Friday, June 24, 2016

Workshop - Facebook for Seniors, Tuesday 5 July, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

When:  Tuesday 5 July, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What:  Social media such as Facebook is a remarkable tool for keeping in touch with adult children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren. Seniors are finding long lost childhood friends, their old college room-mates, or keeping in touch with family and friends that are separated by miles. It gives them an excellent opportunity to view photos, videos, or chat online and stay connected.

In the age of technology, the opportunities and benefits are countless and once mastered all it takes is a click of the mouse to start your own journey!

Susan Adie is our guest speaker will demonstrate on how she uses Facebook during her very busy working life and the benefits she has found to keep in touch.

The following areas of Facebook will be covered:
  • Setting up your account
  • Signing in to your account
The four main areas:
  • Newsfeed
  • Requests
  • Messenger
  • Notifications
  • And more
The top 8 advantages of using Facebook.

So Why Use Facebook – In Final Words

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

Monday, June 20, 2016

Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 28 June 2016: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 28 June 2016: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Q & A format.

Facilitator: Graeme Munro

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:
Clearing cached data
Note Everything app
Phone payment plans
SD card storage
Malwarebytes anti-malware app
Smart Tools app to find alternative apps

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.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Question & Answers Meeting, (Q&A.) Thursday 23 June, 2016, 10.00 am -12.00 pm

When: Thursday  23 June, 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 April meeting were:
  • The Team Viewer Remote Support/Access software was setup and its usage demonstrated.
  • Discussion re use of M/Soft Image Composite Editor panoramic image stitcher as used in photography.  
  • Attention was drawn to the variation in terms of some guarantees of overseas purchases. 
  • Problems with the opening of Google Chrome browser were attended to.
  • Hybrid hard drives were discussed and clearly explained
  • An extensive explanation and demonstration of the differences between hard drives and solid state drives was given. 

Lionel looks forward to meeting and greeting you all.  Remember  this Meeting is Free to all members.

SeniorNet Wellington Visitors’ Session - Thursday 30 June, from 10.00 am to 12 noon

SeniorNet Wellington
 Visitors’ Session 
Thursday 30 June 
Level 1, Anvil House, 138 to 140 Wakefield Street 
10.00 am to 12 noon

A great opportunity to join us for tea or coffee and learn how we can help you to enjoy and understand evolving information technology, and manage your computers, tablets, smart phones, and apps, for best results and benefits.

We share knowledge, learn together, meet friendly people, and have fun.

Annual subscriptions and course, tutorial, and workshop fees are modest.

For more information or to register, please contact:
John Nimmo, Phone 476 8771, email or
 Franci Stapleton, Phone 972 1990, email

Check our website

Regardless of how much you know, there’ll be something here for you.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 20 June 2016, 10.00 am – 12 noon

When: Monday 20 June 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 speeding up and maintaining your Mac.
We will also discuss th new announcements from the Apple developer conference that takes place from June 13-17.

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.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Digicam (digital camera) Special Interest Group, Thursday 9th June, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

When: Thursday, 9th June, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2... bring your digital camera, and your manual.

Preparation:  Charge up your camera batteries and check the available space on SD cards on Wednesday night.

What: We will delve deeper into using the different shooting modes on our cameras.

I am negotiating to get a prize winning photographer to discuss her approach to, and where she uses her camera modes. She has a website which illustrates her skills.

I also have some very brief, but useful notes on the topic.

We look forward to enjoying your company. Free to all members.

Ray Heenan

Friday, June 3, 2016

How to Drive OneDrive Workshop– get to your files wherever you are easily and safely – Friday 17 June 2016 - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

When:  Friday 17 June 2016 - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

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

What:  Many of us have OneDrive without knowing what it is or what it can do for us. It is built into Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. It is accessible from almost any electronic device, a computer, tablet, phone, or Xbox.  It is compatible with any Microsoft, Apple, iOS, Android or Windows Phone product that has the OneDrive app installed on it.  Make sure your important files are on it and not only are they safely backed up but you can access them on almost any device wherever you are.  You can access copies of meeting papers, travel itineraries, any essential documents like your passport or bankcards, or family photos or anything else from your notebook, netbook, tablet or smart phone if you’ve got them on OneDrive.  You can if you wish share files with someone else for editing or common use.

In this Workshop, Tony Doogue will provide you with an explanation of what OneDrive is and how to use it.  More detailed information for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, iOS, Android and other device users is documented here.

Please register your interest with Tony Doogue at, at the same time mentioning any particular topic you would like covered.

Numbers are limited to the first 25 applicants.

Please wear a name tag if you have one.

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

Friday, May 27, 2016

Workshop – Managing your iOS Devices with iTunes Tuesday 31 May, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 31 May, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: iTunes is a media player, media library, online radio broadcaster, and a mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It is used to play, download, and organize digital audio and video (as well as other types of media available on the iTunes Store) on personal computers running the OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The iTunes Store is also available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Allan will discuss and demonstrate how to use iTunes as a Management tool for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, as well as some of the issues you may come up against when using iTunes for this purpose

We would also like your views on forming a 2 monthly iOS Special learning Group.

Register with Allan Chee at - numbers are limited.

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

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Twenty Fourth Annual General Meeting of SeniorNet Wellington Incorporated – Wednesday, 8 June 2016 commencing at 10.00 am.

AGM papers have been sent to members.

Notice has been given to members that the Twenty Fourth Annual General Meeting of SeniorNet Wellington Incorporated will be held in the Amora 1 Room, Ground Floor, Amora Hotel,170 Wakefield Street, Wellington on Wednesday, 8 June 2016 commencing at 10.00 am.

A copy of the full agenda and supporting papers were included with the Notice given.

The full content can also be downloaded from this website. (See “AGM 2016” on the front left page of this website).

Members have been asked to advise their attendance by emailing, or by phoning the SeniorNet Office 473 1510 (10.00 am-12 Noon, or leave a message if office is unattended)

Register on or before 1 June 2016 and attend the AGM to be in a draw for a 1TB external hard drive.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

W&P (Writing & Publishing) Special Learning Group meeting, Wednesday 15 June, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

When: Wednesday 15 June, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What:  Alan Royal has been writing a monthly computer column for CountryWide, the national rural magazine, for nearly two decades.  He has, as a result,  developed a pretty keen sense for using Word shortcuts, tips and tricks. Have fun wandering around Word with Alan.

This should be a relaxed session as Alan, at short notice, has agreed to fill in for the advertised presenters.

This session is free to all members.