Thursday Interest Groups

Groups meet from February to early December during the year, usually during the day.

French Language Every Thursday (school terms) 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm Boardroom Celebrating Age Centre 856 6380
New Zealand History 4th Thursday of month 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm Convenor’s home 850 1624 825 9888
Play Reading 4th Thursday of month 10.00 am – 12.30 Members’ homes 022 670 0540
Wine Appreciation 2nd Thursday of month 4.00 pm – 6.00 om Convenor’s home 854 6040


  Convenor, telephone, venue, time, date, cost.  
French Language

French Language group members meet together to improve their knowledge and use of the French language, to explore French culture past and present and of course to socialize and have fun.

Janice Smith
07 856 6380 Boardroom Celebrating Age Centre, Victoria Street1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Each Thursday of the month (During school term times only)
Modest charge per term (to cover room hire and photocopying)
Group size – 10-12

No vacancies

If sufficient interest, we would like to establish a second group.

History -New Zealand
The NZ History group discusses a variety of topics related to NZ history.
David Douglas
850 1624
Convenor’s home

1.30 pm – 3.00 pm 4th Thursdays of the month
Modest charge for photocopying

Group Size – 20

New members welcome

Play Reading Group 

Members of this group read or listen to play readings and enjoy a social time. There is no prerequisite to have had any prior acting experience at all!

Marguerite Toy
022 670 0540
Members’ homes
10.00 am - 12.30 pm
4th Thursday of the month
Contribution if play scripts are hired.
Group size 12 Vacancies

New members welcome.

Wine Appreciation Group

The group meets monthly to discuss and taste wine on a theme decided by the participants.

Julie Shaw
854 6040
Convenor’s home
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
2nd Thursday of the month
The cost varies depending on the contribution of each member.
Group Size – 8 Vacancies