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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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Frisbee Federation at Clubs' Day

Although the weather wasn’t so great, MUFF still pulled off a successful club's day. With plenty of advertising in the form of our newly commissioned wristbands and a place to throw around a disc we recruited new members. The club is looking forward on running social events and joining tournaments this year.
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MUA Malaysian Club - Clubs' Day

Thanks to the grant from Round 1, we had the opportunity to promote our club which allows us to achieve one of our aims during Club’s Day. We also gave out some Malaysian candies sponsored by one of our members and the results were amazing. Through this event, we got a decent number of members. Also, due to the huge flag that is put up on our booth, it was able to attract a number of new Malaysian students who became club members. We can not express how much we appreciate the success of grant application that enable us to assist the club by getting more members, and also sharing the Malaysian culture to the Massey community. 
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MACS - Clubs' Day Sem1 2017

The previous round of grants provided us the incentive and means to create a fun and enticing table at the Massey Albany Clubs' Day on Wednesday the 1st of March. It was a successful event (despite the rain) that helped MACS in creating an impacting and sustainable club. 

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eSports Club - Virtual Reality

For the first two weeks of semester, we hired a virtual reality set up and students tried the HTC-VR and were so impressed by the gaming technology, that  the club is going to look at purchasing our own equipment.The eSports booth at clubs' day was busy and we are looking forward to a great semester. 

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The Golden Promise Exposed as Prosperity Portal for Graduands

At last we have an explanation for the dubious 2014 decision to erect a great big golden chook wing in the courtyard between Quads A and B.

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Orientation Sem 1 2017 Video

What a fantastic Oweek - enjoy our recap!

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Newsletter published

We've just published our latest newsletter. Click here to read it (and past editions!)

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AMESS Toga Party

A much anticipated event.........

White sheets, wreaths and sandals were the students' wardrobe of the night as AMESS hosted its annual toga party. With an enormous turnout of 300 people, it was the biggest toga party the club has ever hosted. Students could live it up with their friends, relish their complimentary drink and enjoy the beats the DJ was playing. It was a night to remember and looking forward to other events the club is going to host.

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AMESS- Oweek Disorientation & Clubs' Day

disorientationAMESS started of the year with a bang! Starting with the annual AMESS ‘Disorientation’, we invited the new engineering and food technology students to the Engineering Campus, where they were given a hearty welcome by the committee, lecturers and other senior students. After all the formalities were done, AMESS took the new students to Long Bay Regional Park, so they could mingle with their peers and enjoy the food and drinks we provided.

AMESS decided to spice things up during club’s day by running a VR simulator on its booth. Students could experience the new and developing part of the gaming industry by playing games such as Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Archery and many more. The club also had other activities such as a paper throwing competition and 3D printed objects.

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AMESS - Procrastineering

Once again, the AMESS annual Procrastineering event was a huge success, with a huge turn out from every year group.  Thanks to the ASA grants, we were able to enjoy the day with plenty of food, music and most importantly, Bubble Soccer!!!! The club is looking forward to hosting lots more events like this, which will help boost inter-year socialisation and student life.

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Newsletter - Orientation Special

Our latest newsletter will tell you everything you need to know for Orientation and the return to study. 

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Muslim Prayer Rooms on Campus

The Male Muslim Prayer Room on the Oteha Rohe Campus is being relocated from Building 117.03 to Building 52.09, effective 27th February.

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MACS visit TV3

The previous round of grants provided the incentive and means for us to host a series of successful events including a tour of TV3 and a training lunch for MACS 2017's Executive Committee. Both events were successful in creating an impacting and sustainable club. Make MACS the club you join this year!

MACS members at the TV3 tour:

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Tabletop Club - Lots of new boardgames for all to play

Thanks to our startup grant we were able to purchase what is absolutely necessary for any board games club: Board Games! We purchased about 20 different games of all levels, from family classics such as Apples to Apples and Hanabi to the long strategy of A Game of Thrones. Thanks to these, we always have plenty to choose from, and games to suit all tastes. We also purchased some small essentials such as dice, playing cards and plenty of re-sealable bags to keep track of parts and pieces – perfect for complex board games! With all of these, we’re set to make 2017 a great year for board-gamers. New members are always welcome, so come along to one of our sessions and make some uni friends that could be friends for life!

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NZUSA have been working with Studylink

NZUSA have recently met with Studylink and have sent us the following information:

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Albany's Lecturer of the Year 2016

ASA is proud to announce that Dr Frederick Lam has been voted "Lecturer of the Year" for 2016.

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ASA's Lecturer of the Year 2017

The students' choice awards for the best of the best lecturers on the Albany campus was held on Friday 17th November. 

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