A regular contributor to Metal Type, Graeme How, got in touch to tell me about his local newspaper, The Wairoa Star, celebrating its centenary.
Said Graham: “I started my apprenticeship there in January 1969 and retired in December 2016.”
Here Graeme tells us how production of the newspaper has changed over the years.
Graeme added: “I still do the odd day’s work there filling in.
“It’s amazing how technology has progressed from black and white to the modern era of colour graphics and photographs. To think I started with hot type and ended up operating an internet based newspaper production system.”