Update

Almost two months have past since our last (and first) update! Not bad for a review expected to take about three to six months but why hold off any longer if an ‘AHA’ moment occurs?
What’s new:

  • BiograView now offers Editing and Editorial Services for migrant students and business owners in the English language – new page to follow soon! Editing includes content/developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, publishing (if applicable), and fact checking if necessary. We encourage short student stories and essays, and advertorials/commercial content for business. Also available in the Dutch language. For more info please email contact@biograview.com.
  • We have a new category on our Stories page: Student Views. Our first student story is up, and, there’s another one on the way!

Our goal is to become New Zealand’s best multicultural student magazine distributed to every school and library in New Zealand and look forward to your view and experiences of our Māori culture and identity, and young migrant and refugee stories – keeping in mind our mission emphasises positive cultural awareness of course! A great addition to your CV. Tutors/teachers: publication of your students’ stories includes your school/institution logo (conditions apply). For any inquiries and requirements please email contact@biograview.com.

  • Due to the recent changes and development, only current subscribers will be able to log in and have access to unlimited article reading, download PDFs, and read our flip books of our magazine until expiry date of subscription.
  • If you know anyone or a business who features in any of our back issues they could make great gifts too 💝
    Back issues available:
    May, featuring Zimbabwean marathon runner Mgcini Masuku; July, feat. former Rip Curl girl Dwi Ajeng; August, feat. 2009 Commonwealth Ladies South Pole Ski Expedition team member Kylie Krippner and Kaponga artist couple Roger Peters and Maree Horner; and November 2021, feat. Samoan actor Shadon Meredith, and Taranaki potter, Janeen Page; and FEB/MAR, feat. singer and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Colour) woman Deva Mahal, Welch adventurer and Guinness World Record breaker Kiko Matthews, and Eritrean now Kiwi MP Ibrahim Omer; and APR/MAY 2022, feat. Muslim Superintendent and District Commander Naila Hassan, and ceramist Teresa Peters.
    👉 There is now only one November issue left – it could be yours!
    Email contact@biograview.com to order.
  • More good news: Yes, we are now going ahead with our five Special Editions (YAY!) containing fabulous stories such as the above and a wide variety and interesting topics that embrace all ethnicities and cultures, including migrant and refugee stories, heritage, Māori culture, identity, book reviews, indigenous culture, language, conservation, environment and the outdoors, nature and animals, travel, education, cultural celebrations, seasonal events, gardening, food and recipes, wellbeing and health, sexuality, dance, fashion, music, art, theatre and film, philosophy, religion and spirituality, astrology, science and technology, architecture, and business. We hope to make these available as e-books soon. We’ll keep you posted!

DUE TO COVID AND OTHER EXTERNAL FACTORS WE HAVE HAD TO MAKE THE DECISION TO PUT BIOGRAVIEW ON HOLD AT THIS POINT AND RETHINK OUR STRATEGY.

Some of the external factors are:

  • A year to date 11% decrease of magazine sales across the board, and quarterly magazine unit sales -15% (Are Direct NZ Newsletter, May 2022). The overall movement of sales is not in our favour and we need to find a creative solution.
  • Globally the price of paper has gone up drastically and there’s a shortage of paper worldwide.
  • Individual publishers face challenges based on their paper grade, volumes, forward buying commitments, etc. Coupled with the growing concern about the “greenness” of print products (although true end-to-end assessments are much more complex than many suggest and there is a lot of “greenwashing” going on in publishing at the moment!), the net effect is:
            • A reduction in print runs and a renewed focus on supply chain waste, whilst converting overseas sales from print into digital.
            • An acceleration of the more strategic assessment of the role and dynamics of print (frequency, price, and quality) in every brand’s activity.
            • An increase in M&A [mergers and acquisitions] activity, as a number of the major publishers try to offload their print-skewed brands (Wessendenbriefing #215, May, News Review, Publishing Page 5).
  • Inflation has risen significantly around the globe (including New Zealand), starting with Covid-19 in 2020. The Ukraine invasion has affected consumers worldwide. Magazine subscriptions/purchases are not essential but more of a luxury when people find basic living expenses more and more challenging.

This means that from June 2022 onwards we will discontinue new PDF or PRINT editions of our articles until further notice. Our APR/MAY issue is the last magazine to be on sale in selected retail outlets until the end of this month.

Unfortunately for us these recent changes also mean that regrettably, we are not able to publish our Special Editions. Any orders will refunded in full.

Review on moving forward is expected to take about three to six months. Our JUN/JUL articles are scheduled to be published online on biograview.com, and will be live from the 1st of June.

Our sincere apologies to our JUN/JUL interviewees for not being able to see your stories in print. However they can be read on our stories page from the 1st of June – of course you’re welcome to share these with your contacts and/or social media.

Despite all of the above we thank you for your support and hope you’ll stay with us and see our journey through to our new version!

About BiograView

BiograView is a magazine founded on culture with the emphasis on the positive within cultural awareness. Our articles contain historical and current cultural references and are based on interviews, research, and life experience, promoting diversity and culture equality in education and the workplace.

We embrace all ethnicities and cultures, and stand for peace within humanity. We know that we can look forward to a world where transformation is possible; a world in which we can live together in peace and harmony with love and respect for one another.

Our wide variety of topics include migrant and refugee stories, heritage, Māori culture, identity, book reviews, indigenous culture, language, conservation, environment, the outdoors, nature, animals, travel, education, cultural celebrations, seasonal events, gardening, food, recipes, wellbeing and health, sexuality, dance, fashion, music, art, theatre, film, philosophy, religion and spirituality, astrology, science and technology, architecture, and business.