The two hour meeting is held on the first Tuesday morning of each month in Browns Bay. An invited speaker, expert in the field, informs, educates and entertains us. Our focus is Exceptional New Zealanders doing Exceptional Things in New Zealand. A wide range of current topics is covered and we are sometimes privy to information not yet released by the researchers to the public.

The second part of the meeting is provided by our U3A Special Interest Groups whose presentations have been identified as being of interest for the whole membership.  A tea break provides the opportunity for members to mix and chat.  Attendance at the main monthly meetings is optional. Members are required to attend one or more Special Interest Groups as this is where the active learning focus of the U3A philosophy occurs and long last friendships are made.

Main Meeting attendees

  Main Speaker:

 1 August 2017



David Boyle

You can’t always get what you want - but we keep trying

David Boyle

David helps everyone, from the age of 5 to 105, to think about the future and get themselves in the best possible position to enjoy it.

He leads the Commission’s work in schools on the National Strategy, is the Commission’s expert on KiwiSaver and other investments, and helps retirees understand how to make their money last as long as they do.

Last year he organised national forums on KiwiSaver, NZ’s ageing workforce, and decumulation which is all about turning your savings and investments into income when you retire.

He has more than 32 years of experience in the financial services industry before joining the Commission.

When he’s not at work, you’ll find him elbowing his way to the front of mosh pits at gigs up and down the country. This passion for music saw him join the board of Play It Strange, a charity that showcases song writing in NZ schools. He is also on the board of Stand Children’s Services, previously known as Children’s Health Camps.