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News relating to ASA and clubs

Garden Club to hold cooking workshop

The Garden Club will soon be hosting a Traditional Umu Cooking Workshop.

According to 2015 Garden Club president Richard Donovan, the workshop would be run with Senior Advisor Pasifika, Ben Taufau, and would use the taro grown in the garden.

“I just felt that it would kind of be a good opportunity for others to learn how to do it, especially since a lot of the members of the Community Garden are actually international students and I’m sure they’d definitely be interested in learning about the Island culture and traditional cooking, especially because it’s very similar to hangi and it’s a good way to bridge the cultures.”

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2014 Clubs Prizegiving

The annual clubs prize giving was held on the evening of Monday October 20th...

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MAFF Football Tournament

(MAFF President, Naser, pictured with finalists Unitec and Auckland University teams)

This was the first Futsal Inter-University Tournament that Massey University has run after the discontinuation of the Inter-University League in 2009. 

Unitec managed to win first place after beating YMCA 6 1 in the Semi-Final and Auckland University by 4 to 1 in the Final. 

The Massey University team did well in the group stages by beating both YMCA teams but lost the semi-final game to Auckland by 3 to 1 and to YMCA B by 6 to 4 in the 3rd/4th placement game. Overall, it was a very successful day and we hope to have MIT and AUT on board in the future. 

Final placements were as follows:

  1. Unitec
  2. Auckland University
  3. Massey University
  4. YMCA B
  5. YMCA A
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MACS Speaker Event

Picture: Chris Broadbent (left) has an informal discussion with students about Fairfax media

The Massey Association of Communication Students was thrilled to have speaker Chris Broadbent from Fairfax media for a student talk at Ferguson bar on Wednesday2nd August. This Speaker Event concluded MACS’ Speaker Series for 2014, which hosted four industry professionals at Massey, educating students on the ‘real world of Communications’. Chris Broadbent holds a position in Fairfax Media as an Employment Relation Manager, giving the students insight about how to fit into a big organisation such as Fairfax media. Students enjoyed finger food, non-alcoholic beverages, and employment tips and tricks. Chris spoke casually to the group, answering questions and discussing how to apply for jobs and internships, how to stand out, and what NOT to do when applying for jobs. 

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Snow Club - Turoa Trip 8th-10th August

Are these guys getting any work done???? They seem to be at the mountain at every opportunity.  

If you haven't skied before, watch out for their up and coming Snow Planet trip aimed at getting you newbies on the slopes.  

In the meanwhile, click the photo, to read all about this trip. 

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August Update from the Rugby Club

 Click the photo to read their full report. 

 Rugby Club Photo

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Snow Club - Snow Ball Weekend Report

Another successful snow club trip.  Read all about it and wish you'd been there.

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BSG Go Innovate Finals

The Business Student Group (BSG) runs the GO, Innovate competition every year. GO Innovate is a competition which aims to find the best entrepreneurial students with innovative ideas. These innovative ideas or products fill a genuine gap or opportunity and allows students to unleash the entrepreneur from within. Contestants submitted their innovative ideas in a report and then defended their ideas in an in-depth presentation. From this three finalists idea were chosen; Juergen Kolb, Ryan Stillwill and the team of Sam Kerse and Aden Cooper.

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MUFF - Brass Monkey Tournament

Rotorua Brass Monkey 2014 was a two day Ultimate Frisbee tournament comprising of a 1 day indoor tournament and on the second day an outdoor Hat tournament.The indoor tournament was a great social event, where the Massey Albany team really out performed themselves, although we were left without a victory. There were many comments throughout the day about how we were coming together as a team and beginning to show some real talent. With particular standout Andrew Drain being awarded player of the tournament.


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Clubs Day Slideshow

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MUASC (Snow Club) Mardi Gras Trip

Not a lot of snow around, but it doesn't look as if it stopped fun from being had!! Lots more trips in the pipeline.  

Full report available here.

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Massey Academic Discussions Club

Aiden Hatley is establishing this new club.  If you're keen to join in to a weekly discussion group, get in touch with him at [email protected]

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Massey Albany Rock Climbing Club Report

Check out what you're missing by not belonging to the Rock Climbing Club.

Read their first semester report here.

 Massey Rock Climbing Club Group Photo

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Massey Albany Movie Club - Noah

Recently the Massey Albany Movie Club went to watch Noah, a dramatic and epic interpretation of the bible tale Noah's Ark.

Click here to read their report!

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Massey University Theatre Society - Bitsas Performance

From the 19th to the 21st of March, the Massey University Theatre Society (MUTS) held performances of the two winning plays from last year's Bitsas competition. The ASA staff went along on opening night to check it out...

"Between the Cracks", written by Kate Davis, was a gritty tale about the friendship between a young Auckland sex-worker and a woman carrying out her community service. "Lines of Literature", written by Georgina Forrester, was a more introspective look at a book club where the women instead drink heavily and regret their own life choices, wishing they were the characters in the books.

Both plays were really well written and acted and it was obvious a lot of time was spent on sound/lighting/wardrobe too. The settings of the two plays were very different, but they worked well as a double-bill and actually shared a lot in terms of themes - regret, dreams, reality vs image etc

We would highly recommend attending future events organised by MUTS and you can read their report of the evening here.

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AMESS Orientation 2014

AMESS were busy during Orientation - read their 2 reports on Orientation events:

Rodeo Bull

Traffic Light Party

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Movie Club Event Reports

You're missing out if you're not part of this club - here are their two latest reports:

Orientation Outdoor Movie

300: Rise of an Empire

Orientation event

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Welcome back from the Garden Club

Welcome back students

2013 was a great year for the "Garden Club", and this year we will focus on building on our strengths and improving on our weaknesses.

This Wednesday the 26th is Clubs Day, and I am asking for volunteers to help man our stall between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. Clubs Day is a very important day as it exposes new students to the club, and historically this has been our number one source of new members. Let me know if you can help out, even if you can only spare an hour or so - any help will be appreciated.

Regular Garden Fun Days will be resuming shortly, once we have all settled down with our new timetables.

Unrelated to clubs day, there is also an opportunity to earn some money for the Club, by manning a Zero Waste station at an event run by the Auckland Council : The Cape Town to Cairo Event in Browns Bay on the 8th of March. The volunteers will need to be available from 10am until 4pm. Each station we operate will earn the Club $100.

If you can help with Clubs Day or the Zero Waste Event, please reply to this email or my own [email protected].

On a final note, I am experimenting with a new newsletter/email client, so you may notice a new and changing format over the next few weeks.

Massey University Community Garden
Our website address is:

Our facebook address is:

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Massey University Theatre Society (MUTS) presents: A Mask Workshop

Stephanie Campbell (MFA Acting/Directing, University of Arizona) is an international Mask Methods specialist. An actress, stage director and improvisational comedy artist, she is also a theater professor at Montana State University. She has researched uses and application of mask work worldwide and will offer a workshop introducing participants to the process of Character Creation.

The workshop is free to Massey Students and Staff.

Places are limited. Register your interest by emailing Dr. Rand Hazou - [email protected]

Wednesday 26th March 2014, 2 - 5pm in the Rec Centre Studio, Albany.

Professor Stephanie Campbell (Montana State University)

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