Friday, September 21, 2012

SeniorNet Wellington, Visitors’ Session - Thursday 27 September 10.00 am

SeniorNet Wellington, Visitors’ Session -  Thursday 27 September 10.00 am

Where older people learn and share computer and new technology skills

You’ll receive a warm welcome at our next Visitors’ Session

Level 1, Anvil House, 138 to 140 Wakefield Street

Join us for morning tea or coffee and we’ll show you what we do

If you’re new to computers
  • Learn to use a computer, email and internet 
  • 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’re an old hand
  • Share and exchange skills and experiences
  • Learn from others
  • Join interest groups
  • Keep pace with new technology
  • Help others to learn and acquire new skills

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

Annual subscriptions, course and workshop fees are modest

For more information and to register please contact either

John Nimmo, Ph. 476 8771 or
Colin Archer, Ph. 478 6559  or

and check our website

Session will conclude at 12 noon

Would members please circulate this notice  among friends, family and any other interested persons.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Apple iPad Morning - Tuesday, October 2, 2012 10.00 am - 12 noon

When: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: For the novice and others who wish to learn more about their iPad. So bring along your iPad and our guest presenter Peter Chik will show you how.

  • How to Power Off the iPad
  • Uses for the Home Button
  • Taking a Screenshot of What’s on your iPad Screen
  • How to Force an App to Close
  • How to Bring Up Search:
  • Multi-touch Interface
  • The App Store – Adding Apps to the iPad
  • How to lock the iPad Screen Orientation
  • Webmail
  • IPad External Buttons – Turn It On and Off and Lots More

 There are 20 places available for this popular workshop and registration is essential.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door.

If there is any topic of particular interest that you seek answers to please relay them when registering. Peter Chik will endeavor to provide you with the answers at the beginning of the workshop.

Please register with Peter Moon. Email:

Monday, September 17, 2012

Reminder - Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting, Monday 24 September 10.00 am – 12 Noon

When: Monday 24 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, talk about future classes, discuss continuance of the user group and talk about plans for the future and volunteer support.
The meeting is free to members.

Please advise if you intend to come.

Monday, September 10, 2012

TradeMe workshop, Tuesday 18 September, 10 am - 12 pm

When: Tuesday 18 September, 10 am - 12 pm

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2    .  

What: This will be the thirteenth Trademe workshop. Always popular because Trademe is so useful to nearly everyone. It is very user-friendly, nothing to study, just "plug in" and explore.

We will "go live" to explore the web site, concentrating on bidding (buying) and selling a general item, with a quick look at Cars, Property, Accommodation and Social networking.

This workshop is designed to give you confidence, to show you the sequences to list an item and we will illustrate using the built in Trademe videos. Bryan will list an item. You can see how easy it is.

You will also be entertained. Bryan will tell you of the mistakes he and others have made.

To buy one must be Trademe registered which is free. If you wish to do this during the workshop please let me know when you email me. You need a "user name" i.e. Nom de Plume, e.g. mine is "2beeps", and be prepared to allow your date of birth to be displayed to all those attending! Notes, 6 pages of (94kb) will be emailed to you a few days before 18th.

Cost, $5.00 payable at the door, please try and have the correct change.
Register with  and include your telephone number.

Digicam SLG, Thursday 20 September, 10 am - 12 pm

When: Thursday 20 September, 10 am - 12 pm  

Where: Anvil House, Level 1. Room 2

What: This month, by request, we will run through the basics with a "hands on" practice of using the modes and various settings on your camera. BRING YOUR CAMERA AND MANUAL.  Not just the startup guide. If you have lost your manual still come, you will be shown how to obtain one from a web site.

We will use CAMERASIM to illustrate the result of making changes to shutter speed, aperture, ISO settings, etc.

You can meantime Google "Camerasim" and have a wee play. This is a neat teaching tool.

For some "lighten-up" entertainment Bryan will bring on a memory stick a few fantastic photos taken by Patrick Notley who is Autistic. He is just so talented.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nero 9 Essentials Workshop - Thursday 13 September 2012 - 10.00 am to 11.40 am

When: Thursday 13 September 2012 - 10.00 am to 11.40 am

Please note early finishing time as Room 2 is booked for another Meeting from 11.45.

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

What: German based Nero is one of the leading software suites of computer enhancements.  This session will touch on Nero Express, Nero Show Time, Nero Vision Essentials, Nero Recode, SmartErase and the drivers and drive manuals.  Many of these features are not provided by your standard  Windows 7 or Windows XP operating system installation.

The workshop will commence with the basics, from decompressing a newly acquired licensed copy and next making an installation to your computer and proceeding through the option steps with some explanations. Time permitting, the fully fledged Nero 11 Burning ROM will be demonstrated.

Bonus: There are ten copies of Nero 9 Essentials available.  These will be allocated, on application, in strict order of registration.

Enroll Now: Please register your interest with Trevor King at  and do not forget to provide a telephone number.
Numbers may have to be limited, so please remember to come if you have registered.

Cost: $5 each, payable on arrival.  Correct change is appreciated but we have a big bag of ten cent pieces should you require change on the day.

Computer Owners Group (COG) Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday 12 September, 10 am - 11.45 am

When:  Wednesday 12 September, 10 am - 11.45 am

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: This is your meeting so please bring your questions.  The team will try and provide answers. Michael Munro will facilitate.

Special Learning Groups (SLG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Writing and Publishing Group, Wednesday 12 September, 12.20 pm–2.30 pm

When: Wednesday 12 September, 2.20 pm –2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Julia Marshall, Publisher will talk to the title "The story of Gecko Press - publishers of curiously good books for children".

John Nimmo will facilitate.

Special Interest Groups (SIG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.