Wednesday Interest Groups

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

Book Discussion 3 Australian authors 2nd Wednesday of month 10.30 am -12.00 Members’ home 824 7128
Computer Technology 1st Wednesday of month 10.00 am – 11.30 am Members' home 027 348 6704
Family History 1st Wednesday of month 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Convenor’s home 855 4757
History Group



2nd Wednesday of month


1.30 pm – 3.00 pm


Celebrating Age Centre, river lounge 825 9888


Mah Jong



2nd & 4th Wednesday of month 1.00 pm



Western Community Centre, Grandview Rd 021 371314.
Natural Environment of Hamilton 4th Wednesday of month 10.00 am – noon Various venues
Numismatic Group 3rd Wednesday of month 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm Members’ homes 825 9888
Philosophy 1st Wednesday of month 10.00 am -11.30 am Convenor’s home 855 4757
Hamilton U3A general meeting 3rd Wednesday of month 9.45 am – 11.30 am Chartwell Church Hall 027 233 9218


  Convenor, telephone, venue, time, date: cost.  
Book Discussion 3 Australian authors

This is a book group with a difference. We change our focus yearly to authors from a particular country, and each month we nominate an author from our chosen country for everyone to read, We try to keep to a basic chronological order. We find our readings and discussions are varied and interesting"


Lesley Lee 824 7128

A member’s home.

10.30- 12.00

2nd Wednesday








No vacancy
Computer technology

This group will offer assistance to U3A members with a range of instruction, training and practical support as requested and whenever practical. On-line or email meetings will take place at irregular periods to suit group members' needs, concerns and interests. They may be instigated by any member.

Carol Carr 027 348 6704

A members' home
10.00 am - 11.30 am
1st Wednesday of the month

Group size - 8
Open at present.
Family History
Members discuss topics of interest relating to their family history and share possible further resources and tools available for research. Challenges and successes are also discussed, and encouragement and support offered to members to continue their journey.
Yvonne Milbank
855 4757
Convenor’s Home, Rototuna North
1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
1st Wednesday of the month
Group size - 10
No vacancies at present.
A waitlist will be maintained.
History Group
We examine topics from any era suggested by members. The topics and presenters are decided in advance so that members may do some background reading if they desire. Listeners as well as contributors are always welcome.
Paul Etheredge
825 9888
River lounge,  Celebrating Age Centre, Victoria Street
1.30 pm – 3.00 pm
2nd Wednesday of the month
$3.00 (to cover room hire)
Group size – no limit
Mah Jong Group
Members of this group have a range of experience in playing Mah Jong. Those who are proficient will teach those who are new to the game.
Lesley Dunn 021371314.

Western Community Centre, 108 Grandview Rd, Nawton.
1.00 pm
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month
$3.00 (to cover room hire)

Group size – 12
2 Vacancies.
Natural Environment of Hamilton Group
This group explores venues around Hamilton including gullies, reserves, special gardens and spaces. Some walking is required, often gumboots. When the group has a specialist guide, each member contributes $5.00 toward a koha.
Mary Collins

Various locations
10.00 am
4th Wednesday of the month
$5 (for a koha on occasion)

Group size 20
Numismatic Group
The Numismatic group provides a forum for those interested in the collection and/or study of coins, banknotes and similar material.
This group is under the auspices of the Waikato Numismatic Society.
Michael Anderson & Paul Etheredge
846 1124 or  825 9888
Members’ homes
7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
3rd Wednesday of the month
$15 (Annual subscription to Numismatic Society)
No size limit

Visitors and new members are very welcome.

Philosophy Group
Leadership is shared among the group and is dependent on the topic being discussed.
Philosophy may be considered “the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge or conduct”. There are spirited discussions at this group’s meetings.
Gorham Milbank
855 4757
Convenor’s home
10.00 am – 11.30am
1st Wednesday of the month
Group size - 10
3 Vacancies