am. Coffee after lecture.

Guest Speakers are invited for their expertise in a wide range of academic, medical, cultural, commercial or social subjects. Free parking.

19 May 2021 – Rob McGowan, Tiwaiwaka – Looking at the environment through Maori eyes.

Tiwaiwaka is one of the Maori names for the fantail, a bird very important in the traditional world of the Maori. The Tiwaiwaka movement is something that has arisen out of concern for the growing ecological crisis that looks set to affect us all. It originated from people who are involved with rongoa Maori, traditional Maori medicine and is a way of reaching out to the future in a way that reflects traditional Maori understandings of their connection to Papatuanuku. More than anything Tiwaiwaka is a message of hope. The answers to the present crisis can be found in the priorities that are found in most traditional cultures. This talk will  outline the Tiwaiwaka principles and show how they relate to our present day realities.

 

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Interest Groups

Apart from the monthly general meeting, a number of interest groups meet regularly for discussion and learning on a chosen topic. Convenors organise meetings which may be in a participant’s home or in a public room. They may be held weekly, fortnightly or monthly, and are usually held during the day.

Members often attend more than one interest group, and are encouraged to suggest or start a new group, after discussion with the committee.

Welcome to U3A Hamilton

If you are no longer in full time employment, have a need for mental stimulation, and possess knowledge, skills and interests that you would like to share, then U3A may be what you are looking for.

About     Join

Online Learning

In this blog, we have compiled places for online learning, including the topics of our monthly guest speakers.

Online Learning

Monthly General Meeting

Activities include a monthly general meeting, along with participation in at least one of the special interest groups.

  • When: Third Wednesday of each month
  • Where: Cooperating Church Hall, 124 Comries Road, Chartwell.

  • Time: Meeting starts at 10.00am. Coffee after lecture.

Guest Speakers are invited for their expertise in a wide range of academic, medical, cultural, commercial or social subjects. Free parking.

19 May 2021 – Rob McGowan, Tiwaiwaka – Looking at the environment through Maori eyes.

Tiwaiwaka is one of the Maori names for the fantail, a bird very important in the traditional world of the Maori. The Tiwaiwaka movement is something that has arisen out of concern for the growing ecological crisis that looks set to affect us all. It originated from people who are involved with rongoa Maori, traditional Maori medicine and is a way of reaching out to the future in a way that reflects traditional Maori understandings of their connection to Papatuanuku. More than anything Tiwaiwaka is a message of hope. The answers to the present crisis can be found in the priorities that are found in most traditional cultures. This talk will  outline the Tiwaiwaka principles and show how they relate to our present day realities.

Interest Groups

Apart from the monthly general meeting, a number of interest groups meet regularly for discussion and learning on a chosen topic. Convenors organise meetings which may be in a participant’s home or in a public room. They may be held weekly, fortnightly or monthly,  and are usually held during the day.

Members often attend more than one interest group, and are encouraged to suggest or start a new group, after discussion with the committee.