Getting Started

 A range of courses to explore


Many courses are finished for the year, but a lot are ongoing. The new schedule for 2015 will be promulgated by late January. However, we have kept the details for all the courses ongoing or finished online because some of these will resume from February on. If you are interested in any of the courses, contact the leader or convenor for an update and to register an interest.

This year our AGM will be held on Wednesday 18th February – 9:30am at the PARKLANDS SOCIAL CENTRE off Sylvan Avenue in Waikanae. Please note the change of venue. Formal notices will be sent out before the meeting. Courses will generally start after this date.

Our committee, which is responsible for the day-to-day running of our U3A is listed at the bottom of this page.

To join U3A you must go through the following steps:

Keep an eye out for the course booklet at  local libraries in Otaki, Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Paekakariki and other Information Centres. And, the course content for the 2nd semester is on this website too.

  • For a membership form or to renew your subscription  go to Join Up/Renew Sub
  • Print off the relevant form and fill it in . Enclose your cheque (or cash) and post to the address shown.
  • Please note that for 2014, the sub will still be $10 for those who receive all their information, including the course booklet by computer. See “Course Booklets Online,”below.

However, because of extra costs involved with printing and postage, we will have to charge an extra $5 for those who want a printed booklet, so the sub will be $15. A couple will pay $20 plus $5 for printed material.


Many members receive their course booklets online as a pdf file.  This is sent to you a blind carbon copy (bcc) and therefore your email address is never visible for spam-mail or hacking. Should you wish to enrol with this group, save $5, and enjoy electronic communiqués, please email and he will link you up. The web manager of this site is  Tim Abbott  –


Payment On Line

Bank Account No. 031531 0012275 00 for Kapiti Coast U3A Incorporated at Westpac, Waikanae.

Please put Your Badge Name and fill in the fields that ask what you would like to appear on your statement e.g., “U3A Payment” and the same in the field that asks what is to appear on the U3A statement.  We require your Badge Name to appear on our statement so we can identify you as the payer.

Payment by Cheque

Post to the Treasurer, Kapiti U3A, PO Box 698 , Paraparaumu 5254 together with your subs renewal form – centre page pullout, noting  any changes to your address, phone number or email address for updating membership database.

Payment in Cash

Members renewing their subscriptions can contact any of the committee listed in the booklet Newsletter No 57 and they will receive your cash payment together with your subscription renewal form.  Your receipt will be your Blue Name Badge.

Those wishing to join up should print off and fill in the Membership form- (click here) and post it with cash to the address shown.


Attending Courses

You are required to wear your name badge to all U3A courses and meetings. Refreshments:Tea/coffee and biscuits are available at each course session at a cost of $1 each time. There may also be further charges for other expenses such as hall hire or the photocopying/printing of notes on the course.


Please make all course payments IN CASH to the leader/convenor.

Keep in touch

Moved house? 

Changed your email? 

Or phone number

Please let us know so we can keep in touch with you. Send any changes in contact details to: 

Who’s who in Kapiti U3A

 Committee Members

President: ROGER CURRIER  94 Peka Peka Road, Waikanae 293 6992
Treasurer: SHIRLEY RATCLIFFE  91 Langdale Ave, Paraparaumu 902 3069
Membership Secretary: MAUREEN ROBB  3 Roydon Lane, Paraparaumu 934 2048
Web Manager: TIM ABBOTT  51 Seddon Street, Waikanae 5036 904 7688
Course Creator: CAROL DIMECH  215A Rangiuru Road, 0279544942
Functions, Hospitality: FRANCES TYSON  14 Frimley Terrace, Waikanae 293 5029
Equipment Manager: GAVIN WRIGHT  20 Bellbird Crescent, Waikanae 293 7233
Assisting Members 
MAURIE DEAN  5 Grace Avenue, Parklands, 293 8844
Auditor: KAY HOLLIS  104 Tawa Terrace, Raumati 5032 298 6876
Administrative Assistant: CAROLE RALPH  10 Edward Court, Raumati South 902 1897

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