Saturday, August 29, 2015

Short Course – 2040 Hands-on Introduction to iPads and iOS Part 1

When: Thursday 3rd & 10th September, 12:30pm – 2.30pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11

What: This practical hands-on course series is now conducted over two (two hours each) sessions and is aimed at the beginners and people new to the iPad. It will teach you how to setting up and getting to know the iPad and the iOS that drives it. This course is a repeat of the one in March – May 2015, for the benefit of new members since then. Part 2 starts on the Thursday 17 Sept, and Part 3 starts 1 Oct.

What you will learn in Part 1

  • 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,
  • Your iPad name,
  • Intro to Settings,
  • Getting important information about your iPad About setting,
  • Screen capture,

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 $20, payable on the day.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Passwords and Password Managers Workshop, Monday 7 September 10.00 am to 11.45 am

When: Monday 7 September, 10.00 am to 11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2.

What: All of us have problems with passwords
  •            See the difference between good and bad passwords
  •            Find out how a password manager can help; how secure are they?
  •            A password Manager in action
Register with David Boyes,

The investment is $5.00 please, at the door.  Please bring the correct money as we do not carry change!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Question &Answers Meeting, (Q&A) Thursday 27 August, 2015, 10.00 am -12.00 pm

When: Thursday  27 August, 2015,   10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2

What: This is an opportunity to learn and share with everyone welcome,  especially new SeniorNet members so don’t be shy come along and also meet up with other members.

No question is too outlandish or too elementary, all could lead to an answer.  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.

Lionel apologises to all for the serious delay in posting this notice.  Due to a severe virus infection and the resultant debilitating state of my health Alan Royal has kindly agreed to facilitate this meeting.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Workshop - Windows 10 in 20 minutes - Tuesday 1 September, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 1 September, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Windows 10 has been released.  It is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 for a year after its  public release late August.

Come to this demonstration, see the new features, and become comfortable and competent with Windows 10 in about 20 minutes.

We would also like your views on forming a monthly Windows 10 Special learning Group.

Register with Alan Royal at Numbers are limited.

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Facebook for Seniors Workshop, Friday 28 August, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

When:  Friday 28 August 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Nowadays, social media is a remarkable tool for keeping in touch with adult children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren. Seniors are finding long lost childhood friends, their old college roommates, or keeping in touch with family and friends that are separated by miles. It gives them an excellent opportunity to view photos, videos, or chat online and stay connected.

In the age of technology, the opportunities and benefits are endless and all it takes is a click of the mouse to start your own journey!

Susan Adie is our presenter will take you through the following areas of Facebook:

  • Setting up your account
  • Signing in to your account
  • The four main areas:
  • Newsfeed
  • Requests
  • Messenger
  • Notifications
  • More …

Numbers are limited so register early with Peter Moon at
Investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct - change would be appreciated.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 24 August 2015

When: Monday 24 August 2015, 10.00 am – 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What:  This month we will be looking at ITunes - managing your music, creating mix CDs and connecting to your IPhone.

Reminding you that this is a forum where you can
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.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 25 August 2015, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 25 August 2015, 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 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.

Some of the topics discussed at our last meeting were:
The search engine
Increasing the speed of your internet connection by upgrading to VDSL
MS Office Mobile version for Android devices
Widgets available for Android at

If there is time, we may be able to give you individual help with your Android device.

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

Friday, August 7, 2015

Magazines and Newspapers online resources from Wellington City Library, Friday, 21 August, 10.00 am – 12 Noon

When: Friday, 21 August, 10.00 am – 12 Noon

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.

The cost of each course is $10 payable at the door
Please register with Colin Archer. Email

Music online resources from Wellington City Library, Monday, 17 August 2015, 10.00 am – 12 Noon

When: Monday, 17 August 2015, 10.00 am – 12 Noon

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.

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

Please register with Colin Archer. Email

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Hands-on Workshop using Gmail , Friday 14th & 21th August, 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

When: Friday 14th & 21st August, 12.30 pm -2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Rooms 11 & 12

What:  The purpose of this hands-on course is to set up an email account using the free web-based email programme Gmail, and explore the extra services this email programme offers

The only prerequisites are:
  • a basic knowledge of using a mouse or touch pad
  • access to a computer with a broadband connection
The course covers two days and the investment is $20 payable on the first day.

