Newsletter for August 2016

New Executive Committee

Exec committeeThe new Executive Committee has met for the first time and as always is looking to improve our courses, create new Courses and make learning easier for members. If you have not attended a Course for some time then now is the time to phone Teresa to book a spot as over the last year or so Windows 10 has changed the way computers operate. Much easier when you know how.

Course Bookings

Teresa Urutia is back from holiday refreshed and ready to receive your calls. Call Teresa at (04) 2983132 to enrol in your chosen course.
Enrol today for one of our classes or click to see our Course Timetable on our website. Remember also that

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Newsletter – February 2015

Open Days

We had a wonderful response to our recent Open Days. Over the 2 days we enrolled 40 new members and some of our classes for this term are now full with a waiting list. Please don’t hesitate to contact Teresa on 04 298 3132 to reserve a place or get her to place you on the waiting list.

Please keep us up to date    

To enable us to keep you updated of SeniorNet events and the courses we have available please make sure that we have your current email address. If you are a member and didn’t receive this newsletter by email, please contact Veronica on
(04) 298 1916 and she will check your membership information.

Q&A Speaker – Lorna Macgregor

At the last Q&A meeting on 19 February, our Tutor Lorna MacGregor presented a very informative and entertaining talk about her recent 18 day holiday in India. She is an accomplished photographer and has captured some very interesting insights into life in India.


The first Tutors meeting for the year was held on Thursday 5th March. If you are interested in becoming a Tutor please come along to one of these meetings at the Learning Centre or contact Kuini, our Tutor Coordinator on (04) 293 6946

Room Upgrade

Come along to see the Learning Center make over. What a great job has been done by the many SeniorNet volunteers. A great thank you to all who came along and gave of their time.

Happy computing



Kuini: Still going strong at SeniorNet

March 2014 marked the closure of the Waikanae/Otaki SeniorNet Inc and the beginning of another chapter in my life. Waikanae/Otaki merged into SeniorNet Kapiti and membership was automatically transferred to Kapiti.

Matenga Train Leaves Waikanae StationIn the weeks leading up to the closure, I was asked on several occasions if I was considering staying with Kapiti SeniorNet. My standard reply was….”I don’t know how to get there – I don’t drive!” To be quite frank, I convinced myself that commuting from Waikanae to Raumati Beach via public transport was definitely not on my agenda. I got tired just thinking about it.

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Coping with technology changes? Learning in an exciting but challenging time.

Technology is a given

It won’t have escaped your attention that technology is changing rapidly and if you are one of our many new learners, new to the tablet or the laptop or the desktop computer you may already wonder what possessed you to want to learn how to use one of these yourself.

Even if you have been a computer owner over many years you are likely marvelling at the innovative gadgets now on offer, the must-have or can’t-live-without devices, then you recognize that it isn’t just the new hardware one must learn about, but also the

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Newsletter – February 2014

News from the Chairthrone

Welcome to the New Year, and here at Kapiti SeniorNet it is as hectic as usual trying to fit you all into your chosen courses. Do please be quick as many of the courses are filling up fast.
Phone Teresa (04) 2983132 or send an email to to book your place.

Courses run this term:

Introduction to Computers (Beginners),

Managing Data,

What Can I Do On My PC,

Demystifying Windows 8

Using Word Successfully

Managing and Editing Photos

Also, Workshops for iPad and Android tablets, ‘How Do I…?’ and ‘Question and Answer’.

Check the descriptions of the courses here.
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