Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gmail hands-on course Friday 5 and 12 August , 12.30 pm -2.30 pm

When: Friday, 5 and 12 August, 12.30 pm -2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Rooms 11 & 12

What:  The purpose of this hands-on course is to set up an email account using the free web-based email programme Gmail, and explore the extra services this email programme offers.

The only prerequisites are:
a basic knowledge of using a mouse or touch pad
access to a computer with a broadband connection
You will learn:
how to set up an email account
where to find tools and adjust programme settings to suit individual taste
ways to send, receive and forward emails
filing emails and creating new folders
sending and opening an attachment
including pictures in emails
saving pictures to your computer
using an address book and transferring addresses from another email programme
setting up a calendar
saving files, pictures, etc to the web
The course covers two days and the investment is $20 payable on the first day.

Register with Ngaire Jackson at

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Question & Answers Meeting, (Q&A.) Thursday 28 July, 2016, 10.00 am -- 12.00 pm

When: Thursday  28 July 2016, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.  

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2

What:  An opportunity to learn and share, where everyone is welcome,  especially the new SeniorNet members and at no cost to anyone.

All questions are addressed and hopefully successfully answered and the only 'silly' question is the one that is not asked.

This is also an opportunity to share with other SeniorNet members any hints or tips that can make computing easier and/or more interesting.  So don’t be shy come along and get to meet up with other members who may be of assistance to you.
Some items discussed at the June meeting were:

  • Spam emails and how to deal with them.
  • A scam was reported involving a local company, some warnings and advice was given. 
  • Explanations were given about the use of the CCleaner programme . 
  • Problems with the Firefox operating system were attended to.
  • Questions emanated from Windows10,  i.e. what is Bing?, what is Windows Defender?   

Lionel looks forward to meeting and greeting you all.

Remember this Meeting is free to all members.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Workshop - 101 Google tools (or nearly!) Wednesday 3 August, 10.00 am -12.00 pm

When: Wednesday 3 August, 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: SeniorNet Wellington does workshops on e.g. Google Search, Google Earth and Google Maps, Gmail and Google Drive.

Did you realise there are many other useful Google tools?

This workshop will give an overview of some of those free Google  tools and show you where to find other Google tools that may be of interest.

It will include a demonstration of how to use the free Google Drive for cloud storage and an introduction to its tools.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door.

Please register with Alan Royal at

Please wear a name tag.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

DropBox - one way to save and share your files in the cloud, Tuesday 2nd August 2016, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

When: Tuesday 2nd August 2016, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

Preparation:  Laptop, phone or tablet, any of these may be used… bring them along.

What:  How to create your DropBox account and install it on your device;
(You need your preferred email address AND password), Choose your plan; Set it up (typical or Advanced); the Tutorial Window.
Start using DropBox… Syncing, editing, sharing files.  Recovering/restoring deleted files.
That’s about it for this session…

Bring in a USB flash drive to get a DropBox installer; copies of tutorials and other interesting information.

Register with Ray Heenan at  $5 for members.

We look forward to enjoying your company. 

Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 26 July 2016: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 26 July 2016: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Q & A format.

Facilitator: George Barna
Are you having problems with your Android device or just interested in learning more about it? If so, you are welcome to come along & ask questions.
Don't be shy. These sessions are specifically designed to help the beginner. Come and ask your questions so that we can help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. Even if you don’t have any questions yourself, still please come along as you may have the answer to someone else’s question.
Some of the topics discussed at our last meeting were:
Email not refreshing automatically
Changing notification sounds & ringtones
Android Phones/Tablets for Dummies online
Downloading User Manuals
Moving App Icons between Home Screens
Android versions differ between makes & models
Using Team Viewer app to view phone screen on PC monitor
New members are particularly welcome. The first part of our session will be devoted to questions from new Android users.
These sessions are free for members. No registration is required.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 18 July 2016, 10.00 am – 12 noon

When: Monday 18 July 10.00 am – 12 noon

Note the change from the 4th Monday to the 3rd Monday

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: This month we will be looking at making movies with iMovie that comes with your Mac.

Share your knowledge and experiences with other Apple Mac Computer users.

Ask questions, help with answers, exchange experiences and listen to or provide some helpful hints.

Are you new to Mac? Thinking of purchasing an Apple Mac?  Come along observe and even ask questions.

It is an opportunity to learn, to expand your knowledge and skills on Apple Mac by sharing the know-how of other members.

This meeting is free to all members.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Digicam(Digital Camera) S.I.G. Meeting - Thurs 14 July 2016- 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Thurs 14 July 2016- 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1,Room 2.

What: Thousands of images, NOW WHAT? is the title of a book by professional photographer and adventurer Mike Hagen. Using the basis of this book, Brian Carver will explore how to download, sort based on "Who What When Where How", transfer to designated folders and tag using "key words" - "stars" plus essential backup methods.

This can all be accomplished using programs such as Windows Live Photo Gallery (free), Adobe Lightroom, not free but worth a brief look into, and our all time favourite Faststone. It all comes under the umbrella Digital Asset Management (DAM).

In addition, there are a couple of fascinating and very useful applications using the "curves graph" that you can apply to selected images. Brian Carver has picked up one from a  Tom Ang book. Tom spends half his time in NZ and Brian describes him as 'one very clever dude'.

There will be time for questions and answers, including those arising from the above discussion.

Skype workshop – Friday 22nd July 2016 10.00 am - 12 noon

When: Friday 22nd July 2016 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: The workshop will look at the Skype program, which can be used to make calls (both voice and video) over the internet, for free.

How to download the software, install it and get the program up and running,
so that you can talk to family and friends, as well as see them if you have a web camera, will be demonstrated.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door.

Please register with Keith Kenderdine at

Please wear a name tag.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Innovative ways to use your iPad or iPhone while on holiday, Thursday 21 July, 10.00 am-12.00 pm

When:  Thursday 21 July, 10.00 am-12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Our popular guest presenter Peter Chik recently took a 20 day cruise through the Panama Canal, stopping at some Central America countries, as well as ports in Mexico and America, before ending up in Vancouver, Canada.

During this trip, he took about 3000 photos and videos using an iPhone, and was able to easily share some of his experiences with his family and friends via group emails and WhatsApp. By the time he reached Vancouver all his photos were backed up on Google Photos, in the cloud, using the hotel's fast internet.

In this presentation, Peter will show you the apps and methods he uses to build collages, combine videos, edit photos, perform backup etc. Anyone with an iOS device and a camera will be able to do the same.

Numbers are limited so register early with Peter Moon at
Investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change would be appreciated.

Monday, July 4, 2016

SeniorNet Wellington, Writing and Publishing Group, Wednesday 13 July from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

When:    Wednesday 13 July from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Where :   Level 1, Anvil House, 138-140 Wakefield St (opposite the Michael Fowler Centre)

What: Speaker  Lisa Nimmo, marketer and entertainer.

When Lisa began writing her memoir she didn’t know where to start.  With no formal writing background, she hoped she would write an enjoyable story that inspired people. She had no idea that the person who’d be most inspired was herself.

Her memoir ‘Polishing a Pearl’ will be published at the end of this year.  It tells the story of a thirty-year-old woman who rediscovers a childhood dream then sets out to make it come true, with startling results. Lisa has become a passionate advocate for the healing power of memoir.

She believes that everyone has an amazing story to tell and that memoir writing is a chance for us to examine and celebrate who we are. Lisa will share with us the practical techniques she’s employed over the last two years that helped her bring her story to life.

The session is free to all members, will be very interesting, and should not be missed.