Monday, December 17, 2012

SeniorNet Wellington - holiday hours

The SeniorNet Wellington Office closed on Friday, 14 December 2012 for the holiday season. It will re-open at 10 am on Monday, 28 January 2013.

An outline of activities for 2013 is posted on this website in the Year Planner 2013 as listed under the heading of Publications.

Most activities for 2013 will commence from the first week in February except that a visitor day will be held at Anvil House on 29 January.

More details about activities for 2013 will be posted on this site as scheduled dates draw near.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Windows 8 Workshops - 13 December & 14 December 2012, 10 am to 11.45 am

When: Thursday 13 December, 10 am - 11.45 am for Tutors plus [any] overflow Friday 14 December, 10 am - 11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

Why:  Microsoft are now providing Windows 8 as standard equipment on new  P Cs and Microsoft are no longer promoting Windows 7. Additionally, Microsoft have an introductory offer to provide an upgrade download to an existing computer for just NZ$49.99 or a full pack with both 32-bit and 64-bit DVD media for NZ$89.95. This offer will expire next month!

What: The presentation consists primarily of a demonstration of Windows 8 from a standard download, into a new or existing computer.

Both the new Windows 8 desktop interface and the more traditional Windows 7 optional interface will be demonstrated.

The Windows 8 Charms Bar and alternative keyboard controls will be demonstrated.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door.  Place numbers are restricted, so no doors sales will be available. Register ASAP with Trevor King at

Please include your phone number or email address to facilitate enrolment confirmation.