NEW INTEREST GROUP  Patterns, Paradoxes & Puzzles


November Meeting Images 2017 more photos here

Stephen Hoadley-2

Dr Stephen Hoardley on “Trump in New Zealand”


Glen with Stephen Hoadley-3

U3A Browns Bay President Glen Plaistowe and Stephen Hoardley


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Presentation by the Walking Group members



U3A is a shared experience.  All of us at Browns Bay U3A play our part during the year – we may be Committee members, Convenors, or special interest group members, and we all play our part in making sure that our monthly meetings go smoothly.  We all take our turn serving morning tea, moving seating, greeting newcomers and enjoying fellowship and mental stimulation.




About to retire?

With U3A you can plan to work at living,

rather than living to work!




Each member makes a contribution in keeping with

their particular skills, ability and knowledge..




Peter Laslett a founder of U3A in UK in 1981 said:-


 Those who teach shall also learn and

those who learn shall also teach.


U3A Browns Bay Inc.

PO Box 35 851

Browns Bay

North Shore


Glen Plaistowe  President ph 478 7115

Email Us

Find a U3A organisation in New Zealand

U3A New Zealand



U3A Browns Bay Inc North Shore members come from Okura, Glenfield, Wairau, Torbay, Albany, Paremoremo Valley, Murrays Bay, Mairangi Bay, Takapuna, Hibiscus Coast, Devonport Northcoate and Birkenhead.


There are many U3A’s across Auckland and New Zealand.  The u3A.nZ website has the growing list if you are outside our area. 


Our previous Guest Speakers for this year are listed here.



The newsletter reports from the groups are seen here. Several groups have started creating their own web pages.







Guest Speaker

5 September 2017

Linda Vagana

Duffy Books in Homes – More than just Books

(It’s our fight against poverty)


Linda Vagana

Guest Speaker

 3 October 2017

Karen Blake
How the Starship Foundation supports our Nation’s Children’s Hospital”

Karen Blake

Retired or near retirement.

This website opens up a new world for retirees

with retirement options.

Welcome to U3A Browns Bay

Are you in need of mental stimulation and want to have fun and keep the grey matter working?

Guest Speaker
5 December 2017
Colin McColl

Directing- The Invisible ART
more information


Guest Speaker
4 JULY 2017
celia caughey
Title of Presentation:
enlightening Experiences from vIETNAM
Celia Caughey

Guest Speaker

1 August 2017

David Boyle

You can’t always get what you want
 - but we keep trying

David Boyle

Guest Speaker
7 November 2017
 Dr Stephen Hoadley
  Associate Professor, Politics and
International Relations, University of Auckland

TRUMP in New Zealand

Dr Stephen Hoadley