1994

1994

To mark the Year of the Family, we announce our ‘God’s Heart Breaks’ strategy – designed to put Grapevine into many more cities.

For the third year in a row, Grapevine wins a small pile of Qantas Media Awards. And we do our bit to raise the quality of parenting in NZ with more BIG piles of magazines: 'WHEN YOU’RE LABELLED DISABLED' … 'PARENT-WARS: EASY WAYS TO LOSE TOUCH WITH YOUR KIDS' … 'INFERTILITY' … 'NAG, NAG, NAG (AND OTHER GREAT WAYS TO COMMUNICATE)'.

The Editor gets passionate in UPDATE. Again! “On a recent wet Wednesday I had to attend an awfully sad funeral. An attractive 15-year-old girl, a friend of my daughter’s, had tried to say something or prove something by attempting suicide. Try as they might, Middlemore couldn’t save her – she’d taken too many pills – and, tragically, she died only three days later. Standing by her graveside I felt stunned and sickened. What a waste of such a young life! And what a shocking reminder to every parent: don’t postpone loving and laughing with your kids … grab the opportunities while you can … and never ever take them for granted!”

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