JETAA Oceania Conference in Brisbane 2013

I attended the JETAA Oceania Conference in Brisbane last November representing JETAA Auckland. Fellow JETAA Auckland committee member Shelley Butt also attended as the country representative for New Zealand. This year’s focus was on Sister Cities and how JETAA can influence our sister city relationships. On day one a connection was made between Auckland and […]

Sad loss of an undervalued treasure

The Fukuoka Friendship Garden was installed at Auckland Zoo in 1989 in honour of the sister city relationship between the city of Fukuoka in Kyushu and the former (pre-Super City) Auckland City. It is with regret that I write about its removal, which came about at the behest of the Auckland City Council despite the […]