These are held on the 1st WEDNESDAY of each month - February to December.

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

 (Scroll down to bottom of page for venue details).



Click Here for the 2021 AGM PRESIDENT'S REPORT FOR 2020



Upcoming Speakers:


April - Lyn McKinnon, Author, Topic - 'Only Two for Everest', An Account of a momentous Himalayan ascent.

May - Michael Maze - Respiratory and infectious disease physician at the University of Otago, Christchurch; a researcher in zoonic disease transmision in Eastern Africa and has been active locally and internationally into research on clinical aspects of Covid 19 

June - Amanda Mulligan (Senior Policy Advisor for the Ministry of Culture and Heritage), Topic- 'Is there a New Zealand Architecture?'

July - Stephen Caunter, Topic- 'Scams, Fraud, Love and Other Ways to Lose Money'

August- Simon Pollard, Topic- 'Science and Pseudo-science and How to Tell the Difference'


Recent Speakers:



U3A Port Hills was very priviledged to hear Sir Tipene speak at our August 2019 meeting. An informative and truly thought-provoking speaker who proved both fascinating and entertaining.  



February 2020 - Susan Foster-Cohen (Director of Champion Centre) Topic- 'Children with Develpmental Challenges and Disabilities'.

July 2020 - Mark Johnson, Education Officer from Wigram Airforce Museum. Topic - 'Sir Henry Wigram and the Setting Up of the Wigram Air Force Base'

August 2020 - Dr Amanda Landers,  involved for 20 years in hospice care, Topic - 'End of Life Care'


October 2020- Ben Moerman and Wenchen Dong, PhD students, Topic- 'Innovations in timber leading to taller buildings'

November 2020- Doctor Phillip Hulme, lecturer on bio-protection, Topic- 'The invasion of New Zealand by non-native plants'

December 2020- Anne Marie Mora, Communication and Engagement Manager, Topic- Progress on the Building of Christ Church Cathedral 

February 2021- Mr Ben Harris, Topic- 'The Gut Microbioeme'

March 2021 - Vicki Eastwood, Topic - 'The Australian Flying Doctor' 




St Martin's Presbyterian Church
43 St Martins Road
St Martins

09.30 am - Socialising
10:00 am - Guest Speaker
11:00 am - General Notices

 Please come early as we socialise before the meeting.