Row of 5 photos of Hastings, New Zealand. Credit respectively to photographers Eva Bradley, Brian Culy, Eva Bradley, Tim Whittaker, Alphapix.

About Us

Hastings U3A is a self-help, member-run organisation for people no longer in full-time employment.  Members share their knowledge, skills and experience in a variety of ways through meetings, talks, social and group activities.

Hastings U3A is one of 80 plus U3As in New Zealand and has approximately 140 members.  It is organised by a Management Committee of volunteers, elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting.  Activity Group leaders are also volunteers who give their services to pass on their skills for the benefit of others.  We learn from each other and help each other. 

Most of our groups meet in private homes so numbers may be limited.

The Committee for 2022 is as follows:

President: Pam de FrerePh: 021 632 889
Past President: Shirley HapukuPh: 06 876 8181 or 027 314 1898
Secretary: Narelle de FrerePh: 06 870 3634 or 027 277 6481
Treasurer: Hazel SturmPh: 06 878 6672
Membership Secretary: Pamela LisamorePh: 06 876 2229


Karin RileyPh: 06 877 4163
Diane BrownPh: 06 876 5467