In 1938, two newspapers serving the Wairarapa district on the North Island of New Zealand, the Wairarapa Daily Times and the Wairarapa Age merged and moved into this Art Deco building in Masterton. The newspaper is still there but in December last year, the Times-Age reported that local developer Dave Borman had bought the building planning to return it to its 'former glory'. The Wairarapa Times-Age will remain as the anchor tenant.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at email@example.com if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.