Newsletter – May 2015


At a recent Regional Meeting of SeniorNet Learning Centre representative in Levin, Grant Sidaway, the National Executive Officer explained how important sponsors are to SeniorNet in terms of the financial contributions they make to the funding of the operations of SeniorNet.

Westpac Bank is our major sponsor and has provided a workshop on Internet Banking which we will show at a Question and Answer session later in the year.

Noel Leeming Ltd provides the SeniorNet Federation with a small percentage of each sale to SeniorNet members.

Vodafone has agreed to donate 3% of every SeniorNet member’s (Vodafone) phone account if they have the phone numbers on record. We are looking into ways to support this initiative without compromising our member’s personal information. More on this later.

Please support these sponsors when you can, as their contribution to SeniorNet is significant.

Tech Expo

Next Month, SeniorNet Kapiti will be providing workshops for the forthcoming Tech Expo which will be held in the Coastlands Shopping Centre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 18, 19, 20 June. The Tech Expo, organised by the Kapiti Digital Leadership Forum will feature the latest IT systems and equipment for all age groups and businesses. There will be over 20 vendor stands and a series of presentations on a whole range of topics. You will have received details emailed to you earlier so please make a date to come along. Click here to find out more…

Open Days

Two Open days are planned for Thursday 2nd and Saturday 4 July at the Learning Centre, 200 Matai Road, Raumati South. Please talk to your friends and relatives and let them know the dates so that they can come along to find out how we can help them gain confidence with using computers.

Honorary Membership

The Executive Committee has agreed to recommend to Members at the next Annual General Meeting on July 15th (note the date) that we may appoint members to Honorary Membership in recognition of meritorious service to SeniorNet Kapiti. Details relating to the process will be presented at the AGM.


We currently have over 300 paid up members following the addition of new members and the renewal of annual subscriptions.

Windows 10 is coming

You will note that in the Web site, Thor has given us an update on the progress with Windows 10. Click here for full details on what’s coming to a PC or laptop bear you later this year

Happy Computing