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Sandra Simpson is a programmer and publicist for the Tauranga Arts Festival in Tauranga, New Zealand. She co-organised the 2012 Haiku Festival Aotearoa and in 2018 is co-editing the Fourth NZ Haiku Anthology. Sandra is the founding editor of the online Haiku NewZ (2004), has been secretary of the Katikati Haiku Pathway Committee since 2006, and South Pacific editor for the annual Red Moon Anthology since 2012. She has won several awards for her haiku and judged international competitions. Sandra published a collection of her haiku, breath, in 2012 and from the same year has had her own haiku blog, also called breath. Trained as a journalist, Sandra also has a gardening blog, writes for NZ Gardener magazine and regularly speaks to gardening groups. She grows orchids as a hobby.

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