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Below are our up-coming courses.  The full list is under the "News" tab.

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The "courses" tab will let you enroll in courses electronically, however this feature isn't up and running just yet.

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Our next courses are:


Vatican Art  (new date Saturday 30th September)

With Christopher Longhurst, on Saturday, 10am–4pm, at the Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu

Cost: $40 members $50 non-members

The history and major artworks at the Vatican's St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel and papal art galleries at the Vatican Museums. Dr Longhurst has held university posts in Morocco and Italy.


Reading Shakespeare – Twelfth Night 

With Janet Secker, over 4 Tuesdays: 26 September – 17 October, 2 pm – 4 pm at Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu

Cost: $70 members $80 non-members

Twelfth Night is a romantic comedy which deals with many aspects of love- true love, unrequited love, self love and loving friendship. The play has both humour and poignancy, and happy endings for almost everybody!


Marine Conservation - the New Zealand way

With Jonathan Gardner, on Saturday 7 October, 10 am – 12 noon at Kapiti Women’s Centre, 7 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu

Cost: $20 members $30 non-members

New Zealand has a variety of different pieces of legislation in place for marine conservation. The "A New Marine Protected Areas Act – consultation document" provides some indication of how New Zealand’s marine conservation strategy may develop in the future. In this lecture Prof. Jonathan Gardner will outline the development of marine protection in New Zealand, its ecological benefits, and what may happen in the future.


And our remaining second semester courses are:

Course Date
Gold Card Pick’n Mix Various – 1 day each month

Ancient Egypt - Prehistory Wednesday 18 October (4 weeks)
Geology Saturday 11 November
Astronomy Saturday TBA


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.