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Teslers’ Time Out It is cold and flu season, so keep well and keep warm! Stock up on wool and merino clothing, waterproof shoes and scarves - then head out to some of these events because Wellington doesn’t stop just because of a cool breeze ;-)

Victoria events

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Wellington events

Sports Programme 2012 Wed 9 May - 150 Love Poems This is not on campus, but features some Victoria-grown poets such as Harry Rickets and Bill Manhire. Snuggle up on Meow’s couches with a hot drink and hear the poets read their works. Books will be available for purchase. Wed 9 May, 6pm, Meow Cafe, 9 Edwards St, Wellington. Free entry.

Wed 9 May - Fairtrade Forum and Free Dessert! VicIDS and Fairtrade Wellington join forces to bring you this forum, featuring talks by Fairtrade coffee and business owners. Learn more about Fairtrade during Oxfam’s official Fairtrade fortnight, mix, mingle and nibble! Wed 9 May, 5.30 - 7.30pm, Memorial Theatre, Student Union Building. Free!

The sports programme is kicking off next Friday 11 May, 3 - 4pm! Kieran will once again be holding fortnightly sports session on the Boyd Wilson Field or indoors. Vote for your favourite sport on the VicTeslers facebook page, and remember to RSVP!

Hurricanes vs. Blues Game Thank you to all those students who RSVPed on time for this event! The weather isn’t looking great, so bring plenty of warm layers. We are also holding a Rugby 101 session from 2-3pm tomorrow - see our facebook page and your emails for more details! And please RSVP.

A Note on RSVPs A lot of events lately have required an RSVP. This is so we know how many tickets to book, how many people to expect, how much food to prepare etc. It is VERY important that you RSVP on time, or we will simply think no one wants to come! Just a quick email will suffice.

Vic Careers Expo - Volunteers Wanted I recommend you all check out the Vic Careers expo on 17 May, 11am - 2pm. You may not be planning a career in NZ, but it is a great chance to interact with professionals and sign up to learn about more opportunities throughout the year! They also require some student volunteers to help run the fair: Outgoing students with an interest in career opportunities who have a professional attitude and are comfortable engaging with employers and students. You must be totally reliable –this is one of the university’s most important events and we must be able to depend on you.

Fri 4 May - Meet Kiwi Comedian Ryhs Darby! Best known for his role on The Flight of the Conchords, Rhys Darby is now a household name and feature on 2 degrees mobile ads. He is launching his new book, ‘Which Way to the Spaceship’. Don’t miss your chance to meet the Kiwi comedic hero and purchase a copy of his book to be personally signed Fri 4 May, 12.30 - 1pm, Whitcoulls, 226 Lambton Quay

Fri 11 - Sun 13 May - The Food Show 2012 The Food Show is where you will find the best food, drink and kitchen equipment from New Zealand and around the world all gathered in one delicious event. Rock up and enjoy what’s on offer from hundreds of exhibitor stands, find out more from the friendly staff and buy whatever takes your fancy at special show-only prices. Fri & Sat: 10am - 6pm, Sun 10am 5pm, Westpac Stadium. $15 - $25, book through foodshow.co.nz

Wellington Cable Chase Have you played this game yet? A bit like snake, steer the Cable Car through Wellington as more carriages are added! Win instant local deals and vouchers!

wellycablechase.com

Contact Louise Taylor on 463-5393 or email louise.taylor@vuw.ac.nz asap

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