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Approaching the end of her study, Pākehā publishing student Madison Hamill reflects on her place in an industry that has been described as a ‘white castle’.

My name is Maddy. I’m 24 years old. I belong to a class of 17 female and one male, mostly Pākehā, publishing students in the only accredited publishing course in New Zealand. One day we will run the industry, we joke – we’ll be tycoons like Miranda...

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Rose Lu always wanted a sibling. Nine years and four months after she was born, a baby brother arrived. A personal essay from Rose Lu’s debut book, All Who Live on Islands.

You were born on a Sunday. I woke up in the bedroom I shared with Mum and Dad, and found that they were gone. This wasn’t unusual; I was accustomed to being left alone occasionally while they negotiated work and study.

I got...

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Forever the beloved babies of subcultures from science-fiction to punk, zines are the ultimate DIY publications. All you need to make one is paper and something to draw with. 

As a nod to the annual Wellington Zinefest and zines in general, Te-Whanganui-a-Tara born writer and publisher Nina Mingya Powles tells the story of how she got into zinemaking through the medium itself.

 

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