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Learning technology together


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 offering free calling and viewing using Skype. You can also do the same using the WhatsApp app on your Smartphone or FaceTime on an iPhone. 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 to older people who enjoy being able to use them for club work like advertising flyers, keeping records and newsletters. Creating books including children's stories, family history, memoirs and so much more are also very popular. 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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It's a software that effectively detects new threats before your computer is compromised.

It's an innovative Anti-Malwere that is efficient, powerful, unobtrusive and minimalistic.

Emsisoft is available for financial members at a discount price.

Call or visit HSB to enquire.



Two hour classes (once a week for four weeks) and can cover any of the following: introductory computer skills, word processing, processing pictures and photographs, placing pictures in documents and some more advanced topics using either Libre (free programme) or Microsoft 365 (an annual licenced programme). For details of courses click here and scroll to the description, duration and prerequisites (if any) for courses.


In addition to the regular courses, a wide range of two-hour workshops is available. The most popular one is using the Android Smartphone with Photobook of great interest plus some other interesting and useful topics. We also have a Gmail workshop, starting with the essentials through to adding attachments later if required. To view more with synopsis of each workshop, click here

Curiosity Centre: 

The Society seeks to help members as much as possible and to that end, we maintain a Curiosity Centre at HBC, staffed during the day by volunteers. Members need only to ring 09 4261509 and you could be given one of a few recommended names from Orewa to Whangaparaoa to Red Beach to Silverdale to nationally available Need a Nerd.


HBC uses MailChimp to send information out to financial members as it comes to hand. We have found MailChimp is the most expedient method of delivery for descriptive messages. We also use regular email for instant messaging so of course, a current email address is vital to receive these news items.