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Our 2017 first semester programme contains 18 courses ... our next courses are:


A taste of wine - the theory and practice of wine appreciation

Over four Saturdays: 29 April – 20 May, 3 pm – 5 pm; Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu

Cost: $80 (+ membership)

Common chemical wine components will be explained and illustrated with tactile molecular models. You'll be provided with notes to make the discussions interactive and lively. There will be blind tastings with course tutor Tom Ranson (M.Sc.Biochemistry/ Dip.Ed).



Shakespeare’s “Othello”

Over 4 Mondays: 1 May – 22 May, 2 pm – 4 pm; Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu

Cost: $60 (+ membership)

Local Shakespeare champion Janet Secker explores one of Shakespeare’s better known tragedies. The story revolves around four central characters:Othello (a Moorish general in the Venetian army); his beloved wife,Desdemona; his loyal lieutenant,Cassio; and his trusted but ultimately unfaithful ensign,Iago. The course will explore its varied and enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance.

Class members need to bring a copy of the text.


Geology – the Kaikoura quakes, before and after

Saturday 6 May, 10.15 am – 1 pm; Paraparaumu Library, Ivor Trask Place, Paraparaumu

Cost: $30 (+ membership)

Hamish Campbell is a geologist and paleontologist at GNS Science; a widely published author, and has contributed to the television series “Coast New Zealand”. In this course he will update us on the science behind, and geological learning from, the Kaikoura earthquakes that occurred on 14 November 2016.

Kapiti WEA - Learning for Life

The WEA (Workers Educational Association) was set up in 1915 and is the longest-serving provider of adult education in New Zealand. Our aim is to provide community based, stimulating and varied educational activities that develop knowledge, skills, creativity, understanding and enjoyment of life. We offer courses in relaxed, non-threatening environments, using the best tutors available from Wellington and the Kapiti Coast.