Cloudcatchers Ginko No. 69

DATE: Tuesday 23 May 2023 (autumn)
PLACE: Pop Denison Park, Ballina NSW

It was a perfect autumn day for the Cloudcatchers’ sixty-ninth ginko. The venue was Pop Denison Park, recently revamped, at Shaw’s Bay, Ballina. The new amenities include numerous structures for kiddies’ exploration, and there were many little ones there, with their adults, enjoying the thrill of adventure, while their minders revelled in the warmth of autumn sun. Not a cloud in the sky, as we explored pathways through the littoral forest.

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Autumn Ginko Paperbark (WA)

May 2023

We had a bit of a hiccough to start the autumn ginko at Elizabeth quay in the Boorloo (Perth CBD) on the banks of the Derbal Yirrigan (Swan River), as the café we intended to meet in was not open until 11.30am, but our meeting time was 10am. Fortunately, Barry Sanbrook had scouted around and found a second café. Our wonky start did not blight our meeting, as we had ten attendees, including two new members, who found their way to us after a workshop they had been intending to attend was cancelled. We had one of the best meetings in terms of attendance and are thrilled to welcome newcomers.

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Haiku @ The Oaks

Thursday 11 May 2023

A monthly lunch @ The Oaks is one of those bright spots in our calendars. Once a month we bond in friendship and haiku, wondering where our agenda-less meeting might lead us. On Thursday, five of us greeted around the table—Kathy Kituai, Hazel Hall, Gregory Piko, Marietta McGregor, and Jan Dobb. We missed Glenys Ferguson, who is out of town.

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Results of the 2022 John Bird Dreaming Award for Haiku

Dear Members,

I am delighted to be able to announce the winners of the 2022 John Bird Dreaming Award for Haiku. The response to the competition was fantastic once again, and I would like to extend a huge thanks to all poets for contributing their poems.

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2023 New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition

The 2023 New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition is open for four categories:
• Open Adult (18+ years)
• Open Haiku (18+ years)
• Open Junior (17 years and younger)
• Haiku Junior (17 years and younger)
The competition closes on May 31st, 2023, at midnight New Zealand time.

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