Saturday, February 28, 2015

TradeMe Workshop, Monday 16 March, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm - NOTE: this session replaces the 3 March session

When: Monday  16 March

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Bryan Carver will explore via a "live connection" the whole TradeMe website, with an emphasis on selling and buying general items, plus a quick look at cars, property, accommodation and social networking.

You will be shown how to register with TradeMe and some of the amusing pitfalls experienced by your presenter. We will view 3 short TradeMe videos covering a "site tour", selling and buying.

Bryan will put an item up for auction, with special attention paid to downloading, filing and uploading photos.

The intention is to illustrate what an easy site TradeMe is to "browse" and to sell through.

Up to date notes will be emailed to you a few days before the workshop.

Register with Bryan carver at and include your phone number.

The investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change please.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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

When: Thursday 26 February,  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. 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
 a demonstration of filling ink cartridges.
demonstration and discussion on Microsoft Styles and Microsoft Publisher programmes.

Several 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, February 23, 2015

Workshop-Introduction to Apple iPad ,iPod Touch and iPhones – Monday 9 March, 10.00 am – 12. 00 pm.

When: Thursday 9 March, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2

What: This tutorial workshop is aimed at the new users and beginners, so if you have recently just got one of the above Apple devices and want to know how to use it, then this workshop is for you.

The quote “You don't need to be a rocket scientist to use the iPad. But it's still nice to have a helping hand once in a while”, is quite true. We all needed a helping hand at various times to resolve issues when we get struck.

Allan Chee will endeavour to cover many of the common things one needs to know in order to operate their devices like

  • What are i0S-Devices?
  • What do the various controls and button do?
and how to

  • Set Up an  iPad/iPod/iPhone,
  • take Screenshot
  • connect to a Wi-Fi network
  • Shut down an iPad/iPod/iPhone
  • Set or Change Your iPad/iPod/iPhone Password,
  • Take Screenshots with an iPad and much more.
  • Backup & Restore you iPad/iPod/iPhone
  • perform a “Hard Reset” / “Reboot”
  • Create Folders
  • Redeem gift cards
  • Search

Feel free to ask questions, share your problems and learn from each other.

The investment for the workshop is $5, payable at the workshop. Correct money will be appreciated.

If you have already have any of these devices please bring them along.

Numbers are limited so register with Allan Chee at

Workshop - Working with Microsoft OneDrive (Repeat), Thursday 5 March 10.00 am - 12 noon

When: Thursday 5 March 10.00 am – 12 noon,

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2

What: This is a repeat of the first workshop for 2015 on Working with Microsoft OneDrive held on Tuesday 3 February.

The workshop will look at OneDrive, an online storage that comes with your Microsoft Windows 8.0/8.1 account, and how you can access and view your documents on a iPad, tablet or smartphone. Learn how to

  • Setup OneDrive
  • Move your OneDrive Folder
  • Store all your files and photos online – like an extra hard drive. 
  • Access them from any computer, iPad, tablet or phone.
  • Make files available offline
  • Free up drive space
  • Restore libraries
  • Disable OneDrive completely

The cost is $5 and if interested please register with Allan Chee at

Monday, February 16, 2015

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

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

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Q & A format.

Facilitator: Lionel Clover

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.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Workshop - GENEALOGY – Using the Internet for your Genealogy research - Friday 27 February, 10.00am to 12.00 noon

When: Friday 27 February, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: This workshop is not to teach you how to do your research The workshop will discuss/show ways of using the Internet for your Genealogy research. The Internet can be a powerful aid to furthering your genealogical research but with thousands of sites on the web it can be a little confusing.

Hopefully we will have time to briefly touch on all the subjects covered below but everyone will be given a hand-out with the Websites covered in this workshop.

  • Genealogy Web Directory sites e.g. Genuki, Cyndi web
  • Free websites - Family Search, Free BMD, Free Reg, Free Census, etc
  • Paid Subscription websites – Find My Past,, The Genealogist
  • Using more than one internet search engine - Google, Yahoo, BOTW, AOL, Wikipedia
  • Using online Books such as Google Books in your  search on the internet for your ancestors
  • Using the paid internet sites available at the Library/ Archives/ National Library
  • Lists of web resourses available at National Library
  • Online Databases e.g. National Museum soldiers database, Commonwealth War GravesCommission site, NZ Museums, Cemetery Records, Parish Records
  • Family Search - Church of the Latter Day Saints - ordering film of parish registers
  • Online books - Google books, Project Guttenberg
  • Online ‘How to Do your research sites’
  • Webinars - online tutorials
  • Newspapers online - British Library
  • Researching which family history program to buy /or deciding if you want to buy one
  • Obtaining images from the internet
  • World Connect project
  • Using Message Boards - Roots web, Curious Fox, etc
  • Newsletters -  Lost Cousins

Please register with Natalie Thornton at Places are limited to 15 so first come, first served!

Investment:  $5 payable at the door - correct change would be appreciated.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Digicam SLG, Thursday 19 February, 10 .00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Thursday 19 February, 10 .00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Welcome to the first Digicam Special Learning Group for 2015.

We start off with a Question and Answer session plus a brief "photo critique" - "what could the photographer have done better". Your input is most welcome. This will take about 1/2 an hour then an early break for tea/coffee.

At 11.00 am Jackie Lentell from Momento Photo Books, Wakefield Street (opposite the City Hall) will explain all. Photo Books are increasingly taking the place of photo albums. Excellent for special events, weddings, birthdays, reunions, travel diaries, genealogy collections, as a gift and more.
Momento include your photos plus worded sections all bound into a book. Jackie will bring some samples, tell us what is required, how, sizes and the prices. Some members of the Writing & Publishing group have done this, the results look very professional.

Come join us, socialise and hear what we have in store for the rest of the year.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Outlook (free web email programme) Friday 20th and 27th February 2015, from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Friday 20th and 27th February, from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

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

What:  A hands-on course to set up an email account using the free web-based email programme Outlook (formerly hotmail) and explore the extra services this programme offers. You will need a basic knowledge of using a mouse or touch pad and access to a computer with a broadband connection. The course covers two days

Learning Objectives

  • To set up an email account with an address book and to send, receive and forward messages.
  • To insert and open attachments and to save files and pictures to a computer or the cloud.
  • To set up folders and file messages.
  • To insert pictures and symbols in messages.
  • To set up and use a calendar.

 The course covers two days and the fee is $10 per day payable on each day.

Contact Grahame Scoullar, ph: 027 3407420 or email

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Writing and Publishing Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday, 11 February, 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

When: Wednesday, 11 February, 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: David Dobson will give a talk on Managing Files and Folders. This is critical to enable you to keep your work in order and be able to find documents/photos when needed.

Free to all SeniorNet members.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Build a Website using the Weebly online tools - Thursday February 12, 2015 10.00 am – 12 noon

When: Thursday February 12, 2015 10.00 am – 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What:  Have you ever pondered the idea of having a website for a project or club or organisation that you are involved with but dismissed it because you don’t have the technical skills?

Well, if you can drag and drop you can build a website using the Weebly toolkit which Maureen will introduce you to.

The toolkit us very user friendly, comes with lots of built-in help topics and can produce a very professional website.

The workshop will cover how to get started, what you can do with Weebly and how to publish your website so others can see it.

The investment is $5, payable at the door. Correct change please.

Please register with Maureen Pratchett at