SeniorNet Nelson


SeniorHangouts is online tuition via Zoom. There is no charge.
Check the TimeTable or click the links below to read the latest emailed schedule of Hangouts.

How does it work?

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SeniorHangouts is an initiative by the Federation of New Zealand SeniorNet Societies in conjunction with Google Classroom, offering a new way to learn online.

Small bite-sized 30-minute learning sessions are held online
in the morning and afternoon as per the schedule listed below each week.
Please note that sessions are held Mon-Fri from 10.00 am-10.30 am, Mon-Thurs 1.00 pm-1.30 pm and on Fridays 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm.

A tutor, or Hangout “buddy”, meets up with registered participants on an advertised topic at the scheduled date and time, and all parties can see and hear each other. The presenter explains the topic by sharing his or her screen, often displaying a video or Powerpoint presentation. It is explained live, with participants able to interject and ask questions. To learn how to join a meeting see below.

To learn more about SeniorHangouts go to their website here.

Senior Hangouts schedule for the week

Click the link below to read the lastest emailed schedule of Hangouts
and to find information on how to connect to the sessions.

This link will take you to Google Classroom for recent presentations.

This link will take you to a PDF list of all previous SeniorHangouts.

This link will take you to a list of all the previous SeniorHangout videos available online.
You can search for the one you want by typing in a word or choosing from a dropdown list.


Q&A with Ron Shackleton from SeniorNet Wanganui
Ron is now available on SeniorHangouts every Friday from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm to answer your questions. 
Ron can be reached at if you have any questions. 

How do I register or join as a participant

Methods to get on to a SeniorHangouts session:

1. Zoom users
  • For people who use the zoom application on their desktop/laptop/mobile/tablet device use the link:
    Meeting ID: 5945680835
    Passcode: SH123
2. Non-Zoom users
  • For people who do not have Zoom installed on their device and want to connect from the browser itself, use the link below: (Be mindful that this is a limited feature app where virtual background and some enhanced on-app functionalities will not work)
  • Click here for a short video and more information from to help you with joining a Zoom Meeting.
  • All the sessions are recorded and are available for viewing.
    For accessing all previous recordings on SeniorHangouts:
Would you like to do a presentation on SeniorHangouts?
  • Please use the link below to schedule a talk on SeniorHangouts:
  • You don’t need to be an expert, you don’t have to do the sessions regularly, they are just one-off talks that you can schedule using the link above and connect using the regular SeniorHangouts link.
Need regular emails for the upcoming schedule?
  • Please email or
    or to subscribe to the regular emails.

What topics are covered?

SeniorHangouts covers a myriad of technology-related subjects. There have been tutorials about online banking, interacting with various government agencies, social media, web browsers, auction sites and the use of various hardware and software, including smartphones and Chromecast.

All teaching sessions are recorded and available for viewing or download by registered users. 

Here are some of the topics already covered:

  • Google Earth
  • Learning Styles
  • Travel diary
  • Travel Blogs
  • Social Media
  • Deep and Dark Web
  • Effective tips for tutoring
  • iPad
  • Online Shopping
  • Cookies
  • Google Keep
  • Google Keep and Jamboard
  • Google Pay
  • Location sharing on Google Maps
  • Westpac – Online Banking
  • Online Banking Apps
  • Fraud awareness wrt Online Banking
  • AMI – Online Services
  • MSD services
  • Google Drive
  • Android TV
  • YouTube
  • Digging for Diamonds on YouTube (Looking at the diversity of material available on YouTube)
  • Google Photos
  • Editing and Making a movie on Google photos
  • Manage My Health
  • Passwords
  • LastPass – Password Manager
  • Mozilla Firefox browser Password
  • How Network works
  • Safe internet practices
  • Email scam awareness
  • Microsoft Office Keyboard Shortcuts using the Windows key
  • Microsoft Excel Cheat Sheet
  • A Flavour of AI (Artificial Intelligence) & ML (Machine Learning)
  • Hidden stuff in Photo & Music Files
  • Google Calendar Backup & Sync
  • Web Browsers
  • Opera Browser and Microsoft Edge Password Manager
  • Grammarly
  • Zoom – online video tool
  • Online books
  • Chromecast

For more information contact
Roger Pittman –

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We bank at Westpac Nelson, account no. 03-0703-0385293-00 SeniorNet Nelson Inc.