U3A Takapuna

U3A Takapuna
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For those with free time and a desire to learn. U3A provides an ideal environment in which to pursue new or existing interests. Visit our monthly meeting to see if you would like to join this friendly group. A full list of  interest groups is available on this site under Menu item Groups

An Invitation to Members
U3A Takapuna Celebrates 30 years
Our Pearl Jubilee
Please note our earlier start time of 9.15am
for our Poster Display and Quiz
2 June 2021 at 9.15am
Citizens’ Centre,
College Road, Northcote

Guest Speaker: Guest Speaker: Hannah Johnston
Pest Detection Dog Handler, Department of Conservation
Conservation Dogs

Through a partnership with Kiwibank in 2017, the Department of Conservation were able to increase their number of pest dog handlers throughout New Zealand. With more islands and mainland sanctuaries becoming pest free, there was a need for more biosecurity, incursion response and surveillance to ensure that the islands maintain their pest free status, using the dogs as an effective tool. Hannah Johnston is one of these dog handlers based in Auckland, looking after the Hauraki Gulf islands. She has two detection dogs: Indie who is trained to detect rodents, and Harper who is trained to detect plague skinks. She will be sharing how the Conservation Dog Program utilises their dogs for both pests and species in New Zealand, and some of the projects they are involved in.

Hosts:   Empires of the Steppes
Four members at 9.00am please
Morning Tea: Historical Studies
Two members at 9.00am and a further 4 at approx. 11.15am please
Hosts and morning tea teams are also responsible for ensuring the hall is left in a clean and tidy state at the end of the meeting


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