Haiku Festival Aotearoa: June 2012, an update

The organisers of the June 15-17 Haiku Festival Aotearoa in Tauranga, New Zealand would like to remind those planning to attend that registration for delegates intending to live in at the venue close at the end of this month.

A programme change has also been made – workshop tutor Tony Beyer has had to withdraw but his place has been taken by Beverley George, editor of Eucalypt, who will take a workshop on tanka. The programme also includes 2 master classes (for all participants) by Jim Kacian, an award-winning US poet and owner of Red Moon press.

Full information about the festival is available at the website,

Tauranga is a 25-minute flight southeast of Auckland, or a 2 hour 30 minute drive from Auckland airport. Flights from Australia also land at Hamilton (1 hour and 30 minutes by road) and Rotorua (1 hour 15 minutes by road). Shuttle buses also run between all the airports and Tauranga.