Sunday, March 30, 2014

Refresher Course - Basic Computing Skills, Thursday 10 April 2014, from 12 noon – 2.00 pm

When: Thursday 10 April 2014, from 12 noon – 2.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1,  Room 11

What: This short 2 hour course is an opportunity for members to revise some basic computing skills. Participants will be asked to identify which topics they would like to revise with their tutor. Topics can cover E-mail, Internet or preparation of documents.

As these are small classes with numbers limited to 5 please register ASAP with Sandra Thorn at .

When registering please –

  • confirm you are a member of Wellington SeniorNet
  • advise your phone number and E-mail address 
  • advise which Microsoft operating system you use i.e. Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1.

The cost of the course is $10.00 payable on the day.

Writing & Publishing Group April Meeting - Wednesday 9 April, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

When: Wednesday 9 April, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Max Sullivan from the the NZ Electronic Text Centre (NZETC) at Victoria University will be the speaker. His presentation will include, besides an introduction to the Centre:

  • What is the NZETC?
  • Who runs the website
  • Basic technical overview
  • How to find content on the website; browse the collection, use the search function, external search engines (eg: Google)
  • Key collections (eg: WW2, Cyclopedia, Creative writing, Captain Cook)
  • Reusing our content in your research (Creative commons licence)
  • Downloading texts (PDFs and ereaders)
  • Other useful services (eg:
This is a free session open to all members and should not be missed.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Workshop - Windows 8.1 in 20 minutes - Tuesday 1 April, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 1 April, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Make yourself comfortable and competent with Windows 8.1 in about 20 minutes. Find out how to make it look and work like XP, Vista and Windows 7. Learn how to use the great search tools, keyboard short cuts, tiles and other new tools. Alan Royal will facilitate.

Register with Alan Royal at Numbers are limited.

Investment of $5 payable at the door. Correct change would be appreciated.

Workshop - 'Up to speed with Facebook', Thursday 3 April, 10 am to 12 pm

When: Thursday 3 April,10 am to 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Back for the fourth 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..

Managing Files and Folders - Vacancies, commencing Friday 28 March at 9.45 am

When: Friday 28 March at 9.45 am and Friday April 4 at 9.45 am

Where: Anvil house, Level 1, Room 11

What: There are vacancies for members wishing to do this two week hands-on workshop. This workshop will cater for people who have either Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Please contact David Dobson at: Ph: 389 6590 or Email:  if you are interested.

Investment $20, payable at the door.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 24 March 2014, 10.00 am – 12 noon

When: Monday 24 March, 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.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 25 March 2014: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 25 March 2014, 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.

These sessions are free for members. No registration is required.

Wellington Central Library Tours – March 2014


  • Friday, 21 March 2014, 10.30 am –12 Noon 
  • Thursday, 27 March 2014, 10.30 am – 12 Noon 

Where: Wellington Central Library, 65 Victoria Street, Wellington

What: An opportunity for SeniorNet members to take a guided tour of the Central Library to learn of the diversity of resources and information.

Surprise yourself!

  • Understand what’s available on each floor. 
  • Get a quick overview what is available at the Library, what can be accessed from online resources and how to use onsite computers. 
  • Check out past papers, ancestry and plenty more.

Book early! Each tour is limited to 10 people.

Please register with Colin Archer  Phone 478 6559. Advice of detailed arrangements will be sent to registrants prior to each tour.

These Library tours are free to members.

Questions & Answers Meeting (Q&A) - Thursday 20 March 2014, 10.00 am - 11.45 am

When: Thursday  20  March 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.

Free to members.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Workshop - How to install and use Skype, Tuesday 18 March, 10.00 am -12 noon

When: Tuesday 18 March 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: The workshop will look at the Skype program, which can be used to make calls (both voice and video) over the internet, for free.

How to download the software, install it and get the program up and running, so that you can talk to family and friends, as well as see them if you have a web camera, will be demonstrated.

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

Please register with Keith Kenderdine at Please wear a name tag.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hands on Short Course using Excel toTrack your money/finances - Wednesday 19 March 2014, 9.45 - 11.45 am

When: Wednesday 19 March 2014, 9.45 - 11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11
What: An introduction to spreadsheets; using Excel as a tool to look at:
  • layout 
  • basic formula 
  • links etc, 
  • designing your own budget spreadsheet
to help budget your money.

Bring a flash drive with you so that you may take your budget spreadsheet home.

Numbers are limited, so please register with Ray Heenan at

Investment for this short course is $ 10 payable on the day.

Short course - How to make an attractive picture or presentation slide show using PowerPoint - Tuesday March 18, from 9.45 to 11.45 am (one session)

When:    Tuesday March 18 from 9.45 to 11.45 am (one session)
Where:    Room 11, Level 1, Anvil House, 138 Wakefield St

What:   You will find this a useful and enjoyable session, in which you’ll make a slide show that you can take home. You can bring your own pictures on a flash drive or you may use our pictures. Brief introductory notes will be provided following registration. Numbers are limited so to avoid disappointment, please register quickly with John Nimmo at  Cost is $10 payable on the day.

Digicam (Digital camera)) meeting - Thursday March 13, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Thursday March 13, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2
What:  We will have our usual question and answer session on any aspect regarding "cameras", photo enhancement and "what went wrong with my image".

Bring your camera and user guide (manual).

This month we will be looking at the basics of flash photography, explaining what the various inbuilt flash modes mean and how we can you these features to produce better photographs

Got some photos you have taken over the holidays? Bring them along and share with us. In particular if anyone who attended last months Digicam meeting has taken photographs using any of the shooting modes we discussed, we'd love to see them.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Computer Owners Group (COG) Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday 12 March, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Wednesday, 12 March, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: This is your meeting, so please bring your questions.  Michael Munro will facilitate. Special Learning Groups (SLG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.