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All about nuts

The Food Appreciation Group has 16 active members and is now full. Our June meeting centred around nuts: 4 members each researched one type of nut (almonds, walnuts, brazils and cashews) and came up with some very interesting facts and … Continue reading

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Braided Rivers

Today Nick Ledgard gave a us a very interesting talk on Canterbury’s braided rivers, in particular, the Ashley-Rakahuri river. He is currently Chair of the Ashley-Rakahuri Rivercare Group, and also Chair of BRaid inc (braided river aid), an umbrella group … Continue reading

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Natural History Group visit to the Lyttelton Volcano Complex

On Wednesday 13 April the U3A Ellesmere Natural History Group visited the Lyttelton Volcano Complex after two talks by Glenn Vallender. Copyright 2016 Glenn Vallender Click on an image to view the gallery.

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Another cycling trip

Four keen members of the Cycling group of U3A Ellesmere went on another trip today. We peddled into a head wind most of the way from Lincoln to Halswell where we stopped for afternoon tea. It was easy going on … Continue reading

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A tour of Lincoln University art collection

The Natural History Group combined with the small Art Appreciation group on Friday 14 August 2015. They had a tour of the Art at Lincoln University, and also learnt about the history and future development. The convenor, Lena, was told … Continue reading

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Food appreciation group’s first meeting

The inaugural meeting of the U3A Food Interest Group was held on Tuesday 11th August and it promises to be a great group. We started with a discussion on the purpose of the group, the expectations of the members, and … Continue reading

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First meeting of the Wine Appreciation Interest Group

Last night seven people enjoyed a very pleasant evening tasting six wines under $15 from New World. It was the first meeting of the Wine Appreciation group ably and enthusiastically presented by Tina Carlton. We inspected the colour and then swirled … Continue reading

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Our first interest group meeting

It was a special day for U3A Ellesmere today. Twelve members of the Movies Interest Group saw Woman in Gold at the Academy Gold Cinema at the Colombo. This was the first meeting for any interest group. All the members … Continue reading

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April talk – Selwyn MP Amy Adams

Amy Adams has been MP for Selwyn since 2008. She is currently Minister for Justice, Minister for Courts, Minister for Communications and Minister for Broadcasting. This morning she talked about her justice portfolio, in particular efforts to get all relevant government … Continue reading

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March talk – Helping migrants achieve their dreams

Tazvitya (Taz) Mukorombindo gave us an engaging presentation on his work in Canterbury helping migrants achieve their dreams. Taz arrived in New Zealand in 2002 from Zimbabwe and despite having a degree in Commerce and working for 2 years at … Continue reading

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