The Canterbury Workers Association

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Welcome to the WEA for 2015! Term 1 is coming to an end but soon after Easter our Term 2 programme will be available.
Please note we are closed for Easter - including Easter Tuesday.

  • The Term 1 2015 programme is available here, from our front porch at 59 Gloucester Street, and from city libraries. 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

  • Final Term 1 Event:
    Friday 10 April, 7.30pm: Public Discussion on Victoria Square: Should it be redeveloped?

The Centennial has been launched and was enjoyed by a wide range of people - young and old and recent and older WEA members. The rest of the year is about building WEA programmes, Celebrating the old and working very hard at ensuring the WEA is still doing what is needed over the next decades.
Thank you to those who supported the centennial events including Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Garry Moore and all the participants.
The Centennial history "The People's University" is available at bookshops.

  • Here are 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.
    There is free parking 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.

The Centenary Year has been launched.
We are very grateful to Mayor Lianne Dalziel for launching the Centennial History the "The People's University".
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Our Programmes are now in full swing and there are still spaces in some.
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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

Victoria Square. A christchurch Treasure. Make sure it stays that way.
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What is good listening? How do we become good listeners? Dr Richard Dawson has
held lecturing positions in law, politics, and economics.
Starts 14 March, 10 am - 12 noon, 4 Saturdays, at the WEA, 59 Gloucester
Street, $32
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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.

Bohemian Journey: A musical heritage in Colonial New Zealand with Roger Buckton. Start Monday March 9th 1-2.30 pm for 4 weeks. Contact us for booking.
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Italian Singing class with Claudia Lues begins on Thursday 19th February from 12-1 pm.


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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