Haiku Festival Aotearoa 2012 is a not-for-profit event.
The festival is being organised by Margaret Beverland and Sandra Simpson, both members of the Katikati Haiku Pathway Committee.
Margaret is also a member of Katikati Writers, Tauranga Writers and in September will see away her first issue as co-editor of Kokako, New Zealand’s only dedicated haiku journal.
Sandra is editor of Haiku NewZ, a monthly newsletter published on the New Zealand Poetry Society website that also features a monthly article, and resource lists of competitions, journals and useful websites. In 2011 she published her first collection of haiku, breath.
The organisers would like to acknowledge cash donations and grants made to HFA2012 by Windrift haiku group (Wellington), Small White Teapot haiku group (Christchurch), The Legacy Trust (Tauranga), Tauranga Rotary Club and the Creative Communities Scheme. Without this help, the event would not be viable. Our sincere thanks.