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The latest SeniorHangouts

Check out the latest SeniorHangouts on Zoom. A tutor, or Hangout “buddy”, meets up to six registered participants on an advertised topic at the scheduled date and time - all parties can see and hear each other. The presenter explains the topic live, with participants able to interject and ask questions.

Check Out Geeks-on-Tour

Geeks on Tour - Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks with Technology. Jim and Chris, popular seminar presenters, travel by RV teaching technology, especially Google Photos. Check out some of the easy-to-watch-and-learn presentations from the "What does this button do?" YouTube sessions listed on their website.

E-waste recycling trials

Noel Leeming is trialling a free e-waste recycling programme in partnership with TechCollect NZ, a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting product stewardship for electrical and electronic products in Aotearoa aiming to divert thousands of kilograms of e-waste from landfill.

Kia Ora - Welcome to / Join SeniorNet Nelson

SeniorNet Nelson is part of a community training network that supports and motivates people aged over 50 to use and enjoy computers and other technology in their everyday lives. At Covid-19 Level 1 the Learning Centre and Hall are open to all Members with Sanitise and Register precautions. Please keep checking the Timetable for any changes and for Online Events. DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE (click/tap the logo link above or at the top of every page).

Next Club Day is on 21st July 2021

Club Days are held in the Hall at Pioneer Park, 11 Hastings St, Nelson on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2 pm. The next meeting is on Wednesday 21st July. There will be a notification of programme soon. Come along also to catch up with news and enjoy some fellowship - and tea. It's free and you may bring a friend. Click/tap the image, title or Read More for more information.


The Top of the South was well represented at the Seniornet AGM and symposium in Dunedin on May 5th and 6th. The photo shows Roger Pittman (representative for the Top of the South), Sally Douglas (Golden Bay), Rod Lewis (Nelson), Kay Mathieson-Adams (Motueka) and Clive Dyson (President of Motueka). The two-day event included not only the Federation’s annual AGM, but Roger’s official acceptance and first committee meeting, and round-table discussion groups on Seniornet’s future. There was also the launch of the new simplified Senior Hangouts online teaching application for Android and iOS by the Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall MP, Minister for Seniors. Guest speakers also attended from our sponsors Westpac, AMI, Suzuki and Google.


Click/Tap the image to go directly to the Newsletter website, or click/tap the Title or "Read More" to go to our Newsletters page. If you have any news to share with members let us know: Email or ring a Committee Member to contribute something interesting we can share.


SeniorNet Nelson has five Special Interest Groups, held monthly. All members are welcome. There is no need to register, just turn up. $2.00 towards overheads please. Click/Tap the image or the title to find links to individual Interest Groups, or Read More to find out more about our Interest Groups in general. You can also find a link button at the bottom of every screen to an article about each group, giving news of upcoming meetings and reports of previous meetings. PLEASE NOTE THAT SOMETIMES AN INTEREST GROUP MAY BE HELD ONLINE, SO PLEASE CHECK THE TIMETABLE TO MAKE SURE.


Senior Hangouts is seven-days-a-week free online tuition, consisting of up to six half-hour presentations per day. A tutor, or Hangout “buddy”, meets up to six registered participants on an advertised topic at the scheduled date and time, and all parties can see and hear each other. Hangouts covers a myriad of technology-related subjects. The presenter explains the topic by sharing his or her screen, often displaying a Powerpoint presentation. It is explained live, with participants able to interject and ask questions.

Teach Yourself Online - Tutorials and Videos

Introduction to the Internet

How the Internet works and how to connect to the Web.

Google Drive and Google Docs

The basics of Google Drive and how to create Google Docs.

EMail / GMail Introduction

Basic email, and how to send and receive emails on GMail.

Intro to Google Calendar

How to create, organise and share Google Calendars.

Introduction to YouTube

How to watch, create, and upload videos to YouTube.

Introduction to Google Photos

Solutions for storing, organising, sharing photos and videos.

Introduction to Searching Online

The basics of searching on the Internet.

Brainfood - Challenge, Change & Learning

Ways to help keep your brain sharper. Google Calendar.

Introduction to Pinterest

How to use Pinterest to save clips and images.

Introduction to Wikipedia

Wikipedia is one of the largest sources of information online.

Websites worth watching

The Spinoff: an independent online magazine

TED: Video talks of ideas worth spreading

ZoomQuilt: Watch an infinitely zooming image

Kanopy: Stream films for free via your library

GRANDParents NZ: Lifestyle, Games, Entertainment

Radio Garden: Explore live radio by rotating the globe

Techmoan: the best & worst of new and old technology

New Zealand History: Check out today in history

TechGumbo: Tips and tutorials on the latest technology

Oxford Union: the world's most famous debating society

Man And Drone: One man's drone adventures

NZ On Screen: Film, music video and web series