Creme (magazine)

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Categories Entertainment magazine for girls
Frequency Monthly
First issue December 1999
Final issue 25 August 2014
Company Bauer Media
Country New Zealand
Language English
Website Creme

Creme was a monthly New Zealand magazine for girls aged 10 to 18.[1] The last issue was released in August 2014.


Creme was founded in 1999 by Natalie Chandulal and then sold to Waiata Publishing in 2003.[2] The magazine was owned by the Bauer Media Group.[1] The former owner was APN Specialist Publications NZ Limited.[1][3] Bauer Media acquired it from APN in 2013.[1]

The magazine covered the latest news, celebrity interviews, fashion trends, skincare and beauty, competitions and quizzes. It also gave useful advice to young girls about body image, friend situations and health. The magazine also featured about 5 posters in each issue.

Creme ceased publication with the last issue on 25 August 2014.[1]


The editorial staff included: Sarah Sandley, CEO; Alice O'Connell, editor; Emma Clifton, assistant editor; Emma Hepburn, art director; Virginia Brown, fashion & beauty editor; and Lisa Taylor, designer.

Creme Girl Ambassadors[edit]

Since early 2008 Creme rub yearly competitions for girls who want to be the next Creme girl ambassador. The winner received her own monthly column in the magazine and her own interview.

List of Creme Girl Ambassadors:

  • 2008 - Christina Shewan
  • 2009 - Gini Letham


  1. ^ a b c d e John Drinnan (6 August 2014). "Girls' mag Creme closes after 15 years". NZ Herald. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bauer's Creme magazine folds". StopPress. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Creme magazine celebrates its 13th Birthday with sleepover". Community Scoop. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2017.