MANUAL is Aotearoa, New Zealand’s premier skateboard culture magazine.

MANUAL features inspirational articles and profiles about skateboarders and skateboarding, music, and art from across Aotearoa, New Zealand and around the world.

Since 1997 MANUAL has been a bible for those obsessed with skateboarding culture in New Zealand. For over 25 years, it has presented local and international talent at a global standard.

MANUAL is the backbone of our industry, serving up inspiration, creating opportunity, and acting as a proving ground for talent — be they skaters, musicians, artists, designers, creatives or entrepreneurs.


Cover Price

NZ $14.90


MANUAL is published twice a year — in April and November.

Distribution and subscriptions

Thousands of copies are distributed throughout New Zealand and are available at selected retailers, skate schools and events. MANUAL is also available at discerning outlets internationally.

We ship magazines, subscriptions, back issues and apparel directly to customers worldwide via