Current Courses

SeniorNet Motueka Courses for Term 3 2018

These courses are only for paid-up members of SeniorNet Motueka. If you are not a member click here for information on joining. The following courses and workshops are being offered in term 3. Please contact the tutor of the course to enroll.

Click here for a Downloadable PDF calendar of the term events.


12 Things you need to know about your computer but didn’t know to ask!

Friday 9.30 – 11.30 Aug 10th 1 week $5

Covers tips about what to do when you get lost, or your computer freezes; handy shortcuts; useful right-clicking actions; a little about security; and time for your questions.

Tutor: Sandra Price 528 6325

Android Devices

Thursdays 12 noon – 2 pm Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 4 weeks $20

This is a comprehensive course for Android tablet and phone users. You will learn how to set up the basic systems, find your way around the different screens and toolbars, and how to use some common Apps, including email and Internet. Bring your own Android Device.

Tutor: Mary Dowell 528 8600

Beginners – (for PC)

Tuesdays 9.30 – 11.30 July 24, 31, Aug 7, 14 and Aug 28, Sept 4, 11, 18    4 weeks $20

This course will help you find your way around your computer. It is a must for everyone new to computing, and for those wanting to refresh before moving on to other courses. For users with Windows 7 and 10 operating systems.

Tutor: Doreen Inwood 528 4717

Beginners – (for Mac)

Thursdays 2.30 – 4.30 Aug 16, 23, 30 Sept 6 4 weeks $20

This is a beginner’s course for those new to the Mac OS. You will learn how to find your way around the  computer, set up the Dock and customize your computer using System Preferences. You will be introduced to the programs that come with a Mac, including Email, Internet, and iPhoto. It is a must for all Mac users.

Tutor: Anton Petre 526 6021

Card making (Windows 10)

Wednesday 12.00 – 2.00 Aug 22nd 1 week $5

Get ready for Christmas and learn how to make gift and greeting cards using Microsoft Word. Personalise your cards with photos and clip art. Tutor: Maureen Hutton 528 0630

Card making (Mac & ipad)

Wednesday 12.00 – 2.00 Aug 29th 1 week $5

Get ready for Christmas and learn how to make gift and greeting cards using Pages. Personalise your cards with photos and clip art.

Tutor: Clive Dyson 03 929 8002

Cloud computing

Wednesdays 2.30 – 4.30 Aug 1, 8th 2 weeks $10

A discussion about the usefulness (and worries) of cloud computing. We’ll look at the range of services available but will concentrate on Google Drive. You will need a Gmail account to participate in this second part.

Tutor: Sandra Price 528 6325

DIY Funerals

Tuesdays 12.00 – 2.00 Aug 14, 21st 2 weeks $10

This course is designed to give people options for the way they say goodbye to loved ones, whether they use a funeral director or do it themselves. The course will take people through the process of arranging a send off, including all the legal requirements and the forms that need to be filled in.

Tutor: Clive Dyson 03 929 8002


Thursdays 9.30 – 11.30 Aug 2, 9th 2 weeks $10

This course will give an overview of Facebook for beginners. It will also focus on getting more out of this popular social media site for those who already use it. We will demystify the terminology; explain the different ways of communicating via Facebook and how to control settings. Please advise if you’ll be using Facebook on your Laptop (notebook) or iPad or Android tablet or phone when you enroll. The systems are slightly different. If you need help setting up a Facebook account please contact the tutor before the course starts.

Tutor: Annie Coster 03 5403301

GIMP 1Photo Editing with free software

Wednesdays 2.30 -4.30 Aug 15, 22, 29 Sept 5th 4 weeks $20

This software is free, it has many functions and can do a lot more than edit photos. This course covers the fundamentals of Photo Editing, including text, selection tools, using layers and much more.

Tutor: Peter Hallett 03 528 5144

Gmail for iPad users

Fridays 9.30 -11.30 Aug 24, 31st 2 weeks $10

Finding your way around the features of this free email service provided by Google.

Tutor: Sandra Price 528 6325

Google Slides

Wednesdays 2.30 – 4.30 Sept 12, 19th 2 weeks $10

Making a presentation using Google Slides. This software works the same as Powerpoint but it is free! We’ll look at setting up a basic presentation, adding text and pictures. In the second session you’ll create a short presentation and share tips/problems with fellow students. 2 weeks

Tutor: Sandra Price 528 6325

International travel and the use of new technology

Tuesday 2.30 – 4.30 August 21st 1 week $5

The use of new technology (websites and apps on laptop and smartphone) for planning, booking and actual travel will be presented. The areas covered will be transportation (air, railways, rental cars, buses, ferries, boats, taxis, Uber), accommodation (e.g. via airbnb,, trip advisor, local agents), sightseeing, communication, navigation, travel documents, payments, etc. Technology and general tips are based on experience gained from several 4 to 5 months international trips; one of those will be used to guide us through the presentation (including photos and maps).

Tutor: Bernhard Nobis 03 929 8101

IPad – Stage 1

Mondays 2.30 – 4.30 Aug 13, 20, 27, Sept 3rd 4 weeks $20

An introductory course for those new to the iPad. Learn how to use the touch screen with various finger gestures. Set up and use the Contacts andxMail apps. Learn how to use the keyboard and how to download apps from the app store. Please bring your own iPad. 4 weeks

Tutor: Colin Hooker 528 8240

IPad – Stage 2

Mondays 2.30 – 4.30pm Sept 10, 17th, 24th 3 weeks $15

Continuing to understand the iPad, searching the web, backing up, down loading books, taking, editing and storing photos, Siri, map, messages and new apps to try. Please bring your own iPad.

Tutor: Peter Beaumont 021 298 3387

Photobook making

Thursday 9.30 – 11.30 July 26th

This is a continuation of the course started in term 2

Tutor: Margaret Harris 528 8537

Windows 10 – Beginners

Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.30am July 25, Aug 1,8th Aug 22, 29, Sep 5th

3 weeks $15

This course is for those who have a Windows 10 operating system. Learn to find your way around this new system and how to use the different Apps that come with your computer. Not suitable for those new to computing

Tutor: Mary Dowell 528 8600