In preparation for building works to commence for Massey's innovation complex on Albany campus, there have been some changes to car parking. The car park in front of the Atrium building that used to be reserved for car pool has been closed.
On 29th September, we had 40 attendees including high school students from North Shore schools and Food Technology Students from Massey University attending the “Food Product Development Evening”. We had the winners of 2017, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Championship to showcase their project on portable soup including problem identification, idea generation to product formulation and design. The event was followed by the discussion and tasting of the new products you have provided us and a few other activities. We would like to thank ASA for the Round 7 grant approval, Wonder Room for the space, and the lecturers and students who supported us. In addition, we would like to thank sponsors Tip Top (Fonterra), Goodman Fielder, Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing, Hubbard’s and Dad’s Pies who contributed MUAFTS with new-to-market food samples for the event. This event has generated an appreciation for product development in food technology among students, as well as opening networking and information-gathering opportunities for high school students interesting in studying the degree, and current Food Technology students.
Our last grant was used on the beach trip which went on brilliantly. We collaborated with the Malaysian club and had an exceptional time out in sunny weather; playing games, having a barbeque and even swimming in the sea. Since exams had just finished at the time, this was a perfect opportunity to relax and take their minds off the stress that they had just been through. We had outdoor sports such as football and baseball accompanied with an amazing barbeque, followed by swimming. Great weather and fun people meant we had a fantastic day that will go down in club history.
After multiple leagues and trainings, the club was finally ready in competing in the NZUUC. The Albany squad competed alongside its Palmerston North and Wellington counterparts and entered two teams this year. It was a great to see that the sport is expanding in all campuses and everyone is continuing to improve. Despite the windy conditions and the mud pools we were playing in, everyone gave their best effort and committed to winning. Amazing team. Good spirit. Sick Ultimate.
The dance club wrapped up a successful first year with a BBQ held at Long Bay Regional Park. This event was arranged as an appreciation and recognition event for the committee and club members who have worked together to get the club up and running. The BBQ ran from 2.30pm and finished at around 7pm. Everyone barbecued and ate snacks together, and then later played card games. Members spent an afternoon in laughter. The dance club is really grateful towards ASA for approving a grant to support this opportunity to get everybody together.
This was definitely a great afternoon to remember, the committee and the club members both having a great afternoon exchanging deep conversations reminiscing days in Malaysia and also expressing their interest in the Malaysia culture to non club member guests. The ‘Rumah Terbuka(open house)” event was definitely a success as all of our members were satisfied with the food given at the same receiving lots of positive feedback on the event. We feel the need to emphasise our appreciation towards ASA for not only the grant approval but also for all the help given. It would be impossible for us to develop the growth of our club without all this assistance. It really creates the bridge by allowing us to organize more exciting events by being able to provide food and drinks to organize a better events throughout the year and also the following years.