The Canterbury Workers Association

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Welcome to the WEA for 2015! Our Term 2 programme has been posted to members, is available on this website, and should also be in the city libraries. It can also be collected from our front porch at 59 Gloucester Street.

  • Enrolments can be done on-line from this website.
    Please note: If you are paying via the internet it is important we still receive an enrolment form for us to be able to record your enrolment

  • Our Branches also have regular activities. The details are listed at the bottom of the programme page

Courses starting this week at the WEA. Enrol soon to avoid disappointment

Some courses have limited numbers; others may be cancelled if there are insufficient enrolments

  • Monday 18 May: Printmaking

  • Wednesday 20 May:Philosophy & the Future of Everything ; A Garden City for the 21st Century

  • Thursday 21 May: Willpower, Habits & Behaviour Change

PARKING. Some suggestions for parking near the WEA!

  • City Council Carpark at 69 Armagh Street, $2 per hour, 38 spaces.

  • Aldersgate car park, at 309 Durham Street, across the road from the District Court, $2 per hour , 70 spaces

  • Chester Street West car park, at 55 Chester Street, (on the corner of Chester St West and Durham St) $2 per hour ,
    55 spaces

  • Rolleston Avenue Car Park: $3.10 per hour, 30 spaces

  • Free parking for up to 3 hours is available in the Botanic Gardens Car Park accessed from the Armagh Street bridge.

  • Free parking also on the west side of Cranmer Square, likely to be available when attending weekend or evening courses.
    Another idea: park outside the Four Avenues and catch one of the buses that go along Durham Street and Montreal Street.
    We support discussion about better parking in the central city.

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A very clever and to the point story about privilege.


Behind the Headlines this week


Affordable Housing in Christchurch. Thursday 28th May 7.30 - 9pm.

Geoff Butcher, Economist, Cooperative section developer and Trustee of Community Housing Trust.

Programmes starting soon --- including

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=We are very grateful to Mayor Lianne Dalziel for launching the Centennial History the "The People's University".


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Term 2 programme is now out.
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Please note: If you are paying via the internet it is important we still receive an Enrolment Form to register your enrolment

Enrol on line, or email or send in form or call us at 3660285

The WEA was highlighted on CTV recently . The interview can be watched here.

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.

WEA Term Dates 2015.

Term 1: 9th February -3rd April
Term 2: 4th May - 26th June
Term 3: 27th July - 18th September
Term 4: 19th October - 11th December

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
New Zealand

Phone: 03 366 0285
Fax: 03 366 4530

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

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