How to join SeniorNet
SeniorNet Federation of N.Z.
The Tauranga SeniorNet Club Inc.,
Our Learning Centre is in 17th Avenue.
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Timetable for Term One 2017
► Check lesson dates and times.
- Introduction to Android Tablets (Samsung, Sony, Nexus, etc.)
- Introduction to the iPad
- Mail and Safari with the iPad
- Introduction to the iPhone
- Using the Camera and the Photos App on iOS (iPad and iPhone)
- TradeMe on iOS (iPad and iPhone)
- Introduction to Android Smartphones
- Introduction to Computers for users of Microsoft Windows
- Inserting Pictures in Documents Using Microsoft Word for Windows
- Windows 10 – How to use the new Start Menu and Features
- Email using "Windows Live Mail" or "eM Client" for Windows devices
- Email using Google's Gmail on Windows devices
- Email using Outlook.com and Mail for Windows 10
- Picture Editing, Levels One and Two
- Internet Banking workshops
► View information about the course structure.
Dates for your 2017 Calendar
|One||31 Jan||14 April|
|Two||1 May||7 Jul|
|Three||24 Jul||29 Sep|
|Four||16 Oct||20 Dec|
These dates are based on
Ministry of Education information.
► December 2016
► July 2016
► April 2016
► January 2016
► September 2015
► June 2015
► January 2015
► September 2014
► July 2014
► January 2014
► July 2013
► April 2013
► January 2013
Our email address is
Vodafone is a
of SeniorNet in NZ.
Free tutorials for dozens of computer, tablet and smartphone applications are available on line.
GCF Learn Free tutorials include text, pictures and video instructions starting from the simplest items to more advanced layouts.
► Visit the GCF Learn Free website and check this out.
Buying a Computer?
► Check these guidelines first.
Free Quick Reference Cards
Free Quick Reference Cards for Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 & 2016 programmes are available in PDF format.
Download and print them yourself.
Click on a title to open it. Then save it to your Documents folder.
► Use an on-line Facebook Tutorial
It's is a great way to learn about Facebook, the popular way of communicating and sharing information, photos and videos with friends and family around the world.
The Omanu Bowling Club website
has information and pictures about the events and the bowlers.
We are Moving
During 2017 there will be significant earthworks followed by the construction of the new TECT building adjacent to our classroom. Major improvements will also be made to our premises. During that time we have to vacate the building.
We are moving into the main part of the Historic Village, and will have plenty of space for our furniture, computer setup and office requirements.
Everything should be operational in the new room in time for Registration Day on 24th January 2017.
► Click here to see a map of our location in the Historic Village.
Keeping Up With the Play
Tablets – What Are They?
At SeniorNet we strive to keep up with the play, computerwise.
In 2012 we began courses for users of portable devices, starting with iPads.
Since then, we have introduced courses for users of Android Tablets, Android Smartphones and iPhones.
Smartphones and iPhones are very small tablet computers that can also send and receive phone calls and texts (SMS).
So what is a Tablet?
Are all Tablets iPads?
What is Android?
What is a Surface Tablet?
What use would I have for a Tablet?
Could it replace my computer?
► Read more.
A Shortlist of Freeware programs
For details and download files of these free programs, click on a program name.
Memento - a Post-It Notes program
Allway Sync - synchronize files between your computer and your USB Flash Drive or removable hard drive, or between two computers.
AM-DeadLink - checks links in your Favorites list to test whether they are still functioning websites.
Recuva - recovers (undeletes) deleted files. Good for rescuing deleted files on a USB Flash Drive or other external drive.
Pictures and Drawings
FastStone Image Viewer – an excellent photo viewer and editing program.
PhotoFiltre - a fully featured drawing and photo manipulation program
Paint.NET – an excellent image editor handling multiple image layers.
PhotoStory – makes slideshows with transitions, panning and zooming, background music and commentary.
MW Snap – a screen-grabber program
LibreOffice. – an excellent full office suite that can read and write MS Office files, including recent versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Updated 6th December 2016.