Creator Series: Dan Ahwa on Viva’s unique place in NZ media

Dan Ahwa is the creative director at Viva magazine, the NZ Herald’s fashion, beauty, food and wellbeing publication. The title has been running since 1998 and stands out among other newspaper-inserted magazines for how well-crafted and curated it is, with its own distinct aesthetic and values. In this episode, Dan talks to Duncan about surviving the pandemic cutbacks last year to launch a new glossy quarterly publication, holding space for lifestyle content within a predominantly news-focused organisation and being a Samoan New Zealander working within fashion and mainstream media.


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