About Hamilton SeniorNet

The idea of creating centres or clubs where seniors could learn computer skills was born out of a study in “Communicating with the Elderly” by Dr Mary Furlong at the University of San Fransisco in 1986.

Telecom introduced the idea to New Zealand, opening the first club in 1992. A steering group was set up in March 1997 which was the initiative of the members of the Riverside Probus Club.  This led to Hamilton SeniorNet setting up a training centre in Tawa Street, Melville in May 1997 with classes starting in July 1997.

It was originally called SeniorNet (Hamilton East) incorporated.  The name was changed on 28 July 1998.  Hamilton SeniorNet is an incorporated society with charitable status.

We do liaise with sister clubs under the umbrella of the Federation of New Zealand SeniorNet Societies Inc.


Executive Committee

Margie Hamilton – Chairperson  

Glen O’Leary – Treasurer 

Jenny O’Donnell – Secretary

Gaye Wicks 

June Scott