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Orientation Events – Week 2

March 4th

Speight’s Trivia Night

Mt. St. Bar from 7pm (Team registrations at the bar) – Free entry, R18
Mt St Bar plays host to the first of many trivia nights for 2008. Prizes for both quiz-smarts and best team name (traditionally pretty rude names win this one, which goes to demonstrate the level of humour prevalent within this academic institution, y’all). Teams should contain approximately four people and any number of mythological creatures. Go on, you know you wanna show off your mad trivia skills – there’s free entry and great prizes. Plus it’s only a Tuesday, so it’s not like you’ve got anywhere else to be.

Back to School Party

The Establishment with Beta Omega Chi Fraternity
Come along in your school uniform – the fraternity will be holding initiation ceremonies for new pledges. Last year Miss Drag Wellington dressed up six of the pledges as hostesses for the evening…

March 5th

Speight’s Double Decker Bus Pub Crawl

Mt. St. Bar from 3pm – Tickets from VUWSA – Strictly R18
Starting at Mt St Bar at three in the afternoon, the Speights crew and their gnarly British double-decker bus travel round the favourite student bars of Wellington (including two big feeds and plenty of specials and giveaways). There will be a pool comp at the Bristol, a sports quiz at the Sports Café and the ever-popular rhyming slang competition at The Dog & Bone. This was one of the funniest nights of Re-Orientation ‘07 so get a ticket early (it is strictly limited to 60 people).

March 6th

The New Zealand Comedy Night

VUW Student Union Hall Doors at 7.30pm – Student $10/Non-Student $20
Featuring Cori Gonzalez-Maceur, Mrs Peacock, Stephen Wrigley & Jeremy Elwood
Catch four of New Zealand’s brightest comedians in one night of responsible mayhem:
Jeremy Elwood will be bringing his particular brand of political comedy – In 2000 he toured East Timor, performing for United Nations peacekeepers stationed in the region; he later toured New Zealand with the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).

Wellingtonian Steve Wrigley engages audiences in manic storytelling, assembling characters and gags in improvised narratives as he bounds and bursts across the stage.

Cori Gonzales Macuer is described as “dry, sharp and dangerously clever”, the star of Eagle vs Shark, The Insiders’ Guide to Happiness and his own show, I Love David Hasselhoff.

Completing the line-up is comedy rock and roll duo Mrs Peacock, who specialise in love songs and offensive filth. These 4 very different comedians will be spewing mirth from all points of the comedy compass.

March 7th

Slippery When Wet Slide

Noon onwards, on the Hunter Lawn – Free
Come along to slip, slide, and make a messy wet fool of thyself between lectures…

Combined Sorority Beach Foam Party and Fraternity Neon Party

In the evening @ The Big Kumara
One room of neon, one room of foam – but a $10 ticket to one party and you will automatically gain access to the other party too. Prizes for best mermaid impersonation and best lifeguard rescue.

March 9th

Hang Over Hangi

12 noon at Te Herenga Waka Marea
After a hard Orientation Week partying it up to the x-treme it’s always nice to sit back, take off yo’ shoes and listen to some dub and reggae, dig down on some kapai kai and let the hangover slowly wash away. This year we have Rainbow Country and Homefire Burning performing after you’ve chowed down on a massive hangi.
The Hang Over Hangi will be the perfect way to get the feel for Vic Uni, the marae is a community based marae that was opened in 1986 and has links to all iwi on campus. Everyone’s welcome, and I’ll be there fo’ shure.
Door sales only, $5 a pop, and you get a free can of V on entry. Starts 12 noon at Te Herenga Waka Marea on Kelburn Parade.

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