Queen's Service Medal for New Zealand haiku poet

June 2, 2008

The Australian Haiku Society (HaikuOz) warmly congratulates Catherine Mair of Katikati, New Zealand.

The NZ Queen's Birthday Honours list (which precedes the Australian list by a week) includes a Queen's Service Medal (QSM) for Catherine "for services to poetry and the community".

To find out more, visit Haiku News edited by Sandra Simpson on the New Zealand Poetry Society web-site June 2008.

This is a landmark for haiku in English in the southern hemisphere.

Beverley George
Australian Haiku Society