Wairoa Star Centenary September 2021

Wairoa Star first edition
The first edition of the Wairoa Star, September 1921

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.”

Wairoa Star front pager 2021
Front page of the Wairoa Star 100 centenary edition.