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Magazines in the classroom – How to use, what to use

Teenagers' magazine ends up in every secondary school in New Zealand (2021)
Teenagers Angie Del Favero and Rachel Zhou created imPower, a magazine focused on raising awareness about problems such as family harm, modern slavery, and human trafficking.

Copies of their magazine have been placed in every secondary school in New Zealand, and teachers and students have been using it as a resource.

Five Ways Using Magazines in the Classroom Improves Student Performance (2016)
Short piece about five ways magazines are making a difference for student success in the classroom.

Magazines Make a Big Impact in the Classroom (Reading Rocket, 2016)
Find out how kids’ magazines can offer an abundance of high-interest content to support your curriculum and literacy instruction.

New Zealand print magazines

New Zealand National Geographic
In the format popularised by National Geographic, this version focuses on the biodiversity, geography, and culture of New Zealand. Includes topics related New Zealand's interests abroad, in Antarctica, and nearby Pacific Islands.

North & South
New Zealand monthly national current affairs magazine, specialising in long-form investigative stories and photojournalism.


Creatives flock to city's second Zinefest with curious creations, tiny art and big dreams (2021)
Highlights key aspects of the event including Freyberg High School students Fia Ryan, 15, and Ella Casey, 17 who formed the Freyberg Zine Collective. At the event, Fia and Ella hosted a stand that showcased work from multiple students in the Collective.

Taking Zines Back To Their Activist Roots With Migrant Zine Collective (2020)
Find out how a local zine community helped a a small group of people with migrant backgrounds share their experiences and what it means to be a person of colour living in Aotearoa New Zealand today.

Paper Cuts: A Zine on Zinemaking in Aotearoa & Asia (2019)
In this article in The Pantograph Punch, Nina Mingya Powles explores her love of the artform in a zine about zines.

Zine making with Kerry Ann Lee (YouTube, 2015)
Filmed in 2014 in Nga Toi | Arts Te Papa, this video showcases Kerry's zine workshop for students from Wellington secondary schools.

Kerry showed the students some example zines and took them through a step by step process to create a zine booklet from an A3 piece of paper.

Article, online encyclopedia, the National Library

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens (Scientific America, 2013)
The article shows the relationship between reading on paper versus a computer screen and how they affect things like your memory and comprehension.

Magazines and periodicals (first published 2014; updated 2020)
An overview of magazine publishing in New Zealand from the 1840s to the 2010s on Te Ara, The Online Encyclopedia of New Zealand.

You can download a PDF of the full story.

Te Ao Hou 
Māori magazine Te Ao Hou (The New World) was published from 1952 to 1975. All 76 issues of Te Ao Hou are available free online via the National Library.

Topics covered include:

  • social and political issues from 1952 to 1975
  • people and places
  • history and events
  • farming and agriculture
  • arts and crafts
  • recipes and food
  • sports
  • legends, poems, and literature
  • obituaries.