Smart Newtown was started in October 2002 to provide free internet and computer training to people who may not have access to computers or the internet.
Back then we were a joint pilot project between Wellington City Council and the 'Wellington Region 2020 Communications Trust'. Today Smart Newtown is a project of the 'Newtown Community and Cultural Centre' and is funded by Wellington City Council.
Our friendly staff are all IT professionals with a wide range of computing backgrounds and experience.
In addition to providing access to computers and the internet we provide a help-desk service where you can bring your computer and internet issues - and we'll see if we can solve these for and with you. Examples of the kinds of problems people need support with are : Trouble traGot computer or Internet issues? Perhaps you’re having trouble transferring files from a USB stick? Can’t figure out how to log into Facebook!? Want to make sure your computer has no viruses? Want some support to search for jobs online? Smart Newtown is here for one-on-one support. Come and see the friendly and knowledgeable team anytime during general opening hours!
We also run three introductory training courses designed to provide community members with the fundamentals of computing, the internet and a basic understanding of the Microsoft Office suite such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
We also hold workshops on topics such as: How to write a CV, how to stay safe on the internet and how to use the google drive suite. We'd love to hear what courses you would find helpful - just get in touch.