Thursday, September 18, 2014

Writing & Publishing Group meeting, 8 October - 12.30 pm -2.30 pm

When: October 8 - 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 

What: Thomasin Sleigh is the Community Manager for DigitalNZ, a search service offered by the National Library of New Zealand. 

DigitalNZ brings together the digital collections of over 160 organisations across New Zealand, and makes them easily searchable through a single website ( 

DigitalNZ is an excellent resource for those doing both family and general research. Thomasin's presentation will provide an introduction to DigitalNZ and talk through some search tips and tricks to make the most out of the service.

Free to all members.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Workshop - 'Up to speed with Facebook', Tuesday 30 September, 10 am to 12 pm

When: Tuesday 30 September,10 am to 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Back for the fifth time, David Barrow, Communications Manager at Social Development Partners and Tai Samaeli from ACE Aotearoa will both bring you up to speed with Facebook.

Many are using this tool to stay in touch with their family online. By the end of the session you’ll be keen to get started (if you haven’t already), you’ll know how to use it, why you want to and also be aware of some of the risks.

As the previous session had a large carry-over of members wanting to attend this popular session there are only a limited number of seats available. First come, first served. If you do not register and get accepted, you will definitely not be able to attend.

Register with Alan Royal at

The investment for this session is $5 payable at the door.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 22 September 2014, 10.00 am – 12 noon

When: Monday 22 September, 10.00 am – 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: 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.

Three separate short courses with Wellington City Libraries

This is a series of three hands-on short courses in cooperation with Wellington Central Library. Each course will be using computers in the classroom for online access to Library resources. Numbers will be limited for each course.

The cost of each course is $10 payable at the door.

Please register with Colin Archer. Email

1 - Introduction to using Wellington City Libraries online

When: Friday, 26 September, 9.45am – 11.45am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11

What: This course will help you get started with using key services available from the Wellington City Libraries website. Learn about:
using and getting the best out of the catalogues for finding items in the library
special features available in the Easyfind Catalogue, including making your own 'wish lists' of items
reserving items online
checking your library card online
how to suggest items for the library to buy

2 - Online access to music

When: Tuesday, 30 September, 9.45 am – 11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11

What: This course will guide you through on accessing music online. Music will include classical, jazz and world music, etc. The course will also include how to search, how to create a play list, etc.

3 - Magazines and Newspapers

When: Thursday, 2 October, 12 Noon – 2 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11

What: This course will teach you how to find and read a selection of magazines and newspapers including old newspapers. The magazine selection is a recent addition to online resources.

Workshop – Android Settings, Tuesday 23 September, 10.00 am – 12 Noon

When: Tuesday 23 September, 10.00 am – 12 Noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Learn what you can do with Android settings including:-
  • A general overview about settings
  • The navigation tools, how to use them, and what you should be aware of
  • Risks involved
  • Particular and common settings that could be helpful
Representatives from Tech Expozed, developers for mobile and web applications will illustrate how you can obtain the full capabilities for your Android device. 
Questions will be invited.

Please register with Colin Archer at as places are limited. First come, first served!

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

Thursday, September 11, 2014

SeniorNet Wellington - Visitors’ Session, Friday 19 September commencing at 10.00 am

When: Friday 19 September commencing at 10.00 am

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

What: You can learn to do useful things and have fun with computers and new technology

If new to computers

  • Learn to use a computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet for email and Internet  
  • No prior knowledge or skills required
  • All activities are designed for our age group
  • You’re never too old to get started
  • Members learn at their own pace

With some knowledge

  • Have fun sharing and exchanging your knowledge and experience  
  • Learn new techniques and concepts
  • Join and enjoy our special interest groups
  • Keep pace with new technology developments
  • Improve your skills and help others 

For more information on SeniorNet, check our website

Monday, September 8, 2014

Digicam, (Digital Camera), Meeting - Wednesday, 17 September, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Wednesday, 17 September  10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: We're fortunate to have Russell Finnerty as our guest speaker this month. Russell is a long standing member of the Wellington Photographic Society and has exhibited in many exhibitions and competitions that have been promoted by that society. Russell's presentation is entitled "Why Take Photo's", and in it he will explain what motivates him to take  out his camera - from family events/milestones through to travel photography and subjects of general interest. The presentation will be illustrated with both projected images and mounted prints to show why we do in fact take photo's,

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 also would encourage those that attend bringing along any of their own images on any subject so that the group may share the experience and learn from it. We look forward to seeing you at this meeting.

This session is free to all members.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Writing & Publishing September meeting, Wednesday 10 September, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

When: Wednesday 10 September, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Lindsay Rollo and Alan Royal will combine forces to give an overview of Libre Office, a free open source programme that has similar features to the paid Microsoft Office.

The demonstration will include an overview of page settings and the menu tabs to show the similarities between the paid and free office programmes. Keyboard shortcuts will be shown as similar to other office programmes.

You will find out where to get manuals, extensions and tips and tricks for management of Libre Office features.

This session is free to all members.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Questions & Answers Meeting (Q&A) Thursday 18 September 2014, 10.00 am - 11.45 am

When: Thursday  18 September  2014, 10 am -11.45 am.

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.

Also an opportunity to share with other Seniornet members any hints or tips that can make computing easier and/or more interesting.

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

Computer Owners Group (COG) Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday, 10 September, 10.00 am – 1200 pm

When: COG SLG Wednesday, 10 September, 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.