Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Android Devices Meeting, Wednesday 29 October 2014: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Wednesday 29 October 2014: 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 Android 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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Digicam, (Digital Camera), Meeting - Thursday, October 23rd, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Thursday, October 23rd, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: For our October meeting we have as our guest speaker Ken Mitchell from Photo Warehouse in Victoria St here in Wellington. As the range of photographic equipment available today has never been bigger, (or potentially more confusing), Ken will lead a discussion regarding the practical benefits, limitations and primary purchasing motivations of each camera category, to include :-

  • Compact cameras
  • Elite Compact cameras
  • M4/3rds-Sensor Mirrorless (DSLM) cameras
  • APSC-Sensor Mirrorless (DSLM) cameras
  • APSC-Sensor DSLR cameras
  • Full-Frame-Sensor DSLR cameras

A selection of the above equipment will be available for attendees to examine and get the feel of.

If you are considering the purchase of a new digital camera, upgrading, or simply interested in the latest developments in cameras then this meeting is for you.

There will be our usual question and answer session, in which we will endeavour to provide answers to any photographic topics that may be of concern to members. We look forward to seeing you at this meeting, which is free to all members.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Workshop – Copy and Paste from the Web, Tuesday 21 October 2014 - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon

When: Tuesday 21 October 2014,    10.00 am to 12.00 noon

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: This workshop is about how to copy and paste text and images from a variety of sources into a word document or saving it into your Hard Drive
We will show you some of the neat and handy tools available on your computer to use
We will be covering the following:-

  • E-Mail
  • PDF Files
  • Cloud Storage
  • Screen Capture Tools
  • How to cut and paste without messing up formatting
  • Tips on saving Images
  • Copying, saving images and text in word and formatting
  • Ways to convert images in Jpeg and other formats
  • How to Copy a Still Picture of a Video
This workshop will be of an interest to members who are researching their family tree,compiling newsletters, designing posters, planning their holiday or just printing out some material from the web.

Please register with Peter Moon at 

Places are limited to 20 so First come, first served!

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

Friday, October 3, 2014

SeniorNet: The Clinic, Monday, 6 October 12:30 pm – Please note the change of time

When: Monday, 6 October, 12:30 pm – and every Monday until further notice – but not on public holidays.

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

What:  Get help with your computer- related problems.  Bring your laptop, tablet, or phone – and all associated cables, discs, manuals, power connection and so on.  (For example - don’t forget your mouse.)

Come at 12:30 pm and see if we can help you.  We don’t offer guarantees, but we may be able to assist.

If we can’t help, we may advise you to undertake a relevant SeniorNet course or workshop, or to seek professional assistance.

Investment is $5 payable on the day, correct change if possible please.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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

When: Wednesday, 8 October, 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.

Workshop - GENEALOGY – Using the Internet for your Genealogy research - Friday 17 October 2014, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon

When: Friday 17 October 2014,    10.00 am to 12.00 noon

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: This is the second session of a new workshop which will discuss/show you some of the 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. The purpose of this workshop is not to teach you how to do your research but rather to show you/discuss some of the ways that the Internet can assist in furthering your research. 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 Graves Commission 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.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Clean your PC Workshop, Thursday 9 October, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

When: Thursday 9 October, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2

What: Alan Royal will go through the process of cleaning up, cleaning out and speeding up that slow PC.

He will introduce you to some tips, Windows built in applications and some freeware to help the process.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door. Please bring the correct change.

Register early with Alan Royal at Numbers will be limited.

Questions & Answers Meeting (Q&A) Thursday 16 October, 2014, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Thursday 16  2014, 10.00 am -12.00 pm

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2

What: This is an opportunity to learn and share as part of this Special Learning Group.  Everyone welcome, especially new SeniorNet members.  Don’t be shy.  Free to all members.  No question is too outlandish or too elementary - all could lead to an answer.  Remember 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 of the items from our September meeting included:
(1) a demonstration of Team Viewer, -- a computer remote access programme.
(2) Popcornflix, -- a free movie streaming service.
(3) A solution to opening doc.x files.
(4) A talk about "third party" updates for Windows XP.  

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

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Internet and On-line Banking Workshop - Tuesday 7 October, 10.00 am to 12 .00 noon

When: Tuesday 7 October, 10.00 am to 12.00  noon

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

What : Dean Burt, Senior Manager,Digital Operations at Westpac Bank 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.

Dean’s comments are not specific to Westpac and apply broadly to all NZ banking institutions.

He is an excellent presenter and his previous workshops at SeniorNet 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.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Short Course 2040 - Hands-on Introduction to iPads and iOS Part 1 - Friday October 10 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

When: Friday October 10 2014, 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 starts on the Thursday 16th Oct.

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.