We’ve struck silver!

EXCITEMENT – tonight I received two photos from John Z Robinson. One of a work in progress and one of the same work, completed!  It is exquisite.  John said he’d like to create a print in response to one of the other haiku I’ve sent him. This guy is amazing – talk about positive energy! … Continue reading

John Z. Robinson

    John Z. Robinson is a well-known artist and jeweller who lives and works in Dunedin. He emailed last night to tell me he hasn’t made a final decision re which haiku he’ll work with but some of them were ‘ringing bells’. And tonight I received three photos of tantalising drawings! I hope he’s … Continue reading

Roadside Attraction

Roadside Attraction is where you’ll find Alex Wilson and Hilary Rowley either in their shop or behind the scenes designing, cutting and creating  great gear  – dresses, tops, skirts, trousers, cushions ………If you’re heading northwards on a journey or just fancy having a day trip, look out for Roadside Attraction in Waikouaiti on the Main … Continue reading

Owen Bullock

                                                                                                                                       Owen Bullock’s haiku have appeared … Continue reading

Jenny Longstaff

My professional background is as a graphic designer in publishing, having previously worked as production editor for Otago University Press and as art editor with Longacre Press. I have also designed books for the Department of Conservation, Otago Heritage Press and McIndoe Publishers. I have been a volunteer hut warden at Mason Bay, Rakiura and … Continue reading

Karen Peterson Butterworth

Karen Peterson Butterworth grew up in Catlins, South Otago, and now lives and writes in Otaki. Winner of the 2001 BNZ/Katherine Mansfield Essay Competition, she has published three non-fiction and two poetry books and had stories and poems published in New Zealand and overseas journals and anthologies. She jointly edited (with Nola Borrell) the 2008 … Continue reading

Patricia Prime

Patricia is co-editor of the New Zealand haiku magazine, Kokako, reviews/interviews editor of Haibun Today, and writes reviews for Takahe, Gusts and Atlas Poetica, and for several Indian magazines.  She has interviewed poets and editors for Takahe and for the online magazines Haiku NewZ, Simply Haiku, Haibun Today, Stylus, and for print journals.  Patricia writes … Continue reading

Catherine Mair

Catherine has been instrumental in Katikati’s millennium project, the Haiku Pathway, envisaging the pathway as a place where people could relax and enjoy the haiku verse carved into boulders along the way. Since she began writing in the late 1980s she has been anthologised and published widely. She enjoys her many grandchildren and finds much … Continue reading

Elaine Riddell

Elaine Riddell lives in Hamilton, close to the centre of the city and near the riverbank walkways. She has retired from teaching, but continues to take on a small amount of contract work. She is a mother, a grandmother and a caregiver to her husband who has Alzheimer’s. Elaine enjoys writing haiku, tanka and other … Continue reading

André Surridge

André Surridge – Poet and playwright, born Hull, England in 1951, immigrated to New Zealand in 1972. Over twenty stage plays performed including “Zugzwang” which won the Shell Playwrights Award (NZ) 1984. Other awards for playwriting include the Lantern Theatre Trust Award (UK) 1987 & the Minolta Playwriting Award (NZ) 1995. Play scripts and licences … Continue reading