Newsletter – April 2016


Where did term one go?  Our courses were very well attended and you now need to be quick to book with Teresa for next term’s classes. Courses being run are as follows: Introduction to Computers, Managing the Data on your PC, Managing and Editing Photos, Introduction to Word, Introduction to Internet Banking, Email with Windows Live Mail, iPad Basics and Android Tablets for Beginners. If you are interested phone Teresa (04) 298 3132 or click to see our Course Timetable on our website.


Remember that we also have our usual workshops running each month and no prior booking is required: How Do I…?, Q&A, iPad and Android tablet/phones. Click to see our Workshop Timetable on our website.

Just a wee reminder about the purpose of the How Do I…? Workshop

Our very popular “How do I …?” workshops are there to help members resolve technical problems and to help them achieve specific goals on their computing devices. Recently we have had a few members who want us to use this time to teach them material that is otherwise covered in our regular courses. This isn’t fair on our tutors – they cannot cover, in one hour, material that normally takes several weeks on a course. It’s also not fair on the other SeniorNet members waiting for help with their urgent problems. The How Do I…? Workshop is not a substitute for taking our courses – please respect this.

Of course, if you have already completed a course and need some additional help to clarify a few points we are, as always, delighted to help.

Windows 10 Upgrade

Still thinking of upgrading to Windows 10 or have you just upgraded and want a quick “What’s new?” or “How to use it” Session?  Then let our experts show you what’s what by enrolling in our two week Windows 10 Introduction Course and you can get some hands-on practice with Windows 10 on our Learning Centre PCs without breaking anything at home. You need to book early though as this is proving to be our most popular course in years!

Tutors Wanted

Become a tutor and join the happy group and keep up with the latest technology. Contact Kuini at and she will discuss the options with you. You will be given training by experienced senior tutors.

Digital Photography and Editing (SIG) Special Interest Group

Meets on the Mon. 16th May at 1.30pm. If you are interested contact Ian MacArthur at We apologise for the incorrect date given last month.

We have recently joined as a Community Organization and will be using it to communicate with the wider Kapiti Community. If you haven’t already joined at why not sign up so you can see what we’re saying to your neighbours about SeniorNet.


Remember to support our sponsors: Noel Leeming, Vodafone, Westpac Bank and Grey Power.

Have fun computing

Chairman Brian

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