Thursday, March 26, 2015

Internet/Mobile Banking Workshop - Tuesday 7 April , 10.00 am to 12.00 noon

When: Tuesday 7 April , 10.00 am to 12.00  noon

Where:  SeniorNet Wellington, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, Anvil House, 138-140 Wakefield Street.

What: Dean Burt, Senior Manager Digital Operations, Strategy, Products and Marketing at Westpac NZ Limited, is an expert on all aspects of internet banking. He will demonstrate and discuss the key things we need to know about using the Internet for our personal banking and the basic rules we need to observe to stay safe when banking on-line.

Dean will also discuss some of the future developments happening in the mobile and online banking space. His comments are not specific to Westpac and apply broadly to all NZ banking institutions.

Dean is an excellent presenter and the previous workshops he has run for us have been well attended, very interesting, and most helpful for members.

Please register quickly to avoid disappointment with  Investment is $5 payable on the day, correct change if possible please

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Workshop - Windows 10 in 20 minutes - Tuesday 31 March, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 31 March, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Get ready for, and make yourself comfortable and competent with Windows 10 in about 20 minutes.

Find out how to make it look and work like XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1.

Learn how to use the new 'Cortina' search, keyboard short cuts, tiles and other new tools. Alan Royal will facilitate this session using the Technical Preview version.

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, for a year after its expected public release - expected about September 2015.

Register with Alan Royal at Numbers are limited.

Investment of $5 payable at the door. Correct change would be appreciated.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 24 March 2015, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 24 March 2015, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Q & A format.  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.

These sessions are free for members. No registration is required.

Facilitator: Graeme Munro

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Questions & Answers Meeting (Q&A) Thursday 26 March 2015, 10.00 am -- 11.45 am

When: Thursday 26 March  2015, 10.00 am --11.45 am.    
Then the fourth Thursday of every month except April and December

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2

What: This is an opportunity to learn and share -  with everyone welcome,  especially new SeniorNet members, so don’t be shy come along and also meet other members.

No question is too outlandish or too elementary -  all could lead to an answer.  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.

Some activity at the last meeting included :

  • An interesting report on the leading ISP's according to a Consumer survey
  • A warning advised re Superfish malware 
  • Rectifying the reversed key problem on various keyboards, including using the US International format for keyboards instead of English. 
  • Bitdefender Quickscan, a free online virus scanner. 
  • A discussion and easily understood video explanation of 'The Cloud'

Several other questions asked were dealt with by some of the more experienced members.

Lionel Clover looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible.   Free to all members.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 23 March 2015, 10.00 am – 12 noon

When: Monday 23 March 10.00 am – 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What:  This month we will be looking at Mac Mail.

Reminding you that this is a forum where you can

  • 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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Short Course 2040 - Hands-on Introduction to iPads and iOS Part 1 – Tuesday March 17 2015, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

When: Tuesday March 17 2015, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 12

What: This is a practical hands-on course to setting up and getting to know the iPad and the iOS that drives it. This course is a repeat of one ran in Feb – Mar 2014 for the benefit of new members since then. Part 2 will start when all Part 1 classes have been completed.

What you will learn
Common types of Tablets. Types of Tablet Operating systems, Apple iOS and devices, iPad hardware parts and names, iPad power on and off, Sleep/Wake button, Home Button, Volume Button and Side switch function, Status Icons, iPad setup, Connecting to Wi-Fi, Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes, Your iPad name, Intro to Settings, Getting important information about your iPad About setting, Screen capture,

A 2 hour hands-on course is not very long when you are having “fun” and there will be many areas and topics that can’t be covered in 2 hours. What I hope to do is to run follow up courses to allow you to “build” on what you’ve learnt.

Hands-on Classes will be limited to 7 so please register ASAP with Allan Chee at

If registration numbers exceed 7, then a wait list will be created and you will be advised by email when the next course will be conducted

Cost for the class is $10, payable on the day.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Digicam SLG, Wednesday 18 March, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When:  Wednesday 18 March, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: A number of people have asked  "how do I take a good photo".  At this meeting George Barna will run a movie from a seminar in New York, at which Jeff Cable, a very capable photographer will explain and illustrate all the fundamentals and more. Jeff has a clear easy style, you will learn so much. This will take the whole session with a tea/coffee break along the way.

If you bring along a "thumb drive/flash drive/memory stick" with 1GB of clear space on it, plus an envelope with your name on it he will copy the movie to the drive, put into the envelope and leave at the SeniorNet office for you to pick up later. That way you can play the movie many times at your leisure.

Never been to a Digital Camera meeting before? Come and "sus" us out. You will be made most welcome. Free to all members.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Computer Owners Group (COG) Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday, 11 March, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Wednesday, 11 March, 10 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: This is your meeting, so please bring your questions and comments.  Michael Munro will facilitate. Special Learning Groups (SLG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Writing and Publishing Group March Meeting - Wednesday 11 March from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

When:    Wednesday 11 March from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Where:    Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2,   138 to 140 Wakefield Street

What:   Our member Natalie Thornton will run a session on ‘Finding published material about your ancestors’

When we are researching our ancestors we tend to hunt for Births, Deaths, Marriages, Electoral rolls, School, shipping and military records. That's only part of their story.  In order to really discover your ancestors and the changes that formed their lives you need to discover if they left a published legacy or if someone has already written about your ancestors. Have you discovered any old family letters?
Have any of your ancestors recorded their history and times in an oral archive?
Have the local papers, magazines  and trade publications ever written about your ancestors?
Is there any published material on the Web about them?  Did they ever publish anything themselves?

Natalie will discuss how she searched and found material that her ancestors had written and material that was already written about them.

Free to all members, this will be a very interesting session.

TRAVEL PLANNING WORKSHOP - Tuesday 17 March 2015 from 10.00 am to 12 noon.

When:  Tuesday 17 March 2015 from 10.00 am to 12 noon.

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2,  138 - 140 Wakefield Street, Wellington.

What:  Travel is more rewarding and cheaper if you plan it for yourself and make as many of your bookings as possible on your computer. This Workshop will help you to do that.

Learn how to use your computer to make your own travel arrangements and itineraries.  Find your way around the internet to get advantageous terms for all forms of transport, accommodation, concert and theatre bookings.  Use the internet and/or direct e-mail for reservations.  Reduce your documentation to an Excel spread sheet and make life easier for yourself, family and friends.

Many other essential matters, including baggage and packing recommendations, check lists, money handling and travel insurance will be covered.

If you are planning any travel come along and get some tips and useful web sites.

Much of the content of the Workshop is available on the SeniorNet web site at

Please register with Tony Doogue at  and mention any special interest as that will help us to help you.

Numbers are limited to the first 25 applicants.

Cost: $5 each, payable on arrival.  Please have correct change.