Warkworth is situated on the banks of the Mahurangi River which flows into the Mahurangi Harbour in the Rodney District, Auckland City, New Zealand.

The town was founded in the 1830s by English settlers from Northumberland, England and many of it's streets are named after towns in the 'home' County.

Warkworth has often been called one of the loveliest towns in New Zealand.


Warkworth U3A has general meetings usually on the second Monday of February, April, June, August, October and December.
The meetings are held in the Totara Park Retirement Village, Recreation Hall, Melwood Drive, Warkworth at 10 a.m.

These meetings feature a guest speaker, morning tea, a short study group presentation and any business items that need attention.

The meetings are informal and convivial.


Our Special Interest Group meetings are held monthly at different times as arranged by each group. The venues usually vary with each meeting.

What is U3A?

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The U3A (Derived from University of the Third Age) Movement began in France in the mid-1970s and has now spread to many countries. U3A now has hundreds of thousands of members throughout the world.


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 is seen as an important opportunity for listening, learning and understanding. It is during retirement that people can put into practice the idea of a university as a community of like-minded people who seek a greater understanding of life.

Join one of our Groups..

Ancient History
Antiques and Collectibles
Music Appreciation
Art Appreciation
Book Talk
Developments in Medicine
Current Affairs
Jazz Listening
Poetry Reading
Local History
Play Reading
All about Plants

..or start a new one.

Unique characteristics of U3A.

  • U3A taps the great reservoir of knowledge, skills and experience of older people.
  • A range of subjects is decided upon from time-to-time and any member may suggest a new study group.
  • The learning topics are selected and planned by members.
  • Convenors for the discussion and study groups are appointed by each group.
  • There are opportunities for reading, research, discussions and field trips.
  • The atmosphere for learning is informal and friendly.
  • There are no compulsory activities.
  • There are no examinations.
  • Costs are minimal to suit everyone.
  • Meetings are held during the daytime.

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Warkworth U3A, P O Box 520, Warkworth, New Zealand.

President: Mary Miller - Secretary: Vivienne Mickelson  Editor: Ian Lewis

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