We experiment with celebrities on our covers: Princess Diana … Mother Teresa … Return of the Jedi. And we brave some controversial topics: ‘VIRGIN TERRITORY: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION?’ and ‘SUFFERING: WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE?’
5000 extra copies of our special ‘CHRIST-MASS-PRODUCED’ edition are given to motels and motorcamps around the greater Auckland region.
Colourful Grapevine T-shirts sell out overnight. (Well, not quite overnight.)
A letter from Jenny declares: “I’ve been meaning to write and tell you how unbelievably good I find your magazine …”
And untold other letters say things like: “Grapevine is so refreshing – so open hearted and open minded! I know you’re reaching friends of mine, and I appreciate that very much.”