We launch 'PIPSQUEAKS' – a new section for kids. And pick a fight with our March edition on: 'HOMOSEXUALITY'. An angry reader spits tacks and paints graffiti all over our office wall.

We get out of the office and meet hundreds of supporters in a series of ‘Great Apple Pie Nites’. And in June we change Grapevine to a smaller size/format. (Readers thank us: it’s easier to handle in bed and on the loo!)

“The influence of your magazine on people’s thinking is immeasurable,” raves one of our fans.

But in the September UPDATE the Editor is forced to admit: “Asking for money is one of the hardest things I have to do. I’m never quite sure where to start or what to say. But … the truth is, we can’t live without you. And the next three months are going to be tougher than usual …”

However, the latest McNair Survey results cheer us no end, rating Grapevine the best-read magazine amongst Aucklanders 10 years of age and over! Yee-haa!

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