Kirikiriroa Hamilton Zinefest (kHz) is a Waikato-based creative festival for self-publishers of comics, poetry, collage, fan-art, photo essays (and more) to showcase, celebrate and share their work with you!

Hamilton City Libraries offered a selection of zine inspired workshops and creative opportunities leading up to the annual Zinefest Market at Central Library on 10 June. Check out the photos below, and see how you can continue to celebrate Zine culture year round!

Missed out on the Zinefest Market, or just can't get enough of locally-made zines?

From the week of Zinefest we will host the Dream Machine, an interactive art piece created by Hannah Wynn of Tauranga ZineFest (with funding from Ministry for Culture and Heritage), and painted by local artist Craig McClure.

The Dream Machine dispenses zines, booklets, and sticker packs made by creators around the motu (prices will vary). See it in the video above, starring Brooke Baker and shot by One Man Crew, and come and check it out in person in Auaha Creatorspace until May 2024!

Discover our Zine Collection

A zine folio made of brown card lying open on a table, with a range of zines filed inside. Another closed folio is lying nearly, with an illustration of a camera and the text He Hiini Zines Collection on the cover.


Want a throwback to the previous years' Zinesfests? Explore our Zine Collection - He Hiini.

Zines are grouped into themed folios, including highlights from Kirikiriroa Hamilton Zinefest 2021 and 2022.

Browse the zine folios on Level 2 of Central Library (next to the Adult Graphic Novels), or you can borrow a whole folio (containing 10-40 zines) for 28 days!

More about our Zine Collection.