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Tena koe! Black Magazine is an international fashion, beauty, arts and culture magazine published from New Zealand for the people of the world. Founded by Grant Fell and Rachael Churchward in 2006, and created by teams of contributors in New Zealand, Australia, New York, London and Paris, Black is more than a magazine, it is a vision of the world expressed through the creativity of its creators and contributors across a multi-media platform - from a bi-annual printed magazine/book numbering 200 pages, a bi-annual digital magazine called BLKONBLK, to an online presence and community numbering over 300,000 followers and fans. Black is viewed as New Zealand's global fashion media authority.


We are often asked why we are called Black Magazine? In 2006 when we launched we wanted a title that represented who we are and where we come from. Black is unofficially the colour of our country.  Black is a foundation colour of fashion and very much associated with our local designers. When we launched, we lived at Muriwai on Auckland's West Coast, where the colour of the sand on the beach Our beloved cat, Oscar, is you guessed it, black, and large swathes of the music we love and listen to could best be described as black music. So that's it in a nutshell, we love Black! 


We hope you enjoy and please do take the time to visit and follow the our Facebook, InstagramVimeo and digital magazine BLKONBLK. A special thanks to Poutama Trust.


Have a sweet day, ka kite ano

Rachael and Ethan




Founders and Publishers

Grant Fell & Rachael Churchward 


Rachael Churchward & Ethan Butler

Creative, Fashion & Beauty Director

Rachael Churchward

Fashion Editor New Zealand: 

Ethan Butler

European Editor Creative Director

Paul Empson

Beauty Editor:

Annabel Barton

Australasian Editor-at-large

David K. Shields

Senior Australian Fashion Editor

Sarah Birchley

Australian Fashion Editors

Chris Lorimer

Kelvin Harries

Hair Editor New Zealand

Greg Murrell at Ryder Salon

Australian Features Editors

Chris Lorimer

Sarah Birchley

New Zealand Features Editor

David K. Shields

Film Editors

Natasha Foster & Erin Fairs

Art Director

Tom Munday




 Click the covers to view our digital magazine BLKONBLK


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Please note, our printed magazine is distributed into New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe and the UK. If you would like to view our media kit or enquire about advertising, please contact Ethan Butler (Co-Editor)


Please note Black Magazine do not accept unsolicitaed submissions. All editorial is commissioned by our teams. Please do not be offended if we do not respond to your communication

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Office Courier Auckland: 46A Wainui Avenue, Pt Chevalier, Auckland 1022, New Zealand

Office Courier Sydney: 290 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW 2037, Australia

Ph. +64 27 7514684