Saturday, April 18, 2015

Windows Easy Transfer Microsoft Windows- If, and When to Use - Tuesday 28 April , 10.00 am to 12.00 noon

When: Tuesday 28 April , 10.00 am to 12.00  noon

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

What: This Workshop will be prefaced by a general discussion with participants as to their current practices of program choice, and organization practices of their folders and files management.

 We will subsequently discuss how to transfer files, email, pictures and settings from one computer running Windows to another. We will suggest what you choose to move to your new computer, giving examples such as user accounts, internet favourites and e-mail. Understanding what is likely to be involved will help participants decide which method to use when subsequently performing a transfer.

Please register with  Workshop fee is $5 payable on the day, correct change if possible please.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 21 April 2015: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 21 April 2015: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 6 (note change of room)

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.

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

Age Concern Wellington’s Staying Safe Driving Courses for Seniors, Friday 15th May and Friday 29th May. Two separate Courses starting at 9.45 am. and finishing 12.15 pm

When: Friday 15 May  and Friday 29 May.   Two separate Courses starting at 9.45 am and finishing 12.15 pm

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

What:   This is an NZTA approved, classroom based, refresher workshop for senior road users. Previous attendees have found these workshops enjoyable and extremely helpful.

There is a charge of $10 payable on the day, which includes morning tea or coffee, scones and NZTA hand-outs. Places are limited.

To register please contact Ann Dalziel, Age Concern Wellington, telephone 499 6646 or email

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Question & Answers Meeting, (Q&A.) Friday 24 April, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm. Please note change of day this month only.

When: Friday 24 April,  2015, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.    
Then the fourth Thursday of every month except 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 :

Members were requested to participate in the very important evaluation of learning activities using the internet link using the code Q&A 2603.

A discussion took place regarding various connection problems and advice given on speed testing including advising of sites to carry out the testing.

A warning was given of a fake site for an Adware Cleaner.

A question re ink saving fonts resulted in a good discussion with several options being mentioned.

A question about what is the CCleaner programme resulted in the enquirer being advised that it is  highly recommended  for cleaning a computer of unwanted material. A free version is available.

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

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

Monday, April 13, 2015

Digicam (digital camera) Special Interest Group, Friday 17 April 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Friday 17 April, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: This session will be a demonstration on making sub folders in the (My) Pictures folder, how to  download images to your computer  from your camera and camera card and sorting those images into folders using  'drag and drop'.

Have you a camera problem, do you want to know how to crop or improve your image? There will be time for other questions and answers.

We look forward to your visit. Free to all members.

Introduction to Video Editing using Adobe Premier Pro: 20 April or 4 May or 18 May, from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: 20 April or 4 May or 18 May, from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm, 1

Where: National Library

What:  This is an opportunity to learn how to edit video footage into a finished movie using a video editing program for personal computers. It is an introductory course using Adobe Premiere Pro on the National Library's iMacs and you do not need to have prior knowledge of the program but you do need to be familiar with usinga computer. The course is free and is for one day only however numbers are limited. There are three days available so please indicate your preference and whether you can attend any of the other days.

Learning Objectives

This two-hour introduction covers:  
  • How to cut and splice footage together into a sequence. 
  • How to do basic colour correction and improve lighting and contrast.
  • How to use transitions between pieces of footage.
  • Basic video transformation.
  • Basic audio filtering.

To register and for more information contact:
Grahame Scoullar, ph: 027 3407420 or email

Thursday, April 9, 2015

SeniorNet Wellington Visitors’ Session, Wednesday 15 April – commencing at 10.00 am

Please pass on this message to any seniors you think could be interested

SeniorNet is where older folk learn about computers and new technology

Interested about SeniorNet - come and hear what you can learn and enjoy morning tea or coffee

Wednesday 15 April 2015 - 10.00 am

Level 1, Anvil House, 138 to 140 Wakefield Street

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

If you’re new to computers
- You’re never too old to learn new skills
- No prior knowledge or skills required
- All activities are designed for our age group
- Learn at your own pace

If you have some knowledge
- Share and exchange skills and experiences
- Learn new techniques from others
- Join tutorials
- Keep pace with new technology

Subscriptions, course and workshop fees are modest

For more information about SeniorNet Wellington check our website

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 20 April 2015, 10.00 am – 12 noon (NOTE - a week early because of Anzac Day)

When: Monday 20 April 10.00 am – 12 noon A week early due to Anzac day

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What:  This month we will be looking at Preview.

Reminding you that this is a forum where you can

  • 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.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

W&P (Writing & Publishing) Special Learning Group meeting, Wednesday 8 April, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

When: Wednesday 8 April, 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.

Computer Owners Group (COG) Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday, 8 April, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: COG SLG Wednesday, 8 April, 10.00 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.