U3A stands for University of the Third Age. The term third age means no longer in full time work. U3A provides opportunities for people to meet, share experiences and pursue commonly held interests. The club meets monthly with a guest speaker who has unique experience in their field. Interest (study) groups meet at other times and it is encouraged that members belong to at least one study group.

Meeting dates for 2018 will be on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 in the larger Mohoao room of Te Hapua: Halswell Centre.

The first meeting will be on 14th February 2018 and will incorporate the AGM.


Special interest groups for 2018 will determined at this meeting.  Current interest groups as shown on this site may or may not continue at the same time or day.  There will also be additional interest groups available at the first meeting.

If you are interested in joining the club for 2018 email u3a.southwestchch@gmail.com