The Canterbury Workers Association

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Welcome to the WEA for 2015! Our Term 3 programme is available on this website, and is also in the City Libraries. It can also be collected from our front porch at 59 Gloucester Street.

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

  • Monday 27 July: The Short Story; Printmaking

  • Wednesday 29 July: Drawing; Creative Writing; Israeli Dancing

  • Thursday 30 July: Armchair Travel; Italian Singing

  • Friday 31 July: Portrait Drawing; Te Reo Maori Seminar

  • Saturday 1 August: Building Bridges to Islam

  • At New Brighton: Monday 27 July: Sit and Be Fit

  • Enrolments can be made 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

Some corrections to the Free Adult Learner's Week activities dates

  • Israeli Dancing -- Wednesday 9th September - 11.45-1.15 pm

  • City on the Move-- Wednesday 9th September - 1.30- 2.30 pm

  • Armchair Travel -- Thursday 10th September - 10.30-11.30 am

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

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 Riccarton Avenue.

  • 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 come into the bus exchange.
    We support discussion about better parking in the central city.

New Programmes starting soon.


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Some corrections to the Free Adult Learner's Week activities dates listed in our Term 3 programme
Israeli Dancing -- Wednesday 9th September - 11.45-1.15 pm
City on the Move-- Wednesday 9th September - 1.30 -2.30 pm
Armchair Travel -- Thursday 10th September - 10.30-11.30 am

The " People's University" is being discussed internationally. Dr Rajesh Tandon UNESCO Co-Chair was the keynote speaker at the recent ACE (Adult Community Education ) conference recently. http://unescochair-cbrsr.org/unesco/the-peoples-university/
As he says " Democracy is a set of attitudes, values, principles, ethics and behaviours, yes institutions too,that is learnt in everyday life at home, community, school and work places."


On RadioNZ Insight at 9.30 pm Monday 29th June: Insight: Democracy and Water Rights
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight

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A very clever and to the point story about privilege.


Just completed.

  • Is the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement(TPPA) a moral issue? Jim Consedine and John Minto discuss this.
    Thursday 4th June at WEA 59 Gloucester Street.
    It's OUR Future.

  • Affordable Housing in Christchurch. Thursday 28th May 7.30 - 9pm
    Geoff Butcher, Economist, Cooperative section developer and Trustee of Community Housing Trust.
    http://www.cht.org.nz/
    http://cooperativesections.co.nz/

Programmes starting soon --- Term 3 Programme is out. Copies available at libraries and otherh place sin town or at 59 Gloucester street.

We are very grateful to Mayor Lianne Dalziel for launching the Centennial History the "The People's University".
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Term 3 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 admin@cwea.org.nz 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.

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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.

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