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Te Reo Maori Beginners   -  Fee: Gold Coin Donation each lesson (Thurs 10am-12pm wk x 7 wks)

An introduction to Te Reo Maori and culture - Learn basic greetings, songs, and words for everyday conversation.   Great for anyone.

IELTS Preparation Course  -   Fees: $280.00 (Tue & Fri 10am-12pm 7 wks)

Whether you are going to university, work or Visa requirements this course will help you prepare for the IELTS Test. People who wish to join this course would ideally have literacy & numeracy in their own language as well as a reasonable amount of English language.

English Conversational Intermediate - Fees: Gold Coin Donation each lesson (Friday 10.30-12.30pm)

This course is suitable for migrants with limited English, who would like to develop their speaking vocabulary, and speaking confidence. Come learn conversational English in a fun, supportive and friendly environment. 

English Conversational Absolute Beginners - Fees: Gold Coin Donation each lesson (Tuesdays 10-12pm)

This course is suitable new migrants with NO ENGLISH and want to be able to communicate in English, to their family, friends and community .  Come learn conversational English in a fun, supportive and friendly environment. 

English Conversational Beg-Int - Fees: Gold Coin Donation each lesson (Fri 6-7.30pm)

Come learn conversational English in a warm, supportive and friendly environment. This course is open to beginners through to intermediate, helping with written, oral and reading English.

Mandarin Conversational Beginner - Fees: Gold Coin Donation each lesson (Tues 10.30-12.30pm)

Come learn conversational Mandarin in a warm, supportive and friendly environment. This course is ideal for people who want an introduction to the language and history behind the language.

Arts – Painting with Acrylics - Fee: $50 plus materials (Thur 7- 9pm x 7 wks)

This great course is for beginners to advanced. Complete a beautiful paintingsof New Zealand scenery, plants and animals within the 7 week course. Come and paint in a fun environment.

Computer & Technology for Beginners - Fee: $50 per term (Mon 10am-12pm x 7 wks)

Come and learn, explore, have fun and unmask all the technical jargon of computers, mobile phones or ipads. Learn how to write your CV, write emails or how to use Facebook, twitter etc just come and have fun.

Start Your Own Business  - Fee Gold coin donation per class - Wednesdays 10.30am - 12.30pm

For more information about the courses - Contact us now!

45plus JOB CLUB

Mondays to Fridays 10am to 1pm (gold coin donation)

Club Day every 3rd Tuesday of the month 10.30am bring a plate for a shared morning tea and group chat.

Helping you with all your job preparation and job searching - CV's, Job Search, Computer Skills, Interview skills, role plays, motivation workshops and more.

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  • Financial Literacy - The real gritty stuff to help you and your family when it feels like the walls a caving in.
  • Leadership Development for Women - A look at what, how, when and why for Women who want to progress in business and life.
  • Geneology - Family History - Trace your family line, a guide and resources to how to do it free online.
  • What the heck am I doing? - A way to analyse where you are today and what's really going on for you.

Next workshops March 2018.  For more information contact (09) 827 6748 or

Adult Learners' Week 2018

Watch this space for up and coming details for this year

What is Adult Learners’ Week?

Adult Learners’ Week in New Zealand is part of an international festival of adult learning. Each year, Adult Learners’ Week is celebrated with hundreds of events and activities designed to promote the benefits of learning – in the home, at work and in the community – and to highlight the many options available.Adult Learners’ Week also provides an opportunity for informed discussion about the current provision of adult learning in New Zealand and to consider what improvements are needed to take New Zealand forward.In New Zealand, Adult Learners’ Week is coordinated nationally by ACE Aotearoa.

An international history

When governments met in Jomtien for the World Conference on Education for All in 1990, they set goals for universal access to and completion of primary education, and reduction of the adult illiteracy rate to one half its 1990 level by 2000. Ten years later, governments met in Dakar and still 113 million children had no access to primary education and 880 million adults, the majority of them women, were illiterate.

It is against this background that International Adult Learners' Week takes place.

The move to create a wider celebration of adult learning began with the American Association for the Advancement of Education (AAAE) in the late 1980s. The US week focused on a Congressional Breakfast for outstanding adult learners backed by an activities pack for AAAE members.

Adult Learners' Week commenced in the United Kingdom in 1992. Australia, along with South Africa and Jamaica, picked up on the success of Adult Learners' Week in 1995 and in 1998 New Zealand began celebrating adult learners as a way of encouraging more participation in lifelong learning.

When UNESCOs General Conference in November 1999 approved the International Adult Learners' Week, the aim was expanded to encourage countries to learn from each other and to amplify the cooperation between agencies active in the promotion of adult learning at international level.  Since then, organisers in more than 40 countries have organised or are preparing learning festivals. These not only raise awareness of the need to create more opportunities for adults to learn, but celebrate the efforts and achievements of the thousands who find the courage to take that first step back.

International Literacy Day and Adult Learners' Week are used as mobilisation initiatives in many countries. They become a key element of national adult learning policies, promoting wider access to adult learning by celebrating individual and collective achievements, and using their experiences to stimulate a demand for learning elsewhere.

Many of the most successful events take place in venues that adults find accessible, friendly, and familiar, such as cafes, bars, community centres, on public transport, sports grounds or village halls. The experiences of some other countries illustrate the different festivals of learning now occurring.