1998

1998

Grapevine deliveries start in Dunedin and in Tauranga – and many thousands of homes get the magazine for the first time in history: 'MANHOOD: MORE THAN JUST A HAIRY CHEST' … 'DESPERATELY SEEKING GRANDMA' … 'CELEBRATION IN THE BEDROOM'.

The Editor turns 50 (please don’t tell anyone) and decides it’s time to get off the financial ‘roller-coaster’. Management staff begin making major changes, getting Grapevine ready for the new millennium:
  • we wind up our delivery arrangement with Warehouse mailers (and say THANKS to Stephen Tindall)
  • we wind down our volunteer delivery network (and say THANKS to thousands of faithful carriers and supervisors)
  • we turn Grapevine into a quarterly magazine (and say THANKS to everyone who replied to our survey)
  • we introduce STREET SPONSORSHIP – our strategy for the future!

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