The Canterbury Workers Association

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Notice Board

  • Term 4 is underway - Enrol early to avoid disappointment!
    Some courses with limited enrolment may fill; others may be cancelled or postponed if there are insufficient enrolments.
    We have the following courses starting over the next week:
    Saturday 18 October: How did they get around? Transport in Early Christchurch (seminar)
    Monday 20 October: Sleeping Well
    Tuesday 21 October: Nordic Walking, Italian Singing
    Wednesday 22 October: Ethical Problems & Applications, Israeli Dancing, Organic Gardening
    Friday 17 October: Portrait Drawing and Painting
    For more information about all our courses go to the Programme page

  • In March 2015 we're celebrating our centenary. The registration form can be downloaded here:
    CWEA Centenary Registration Form

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

  • 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.

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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.