Friday, June 5, 2009

Playdate - New Zealand's first culture magazine?

Long before Black, Pavement, Planet or Cha Cha existed, New Zealand's first music, art, fashion, lifestyle magazine was Playdate. Published by a company called Union Investments between 1960 and 1972 Playdate was "aimed at teens to twenty-sixers." The magazine was probably New Zealand's answer the to the NME or Nova Magazine. Popular music, film, and the fashions of the day were mixed with cutting edge art features. The mag also featured NZ's first popular chart, the Playdate chart, which predated the Rianz Chart.

The two copies in the image above are currently for sale on Trade Me here . The top bid at the time of writing was $5.50 ...