Meetings and special events for U3A Bay of Islands members

Past meetings

October     Alan Murgatroyd – Air Navigation Before the Days of GPS
August       Andrew Blanchard – The Legend of Mangahawea Bay
June            AGM and lunch to celebrate 20th birthday of U3A BOI
February   Kate Martin, Commemorations for Capt. Cook’s Arrival 250 years ago

November  Ceilidh with dancing, recitations and songs – a social event
October      Tom Everitt, Law – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
August        Lindsay Alexander, Early ships in the Bay of Islands
June            Annual General Meeting
April           Gerard Honiss, Medicine and Mud in the PNG Jungle
February    Jo Wood, Let’s Talk – Opening Up the Communications Barrier

October      Stuart Park, An Exploration of World War One
August        Elizabeth Ludbrook, Missionaries’ Influence in Early Bay of Islands History
June            Cam McNicol, Online Learning and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
April           Murray Lucas, Converting from Natural Gas to Geothermal Generated Steam
February    Catherine Gossage – A Walk with the Impressionists

October      Helen Ough Dealy, The Cornish Legacy in Mexico
August        Bill Guthrie, The dark side of Chinese graveside paper sacrifices
June            Stuart Park, Studio Glass in New Zealand
April           John Pearce, The Real Cost of Child Poverty in New Zealand
February    Kim Workman, Joint recipient International Prize for Restorative Justice;
…………..        New Directions in Criminal Justice – Or Are They?

October    Kerry Sinclair, President, Far North SAR; The Work of FN Search and Rescue
August      Lindsay Alexander, author; Whaling in the Bay of Islands
June           Ian McGill, Deputy Chairman, NCB; Role of Northland Conservation Board.
April          Elizabeth Forgie, Principal; Educational Changes at Kerikeri High School
February   Chris Booth, sculptor; Development of my land art over the last 40 years

October     Brooke Jamieson & Bill Edwards, HNZ; Archaeology and Heritage in Northland
August       Anthony Norman; The Three Voyages of Captain Cook
June           Dr John Booth, retired Marine Scientist; Marine Reserves for the Bay of Islands
April          Liz Bigwood, Manager, Kerikeri Mission; Untold Stories of the Kerikeri Mission
February   Dr Matt McGlone, Landcare; Dating Polynesian Settlement in New Zealand


October     Paul Buchanan, 36th Parallel Assessments; Nature of Intelligence Operations
August       Valerie and Rex Hunton; experiences working in the Pacific Islands
June           Dr Jamie Wood, Scientist, Landcare Research; New discoveries about Moa
April           Ivan Pivac; History of the Northland gumfields
February    Kate Martin, Curator of Pompallier House; Bishop Pompallier’s mission


November   Murray Benbow, VSA manager; Changes in Bougainville since the Civil War
August         Antje Deckert, AUT Criminology lecturer; Understanding Restorative Justice
June             Stuart Park, Northland Area Manager of NZHPT; NZ Tunnelers in WW1
April             Bob Rosevear of Mahoe Cheese business
February      Summer Soirée at Aroha Island with entertainment by the Puha Bandidos