NZ Haiku Showcase

Welcome to this showcase for all things haiku in New Zealand. The pages here will interest both locals and those visiting from overseas. Read, share, and enjoy.

History of Haiku in New Zealand: A legacy document detailing a timeline of haiku in Aotearoa.

Index of New Zealand Poets: Poems by, and short bio notes of, New Zealand’s best haiku writers. All poems are copyright of the individual poets and may not be used without permission. See each page for poet contact details.

Katikati Haiku Pathway: History and development of the first and largest collection of haiku ‘stones’ outside Japan. Plus results of the biennial Katikati Haiku Contest.

Learning to Write Haiku: A free, pdf booklet by Katherine Raine, including lesson plans and exemplar haiku.

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Haiku Gatherings:
Haiku Festival Aotearoa 2008 (Christchurch)
Haiku Pacific Rim 2009 (Terrigal, NSW, Australia)
Katikati Haiku Pathway 10th birthday 2010
Haiku Festival Aotearoa 2012 (Tauranga)
Haiku North America 2013 (Long Beach, California, USA)