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Who Are We?

SeniorNet HBC Inc is an Incorporated Society and registered Charity. We are a member of the Federation of New Zealand SeniorNet Societies Incorporated. We are one of the many independent SeniorNet societies throughout New Zealand that are members of the Federation, with a total of approximately 17,000 members. (See SeniorNet Federation website for more information.)

SeniorNet HBC Inc was set up in 1999 by a group of interested people following initiatives by Telecom, and since then has received sponsorship from the ASB Trusts, Rodney District Council, Rotary, Air New Zealand, Rothmans Foundation and Constellation Trust.


HBC owns the following equipment: Ten fast networked Windows computers, with CD/DVD writers and full multi-media facilities. The system is Windows 10 (with some pc's dual booting to Windows 7 for some student needs), Office, 2013, 2016, Outlook, Publisher 2016 and GIMP. Numerous laptops are available for use by students who have desktops at home. A tutor Apple Macbook is used for Apple courses, students must have their own. Tablets include; Samsung Galaxys, ipads, Microsoft Surface XT. HBC has a FujiXerox printer to produce quality class manuals and workshop notes. Income from members is used for running costs, purchases and on-going upgrading of equipment. All tutors and committee are financial members of the society who give their services free within the club which includes all tutoring, office help and maintenance of HBC hardware.  HBC Constitution does not allow any volunteers to take financial reward so any donation from members or businesses is receipted and recorded as such, always with immense appreciation.

Help Centre:

The Help Centre is open 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday with a half day as required for committee meetings. If you would like to talk to someone about the Society or have a question about your computer please call the Centre on 426 1509 and we will endeavour to help. If you wish call in for a chat, tea or coffee, the latter two are always hot! 

Courses & Workshops:

For Course explanations go to Course Information tab > Courses We Offer.

For Workshop explanations go to Course Information tab > Workshops We Offer.

Enrolments can be made at any time and you are encouraged to get started!

For current term classes go to Course Information tab > Current Courses.