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News relating to ASA and clubs

Update from the Investment club on the use of grant funds

We have provided a delicious Pizza lunch for our members at a club meeting in May, with our guest, Gavin Busch, who is a Financial Planner. The food added to our meeting and created an environment for questions and answers with Gavin, after the meeting concluded. Gift vouchers have been purchased from the grant funds. They will be awarded to particularly successful students with special achievements in the OMF c-trader competition, such as “most consecutive profitable trades”. The Prize-Giving takes place at our first meeting in semester 2. The screen wipes have contributed to a cleaner and more comfortable environment in the Trading Room.Thank you for supporting us in our endeavours as a Club.

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Update from the Rock Climbing Club

Through the continued support of CSCG, the Massey University Rock Climbing Club (MUARCC) has been extremely successful in providing a fun, social and energetic weekly climbing experience to the students of Massey University throughout semester one. Over this period we have seen many of our member’s progress in leaps and bounds, from noobies through to two of our members recently passing their lead licence exams. We owe this success to our tight knit group of passionate student climbs who are always more than eager to head to the gym or outdoors to teach their comrades the ropes.



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Frisbee Club compete in Kohi autumn league

Thanks to the grant given by the ASA, MUFF was able compete in the Kohi Autumn League. Joining the league gave the club members the well needed experience required to take their skills to the next level. The club enjoyed competing in this league and we are looking forward to participate in upcoming leagues/tournaments.


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MUA Malaysian Club - Get-together Study Group

Thanks to the R4 grant, the Get-together Study Group ended up as a success.  As a club, we felt the need to interact with the club members and support each other in study, through sharing own particular study regimen. Apart from that, thanks to the grant we were able to provide savory snacks to ward off hunger pangs while studying and enticed people to join us. There were 10 club members who studying different courses attended this event. All the club members including a senior student who had graduated presented in time. We brought own lecture notes and notebook. In the first ½ hour, each of us had a chance to voice our confusion, issues or problems that we were having with the study materials. We took turn ‘presenting’ the problems and all the members had contributed own suggestions and ideas to address the issues/problems. The rest of the time we reviewed our own notes. Senior student had provided us unique insights and some techniques to attempt exam questions. All the club members were committed to help and encourage each other. As we were working together, it made learning much more fulfilling and enjoyable. Lastly, we are really grateful towards ASA for approving this grant application for round 4. It created the bridge to give and receive motivation and support from the group members.


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MACS study groups and end of semester lunch

Students studying the same subjects were able to exchange notes and study tips and 2nd/3rd year students were able to give advice to 1st year students. It was a very successful event with the members who attended feeling that it was very helpful and showing interest in MACS holding more study groups in the future. MACS also held an end of semester lunch at The Ferguson Bar with pizza and snacks provided so they could talk to the members who had attended events this semester and ask them what they enjoyed and wanted to see more of. The event was very successful with the majority of MACS members attending and contributing ideas for what they would like to see from MACS in the future. These were both successful events are helping MACS in creating an impacting and sustainable club. 

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Things are busy at MUA Yoga Lounge

MUA Yoga lounge hold a weekly session every Wednesday from 12.30 to 1.30pm. They practice yoga, meditation or host a speaker who gives balanced healthy lifestyle advice. After the session, they share a nutritious homemade vegetarian lunch. This sharing of food not only nourishes the body, but gives students time to form friendships and community thus helping reduce stress and promote a healthy mind.  In March, the club held a lifestyle management seminar, “Success fever”. Over 30 students attended, many of them new to Yoga Lounge. They are planning to cater for 50 students next time. The club have more recently held popular events leading up to and including study week, these included yoga and stress less meditation sessions all followed by lunch.


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MUA Student Life club retreat AMPED

The grant contributing to the cost of 9 of our members attending the weekend retreat AMPED with the wider Auckland campuses enabled the club to have a successful event. We had whole lot of fun and have seen greater weekly meetings attendees and participation. The general feedback from the members was they wish it was a longer time away. We are now looking forward to the conference coming up this mid-year break.

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Politics club meet-ups and guest speakers

Club Meetings: We held two club meetings from the end of April to May, which were each attended by about 20 students and a few support staff. These meetings provided the opportunity to discuss local and world politics,  and to reflect on the speakers from previous events, Chloe Swarbrick, Green Party candidate and Amnesty International, and to get suggestions for potential speakers and future events, all over food of course!

Amnesty International: On the 4th of May Margaret Taylor from Amnesty International talked to us about human rights violations in New Zealand and abroad. She shared what Amnesty stands for/does, her journey into being a human rights activist and some issues that have struck her during her work. Twenty students engaged in discussion about human rights abuses around the world from Saudi Arabia to Russia to Rwanda. Issues in NZ such as the poverty line debate were also touched on. We thank Margaret again for her time. It was a very interesting and thought-provoking event. 

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Yoga Lounge at Spirituality Week

MUA Yoga Lounge had a table in the student hub area on Tuesday 9th May, during Spirituality Week and served free vegetarian healthy curry, rice and salad to over 100 students. They also handed out flyers to students when they got their meal promoting a free meditation seminar the following day and signed up many to their weekly e-mail list.

