"The Growth of New Zealand Towns"
Hugh Dickey started his interest in population studies and demographic research as a young man. His book “The Growth of New Zealand Towns,” is a result of decades of interest and research. An accomplished presenter Hugh will give a historical overview of the evolution and the changes in our cities and towns as the country has developed from its colonial beginnings. He will give a general picture of the trends behind the growth or decline of towns and cities from all over the country. Information gathered from the local inhabitants contributes secrets and debunk myths in the over fifty towns and cities that are featured.
“This is a treasure trove of information on the growth of New Zealand towns, graphically presented in interesting ways. This is a very useful reference for anyone interested in the changing profiles of N.Z. towns since early European settlement.” Linda Bryder, Professor of History, University of Auckland
Overview of our Monthly Meetings
The two hour meeting is held on the first Tuesday morning of each month in Browns Bay. An invited speaker, expert in the field, informs, educates and entertains us. Our focus is Exceptional New Zealanders doing Exceptional Things in New Zealand. A wide range of current topics is covered and we are sometimes privy to information not yet released by the researchers to the public.
The second part of the meeting is provided by our U3A Special Interest Groups whose presentations have been identified as being of interest for the whole membership. A tea break provides the opportunity for members to mix and chat. Attendance at the main monthly meetings is optional. Members are required to attend one or more Special Interest Groups as this is where the active learning focus of the U3A philosophy occurs and long last friendships are made.