Newsletter – May 2013

Term 2 has commenced so why wait at home when you could be learning all about surfing the internet, or photo editing and storing, or organizing and managing the data you have on your computer.
We at SeniorNet are waiting to assist you with these courses and more.

Check out the

new time table for the courses and workshops. Then select your course and email,  or ring Teresa on 04 298 3132 to book a place. Hurry though as classes are filling fast.

iPad and Android Workshops

Image representing Android as depicted in Crun...

Image representing iPad as depicted in CrunchBase

These are very well attended workshops. Why not get along to either and see what amazing things can be done with these tablets.

Contact Ian McLuckie with your iPad questions at And for Android questions email Pat Stephens at . Next iPad workshop Monday 2.00pm – 4.00pm on 10th June, and the Android workshop is on Thursday 31st May 2.00pm – 4.00pm. The fee for each workshop is just $5.00.

Lois Griffin

Become a tutor or tutor assistant and keep up with the latest technical advances, a great way to learn so why not give it a go. You will be given all the training and assistance required. If you wish you can sit in on a session to get the feel of things. Email Lois at or phone 04 2987797.


You never think it will happen to you, but as you know it could happen any day. From earthquake to flood, from storm to tsunami. It doesn’t matter that it’s not a catastrophic event or that your house may still be standing. The fact is that if any disaster event, natural or otherwise, was to occur in your area, you might have to survive without power, water, sanitation or worse!

Are you ready for this? If not, the Emergency services will be overwhelmed by calls from

Aftermath of September 4th Earthquake in Chris...

Aftermath of September 4th Earthquake in Christchurch, NZ. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

people just like you; they will try to manage their priorities that they have been trained in. Hopefully, you will be OK, but you may just need to sit tight for a few days.

All New Zealanders are now asked to be prepared to manage on their own – or as a family group – for the first three days after a disaster. It can simply take that long for help to arrive, so making preparations in advance can insure self-sufficiency and minimise distress.

In the event of an emergency, Neighbourhood Support will work with Civil Defence and other emergency services to bring relief. Meanwhile, know how to tune your radio to your local station as Civil Defence will broadcast messages and instructions as soon as possible. If it is a serious disaster it may take some time before this happens.

Just be ready, this is the best form of preparation. Make sure you have a survivor’s kit that suits you.


Subscriptions are now due: If paid by the 31st May single: $25.00 / Double: $45.00

After 31st May: single $30.00.

 Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held at the Learning Centre on Wednesday, 17 July at 1.30pm. Our Guest Speaker is Ricky Mark who will talk about earthquake preparedness. Mark the date in your diary and come to the AGM.