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U3A Manawatū Learning Groups

There are no compulsory activities and no examinations and  costs are minimal.

The U3A (University of the Third Age) movement began in France in the mid-seventies and has now spread to many countries. U3A has hundreds of thousands of members throughout the World and more than 50 branches in New Zealand.  U3A Manawatū currently has more than 120 members.

U3A is a response to the idea that human life is divided into three periods: firstly childhood and schooling, secondly child rearing and work, and thirdly retirement (the third age).

For more information visit the U3A

Manawatū website:

You can also contact us for further information via:

Postal Address:

U3A Manawatū 

PO Box 9076
Palmerston North


(06) 358-9764