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!