Interest Groups

Interest groups meet weekly, monthly or randomly, and are coordinated by a member with an interest in the activity. Your ideas and help are appreciated to keep these groups vibrant.

Is there interest in forming a Bridge group?


Thursday 16 March

Meet at Green Gables, 241 Bridge St, at 1pm.
Please send Anne a txt or email if you plan to attend.


Tuesday 21 March at 2.30pm
The project for this meeting is six images on the subject of 'Risk'. Two images can be from your Archive and four images taken during the month.
Venue: Alan's
Please note that Alan is the contact for Happy Snappers for the next year.

CYCLING (Christine) 

Weekly on a Tuesday morning

Rides are emailed on a Friday for the following Tuesday.


Meet at 9.30am, walks are one hour (or as you choose).

6 Mar: Coastal Walkway, Richmond FLAT PARK: Fittal St (end of Beach Road)

COFFEE: Vanilla Bean Café

13 Mar: Mount Street circuit HILL PARK: Wigzell Park (Alfred St)

COFFEE: Melrose House

20 Mar: Monaco Loop Walk from Trent Drive FLAT PARK: near the Airport

COFFEE: Columbus Café, at Mitre 10

27 Mar: Stoke/Summerset walk FLAT
PARK: Corner of Masefield and Sargeson Streets

COFFEE: Greenmeadows Café

BRIDGE (Laurie)

If you are interested in forming a group please contact Laurie.


Maitai Golf Course 10 am !st Monday of the Month


Still eating


No meeting in March, as most people are away. Plans for April, May, June:

  1. A look into a member’s experience of solar panels associated with a battery driven car.

  2. An invitation to the new National Candidate, Blair Cameron, to share with us his views of the necessary action on Climate Change.

  3. To be joined by a member of the insurance industry on the implications of

    Climate Change to his company’s strategy.


Second Tuesday of the month at 3 pm

MOVIE (and PIZZA) (Sue)


Usually the fourth Wednesday of the month

Sue will email out the appropriately timed movies beforehand. Please let her know if you are coming – she will make a booking with Bella Pizzeria.



Thursday 23 March

The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary, commencing at 9.30am.

An opportunity for all members to explore the fantastic changes in the Sanctuary since last we visited. There are plenty of options for all capabilities:

  1. Easy loop track (wheelchair accessible) approx. 30-40 minutes, Grade 1

  2. A lovely walk up the Koru Track to Ferny Flats and back approx. 23 hours,

    on a well-formed track, Grade 2

  3. For the fitter social climbers there is the extra Carters loop which adds an

    hour onto option two.