Downloadable Zines

How to Talk to Your Racist Uncle

A zine collaboration we ran with an anti-racist communication workshop by Fireside Collective Aotearoa in 2021.

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How to Talk to Your Racist Uncle

A zine of notes and key ideas from the workshop, with illustrations.

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Dear Racist Uncle

A zine which combines a range of creative reflections from the workshop participants.

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Addressing The Racism In The Room

A comic drawing on key themes and ideas from the workshop, showing anti-racist communications in action.

Radical Zine Series

A project which recruits local zinemakers to illustrate and redesign radical texts from The Freedom Shop zine catalogue. Find out more.

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The Fourth World War Has Begun

In 1994, Subcomandante Marcos of the Zaptistas wrote this essay arguing that neoliberal ideologies have begun violently reshaping the globe.

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Landlord Neutral 2030

Pinky Fang

Written by Jack Foster, Dylan Taylor and Murdoch Stephens. First published in Counterfutures Journal 2021.

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Burning Women

An exploration of the European Witch hunts and the rise of capitalism. Written by Lady Stardust.

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Eternal War on the Hitler Youth

Zoe Hannay

An account of the The Edelweiss Pirates, a youth resistance movement against Hitler Youth initiatives.

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Are We All New Zealanders Now?

Izzy Joy

A Māori response to the Pākehā quest for indigeneity. Written by Dr Ani Mikaere.

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Rongoā

Jamie Terekia

Written by Emily Tuhi-Ao Bailey, this text is a practical guide to the many ways native plants can support our tīnana when we aren’t well.

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Police & You

This original text from The Freedom Shop provides practical advice for people who are interacting with Police in Aotearoa.

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Dare to be a Daniel!

The story of how a revolutionary syndicalist union was built in 1910. Written by Wilf McCartney in 1942.

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The Terror of the Dawn Raids

Darcy Woods

A historical account of brutally racist government action in the 1970s. Written by Melani Anae in 2020.

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The Problem with White Saviours

Kata Brown

An account of a problematic New Zealand charity mission sailing to Tonga to provide medical aid. By Simone Kaho, published in E-Tangata.

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The Tyranny of the Clock

George Naylor

Written by George Woodcock in 1944, this text considers how the introduction of the clock embedded time as a capitalist resource.

Disability Zine Project

A project which recruits disabled creatives to make zines about their experiences of disability. Each zine is available here as a free download. Find out more.

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Ride The Wave

An illustrated zine documenting how the creator's world shifted following the onset of various conditions, and the ways she has managed since.

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This is What a Disabled Body Looks Like

Beth Hartigan

A zine combining poetry, quotes and watercolour portraits of the creator's disabled friends.

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This is Not a Happy Zine

A zine exploring the interesections of disability, chronic pain, invisible illness and neurodivergence.

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I Don't Dream of Labour

A zine which explores what it's like living with endometriosis, and how to make a workplace more accessible for people with the condition.

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Anti-Vaxxers Want
Me to Stay Home

Collaborative Zine

A collaborative zine edited by Pinky Fang which brings together illustrations, poetry, writing and comics by various disabled creatives. The zine explores how disabled and immunocompromised communities are impacted by the anti-vax, anti-mask and COVID denial movements.

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Good Treatment

Rei Denee

A zine of colourful digital collages and writing which explores the creator's experience of disability and struggle with the medical system.

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Ribs

An illustrated zine documenting what it can be like living with chronic pain.

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Wainui's Low Vision Algorithm

A zine which uses algorithmic coding to demonstrate the choices people with low vision must navigate each day.

COVEN

A collaborative zine series produced in 2021. COVEN zines combine illustrations, poetry, collage, short stories and articles around the theme of witchcraft and the coven.

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Earth

Cover illustration by Alice Fennessy.

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Water

Cover illustration by Liz Platova.

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Fire

Cover illustration by Madeline McGovern.

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Air

Cover illustration by Arden Etoile.

The Archive is Alive

In partnership with LAGANZ (Lesbian and Gay Archives New Zealand), Wellington Zinefest have run collaborative zine workshops inspired by, and using collaged materials from, New Zealand's queer archives. Find out more.

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Volume I

This volume explores the history of various queer identities.

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Volume II: Gender Woo Woo

This edition focuses specifically on transgender history in Aotearoa.

Other Zines

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Daring to Think of Something Better

A collaborative zine which combines critiques of Aotearoa's prison systems with creative submissions.

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Together, Apart

A collection of essays and artwork by Aotearoa-based migrants of colour reflecting on the experience of isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Saturn Murray

“A series of slice of life scenarios in the life of anime fan Katelyn and her friends." Issue two of the series.

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Colour Us In!

A sea life-themed colouring-in zine filled with beautiful illustrations. Also available as an A3 printable version here.

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Gender Unbound

Frankie J

A zine on growing up and exploring identity.

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Simple Plastic-Free Tips

Sam L

A short illustrated zine featuring tips for reducing plastic waste. Also available in an A3 printable version here.

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Uncivilised Immersion

A zine based on Jen's thesis on embodied, wild swimming through intertidal zones in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

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Did Witches Use Psychoactive Drugs?

An excerpt from a forthcoming book, this zine explores historical claims of psychoactive drug use by witches.

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Saturn Murray

"A collection of stories of the villainous misconduct of our hero and antagonistic protagonist, Peepo". Issue one of the series.

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Help! I've Seen a Banded Bird

Annemieke Hendriks

A field guide which explains what you can do when encountering a banded bird.

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A Field Guide to Being a Trans Woman in Aotearoa

Madeleine Ostoja

A collection of tips, insights and learnings that the writer discovered during her transition.

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Lockdown

Collaborative Zine

Created after the COVID-19 Alert Level Four lockdown in 2020, this reflects on the experiences of domestic lockdown against those incarcerated in prisons in Aotearoa.

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