Newsletter for December 2016

christmas-decos-1As this year winds down and we look forward to celebrating Christmas, lets also celebrate another successful year at SeniorNet. We now have 360 members and our Courses and Workshops fill each week. Everyone says that every time they go to SeniorNet, they learn something new and with the new technologies forever coming out, we owe it to ourselves to keep up. No excuses!

My thanks to everyone who has contributed in some way as a Committee member, as a Tutor and as a student to making our Learning Centre the ‘go to place’ for Seniors to learn and enjoy each other’s company.

christmas-tree-2016The New Year begins with Open Days at the Learning Centre on Thursday 9th February and also on Saturday 11th February. Make a note to come along to enrol for the 2017 Term 1 Courses which start the week of Monday 13th February. Our web site gives you the Course and Workshop Programme for the first term so why not have a look now, and contact Teresa (04) 298 5132 to put your name down for the Course of your choice.

The various workshops including How do I, Q&A, iPad, iPhone, Android, Skype, TradeMe, and Google always have something to offer.

Tutors Morning Tea

The Tutors Morning Tea will be held at Peter and Chris Bunkall’s home on Wednesday 8th February at All Tutors and their partners are very welcome. More details in the New Year!

Wishing you all the very best for the Festive Season.

Course Bookings

Bakelight_telephoneTo enrol in your chosen course, please call Teresa at (04) 298 3132

Enrol today for one of our classes or click to see our Course Timetable. Remember also that we have reduced charges for any member wishing to repeat a course. Click here to see all our course costs.



The charge for our regular Workshops is $5.00 per session. Remember that we run Q&A, iPad and Android tablet/phones Workshops each month and no prior booking is required. Click to see our Workshop and Special Interest Group (SIG) Timetable. If you’ve already completed a Course and need some additional help to clarify a few points we are, as always, delighted to help at one of our regular How Do I…? Workshops where the charge varies depending on how long we spend helping you.

Tutors and Assistant Tutors Wanted

We always need tutors and assistant tutors so please contact Kuini at if you’re interested in assisting next year. We have a documented training strategy for new Tutors so you’ll always be supported while learning new skills.  It’s a great opportunity to keep up with all the latest advances in the computer world. Tutors also need to keep themselves up-to-date, so why not enrol in a course or put your name down to assist on an upcoming course.

Merry Christmas

Chairman Brian

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Newsletter for September 2016


SeniorNet Kapiti will host the upcoming Regional Meeting. We will look forward to updating our members on any initiatives that may come from this meeting in our October Newsletter.

Course Bookings

Teresa Urutia is back from holiday refreshed and ready to receive your calls. To enrol in your chosen course, call Teresa at (04) 298 3132. Continue reading

Newsletter – July 2016


The AGM was held on the 20th July with a good attendance of 32 members. The guest speaker Mr. John McBeth gave a very informative speech about instances in his life of broadcasting radio and television dating back to the early 1980s through to the present time. This covered Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Rugby and Americas Cup Yachting. At present he’s getting himself ready to cover the Rio Olympics.

Elected at the meeting were your 2016/17 committee:

Chairman – Brian Milne,                          Vice Chairperson – Teresa Urutia,

Treasurer – David Salter,                          Secretary – Jim Heron,

Committee – Ian McLuckie, Kuini Woolcock, Pat Stephens, Peter Bunkall, Peter Jones, Peter Thomson, Shona Spicer, Sue Connor, Veronica Kemp.

Imm. Past Chairman – Barry Bailey.

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Newsletter – February 2016

Open Days

Open Days are being held at the Learning Centre from 9.30am on Thursday the 11th and Saturday the 13th Feb. Come along and speak to us regarding which is the best course to suit your needs and sign up on the day. And invite your non-member friends. We will be promoting our Open Days at Coastlands and the Waikanae Library on Tuesday 9th Feb.


Courses being run this term are as follows: Introduction to Computers, Managing the Data on your PC, Managing and Editing Photos, Introduction to Word, Introduction to Internet Banking, Email, What Can I do on the Internet, iPad Basics and Android Tablets for Beginners. Plus the usual workshops: How do I, Q and A, iPad and Android tablet/phones. Two Special Interest Groups have been set up: Apple Mac and Digital Photography if you are interested come along to the open days or phone
Teresa (04) 298 3132.

Windows 10 Upgrade

Win 10 BackgroundHave you upgraded to Windows 10 yet or are you still a little nervous about the process – why not come and discuss it with the experts on the Open Days. We’ve upgraded all the computers in The Learning Centre to Windows 10 without incident so we can now offer our members Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 to use during our courses. We are holding Windows 10 Introduction Courses this term so you can see the Upgrade Process for yourself as well as get some hand’s-on practice with Windows 10 on our Learning Centre PCs. We are also in the process of upgrading all our courses to run on Windows 10.


We are always on the lookout for more tutors so why not contact Kuini at here or come along to one of the open days and discuss with other tutors who will be there.   Neighbourly

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.

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Have fun computing

Chairman Brian