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SeniorNet Hibiscus Coast means seniors helping seniors. The world of computers provide a variety of interest for the older generations. Communication with family around the world is at your fingertips and offers free calling and viewing using Skype. Internet browsers offer endless research, answers questions, search out puzzle sites, recipes, how to make a boating knot, container gardening�.you name it, it can be delved into via the Internet. Computers give confidence and older people enjoy being able to use them for club work (advertising flyers, keeping records, newsletters), creating books (children�s stories, family history, memoirs), simple flyers (promoting club activities, interests) and so much more. Online banking and personal financial access to your accounts is promoted using a free banking workshop sponsored by Westpac. This uses a dummy account loaned by Westpac bank (so your personal details are not accessed) and can be applied to any other banking system. Computers are also very much the mode of communication for Government departments so even basic computer knowledge is an asset today.

SeniorNet HBC will get you going!!

Don't worry if you haven't used a computer at all! We will patiently take you from the beginning.

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Two hour classes (once a week for four or eight weeks) and can cover:
introductory computer skills, 
word processing, processing pictures and photographs, placing pictures in documents, spreadsheets and some more advanced topics. 

For details of courses click Course Information > Courses We Offer tab and scroll to the description, duration and prerequisites (if any) for courses.

Workshops/Question & Answer Sessions:

In addition to the regular courses, a wide range of two hour workshops are available. The most popular is OneDrive/USB plus some other interesting and useful topics which are single sessions.

We also have a 3 week course on Email, showing the bare essentials to adding attachments.
For details click on Course Information > Workshops We Offer tab on the Home page. 
This page gives a description of the workshops we run with a schedule reached by scrolling through to the end of the page.

Help Centre: 

The Society seeks to help members as much as possible and to that end we maintain a Help Centre at  the Centre, staffed during the day by volunteers.
Members need only to ring the Help Centre and help will be arranged e.g. pc help could be one of a few recommended names we can direct you to from Orewa to Whangaparaoa to Red Beach to Silverdale to nationally available Need a Nerd.


The Society issues a regular Newsletter to keep members informed of events and other interesting things.
This is emailed prior to each term commencement to financial members.