Newsletter – September 2013

 Coastlands Day and Open DaysCoastland

This week we present SeniorNet to our community. On Tuesday, 24/9 from 9am to 4:30pm there will be a SeniorNet table in Coastlands. The Learning Centre will be open on Thursday, 26/9 from 9:30-2pm and on Saturday, 28/9 from 10am till 2pm. Bring your friends or just pop in and let us know how you are getting on. How is your latest gadget behaving – maybe you have discovered some new tricks you can share with us?


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The courses start 14 October. Book in now for a place, they are filling fast. Checkout the new time table for the courses and workshops. Select your course and email or ring Pam on 04 9024422 to book a place.  

Don’t forget the ‘How do I …?’ 15 October, and the ‘Q & A’ 17th October workshops. You just turn up for these.

iPad and Android Tablet Workshops

English: Apple iPad EventContact Ian McLuckie with your iPad questions at And Android questions to Pat Stephens . The next Android Tablets Workshop is on Thursday 17th October 2.00 – 4.00pm and the next iPad Workshop is on Monday 14th October 2.00 – 4.00pm. The fee for each workshop is $5.00. Come along and be shown just what these tablets can do. Take them anywhere a complete computer in the palm of your hand great for travel or just relax and read a book.

New iPad Basics course starting next term

We will be running a 3 session course covering the essential basics for new iPad users. It will cover how to use your iPad and how to configure some of the more important settings. We will also show you how to download applications, books and music. A brief look at some of the standard applications will complete the course. Please note that this course is for beginners, if you have used your iPad for a few months you have probably worked out how to do most of the things we will be covering.

English: The iPad on a table in the Apple caseIt is essential that you turn up to the first class with a configured, fully charged iPad. You must also have an active iTunes account and know your password.

The course starts on Tuesday, 29 October from 9:30am until noon.

If you need help setting up your iPad and getting an iTunes account we will run a special session on 22 October at the same time. You must book to come to this session when you enrol for the course. You must bring your fully charged iPad and either a credit card you are willing to register with iTunes or a prepaid iTunes card. These cards are widely available from electronic retailers and bookshops.

Become a TutorTutor

We always need tutors so if you are having doubts as to whether you are keeping up with all the technical advances in the computer world then take advantage and become a tutor? This has to be the best way of trying to keep up with the latest technology. You will be given all the training and help required while working with a great group of people. Email Lois at or phone 04 2987797. Tutors meet first Thursday of the month 9.30am come along you will be most welcome.

News from the Chairthrone

With the winding up of our neighbours Waikanae/ Otaki SeniorNet we are currently going through all the legal requirements to amalgamate their membership into Kapiti SeniorNet which will mean that Kapiti SeniorNet will stretch from Paekakariki in the south to Otaki in the north. A big and hearty welcome to you all. For Kapiti members there is no change but for Waikanae/Otaki members it will mean that some of the courses offered will now be held at the Kapiti Learning Centre in Raumati. The rooms at Waikanae will stay open and every effort will be made to have courses held there but this will depend on numbers wanting to attend and the availability of tutors. 

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