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Award Winning By Teens For Teens Media Outlet in Aotearoa

Youth run journalism designed to celebrate and unite people.

Create Happy Media:

Our magazine is run by rangatahi for rangatahi. The mainstream media doesn't always get our stories correct, as adults are telling them from an outside perspective. So we took back the power and started our own media outlet. We created a platform for Gen Z in Aotearoa because your voice and your stories matter.








Gen Z content. Gen Z spirit. Gen Z run.

We have 25+ journalists, poets, photographers and artists who run and create the magazine, supported by Every Body is a Treasure Trust.  We do the whole thing online with youth from Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland all the way down to Murihiku Southland. Many of us have never actually met in real life but we have become great friends creating this magazine for you.

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Note from the Editor

Kia ora readers,

Thank you for joining us for yet another edition of Create Happy Magazine.

This issue is bound to be one of our best yet, with interviews with legends like Aarthi Candadai, to articles about how to take action against climate change, to awesome recipes from our in house chef Audrey.

First, a huge thank you to all our contributors and mentor - without your mahi and dedication Create Happy would not exist. And a thank you to you! Our amazing readers and supporters. Your support in celebrating the stories of rangatahi across Aotearoa is incredible.

This edition is a celebration of our shared humanity. It's about the moments that define us, the conversations that connect us, and the care we extend to one another – that's manaakitanga in action. We are so honoured to bring you our Aroha Edition.

Create Happy is run by youth volunteers, and we don't currently make any money or have any funding for Create Happy. If you want to support Create Happy Media in our journey, we urge you to share our social media platforms and our website to anyone and everyone. If you have knowledge, connections or would be able to give financial support and would like to support Create Happy Media to grow further, please reach out to us at hello@createhappy.org.

Let’s redefine the stereotype of Aotearoa’s typical teenager. Let’s show the older generation that we deserve to be celebrated, inspired and united. Let’s create more happy.

x Holly Davies & Maddison Lynch

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Back Catalogue

Innovation Edition - June '23

Impact Edition - March '23

Grit Edition - December '22

Aroha Edition - September '22

Innovation Edition - June '22

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