Get Involved


If you're interested in joining one of these groups, please enter its name and number (eg, AKAR 001) by clicking here, and we'll send you contact details of the convenor. Most groups meet in the evenings - if they meet during the daytime, it will be indicated below. Cities and towns are listed alphabetically.

Christchurch - Group #: CHCH 156
We welcome new members from Addington or neighbouring areas.
Christchurch - Group #: CHCH 345
We are based at South Christchurch Library and are a daytime group. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Facilitated by Sarah, a library staff member. We enjoy discussing a wide range of genres, non-fiction and fiction, as well as catching up over a cup of coffee. You are welcome to join us!
Christchurch - Group #: CHCH 392
Library group. Meetings are held at the Peterborough Street library in the evening on the 2nd Tues of each month (6 to 7pm). Members are men and women of a mixture of ages. You are welcome to visit and join!
Christchurch - Avonhead - Group #: CHCH 403
We are a bunch of women, 35-50 years. We call ourselves the Ladies Philosophy Circle and like to read a mix of genres - fun and serious. We meet every two months in the same home, and take turns at supper.
Christchurch - Beckenham - Group #: CHCH 366
We are an intercultural group who meet at Euro cafe in Avonhead. We enjoy discussing the books and relating them to each person's experiences and the culture of their birthland. Gives us all an opportunity to share our cultures and to introduce New Kiwis
The Book Discussion 
Scheme is a member of the Federation of Workers Educational Associations in Aotearoa New Zealand
BDS is a member of the Federation of Workers Educational Associations