The Canterbury Workers Association

Notice Board


Special Event! Candidates Panel, Saturday 30 August, 1-3pm, at the WEA
The theme for discussion will be Equality,Growth and Sustainability. Candidates who have confirmed so far are Beverley Ballantine (Internet/Mana), Ilam electorate, Nicky Wagner (National) and Tony Milne (Labour) standing in Christchurch Central and Denis O Rourke (New Zealand First) and Eugenie Sage (Greens) standing in the Port Hills electorate. All welcome!

  • Enrol now for Term 3 courses starting soon! See the programme page for details.

  • Starting next week:
    Monday: Exercise Dancing; Willpower
    Thursday: Exercise Dancing
    Saturday: Candidates Panel

  • Enrolments can be done on-line; or at our office at 59 Gloucester Street - or you can post a cheque.

  • The Term 3 programme is available on this website and can be downloaded as a PDF file. Printed copies have been posted to members and are available in public libraries, or from the front porch of the WEA at 59 Gloucester Street.

  • Remember Mah Jong continues throughout the year on Tuesday morning at 10am - 12noon. The Play Reading Group meets on Thursday at 10am-12noon.

  • 'Gender,equality and social justice - progress, paradox and promise' -Judy Mcgregor's 2013 Lincoln Efford Memorial Lecture, is available on our Lectures page as a PDF file.

  • Bussing to the WEA is a good solution to the parking problem. Some buses come into the city along Durham Street, and leave the city via Montreal Street, with bus-stops very close to the WEA.

About Us


Art Class
Art Class

Established in 1915, the Canterbury WEA is a voluntary non-profit, community, adult education association. The WEA aims to provide education for personal growth and towards the establishment of a just and equitable society. Here in Christchurch, WEA strives to provide affordable courses of a high standard that encourage discussion and respond to ideas and events in the local community.

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Ukulele Class
Ukulele Class
WEA Membership is not required to attend courses but members receive the quarterly programme and newsletter by post and can obtain a $2 discount on all courses. Membership, on calendar year basis, is $15 for individuals, $25 for family, $30 for organisations and $200 for life.

The programme of about 30 courses and events is updated on this web-site each term. The noticeboard is updated weekly. Inquiries to office phone, fax or e-mail address, below or fill out the on-line enrolment form on this web-site.
No unsolicited commercial material please.

Contact Details


Canterbury WEA
59 Gloucester Street,
P.O. Box 1796
Christchurch
New Zealand

Phone: 03 366 0285
Fax: 03 366 4530
Email: admin@cwea.org.nz

The Canterbury WEA wishes to thank the Canterbury Community Trust and the Christchurch City Council for their support.