We are the alumni association for past JET Programme participants now living in the Wellington region. We meet every month on the first Thursday from 17:30 to around 19:00 at the Japan Information and Cultural Centre, Embassy of Japan. Past JETs are welcome to attend these meetings. Get in touch via the form below if you wish to attend, to register for our mailing list, or to find out more about what we do and upcoming events.
Maintaining and promoting connections between Japan and New Zealand
In June, JETAA New Zealand chapters elected a new country representative as the previous representative, Ms. Raewyn MacGregor, finished her tenure in the position. We want to thank Raewyn for her tireless work to promote New Zealand’s JETAA chapters and to represent them abroad in Australia and Tokyo. Raewyn will continue to be involved in[…]
On the 9th and 10th of June, the 33 new Wellington JETs for 2017 came to the Embassy of Japan for their pre-departure orientation and training sessions. JETAA was asked to organise workshops about living and working in Japan, as well as sitting on a Q&A panel to answer the soon-to-be JETs’ questions about the[…]
As part of our renewed communication efforts, and to make it as easy as possible to keep up with what JETAA Wellington is doing, we’ve expanded our social media presence! You can now find us on the following networks: Our Facebook Group: JETAA Wellington Here is where members can share and discuss what they’re up[…]
In April, JETAA Wellington’s new 2017 council conducted a survey of its members to get some feedback on our past events, how we can be more inclusive, and being more effective in communicating. As a reward, one lucky member won a $50 Origami gift voucher for some tasty Japanese food. Congrats to Karen Parr, who[…]
On the 7th of May, a dozen JETAA Wellington members (and one awesome new pre-departure JET-to-be!) came out to Te Papa and volunteered their Sunday to celebrate Children’s Day with the local community. Over 150 guests came to color and make paper koinobori flags that they could take home as a little piece of Japanese culture.[…]
On 15 March, JETAA Wellington members got together at the Kazu Yakitori Bar for the Annual General Meeting! Aside from enticing, free Japanese izakaya food, lots of important business happens at the AGM as well! In addition to discussions about chapter rules and amendments, a new executive committee for 2017 had to be nominated and voted[…]