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Garden City Christchurch
Garden City Christchurch Garden City Christchurch 
SeniorNet Mac is an Incorporated Society, founded in Christchurch New Zealand in December 2000. It is a community based organisation and its aims are to provide a means whereby mature people can assist other mature people to make full use of their
 Macintosh Computers  Macintosh Computers  &  Apple devices  Apple Devices .

Allan Rutherford
  Allan Rutherford
It was founded by Allan Rutherford, a former President of the   Apple Icon Apple Users Group in Christchurch. He became a founding member of SeniorNet Mac Incorporated. Gathering around him an enthusiastic group of like-minded people and receiving funding from a number of businesses and grant schemes, Allan steered the fledgling Society from a membership of 37 in early 2001 to 600+ by 2016.

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Allan Rutherford - Civic Award
Allan Rutherford - Civic Award
In 2010 Allan received a Civic Award for services to Adult Education and Computer Literacy for his work with SeniorNet Mac.

Many of the people who supported the newly founded SeniorNet Mac have been awarded Life Memberships for their long-term commitment and service to the Society. These are:
Allan Rutherford, Brian Henderson, Tom Mitchell, Shirley Schmidli. Barbara Blowes, Ian Hoskin, Austin Hadler, Gerry Constable, Win Waterhouse, Margaret Hatton, Derek Brown, Robin Harrington and Bill Turner.

Over the last 19 years the Society has provided an essential service for older people to keep abreast of the phenomenal progress of Apple technology, which left many confused and bewildered.

Murray Wood
Murray Wood
In the early years, its Learning Centre was in the old School buildings in Cranmer Square, but the 2011 earthquake, in which the Patron, Murray Wood, died, rendered the building uninhabitable. For a time, SeniorNet Mac moved to The Christchurch Women’s Club building but is now housed at
Location  41 Essex Street, Christchurch
Throughout all the changes, dedicated volunteers have helped hundreds of people learn about and enjoy using their
  eMacs  eMacs  iMacs  iMacs     Macbooks  Macbooks  iPads  iPads  iPhones  iPhones  iPods   iPods   Apple TVs   Apple TVs  & Apple Watches  Apple Watches

Sponsered By COGS  Rata Foundation Lottery Grants Board

Associated With Associated with Federation of SeniorNets

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