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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 and offers free calling and viewing using Skype. 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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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 Course Information > Courses We Offer tab and scroll to the description, duration and prerequisites (if any) for courses.

Workshops/Question & Answer Sessions:

In addition to the regular courses, a wide range of two-hour workshops is available. The most popular is using the Galaxy 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.

Help Centre: 

The Society seeks to help members as much as possible and to that end we maintain a Help Centre at  the Centre, staffed during the day by volunteers.
Members need only to ring the Help Centre and help will be arranged e.g. pc help could be one of a few recommended names we can direct you to from Orewa to Whangaparaoa to Red Beach to Silverdale to nationally available Need a Nerd.


The Society issues a regular Newsletter to keep members informed of events and other interesting things.
This is emailed prior to each term commencement to financial members.