Finished Groups

Interest Groups that only run for part of a year and are not currently running are listed below.
If you are interested in participating in one of these groups if they are restarted then contact the Leader or Convenor directly.

Latin Literature in Translation
Georgics Book IV
Leader Maurie Dean 293 8844
Convenor: Mary Oldham 902 0108
Timing: Alternate Tuesdays, 2.00pm to 4.00pm Commencing March 3rd to May 19th
Location: Course members’ homes – Maximum 12
Cost: Copying charges $15 for the full course
Updated 1/2/2020

Last Ran: May 2020

Music and Musing
Four afternoons listening to a mix of classical music and poetry with the final session being a members’ choice afternoon.
Leader & Convenor: Anne Wall 293 5000
Timing: Four Friday afternoons, 2:00 – 4:00.
8 May, 15 May, 22 May, and 29 May.
Location: Waikanae
Maximum: 10
Last ran: May 2020

Gardens of Britain
Three Friday afternoons sharing DVDs from the UK, chiefly National Trust properties.
Leader / Convenor: Anne Wall 293 5000
Time: 2pm – 4.15pm.
Dates: Friday 14th, Friday 21st and Friday 28th February
Location: Waikanae
Maximum: 7
Last ran: February 2020

This Sceptred Isle
Three Friday afternoons in March enjoying DVDs of Britain, aerial views, the Royal Family and gardens.
Leader / Convenor Anne Wall 293 5000
Timing: 2:00 – 4:15. 13 March, 20 March, 27 March.
Location: Waikanae
Maximum 7
Last ran: March 2020

Ethnic Dining Group
We want to start a social Ethnic Dining group for ‘foodies’. The idea is to form a social group of 8 to 10 people who are interested in food and meeting socially. Meals will be held either in people’s homes or in restaurants and will be on a non-profit basis, (except for restaurants of course).

We could also run a themed “potluck’ meal with some control so there isn’t a surfeit of one particular dish. Catherine will be happy to hunt out recipes, to give encouragement and suggestions to people.

This will be an opportunity to meet like-minded people to find new restaurants and try out new tastes. Ring Catherine if you want more information.
Leader: Catherine Lewin 06 3646 284

Timing: Once a month with the day or time to be arranged. Say the last week/ weekend of the month, perhaps a Saturday evening or a Sunday luncheon.

Our first ethnic dining meet will be a New Zealand themed luncheon at Catherine’s home on Saturday, 29th February at 1pm. Please RSVP to Catherine by SAT 22 FEB to secure your booking – address will be provided when you book.
Location: People’s homes and or local restaurants. There will be some travelling.
Cost: $10 per person. BYO drink – plus any ideas/ recommendations you may have.
Reimbursement cost for the meal in people’s homes or typically $20-$30 in restaurants depending on choice from menu.
Location: 36 Awanui Drive, Waikanae
3 Spaces in the waiting list
Course did not run – insufficient numbers 1/3/2020

John Betjeman, His Life and an Appreciation of His Poetry

John Betjemann

John Betjeman

Three Friday afternoons visiting some DVDs about the Poet’s life, his interests around Britain and his poetry.
Time: 2:00pm to 4:30pm Fridays 14th, 21st, 28th August
Venue: Waikanae.
Maximum Number: Seven
Leader: Anne Wall 293 5000.

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