Learning Objectives

You will learn:
  • how to set up an email account 
  • where to find tools and adjust programme settings to suit individual taste
  • ways to send, receive and forward emails
  • filing emails and creating new folders
  • sending and opening an attachment
  • including pictures in emails
  • saving pictures to your computer
  • using an address book and transferring addresses from another email programme
  • setting up a calendar
  • saving files, pictures, etc to the web.
Contact Ngaire Jackson, ph:389 2629 or email

Writing and Publishing Special Learning Group Wednesday 12 August, 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

When: Wednesday 12 August, 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Meeting Room 2

What: Following Karen Nimmo's talk last month, David Dobson will discuss further ideas on how start writing your life story.

This session is free to all members.

Internet/Mobile Banking Workshop - Tuesday 18 August, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon

When: Tuesday 18 August, 10.00 am to 12.00  noon

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

What: Dean Burt, Senior Manager Digital Operations, Strategy, Products, and Marketing, at Westpac NZ Limited, is an expert on all aspects of internet and mobile 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. His comments are not specific to Westpac and apply broadly to all NZ banking institutions.

Dean is an excellent presenter and previous workshops he has run for us 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, correct change if possible please

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

When: Wednesday, 12 August, 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.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Digicam (digital camera) Special Interest Group, Wednesday 19 August, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

When: Wednesday August 19, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Ken Mitchell, from Photo Warehouse will conduct an informal & interactive discussion/presentation on
  • A selection of the current “latest & greatest” camera models, from each consumer category
  • The latest technology advancements & benefits
  • How to choose from the vast range of options
Ken will bring plenty of toys for the equipment-enthusiasts among us.

The following is a brief list of the camera-types & discussion-points he is preparing.

  • Compact (Point&Shoot) cameras, designed for:Travel/Image-Quality/Sport + Wildlife/Water + Shockproof
  • DSLM Mirrorless cameras & lenses
  • DSLRTraditional) cameras & lenses
  • 4K Video camcorder (entry-level consumer-grade).


How to choose the right camera.

  • Primary + Secondary Interests: Family/Event/Portraits/Landscape/Sports/Wildlife/Close-Up
  • End-Products: Max’-Print-Size/Screen/Slideshow/Sharing/Social-Media/Archive-Media
  • Note Preferences: Sensor-Type/Camera-Size/Zoom-Range/Lens-Quality/Speed/Budget.
(2)   SHORTLIST 2-3 MODELS: Seek Qualified-Advice &/or  Online-Research for this.

(3)   REVIEW MODELS: Physically (in a shop etc) & check Online-Reviews.

(4)   REVIEW VENDORS: Pricing / Availability / Warranty-Support.

(5)   INFORMED DECISION: Buy your camera, have fun with it & don’t hesitate to contact your local Photo Warehouse with any concerns.

  • Latest / Emerging Features & Benefits
  • Sensor-Shift for Hi-Resolution
  • 4K-Video & Still-Image-Applications
  • Super-Slow-Motion
  • Wi-Fi Remote/Streaming
  • Live-Composite-images
  • In-Camera-Editing.
 INFORMAL Q&A:Available throughout the session.

Should you have any suggestions you would like Ken to discuss, please let me know at

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Introduction to using Wellington City Libraries online – 10 August 2015

When: Monday 10 August, 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11

What: This workshop will help you get started with using key services available from the
Wellington City Libraries website.

Use the classroom computers to learn how:
  •  check your library card online
  • use and get the best out of the catalogues to find items in the library
  •  reserve items online
  • to access special features available in the Easyfind Catalogue, including making your own  'wish lists' of items 
  • how to suggest items for the library to buy
Numbers will be limited and spaces will only available to those who register.

Please register with Colin Archer

The investment for the session is $10. Please have correct change.

Workshop – Smart Phones, Thursday 6 August 10am – 12Noon – (Repeat lead by Noel Leeming) A few spaces are left

When: Thursday 6 August, 10.00 am – 12 Noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

  • Learn what is a smart phone and its typical features.
  • Catch up with the more common types of smart phone and how to operate them
  • Hear about the inbuilt functions and how to use them such as Wi-Fi connectivity, security, emergency calls, texting, ring choices, calendar, using the camera function, etc.
  • Get some information about the must have and more common apps. Learn about widgets, creating folders and how to download to a smart phone.
David Meehan, Learning Specialist at Noel Leeming will lead the workshop.

Contact  to register.

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

Noel Leeming Special – Windows 10 Training

When: Saturdays 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August

Where: Noel Leeming Stores at Featherston Street and at Tory Street

Cost: Free

Book direct with Noel Leeming

Book your date and time online at