SeniorNet Hawke's Bay - New Zealand
SeniorNet Hawke's Bay - New Zealand


Our Aims

SeniorNet is a non-profit organisation of computer-using adults, aged 55 and older. SeniorNet's mission is to provide older adults education for, and access to, computer technology to enhance their lives and to enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.


In the USA, SeniorNet grew out of a research project funded by the Markle Foundation in 1986 to determine if computers and telecommunications could enhance the lives of older adults.

SeniorNet began in New Zealand with the opening of the first Learning Centre in Wellington in 1992.

Since then our organisation has grown to many thousands of members, with over 100 Learning Centres now spread throughout New Zealand.



SeniorNet members learn and teach others to use computers and communications technologies to accomplish a variety of tasks. They learn to desktop publish anything from a newsletter to an autobiography, manage personal and financial records, communicate with others across the country and the world, and serve their communities. Members share a desire to continue learning and a willingness to contribute their knowledge to others.


SeniorNet is funded by membership dues, course fees, and the generous sponsorship of many companies and foundations.

Our Courses & Workshops

At SeniorNet Hawke's Bay we are pleased to offer a wide variety of courses for beginners, including introductions to computers, the internet, Skype, word processing, desktop publishing, graphics editing, burning CDs and using digital cameras.

Learning Centre: Mary Doyle Complex, Karamena Drive, Havelock North § Phone: (06) 877 2157 § Email:
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