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About SeniorNet

SeniorNet was established in Wellington in 1992


The concept of SeniorNet emerged in 1986 in the USA from a research project at the University of San Francisco. The projects aim was to determine if computers and telecommunications could enhance the lives of older adults. SeniorNet was first established in New Zealand in 1992.

SeniorNet brings older adults and technology together in a friendly, fun and stress-free way. It's for people over the age of 50 who'd like to learn more about technology and what it can do for them. Small, well organised classes, with volunteer tutors, about the same age as their students, run courses not only an introduction to computers and surfing the Net but also a vast range of subjects.

Tutor training sessions are run by Learning Centres and are also conducted at Regional Meetings.

There are Learning Centres established throughout New Zealand. Each is run by a management team who organize all aspects of their Centre. A Federation of SeniorNet Societies was established in 2006 to support the learning activities of Centres with resources and funding.

Grant Sidaway helped to start the first Learning Centre in New Zealand and is now employed by the Federation as its Executive Officer to manage the organisation at a National level. The national office is in Wellington.


 Help and Information Days  

66 - 70 Railside Av Henderson   

These will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month between 10am and 12 noon.

So if you need help with your computer or something you have been shown and just can't remember how it was done. don't hesitate to call in and see us. Windows, Apple and Android systems covered. No appointments are necessary.   

To receive help you must be a current member all we ask is a $2. donation.