Page Turners Book Group

Page Turners is a U3A interest group which meets once a month. Here are the books that were read by a member and introduced at their June meeting. The Riviera Set, Mary Lovell (2016) Non-fiction The Memory Police Yoko Ogawa (1994) Fiction The Thursday Murder Club Richard Odman (2020) Fiction Kill Shot Gary Disher (2018) […]

July 2021 Meeting

Professor Priya Kurian, University of Waikato, was our guest speaker on the topic of sustainable citizenship in action across three core elements of the earth – air, water, and land. Professor Kurian spoke about how resistance movements, not necessarily aligned with any specific organization or interest group, are seeking to change the status quo of […]

Australian Writers Book Group: Tim Winton

In July 2021, the Australian writers book group read books and short stories by Tim Winton. Tim Winton was born in 1960 in Perth, Western Australia and grew up there. He has lived in Italy, France, Ireland and Greece, and currently lives in Western Australia. His writing covers a wide range, including novels, short stories, […]

Being a distance grandparent

Being a distance grandparent An excellent interview with Helen Ellis on RNZ is about being a distance parent and grandparent. “Closed borders have forced many people into long periods apart from loved ones living overseas in the last year or so. Writer and anthropologist Helen Ellis knows all about having geographically scattered relatives – she […]

Hamilton East By-Election, Hamilton City Council

A new Hamilton City Councillor for Hamilton East is currently being voted for. Voting ends on 12pm on Wednesday 18 August. The website with all information on the election is: Information on the candidates for the Hamilton East by-election for the Hamilton City Council may be found on: