A Local Youth Led Project for Hawke's Bay

Working alongside our community leaders and change makers with a passionate group of teens  providing an opportunity to lead their own project sharing their viewpoints and stories on issues important to them through this publication .

Our goal through this partnership is to also support the important work that local leaders are doing and through digital media the 'Zine Team "are able to  document, elevate, and celebrate their contributions showing up with their voices, their perspectives, and care in their schools and community — and beyond.

Our vision is to provide opportunities through creative  vocational pathways, plus encourage our Youth to be active members in our communities.
The team may be interested in digital media, or just sharing ideas and being part of a conversation around design and planning of the Zine. 
All equipment is provided for each student to use, Cameras, laptops, Drone, software.

( We are grateful to the ongoing support of Napier and Hastings Creative Communities.) 

If you are aged 14-20 and keen to be involved get in touch .
We are looking for team members interested in graphic design, photography, illustration and art, written word, poetry, film, post production, or maybe you want to contribute your ideas and viewpoints to help provide direction and content for the zine.Foto iwi will provide all the gear - you bring your enthusiasm!

JOIN THE ZINE TEAM

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"Foto iwi ‘Zine is an ambitious project and a first for Hawke's Bay"

If you are aged 14-20 and keen to be involved get in touch !
We are looking for team members interested in graphic design, photography, illustration and art, written word, poetry, film, post production, or maybe you want to contribute your ideas and viewpoints to help provide direction and content for the zine.
Foto iwi will provide all the gear - you bring your enthusiasm!

How will all this come together ?
Here's a brief timeline.

Form the ZINE TEAM 
Weekly meetings as a group to plan and execute, reporting back between meetings, working to a finished print date.
Meetings will be around planning the content, creating the content,  design and final printing, circulation and distribution across Hawke's Bay. 

Estimated timeline 6-8 weeks. You will need to be able to commit to getting to each meeting (1 hour each week)

HOW CAN I BE INVOLVED ?
You can message on IG or complete the form below, we will be in touch with a first meeting time.

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SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship opportunities from like minded businesses supporting youth and community are welcome and invited. This would involve front cover promotion and / or advertorial coverage inside the Zine.

Publication Date : Spring Edition, September
Circulation ; 5,000 copies Napier and Hastings community spaces, libraries, cafes.

The Zine will be printed on eco friendly green paper and inks and also available on line with sponsorship of your business as a supporter featured.

Get in touch to discuss options - Shayne 021 813 877 or email

What is a ZINE ?

pronounced "zeen"

ZINE (n):

A zine is a self-published, non-commercial print-work that is typically produced in small, limited batches.  Zines are created and bound in many DIY ways, but traditionally editions are easily reproduced—often by crafting an original “master flat,” and then photocopying, folding, and stapling the pages into simple pamphlets.  Zines may also be sewn, taped, glued—or even exist in unbound and other non-folio formats.  The main rule is that there are no rules!

People who create zines [“zinesters”] are likely to be more motivated by self-expression and artistic passion than they are by profit: zines are usually inexpensive and sometimes distributed for free or in trade for other zines, goods, and services.  The history of zines is vast and fascinating: read more about it here.

Zines can touch on a variety of topics from music and art, to politics, sexuality, humor and personal memoir.  Their content may be written, drawn, printed, collaged, or any other form of combining words and imagery—a zine’s structure may be narrative, journalistic, comic-like, or completely abstract.

Why zines matter:

Culturally and historically, zines have served as a powerful outlet for content considered to be too niche, risqué, or outside of the mainstream, in terms of more traditional/commercial forms of publication. A zine can be produced with the simplest of tools, and easily distributed low-to-the ground, outside capitalistic or potentially oppressive systems: amongst friends; in local gathering places or homes; at fests designed to celebrate them!

Zines provide a safe, independent platform of expression for underrepresented and marginalized voices: Black, Indigenous & People of Color, young people, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ(+) community, persecuted religious groups, and people with limited economic resources.

Essentially, zines can be a little hard to define—but that’s what makes them great: they’re a glorious mash-up of art, letters, story and emotion; just like the brains, hands and hearts of those who produce them. Their small, simple format belies their unique ability to speak creatively [and loudly] for even the softest voices. (And ain’t that worth celebrating.)

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