Welcome to Wellington SeniorNet

SeniorNet is the place where people aged 50+ meet to learn to use and enjoy technology in their everyday lives.

Wellington SeniorNet is part of a New Zealand wide network of SeniorNets.,Read More

We Offer: Special Interest Groups, Monthly Workshops and a Weekly Help Centre

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) monthly meetings

Questions and Answers meeting with Alan – Thursday 25th July at 12:30  Read More

Photography meeting with Ray – Thursday 8th August at 10am  Read More


Presentations and Workshops

If you’re having trouble with registration for an event, copy and paste this email address onto your email: seniornetwgtnrego5@gmail.com


Members’ Forum

When: Friday 16th August, 12:30 – 2:00pm 

Where: Level 1 Anvil House, 138-140 Wakefield Street

Guest Speaker: Tom McGrath

This is the third in this year’s Members Forum series

In this presentation, author and Seniornet member Tom McGrath discusses his new book “Wartime Secrets from the Family Home”. 

He describes how the book got started after a chance discovery of wartime family memorabilia (letters and photos) which he says have never been on the internet. Unique eye-witness commentary, previously unknown views and experiences from WW1 and WW2, and unexpected post-war outcomes are part of the presentation. Tom will also share some of his tips on writing and editing using “Word”. Preserving the visual memory of Wellington: The story of our photos.

As space is limited, please register here to ensure a seat for this free session. 


Using Genealogy resources: practice sessions

Tuesday 6th August 12:30 – 2:30pm

Facilitator: Mary Newman

Researching for ancestors

New Zealand is our focus this month and in particular the NZ Ancestor Search Helper (ASH) database. This is a very useful resource that draws together multiple sources into one handy database. Come along and try it out and see what you can find. As usual there’ll be time for Q&A

These sessions are not formal, but an opportunity for interested people to come together, practice searching and share tips and tricks. Use our SeniorNet computers or bring your own laptop or tablet.
Further practice sessions, using different resources, will be held on the first Tuesday of the month and there’ll be a limit of 8 people.


AppleMac Users Group Meeting

Wednesday 7th August 12:30 – 2:30pm

Presenter: Bruce Ralph

Apple Mac Applications – the tools available to use

These meetings are more suitable for those who want a deeper understanding of the applications available with your Mac or MacBook.

This month’s theme is to look at the tools available in Apple Mac applications and how they all share a similar layout or have a common function. This topic will undoubtably continue to the next meeting.

These sessions are not formal, but an opportunity for interested people to converse together. I usually start with a 40 minute presentation, mixed with really interesting discussion, then coffee or tea. After that I will show ‘some interesting Mac stuff’. Bring your MacBook, or use our MacBook to follow me/us


Learn how to Own Your Online

Click picture – Top tips for online security

Wednesday 7th August  – Join online at 9:30am.  Topic: (to be advised)

Hear from CERT NZ’s Hadyn Green about how to get the most out of online services while keeping safe. 

SeniorNet and CERT NZ present a brand new webinar series for SeniorNet members (who are registered with Senior Hangouts)

If you have not already joined SeniorHangouts, see the information at the end of this web page, at the Senior HangOuts schedule.

zoom sessions at 9:30am the first Wednesday of each month


One to one help with your computer and device issues

When: Monday 10:00 – 12:00 pm or 12:30 – 2:30 pm (Except Public holidays)

Where:  Anvil House, 1st Floor 

Coordinator: Sandra Thorn

Our preference is to see you at Anvil House but we may be able to offer help Tuesday to Friday between the hours of 10am and 2.30pm, possibly at a different location, depending on the availability of tutors.
These options should be discussed with Sandra. 

The Help Centre tutors can assist current financial members who are new to technology or wish to improve their skills or are having problems with their portable devices. We offer ‘one on one’ assistance in a cheerful, friendly environment and while we don’t have all the answers we can usually point you in the right direction.
We can help with a number of devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, Apple Macs, iPads and Desktops.

Cost: $10.00 for up to 2 hours tuition (payment in cash please)


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