Interest Groups

Interest Groups

There is a wide variety of Interest Groups for members to choose from. Your membership entitles you to join as many groups as you would like as long as there are vacancies. These groups have been developed and led by members over time. Everyone is welcome.  We also encourage people to suggest a group to add to this list.



The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 2.00 pm. An informal get-together to discuss books we have read, are reading or would like to read.
Contact:  Ann Harris – 387 3331

Creative Writing

The group meets on alternate Thursday mornings. Participants work towards developing short stories.
Contact: Allison Simpson – 973 9554

Discussion Group

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 2.00 pm.
Discussion is based on current news in newspapers and media.
Contact: Helen Orchard – 387 3533

Discussion Group Two

Meetings are held on 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m.
Discussion is on a variety of chosen topics.
Contact: Paul Franken – 976 8338

Eating Out 1

Outings are on the second Wednesday of the month. This group visits restaurants around Wellington. New intending participants please phone the organiser for that outing.
Contact: Lorna Nicolson – 386 2175

Eating Out 2 – Bon Appetit

Meets on the third Wednesday of the month. Various venues.
Contact:  Jenny Fellows – 970 2868

Film and Discussion Group (FaD)

Visits are on the second Saturday of each month at various theatres around Wellington.
Contact: Noeleen Chadwick – 386 2350

Fourth Wednesday Series

Meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month 1.30 – 3.00 pm.
Contact: Glenys Cook – 973 1741


Games are played weekly on Mondays 1.15pm – 3.00pm. Tuition is available for new players.
Contact: Beverley Newton – 970 2972

Musical Appreciation

Held once a term on a Thursday afternoon date to be arranged.
Contact: Richard Keller – 387 2662

‘One Off’ Quiz and Social Afternoon

To be held on 12 March from 1:30 p.m at Kilbirnie Community Center.
Contact: Jenny Fellows – 970 2868


Play takes place weekly on Mondays 10.30am – 12 noon, weather and condition of court permitting. There is a charge of $3 a day per person
Contact:  Val and Linsay Norrish – 972 0507


Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, commencing at 10.30am. The group decides on the poet for each month and each member brings his or her research and comments. No previous experience necessary
Contact: Lorna Nicolson – 386 2175

Theatre Group

This group attends stage productions when a suitable play is being performed; usually once a month at 4.00pm at Circa Theatre. The cost is now $30.
Contact: Jenny Fellows – 970 2868

Travellers’ Tales

Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month 1.30pm – 3.00pm.
Contact:  Anne Johnstone – 387 2244


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