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Home and Building, Volume 37 Number 6 (1975)

And now the Future

And now the Future

Such are the inherent difficulties of publishing in New Zealand that only a relatively small handful of magazines have lived to celebrate a fortieth anniversary. Those that have, have inevitably seen many changes with major peaks and dips in their progress. And, having been around for so long, they have all stood in danger of being taken for granted.

Home and Building has fully echoed these factors - with 1976 our fortieth anniversary New Zealanders can now reflect on the anniversary that nearly wasn't.

1975 must surely represented a major trough in publishing in this country. But from it Home and Building emerges stronger on several counts
  • — many organisations, suppliers and individuals have recognised that without adequate support no magazine is safe from the economic chill.
  • — the magazine remains still published by the family of its founder; people sympathetic to the cause of architecture and building and devoted to advancing design in New Zealand.
  • — the new publishers are new in a corporate sense only; the editorship, policy, design and quality will continue unchanged with the general developments of 1975 being pursued.
  • — the publishers and the New Zealand Institute of Architects are strongly united in their determination to pursue the goal for which the magazine was established — the promotion of architecture and building in this country.

Against this general background concentration on two publications serving 2 distinct areas of the New Zealand economy will ensure coverage in far greater depth. Our aim is a pair of strong magazines, each the undoubted leader in its field, with a quality right up to world standards.

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