Welcome to the Home Computer Club (Tga) Inc.  website.

How To Find Us

HCC Meetings are held at the Tauranga Arts & Crafts Centre,  located at 177 Elizabeth Street (the west end, not the central city end) on the corner of Route P and opposite the Legion of Frontiersmen's Hall.  The entrance is at the back and we meet  from 9.30am - 12.30pm on the last Sunday of each month, except for December when most members are enjoying their Christmas break. Visitors are very welcome to check us out! Parking is available to the front and side of the building.

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           Our 2018 Meetings

        These are available in the Members Area


 How to View and Control Your Private Online Data


 Nine Good PC Habits You Should Have


 Windows 10 News +  Five Time-Saving Windows 10 Productivity Tweaks


 Hard Drive Crash


Organize Your Files More Efficiently


 Q & A session


 Making regular Backups


 HDD vs SSD (click to read)


 Windows 10 updates


 Faded Photos Exercise


 How to Use Calculations in Microsoft Word

 What's New on

190730 - Home page, About and Members Area Presentation Notes updated, Quick Tips added to Menu (eMail and Smartphone), About now includes access to earlier monthly Newsletters for visitors.

181125 Home page and Members Area Presentation Notes updated

180411: The 2017 Annual General Meeting Financials and Presidents Report added to Members Area.

180130: Home page updated: Meetings details added to Members Area, Monthly Presentation Notes,  Minor changes to: About page.


Like to know what we do at our meetings? The usual format is outlined below in the What happens at the meetings section section below.

You can see our list of presentations & discussion subjects for our members and visitors over the last two years in the tables below. The underlined blue links are available for visitors to read. Previous years meeting presentations are available in the About tab above.


Our current fees for club membership are: 

Annual Membership Subscriptions

Discount for members over  60 $ 5.00
Child/Student $10.00
Adult $20.00
Family $30.00
Discount for members over  60 $ 5.00
Child/Student $10.00
Adult $20.00
Family $30.00

Please note that the family membership rate of $30.00 is the maximum payable, as we endeavour to make our club affordable to people of all ages and circumstances. 

Monthly Door Charges

Members Non-Members
$0.00 $3.00

These non-member monthly door charges are to cover the costs of venue hire and refreshments such as tea, coffee and biscuits.   


Our 2019 Meetings

These are available in the Members Area


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 Windows Office Security Update, scammed!

 Windows 10 updates: June 11 Patch Tuesday

 Windows 10 Version 1903 update:



 Top Ten Ways to Protect Yourself Against Phishing Attacks


 May 2019 Cyber Threats

 Cyber Security


 Controlling ad-like notifications in Win10

 Find which Windows version are you using


 The browser-war's front lines, February 2019

 Japan has its Y2K moment 


 Microsoft starts pushing Win10 1809 update. Again.

 Win10 1809 "improvements"

 Preparing for the Windows 7 winter

 Would you pay to rent Windows?


HCC  Members only area: Click here

To Sign-in to our Web Site, or to register for first time Scroll down to the bottom of this page and click Loginthen follow the instructions. You will be acknowledged and approved by the webmaster. There should be no problem using the Forget Password function now!

What happens at the meetings?

The doors open by 9.30 am and the morning starts with: a Q & A session, then at 10 am the topic of the day presentation or discussion, a tea break at 11 am which is followed by further discussion until our 12:30 pm close.

Club members are actively encouraged to bring their laptops or computers along to meetings each month. We especially recommend you do so if you need troubleshooting assistance, as it's hard to define a problem in the absence of the problematic computer.


Members and guests are all welcome to attend regardless of skill level, and to keep in mind that the reason our club works so well is from members learning new things and then wherever possible, passing on what they learn to other members.

There is a small door charge for non member visitors to cover the costs of venue hire and refreshments. Please check above for our current pricing. You will find that you are made very welcome. See the map above to help you find us.