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Committee 2020

President/Speakers Mary Miller
Secretary Glenda Came
Treasurer/Archivist Nigel Swaffield
Hospitality Kristin Price
Hospitality Jean Mason
Membership & Vice-President Alison Coates
Almoner Tonara Cuthell
Publicity/Akl.Network Rep. ?
Groups Convenor Hilary Lewis
Ian Lewis
? John Williamson
Technician Bill Robertson
IT/Website/Database Yet to be appointed by committee

 Current members: 165

Meetings Schedule 2020

January 13th
February 10th
March 9th Committee
April 20th
May 11th Committee
June 8th Mid-winter Lunch
July 13th Committee
August 10th
September 14th Committee
October 12th
November 9th
December 14th


Warkworth is located in the north-eastern edge Auckland city, New Zealand at the highest navigable point of the Mahurangi River. The river flows into the Mahurangi Harbour.
Warkworth map

Pre-European Warkworth.

The area was known by the Ngati Manuhiri iwi, the original people, as Puhinui.
For them,Te Awa Waihe (the Mahurangi River) was a very important waterway. They established convenient waka (canoe) landing sites along its course, serving the numerous settlements along the river, harbour and further inland.
In addition to providing water transport, the river was an important source of food such as tuna (eels), koura (freshwater crayfish), kakahi (freshwater mussels) and waterfowl. There were also flax and other weaving resources and plants and fruit for kai (food) and orongoa (medicine). The large mature trees in the once dense surrounding bush were felled for waka and building materials.

Modern era Warkworth.

The present 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.
Over the years, Warkworth has grown steadily, based on an agricultural and horticultural economy plus the  local administrative centre.
Before the days of reliable all-weather roads, it was an important maritime transport base, linking the surrounding area to the fast-growing town of Auckland and areas further north.
The town is presently experiencing a period of rapid growth promoted by tourism, numerous new commercial enterprises and housing development for Auckland's expanding population.
Warkworth is now the retail, commercial, and education centre of the northern area of the Rodney District serving approximately 12,000 residents.

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

Jane Gifford

Jane Gifford at Warkworth Town Wharf

New Members are always welcome.
At U3A Warkworth you will meet familiar faces plus a new group of friendly people with similar interests. If you have just moved to the area, or recently retired and are looking for new horizons, this is a pleasant and stimulating way to extend your circle of friends

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☎ 021 256 5422 - President
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Bank Account: 02-0480-0133880-00

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