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Cricket Club grateful for new equipment

The cricket club is enjoying their new equipment purchased with the support of a club startup grant.  We now having playing equipment and protective equipment and  we invite all  members for a hit at the nets in the Recreation Centre from 4:30 – 5:30pm on any Friday (currently till the 3rd of June). 


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MUARCC climbing weekly at Panmure

With the continued support of CSCG grant committee, the Massey University Albany Rock Climbing Club is once again heading out on our weekly climbs to the Extreme Edge rock wall in Panmure. Securing the latest grants has allowed us to dramatically discount entry for our members. The jab to the wallet is now at the point where a night of fun and exertion is on par with a pint of Guinness in the pub. We hope to see even more happy new faces as the semester progresses!


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Student Investment Club off to a good start

Thank you for accepting our previous grant. With that money, we purchased our club apparel and publicly display our shirts at our weekly meetings. The remaining shirts are planned to be used with Facebook and attendance competitions which are to be implemented next semester. The movie night however was not very successful having poor attendance. We trace the issue to timing and lateness of the event. Members having to drive back to university at the end of the day only for a movie was not an effective time consideration therefore in future we would not consider doing movie nights. The vouchers have been well enjoyed, promoted the club and increased attendance as planned. We hope through future grants that we could continue those to help maintain our club numbers. 


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Malaysian Club's Welcome Party

Thanks to the grant from round 2, the welcome party for the Malaysian club ended up as a success. As a club, we felt the need to interact with the club members and encourage old members to help support new members to smoothly integrate into Massey University’s student life, through sharing their experiences. Furthermore, thanks to the grant we were able to provide catering of various Malaysian snacks to allow members of other nationalities to try Malaysian cuisine and to bring back memories of Malaysian food for the Malaysian members. We also did a brief introduction of ourselves to allow everyone to get to know one other. Additionally, we played games such personality bingo, Pictionary and a Q&A. As cliché as it sounds, the games we played successfully acted as a catalyst in breaking the ice. As the club committee members, we had the chance to interact and deepen the relationships between us and the club members; which we personally think is essential in getting the members to be more engaged and committed to the club. Lastly, we are really grateful towards ASA for approving this grant application for round 2. It created the bridge to allow us to organize more exciting events in the future by having more committed members. 


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MUA Cricket Club is back!!

Fantastic news.  We have an active cricket club once again. The cricket club have secured grant funding to hire the cricket lanes in the Recreation Centre and the club has a steadily growing attendance.  Practising at the nets is a great build up for when the cricket season begins next season, not to mention great fun! 


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AMESS Easter Event

AMESS hosted an Easter Eggstravaganza with a 3-day long chocolate egg hunt that had the students running, crawling and climbing around the nooks and crannies of the AV campus. With photo clues that helped them guide where to go and what to do, students enjoyed a bit of friendly competition with each other in their hunt to have the biggest chocolate egg stash. 


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Frisbee Federation hit the beach

After a successful beach event, last semester, MUFF decided to host the event again this year. The club celebrated the start of the semester at Long Bay Regional Park with plenty of food and drinks but most importantly good ultimate. We are looking forward to a wonderful club year with many ultimate events coming up.


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Japanese Club off to a good start in 2017

Thanks to the committee for awarding us a grant, the Japanese Club had a successful clubs day! We were able to create a fun Japanese game called “Fukuwarai” that enabled the executives to promote the club in an enjoyable way. We had many new members join the Japanese club which was more than we had imagined. The members are active as they regularly come to our bi-weekly meetings and participate in the activities we plan for them.

We wish to continue to create more fun activities that become great memories for the members. Here are some pictures from the Japanese club during the ice-breaker meeting and study group.


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MACS meet and greet and The Edge tour

The previous round of grants provided us the incentive and means to hold a meet and greet for new members of MACS at the beginning of the semester. It was a successful turnout, with free pizza and drinks for all who attended. With the previous round of grants, MACS was also able to take 10 club members to a tour of The Edge radio station studios. The members thoroughly enjoyed the tour and even got to meet Jay-Jay, Dom and Randall, the hosts of The Edge’s breakfast show. These were both successful events that helped MACS in creating an impacting and sustainable club. 

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Movie Club is back and active in 2017

What a beautiful start to the year for Movie Club! With many new members, and even more returning, we have a bigger club than ever!

For the first Movie Club event for the year, we went to see Beauty and the Beast. For a first event, everything went smoothly, no-one got lost, and everyone appeared to have a great time!

We had around 60 members attend and enjoy the movie. While this is a smaller event than what we have seen in the past, we are hoping for a large number to attend our next movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, due to the high amount of interest expressed on our group Facebook page.

With an experienced executive committee on board, we have many ideas of how to improve our club over the year, and create an even higher level of engagement than we already have.

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Rape Awareness Week - NZ Police Sexual Assault Media Release

Police hope a series of videos they have developed about reporting sexual assault will help victims to come forward.

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