July 22, 2014

Entries open for 2014 Katikati Haiku Contest

Entries are now open for the 2014 Katikati Haiku Contest. The senior section (18 & over) offers cash prizes, thanks to the generosity of Kings Seeds - $NZ100 for first, $NZ50 for second and $NZ25 for third. Proceeds to the Katikati Haiku Pathway project. Further details are provided below.

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July 20, 2014

New Secretary Australian Haiku Society

The committee of the Haiku Society of Australia (HaikuOz) would like to thank Greg Piko, who is stepping down from the role of Secretary of the Society after nearly four years of invaluable service and support. We wish him well in his future endeavours.

Congratulations and welcome to Rodney Williams who, I am delighted to announce, has accepted the position of Secretary Australian Haiku Society.

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NZPS International Poetry Competition

NZPS International Poetry Competition: Haiku Section 2014

Congratulations to the winner Vanessa Proctor (Sydney, Australia), followed by Katherine Raine (Milton, NZ), Laurel Astle (Sawtell, NSW, Australia), Lynn Tara Austin (Christchurch, NZ) and Charline Pocock (Eketahuna, NZ).

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July 19, 2014

Red Dragonflies winter meeting 2014

The Red Dragonflies, with the inclusion of guest, Bill Tibben, held their winter meeting on Saturday 19th July at Vanessa Proctor’s home. With the smells of freshly baked bread and buttermilk cake with passionfruit icing wafting about us, we workshopped our pre-set exercises which had presented the usual challenge, i.e. to compose original haiku on topics including a night in the country, a winter plant, and International Friendship Day.

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July 07, 2014

Lorin Ford's 'a wattle seedpod' now a free e-book

Lorin Ford has made her book of haiku, 'a wattle seedpod' (PostPressed, 2008) available to all as a free pdf download from the The Haiku Foundation Digital Library. As well as 109 haiku, 'a wattle seedpod' has a cover by Ron Moss and a foreword by John Bird, founder of HaikuOz.


'a wattle seedpod' won first prize in the 2009 HSA Mildred Kanterman Merit Book Awards, the first book by an Australian author to be awarded that honour.


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