Site updated 06 May, 2015  Web design: Garry Clark

      U3A Groups in New Zealand located in these regions and localities:    Bay of Islands, Whangarei, Auckland, Birkenhead, Browns Bay, Devonport, Epsom, Franklyn, Hibiscus Coast, Hobsonville, Howick, Kaipara Sth, Manurewa, Mt. Albert, Meadowbank, Northwest, New Lynn, Papatoetoe, Papakura, Pakuranga, Papetoetoe, Parnell, Ponsonby, Point Chevalier, Remuera, St Heliers, Takapuna, Tamaki, Warkworth, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga, Whakatane, Gisborne, Napier, Hastings, Havelock Nth, Taradale, Hawera, New Plymouth, Manawatu, Palmerston Nth, Whanganui, Wanganui, Wellington, Tawa , Linden, Porirua, Mana, Titahi Bay,  Island Bay, Kilbirnie, Lower Hutt, Paraparaumu, Waiarapa, Masterton, Nelson, Blenheim, Golden Bay, Motueka, Christchurch, Rolleston, Port Hills, Canturbury, Pegasus, Godley, Rutherford, Okeover, Mountfort, Ashburton, Timaru, Alexandra, Cromwell, Clutha, Dunedin, Mosgiel, Otago, Queenstown, Wakatipu, Wanaka, Invercargill, Southland

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U3A Organisations in New Zealand
Regional New Zealand U3A Groups

Earning a living & Family


Childhood & Schooling

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Retired or about to Retire?  With U3A you can plan to work at living, rather than living to work!

Those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach”      a founder Peter Haslett

We are NOT a University ! There are NO EXAMS and NO formal LECTURES

Find a U3A Organisation in New Zealand

This site enables members and intending members to contact a local New Zealand U3A. This site provides a NZ U3A Directory. It also has a new section guide on starting a U3A.

 Website changes - Late May 2015 there will a common site for all U3A in New Zealand.
Every U3A in NZ will have a web page of information along with a new NZ U3A finder.  This is a collaborative effort between  and to provide a one stop resource of up to date information.  Its essential that all U3A in NZ make contact.  Every U3A will individually control their data entry into an easy login and update screen on the  www . u3a . nz  domain.  What happens with the other domains above? Initially they will have the same content. 

Contact  U3A by email

Are you in need of mental stimulation
Want to have fun and keep the grey matter working?  Answer = U3A

We are a society of retired or near-retired people 
(in the Third Age) who want to make new friends,
keep our minds active and have fun.

The skills and knowledge from our members’
“previous lives” are a precious resource for the group.

The ancient meaning of ‘University’
was a group of people gathered together
to learn more about their chosen topics of interest. 
This is the model which we espouse. 
Unlike modern universities, there are no exams
and no formal lectures. 

We are all, at different times, teachers and learners
within our chosen topics of interest. 

This active participation is our unique feature and a requirement of membership.









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Auckland Region


Waikato Region


Bay of Plenty


Gisborne Region


Hawke’s Bay Region


Taranaki Region


Manawatu - Whanganui Region


Wellington Region


Tasman Region


Nelson Region


Marlborough Region


West Coast Region


Canterbury Region


Otago Region


Southland Region

U3A Finder

 Jubilee Photos

U3A Asia Pacific Alliance International Conference will be held in Brisbane, Australia on 28-29 May 2015  Details here